Daily Archives: October 7, 2017

Apple’s head of iCloud infrastructure technology departs

Signalling Apple’s plans to reduce dependency on external Cloud services, the company’s executive Eric Billingsley, who was in charge of operating infrastructure for iCloud services, including the iCloud Drive document storage service, has left the company. Billingsley’s old team now reports to engineering vice-president Patrice Gautier, CNBC reported citing industry sources late Friday. Billingsley’s group

Yahoo’s corpse keeps festering at Verizon

Yahoo is like a zombie feasting on Verizon’s brains. Marni Walden, a top executive at the $200 billion U.S. telecom group, is leaving just a day after the internet firm she helped to acquire tripled its tally of customer accounts exposed to a 2013 hack. While the company suggests the timing is a coincidence, it’s

Microsoft Edge now comes to your smartphone

Microsoft has been trying hard to push its services on Android and iOS platforms after its disastrous exit from the smartphone arena with Windows Mobile. There are a ton of Microsoft apps such as Word, Powerpoint, Excel, Xbox, Cortana and even their own launcher for Android. However, a Microsoft web browser for both the platforms

Google vies to make even smarter phones, speakers, cameras

San Francisco: Google’s upgrades to its Pixel smartphones and other gadgets are its latest steps toward turning its digital services into your backup brain. The products the company unveiled on Wednesday are packed with artificial intelligence that Google has accumulated from those very same services. The company’s widely used search engine, Gmail, maps, Chrome web

Amazon is said to test delivery service to rival FedEx, UPS

Seattle: Amazon.com Inc. is experimenting with a new delivery service intended to make more products available for free two-day delivery and relieve overcrowding in its warehouses, according to two people familiar with the plan, which will push the online retailer deeper into functions handled by longtime partners United Parcel Service (UPS) Inc. and FedEx Corp.