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Microsoft winning thanks to Amazon fears
Published in Cloud
Monday, 18 March 2019 12:30

Microsoft winning thanks to Amazon fears


Rivals worry about Amazon support

Software King of the World Microsoft is doing rather well in the cloud wars because some of the bigger retailers are worried about handing over their cash to rival Amazon.

Amazon part of the anti-Vax conspiracy
Published in News
Thursday, 28 February 2019 11:35

Amazon part of the anti-Vax conspiracy


Helping parents off their kids with medieval illnesses

Amazon has been named and shamed as one of the companies which have been helping to transmit false “anti-vax” medical advice.

Amazon doubles profits and pays no tax
Published in News
Monday, 18 February 2019 11:38

Amazon doubles profits and pays no tax


Paying tax is socialism in the US

While millions of middle and lower class Americans have just discovered that they are paying more tax under new Republican tax cuts, they will be no doubt overjoyed that Amazon's tax bill was nothing this year. 

Amazon and GM invest in electric truck manufacturer
Published in Transportation


Rivian now valued at $1-2 billion

Amazon and General Motors want to invest in Rivian Automotive in a deal that would value the US electric truck manufacturer at between $1 billion and $2 billion.

Amazon buys Eero
Published in News
Tuesday, 12 February 2019 12:12

Amazon buys Eero


All your mesh home routers are belong to us

Amazon has announced that it's acquiring Eero, the maker of mesh home routers.

Amazon thinking of abandoning New York amid protests
Published in News


We made it there we can make it anywhere

Online retailer Amazon is exploring alternatives to locating part of its new headquarters in New York in case the plan should fail due to local opposition.

Amazon's Bezos says National Enquirer tried to blackmail him
Published in News


We have pictures of you cheating on your wife now say we are not Trump's attack dogs or we publish

Amazon boss Jeff Bezos has accused the owner of the National Enquirer of trying to blackmail him with the threat of publishing “intimate photos” he allegedly sent to his girlfriend unless he said in public that the supermarket tabloid’s reporting on him was not politically motivated.

Alexia started to ignore users
Published in AI
Thursday, 17 January 2019 10:33

Alexia started to ignore users


You are all human scum

Amazon's AI-driven Alexa took the first steps towards a robot uprising on Wednesday by ignoring the requests of its users.

Ellison moans that no ordinary person would use Amazon
Published in Cloud


Ordinary people buy an Oracle licence

Oracle’s Larry Ellison is still rather miffed that Amazon has turned off its Oracle data warehouse in favour of its own software.

Facebook gave data to Microsoft, Amazon, Spotify, Netflix, and the Royal Bank of Canada
Published in News


Considered them exempt from privacy rules

Facebook documents, found by the New York Times, show that the social network considered Microsoft, Spotify, Netflix, and the Royal Bank of Canada business partners and effectively exempted them from its privacy rules.