Google’s flashy effort to stream video games is Diane Greene’s move to ‘level up’ its Cloud business against Amazon (GOOG, GOOGL)

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Business Insider—Google's cloud division is taking its first steps into streaming games. This could be a big source of revenue down the road, provided Google can pull it off. Streaming video games is a complex engineering problem.   Google is getting get into gaming in a big way with its new streaming project, but the move appears to be as much about fighting Amazon's massive cloud as it is about Google becoming a player in the world of gaming.  The effort, announced on Monday, is being led by the Google Cloud...

Google cloud boss Diane Greene won't attend Saudi investment event, throwing a wrench into Google's plans to tap new revenue in the country (GOOG, GOOGL). Diane Greene, Google cloud chief, will not attend an investment event in Saudi Arabia.  Greene is the latest US business leader to pull out of the event following the disappearance of a dissident Saudi journalist. Greene's decision not to attend the conference comes following a year whe Google has tried to build closer ties to the Saudi government.  Google is the latest in a still growing number of US businesses to distance themselves from Saudi Arabia following accusations that the government...