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AWS and VMware announce new cloud partnership

AWS and VMware announce new cloud partnership

At a press conference held in San Francisco on Thursday, Amazon's AWS division and VMware announced a new cloud partnership, under which VMware's software-defined data center software will be brought to AWS.

The service resulting from the AWS-VMware partnership will be called 'VMware Cloud on AWS.' It will be operated and supported by VMware, and will run on purpose-built hardware in AWS's data centers. As of now, the 'VMware Cloud on AWS' service is in technical preview.

Google announces 4K version of its Chromecast streaming device

Google announces 4K version of its Chromecast streaming device

During the course of the Google Pixel launch event in San Francisco on Tuesday, Google announced a new 4K version of its hugely popular Chromecast streaming dongle. The new version of Chromecast is called 'Chromecast Ultra.'

In announcing the new Chromecast Ultra streaming device, Google also disclosed its pricing and availability details. The device will become available for purchase in 15 countries across the world in November; and will be priced at $69 in the US.

Google will reportedly announce new home router product on Oct. 4

Google will reportedly announce new home router product on Oct. 4

According to an Android Police report, tech giant Google is apparently getting ready to launch a new Wi-Fi router - likely to be dubbed 'Google Wi-Fi' - next month, at an event in San Francisco.

The new Google Wi-Fi home router product being prepared by Google will reportedly be one of the products which the bigwig tech company will announce at its multi-device release event scheduled to be held on October 4, 2016.

Airbnb announces policies to combat discrimination on its site

Airbnb announces policies to combat discrimination on its site

On Thursday, San Francisco-based short-term rental startup Airbnb releases a comprehensive 32-page report which unfolds its potentially across-the-board anti-discrimination policies. The policies underscore the most forceful actions taken by Airbnb thus far in fighting discrimination on its site.

Apple Pay expanding to three more countries this fall; web version launching Sept. 13

Apple Pay expanding to three more countries this fall; web version launching Sep

At its new iPhone launch event held in San Francisco on Wednesday, September 7, Apple announced that it is expanding the availability of its Apple Pay mobile payments platform to three more countries --- Japan, New Zealand and Russia.

In announcing that the availability of the Apple Pay platform is being expanded internationally, Apple said that the mobile payments service will be launched in the three mentioned countries "this fall."

Apple offers basic information about Sept. 7 event in promoted-only tweet

Apple offers basic information about Sept. 7 event in promoted-only tweet

Tech giant Apple posted a promoted-only tweet on Saturday, revealing some basic information about its forthcoming product launch event scheduled to be held in San Francisco on Wednesday, September 7, 2016.

The event is expected to commence shortly before Apple kicks off its keynote presentation at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium on Wednesday, at 10 a. m. Pacific, 1 p. m. Eastern.

Google launching pilot program for its own ride-sharing service in San Francisco

Google launching pilot program for its own ride-sharing service in San Francisco

In a move which indicates that Google is venturing into ride-sharing service Uber's territory, the bigwig tech company has plans underway to introduce its own ride-sharing service in San Francisco.

According to the information disclosed by an unidentified source familiar with the proceedings at Google, the ride-sharing service which the company plans to launch in San Francisco would basically give passengers the ability to join carpools at a bargain price.

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