The Google Pixel 6a highlights everything wrong with the US phone market

It’s no secret that the United States has a terrible smartphone market, and you’d be hard pressed to find evidence to the contrary. Between the stranglehold that carriers have on the market, coupled with the lack of options available, consumers in the US get screwed over on both options and pricing in contrast to Europe … Read more

A small Android phone that surprisingly finds a market in Japan

Despite Balmuda’s history, the company is probably best known for its products like its relatively pricey toaster and electric kettle. So what happens when a modern design company wants to dip its toe into the smartphone market? It creates its smartphone, of course. The Balmuda Phone launched in Japan towards the tail end of 2021, … Read more

Why Google Cloud is battling AWS, Azure, in the red-hot PostgreSQL market

With more enterprises shifting their data from legacy to open-source databases in the cloud, Google Cloud Platform (GCP) is offering a PostgreSQL-compatible, fully managed database-as-a-service (DBaaS), dubbed AlloyDB, now in public preview and intended to take on the likes of Amazon Aurora and Microsoft Azure’s Database for PostgreSQL. By 2022, 75% of all databases will … Read more