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Insiders say that Google's new cloud boss is likely to make some very large acquisitions (GOOGL, MSFT, AMZN, OKTA, TEAM, NOW, SPLK)

Former Oracle executive Thomas Kurian takes over as CEO of Google Cloud this month.  Industry analysts and insiders anticipate that his reign will mark a new age of aggressive acquisitions at Google Cloud. While it's unclear exactly what Kurian will buy, rumors have spread about a possible Atlassian acquisition, while some analysts are excited about the idea of it buying the software company ServiceNow. In mid-December, 8,000 developers met up in Seattle for KubeCon, a conference centered aro...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Lyft, Beyonce, Microsoft, Okta, Trends, David, Ibm, Seattle, Oracle, Cnbc, Amazon Web Services, Atlassian, Splunk, Red Hat


IT pros in Washington, DC, are ready to ditch their current jobs and flock to Amazon's HQ2, a new survey says (AMZN)

Washington, DC, information-technology professionals are happy that Amazon is opening up one of its HQ2 campuses in the area, a new poll indicates. Almost three-quarters of them said they would be willing to leave their current job to work for Amazon. Many are hoping that Amazon will pay higher salaries. But there are other reasons they like the idea of working for the tech giant. While Amazon has faced a slew of protests over its decision to hire up to 25,000 people for its new HQ2 offices i...
Tags: Google, Amazon, New York, Congress, Virginia, San Francisco, Trends, Washington Dc, Pentagon, Dc, Seattle, Alexa, Trump, AMZN, Crystal City Virginia, Amazon Many


Leaked screenshots reveal Verizon is already testing a video-game streaming service to compete with Microsoft, Google, and Amazon

Verizon is the latest company known to be planning a cloud gaming service. Verizon Gaming will let users stream video games directly to their smartphones and other devices. The Verge reported that the Verizon Gaming app is being tested on the Nvidia Shield, a home-theater streaming device, and will be headed to Android devices next. Other companies pursuing cloud gaming services include Microsoft, Google, Amazon, Sony, and Electronic Arts. Verizon is planning a new streaming service for video...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Verizon, Microsoft, Trends, Netflix, British Airways, Nvidia Shield, Microsoft Google, Verizon Gaming, Microsoft Google Amazon Sony, Electronic Arts Verizon


Bezos vs Bezos: How the world's biggest divorce would play out under NZ law

COMMENT:Jeff Bezos has been married to his wife, Mackenzie Bezos, for 25 years. There are four children from the marriage. He created Amazon from his garage back in 1994, and it's now one of the world's richest companies, with... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Amazon, Business, Jeff Bezos, Nz, Bezos, MacKenzie Bezos


TechCrunch Conversations: Direct listings

Last April, Spotify surprised Wall Street bankers by choosing to go public through a direct listing process rather than through a traditional IPO. Instead of issuing new shares, the company simply sold existing shares held by insiders, employees and investors directly to the market – bypassing the roadshow process and avoiding at least some of Wall Street’s fees. That pattens is set to continue in 2019 as Silicon Valley darlings Slack and Airbnb take the direct listing approach. Have we reach...
Tags: Amazon, TC, Spotify, NYC, Finance, Government, Ipo, Funding, US, Tech, Banking, Policy, Netflix, Pandora, Zynga, Credit Suisse


Cisco CEO Chuck Robbins tells us how he led the $200 billion company to growth when everybody expected it to get crushed in the cloud wars (CSCO)

When John Chambers announced his retirement as CEO of Cisco, he hand-picked Chuck Robbins to be his successor. And when Robbins officially took over, he called his shot: Under his leadership, Cisco would move faster — much faster — to stay ahead of the changing times.  At the time, Cisco was still a Silicon Valley powerhouse, but doubts were beginning to swirl. Companies were moving to Amazon's cloud, or Microsoft's, or Google's, in a trend that's only accelerated in the years since. And the mo...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Microsoft, Satya Nadella, Trends, Cisco, Silicon Valley, Huawei, Chambers, Amazon Web Services, Idc, Cto, Robbins, Meraki, Wilmington Delaware, UNC Chapel Hill


Douglas Rushkoff – It’s not the technology’s fault

It's an all-hands-on-deck moment in the arc of civilization.Everyone has a choice: Do you want to try to earn enough money to insulate yourself from the world you're creating— or do you want to make the world a place you don't have to insulate yourself from? None For me, the very best Onion article of 2018 was this one about Jeff Bezos revealing Amazon's new headquarters to be the entire Earth, as an Amazon-branded glass sphere clicked into place, encasing forever the horrified inhabitants...
Tags: Amazon, Earth, Innovation, Jeff Bezos, Johann Hari, Douglas Rushkoff


