Amazon wants to build its own quantum computer
Published in PC Hardware
Wednesday, 02 December 2020 11:20

Amazon wants to build its own quantum computer


Your delivery is potentially dead or alive

Amazon is apparently building its own quantum computer.

Amazon was brought down by new servers
Published in Cloud
Wednesday, 02 December 2020 11:14

Amazon was brought down by new servers


Too many threads brought down the cloud

Amazon Web Services (AWS) has revealed the actual cause of the massive outage that impacted thousands of online sites and services, including Amazon's own services, last week.

Amazon and Apple are the bad guys of electronic waste
Published in News


They need to do more, claim UK MPs

Global giants such as Amazon and Apple should be made responsible for helping to collect, recycle and repair their products to cut the 155,000 tonnes of electronic waste being thrown away each year in the UK, according to MPs.

Amazon workers revolt
Published in News
Friday, 27 November 2020 11:50

Amazon workers revolt


Coordinated protests worldwide

Amazon warehouse workers and social and environmental justice activists around the world are  staging a series of coordinated protests, strikes, and actions to demand the online retailer respect workers' rights to participate in union activity, stop circumventing tax laws, and commit to higher environmental standards, according to the event's organisers.

Amazon coins it in during French lock-down
Published in News
Wednesday, 18 November 2020 12:21

Amazon coins it in during French lock-down


Activity boosted by 50 percent

Online retail giant Amazon, which has been operating during the French lockdown, has seen a boost in activity by 40-50 per cent.

NXP Semiconductors does deal with Amazon
Published in Transportation
Tuesday, 17 November 2020 12:55

NXP Semiconductors does deal with Amazon


Car control on the cloud

Dutch chipmaker NXP Semiconductors has entered a strategic relationship with Amazon.com’s cloud computing unit to help cars communicate with data centres.

Antitrust action against Amazon expected today
Published in News
Tuesday, 10 November 2020 11:41

Antitrust action against Amazon expected today


Europe watchdog barks

The European Commission is expected to file formal antitrust charges against Amazon.com today over its dual role as a marketplace for merchants and as a retailer competing to sell the same products.

Splitting up tech giants will not be necessary
Published in News


Europe's antitrust watchdog barks

Splitting up large tech companies such as Google and Facebook will not be necessary, Europe’s antitrust chief said on Sunday.

Amazon and Apple investigated by German watchdogs
Published in News


Antitrust

Amazon and Apple face German antitrust scrutiny  over a policy that excludes independent sellers of brand products on the online market place.

Amazon escapes UK digital tax
Published in News
Friday, 16 October 2020 11:59

Amazon escapes UK digital tax


But smaller sites will have to pay

Amazon will not have to pay the UK's new digital services tax on products it sells directly to consumers but small traders who sell products on its site will face increased charges.