"Security ranks at the top of the list of concerns that companies have about moving to the cloud," Scott Johnston, Google Drive's director of product management, wrote in a blog post.
For starters, it will now be possible to assign departments different files access rights, allowing for example marketing staffers to share their documents with outside parties, such as an advertising agency, while limiting engineers to collaborating on files only internally.
Cyanogen, the software maker building an Android-based operating system to take on Google, has raised a boatload of cash from some well-known sources.
Office apps like Microsoft Word will come already downloaded on some Android tablets from Dell, Samsung and other device makers. Microsoft just sharpened its software sword against Google on the search giant's own platform.
IBM is entering the tablet market -- sort of. The company plans to sell a modified Samsung Android tablet this summer with extra security capabilities, aimed at government users.
Google has unveiled a new backup storage service designed to provide enterprises and startups with a low-cost way of storing and archiving large amounts of information. The Google Cloud Storage Nearline offers enterprises an alternative to running in-house storage systems, or startups with mobile apps a way to store user data.
Closing a gap with other enterprise cloud providers, Google has created a service to facilitate communications across applications that customers build on the company's cloud platform.
The Google Cloud Pub/Sub service, made available as an open beta on Wednesday, is designed for exchanging messages across different Google cloud services and internal systems in great volume and with minimal delay.
Google has unveiled a new set of applications, online services, and industry partnerships designed to promote the use of its Android mobile operating system in the workplace.
VMware announced a partnership with Google Thursday that could go a long way toward making VMware more competitive in the public cloud market. By enabling its vCloud Air public cloud service to work with Google’s massive public cloud platform, VMware will expose its customers to Google services such as object storage, BigQuery, Cloud Datastore database and DNS platform. Google services will be integrated with vCA by mid-year, the companies said.
According to The Wall Street Journal, Microsoft is investing $70 million in Cyanogen, the startup behind Cyanogen Mod, an increasingly popular—and very open—incarnation of Google’s mobile operating system. The investment would make Microsoft a minority investor in a round of funding that puts Cyanogen’s value in the high hundreds of millions, the WSJ says.
For the past few quarters, Google's finances have been the story of same-old, same-old: Desktop search -- its biggest business -- is getting stale, but it still makes billions.
The story stayed true on Thursday when Google reported lagging revenue, as more people find what they want from their smartphones and tablets. And as competitors, including Facebook, draw more of the mobile users that advertisers are trying to court.
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