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  • Amazon's Alexa gains support for Outlook calendars

    Users of Amazon’s Alexa virtual assistant can now ask her questions about the contents of their Microsoft-hosted calendars. On Wednesday, the assistant gained the ability to interact with calendars from Outlook.com and Office 365, similar to how it works with Google Calendar.

    Written by Blair Hanley Frank17 Feb. 17 03:42
  • AWS Roundup: IoT buttons hit the enterprise, Directory launch and more

    Amazon Web Services got off to a slow start in January, taking its time to sleep off the New Year’s festivities. But the cloud provider got up to speed by the end of the month, launching a handful of new products for its customers to work with.

    Written by Blair Hanley Frank16 Feb. 17 06:34
  • Amazon Chime goes after WebEx, Skype for Business and more

    On Monday, AWS announced the launch of Amazon Chime, a new service that’s designed to compete with the likes of WebEx, Skype for Business and GoToMeeting. It’s a powerful swing at some very entrenched enterprise software players by the public cloud provider.

    Written by Blair Hanley Frank14 Feb. 17 16:00
  • AWS quarterly revenue continues to rise, but growth slows

    The rocketship of cloud growth continued at the end of 2016 for Amazon Web Services. The public cloud provider announced Thursday that brought in a little more than US$3.5 billion during the fourth quarter of last year, up 47 percent from the same period in 2015.

    Written by Blair Hanley Frank03 Feb. 17 10:30
  • Hey Alexa, what are your competitors doing?

    Internet-connected intelligent gizmos had a big showing at this year's Consumer Electronics Show, and there is one common thread between them: Amazon’s Alexa virtual assistant.

    Written by Blair Hanley Frank07 Jan. 17 11:55
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  • How to Avoid Online Scams When Selling Your Old iPhone or iPad

    A lot of people right now are selling their old iPhones and iPad minis to trade up to the supersized iPhone 6 models. Unfortunately, I suspect some of them are being scammed out of their devices -- I nearly was.

    Written by James A. Martin12 Sept. 14 23:37
  • How-to: Get started with Amazon EC2

    Amazon cloud skills are in high demand. This easy, step-by-step guide will help start you on your path to cloud mastery

    Written by Sean Hull24 Oct. 12 10:15
  • Copy Kindle notes and bookmarks to your PC

    If you're a Kindle owner, you've probably discovered the device's enviable ability to bookmark pages, highlight passages, and add notes (a.k.a. annotations).

    Written by Rick Broida17 Aug. 10 06:12
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  • Why Amazon is the current king of the virtual assistants

    Amazon surprised many analysts and competitors with its Alexa cloud-based voice assistant, and the company seems determined to help partners pack the tech into every product imaginable. Alexa has a clear lead in the smart home, but how long will it last?

    Written by Matt Kapko13 Jan. 17 01:08
  • Amazon.com's Alexa now lets you order wings

    Wingstop has launched a voice-based ordering service that leverages Alexa, Amazon.com’s popular virtual assistant technology that’s seeing momentum across several sectors.

    Written by Clint Boulton11 Jan. 17 03:45
  • The future of Drupal could be cooking in this lab

    Acquia Labs has no illusions of making self-driving cars or shooting things into space like Google X, but the budding applied research arm of enterprise open-source Drupal provider Acquia does have designs on a slew of new applications for what it anticipates will be an increasingly browserless world.

    Written by Bob Brown04 Nov. 16 02:26
  • U.S. cloud vendors adjust to Snowden effect, Privacy Shield

    AWS, Microsoft and Google are building data centers in Europe to address privacy concerns in a post-Snowden world. Cloud infrastructure revenue is rising, but how much better could be for U.S. vendors?

    Written by Clint Boulton02 Sept. 16 23:10
  • Microsoft wins battle for Boeing in war with AWS

    Boeing chose the Azure cloud platform because Microsoft agreed to collaborate on analytics software intended to help improve operational efficiency in the narrow margin aviation sector.

    Written by Clint Boulton03 Aug. 16 00:00

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