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The internet is destroying our brains, but we can't quit. It's a factory we're forced to work in without any pay.

Marianne Ayala/Insider Studies show the internet is bad for our mental health, and more people are realizing its harms. Internet gurus encourage us to give up social media and tech execs send their kids to anti-internet schools. But we need a more systemic solution to the internet's grasp on our lives; we need to see the internet as a factory. P.E. Moskowitz is an author and runs Mental Hellth, a newsletter about capitalism and psychology. This is an opinion article. The thoughts ex...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, US, Trends, Netflix, Harvard, Las Vegas, Instacart, Amazon Web Services, Google Facebook, Levine, Moskowitz, Wark, Andrew Ross, Ptak


Amazon’s Appstore lowers its cut of developer revenue for small businesses, adds AWS credits

Amazon is following in the footsteps of app store giants, Apple and Google, with this week’s introduction of its Amazon Appstore Small Business Accelerator Program. The new program will reduce the commissions Amazon takes on app developer revenues for qualifying smaller businesses. Previously, Amazon’s Appstore took a 30% cut of revenue, including that from in-app purchases. Now, it will take only 20% from developers who earned up to $1 million in the prior calendar year. The program will additi...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Apps, Tech, Developers, Aws, App-store, Amazon Web Services, Amazon Appstore, Previously Amazon, AppStore, Palanidaran Chidambaram


Everything to know about Amazon's advertising business, which is $21 billion and growing

Alex Wong/Getty Images; Samantha Lee/Business Insider Marketers cut ad spending in the pandemic, but e-commerce advertising has boomed as people shop more from home - with Amazon leading the pack.EMarketer said Amazon claimed 10.3% of the US digital ad market in 2020, up from 7.8% in 2019 - competing with Google and Facebook for ad budgets. That growth has attracted Walmart, Instacart, Walgreens and other retailers that have joined Amazon in vying for a slice of the pie.Here's the la...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Media, Advertising, US, Careers, Trends, Strategy, Walgreens, Netflix, Retail, Roku, Hulu, Amazon Web Services, Alexa


How One Fastly Customer Broke the Internet

In the wee hours of Tuesday morning, a tech vendor named Fastly experienced a major outage that inadvertently broke some of the biggest sites on the web. And now, we know why. In a blog post published late yesterday, Fastly engineering VP Nick Rockwell explained the company “experienced a global outage due to an…Read more...
Tags: Spotify, Science, Technology, Internet, Netflix, Internet Security, Computing, Dropbox, Aws, Cloudflare, Soundcloud, Amazon Web Services, Outage, Information and Communications Technology, Content Delivery Networks, Fastly


10 things in tech: Instagram algorithm, Bill Gates' affairs, Clubhouse wedding

Thomas Trutschel/Photothek via Getty Images Good morning and welcome to 10 Things in Tech. If this was forwarded to you, sign up here.Let's get started.1. Instagram revealed how it decides what content, like posts and stories, to show you. One of the deciding factors is how often you interact with the person who posted. Here are the other three things Instagram uses to feed you content.2. Bill Gates' affairs were an open secret, a report says. Plus, someone in Melinda Gates'...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Instagram, Newsletter, Trends, Tech, Tesla, Fbi, Hawaii, Aws, Ibm, Magic Leap, Jeff Bezos, Melinda Gates, Caribbean


Twitch, Pinterest, Reddit and more go down in Fastly CDN outage (Update: Outage resolved after 1 hour)

Countless popular websites including Reddit, Spotify, Twitch, Stack Overflow, GitHub, gov.uk, Hulu, HBO Max, Quora, PayPal, Vimeo, Shopify, Stripe, and news outlets CNN, The Guardian, The New York Times, BBC and Financial Times are currently facing an outage. A glitch at Fastly, a popular CDN provider, is thought to be the reason, according to a product manager at Financial Times. Fastly has confirmed it’s facing an outage on its status website. “We’re currently investigating potential impact to...
Tags: TC, Apps, Spotify, Developer, Tech, Cnn, Reddit, Hulu, Github, Twitch, Financial Times, Amazon Web Services, New York Times BBC, Stackoverflow, Fastly, Twitch Pinterest Reddit


