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Re: GOOGL - Google
« Reply #1930 on: November 24, 2018, 08:32:36 PM »
Anyone remember the name or link? A semi-legendary investor bought GOOG this year as his first new portfolio addition in years.


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Re: GOOGL - Google
« Reply #1931 on: November 28, 2018, 06:01:05 AM »
Russo.  He mentioned it at conference in September.

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Re: GOOGL - Google
« Reply #1932 on: December 03, 2018, 06:28:38 AM »
New AI project from Deepmind, this time tackling computational protein folding:

https://deepmind.com/blog/alphafold/
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« Reply #1933 on: December 03, 2018, 07:43:42 AM »
Profile of Jeff Dean and Sanjay Ghemawat and scaling Google in the early days. If you like this, it's worth looking up Jeff on Youtube, he's given a number of interesting talks.

Jeff & Sanjay came up with distributed map/reduce, and wrote the paper on it that led to open source implementations like Hadoop (cf every tech company, cloudera):

https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2018/12/10/the-friendship-that-made-google-huge

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« Reply #1934 on: December 03, 2018, 07:50:02 AM »
Found the talk I was thinking about that mirrors the New Yorker article if you want photos and personal storytelling. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=modXC5IWTJI

Edit: here's a good later one on his current work. In some ways echos what they were doing in the early days: write software to take advantage of massive scale ("commodity hardware wave" in the first case, generally Moore's law, advances in storage, bandwidth, etc) that becomes cheaper and cheaper: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HcStlHGpjN8
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Re: GOOGL - Google
« Reply #1935 on: December 03, 2018, 07:54:55 AM »
Thanks, Pau_
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Re: GOOGL - Google
« Reply #1937 on: January 23, 2019, 08:33:34 AM »
https://www.theverge.com/2019/1/23/18193994/youtube-tv-now-available-nationwide

"Google launches YouTube TV in 95 new US markets, says it now covers 98% of US households"
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« Reply #1938 on: January 23, 2019, 08:55:54 AM »
Twitter chose Google Cloud as their provider for a hybrid cloud approach, moving some workloads & 300 PB of data from their data centers.

GCP marketing page/video: https://cloud.google.com/twitter/

Detailed tech/strategy talk about Twitter's evaluation process: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4FLFcWgZdo4

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« Reply #1939 on: January 23, 2019, 09:36:49 AM »
https://www.theverge.com/2019/1/23/18193994/youtube-tv-now-available-nationwide

"Google launches YouTube TV in 95 new US markets, says it now covers 98% of US households"

I've had YouTube TV for almost a year and it is a great service.  When I got rid of cable a year and a half ago I 1st tried Playstation Vue, but wasn't happy with it, the picture quality was awful and the interface was as bad as your old cable box.   YouTube TV has excellent quality picture 100% of the time and a much better interface as well as a better cloud DVR service.  I tried to find how many subscribers there are and the best I could find is an estimate of 800K back in June 2018. I am surprised it isn't way more because this is just an excellent product.