Chinese tech giant Alibaba Group has released a new cloud-based solution designed to help Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 onsite staff reduce the risk of getting heatstroke during the summer in Tokyo.
Alibaba is providing broadcasting and media professionals covering the Tokyo Olympics with the Alibaba Cloud Pin, allowing those working at the International Broadcasting Centre (IBC) and Main Press Centre (MPC) to engage with each other and exchange social media contact information in a safe and interactive manner.
Australian SD-WAN provider Fusion Broadband has expanded into Equinix, which will give it a significantly larger global footprint and enable it to offer customers enhanced performance and more advanced connectivity options.
Alibaba reports that the carbon emission per order during 6.18 sales dropped by 18% compared to last year. Alibaba cites the reduction due to its increased use of clean energy and green logistics.
Amazon, Alibaba, Alphabet (Google), Facebook and eBay saw growth speed up alongside the growth in digital transformation due to the pandemic, with a UK share buying site noting "tech giants employ more people than ever and generate revenue counted in tens and hundreds of billions of dollars."
Apple has opened up a possible new revenue stream that could be as much as US$60 billion (A$77.6 billion) through its new privacy narrative, a main part of which is its ad-tracking technology that in the iOS 14.5 update, technology analyst outfit Counterpoint Research claims.
Global spending on cloud infrastructure services increased by 32% year-on-year to US$39.9 billion (A$52 billion) in the final quarter of 2020, the technology research firm Canalys says.
Regional data centre operator Leading Edge Data Centres will use Megaport to provide direct connectivity from its Newcastle data centre.
Alibaba's global research initiative has compiled its must-read forecast of the fascinating leading trends that will shape the tech industry in the year ahead.
Computer vision dominates the artificial intelligence sector in China with a 50% share of the market and the highest amount of funding in the world, with US$4.5 billion (A$5.9 billion) raised from venture capitalists between 2016 and 2018.
Alibaba Cloud is the digital technology and intelligence backbone of the Alibaba Group, and has revealed the cutting-edge tech rolled out in support of the 2020 11.11 Global Shopping Festival, which included a massive amount of greener cloud-native computing power run on hyper-scale data centres, livestreaming, live translations, 3D virtual tools, virtual sales assistants and plenty more!
Canberra-based cloud provider Vault has told the government it has serious concerns that the data and cloud sector has no regulator even though it is the country's most critical infrastructure sector as it links to all critical infrastructure sectors.
Data centre operator Equinix will set up a third International Business Exchange data centre in Perth, bringing its total data centres in Australia to 18.
India has given WhatsApp, which is owned by social media giant Facebook, permission to start a payments service in the country, with the rollout initially limited to 20 million users.
Claiming "cloud-native intelligence products accelerate customers’ digital transformation", Alibaba unveiled a series of innovative products at its 12th annual Apsara Conference.
China has added about 75 million Internet users in the 12 months to July this year, according to the China Internet Report 2020, a yearly compilation that looks at the digital world in the Middle Kingdom.
Much as it did in global shipments for the second quarter, Chinese telecommunications equipment vendor Huawei Technologies has done likewise in China, leading its home market by shipping 40.2 million units in the quarter and extending its market share to a massive 44%. There was a broad swathe of daylight between Huawei and second-placed vivo.
The defence industry lobby group Australian Strategic Policy Institute is acting to ratchet up tensions with Australia's major trading partner China and using funds it gets from the Federal Government for this purpose, more than $20 million at last count, the Australian arm of the Chinese telecommunications equipment company Huawei Technologies says in a strongly-worded blog post.
China's cloud infrastructure services market grew 66.9% in the final quarter of 2019 as total expenditure reached US$3.3 billion, the tech analyst firm Canalys said, adding that the country represented 10.8% of the global total, making it the second largest market. Cloud services were extremely useful in fighting the coronavirus outbreak.
Countries in the Asia Pacific region are showing keen interest in quantum computing and pledging significant investments, according to one analyst firm which says that the quest for quantum computing supremacy is set to gather momentum in the next few years.
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