In Turin, Google launches its second cloud region in Italy
As part of its continued investment in Europe, Google has announced the establishment of its second cloud region in Italy, which is situated in Turin. Customers in Italy and the surrounding area will have access to Google Cloud Platform (GCP) services like computation, storage, and networking once the new region becomes active in early 2023. Customers will also be able to benefit from Google’s data analytics, artificial intelligence, and machine learning solutions.
The expansion of cloud service demand in Italy and across the rest of Europe is highlighted by Google’s intention to establish a second cloud location there. Businesses will benefit from the new region’s increased flexibility and scalability, which will make it easier for them to grow their operations and attract new clients.
Additionally, it will help support the digital transformation of Italian businesses and the wider economy, as more companies adopt cloud-based solutions to drive innovation and growth.
The announcement comes as part of Google’s wider investment in Europe, which includes plans to open 10 new cloud regions across the continent by 2022. The company currently operates 27 cloud regions globally, and the expansion will bring its total to 37. Google’s cloud services are used by businesses across a range of industries, including finance, healthcare, retail, and manufacturing.
Listen to how data centres alter the environment around them
The third season of Google’s podcast series “Where the Internet Lives,” which takes listeners inside the company’s enormous data centres, has just been launched. In the interviews, Google data centre professionals describe how their organisation plans and runs its facilities to maintain the integrity of the internet.
The third season of the podcast focuses on the company’s initiatives to employ renewable energy sources and lessen its carbon footprint. The interviews in the series feature Google’s sustainability specialists, who outline the company’s efforts to meet its 2030 carbon-free target. Employees who work on Google’s renewable energy initiatives, such as its wind and solar farms, will also be interviewed.
The podcast series provides an in-depth look at the technology and infrastructure that underpins the internet, and how Google is using its expertise to make the internet more sustainable. It also highlights the importance of data center design and operations in ensuring the reliability and security of the internet.
The “Where the Internet Lives” podcast is part of Google’s broader effort to increase transparency about its operations and sustainability efforts. By sharing insights into its data center operations, Google hopes to inspire other companies to adopt more sustainable practices and contribute to a greener future.
Your favourite songs’ “Covers and remixes” are now recommended by YouTube Music
The addition of a new “Covers & Remixes” carousel to the YouTube Music app will make it simpler for users to find and listen to alternate takes on well-known songs. By highlighting covers and remixes made by other artists, the new tool encourages users to discover fresh takes on their favourite songs.
The “Covers & Remixes” carousel may be found below the “Popular” and “Albums” sections on an artist’s website for a song. It includes a number of the most well-liked remixes and covers of the original song in addition to user-generated content.
In an effort to improve its recommendation and discovery tools, YouTube Music has added the Covers & Remixes carousel. To better understand customer preferences and make fresh content recommendations based on listeners’ choices, the company has been investing in machine learning algorithms and data analysis.
YouTube Music gives up-and-coming artists a place to be seen and heard by new audiences by showcasing cover songs and remixes. The tool encourages creativity and artistic expression while enabling users to discover new songs and broaden their musical tastes.
Users of YouTube Music across the globe are beginning to receive the new functionality, which is accessible on both the mobile app and desktop browser player.
Mexico is launching News Showcase
Mexican news publishers will now be able to curate and display their content on the platform thanks to Google’s announcement of the debut of its News Showcase feature in the nation. With the help of the brand-new product News Showcase, publishers can now showcase their stories with more information and visuals, giving readers a richer and more engaging news experience.
After its successful rollout in other nations like Brazil, Argentina, Germany, and Australia, News Showcase is now available in Mexico. Around 100 Mexican magazines, including El Universal, Milenio, and Reforma, have already joined with the site.
News Showcase offers users a more individualised news experience while giving publishers a new method to monetize their content and reach new audiences. Publishers can include videos, timelines, and infographics alongside their articles on the platform in order to give readers a more complete understanding of the news.
News Showcase is a part of Google’s larger initiatives to help the news industry’s sustainability through collaboration with publishers. During the next three years, the firm has committed to investing $1 billion in partnerships with news publishers and introducing new products and programmes to support high-quality journalism.