A recent study of Synergy Research indicates a trend towards a possible oligopoly in the Cloud Services Providers’ Market. Data from Synergy Research reveals that Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft, IBM and Google in cloud infrastructure space account for more than half of the global market. The total market share of the ‘big four’ is about 54% of the overall cloud infrastructure market, the consolidation seems to be increasing year on year.
Imagine if you can take your “car” to downtown for having lunch and leave the vehicle to park all by itself. Imagine a blind or a disabled, an elderly or a drunk, riding the vehicle all alone without fearing an accident, or being nabbed by the police. This is the Self Driving Car or the “Smart Car” for you.
If reports are to be believed, Apple Music has touched a download figure of about 10 million users only 4 weeks after its launch. That itself is amazing if we compare with Spotify which took more than five and half years to reach to first 10 million paying customers.
“We are moving from a strategy to grow a standalone phone business to a strategy to grow and create a vibrant Windows ecosystem including our first-party device family,” Satya Nadella, CEO of Microsoft said in an email to employees. “In the near-term, we’ll run a more effective and focused phone portfolio while retaining capability for long-term reinvention in mobility.”
Social media, which were in their infancy at the beginning of the twenty-first century have evolved rapidly and today, they have become part of our daily existence. They have affected how we work and how we communicate. The power of Social Media lie in the way they allow us to build associations, relevant groups for discussions, share and collect news, stories, and other bits of information. Social media have also helped long lost friends to find one another and enabled users to form virtual communities.
At the Worldwide Developer’s Conference (WWDC), Apple showcased their new iOS 9. It’s sleeker, it’s more efficient, it’s faster and it’s more powerful than its predecessors. It has new features such as a low power mode, adding public transportation to Maps, and a News app. With Apple’s iPhones becoming more and more like Android, and its continuing second chair in the smartphone market, Apple is beginning to innovate their phones to new heights. One feature, however, wasn’t included in Tim Cook’s presentation and it wasn’t until people got their hands on the documentation that the feature was even found.
The Windows Operating System had its genesis in the Windows 1.0 Operating System released in 1985 by Microsoft. This had a “Windows-like” enhancement of look and feel over the first operating System from Microsoft, MS-DOS published during the 80s. During the latter half of the eighties, Microsoft released Windows 2.0 – 2.11 Operating System, which they dubbed as “More windows, more speed”. Those were the days of Intel 286 processor, and imagine the kind of “speed” they had – nowhere near the speed of current advanced processors.