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Google takes another swing at Excel with Sheets update

Google launched an updated version of its Sheets web app for spreadsheet editing, adding new capabilities that could help lure people away from Microsoft Excel.

Microsoft and Google in drive to boost Web app speed to that of native apps

 

The project, WebAssembly, aims to compile the source code for the programmatic parts of Web applications so they can be processed by the browser more quickly.

Google cloud strategy focuses on analyzing big data

Google may not have caught up to Amazon in the cloud market, but that's OK, according to a Google executive. The company is heading in a slightly different direction with cloud computing that involves helping customers analyze their data.

At Google I/O, the Internet of things gets a new OS

Google is moving deeper into the world of the IoT (Internet of Things), announcing a new operating system -- Brillo -- as well as a communications layer at its Google I/O developer conference today.

Sundar Pichai, a senior vice president at Google, took the stage at the company's annual conference to talk about updates to the Android platform, like Android Auto and Android Wear. He then turned his attention to IoT and how Google plans to help users build their own smart homes.

Google launches a service for storing big data

Google finally opens up its speedy BigTable technology for third-party use.

 

Google has introduced a service for storing large amounts of data online, potentially enabling organizations to execute big data analysis as a cloud service.

Gartner shows two-horse race in IaaS cloud: AWS and Microsoft Azure

Research firm Gartner's annual report card on the public IaaS cloud computing market shows there is one clear leader -- Amazon Web Services -- and another clear challenger, Microsoft Azure. And then there is everyone else.

Solocal Group collabore avec Google et Microsoft pour viser les TPE et PME

Solocal Group (ex-PagesJaunes) signe un accord stratégique avec Google France pour cibler les entreprises. Tout en poursuivant celui entamé avec Microsoft/Bing en 2010. A l’occasion d’une journée dédiée à l’innovation et aux investisseurs, Solocal group (PagesJaunes, Mappy, A Vendre A Louer…) viennent de signer un partenariat stratégique avec Google.

Google France a dix ans : opérations séduction auprès des start-up, des PME et des associations.

La branche française de Google lance sa première campagne institutionnelle et accentue des initiatives pro-numériques pour les entreprises et les associations.

Cela fait dix ans que Google est installé en France.

« Comme moi, la société a dû apprendre pour trouver sa place en France », déclare Nick Leeder, Directeur général de Google France (le manager d’origine australienne est en fonction depuis deux ans).

Google gives enterprise IT more control over Apps files and docs

"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 raises $80 million with help from Twitter

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.

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