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Google seeks refusal to meet the requirements of the antitrust court Epic Game



Intending to speed up resolution of its antitrust lawsuit with Epic Games, the state’s attorney general and Match Group, tech giant Google has called on the court to dismiss most arguments about its revenue-sharing agreements, app store business model, and other app stores. -related projects.

Google’s legal team has filed a new lawsuit that will provide adequate information to help ascertain the validity of Google’s claims.

The tech giant believes that none of its merchandise in the play store violates antitrust laws. If the court accepts Google’s appeal, the litigation will still continue as there are other claims that need to be settled legally. Notably, Google is looking forward to the court’s ruling on five major lawsuits that appear to be critical to a plaintiff’s ability to record alleged anti-competitive behavior.

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Google believes the court should dismiss the claim that the company’s developer distribution agreement is illegal on the grounds that it prevents distribution to other app stores. The company states that it has not established any legal obligation to distribute to other app stores. In addition, he states that new generation Android devices typically come with more than one app store pre-installed.

Google also said that if consumers choose, they can freely install additional app stores using a web browser.

According to a Google spokesperson, Android is the only mobile platform that supports multiple app stores. In fact, most Android devices have at least two built-in app stores with the ability to support others. However, Match Group, Epic, and the state’s attorney general have deliberately overlooked the flexibility and choice offered by Google Play and Android.

Apart from the play store argument, Google also hopes to close another dispute, which is mostly about a Google-managed program called Project Hug. The program was launched to encourage Android game developers to make their apps available on the Google Play Store.

Alleged bribery

Google has offered under-the-table payouts to game developers to encourage them to launch their apps on the play store, according to the parties. They also claim that the amount of the payment was huge and Google tried to make it legal by calling it the App and Game Speed ​​Program.

According to Epic Games, Google introduced the program in question because the company was afraid of its competitors. He wanted to prevent other developers from following suit after launching Fortnite for Android exclusively outside of the play store via its own installer.

The creator of Fortnite also stated that Google wanted to monopolize the system as the organization was very afraid that Epic would maintain momentum with other preset deals. In addition, it may team up with OEMs such as Samsung to reduce revenue share. However, Google is not ready to accept the allegations.

According to Google, Project Hug never intended to stop them from creating competing app stores.

According to the tech giant, Project Hug was never intended to be anti-competitive — the whistleblowers are trying to distort the program. It focused solely on motivating developers to use the Google Play Store to release new or updated content.

Applicants, on the other hand, are not prepared to accept Google’s explanation for this. They have successfully proven that Google employees often disable chat history or internal discussions to delete sensitive messages related to a case. Although Google had previously asked for a postponement of the trial, it was denied.

We are trying to join Indian developers in court to uphold a Chamber of Commerce order that requires Google to allow competing third party app stores.Bakary Middleton, Director of Global Public Policy, Epic Games

Google has faced numerous legal challenges these days. Last month, it lost a legal battle with the Competition Commission of India (CCI) that forced the organization to agree to changes to its Android operating system, such as stopping the practice of forcing device manufacturers to pre-install Google’s app library like Chrome or YouTube.


GigaOm Research Bulletin #002



Welcome to the March 2023 GigaOm Research Bulletin.

Hello again, there’s a lot to talk about, but first a few words about our principal analyst, Michael Delzer, who passed away earlier this year. Michael’s experience, wisdom, energy, patience and good humor inspired everyone who worked with him. He was above all an outgoing person, as one work colleague remarked, “While Michael is undoubtedly one of the smartest people I have ever met, I will remember him primarily for his kind and open heart.” Rest in peace, Michael.

Main research results

See below for our most recent reports, blogs and articles, current press quotes and information on where to meet with our analysts in the next few months. Any questions, please reply directly to this email and we will respond.


in trend:“Software-defined WAN Radar” by analyst Ivan McPhee, released in January, is now our most popular survey. Convergence is the key word in this carefully crafted report that evaluates offers from 20 vendors.

We are currently holding briefings on:Agile portfolio planning and management, AIOps, MGT APIs, edge platforms (CDN+), FinOps, hybrid cloud data protection, password management, policy as code, process and task analysis, SaaS management, SSA (SASE), UCaaS, creation flow management values.

Warm up is:Application security testing, anti-phishing, SIEM and DDoS protection. In the next newsletter, we should be informed about our reporting schedule for the third quarter of 2023, which is being finalized as we speak. So watch out for this space for both.

Recent Reports

We have released 19 reports in the month since the last bulletin. Quick stats: We have 73 reports already published or planned for 2023 to meet our goal of covering 120 technology categories.

INAnalytics and AIwe’ve released reports on data lakes, lake houses, and data science.

