What Is Happening With Google in Australia?

This week, Google made an appeal to the Australian public that its search experience may be impaired as a result of an action by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission. The ACCC responded in kind to say that if Google’s services are made worse, it will be out of Google’s choosing.

What does this all mean?

It’s a complex topic with unclear impact on the Australian public. But there are some things we can do about it.

What is happening?

To understand what’s happening, try looking up a news topic on Google, like “coronavirus”. You’ll likely see some news snippets. If you click on these via mobile, you’ll also get taken to an AMP (Accelerated Mobile Page) version of the page.

Why does this matter? Because of how the news is displayed. Google’s algorithms decide which snippets to show you, and that determines which news providers will receive ad money from your view. When you click on a snippet via mobile, you also pass your data onto Google, rather than the news source.

What is ACCC trying to do?

ACCC is concerned with the power imbalance between Google and Australian news companies. News companies in Australia have little bargaining power when negotiating with Google about how their news gets shown.

Australia is experiencing a local news extinction event. Local newsrooms have been shutting down, accelerated by the impact of Covid-19. Loss of public interest journalism threatens a functioning democracy. Imagine trying to keep your local government accountable when there is no local news reporting — as is now the case in one-third of local councils across Australia.

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Google's TPU's being primed for the Quantum Jump

The liquid-cooled Tensor Processing Units, built to slot into server racks, can deliver up to 100 petaflops of compute.

The liquid-cooled Tensor Processing Units, built to slot into server racks, can deliver up to 100 petaflops of compute.

As the world is gearing towards more automation and AI, the need for quantum computing has also grown exponentially. Quantum computing lies at the intersection of quantum physics and high-end computer technology, and in more than one way, hold the key to our AI-driven future.

Quantum computing requires state-of-the-art tools to perform high-end computing. This is where TPUs come in handy. TPUs or Tensor Processing Units are custom-built ASICs (Application Specific Integrated Circuits) to execute machine learning tasks efficiently. TPUs are specific hardware developed by Google for neural network machine learning, specially customised to Google’s Machine Learning software, Tensorflow.

The liquid-cooled Tensor Processing units, built to slot into server racks, can deliver up to 100 petaflops of compute. It powers Google products like Google Search, Gmail, Google Photos and Google Cloud AI APIs.

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Top 10+ Wordpress Development Companies in Australia 2020 – TopDevelopers.co

A Profusely examined list of top WordPress development agencies in Australia with ratings & reviews to help you find the best custom WordPress developer in Australia.

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What Are Google Compute Engine ? - Explained

What Are Google Compute Engine ? - Explained

The Google computer engine exchanges a large number of scalable virtual machines to serve as clusters used for that purpose. GCE can be managed through a RESTful API, command line interface, or web console. The computing engine is serviced for a minimum of 10-minutes per use. There is no up or front fee or time commitment. GCE competes with Amazon’s Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) and Microsoft Azure.


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Top Magento Development Companies | Magento Developers | Australia | TopDevelopers.co

An extensively researched list of expert Magento developers with ratings & reviews to help finds the best custom Magento development companies around Australia.

Australia has not been left untouched by the e-commerce boom, with sales crossing the $20 billion mark; we can say that the Australians have taken online shopping like fish to water. Magento has emerged as a prominent e-commerce development platform. With the e-commerce businesses wanting to take advantage of this phenomenal growth are faced with a humongous task of choosing from thousands of Magento developers. Bearing this in mind we at TopDevelopers.co have collated a list of the best Magento development companies in Australia. In order to make the cut, each company had to adhere to high-performance standards. With untiring effort from our analysts, we showcase the leading Magento development agencies in Australia.

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Embedding your <image> in google colab <markdown>

This article is a quick guide to help you embed images in google colab markdown without mounting your google drive!

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Just a quick intro to google colab

Google colab is a cloud service that offers FREE python notebook environments to developers and learners, along with FREE GPU and TPU. Users can write and execute Python code in the browser itself without any pre-configuration. It offers two types of cells: text and code. The ‘code’ cells act like code editor, coding and execution in done this block. The ‘text’ cells are used to embed textual description/explanation along with code, it is formatted using a simple markup language called ‘markdown’.

Embedding Images in markdown

If you are a regular colab user, like me, using markdown to add additional details to your code will be your habit too! While working on colab, I tried to embed images along with text in markdown, but it took me almost an hour to figure out the way to do it. So here is an easy guide that will help you.


The first step is to get the image into your google drive. So upload all the images you want to embed in markdown in your google drive.

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Step 2:

Google Drive gives you the option to share the image via a sharable link. Right-click your image and you will find an option to get a sharable link.

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On selecting ‘Get shareable link’, Google will create and display sharable link for the particular image.

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