In a Monday blogpost, Google outlined key features and pricing for "Compute Engine," part of a broader service that vies with Amazon's AWS in providing storage and computing power to corporate clients as in-house datacenters are gradually phased out.

It will lower prices by 10 percent on most standard services, and by 60 percent on high-end data storage. Google said the service was now ‘generally available’, signaling that it meets internal standards and is ready for a wider rollout.

“It is embarking on a significant multi-billion infrastructure-as-a-service opportunity," analyst Colin Sebastian of RW Baird wrote.

"Google is positioned to become the next large player in cloud services, with a robust platform of application, platform and infrastructure services, competing for an increasing share of the IT spending pie,” the analyst wrote.

Sony says PS4 global sales exceed 2.1 million units

Tokyo: Sony Corp said on Tuesday that global sales of its PlayStation 4 game console exceeded 2.1 million units as of December 1.

The number included the 700,000 units sold through in Europe and Australasia launching on November 29, Sony said in a statement.

Sony launched the PS4 in the United States and Canada in mid-November, a week before Microsoft's Xbox One console hit stores, marketing the device aggressively in an advertising blitz that the company believes will pay off during the year-end holiday season.


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