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Amazon only protects its chums from counterfeiters
Published in News


If your brand is unknown you get no protection

Amazon only seems interested in protecting big name brands from counterfeiters and not those who come up with good ideas but are not as famous.

Big Tech’s fake climate shame
Published in News
Monday, 04 October 2021 12:15

Big Tech’s fake climate shame

 

Apple, Amazon, Microsoft and Disney back groups opposed to climate change


While their customers believe that they are as green as Greta Thunberg, Apple, Amazon, Microsoft and Disney, are backing business groups that are fighting climate legislation.

Amazon EC2 VT1 Instances for Live Multi-stream Video Transcoding
Published in Cloud


Powered by Xilinx Alveo U30 media accelerator card

One of the key announcements of the Xilinx Adapt 2021 event was the new Amazon EC2 VT1 instance featuring Xilinx Alveo U30 media accelerator card. Amazon is a big customer when it comes to video transcoding, and it also offers these services through its AWS Amazon EC2 VT1 instances.

Amazon’s Astro robot is a suicidal privacy nut job
Published in AI


Pricey and flimsy too

Amazon’s pricey Astro robot appears to have issues with privacy and is so depressed that it will ignore the existence of stairs and chuck itself down them.

Microsoft faces headhunting charge from Amazon
Published in News
Thursday, 16 September 2021 11:43

Microsoft faces headhunting charge from Amazon


Thou shalt not poach

Microsoft said it has hired a former Amazon cloud executive to run its cybersecurity operations, potentially setting in motion a legal battle between the two tech giants.

Brit banks want Big Cloud to face examination
Published in News
Tuesday, 14 September 2021 12:22

Brit banks want Big Cloud to face examination


Worried about relying on a handful of companies

Big cloud suppliers like Amazon, Google and Microsoft might have to  comply with resilience standards and testing if they want to flog their services to British banks.

Amazon cracks down on cloud misuse
Published in News
Friday, 03 September 2021 11:40

Amazon cracks down on cloud misuse


Will monitor use

Amazon.com plans to take a more proactive approach to determine what types of content violate its cloud service policies, such as rules against promoting violence, and enforce its removal.

Amazon wants to recruit dope smokers
Published in News
Thursday, 02 September 2021 12:11

Amazon wants to recruit dope smokers


Tells delivery partners not to screen for marijuana use

Amazon.com has a solution for a potentially crippling shortage of delivery drivers by recruiting dope smokers.

Amazon falls to leave the atmosphere
Published in News
Friday, 30 July 2021 12:19

Amazon falls to leave the atmosphere


It's what happens when your CEO is trying to get into orbit

It seems that Amazon might be playing the price for its CEO’s obsession about getting into space.

Amazon denies Bitcoin rumour
Published in News
Tuesday, 27 July 2021 09:38

Amazon denies Bitcoin rumour


Bitcoin investors are getting desperate

Desperate to stop haemorrhage losses in Bitcoin value, some wise guy thought it a wizard idea to spread a rumour that Amazon was going to start accepting the monopoly money.