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Amazon Web Services (AWS) Growth 2016
As 2016 draws to a close, this would be the right time to take a closer look at the cloud industry’s growth, the impact on specific companies and how the landscape has evolved in the last eight quarters. Let’s dig a bit into the numbers, starting with the segment leader, Amazon.Though there is lot of confusion in the industry...
No, it's not a gimmick from Amazon.com. This is a bonafide service that is being tested in Orange County, California, by Amazon.com and Hyundai Motors. For a period of two weeks this month, Amazon is taking test drive requests on its site for its Amazon Prime Now members to take the brand new Hyundai Elantra 2017 out for a...
Amazon acquisition of Souq.com
Amazon is in the process of acquiring Souq.com, one of the biggest e-commerce player in Middle East, for $650 million, according to several reports. Though the decision to spend less than a billion dollars to buy an e-commerce company can be easily dismissed as being part of Amazon’s goal to keep expanding its international presence, the deal signals a major shift...
Roy Price Amazon Studios chief suspended
In what appears to be the result of renewed sexual harassment allegations against Roy Price, Amazon has given the head of its original programming division a "leave of absence effective immediately."Price's supposed suspension comes after months of speculation around his possible departure over harassment allegations, as well as due to Amazon's major shift into specific niche genres of original...
Can Amazon AWS entry into business productivity SaaS keep Microsoft's cloud dominance at bay?
As the race at the top of the cloud computing industry heats up, Amazon and Microsoft are both making subtle moves that have all the necessary ingredients to shake up the industry in the near future. Until now, Amazon is the undisputed Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) leader, while Microsoft is the Software as a Service (SaaS) segment leader...
Walmart Amazon Retail
Nearly 18 months ago, my fellow author Shudeep Chandrasekhar made a bold statement that Walmart will hold its own against Amazon. In an article for Seeking Alpha, he wrote:"The biggest advantage that Wal-Mart has over Amazon et al is not its money power. It is the fact that its online presence is now being supported by a backbone of...
amazon hq2
As we reported earlier, Amazon revealed that the company received 238 proposals from cities and regions across North America for its second headquarters, dubbed Amazon HQ2. Nearly all the US states except Arkansas, Hawaii, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Vermont and Wyoming have shown interest, while seven cities in Canada and three from Mexico have also joined the race.The...
AWS
There’s constant talk about the top cloud service providers being in a price war against each other. That war is reportedly being promoted and executed by none other than current cloud leader Amazon Web Services. At 1redDrop, we wanted to know the reality of the situation, so we took a look at one of Amazon’s key cloud services -...
Amazon Prime Video and Lionsgate sign exclusive content licensing agreement for streaming to customers in India
In a pre-emptive move undoubtedly to thwart Netflix's own plans for dominating the Indian media streaming market, Amazon Prime Video with Lionsgate yesterday announced an exclusive multiyear deal with Lionsgate for all of its new content, upcoming titles and library in India.New movie titles include La La Land and the yet-to-release Power Rangers, but the streaming rights also include...
Prime Video launching original programming in India
AWS is currently the highest net income earner for Amazon and continues to deliver double-digit net income. Over the past three years, it has shown tremendous growth and profitability, and has been a support unit for Amazon's overall profitability. AWS is now a market share leader in the Cloud Infrastructure-as-a-Service segment, and experts say it will continue to dominate the space.As...
Amazon Echo battery base from Mission Cables
The Amazon Echo has sold more than 10 million units since it was launched in November 2014 for Amazon Prime and invited members, and then the rest of the U.S. the following year, in June 2015, then the UK and Germany in Fall 2016. 10 million is an extremely conservative estimate, considering the fact that Morgan Stanley shows sales...
UK retail Amazon
The United Kingdom is the world’s sixth largest economy, with a retail market estimated at $358 billion for 2016. As one of the world’s oldest and most mature economies, the UK will not grow at a rapid pace, certainly not with Brexit waiting to become a huge spanner in the works of the UK’s future growth prospects.Nevertheless, it is...
Cloud Computing Supremacy: Has Microsoft Finally Snatched the Crown from Amazon?
As quarterly earnings results roll in, it's time to do our favorite topic - "who won the cloud computing race?" The three top cloud service providers - Amazon, Microsoft and IBM - continued their double-digit growth runs during this quarter, just like the previous one, but Microsoft may have just nosed ahead of its two key competitors this past...
Amazon Echo murder case James Bates, Victor Collins
The death of Victor Collins last November has ultimately led to authorities requesting Amazon for "electronic data in the form of audio recordings, transcribed words, text records and other data" from the Amazon Echo device found in the home of James Bates, where Victor Collins was found dead in a hot tub.But the matter rakes up several issues around...
Is it easy to topple AWS from its pole position in cloud computing
It’s kind of odd that a lot of people are talking about how this company or that company is going to end Amazon’s supremacy in cloud computing.Late last year Oracle’s co-founder Larry Ellison made a hue and cry at the company’s OpenWorld conference about how Amazon’s dominance is at an end and how his company would overtake them...