Streaming video games are here. Does anyone want to play them?

Nov 18, 2019
Google's new cloud-based video game service debuts this week.
A visitor plays a cloud game at the stand of Google Stadia during the video games trade fair Gamescom in Cologne, Germany, on Aug. 21, 2019.
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What the U.S. means when it says it wants more access to China's markets

Jun 11, 2019
Since the Tiananmen protests in 1989, China has allowed citizens more economic freedoms, which have benefited a lot of American brands, but there are still sectors they are heavily restricted in.
A sign directing customers to queue at the entrance of a Starbucks Roastery in Shanghai in early 2018, a few months after it opened.
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Google's new cloud-based gaming platform will meet gamers where they are

Mar 20, 2019
Yesterday at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco, Google unveiled a new gaming platform called “Stadia.” Instead of focusing on a local console, the platform will be cloud-based and offer instant access to play from sites like YouTube, meeting…
Google Vice President Majd Bakar speaks on-stage during the annual Game Developers Conference at Moscone Center in San Francisco, California on March 19, 2019. - Google set out to disrupt the world of video games with a Stadia platform aimed at putting its massive data center power in game maker's hands and letting people play blockbuster titles from any device they wish.
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Behind every great cloud is a whole bunch of expensive computers

Feb 7, 2019
And the business of data centers for cloud computing is only growing.
"Essentially, data centers are very sophisticated systems for moving air around to bring it as close as possible to the [computer] servers and keep them cool," says Rich Miller, the founder and editor of Data Center Frontier, a news site that covers cloud computing.
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What's Dell up to? Going public again

Jul 6, 2018
The personal computing giant will go public after 5 years as a private company.
Dell CEO Michael Dell delivers a keynote address during the 2013 Oracle Open World conference on Sept. 25, 2013 in San Francisco, California.
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After years of decline, IBM reports a revenue jump

Jan 19, 2018
A 4 percent revenue hike is not big news for many companies. But for century-plus firm IBM it’s the first in half a decade, and could signal that its focus on cloud computing is paying off. Click the audio player…

Cloud computing brings big data centers, but few jobs

Sep 23, 2016
Plus, these developments could be a boon for the green energy sector.
Google's two new computing centers are seen June 15, 2006 in The Dalles, Oregon. The centers, each the size of a football field, are located in the small Oregon town of 12,000, 80 miles east of Portland.
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