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Amazon Slashes AWS Prices, Adds Instances in Competitive Bid

Although AWS remains a gorilla in the IaaS space, it faces rising competition on a number of fronts. continue…

In Seattle, Demand for Tech Workers is Insatiable

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Amazon Headquarters Plan
What’s New This Quarter Here’s an amazing stat: Amazon recently hired 12,800 employees bringing its headcount up to 109,800, compared with 81,400 a year ago. That means the company employs more people worldwide than Microsoft does and on any given day has thousands of additional job opportunities listed. (It’s not easy to get in the door, though. Applicants at Amazon’s Lab126 in Cupertino, Calif., which currently has more than 150 positions available, report eight-hour job interviews in front of nine different… continue…

Online Holiday Shopping Spiked, Delaying Some Packages

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This latest holiday period was the best and worst of times for e-commerce. continue…

Amazon Really Wants to Become an Analytics Player

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Amazon Kinesis is the e-commerce giant’s entrant into the burgeoning marketing-analytics space. continue…

Amazon Web Services Heading to China

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The new AWS region will need to follow China’s “legal and regulatory requirements.” continue…

Google Acquires Robotics-Maker Boston Dynamics

Boston Dynamics creates robots capable of scaling vertical surfaces, walking upright on two legs, and sprinting at up to 29 mph. continue…

Andy Rubin Building Robots for Google, Because Why Not

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The biggest question is how Google will ultimately use robotics to improve its bottom line. continue…

Google Compute Engine Squares Off Against AWS

Google’s IaaS offering faces a tough road if it wants to fight toe-to-toe against Amazon Web Services. continue…

Amazon Drones Could Face Some Grief from FAA

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Amazon will need to answer questions about everything from privacy to physical safety if it wants its delivery-drone program to fly. continue…

Amazon Getting into Real-Time Data with Kinesis

Can the online retailer compete against the streaming-data platforms already on the market? continue…