Google, Amazon to merge into a $10 billion global digital commerce company
The two tech giants have agreed to merge to form a new company called Google Cloud Platform.
The deal, which is expected to close by the end of the year, is expected by many to provide a more secure way for businesses to connect with consumers across a variety of devices.
The Google Cloud platform will offer the same broad range of services as Amazon Web Services, which Amazon has sold off to Google in a deal that has also been criticized by privacy advocates.
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Google has long been looking to get in the business of building a more trustworthy, secure and scalable digital ecosystem.
In an interview with Reuters, Google CEO Sundar Pichai said that Google is “extremely excited” about the merger and would “take the lead in delivering the security, stability and scalability that our customers need.”
The deal comes as Google is trying to improve its reputation on cybersecurity and has been working on a set of recommendations for government agencies and law enforcement agencies.
The merger will bring Google Cloud to more than 150 million businesses, with the ability to provide cloud services for $100 billion in annual revenue.
“We believe Google Cloud will provide businesses with the tools and infrastructure to securely deliver cloud services,” said Jeff Raich, a Google spokesperson.
“It will help businesses to scale their IT resources and deliver faster and more securely to customers.”
Google will continue to build the Google Infrastructure for Cloud platform, and will continue developing new features to better support cloud services, Pichie said in the Reuters interview.
The company will not be creating any new cloud infrastructure, but will continue the development of new APIs and open source projects that allow businesses to build on top of Google Cloud.
Microsoft is also expected to join the cloud computing space, according to Reuters.
The merger will also create an operating unit called Microsoft Cloud Services, the company said in a statement.
The merged company will work to build and manage infrastructure, deliver cloud computing services and accelerate the transition to cloud computing.
Amazon’s cloud is being developed by a group of Amazon executives, and has long held ambitions to become a full-fledged cloud service provider.
The cloud platform has long focused on security and has focused on providing a secure, reliable, secure platform for businesses, while offering a variety to consumers.
With the announcement, Amazon is joining forces with a number of other companies that also sell and operate online services in the cloud.
Amazon has been looking for a partner to help the company better compete with Amazon Web services, which has been criticized for poor security and other shortcomings.
While the Google cloud will offer services from its Web services business, the deal will allow Google to expand its services to include some of the more specialized services offered by Amazon Web Service.
Pichai also said the two companies will continue working together to bring more innovation to the cloud and the platform.
“Today we are announcing a merger that will transform the way people work, shop and play online,” Pichiesai said in an interview.
“The cloud is a key part of our efforts to empower people and give them the best of both worlds, and this merger will help us deliver more of the best in technology to more people, and more quickly.”
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