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Does Amazon own Seattle?

Walk down Seventh Avenue in downtown Seattle and you can't miss them: Three gigantic spheres resembling melted-together Milk Duds rising in the …

Amazon expands Alexa, could propel voice-control tech onto more devices - New York Business Journal

By Rachel Nielsen <br>– Staff Writer, Puget Sound Business Journal<p>Jun 1, 2016, 8:30am EDT<p>Amazon.com (Nasdaq: AMZN) has released a web-browser version of …

Will the U.S. military enlist Amazon’s Alexa?

On this Memorial Day, let’s not forget the hackers and tinkerers toiling in the shadows, who help protect those men and women who keep America safe.<p>As we enter a world of connected everything, U.S. defense research agency DARPA is trying to stay on top of this IoT thing — ensuring that …

Google unveils its Amazon Echo competitor, a smart speaker called Google Home

At its annual I/O developer conference, Google today unveiled a new hardware device and competitor to Amazon Echo, a portable speaker powered by voice assistance technology called Google Home. The device was widely rumored to have been in development under the codename “Chirp,” and the final …

News: Google's New Home Assistant Is an Amazon Echo Killer

Google first introduced Google Home, its latest smart product in the works, at the company's I/O conference in May 2016. It will directly compete …

Amazon Echo can now add events to Google calendar

Amazon Echo is getting a nice new feature: you can now add events to your Google calendar.<p>All you have to do is say something like ‘Alexa, add ‘camping with Nate’ to my Calendar for 9am this Saturday’ and she’d put it right in your calendar so you don’t forget we’re going camping this …

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Put Amazon Alexa on your wrist with the CoWatch

First there was Android Wear, followed by the Apple Watch. Soon we'll see Amazon Alexa on a smartwatch with the CoWatch, an Indiegogo campaign in …

'She has a name': Amazon's Alexa is a sleeper hit, with serious superfans

When Steven Arkonovich brought home his Amazon Echo, he knew the little machine’s basic functions: he could ask it to tell him the weather, add something to his shopping cart, or play NPR.<p>The Echo was always on, waiting, listening for his invocation. Say “Alexa” and it lit up blue, ready to answer …

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Now you can ask Alexa to send your mom flowers

The Amazon Echo digital assistant has a new trick that lets you place an order with 1-800-Flowers via a voice command.<p>Amazon's Alexa is gaining quite the repertoire as a personal assistant. 1-800-Flowers introduced a new skill for Alexa on Tuesday, making it easier than ever for you to take care of …

Smart Homes

You could maybe put an Amazon Echo on the ceiling, I guess

Ceilings. Typically the haunt of light bulbs, fans, and the odd projector, they're clearly under-utilized. Now someone on Etsy has made a mount for the Amazon Echo to rectify this problem. Sure, you could use the mount to bolt the Echo to a counter, or be a rebel and let it jut out of your wall, …

Amazon Alexa comes to the first non-Echo device, the Triby

The voice of Alexa, the digital assistant brought to you by the Amazon Echo, is making its debut on a third-party device on Thursday.<p>Now, if you want …

Syfy is the first network to launch a skill for Amazon Echo

Your Amazon Echo now has the ability to answer your burning question about <i>12 Monkeys</i>.<p>On Friday, Syfy became the first entertainment network to launch …

Amazon Web Services Forges Ahead Like There Is No Competition

Remember the days when people believed that Amazon Web Services was a loss leader for the rest of the company?<p>That notion started to fade last year …

Arrow | Hulu

Arrow is currently unavailable to stream on-demand, but may be available on Hulu with Live TV depending on regional availability. Try Live TV for …

How do cloud services platforms compare?

