Google Compute Engine is a cloud-computing service that has signed a deal with a reseller company called RightScale according to GigaOM. RightScale is a cloud management platform company that works with enterprises to automate routine tasks, monitor usage, and save on monthly costs. RightScale also works with other cloud computing and storage companies like Amazon, HP Cloud, Windows Azure, and RackSpace. RightScale’s products has always been working with Compute Engine, but the company will be selling Google’s cloud services to enterprises going forward. Google’s Compute Engine service competes intensely against Amazon’s Web Services.
Tonight is the Oscars and Google released a video called “Year in Film.” The video features the Best Picture nominees along with other films from 2012. The video was nearly 2 minutes long and it featured films like Argo, Django Unchained, Life of Pi, Zero Dark Thirty, and Lincoln. Check out the video below:
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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is excited about Google Glass. This past Wednesday, Zuckerberg met with Google co-founder Sergey Brin. The two are working with each other on the Breakthrough Prize for Life Sciences and they met at the University of California-San Francisco Genentech Hall during a meeting with the press about it. The two informally discussed business around the Google Glass product in the corner of the hall. After talking to the media, Zuckerberg told Brin “I can’t wait to get my own.” Brin adjusted his own pair over Zuckerberg’s head at the meeting.
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Late night TV host and comedian Conan O’Brien is usually known for poking fun at Apple products by doing bits like the iPad Mega. Recently he has decided to turn his attention to Google Glass. Earlier this week, we wrote about a video that Google posted about Google Glass. Conan O’Brien took this same video and mocked it by saying that Google is working on a new gadget called “Google Ass.” Below is the parody video from Conan’s show:
Google has announced the latest laptop in their Chromebook line of products. The Google Chromebook Pixel has a 12.85″ high-density 2560 x 1700 screen (4.3 million pixels) and 3:2 aspect ratio. The Pixel also has an Intel Core i5 processor and 1TB of free storage on Google Drive for 3 years. The screen includes a 0.55mm layer of touch-enabled Gorilla Glass, which gives you smooth interactions while preserving the picture quality that is comparable to Apple’s Retina Display. More details below:
Yesterday Pulse2 posted a video created by Google about what life is like when you use Google Glass. The company recently started to expand preorders in the form of a contest. Google is reportedly in talks with Warby Parker to make the glasses look more stylish.
When the Google Glass product is released, people will have the ability to use their glasses to get directions, record videos, and search for all kinds of information while walking around. Below is a video mash-up of footage that people have created while using Google Project Glass. It is awesome and I am excited to see the product hit the market. If you want to test out the product for yourself, you can apply here.
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Microsoft Corporation, EMC, and NetApp are working with Oracle on an appeal against an earlier decision regarding copyright and patent infringement against Google surrounding the Android mobile operating system. The three companies filed an amici curiae brief in support of appellant according to court records as reported by IT World. Amici curiae means “friends of the court” and it does not mean that parties are directly involved in a litigation, but believes they may be impacted or they have views on the matter before by the court.