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amazon virtual customer service program
Amazon's push to create 30,000 part-time jobs over the next year just got a major boost as the company announced that it will open up 5,000 work-from-home, part-time positions in its Virtual Customer Service program. The initiative is over and above Amazon's commitment to creating 100,000 full-time positions in the United States over the next one year.The Virtual Customer Service program...
 Two days ago, we shared Amazon’s announcement about Amazon Prime Day 2016 - the second such annual event exclusively for Amazon Prime members. Today, the company issued a press release about the 24 hour multi-country breaking all daily sales records.How’s this for facts?90,000 TVs sold Hundreds of thousands of Kindle tablets purchased 200,000 headphones ordered >1 million users...
IBM Cloud
IBM’s cloud initiatives have largely been flying under the radar thanks to the weight of Big Blue’s revenue decline, which has been overshadowing the smaller but fast growing parts of its business.Amazon and Microsoft have already scaled above the $3 billion a quarter barrier, and for a while now they’re been running practically neck to neck when it comes...
massive aws cloud outage caused by incorrect command
When you're a company that's disrupting nearly everything it touches, anything you do is reported almost instantaneously in the media. And that attention is amplified when you take down the websites of some of the world's most known tech brands for 5 hours or so. That's what happened to Amazon Web Services on Tuesday, February 28, 2017.The effects of the...
Amazon, Microsoft, IBM cloud revenues 2016
The world's top cloud service providers (CSPs) recorded yet another stellar quarter of growth, continuing with the trend of reporting strong double-digit numbers. The industry has so much momentum behind it that, despite the growing competition at the top, things are still growing sequentially every quarter. As a top player in the infrastructure space, many wouldn't be surprised if...
Google Express takes Amazon Prime Now head-on
It is completely understandable that Alphabet, Google’s parent company, would want to be a player in the payments market, first with Google Checkouts, then Google Wallet and now Android Pay. After all, they have the number one mobile operating system in the world in terms of user base - Android.But why on earth does a company whose bread...
Amazon Web Services (AWS) has its primary focus on Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), or public cloud, as a cloud computing services provider
Amazon Web Services (AWS) may have already lost its position as the largest cloud player in terms of revenues to Microsoft, thanks to the latter’s surging cloud-based software products, which saw the company’s annualized cloud revenue run rate exceed $18.9 billion during the most recent quarter. Meanwhile, Amazon’s AWS posted $4.001 billion in revenues during the most recent quarter,...
Amazon, fresh after releasing the hardware know-how behind its smart speaker Amazon Echo to third-party manufacturers, announced yesterday that Amazon Lex, the artificial intelligence technology that powers Alexa, is now available for customers to build applications that can have conversations using voice and text. To put it simply, if some wants to make use of the software and hardware...
Amazon Games Studio will be powered by AWS Cloud and Twitch
Using the power of cloud computing and Twitch, Amazon Games Studio is looking to create a brand new games world. As exciting as this sounds, the best part is that the newly formed division will be headed by none other than veteran gamer John Smedley.It's still unclear whether or not Amazon is going to jump into cloud gaming straight...
Shopping apps are all the rage this year. It's not that they haven't been popular before, but just looking at the number of options for Black Friday 2016 alone will show you how demand has grown over last year.Windows 10 and Windows 10 Mobile users haven't been left out of the action this year. Microsoft Store has quite a...
cloud computing
The cloud computing industry grew strongly in 2016, continuing its double-digit growth spree into the first quarter of 2017 as well. But so much has changed in the last 24 months, and the competition has intensified. Moreover, Amazon, Microsoft, IBM, Google and Oracle are spoiling their customers with choices, and most of the top cloud service providers are now...
Google Shopping offers lower prices on nearly 60% of items compared with Amazon.com
Amazon is reportedly launching no less than 75,000 deals for Cyber Monday this year. Surprisingly, however, Google Shopping offers lower prices on nearly 60% of the items verified by pricing research firm 360pi.In comparison to Amazon's marketplace, Google Shopping had lower prices on 58% of the items. Matched with Amazon proper, that figure came in at 59%. That means...
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...
Google tops most valuable brands in America list for 2017
The Google brand is now the most valuable one in America, according to a new ranking by valuation and strategy firm Brand Finance. Apple, which was the top brand for the past five consecutive years, has finally lost out to Google because "Recent missteps have served to over-exploit the goodwill of its customers."By brand, the Google name is now...
Google Assistant is rolling out to Android Nougat and Android Marshmallow devices this week
Google has been very busy, it seems, putting plans together to get Google Assistant pre-loaded on several brands of Android smartphones running Android 6.0 Marshmallow and Android 7.0 Nougat.The company yesterday announced that Google Assistant would be rolled out to several smartphone models this year, including the LG G6, the one we already know of. The smart voice assistant will be...