Weekend Reads 041924

Huawei has released details of how it manages its own cloud with a dynamic traffic allocation system optimized by machine learning and developed in response to surging demand for its services during the COVID-19 pandemic.

A jury has ordered Amazon Web Services to pay $525 million for infringing distributed data storage patents in a case brought by a technology outfit called Kove IO.

The BBC has just shared another video from its archives, this one showing a report about computer addicts from way back in 1983, when computers were just starting to find their way into the workplace and home.

Microsoft is currently testing a new way to showcase ads on the Windows 11 Start Menu, and it’s meant to encourage users to download more applications.

Google announced on Wednesday it will invest $1 billion in two submarine cables to create new routes between the US and Japan.

While writing about Git, I’ve noticed that a lot of folks struggle with Git’s error messages. I’ve had many years to get used to these error messages so it took me a really long time to understand why folks were confused.

If the prognosticators at IDC are correct, four years from now as 2028 is coming to a close, the service providers as a group will comprise more than two thirds of server and storage revenues for that year.

Alibaba Cloud has detailed the telemetry tool it uses to look out for glitches in customers’ virtual networks, and revealed it’s reduced the number of personnel dedicated to troubleshooting by 86 percent since developing the system.

We know Google search results are being hammered by the proliferation of AI garbage, and the web giant’s attempts to curb the growth of machine-generated drivel haven’t helped all that much.

Information and decision-making power now flowed straight to the top. Decades later when the first crop was felled, vast fortunes were made, tree by standardized tree. The clear-felled forests were replanted, with hopes of extending the boom.