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Linux Foundation launches R Consortium

The Linux Foundation launched the R Consortium centered on the popular R language and designed to unite and support technical and user communities, the members of which include about 2 million data scientists. And the new R Consortium is backed by some hefty industry players and founding companies, including Microsoft, RStudio, TIBCO, Alteryx, Google, HP, Mango Solutions, Ketchum Trading and Oracle.

Spotlight: Oracle scores temporary victory in API dispute with Google

Oracle has won a victory, albeit temporary, with the Supreme Court over an API dispute it's been having with Google. Oracle believes it owns copyright over Java-based APIs and is currently suing...

Google provides distributed load testing using Docker, Kubernetes

Google is looking to minimize the work needed by development teams to do proper load testing on their applications. The company released a reference implementation and a whitepaper outlining how to use Google Cloud Platform and Kubernetes to run distributed load testing on apps.

Google launches cloud project repository after planning Code closure

The Google Code repository isn't quite closed yet, and even though Google has shifted all of its own projects over to GitHub, the company has just launched the beta of a new repository service.

Matterport wants to open VR to the average business

There are a million and one businesses and entrepreneurs that could make use of a virtual reality imaging device. But only a handful are willing or able to pony up the sometimes $50,000 for a device to capture 360 degree images that build a VR scene. Startup Matterport is looking to change that.

Free Hadoop on-demand training comes with $500 in credit for Google Cloud

MapR has teamed with Google Cloud to provide $500 in credit for Google Cloud Platform services for everyone who registers for MapR's free Hadoop On-Demand Training program. But it's not a reward for signing up; it's more like a subsidy or scholarship to cover the costs of creating virtual environments to complete the required lab exercises in each course. 

Spotlight: Google Container Engine goes into beta

Momentum is building around containers, and Google is getting ready to release its own container orchestration and management system, based on its own Kubernetes open source project. Google Container...

Docker, CoreOS, plus everyone else in cloud come together for Open Container Project

The idea of a standard container runtime and image format may not be far off. Docker and CoreOS, as well as practically everyone who's anyone in cloud, have teamed up to form a new Linux Foundation initiative.

Secret Google acquisition points to interest in mobile cloud computing

Google secretly acquired a startup called Agawi that focused on mobile cloud computing for in-app ads and gaming, according to reports. With Google continually searching for ways to make money on mobile in general, bringing Agawi into the fold could help them ratchet up those efforts.

Google doubles fleet of self-driving vehicles in California

Google has doubled the number of self-driving vehicles it is permitted to operate on public streets in California.