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SpaceX Will Launch Dozens Of Starlink Satellites Starting In One Week

Posted in Business, Online on 9th May, 2019
by Alex Muller

The SpaceX Starlinks could save 30-50% of the latency time. This is because the speed of light is almost twice as fast in space as it is in a glass fiber.

Google Cloud Makes Pods With 1,000 TPU Chips Available In Public Beta

Posted in Business, Online on 7th May, 2019
by Alex Muller

Liquid-cooled Cloud TPU v3 pods can deliver more than 100 petaflops of computing power. Conversely, Cloud TPU v2 pods released in alpha last year can achieve 11.5 petaflops.

Google Releases AI Training Data Set With 5 Million Images And 200,000 Landmarks

Posted in Online, Software on 3rd May, 2019
by Alex Muller

In a significant step toward its goal of more sophisticated landmark-detecting computer vision models, Google open-sourced Google-Landmarks-v2, a new, larger landmark recognition corpus containing twice as many photos and seven times as many landmarks.

Google Completes Subsea Cable To Chile

Posted in Business, Featured, Hardware, Online on 25th Apr, 2019
by Alex Muller

Alphabet Inc’s Google has completed a subsea cable linking the coast of California to Chile, a key step in its plans to bolster its global cloud computing infrastructure.

Pinterest Shares Rise 28% On First Day Of Trading, Worth $13 Billion

Posted in Business, Online on 19th Apr, 2019
by Alex Muller

Pinterest’s IPO also marks the end of an era in some regards. It’s likely the last of the previous generation of social media startups to enter the public markets. Founded in 2009, it watched as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Snap all held IPOs.