Saudi government spied on Bezos
Published in Mobiles
Monday, 01 April 2019 10:35

Saudi government spied on Bezos


Accessed his private files turned the dirt over to a rival newspaper

The security chief for Amazon chief executive Jeff Bezos said on Saturday that the Saudi government had access to Bezos' phone and gained private information from it.

Amazon boss wants to put Alexa into a robot
Published in News


It would help if it could get out more

Amazon’s head boffin Rohit Prasad said that the bookseller’s personal software assistant Alexa would be far smarter if it had a robot body and cameras to move around in the real world., Addressing the assorted throngs at MIT Technology Review’s EmTech Digital AI conference in San Francisco Prasad said: “The only way to make smart assistants really smart is to give it [sic] eyes and let it explore the world”.

Microsoft shames Amazon
Published in News
Thursday, 28 March 2019 12:26

Microsoft shames Amazon


Asks politicians to tax big tech more

While most big tech companies are seeking to avoid paying any tax at all, Microsoft is lobbying to make them all pay more.

Microsoft winning thanks to Amazon fears
Published in Cloud
Monday, 18 March 2019 12:30

Microsoft winning thanks to Amazon fears


Rivals worry about Amazon support

Software King of the World Microsoft is doing rather well in the cloud wars because some of the bigger retailers are worried about handing over their cash to rival Amazon.

Amazon part of the anti-Vax conspiracy
Published in News
Thursday, 28 February 2019 11:35

Amazon part of the anti-Vax conspiracy


Helping parents off their kids with medieval illnesses

Amazon has been named and shamed as one of the companies which have been helping to transmit false “anti-vax” medical advice.

Amazon doubles profits and pays no tax
Published in News
Monday, 18 February 2019 11:38

Amazon doubles profits and pays no tax


Paying tax is socialism in the US

While millions of middle and lower class Americans have just discovered that they are paying more tax under new Republican tax cuts, they will be no doubt overjoyed that Amazon's tax bill was nothing this year. 

Amazon and GM invest in electric truck manufacturer
Published in Transportation


Rivian now valued at $1-2 billion

Amazon and General Motors want to invest in Rivian Automotive in a deal that would value the US electric truck manufacturer at between $1 billion and $2 billion.

Amazon buys Eero
Published in News
Tuesday, 12 February 2019 12:12

Amazon buys Eero


All your mesh home routers are belong to us

Amazon has announced that it's acquiring Eero, the maker of mesh home routers.

Amazon thinking of abandoning New York amid protests
Published in News


We made it there we can make it anywhere

Online retailer Amazon is exploring alternatives to locating part of its new headquarters in New York in case the plan should fail due to local opposition.

Amazon's Bezos says National Enquirer tried to blackmail him
Published in News


We have pictures of you cheating on your wife now say we are not Trump's attack dogs or we publish

Amazon boss Jeff Bezos has accused the owner of the National Enquirer of trying to blackmail him with the threat of publishing “intimate photos” he allegedly sent to his girlfriend unless he said in public that the supermarket tabloid’s reporting on him was not politically motivated.