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  • What happens inside Amazon when there's a Xen vulnerability

    Amazon Web Services last year was estimated by Gartner to be five times bigger than its next 14 competitors combined. That's a lot of virtual machines. And they all run on a customized version of the open source Xen hypervisor, so when the Xen code has a security vulnerability, that's a big deal for AWS.

    Written by Brandon Butler04 March 15 05:25
  • US aviation regulator proposes opening skies to commercial drones

    The Federal Aviation Administration and Department of Transportation proposed Sunday new regulations that remove many of the barriers to commercial use of drones for applications like photography and surveying, but they don't permit the kind of automated drone use that companies like Amazon.com are eyeing for package delivery.

    Written by Martyn Williams16 Feb. 15 03:15
  • One-fifth of organisations store more than 1 petabyte of data

    Data growth across Australian businesses is showing no signs of slowing with almost one-fifth of organisations responding to a survey indicating they are managing more than 1 petabyte of information.

    Written by Byron Connolly13 Feb. 15 16:18
  • Amazon said to launch enterprise email service

    Amazon will launch an enterprise email and calendar service that competes against products from Microsoft and Google, according to the Wall Street Journal.

    Written by Fred O'Connor29 Jan. 15 06:39
  • Smartphones, tablets & eBay taking down SkyMall

    <a href="http://www.skymall.com/">SkyMall</a>, the quirky airline catalog, looks as though it may be grounded before long. Parent company Xhibit has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection and seeks to sell its assets.

    Written by Bob Brown24 Jan. 15 04:39
  • Google, Facebook, Apple spent record amounts on lobbying in 2014

    The tech industry's most influential companies spent record amounts of money on federal lobbying in 2014 despite a general drop in lobbying by most tech companies. The spending was often directed at areas away from the central business of technology, and it indicates how diverse and powerful major tech companies are becoming.

    Written by Martyn Williams22 Jan. 15 12:41
  • Amazon ditches Wallet mobile payment service

    Amazon has pulled the plug on its Wallet app, a service the company launched in beta six months ago to dip its toes into the burgeoning area of mobile payments.

    Written by Zach Miners22 Jan. 15 07:08