Google: How We’re Making the Web Faster

Urs Holzle, Google, speaks on decreasing Web page load and increasing user experience and site revenue.

Google is stepping up its efforts to make the Internet faster, using its software, servers and infrastructure to provide tools to help web site owners build speedier sites. Google’s Urs Holzle outlined the company’s efforts in his Keynote at the Velocity 2010 conference. Read More

Google Patents ‘Tower of Containers’

An image from a just-issued Google patent depicting a stack of data center containers.

Google has been awarded a patent on data center layouts that stack containers up to four high, and others featuring rows of containers attached to a central power spine or distributed in girds organized along shared power and cooling lines. Read More

Tech Titans in Buying Mode

It’s hard to miss the signs of confidence in recent investments by major technology companies, including tech titans Google (GOOG), Apple (AAPL) , HP (HPQ) and Intel (INTC). Read More

How Google Energy Might Green Its Data Centers

There’s been lots of speculation about Google Energy, a new subsidiary the Internet giant has formed to buy and sell power on the wholesale market. Google energy czar Bill Weihl today laid out a scenario in which Google Energy might help the company access renewable energy to support its data centers. Read More

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