The European Union is working on a possible ban on the provision of cloud services to Russia as part of new sanctions against the Kremlin for the invasion of Ukraine.
As of June 30, 2023
Amazon has decided to completely end its digital book business in China.
Still a bit iffy on paying tax in the country
The UK government seems to have no problem awarding Amazon lucrative contracts, despite criticism that the outfit’s efforts to avoid paying tax.
We can get another year out of them if we give them golden apples
Amazon Web Services (AWS) says it will extend the useful life of the servers powering its cloud from four years to five, and its networking equipment from five years to six.
Return of the Jedi?
The US National Security Agency has re-awarded a $10 billion cloud computing contract to Amazon Web Services after it was forced to review the contract.
At least to AWS customers
The Australian National University (ANU) is putting its ANU Quantum Numbers (AQN) online random number generator has been launched on Amazon Web Services (AWS) Marketplace.
Apparently it lost 1.16 billion euros
Amazon's main European retail business reported 1.16 billion euros ($1.26 billion) of losses in 2021.
If they can get away with it, why can't we?
Google has seen Apple prop up its App store by insisting developers use its Apple Pay systems and thought it was an excellent way to make money.
Negotiators from the European Parliament and EU member states have agreed on a landmark law to curb the market dominance of United States tech giants such as Google, Meta, Amazon and Apple.