The Secret Behind Amazon's Domination in Cloud Computing

Amazon's massive cloud-computing unit is aggressively recruiting U.S. government officials as it pushes to make itself essential to branches such as the military and the intelligence community, POLITICO reported Friday. From the report: Since 2018, Amazon Web Services has hired at least 66 former government officials with acquisition, procurement or technology adoption experience, most hired directly away from government posts and more than half of them from the Defense Department. That's a smal...
Tags: Amazon, Politico, Tech, Aws, Cabinet, Amazon Web Services, Secret Behind Amazon, Homeland Security Justice Treasury


The Misaligned Incentives for Cloud Security

Russia’s Sunburst cyberespionage campaign, discovered late last year, impacted more than 100 large companies and US federal agencies, including the Treasury, Energy, Justice, and Homeland Security departments. A crucial part of the Russians’ success was their ability to move through these organizations by compromising cloud and local network identity systems to then access cloud accounts and pilfer emails and files. Hackers said by the US government to have been working for the Kremlin targeted ...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Microsoft, Cloud Computing, Russia, Uncategorized, US, Netflix, Cyberattack, Hacking, Social Security, Certificates, Essays, Kremlin, Biden, Amazon Web Services


Bezos to step down as Amazon CEO on July 5

By Clare Duffy | CNN Amazon founder Jeff Bezos will officially step down from his role as chief executive on July 5, he announced during the company’s annual shareholder meeting Wednesday. Bezos will hand the reins to Andy Jassy, who currently runs Amazon Web Services, after a nearly three-decade run leading the internet giant that made him one of the richest people in the world. Bezos will become Amazon’s executive chair. The company first announced the leadership change as part of its February...
Tags: Amazon, Business, Technology, News, Sport, Economy, Soccer, Aws, Dc, Jeff Bezos, MGM, Amazon Web Services, Columbia, Andy, Bezos, Andy Jassy


GameStop is building an NFT platform as part of an ambitious plan to transform itself into the Amazon of gaming

Aimee Dilger/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images GameStop is hiring a team to build out its own NFT platform, according to its new website. It isn't clear yet what the scope of the company's project will be. GameStop said it's recruiting "engineers, designers, gamers, marketers, and community leaders." Sign up here for our daily newsletter, 10 Things Before the Opening Bell. GameStop launched a new website this week that revealed it's hiring a team to build a non-fung...
Tags: Amazon, Gaming, Trends, Tech, Markets, Power, Harvard, Warren Buffett, Goldman Sachs, Cryptocurrencies, Ethereum, Amazon Web Services, Gamestop, Cohen, NFT, Thomas Russo


500 Amazon workers sign a letter asking Jeff Bezos and Andy Jassy to support Palestinians and sever contracts with the Israel Defense Forces

Andy Jassy (left) will take over as Amazon CEO from Jeff Bezos (right) in Q3 of this year. Mike Blake/Reuters; Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images More than 500 Amazon workers signed a letter asking CEO Jeff Bezos and top exec Andy Jassy to support Palestinians. The workers specifically asked that Amazon sever contracts with the Israel Defense Forces. Amazon signed a cloud computing deal with Israel this week worth more than $1 billion. See more stories on Insider's business page. A group of...
Tags: Google, Amazon, News, Israel, Tel Aviv, Trends, Gaza, Palestine, Un, Hamas, Jeff Bezos, Amazon Web Services, Palestinians, Reuters, Haifa, Andy Jassy


Parler is back on the App Store with a 'PG' version that only cracks down on hate speech on Apple devices

