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AWS aunches Elastic File System

Amazon Web Services (AWS) has launched Amazon Elastic File System (Amazon EFS), a fully-managed service that lets users set up and create file systems in the...

Amazon launches online educational resource service for teachers with Inspire

Amazon is entering the education technology market with an online marketplace of digital educational resources. Called Amazon Inspire, the platform will let educators upload or access free...

Developers have released over 1000 skills for Alexa, says Amazon

Developers have now released over 1,000 skills for Alexa, the cloud-based virtual assistant from Amazon, using the Smart Home Skill API within the Alexa...

Amazon plans $3 billion investment in India

Amazon is planning to invest $3 million in India, bringing the company's total investment in the country to $5 billion to date. The announcement...

ARM And x86 Server-Class Microprocessor Revenue Will Increase 1.3%

Worldwide x86 and ARM server-class microprocessor revenue will increase 1.3% to $13.9 billion, while server microprocessor market unit shipments will increase 3.5% to 22.9...

Amazon Takes On YouTube With Self-Publishing Video

Online retail behemoth Amazon has launched a video platform that lets users upload videos to the company's content delivery service. Amazon Prime streaming service was offering...

Tech Companies Continue To Spend Lobbying Dollars

Google slashed spending on lobbying by 25.5 percent in the first quarter of 2016 to $3.8 million, while AT&T reported the highest lobbying outlay...

Amazon Buys Elemental

Amazon has reached an agreement to acquire Elemental Technologies, a company that provides software-defined video solutions for multiscreen content delivery.  Terms of the acquisition were not...

Amazon’s MySQL-Compatible Database Engine Available Now

Aurora, Amazon's MySQL-compatible database engine is now available to all customers, says the Seattle-based company. More than a thousand AWS customers, including global enterprises and...

Amazon Hiring 1000 People In UK

Amazon is hiring a staff of about 1,000 in the UK. The staff will not be on its list of seasonal workers, but on the company's permanent payroll. The retail giant is Britain's biggest online retailer, and employs roughly 6,000 people in its warehouses. According to a report by Sean Farrell at The Guardian, Amazon permanent employees get £7.39 an hour on an average, and can earn about £8.90 an hour after two years.

Amazon Launches Fire HD Tablets For Children

Amazon has launched Fire HD Kids Edition, a tablet the company says is built from the ground up for kids. There is more. The Fire HD...

Amazon CFO To Retire

Thomas Szkutak, senior vice president and chief financial officer at online retail behemoth Amazon, will retire from the company in June 2015. Mr. Szkutak has been Amazon’s CFO since joining the company in October 2002. Brian Olsavsky, vice president of Finance for the company’s global consumer business, will succeed Mr. Szkutak as CFO.

Amazon Buys Gaming Video Platform Twitch

Amazon has reached an agreement to acquire Twitch Interactive for $970 million. Twitch provides a  live video platform that lets gamers watch and broadcast video game play....

Amazon Acquires Digital Comics Company ComiXology

Amazon has reached an agreement to acquire digital comics company comiXology. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. The acquisition is expected to close in the second quarter of 2014. Following the acquisition, comiXology’s headquarters will remain in New York.

Amazon Unveils Fire TV Set-Top Box

Amazon has launched Fire TV, a $99 HDTV set-top box, that pegs the retail giant in competition with players like Apple TV, Roku, and...