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Facebook Let Some Companies Access Your Private Messages, Friends Lists: Report

Another day and another set of startling revelations about Facebook’s lax attitude towards user privacy. The social giant reportedly gave major tech companies more access than advertised to the personal user data. According to a report, the company effectively exempted the tech giants like Yahoo, Microsoft, Amazon, Netflix and Spotify from privacy restrictions that are […]

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Amazon Launches Machine Learning Chip ‘Inferentia’, Taking on Nvidia and Intel

Amazon.com on Wednesday launched a microchip aimed at so-called machine learning, entering a market that both Intel Corp and Nvidia Corpare counting on to boost their earnings in the coming years. Amazon is one of the largest buyers of chips from Intel and Nvidia, whose semiconductors help power Amazon’s booming cloud computing unit, Amazon Web Services. But Amazon has started to design […]

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Black Friday Sale 2018: Amazon India Offers Deals, Discounts on International Brands

Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving, also marks a major holiday sale for people in the US. Similarly, Cyber Monday is a marketing term coined for the Monday after the Thanksgiving holiday in the country. Over the last few years, the hype over the shopping mania has caught on to a few other markets, such […]

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Jeff Bezos Defends Amazon Bid for Pentagon Cloud Project

Amazon chief Jeff Bezos on Monday defended the company’s bid for a major Pentagon cloud computing contract, saying it was important to support US defence efforts even if unpopular. “This is a great country and it does need to be defended,” Bezos said onstage during a question-and-answer session at the Wired 25th Anniversary conference in San Francisco. Bezos was asked […]

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Microsoft, Google, Others Dial Up the Competition to Counter Dominant Amazon

A group of cloud computing companies is taking aim at Amazon.com’s dominant Amazon Web Services by offering free or deeply discounted rates on moving data between their cloud services. The Bandwidth Alliance, as the group calls itself, launched on Wednesday and includes large cloud computing firms such as Microsoft’s Azure and International Business Machines’ IBM Cloud, as well independent firms such as […]

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Amazon Expands Logistics Reach With Move Into Ocean Shipping

Amazon Inc’s China arm has registered as an ocean freight forwarder, according to the US Federal Maritime Commission, a move that will give it more control over shipping products from Chinese factories to US shoppers. The registration is the latest indication that Amazon plans to expand its logistics reach to cut costs for its retail […]

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Amazon to Stream Obama’s Final State of the Union

After winning big in Hollywood at the Golden Globe awards, Amazon is now looking toward the nation’s capital. On Tuesday, the website will stream President Barack Obama’s final State of the Union address. “For the first time, this year SOTU will be available to stream on-demand on Amazon Video,” wrote Jason Goldman, the White House’s […]

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Amazon to Launch Portable Version of Echo Voice Assistant Speaker

Amazon is expected to release a smaller, portable version of its voice-activated Echo speaker, citing people familiar with the plans. The new device, code-named “Fox”, is expected to be priced lower than the $180 (roughly Rs. 11,800) Echo, the newspaper reported. The company launched Amazon Echo in November 2014, a speaker one can leave on […]