This illustration picture shows social media application logo from Parler displayed on a smartphone with its website in the background. Olivier Douliery/AFP via Getty Images Parler returned to the App Store on Monday after it had been kicked off in January. On Apple devices any posts that are identified as hate speech will not be visible. The company's chief policy officer said it will be like a "PG" version of Parler. See more stories on Insider's business page. Parler returned to...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Politics, News, Trends, App Store, Hate Speech, The Washington Post, Free Speech, Amazon Web Services, Afp, Google Cloud, Tech Insider, Mark Meckler, Meckler


28 free or affordable online courses led by the top US companies, including Google, Amazon, IBM, and more

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. Alyssa Powell/Business Insider Google, Facebook, Amazon, and other major companies offer free classes online. They help students prepare for industry exams, build employable skills, and earn certificates. Below, you'll find 28 programs in topics that range from data science to cloud technology. Just like many top universities, major companies such as Google, Amazon, IBM, and Facebook offer free an...
Tags: Google, Facebook, US, Trends, Ibm, Goldman Sachs, Autodesk, Amazon Web Services, Coursera, Linux Foundation, Unity, CAE, Google Amazon IBM, Goldman Sachs Foundation, Mara Leighton, IBM Data Science Professional Certificate


Tech Giants Join Call for Funding Chip Production

Some of the world's biggest chip buyers, including Apple, Microsoft and Alphabet's Google, are joining top chip-makers such as Intel to create a new lobbying group to press for government chip manufacturing subsidies. From a report: The newly formed Semiconductors in America Coalition, which also includes Amazon.com's Amazon Web Services, said Tuesday it has asked U.S. lawmakers to provide funding for the CHIPS for America Act, for which President Joe Biden has asked Congress to provide $50 bill...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Congress, America, Tech, Joe Biden, Intel, Biden, Verizon Communications, Ford Motor, Amazon Web Services, Reuters, U S Congress, Apple Microsoft, Semiconductors in America Coalition


The most disastrous sales cycle in the world

Startups constantly talk about being mission-oriented, but it’s hard to take most of those messages seriously when the mission is optimizing cash flow for tax efficiency. However, a new generation of startups is emerging that are taking on some of the largest global challenges and bringing the same entrepreneurial grit, operational excellence, and technical brilliance to bear on actual missions — ones that may well save thousands of lives. ClimateTech has been a huge beneficiary of this trend in...
Tags: Verizon, 911, Congress, California, Government, Senate, Tech, Policy, United States, Partners, Silicon Valley, Biden, Edtech, General Catalyst, Amazon Web Services, Rapidsos


Apple will welcome Parler, the Twitter alternative favored by conservatives, back on its app store

Pro-Trump supporters storm the U.S. Capitol following a rally with President Donald Trump on January 6, 2021 in Washington, DC. Samuel Corum/Getty Images Apple will allow Parler back on its app store after the app changed its moderation policies. It was banned from app stores due to faulty content reviewing processes after the Capitol siege. Parler is favored among the right and is billed as a Twitter alternative committed to free speech. See more stories on Insider's business page. Ap...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, Apps, Twitter, Utah, Politics, News, Congress, Colorado, US, Trends, Social Media, Washington Dc, House, Silicon Valley, Donald Trump


Student's First Academic Paper Solves Decades-Old Quantum Computing Problem

"Sydney university student Pablo Bonilla, 21, had his first academic paper published overnight and it might just change the shape of computing forever," writes Australia's national public broadcaster ABC: As a second-year physics student at the University of Sydney, Mr Bonilla was given some coding exercises as extra homework and what he returned with has helped to solve one of the most common problems in quantum computing. His code spiked the interest of researchers at Yale and Duke in the Uni...
Tags: Amazon, Abc, Australia, Tech, United States, Yale, Sydney, Duke, Amazon Web Services, Ben Brown, University of Sydney, Bonilla, Pablo Bonilla, Shruti Puri