Amazon knocks $50 off the Sonos Beam soundbar and smart speaker

If you're looking to add some oomph to your home audio setup, then through February 3, the Alexa-enabled Sonos Beam is on sale for $50 off, bringing this excellent sound bar down to just $349 on Amazon. The post Amazon knocks $50 off the Sonos Beam soundbar and smart speaker appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Amazon, Deals, Trends, Home Theater, Alexa, Sonos Beam


Microsoft is creating the ‘Netflix for games’: Here’s everything we know so far (MSFT)

Microsoft is making a big push to develop a streaming service for gaming. The service, which is planned for a public trial this year, aims to deliver high-end, blockbuster gaming experiences on whatever device you're using. Microsoft calls the service "Netflix for games" internally, as a shorthand for what the service intends to do. Microsoft's ambitious vision for the future of gaming doesn't involve a high-powered, expensive box sitting underneath your TV. Instead, it's as simple as Netflix...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Verizon, Microsoft, Satya Nadella, Trends, Netflix, Sony, Hulu, Phil Spencer, Creed Odyssey


E-commerce wars: Asia's richest man Mukesh Ambani goes after Jeff Bezos

Mukesh Ambani, Asia's richest man, is set to take on Amazon's Jeff Bezos in India as the billionaire magnate launches his own rival e-commerce venture in the world's second most populous country.Reliance Industries, the Mumbai-headquartered... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Amazon, Asia, Business, India, Jeff Bezos, Mumbai, Reliance Industries, Mukesh Ambani, Mukesh Ambani Asia


A Red Hat-backed open source project warns that a controversial new plan to take on Amazon and other tech titans is only causing 'Fear, Uncertainty, and Doubt' (MDB, RHT)

Fedora, a popular open source operating system sponsored by Red Hat, has rejected MongoDB support. MongoDB recently changed its license in a defensive move against having its code monetized by cloud titans like Amazon Web Services — but Fedora says that the new license just causes "Fear, Uncertainty and Doubt" for users. Red Hat itself has dropped MongoDB support in its flagship Red Hat Enterprise Linux operating system, saying that the new license places an unreasonable burden on customers ...
Tags: Amazon, Trends, Alibaba, Ibm, Mongodb, Doubt, Amazon Web Services, Redis Labs, Cto, Red Hat, Fedora, Marie Kondo, Fontana, Kuhn, OSI, Tom Callaway


Small Businesses Add 89,000 Jobs But Minimum Wage Issues Loom

It’s another week where, on one hand, things look good for small business across the country. And then … There’s that other hand. In the last week, we reported that small businesses and franchise businesses were each busy at the end of 2018 filling open jobs. That’s great. In total, according to ADP, it was more than 118,000 jobs between the two. The 89,000 jobs added by small businesses in December, alone, was a record for this particular report. But are we on the cusp of seeing some negative ...
Tags: Amazon, Facebook, New York City, Sales, United States, South Dakota, States, Lenovo, ADP, Mastercard, The Supreme Court, AT T, United States Supreme Court, DepositPhotos, Small Business News, Wayfair Inc


Cortana wants to be friends with Alexa and Google Assistant

Microsoft no longer wants to compete against Amazon's Alexa and Google's Assistant in the digital assistant space. Instead, it wants to transform Cortana into a skill that can be integrated into other digital assistants. The post Cortana wants to be friends with Alexa and Google Assistant appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Google, Amazon, News, Microsoft, Cortana, Trends, Computing, Alexa, Digital Assistant


Microsoft’s Cortana wants to be friends with Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa

Microsoft no longer wants to compete against Amazon's Alexa and Google's Assistant in the digital assistant space. Instead, it wants to transform Cortana into a skill that can be integrated into other digital assistants. The post Microsoft’s Cortana wants to be friends with Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Google, Amazon, News, Microsoft, Cortana, Trends, Computing, Alexa, Digital Assistant, Amazon Alexa


Amazon Prime members number more than 100 million in the U.S., survey says

Consumer Intelligence Research Partners estimated there were 101 million U.S. Amazon Prime members as of December 31, 2018. Last April, CEO Jeff Bezos wrote there were more than 100 global million Prime members. The post Amazon Prime members number more than 100 million in the U.S., survey says appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Amazon, News, Trends, Amazon Prime, Web, Smart Home, Jeff Bezos, Consumer Intelligence Research Partners


