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Justin Trudeau Sends an HQ2 Love Letter to Amazon

No tax breaks, but Canada offers a valuable perk: Universal healthcare. Canadian cities are going all out to woo Amazon’s second headquarters, including a “Dear Jeff” letter from Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to the company’s CEO Jeff Bezos. In his letter, which comes on the final day of a competition for cities to make their […]

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EU orders Amazon to repay $295 million in Luxembourg back taxes

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Amazon (AMZN.O) on Wednesday was told to pay about 250 million euros ($ 294.38 million) in back taxes to Luxembourg, the latest U.S. tech company to be caught up in a European Union crackdown on unfair tax deals. The fine was much lower than some sources close to the case had expected […]

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Amazon Is Hoping One of These New Shows Will Be Its Answer to ‘Game of Thrones’

Amazon is looking at the science fiction genre for its next big hit in video streaming. The retail giant is developing three new shows that will be adaptations of popular works of science-fiction including Ringworld, Snow Crash, and Lazarus, according to a report Thursday evening by Variety. It’s part of Amazon’s quest to become a […]

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Wal-Mart tests direct-to-fridge; Amazon ups restaurant game

(Reuters) – Wal-Mart Stores Inc is testing a service to stock groceries directly to customers’ refrigerators as it seeks to take on e-commerce giant Amazon.com. The delivery of groceries and meal kits is emerging as the next frontier of competition among retailers. The world’s biggest brick-and-mortar retailer said on Friday it is partnering with August […]

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With Its Recent Outage, Amazon Web Services Is Helping To Sell Hybrid IT

With their latest outage, Amazon Web Services (AWS) provides business leaders with a stark reminder: The public cloud is not infallible, the public cloud does not guarantee high availability and when it goes down, it does it magnificently. Which is why Hybrid IT is so valuable. RSS-1

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In murder case, Amazon says Alexa’s speech is protected by the First Amendment

Add yet another skill to Alexa’s repertoire: staunch defense of the First Amendment.  Amazon is holding firm and refusing to hand over voice and transcription data recorded by an Echo speaker to prosecutors in Arkansas as part of a murder trial.  Amazon maintains the authorities haven’t clearly established that the investigation is more important than […]

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Amazon AWS and Microsoft Azure: A Cloud Infrastructure (IaaS) Duopoly?

Amazon Web Services Vs. Microsoft Azure is shaping up to be a fight that will shape the cloud computing industry’s future over the next decade. RSS-5 RSS-4

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Amazon launches videoconferencing for cloud customers

The cloud computing unit of Amazon is among the fastest growing segments for the US tech giant, which has expanded from its roots as an online … RSS-5

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It's not just Google — Snap has a $1 billion cloud services deal with Amazon, too

Snap also has a $ 1 billion deal with Amazon to use its cloud computing services, according to an updated version of its S-1 IPO paperwork mad public … Cloud Computing

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How to Find, View, and Delete Everything the Amazon Echo and Google Home Know About You

Has Amazon’s Echo and Google’s Google Home taken up residence in your home? If not, you’re probably at least considering adding one of these digital helpers. They are supremely useful after all, providing assistance with everything from weather forecasts to smart-home control. All you need to do is ask. To read this article in full […]

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Look out, Amazon: Another ecommerce giant is looming in home entertainment

In business as in life, imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. Alibaba, Amazon’s China-based ecommerce rival, is planning to spend more than $ 7 billion on its entertainment division over the next three years, according to a memo obtained by Reuters. The move would add yet another player to what has become a crowded […]

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