As the cloud services competition heats up between Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft Azure, both companies have begun not only slashing prices, but expanding their offerings to cover more of what matters to today’s developers.<p>This includes Azure’s heavy investing into big data, while also …

Cost Optimisation on AWS

AWS Snowball Pricing – Amazon Web Services

Snowball 50 TB: $200<p>Snowball 80 TB: $250; for Asia Pacific (Singapore): $320<p>First 10 days of onsite usage are free* and each extra onsite day is …

Cloud Computing

Microsoft Follows Amazon's Lead, Cuts the Price of Its Cloud Services Product | Inc.com

Microsoft has cut the price of Azure, its cloud services product, after Amazon did a similar thing earlier in January, ZDNet reports.<p>Amazon cut the price of EC2, a part of Amazon Web Services, and made it easier for a user to only pay for the services they use, based on the time they use them …

Cloud Computing

Intro to AWS IOT

Intro to AWS , Smartmirror, device registry, starter kit, mqtt<p>Talk for AWS User Group Stuttgart 10th of March 2016

Why AWS dominates the cloud services market

In the latest Magic Quadrant report released by Gartner last year, Amazon Web Services (AWS) maintained its position as the king of cloud Infrastructure as a service (IaaS) providers. Followed by Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud Platform, the three cloud providers are often referred to as …

Apple said to move part of cloud business from AWS to Google

Apple has moved some of its iCloud and services data from Amazon Web Services to Google’s cloud platform, in what is seen as a bid by the iPhone maker to diversify its cloud service providers, according to reports.<p>The move comes even as the company is building its own new data centers, leading to …

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Microsoft answers AWS Lambda’s event-triggered serverless apps with Azure Functions

Microsoft announced it was previewing a new service today at its annual Build Developer conference that lets programmers create event-driven triggers without deploying any underlying infrastructure.<p>If it sounds familiar, it’s because AWS introduced a similar service called Lambda last year at …

Is Amazon's AWS Too Profitable?

SOURCE: AMAZON.com.<p>For a company that went two decades with minuscule profit margins, <b>Amazon.com</b> has enjoyed a streak of profitability that's been a welcome relief for longtime stockholders. The driving force behind Amazon's profit over the past year is Amazon Web Services, the company's cloud …

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Why Amazon and OpenStack Continue to Thrive in a Complex Cloud World

A decade ago, the cloud was not a computing term and Amazon was best known as an online retailer of consumer goods like books. Now the company is on …

Google apologizes for cloud outage that one person describes as a 'comedy of errors'

So it was not good that on Monday, the Google Compute Engine cloud service went down for 18 minutes at 7 p.m. Pacific for just about all of its customers everywhere.<p>Compute Engine is the cloud service that Google has launched to compete head-to-head with Amazon Web Services EC2, where companies can …

Here Is How Amazon Preempted Google's Assault On EC2 Spot Instances

Google Cloud is back in the news – this time with an assault on Amazon EC2 Spot Instances. Continuing its commitment to Moore’s law, Google has also dropped the price of its IaaS offering by 40%.<p>Touted as one of the most innovative features of Amazon EC2, Spot Instances allow customers to bid on …

Cloud Computing

AWS Announces X1 Instances For EC2 With 2TB Of Memory, Launching Next Year

Amazon today announced a massive new instance type for its AWS EC2 compute service. The new X1 instances will feature 2 terabytes of memory. That’s a huge increase from what was previously EC2’s largest instance type, which “only” featured 200 gigabytes of memory. These new instances will launch in …

Now Available – EC2 Dedicated Hosts | Amazon Web Services

Last month, I announced that we would soon be making EC2 Dedicated Hosts available. As I wrote at the time, this model allows you to control the …

Cloud Computing

Google vs. AWS Pricing: Google Cuts Are First of 2015

TweetSeven months after its last price cut on compute power for the cloud, Google is making good on its promise to drive cloud prices down on Google …

Cloud Computing

Amazon cloud has 1 million users and is near $10 billion in annual sales

Amazon Web Services, now 10 years old, dominates US cloud computing market.<p>Amazon Web Services (AWS) will become a $10 billion business this year, …

Cloud Computing