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Google Maps Platform announced to offer streamlined APIs for location-based services

Google Maps Platform announced to offer streamlined APIs for location-based services

Google Maps is available to various other businesses for use in their products, and more tailored solutions for things like ridesharing and asset tracking are also offered. Google has just announced the next stage of development for the Maps ecosystem, including a new platform that streamlines the APIs already available and makes them easier to implement.

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Spotify Is Moving Its Infrastructure To Google's Cloud Services

Spotify Is Moving Its Infrastructure To Google's Cloud Services

Spotify is moving, sort of. Until now, the company has maintained its own data servers, leasing space near listeners so that it can stream music as quickly as desired. Now the company is saying goodbye to that approach and saying hello to the Google Cloud Platform.

Spotify views this as an opportunity to cut costs and save effort. Google's data platform lets the music streaming company focus on what it likes doing and leaving the boring system administration to someone else's engineers.

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Google Releases Cloud Console Beta App For Managing Google Cloud Services

Google Releases Cloud Console Beta App For Managing Google Cloud Services

Does your business, service, app, or other technological entity rely on Google's enterprise cloud services to function? Then you might want some way to manage that service from your phone or tablet. Here it is: the Cloud Console app for Android. This handy little tool is currently in beta, but those who rely on Google's hosting and virtualizing service will surely be able to overlook that. The app has been popping in and out of the Play Store for the last week, so we threw it onto APK Mirror in case it disappears again.

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The app allows you to monitor one or more cloud accounts, viewing resources for Google's App Engine and Compute Engine services.

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Google Acquires Firebase, A Real-Time Cloud Sync Service For Mobile And Web Developers

Google Acquires Firebase, A Real-Time Cloud Sync Service For Mobile And Web Developers

Google is pretty well known for building a fast and (usually) reliable infrastructure that can stand up to just about anything short a certain Nexus launch. This is why it came as no surprise when the tech giant announced its own cloud hosting service during I/O 2012, giving developers a path to tap into some of that power. Since the launch, Google has attempted to make its Cloud Platform product as appealing as possible, but the response has been fairly tepid. Yesterday, Google announced the acquisition of a little known company named Firebase, and it might be enough to really get developers on board.

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