Amazon patents a technology to help Alexa fight fake voice attacks

Amazon filed a patent this month for a new technology that looks like it would help its digital assistant Alexa fight fake voice attacks that could potentially fool Alexa's biometric security protocols. The post Amazon patents a technology to help Alexa fight fake voice attacks appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Amazon, News, Trends, Smart Home, Alexa, Smart Speakers, Voice Technology, Biometric Authentication


Thousands of current and former HP sales people will receive over $5,000 thanks to a $25 million lawsuit over messed up pay (HPQ, HPE)

Business Insider continues to obtain more details on the settlement by HP and HPE to salespeople after a nine-year lawsuit battle. We have now learned that 2,189 current and former California HP employees will be receiving settlement payments, with an average payment of $5,430.06. Some will be receiving much more and some less. The case involved former salespeople first launching a lawsuit nine years ago claiming that HP's computer systems weren't tracking commissions properly and they weren't...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Microsoft, California, Satya Nadella, Trends, Hp, Alexa, Business Insider, HP Inc, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Parrott, Jeffery Wall, Franklin Azar, Jonathan Parrott


The #AmazonShitCarShow is some of the best crap on Prime

Amazon Prime‘s marketing team recently fired some shots when it called one of the most popular automotive shows on the air today a “shit car show.” Even crazier is that the “shit car show” in question is one of Amazon‘s hit car shows – unbelievable! Amazon’s hit car show returns. Watch #TheGrandTour now only on Prime Video. #amazonshitcarshow — The Grand Tour (@thegrandtour) January 17, 2019 If you’re a petrol-head (we think that means “car enthusiast” in whatever language they speak in Great Br...
Tags: Amazon, Startups, UK, Opinion, Great Britain, Distract


Alexa gets a Sims 4 integration, while Sims get an off-brand in-game Alexa

Approximately one in five Sims under my care will die in a kitchen fire. Those who survive will face an even bigger threat: smart speakers. EA and Maxis recently announced The Sims 4 would arrive on Amazon‘s Alexa smart speakers in the form of a new Alexa skill. And, as art imitates life, your Sims are also getting their own smart speaker with a virtual assistant called “Lin-Z.” The Amazon collaboration means The Sims 4 is the latest AAA title to debut on the Alexa platform, joining Skyrim. But,...
Tags: Amazon, Startups, Gaming, EA, Artificial Intelligence, Maxis, Alexa, Sims


Netflix says it's more worried about competition from video games like 'Fortnite' than other streaming services (NFLX)

Netflix said it's more worried about "Fortnite" and other types of entertainment than it is about competing streaming services like HBO, Hulu, and Amazon Prime Video. A letter to shareholders reported that the company had 139 million subscribers at the close of 2018, and that Netflix accounts for about 10% of all television screen time in the U.S. "Fortnite," the world's most popular video game, reportedly generated $2.4 billion in 2018, and more than 200 million people have played the free ga...
Tags: Amazon, Trends, Netflix, Wall Street Journal, Reed Hastings, Hastings, NFLX, Disney Amazon, Fortnite, Instead Netflix, HBO Hulu


A survey found that Amazon Prime membership is soaring to new heights — but one trend should worry the company (AMZN)

More than 100 million people have access to Amazon Prime benefits as of December 31, according to a Consumer Intelligence Research Partners survey. The survey found that membership growth has been slowing over the last year, however, and more customers are opting for monthly payments over annual. Amazon's Prime membership program continues to reach a larger percentage of the US population. More than 100 million people have access to Amazon Prime benefits as of December 31, according to a Cons...
Tags: Amazon, US, Trends, Amazon Prime, Zara, Jeff Bezos, Jpmorgan, Bezos, Levin, Consumer Intelligence Research Partners, AMZN, CIRP, Josh Lowitz, Mike Levin


NRF 2019: It’s A Visionary Retail Revival

NRF 2019 attracted more than 800 exhibitors that demonstrated to more than 37,000 attendees. If last year’s theme was (Alexa’s) voice, this year’s show was all about computer vision driving: Frictionless retail. Computer vision specialist Scandit, with clients such as Sephora and Louis Vuitton, showed that any retailer can offer a grab-and-go experience like Amazon […]
Tags: Amazon, Ecommerce, Sephora, Alexa, Nrf, Louis Vuitton, Scandit


Backing Culture Genesis, T.I. launches Tech Cypha, an investment syndicate for tech deals

With an inaugural investment into the Los Angeles-based entertainment startup Culture Genesis, Clifford Harris Jr., who’s better known as “T.I.”, has launched a new syndicated investment vehicle called Tech Cypha. Launched by the music and cultural impresario with more hustle than hustle and his business partner Jason Geter, the new collaborative investment strategy focused on tech startups will allow high net worth individuals to participate in deals. Live streaming studio, Culture Genesis, l...
Tags: Amazon, TC, Business, Entrepreneurship, Jay Z, La, Finance, Los Angeles, Entrepreneur, Tech, Atlanta, Economy, Nas, United States, Venture Capital, Private Equity


