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Major outage hits Amazon Web Services; takes down Kindle, Netflix, Disney and more for hours
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Major outage hits Amazon Web Services; takes down Kindle, Netflix, Disney and more for hours

In a statement, Amazon spokesperson Richard Rocha confirmed that Amazon's warehouse and delivery operations had also experienced issues as a result of the AWS outage

In Brad Stone's book Amazon Unbound, critical perspectives on the transformation of Amazon, and Jeff Bezos
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In Brad Stone's book Amazon Unbound, critical perspectives on the transformation of Amazon, and Jeff Bezos

Brad Stone’s Amazon Unbound is not just a sequel to The Everything Store which he wrote in 2013, but also a thorough look at just how Bezos was able to keep the innovation engine as well as the cash coffers at Amazon on an ascending curve.

Meet Andy Jassy, the new Amazon CEO who will now oversee the empire built by Jeff Bezos
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Meet Andy Jassy, the new Amazon CEO who will now oversee the empire built by Jeff Bezos

The 53-year-old Andy Jassy now takes over the e-commerce platform from Bezos who headed the tech giant for 27 years.

Amazon Internet Services India falls into losses in FY20 even as revenue swells up 58 percent
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Amazon Internet Services India falls into losses in FY20 even as revenue swells up 58 percent

The company reported a net loss of Rs 20 lakh for the financial year ended 31 March 2020 reported business intelligence platform Tofler.

Slack signs deal with Amazon, will move voice, video calling features to Amazon Web Services
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Slack signs deal with Amazon, will move voice, video calling features to Amazon Web Services

Following the deal, all Amazon employees will get access to Slack’s office tools.

Amazon wants Donald Trump’s testimony on president's order to 'screw' e-retail giant in favour of Microsoft in Pentagon deal
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Amazon wants Donald Trump’s testimony on president's order to 'screw' e-retail giant in favour of Microsoft in Pentagon deal

The Amazon.com Inc unit alleged that Trump exerted undue influence on the decision to deny it the $10 billion contract.

How Amazon's AWS arm allegedly makes profits off open-source software; leaving cloud computing startups languishing
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How Amazon's AWS arm allegedly makes profits off open-source software; leaving cloud computing startups languishing

For Amazon itself, AWS has become crucial. The division generated $25 billion in sales last year and is Amazon’s most profitable business.

Amazon accuses Trump for losing out on $10 billion Pentagon cloud contract
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Amazon accuses Trump for losing out on $10 billion Pentagon cloud contract

Amazon said Trump launched 'repeated public and behind-the-scenes attacks to steer' JEDI, away from Amazon.

Two plead guilty for extracting bounties from Uber, LinkedIn to delete info from Amazon
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Two plead guilty for extracting bounties from Uber, LinkedIn to delete info from Amazon

The men downloaded 57 million Uber user records from Amazon.com Inc's cloud platform.

Microsoft wins Pentagon's $10 billion cloud computing contract ahead of Amazon
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Microsoft wins Pentagon's $10 billion cloud computing contract ahead of Amazon

The Pentagon said it had awarded more than $11 billion across 10 separate cloud contracts over the past two years.

Amazon Web Services says it is creating 500 jobs in Germany by opening a new office in Munich
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Amazon Web Services says it is creating 500 jobs in Germany by opening a new office in Munich

AWS has received a cloud computing security certification from Germany’s cyber-security authority.

Capital One hacker may have breached data of more than 30 companies: Report
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Capital One hacker may have breached data of more than 30 companies: Report

The list includes British telecom firm Vodafone, carmaker Ford, Michigan State University and the Ohio Department of Transportation.

Amazon says it will work with any government agency that follows the law
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Amazon says it will work with any government agency that follows the law

Amazon has found itself at the center of a growing debate over the use of facial recognition.

Instagram influencers' data leak traced back to Mumbai-based marketing firm Chtrbox
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Instagram influencers' data leak traced back to Mumbai-based marketing firm Chtrbox

Chtrbox says that the database did not include any sensitive personal data except for what influencers shared on the public domain.

Sony's PlayStation team was kept in the dark about Microsoft partnership: Report
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Sony's PlayStation team was kept in the dark about Microsoft partnership: Report

Sony uses AWS for the PlayStation Network, but increased coziness with Microsoft might change that.

Private contact data of millions of Instagram influencers exposed publicly
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Private contact data of millions of Instagram influencers exposed publicly

The database containing 49 mn records was hosted on an AWS server and left without a password.

Microsoft briefly valued at $1 trillion after prediction of continuous cloud growth
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Microsoft briefly valued at $1 trillion after prediction of continuous cloud growth

Microsoft tops tech rivals such as Amazon in market capitalization on some days.

Amazon to close down online retail operations in China as it struggles to compete with Alibaba, JD.com
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Amazon to close down online retail operations in China as it struggles to compete with Alibaba, JD.com

Amazon is planning to close down online retail operations catering to consumers in China, in an apparent admission of defeat to local e-commerce rivals such as Alibaba, a report said on Thursday

Facebook users' data exposed for an unknown period of time on Amazon public servers: Report
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Facebook users' data exposed for an unknown period of time on Amazon public servers: Report

Two third-party developed Facebook app datasets have been found exposed to the internet.

Microsoft joins hands with BMW to start building cars in 'smart factories'
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Microsoft joins hands with BMW to start building cars in 'smart factories'

BMW already has machines and robots connected with its own IIoT platform that is built on Microsoft Azure.