Samsung Buys US Cloud Computing Firm Joyent To Drive VR And Artificial Intelligence Efforts

Samsung has bought U.S. cloud computing company Joyent, but the world’s biggest smartphone maker is not about to go head-to-head with Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud or Microsoft Azure. Samsung is, in fact, planning to use the processing power of cloud computing to help it drive innovations in its smartphone software, particularly around artificial intelligence and virtual reality. Samsung has acquired the 11-year-old, San Francisco-based Joyent for an undisclosed sum and while the company’s main operations will continue as normal — selling access to public and private cloud computing services — Samsung will be looking to leverage the company’s expertise to help improve the software and services it offers to its tens of millions of smartphone customers. Samsung said Joyent will continue to operate independently and it will effectively become Joyent’s biggest customer, allowing it to…


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