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Frederic Lardinois

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U.S. News Editor — TechCrunch
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Google’s Cloud Machine Learning service is now in public beta — Google announced a number of updates to its cloud computing services at a small event in San Francisco this morning. These updates touch Google's machine learning services, as well as its database and analytics services, and include an update to how it supports its users. The company's focus today, though, was clearly on machine learning.

Google launches third developer preview of Android Wear 2.0 but pushes final release to 2017 — Google today launched the third developer preview of Android Wear 2.0, the next major version of its operating system for smartwatches. At the same time, though, the company also today said that it will continue the preview program into early 2017.

Google combines all of its cloud services under the ‘Google Cloud’ brand — Google for Work, Google's Cloud Platform and the rest of the company's cloud-based services are getting a new name. They have now been combined under the "Google Cloud" moniker. Google's Diane Greene made the announcement at a small invite-only event in San Francisco. If you've been following along, today's news doesn't come as a total surprise.

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YouTube Increases Data API Quota 10x, Video Upload Limits 100x — YouTube today announced a significant increase to courtesy Data API limits, which regulate how many videos app developers can upload and how many read and write operations their apps can perform. YouTube's quota system previously gave developers access to 5 million units per day, but now they will have 50 million units to play with.

ProsperWorks raises $24M for its Google-centric CRM solution — ProsperWorks, a cross-platform customer relationship management (CRM) service that plugs into the Google for Work platform, today announced that it has raised a $24 million Series B funding round. The round was led by Next World Capital, an early revenue stage VC firm that specializes in helping its portfolio companies expand into European markets.

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella on how AI will transform his company — Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella took the stage at his company's massive Ignite conference. He used his time in front of the 23,000 attendees to lay out his vision for how deep learning and artificial intelligence (AI) will transform the company.

Microsoft’s Project Springfield helps developers find and squash bugs — Microsoft today announced a first preview of Project Springfield at its Ignite conference in Atlanta. The cloud-based tool aims to help developers find bugs in their applications by combining fuzz testing, an automated way of testing code by throwing semi-random input at it, with artificial intelligence tools that allow the tool to ask smarter what-if questions when it looks at potential security issues.

Microsoft makes its Edge browser safer for the enterprise — At its Ignite conference today, Microsoft announced that it is making its Edge browser more secure in enterprise environments. As Microsoft explained during a press conference ahead of the event, the so-called Windows Defender Application Guard insulates Windows 10 from untrusted browser sessions by running it in a container that is bound directly to the hardware.

Windows Server 2016 will come with commercial support for Docker Engine — Microsoft loves to talk about how we are now living in a "cloud first, mobile first" world, but in this world, there is still plenty of room left for Windows Server. Today, at its Ignite conference in Atlanta, the company announced that Windows Server 2016 will be available for purchase on October 1 and will then ship in mid-October.
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Sep 29, 2016

G Suite ads are already running on the big screens at SFO. Google isn't wasting any time.

Sep 29, 2016

@TheRomit true. Was just funny to see the parallelism of them praising both within a few days.

Sep 29, 2016

Accenture CTO is here to talk about Google Cloud. Didn't I just see their CIO at Microsoft Ignite talking Azure? Guess they love'em all.

Sep 29, 2016

I get that the cloud probably runs best when it's cold. But maybe Google could turn up the heat a bit here?

Sep 29, 2016

how long until Google renames G Suite to something better?

Sep 29, 2016

RT @TechCrunch: Google combines all of its cloud services under the 'Google Cloud' brand  by @fredericl

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