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Big chunk of Internet is down: Reddit, StackOverflow, Spotify, Amazon, eBay and more (EDIT: Fixed now, culprit found)
Big chunk of Internet is down: Reddit, StackOverflow, Spotify, Amazon, eBay and more (EDIT: Fixed now, culprit found)
Huge chunk of internet services and sites crashed today, as Fastly, a cache provider, crashed. Among affected sites were Spotify, Amazon, Reddit and hundreds of other sites. 08 Jun 2021
Google, Apple, Amazon ban Twitter competitor Parler
Google, Apple, Amazon ban Twitter competitor Parler
There is some sort of social media purge going on right now. After President Donald Trump was ejected from Twitter, other platforms have followed ...... 10 Jan 2021 - 1 comment
Welcome to 2020s: Cloud goes down - smart doorbells, robovacs stop working
Welcome to 2020s: Cloud goes down - smart doorbells, robovacs stop working
Amazon Web Services cloud computing platform experienced a major outage, which caused variety of web services and smart appliances to experience major problems, too. 26 Nov 2020 - 1 comment
U.S. Congress: Internet giants are monopolies
U.S. Congress: Internet giants are monopolies
The House Antitrust Subcommittee has released a 449 page report which delves into antitrust issues in digital markets involving some of the ...... 09 Oct 2020 - 2 comments
Jeff Bezos first ever to accumulate $200 billion
Jeff Bezos first ever to accumulate $200 billion
For most of us Bill Gates is still the quintessential billionaire, and for a good reason. The man has been at the top of the richest people ...... 27 Aug 2020 - 1 comment
Premier League games will be streamed by Amazon for free
Premier League games will be streamed by Amazon for free
Amazon will stream a few Premier League matches for free when the English top division of football returns later this month. 04 Jun 2020
COVID-19: Amazon to hire 100,000 workers to meet demand
COVID-19: Amazon to hire 100,000 workers to meet demand
Online retail giant will create 100,000 more roles to meet significant jumps in demand amidst the global coronavirus pandemic. 17 Mar 2020
Amazon invests in 100,000 electric delivery vehicles
Amazon invests in 100,000 electric delivery vehicles
Amazon has announced that it is buying a fleet of electric delivery vehicles from a Michigan EV start up. According to CEO Jeff Bezos, the company ...... 21 Sep 2019 - 1 comment
Amazon launches Music HD for audiophiles
Amazon launches Music HD for audiophiles
Amazon has just released a new music service for the most demanding music consumers out there. It's called Music HD and it expands upon their ...... 17 Sep 2019 - 1 comment
Amazon Prime Music is available now for free too, kind of
Amazon Prime Music is available now for free too, kind of
Amazon has introduced a new tier to its subscription music streaming service. Prime Music is from now on available also for free, and without ...... 20 Apr 2019
Google and Amazon settle differences with Prime Video, YouTube, Chromecast
Google and Amazon settle differences with Prime Video, YouTube, Chromecast
A dispute broke out between Google and Amazon approximately two years ago when Amazon released the first smart display, Echo Show. The device ...... 18 Apr 2019
Amazon employees are listening to Alexa conversations, heard sexual assaults and children screaming
Amazon employees are listening to Alexa conversations, heard sexual assaults and children screaming
Amazon's Echo is considered the first smart speaker that sparked the interest of Google, Apple, Samsung, and others to pursue this new type ...... 11 Apr 2019
Amazon raises workers' wages following criticism
Amazon raises workers' wages following criticism
Amazon workers are to get a pay increase after criticism from multiple angles about workers' pay and conditions. 03 Oct 2018 - 1 comment
Amazon Fire HD 8 introduced with always-on Alexa
Amazon Fire HD 8 introduced with always-on Alexa
Amazon has announced the new Amazon Fire HD 8 low-cost tablet with an 8-inch display and quad-core processor for $79.99. 06 Sep 2018
Amazon market value tops $1 trillion
Amazon market value tops $1 trillion
Amazon has become the second firm to reach a $1 trillion market valuation after Apple reached the milestone a month ago. 04 Sep 2018
Google takes the smart speaker crown from Amazon
Google takes the smart speaker crown from Amazon
Smart speakers have been one of the more popular tech trends in recent years. This odd coupling of audio equipment, smart home applications, ...... 26 May 2018 - 1 comment
Amazon's Map Tracking feature lets you prepare for the delivery
Amazon's Map Tracking feature lets you prepare for the delivery
Amazon has launched a new feature for its users that allows them to track packages even more closely. In fact, the new feature lets you see ...... 25 May 2018 - 1 comment
Netflix beat growth estimates, Amazon boasts 100 million Prime members
Netflix beat growth estimates, Amazon boasts 100 million Prime members
Netflix revealed their quarterly results this week, and even most of the more positive analysts didn't guess how well the three month period ...... 19 Apr 2018 - 2 comments
Oops! Russia tries to block Telegram - blocks thousands of innocent addresses (and Telegram still works)
Oops! Russia tries to block Telegram - blocks thousands of innocent addresses (and Telegram still works)
Russia is trying to shut down popular messaging platform Telegram by blocking its IP addresses. 18 Apr 2018
Amazon to expand to Nordics, rumors say
Amazon to expand to Nordics, rumors say
E-commerce giant Amazon is preparing a launch in a few new countries this summer, says Di Digital, a Swedish publication. According to them, ...... 14 Mar 2018 - 1 comment
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