Here's how Main Street retailers can use technology to save their businesses

When it comes to brick-and-mortar retailers using technology to improve their businesses, the US lags far behind the rest of the world. Outlined below are several examples of how those retailers can implement technology in order to stay afloat. The U.S. maintains its leading edge in many industries of the future. But when it comes to tech-infused retail, the rest of the world is outpacing the U.S., digitalizing stores in huge swaths while America stands still. Why it matters:   Wealthy retai...
Tags: Amazon, New York, Cook, Microsoft, China, Israel, US, America, Trends, Walmart, United States, Shanghai, Alibaba, Las Vegas, Kroger, National Retail Federation


The best wake-up light alarm clocks you can buy

The   Insider Picks   team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase. Wake-up light alarm clocks can be seriously helpful in ensuring you wake up in the best way possible, so you can be as productive from minute one. That’s why we’ve chosen the Philips Wake-Up Light Alarm Clock as our top pick — because it’s fully capable of ensuring you wake up ready to go. Waking up is no fun. We all know the fe...
Tags: Amazon, Bluetooth, Trends, Philips, Business Insider, Malarie Gokey, Philips Wake Up Light Alarm Clock, Zenergy, Lumie Bodyclock


Silicon Valley Still Reigns Supreme for Hottest Housing Markets, but the South Will Heat Up in 2019

San Jose claims the top spot for the second straight year, but Southern markets with growing tech economies make up half of the top-10 list of the hottest housing markets this year Seattle, WA – Jan. 15, 2019 (PRNewswire) The hottest housing market this year will be San Jose, California, according to Zillow®, the second year in a row that Silicon Valley earns that distinction even as the winds are gradually shifting in the nation’s priciest housing market. Meanwhile, the South is drawing new res...
Tags: Amazon, Real Estate, News, San Francisco, Radio, Nashville, Silicon Valley, San Jose, West Coast, Seattle, Zillow, Jacksonville, South, Orlando, Glassdoor, Metro


Need a smart speaker? Amazon knocks $50 off the Sonos Beam sound bar with Alexa

If you're looking to add some oomph to your home audio setup, then through February 3, the Alexa-enabled Sonos Beam is on sale for $50 off, bringing this excellent smart sound bar down to just $349 on Amazon. The post Need a smart speaker? Amazon knocks $50 off the Sonos Beam sound bar with Alexa appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Amazon, Deals, Trends, Home Theater, Sonos, Sound Bars, Alexa, Sonos Beam


Need a smart speaker? Amazon knocks $50 off Sonos Beam soundbar with Alexa

If you're looking to add some oomph to your home audio setup, then through February 3, the Alexa-enabled Sonos Beam is on sale for $50 off, bringing this excellent smart sound bar down to just $349 on Amazon. The post Need a smart speaker? Amazon knocks $50 off Sonos Beam soundbar with Alexa appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Amazon, Deals, Trends, Home Theater, Sonos, Sound Bars, Alexa, Sonos Beam


3 of the biggest companies in the US could slash healthcare spending by $800 billion with an entirely new approach

Morgan Stanley said in a research report that it expects a "Healthcare Expedia" to be responsible for wiping out a lot of the waste in the industry, to the tune of an estimated $800 billion. That tool would be something that could help consumers figure out the cost of their healthcare as a way to empower them to choose cheaper options through price tools and online reviews. Morgan Stanley said it thinks the joint venture between JPMorgan, Berkshire Hathaway, and Amazon could be the most equipp...
Tags: Amazon, Microsoft, US, America, Trends, Walgreens, Healthcare, Medicare, Berkshire Hathaway, Morgan Stanley, Expedia, Zocdoc, Jpmorgan, Journal of the American Medical Association, JPMorgan Amazon, Healthcare Expedia


Whyd now helps companies create their custom voice assistant

Y Combinator-backed startup Whyd is pivoting from hardware to software. The startup had been working on a connected speaker with a voice-control interface specifically designed for music. But a couple of years later, it’s clear that subsidized voice assistant devices from Google and Amazon have taken over the market. Whyd is only keeping its own software platform and partnering with other companies. In other words, if you’re working on an app, a website or a skill for the Amazon Echo or Goog...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Startups, TC, Europe, Developer, Tech, France Newsletter, Google Home, Whyd, Gilles Poupardin



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