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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...
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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


Amazon to bring a full region to Israel, land of large government contracts

Three availability zones prophesied to open in the first half of 2023 Amazon Web Services has announced it will bring a full region to the Israeli city of Tel Aviv.…
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Capitol Riot Attendee Pleads Guilty to Bomb Plot Against Amazon Data Center

A Texas man has pleaded guilty to a plot to blow up an Amazon Web Services (AWS) data center in Ashburn, Virginia, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Texas. The 28-year-old man, an apparent supporter of former president Donald Trump, bragged about attending the January 6 insurrection…
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AWS Frankfurt experiences major incident that staff couldn’t fix it due to ‘environmental conditions’ on data centre floor

Cloud colossus says it wasn't a fire as networks drop out and EC2 instances go dark A single Availability Zone in Amazon Web Services’ EU-CENTRAL-1 Region has experienced a major incident.…
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AWS Frankfurt experiences major breakdown that staff couldn’t fix for hours due to ‘environmental conditions’ on data centre floor

Cloud colossus says aircon fail caused kit to shut down, networks dropped out and EC2 instances went dark Updated A single availability zone in Amazon Web Services’ EU-Central-1 region has experienced a major outage.…
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AWS Frankfurt experiences major incident that staff couldn’t fix for hours due to ‘environmental conditions’ on data centre floor

Cloud colossus says aircon fail caused kit to shut down, networks dropped out and EC2 instances went dark UPDATED WITH ROOT CAUSE A single Availability Zone in Amazon Web Services’ EU-CENTRAL-1 Region has experienced a major incident.…
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Would-be AWS bomber pleads guilty, faces 5 to 20 years behind bars for plot to take out government servers

FBI reveals undercover employee sold him fake explosives before arrest Seth Aaron Pendley, the 28-year-old Texas man accused of planning to blow up an Amazon Web Services data centre, admitted on Wednesday he planned to destroy a building with an explosive.…
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GameStop just named an Amazon alum as its new CEO, the latest in a string of executive appointments hailing from the e-commerce giant

Customers line up for the launch of "Grand Theft Auto 5" in 2013 at a GameStop. Reuters GameStop just hired a new CEO: Matt Furlong, a former senior leader at Amazon. GameStop has reshaped its executive suite around former Amazon leaders. The charge is being led by newly appointed GameStop board chairman and Chewy cofounder Ryan Cohen. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. The world's biggest video game retailer just appointed a new chief executive officer: Former Ama...
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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...
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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'...
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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...
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Jeff Bezos is launching to space on July 20, 15 days after he exits his role as Amazon CEO

SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images Jeff Bezos said in late May that he will officially step down as Amazon CEO on July 5. That's 15 days before he and his brother will fly into space on a Blue Origin spacecraft. Andy Jassy will have already replaced Bezos as Amazon CEO by the time he goes to space. See more stories on Insider's business page. Jeff Bezos announced Monday that he's flying into space on July 20 with his brother Mark in what will be his company, Blue Origin's, fir...
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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...
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Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos will officially step down on July 5. Here are the top 5 things to know about his replacement, Andy Jassy.

Andy Jassy. Mike Blake/Reuters Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos will step down on July 5, the same date Amazon was incorporated in 1994. Bezos will be replaced by Andy Jassy, the current CEO of AWS. He has been at Amazon for 24 years and is one of the highest-paid executives at the company. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Amazon founder Jeff Bezos announced earlier this year that he was stepping down as the tech giant's chief executive officer.And on Wednesday, Bezos told ...
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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 ...
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Coursera Plus offers unlimited access to almost all of its online courses for $399 annually or $59 a month. Here's why it's great for gaining new career skills.

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. Coursera; Alyssa Powell/Business Insider Coursera Plus is a $399 annual or $59 monthly subscription to 90% of the platform's online courses. Members can earn unlimited professional certificates to add to their resumes or LinkedIn. Below is everything you need to know about Coursera Plus, including whether it's worth it. Coursera, a popular e-learning platform with thousands of online courses fro...
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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...
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More than 600 Amazon workers sign petition demanding the company reduce its warehouse pollution in communities of color

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, who will step down in July. Shannon Stapleton/Reuters Hundreds of Amazon workers signed a petition calling on the company to reduce emissions to zero by 2023. They say that emissions from Amazon warehouses disproportionately affect communities of color. Amazon has previously pledged to go completely carbon neutral by 2040. See more stories on Insider's business page. More than 600 Amazon workers have signed a petition calling for the company to eliminate its car...
Tags: Amazon, News, Climate Change, Trends, Retail, Jeff Bezos, Amazon Web Services, Amazon Warehouse, Tech Insider, Amazon Workers, Aleeya Mayo, Shannon Stapleton Reuters Hundreds of Amazon


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


Amazon Web Services: Researchers Are Using Machine Learning to Screen for Autism in Children

Detecting and starting treatment of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) at an age of 18 to 24 months can increase a child’s IQ by up to 17 points—in some cases moving them into the “average” child IQ range of 90-110 (or above it)—and improving the child's quality of life significantly. Researchers at Duke University are using Machine Learning on AWS to create a faster, less expensive, more reliable, and more accessible system to screen children early for ASD.
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Amazon hit with 5 lawsuits from warehouse and corporate employees alleging discrimination and retaliation

FILE PHOTO: An Amazon worker delivers packages. Reuters Amazon is facing five lawsuits from employees accusing the company of discrimination and retaliation. The lawsuits were filed by Amazon warehouse and corporate employees across the country. Next week, Amazon shareholders will vote on whether to require the company to undergo an . See more stories on Insider's business page. Amazon is facing a wave of five new lawsuits filed Wednesday by employees across its workforce who say they...
Tags: Amazon, News, Enterprise, Media, Labor, Washington, Trends, Retail, Lawsuits, Gender Discrimination, National Labor Relations Board, Racial Discrimination, Amazon Web Services, Working Conditions, Irvine California, Black Brown


Amazon Web Services: Machine Learning Enables Design Optimization

Autodesk uses machine learning models built on Amazon SageMaker to help designers organize and sort through thousands of design options produced by their generative design process, and choose the most optimal option. See how Edera Safety, a design studio from Austria, built a better and more efficient back protector using Autodesk's generative design process. Video of AWS Machine Learning Ena...
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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


Oracle sues Envisage claiming unauthorized database use amid licensing crackdown

Fiscal year end forecast: Cloudy with a chance of litigation Oracle this month filed a lawsuit against Envisage Technologies, claiming the Bloomington, Indiana-based IT firm has been violating its copyrights by running Oracle Database on Amazon Web Services in an improper way.…
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These 10 LinkedIn Learning classes teach the most in-demand skills companies are looking for - and the courses are free until the end of May

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. LinkedIn; Insider LinkedIn found the most popular career skills that top companies like Amazon and IBM look for. Knowledge of AWS, Python, and machine learning are among the top sought-after job skills. Until May 31, LinkedIn is offering free online classes to build these skills via LinkedIn Learning. Scoring a new job at a dream company often involves picking up new skills that'll make you stand ou...
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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...
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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


Can AWS Data Migration Services Help With Data Migration And Conversion?

Explore the differences between data migration and data conversion, and find out if Amazon Web Services is the right choice for your business The post Can AWS Data Migration Services Help With Data Migration And Conversion? appeared first on Young Upstarts.
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