Amazon Reportedly Pressures Small Businesses with Retaliation if They Don't Hand Over User Data

Amazon reportedly pressured smart-thermostat maker Ecobee to fork over data from its voice-enabled devices even when customers weren’t actively using them. When Ecobee pushed back, the e-commerce giant threatened to box the company out of high-profile selling events like Prime Day or refuse Alexa certification for…Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Hbo, Science, Technology, Software, Computing, Sustainable Energy, Gizmodo, Amazon Web Services, Ecobee, Alexa, Ring, Amazon Alexa, Jack Evans, AmazonBasics, Prime Video


ReverseVision Adopts Amazon Web Services as Cloud Provider

Reverse mortgage technology platform ReverseVision announced this week that it has adopted Amazon Web Services (AWS) as its preferred cloud technology provider, which the company describes as a part of its effort to transform its platform of loan origination system (LOS) and management software in order to “establish reverse mortgage loans as mainstream lending programs by bridging the technology gap between reverse and forward lending systems with its flexible, cloud-enabled architecture,” a co...
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10 things in tech you need to know today

Google co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin in 2003. Kim Kulish/Corbis via Getty Images Good morning and welcome to 10 Things in Tech. If this was forwarded to you, sign up here.First, an announcement: On Wednesday, April 14 at 2 p.m. ET, Insider real estate and proptech reporter Alex Nicoll will moderate a panel on the massive tech changes in real estate, and what's coming next. For more information and to sign up, click here. Let's get started.1. Microsoft will buy AI firm Nu...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, Elon Musk, UK, Microsoft, Newsletter, Trends, Tech, Larry Page, Google Voice, Sergey Brin, Aws, Amazon Web Services, Sheryl Sandberg, Musk


Risk startup LogicGate confirms data breach

Risk and compliance startup LogicGate has confirmed a data breach. But unless you’re a customer, you probably didn’t hear about it. An email sent by LogicGate to customers earlier this month said on February 23 an unauthorized third-party obtained credentials to its Amazon Web Services-hosted cloud storage servers storing customer backup files for its flagship platform Risk Cloud, which helps companies to identify and manage their risk and compliance with data protection and security standards. ...
Tags: Europe, Tech, Kansas City, Signal, Amazon Web Services, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Kunkel, LogicGate, Capco SoFi, Matt Kunkel


AWS adds local webcam passthrough to both of its remote desktop tools

NICE DCV also gets support for Apple's M1 silicon If you’re looking for another reason to fear webcam complications during a video chat, Amazon Web Services has two things for you.…
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The ultimate guide to Amazon's advertising business, which is $21 billion and growing

Alex Wong/Getty Images; Samantha Lee/Business Insider Amazon's e-commerce dominance is quickly expanding to advertising.The pandemic has drastically cut ad budgets as marketers reign back their spending, but e-commerce advertising is booming as people shop more from home - with Amazon leading the pack.EMarketer said Amazon claimed 10.3% of the US digital ad market in 2020, up from 7.8% in 2019 - competing with Google and Facebook for ad budgets. That growth has attracted Walmart, Ins...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Media, Advertising, US, Careers, Trends, Strategy, Walgreens, Netflix, Retail, Roku, Hulu, Amazon Web Services, Alexa


Apple, Microsoft, and Nuance Communications are the top 3 tech stocks heading into earnings season, Wedbush says

Reuters / Brendan McDermid Tech stocks have a 25%-30% upward move ahead, according to Wedbush analyst Dan Ives. Ives says Apple, Microsoft, and Nuance Communications offer "compelling risk/reward" for investors. Based on Wedbush's price targets, all three top tech buys have a potential double-digit jump ahead. Sign up here for our daily newsletter, 10 Things Before the Opening Bell. Apple, Microsoft, and Nuance Communications are the top three tech buys heading into earnings season, ...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Microsoft, China, Trends, Amazon Web Services, Wedbush, Apple Microsoft, Ives, Andy Jassy, Nuance Communications, Dan Ives, Dan Ives Ives, Will Daniel, Reuters Brendan McDermid Tech, Opening Bell Apple Microsoft


