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‘What does this have to do with selling books?’

Adam Selipsky gave his first AWS re:Invent keynote this morning since taking over as CEO from Andy Jassy earlier this year. He had big shoes to fill, but it’s not as though Selipsky was a comple

AWS introduces IoT TwinMaker, a new service to easily create digital twins

At AWS’s re:Invent conference this morning, the company announced AWS IoT TwinMaker, a new service that makes it easy to create and use digital twins of real-world systems. For context, digital

Amazon launches preview of new AWS Private 5G managed service

At Amazon’s AWS re:Invent conference this morning, the company announced the preview of “AWS Private 5G,” which is a new service that aims to make it easy to deploy and manage your own p

AWS introduces a solution to get customers off their mainframes more quickly

At Amazon’s AWS re:Invent conference this morning, the company announced a new platform for mainframe migration and modernization called simply “AWS Mainframe Modernization,” which a

AWS targets the energy industry with launch of the AWS Energy Competency Program

Amazon today announced a new program that will formally identify AWS Partners who develop specialized solutions aimed at the energy industry. The new AWS Energy Competency Program, as it’s calle

UK’s antitrust watchdog orders Facebook to sell Giphy

In a significant push against Big Tech’s ability to maintain market dominance through sheer buying power, the U.K.’s competition watchdog has ordered Facebook (now Meta) to reverse its acq

Labor board authorizes new Amazon union vote

The director of the National Labor Relation Board’s 10th region has authorized a new union election for workers at Amazon’s Bessemer, Alabama fulfillment center. An NLRB representative has confirm

AWS Braket gets improved support for hybrid quantum-classical workloads

In 2019, AWS launched Braket, its quantum computing service that makes hardware and software tools from its partners Rigetti, IonQ and D-Wave available in its cloud. Given how quickly quantum computin

AWS launches new robotics programs

To kick off re:Invent, AWS’s flagship conference, the cloud computing giant today announced IoT RoboRunner, a new service for building applications that help large fleets of robots work together

Black Friday data adds to evidence e-commerce growth is slowing

No, the secular shift to online shopping will not reverse. But it is also seemingly reverting to slower growth rates.

Particular Audience takes in $7.5M to give retailers way to take on Amazon

Particular Audience provides product discovery tools for retailers to offer personalization without compromising personal data.

Secondhand car auction platform Motorway hits unicorn status after $190M raise with Index, ICONIQ

It was only in June that Motorway — a U.K. platform on which professional car dealers can bid in an auction for privately owned cars for sale — raised $67.7 million in a Series B round. It’s now

Why SoundHound is valued at 5 Shazams

To find out why voice AI company SoundHound is set to go public via a SPAC at a nearly $2.1 billion valuation, let's have a closer look at its history, and the case for its double unicorn valuation.

Gift Guide: Black Friday tech deals that really are worth looking at

It is, somehow, that time again! Thanksgiving is hours away, which means it's time to figure out what, if anything, you want to buy on Black Friday.

With his first re:Invent looming, what will AWS’s new boss bring to the table?

It’s that magical time of year. No, I’m not talking about the upcoming holiday season. Instead, it’s time for AWS’s annual customer extravaganza re:Invent, which starts next we

Italy fines Amazon and Apple $230M over alleged reseller collusion

Amazon and Apple have been hit with almost $230 million (€203 million) in total fines by Italy’s antitrust authority — following an investigation into reselling of Apple and (Apple-owned

India police charge Amazon executives in marijuana smuggling case

Police in Madhya Pradesh, a central state in India, have registered a case against executive directors of Amazon India in connection with alleged use of the e-commerce marketplace for smuggling mariju

In Amazon scuffle, Visa’s loss could be Affirm’s gain

Let's look at why BNPL is becoming a more attractive payment option for big e-commerce companies like Amazon and Walmart, as well as merchant marketplaces like Square and Shopify.

Pentagon announces new cloud initiative to replace ill-fated JEDI contract

The Pentagon announced a limited request for bids for a new cloud initiative today that replaces the cancelled $10 billion, decade-long JEDI contract initiative. You may recall (or not) that it previo

Food tech company Amara gobbles up $12M for its nutrient-dense infant products

This year, Amara produced its Yogurt Smoothie Melts, which CEO Jessica Sturzenegger touts as “the only melt-in-mouth snacks for babies and toddlers without any added sugar.”
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