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Ina Fried Mar 8, 2017
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Google buys machine learning startup, releases video search tool

Google CEO Sundar Pichai (Tsering Topgyal / AP)

Google devoted much of its Cloud Next conference to trotting out happy customer after happy customer, but there were a few bits of news, including confirmation it had acquired machine learning startup Kaggle.

The search giant also used the San Francisco event to announce a partnership with SAP and to launch a new tool that automatically categorizes and searches video. Google Cloud chief Diane Greene insists Google is gaining ground on market leaders Microsoft and Amazon, saying it is winning more half the accounts it bids on.

On the other hand: Microsoft and Amazon insist they still rarely see Google when competing for large customer accounts.