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¿Cuánto pagan en impuestos las compañías tecnológicas?

La semana pasada, la administración del presidente Donald Trump avanzó sus planes de reforma fiscal que incluye fuertes reducciones de los impuestos sobre la renta de las personas físicas y jurídicas y tiene como objetivo simplificar el código tributario. Con una tasa de impuestos del 35%  sobre los ingresos, Estados Unidos es uno de los países […]

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Amazon, Apple y Alphabet: ¿cuál empresa está más cerca de alcanzar el billón de dólares de valor?

¿Qué necesita una empresa para alcanzar una capitalización de mercado de un billón de dólares? Ante todo, una empresa necesita una enorme oportunidad de mercado en la que poder crecer. No puede ser uno de los demás, sino “el más”, de los players dominantes en el mercado. Y a raíz de una exitosa temporada de ganancias, da […]

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Google launches TensorFlow 0.8 with support for distributed model training

Google today is announcing the release of version 0.8 of its TensorFlow open-source machine learning software. The release is significant because it supports the ability to train machine learning models on more than just a single machine. TensorFlow can be used for a type of artificial intelligence called deep learning, which involves training artificial neural […]

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Google’s Voice Access app lets you control Android devices by speaking

Google today announced the beta launch of Voice Access, an app that will let people use speech recognition to control Android devices. While anyone will presumably be able to use it, it’s designed with specific groups of people in mind — specifically “people who have difficulty manipulating a touch screen due to paralysis, tremor, temporary […]

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Google expanding self-driving vehicle testing to Phoenix, Arizona

(By David Shepardson, Reuters) – Alphabet Inc is expanding its testing of self-driving cars to the Phoenix, Arizona metro area, the company said on Thursday, making it the fourth U.S. city to serve as a proving ground for the autonomous vehicles. The company’s Google unit has conducted driverless vehicle testing for six years in Mountain […]

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Acer’s Chromebase for Meetings is a $799 machine designed for video conferences

Google today announced the first Chromebase for Meetings device, from Acer. It’s a desktop computer designed exclusively for videoconferencing. It costs $799, and it’s available from Google’s partners in U.S, Canada, the UK, Ireland, and Australia. It will become available in more countries later. There have been Chromebase devices before. And two years ago Google […]

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Google releases virtual reality tour of Abbey Road Studios for Cardboard

Music fans received a special treat today when Google announced it had turned its Street View tour of Abbey Road into a virtual reality app. Android users can download the app to use with Google Cardboard, the company’s VR kit. The company says an iOS version is coming soon. Google had previously created a multi-media tour […]

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Google Cloud Platform now offers identity and access management roles for users

Google today announced at its GCP NEXT conference in San Francisco that it’s adding more enterprise-focused features to its Google Cloud Platform public cloud. Most prominently, there’s a new tool available in beta called Cloud IAM that allows big companies to make sure that certain people can only do certain things with Google cloud infrastructure. […]

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Google launches Cloud Machine Learning Platform in limited preview

Google today announced at its GCP NEXT conference in San Francisco a new service called Cloud Machine Learning in a limited preview. The tool relies on the TensorFlow machine learning library that Google open-sourced a few months ago. And it powers another new product called the Google Cloud Speech API. Google’s launch of the service […]

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Here’s Google’s real answer to Amazon Web Services

Today Google finally told the world its real strategy for competing with public cloud market leader Amazon Web Services (AWS). Google first launched the Google Compute Engine infrastructure as a service (IaaS) in 2012, but it has always been in the shadows of AWS. Google tried using major price cuts in order to gain ground […]

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Google is reportedly looking to sell robotics company Boston Dynamics

Google is reportedly looking to find a buyer for Boston Dynamics, the robot research lab that it acquired in 2013. It’s believed that executives with the parent company Alphabet are questioning Boston Dynamics’ place and whether it can generate any real revenue. According to Bloomberg, possible acquirers of Boston Dynamics include Toyota Research Institute and Amazon, two […]

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Android N’s split-screen feature is a step forward for tablets like the Pixel C

The developer preview of Android N, the upcoming version of Google’s Android mobile operating system, comes with a few new features that build on its predecessor, Android Marshmallow, right out of the box (and more new stuff will arrive in previews to follow). One highlight of this initial preview is a split-screen mode that works […]

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