Intel wants to make AMD chips at IFS
Published in PC Hardware

For Nvidia, Qualcomm, and Google as well

During the IFS Direct Connect 2024 event, Intel's CEO, Pat Gelsinger, answered a couple of questions from the members of the press, including a rather peculiar one from Tom's Hardware hack, Paul Alcorn, where Intel CEO expressed hope that customers for Intel Foundry Services will include Nvidia, Qualcomm, Google, and even AMD.

Amazon to charge extra for ad-free streaming
Published in News

That’s a nice movie you are watching, you wouldn’t want an advert popping up every five minutes would you?

Amazon has sparked fury among its Prime Video customers by telling them they must cough up more cash if they don't want to watch ads with their shows and movies.

Amazon bragged “cultivating” Southern California city mayor
Published in News

So it allows it to build large warehouses in residential areas

Amazon bragged it has "cultivated" a Southern California city mayor by donating PPE to the city and taking him and his team on tours in a leaked confidential company document.

Brits make Amazon and Facebook sign data pledge
Published in News

Can’t sell it to give them an unfair advantage

The UK’s Competition and Markets Authority has made Facebook and Amazon promise not to sell third-party seller data that gives it an unfair commercial advantage.

Amazon has 181 million European users
Published in News

First transparency report

In its first store transparency report, Amazon said it has more than 181 million users in the European Union and employs more than 150,000 people directly.

FTC takes on Amazon
Published in News

A major anti-trust battle 

The Federal Trade Commission is preparing to file a major antitrust lawsuit accusing Amazon of "using its power to reward online merchants that use its logistics services and punish those who don't."

Google moans to FTC about Microsoft cloud
Published in Cloud

Tweedledum and Tweedledee 

Google has formally filed a complaint to the US Federal Trade Commission, publicly alleging that Microsoft used its dominant position in enterprise software to push customers toward Vole's cloud services.

US antics divide subsea cable market into East and West
Published in News

Returning to the cold war

The subsea cable market is in danger of dividing into eastern and western blocs as the US is putting pressure on companies to avoid Chinese ties.  

Amazon releases mysterious Snow
Published in Cloud

You know nothing about Snow

Amazon Web Services has announced a new member of its "Snow" family of on-prem hardware -- but the machine’s specs appear not to be available to eyes outside the US military.

Amazon slow on ChatGPT-style technology
Published in AI

It's not Wonder Woman 

Amazon is slow to let its customers test the ChatGPT-style technology it unveiled six weeks ago.