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  • A ride into space will cost US$200K

    ​Jeff Bezos' rocket company plans to charge passengers about US$200,000 to US$300,000 for its first trips into space next year, two people familiar with its plans told Reuters.

    Written by Reuters13 July 18 11:06
  • US government won't block AI development

    ​The Trump administration will not stand in the way of the development of artificial intelligence in the United States, a top official said on Thursday, while acknowledging that the burgeoning technology will displace some jobs.

    Written by Reuters24 May 18 09:32
  • Amazon.com opens first checkout-free grocery store in the US

    Amazon.com opened its checkout-free grocery store in the US today after more than a year of testing, the company said, moving forward on an experiment that could dramatically alter brick-and-mortar retail.​

    Written by Reuters22 Jan. 18 11:43
  • Here's everything announced at Wednesday's AWS Summit

    AWS unveiled a smorgasbord of new functionality, including new billing for software-as-a-service applications, a new continuous integration tool, and enhancements to the company’s database services. Here’s the rundown of what got announced.

    Written by Blair Hanley Frank20 April 17 04:39
  • Could Amazon become an enterprise collaboration contender?

    Amazon has a series of apps that compete with Office 365 and G Suite, but they currently aren’t packaged and sold as a collective portfolio. Here’s how Amazon could become a major player in business software.

    Written by Matt Kapko11 April 17 04:23
  • AWS offers Alexa developers free cloud credits

    Developers interested in extending the capabilities of Amazon’s Alexa virtual assistant have some more free tools in their arsenal, thanks to a program the company announced Wednesday.

    Written by Blair Hanley Frank16 March 17 03:34
  • AWS follows Google with Reserved Instance flexibility changes

    Customers who have Reserved Instance contracts with Amazon Web Services will be able to subdivide some of their Linux and Unix virtual machine instances while maintaining their capacity discounts, thanks to pricing changes announced Monday.

    Written by Blair Hanley Frank15 March 17 07:50
  • AWS says a typo caused the massive S3 failure this week

    Everyone makes mistakes. But working at Amazon Web Services means an incorrectly entered input can lead to a massive outage that cripples popular websites and services.

    Written by Blair Hanley Frank03 March 17 07:45
  • AWS blames a typo for Tuesday’s outage

    An authorized S3 team member entered a command incorrectly and a larger set of servers was removed than was intended, Amazon said.

    Written by Sharon Gaudin03 March 17 07:21
  • 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
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