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TIOBE Index News (February 2024): Programming Language Go Reaches a New High at Number Eight

Google programming languages made two notable moves in the TIOBE Index between January and February 2024: Go reached number 8 — its highest position ever in these rankings — and Carbon entered the top 100. The TIOBE Programming Community Index shows year-over-year trends in programming languages based on search engine . . . Read more

Google Threat Analysis Group’s Spyware Research: How CSVs Target Devices and Applications

A new publication from Google’s Threat Analysis Group focuses on commercial surveillance vendors, whose services are bought by governments for monitoring or spying purposes. Google is currently tracking more than 40 CSVs, most of which are highly technical with the ability to develop spyware and zero-day exploits to compromise their . . . Read more

Google Cloud’s Nick Godfrey Talks Security, Budget and AI for CISOs

Image: Adobe/Sundry Photography As senior director and global head of the office of the chief information security officer (CISO) at Google Cloud, Nick Godfrey oversees educating employees on cybersecurity as well as handling threat detection and mitigation. We conducted an interview with Godfrey via video call about how CISOs and . . . Read more

Google Gemini vs. ChatGPT: Is Gemini Better Than ChatGPT?

When OpenAI, significantly funded by Microsoft, launched public access to ChatGPT in November 2022, it entered into competition with Google, among others, for generative AI leadership. A little more than a year later, Google announced that Gemini, its most advanced AI system to date, would be rolled out starting in . . . Read more

What Do Apple’s EU App Store Changes Mean for App Developers?

In order to comply with the European Union’s Digital Markets Act, Apple announced on Jan. 25 changes to its payment system for app sellers in the EU, and that it was letting go of the hold its App Store has over iOS app distribution in the EU. As well as . . . Read more

NSF Forms AI Resource Pilot Program With Microsoft, OpenAI and Others

Microsoft, NVIDIA and OpenAI are among the companies working with the U.S. National Science Foundation and other federal agencies on the National AI Research Resource pilot program to connect researchers to AI research infrastructure. The program supports advancements in “safe, secure and trustworthy AI,” according to the announcement from the . . . Read more

Tech Trends for 2024: Generative AI Models Will Get Smaller, An iPhone’s Average Life Will Be 8 Years

Tech predictions for 2024 include a shift in generative AI from large language models towards smaller and open source models. In addition, AI will support and teach coders new skills; iPhone users will not be in a rush to buy a new model; and the rise of satellite-powered services will . . . Read more

Samsung Unpacked 2024: Galaxy S24 Includes Google’s Generative AI

At the Samsung Unpacked event on Wednesday, the mobile phone giant showed the Samsung Galaxy S24 series’ generative AI-powered note-taking tools and real-time translation. Samsung’s newest smartphone series will support Google’s Gemini Nano and Gemini Pro generative AI, and the Imagen 2 image maker, on Google’s Vertex AI through the . . . Read more

Microsoft Opens Copilot for Microsoft 365 Up to Small and Medium Businesses

Microsoft’s generative AI assistant Copilot for Microsoft 365 is now available for businesses interested in providing the product to fewer than 299 seats. The Copilot for Microsoft 365 subscription for business use lets employees use data from across their company’s Microsoft products to provide more data to the generative AI, . . . Read more

TIOBE Index News (January 2024): Programming Language of 2023 Goes to C#

TIOBE Software has declared C# the programming language of 2023 based on its long-running popularity index. The TIOBE Programming Community Index shows year-over-year trends in programming languages based on search engine volume. In January 2024, the top three programming languages were Python, C and C++. However, they all lost popularity . . . Read more