Why Microsoft Is Ruling The Cloud, IBM Is Matching Amazon, And Google Is $15 Billion Behind

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CLOUD WARS — In a striking example of just how big the enterprise cloud has become and how rapidly it’s growing, Google Cloud Platform’s disclosure of an impressive $4-billion forward-looking annualized revenue run rate leaves GCP about $15 billion behind the parallel metrics for Cloud Wars leaders Microsoft, Amazon and IBM.

For calendar 2017, the seven biggest enterprise-cloud vendors—Microsoft, … Read more...

Google’s DeepMind teaches AI to predict death

DeepMind wants to solve the problem of patient deterioration in hospitals. The Google sister-company fed its AI the historical medical records of about 700,000 US veterans in hopes it will learn to predict changes in patient condition that, unchecked, lead to death.

The partnership between DeepMind and the Veterans Administration (VA) brings some of the top minds in artificial intelligence … Read more...

Speed freaks rejoice, because USB could get twice as fast

The port’s data speed is doubling today, but another doubling is possible. That would help when copying files and plugging in big monitors

USB’s performance is doubling right now, but you speed freaks should be pleased to hear another doubling is possible for the ubiquitous connection technology.

USB, short for Universal Serial Bus, is the wildly successful port that you … Read more...