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Storms hit Amazon data center, Netflix and Instagram

Jul 2, 2012
Amazon's servers were hit by a storm in Virginia. Those data centers are also home to storage for other major websites like Netflix, Pinterest and Instagram.
Posted In: Amazon, cloud computing, weather

Facebook is spending $60 million to recognize your face

Jun 20, 2012
The social giant bets big on facial recognition software, but what is it using that information for?
Posted In: Facebook, facial recognition, privacy, Kindle, Amazon, harry potter

Greenpeace says Apple and Amazon have dirty clouds

Apr 19, 2012
Greenpeace says some companies running cloud services are doing better than others from an environmental stewardship point of view. It gives Amazon and Apple Fs. Plus, "The Legend of Grimrock" shows you the fun to be had while trapped in a dungeon.
Posted In: apple, Amazon, Google, cloud computing, games, video games

Amazon acquires rights to James Bond novels

Apr 18, 2012
Amazon is stepping up its publishing push, with help from none other than Agent 007. The online bookseller has just acquired the rights to the James Bond novels behind the movies.
Posted In: Amazon, publishing, James Bond

How e-books can move forward after price-fixing lawsuit

Apr 12, 2012
The Department of Justice is accusing Apple and five publishers fixing prices for electronic books, or e-books. Three of the publishers have already settled.
Posted In: apple, ebooks, Amazon

Apple, five publishers sued over e-book pricing

Apr 11, 2012
Federal and state prosecutors alleged Apple and five big publishers conspired to raise e-book prices to wage battle against Amazon.
Posted In: apple, Amazon, e-books

With Kiva purchase, robots go the distance at Amazon

Mar 20, 2012
The giant online retailer buys robot-maker Kiva Systems for $775 million. The automatons will bring products to workers in Amazon's massive distribution centers.
Posted In: robot, Kiva Systems, Amazon

Justice Department to sue e-book publishers, Apple

Mar 9, 2012
The Department of Justice is reportedly ready to sue over anti-competitive practices in the electronic book business.
Posted In: apple, e-books, Amazon, games, video games

New Nook Tablet on the way

Feb 21, 2012
Thank goodness! More tablets!
Posted In: nook tablet, Nook, Barnes & Noble, Amazon, kindle fire

Amazon shakes hands with Viacom

Feb 8, 2012
They want to get into your living room.
Posted In: viacom, Amazon, netflix, streaming

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