11 Useful Security Tips for Securing Your AWS Environment

Want to take advantage of excellent cloud services? Amazon Web Services may be the perfect solution, but don't forget about AWS security. Whether you want to use AWS for a few things or everything, you need to protect access to it. Then you can make sure your business can run smoothly. Read on to learn some important AWS security tips. Use Multi-Factor authentication When setting up your AWS [Author: [email protected] (The Hacker News)]
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The Station: Argo AI plots its fundraising course and Waymo changes leadership

The Station is a weekly newsletter dedicated to all things transportation. Sign up here — just click The Station — to receive it every weekend in your inbox. Hi there, new and returning readers. This is The Station, a weekly newsletter dedicated to all the ways people and packages move (today and in the future) from Point A to Point B. There is a lot to get to, so let’s dive right in. My email inbox is always open. Email me at [email protected] to share thoughts, criticisms, offer...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, TC, Transportation, Europe, Japan, Florida, UK, Congress, China, Massachusetts, America, Tech, Tesla, Spain


10 things in tech you need to know today

VW's rebrand was all just a late-March April Fools' Day prank. Volkswagen/Tim Levin Good morning and welcome to 10 Things in Tech. If this was forwarded to you, sign up here.Let's get started.1. Volkswagen's April Fools' Day joke went terribly wrong. A press release from the automaker said it would rebrand to "Voltswagen," signaling its commitment to electric mobility. Unfortunately, almost no one got the joke - including Wall Street. How a prank gone wrong affected t...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Spacex, China, America, Newsletter, Trends, Tech, Vw, Aws, Volkswagen, Amazon Web Services, Clubhouse, Veritas, Andy Jassy


Former Parler CEO John Matze launched a GoFundMe page to crowdfund his legal fees

Parler CEO John Matze Fox News Parler's former CEO is looking to crowdfund his legal fees. John Matze's time at Parler came to an end earlier this year. He says he was forced out by the board, including the conservative mega-donor Rebekah Mercer. See more stories on Insider's business page. The former CEO of Parler, John Matze, announced Thursday that he had launched a GoFundMe page to support legal fees "associated with [his] departure from Parler." "I also am likely heading i...
Tags: Apple, Google, Trends, Amazon Web Services, Capitol, Congressional, Rebekah Mercer, Parler, John Matze, Matze, Annabelle Williams, John Matze Fox News Parler, Parler John Matze, US Capitol Matze, Rebekah Mercer Insider, Parler Amazon Web Services


Amazon says its 'office-centric' model is here to stay and will bring most US employees back by the fall

AP/Ted S. Warren Amazon said it will gradually start bringing employees back to the office throughout the summer. The intent is to "return to an office-centric culture as our baseline," Amazon said in a blog post. A year into the pandemic, employers are considering how and if remote workers will return. See more stories on Insider's business page. Amazon plans start bringing employees back to its offices on June 30, with most US workers returning by early fall.In a Tuesday blog post, ...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Europe, News, Office, US, Trends, Strategy, Sundar Pichai, Amazon Web Services, Tech Companies, Andy Jassy, Pandemic, Tech Insider, Jassy, Katie Canales


Netflix Targets Net-Zero Carbon Footprint by End of 2022

Netflix says it has a plan to hit net zero greenhouse gas emissions by the end of 2022, with a big part of the streaming giant's efforts aimed at operating more eco-friendly film and TV productions. From a report: The "Net Zero + Nature" plan was outlined Tuesday in a blog post by Emma Stewart, PhD, who joined Netflix as its first sustainability officer last fall. At Netflix, "we aspire to entertain the world," she wrote. "But that requires a habitable world to entertain." In 2020, Netflix estim...
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