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How is your NCAA bracket holding up? Google Cloud and the NCAA have been working together to analyze several decades worth of game and player data. During the Final Four, the Google Cloud team will share their predictions in real-time TV halftime ads. Kansas University at the 2016 NCAA Championship- Image from Phil Roeder The Google Cloud employees working on this project (affectionately known as the “Wolfpack”) started this past December by sending “play-by-play” files from the NCAA and Sportradar to Cloud Storage. This data was a mixture of “JSON, XML and CSV files ingested via RESTful services and/or pulled from FTP”. They then used Cloud Dataflow to extract... Read more...
Last month Google acquired Zync Inc, a company that has provided special effects for movies such as Star Trek Into Darkness. With that acquisition, Google gained the cloud-rendering visual effects company to try and make the creation of visual effects cheaper and lure people to use its Cloud Platform. Now Google is offering $100,000 in Cloud Platform credits as another incentive to make use of its platform. In order to be eligible for the credit, a startup needs to meet the following criteria. First, the startup needs to be in an approved Accelerator, Incubator, or VC fund. Another criteria is that the startup hasn’t received previous Cloud Platform credit, has less than $5 million in funding,... Read more...