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  • Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos on innovation and entrepreneurship

    In a ‘fireside chat’ with Amazon’s CTO, Werner Vogels, at the AWS re:Invent conference in Las Vegas the company’s founder and CEO, Jeff Bezos offered his thoughts on the key to innovation.

    Written by Rohan Pearce30 Nov. 12 15:20
  • Amazon unveils data-warehouse-as-a-service

    Andy Jassy, head of Amazon.com’s cloud arm, Amazon Web Services, used his keynote at the inaugural AWS re:Invent developer conference in Las Vegas to unveil the latest addition to AWS’ cloud ecosystem: data-warehouse-as-a-service.

    Written by Rohan Pearce29 Nov. 12 06:11
  • Amazon introduces data warehouse service

    Adding to an already considerable set of Cloud IT offerings, Amazon has introduced a hosted data warehouse service called Redshift, pitching it as a lower-cost alternative to on-premise data warehouse deployments.

    Written by Joab Jackson28 Nov. 12 19:55
  • F5 to launch AWS editions of BIG-IP products

    Network appliance maker F5 will officially announce a new virtual edition of its flagship BIG-IP technology specifically designed for use with Amazon Web Services cloud instances at the AWS re: Invent conference in Las Vegas at the end of the month.

    Written by Jon Gold16 Nov. 12 16:43
  • Amazon set to shake up Australian cloud market

    In a move that has been expected by local commentators for quite some time, Amazon Web Services — the cloud computing arm of Amazon.com — overnight announced that customers can now access AWS services through an Asia Pacific (Sydney) Region.

    Written by Rohan Pearce13 Nov. 12 09:32
  • Apple Sues Amazon Over 'App Store' Name

    It didn't take long for Apple, which seems to be suing anything that moves lately, to drag Amazon's economy tablet, the Kindle Fire, into a lawsuit.

    Written by John P. Mello Jr.19 Nov. 11 07:48
  • Barnes & Noble launches Nook Tablet

    Barnes & Noble launched its widely expected tablet Monday, taking on the soon-to-be released tablet from book-selling rival Amazon with a machine that has slightly better specs.

    Written by Joab Jackson08 Nov. 11 03:20
  • Amazon sets up Kindle lending library

    Amazon.com announced the launch of an e-book lending library for Kindle users, that allows Amazon Prime members to borrow books for free, as frequently as a book a month, and without due dates.

    Written by John Ribeiro03 Nov. 11 16:45
  • Opera responds to Amazon's Cloud-powered 'Silk' browser

    One of to features of Amazon's recently announced Kindle Fire tablet drawing attention is its WebKit-based 'Silk' Web browser. What makes Silk different from most browsers is its 'split browser' approach: Putting together complicated Web pages in Amazon's Cloud infrastructure before downloading the end result to the browser.

    Written by Rohan Pearce30 Sept. 11 10:17
  • Amazon inks deal with Fox for 2,000+ streaming movies

    Amazon announced Monday that it would add more than 2,000 TV shows and movies to its streaming video services this fall in a new partnership with Fox. The new content, which includes classic movies like Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid and TV shows like the X-Files and the cult hit Arrested Development, will bring the total number of instant streaming titles on Amazon to more than 11,000.

    Written by David Daw27 Sept. 11 07:36
  • Here's how Kindle tablet could shake up the market

    Amazon's unveiling of a Kindle tablet would shake up the industry and pose one of the biggest threats to the Apple iPad -- which is why the technology world has its eyes on the online retailer as it prepares for a media gathering in New York this week ahead of the holiday season.

    Written by Tony Bradley26 Sept. 11 02:37
  • Cloud storage providers need sharper billing metrics

    Purveyors of cloud storage services may be doing their customers, or themselves, a disservice by relying on imprecise metrics for billing, argued a researcher at a Usenix conference.

    Written by Joab Jackson18 June 11 06:01
  • Industry agrees on security vulnerability reporting format

    Three years after its founding, the Industry Consortium for Advancement of Security on the Internet (ICASI) is starting to bear fruit with the launch of version 1.0 of its framework designed to allow tech vendors to more easily share data on software vulnerabilities.

    Written by John E. Dunn21 May 11 04:10