FTC takes on Amazon
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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
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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.

AI will kill off search engines
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Gates predicts

Software King of the World Sir William Gates III claims that AI will soon create personal digital agents for humans so that they never have to go to a productivity site or Amazon again.

Amazon wants to invest $12.7 billion in Indian clouds
Published in Cloud

In time for the monsoon

Amazon plans to invest $12.7 billion into its cloud business in India by 2030, the e-commerce group said.

Amazon unveils four new Echo devices
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Echo Pop, Show 5, Show 5 Kids, and new Echo Buds

Amazon has announced and launched four new Echo devices, the all-new Echo Pop, Echo Show 5, Echo Show 5 Kids, and the all-new Echo Buds. In addition, Amazon has announced that its Echo Auto is now available to customers in Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Spain, and the United Kingdom.

Telcos wants Big Tech help to pay for 5G upgrades
Published in Network

Want EU to make it happen

Big tech companies accounting for more than five per cent of a telecoms provider's peak average internet traffic should help fund the rollout of 5G and broadband across Europe, according to a draft proposal by the telecoms industry. 

Open saucers have job security
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No one wants to fire them

While tech companies are laying off staff claiming that they are cutting costs because of “economic headwinds” they do not seem that keen to let their open saucers go.