INcloud infrastructure, we’ve published reports on Platform as a Service (IPaaS) Integration, Cloud Surveillance, Amazon s3 Alternatives, Kubernetes for Edge Computing, and Managed Kubernetes. And instoragewe’ve looked at managing unstructured data for both business-oriented and infrastructure-oriented solutions.

VSafetydomain, we released reports on cybersecurity incident response, Domain Name System (DNS) security, next-generation firewalls, and security awareness and education. And innetnetwork access control, edge colocation, and cloud networking.

INDevops, we have a report on GitOps and CI/CD for Kubernetes. And inSoftware and Applicationswe have a report on e-signature solutions.

Blogs and Articles

We have published several tech blogs, including:

To UEBA or not to UEBA? – that is the question. Our security analyst Chris Ray sees UEBA as more than just a security monitoring tool.

CXO Insight: Do We Really Need Kubernetes at the Edge? Storage and Kubernetes Category Leader Enrico Signoretti shares his thoughts on edge computing solutions.

And a couple about the analytics industry and the nature of the analyst:

How can industry analyst firms work better with early-stage startups? John met with AR specialists about their research into the state of startups with industry analysts.

Chairs, towels and GPS-navigators: where is the line for souvenirs for analysts? On a lighter note, John addresses the swag of events and their ramifications.

And finally, the ability to read the latest month’s newsletter if you missed it.


GigaOm analysts have been cited in various publications over the past month. If you have any needs, please let us know.

GigaOm HCI Reports | Blocks and Files – Alistair Cook

Primary Enterprise Storage Radar | Blocks and Files – Max Mortillaro and Aryan Timmerman

Cyber ​​security training | Computer Weekly – Jamal Bihya

sustainability | ZDNET – Jeff Uyleman

Cyber ​​leaders of the world | center eyes – Chris Grundemann

Microsoft and ChatGPT | Stack – John Collins

Where to Meet GigaOm Analysts

In the near future, you can expect to meet our analysts at Kubecon/Cloud Native Conin Amsterdam and RSA Conference in San Francisco. Let us know if you would like to arrange a meeting.

As always, for news and updates, add to your lists and reach out with any questions. And thank you for your feedback on this newsletter. We’re making improvements along the way as we better understand your needs.

All the best and speak soon!

John Collins, Vice President of Research

Claire Hale, Engagement Manager

The GigaOm Research Bulletin #002 first appeared on GigaOm.

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The Intel Core i9-12900K is recognized as the “Best Gaming Processor in the World”.



information launched its first six Alder Lake-S processors on Wednesday night. The SKUs that form the initial roster of 12th Gen Intel Core processors are detailed in the table below. In short, these are Intel Core i9-12900K/KF, Intel Core i7-12700K/KF and Intel Core i5-12600K/KF. By suffixes, seasoned bit technologists will know that these are all unlocked enthusiast processors, and the “KF” chips sold with iGPUs have been processed without communication with the outside world.

The highlights of the launch of the first Intel 7 product were mostly what we were missing after Intel Architecture Day in August: specific SKU release information, a small amount of testing, and some input from Intel partners regarding the first 600 series. motherboards and DDR5 RAM kits. We have all of that now, but Intel is not allowing third-party reviews to be posted until CPUs and PCs go public starting November 4th.

Above you can see all the new SKUs. You can see a combination of P and E cores, base and turbo frequencies, as well as caches and so on. Important new data in this table includes base processor power and maximum power in Turbo mode. You can disregard the lower power as all enthusiast motherboards will run the new processors with a higher power limit shown to maximize their potential.

Considering that the top-end Intel Core i9-12900K processor unleashes the potential of these 12th generation Core processors, Intel claims that this chip is “the best gaming processor in the world.” It has 16 cores and 24 threads and runs at up to 5.2GHz, but in your high end cooler it will draw over 240W under heavy loads.

At last night’s event, Intel showed some results from its own benchmarks, demonstrating a “gaming lead”. You can see the chart he shared right above that suggests the Intel i9-12900K is about 12 percent faster than the AMD Ryzen 9 5950X in modern PC gaming. Unfortunately, it appears that Intel systems running Windows 11 have not been updated with AMD/Microsoft patches in order for AMD L3 caching and “preferred kernel technology” to work properly. Be aware that these issues can slow down the game on AMD platforms by as much as 15%.

Intel has been better at claiming achievements in content creation than its own previous-generation flagship processors. In these CPU-intensive cases, 12th Gen processors were at least a third faster than their 11th Gen ancestors. Of course, more cores and creative multi-core applications have played an important role in these rises.

For your interest, I have embedded a comparison shot of the Intel i9-12900K die below as shared by Der8auer. You can also check out some fancy plates and pictures courtesy of HardwareLuxx editor Andreas Schilling. on twitter.

