US DoD reconsiders JEDI deal
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Friday, 13 March 2020 12:39

US DoD reconsiders JEDI deal


Microsoft may not get it after all

The US Department of Defense (DoD) is seeking court permission to reconsider certain aspects of its decision to award a $10 billion cloud computing contract to Microsoft.

Google is putting out Amazon’s Fire
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Thursday, 12 March 2020 11:46

Google is putting out Amazon’s Fire


Smart telly makers must agree to ignore Amazon

Amazon’s efforts to expand the Fire TV platform to smart TVs and cable set-top boxes have failed because Google has long prevented consumer electronics manufacturers from doing business with the online book seller.

Amazon boss spends $10 billion to fight climate change
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Hacks off Trump who says that Climate Change is a scam

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos says he's launching a $10 billion Bezos Earth Fund that will issue grants aimed at addressing climate change.

Amazon wants verification to get handy
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Monday, 20 January 2020 11:14

Amazon wants verification to get handy

Our hands will betray us

From our "what can go possibly wrong with that idea" department, Amazon is working to allow customers to connect their credit card information into its hands.

Amazon orders 40 electric delivery vans
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Thursday, 16 January 2020 11:28

Amazon orders 40 electric delivery vans


StreetScooter for carbon-free deliveries

Amazon has ordered 40 electric vans from Deutsche Post’s StreetScooter unit for deliveries in the German city of Munich as part of the plan to be carbon neutral by 2040.

Amazon accused of dirty tricks
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Friday, 10 January 2020 11:07

Amazon accused of dirty tricks


Don't call me honey

Amazon has been slammed for dirty tricks after it labelled Honey "a security risk" for shoppers over the holidays.

Amazon threatens to fire staff who speak about climate change
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Says staff gags are nothing new

A group of Amazon employees say the online bookseller has threatened to fire two workers for speaking out against the company's environmental policies.

Amazon wants you to pay with blood
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Monday, 30 December 2019 10:27

Amazon wants you to pay with blood


Or at least in that vein

Online bookseller Amazon filed a patent for technology that could identify you by scanning the wrinkles in the palm of your hand and by using a light to see beneath your skin to your blood vessels.

Facebook wants to kill Android
Published in IoT
Friday, 20 December 2019 11:42

Facebook wants to kill Android


Liberate Oculus and Portal

Facebook doesn't want its hardware like Oculus and Portal to be at the mercy of Google because they rely on its Android operating system.

Star Wars against Amazon
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Friday, 20 December 2019 11:02

Star Wars against Amazon


The Musk is strong in this one

SpaceX is campaigning to stop Amazon launching 3,236 broadband internet-beaming satellites into low-Earth orbit.