The flagship Core i9-12900K is rumored to be $590, the Core i7-12700K is $410 and the Core i5-12600K is $290.

Along with the new processors, Intel has introduced brand new 600 series chipsets. In terms of enthusiast-level desktop processors, partners such as Asus, Gigabyte and MSI have successfully released motherboards based on the Z690 chipset. The new motherboards provide advanced and modern I/O technologies such as PCIe 5.0, DDR5 (typically), fast integrated wired and wireless networks and more as standard.

Many new motherboards have been discovered, for example, only Asus has nineteen Z690 models out-of-the-box, covering all kinds of features and sizes (E-ATX, ATX, mATX and mini-ITX). Similar aorAnd G.Skill are also showing off their new DDR5 memory modules.

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Science Fiction Writer Lavi Tidhar: Using Midjourney to Explore the Ethics of AI



Award-winning science fiction writer Lavi Tidhar is a busy man. Between his own writing and editing projects, including The Best of Science Fiction anthology, he works with an animator Nir Yaniv in a series of science fiction films through his company positronincluding Mars Machineryabout “toaster and coffee pot on Mars” and film noir moontown. But when Yaniv approached him with another project, building something with Midjourney to generate AI images, he said yes—with a few conditions.

result Welcome to the future of your AI! – which you can watch below – is a disturbingly surreal short film set in a future in which the world has been destroyed, but one person has been found by a clearly well-intentioned artificial intelligence who seeks to help – to the best of their ability.

Alison Flood: Who came up with the idea for your latest project?

Lavi Tidhar: It all started when I had a friend who is a game designer and he started talking to me about Midjourney with great enthusiasm. I thought it was amazing and told Nir to go and play with him. We were aware of the ongoing ethical discussions, but were not going to do anything about it.

Then Nir called me and said if we could do something like La Jeti, a French sci-fi film from the 60s made from individual images that can be interesting. Plot La Jeti includes a person traveling through time from post-apocalyptic Paris to our present – this was the inspiration for 12 monkeys. We just loved the technical aspect: can you tell a cinematic story using only still images?

My first reaction was “no”, and then I thought that if we use AI tools to make a movie about AI, it will make it interesting! I came home and started writing. Basically, it’s a futuristic AI trying to talk to the last human survivor. Another note of mine: if we do this, we need to make sure that the narration is also AI. The audio consists of two AI-generated voices, male and female, which merge into a very confusing voice.

So each image is the result of Nier asking Midjourney to come up with something related to the story passage, so did it work?

yes I had to prescribe directions in the filming script. What images, what feelings should they evoke. Nir then sat for three whole days and generated 1,000 images. I don’t know how he didn’t go crazy. A lot of it had to do with getting the AI ​​to be in the right place. I think Nier used himself as a seed image for some of the human images.

We were really leaning towards the “uncanny valley” aspect. So every image is wrong in some way. My favorite snippet is what I wrote about these rabbits, where the AI ​​tries to calm the human by showing images of rabbits. And it’s so disturbing! The idea is that the AI ​​tries to do its best, but never gets it right.

Rabbit from the sci-fi movie “Welcome to your future with artificial intelligence”

Nir Yaniv

What worries you about AI? Are you, as a writer, worried that this will encroach on your territory?

There is no creativity in these AI systems. They have to be directed to something, they cannot come up with anything new. I don’t worry about any other writer on the planet, I don’t worry all the time that I’m competing with 8 billion people who can write better than me, because the only thing you can bring to any kind of art is yourself. This is a unique point of view. But these tools do not.

There are legitimate concerns about corporations using artificial intelligence instead of human artists to save money. But from a creative point of view, it’s nothing more than a tool that we need to use, and we had to really work with it to try and get the effect we wanted.

Do you have plans for other similar projects with Midjourney?

No, but I think he was fun to play with. I thought the result was really interesting and we wanted to join the conversation while it was going on because it moves so fast.

The worry is that if you can be replaced by a machine, you will be replaced by a machine. But people said the same thing about the camera. They said the same about Photoshop and we still need artists and we still need people to bring that unique perspective.

It will take time to adapt, but we are far from the true general artificial intelligence that is in the film. I just wanted to talk – and I see this with AI scientists as well – that AI is going to take over the world and destroy humanity. It feels like a sci-fi version of the 1970s disaster movie future to me. In any case, any developing AI will depend very much on people.

So I wanted to talk about the idea that the AI ​​is just trying to help, and maybe doing it so disastrously wrong. The film does not suggest that it was the AI ​​that caused the destruction of the planet. Humans did it, and AI kind of misses them.


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