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Amazon’s Alexa gains support for Outlook calendars

Users of Amazon’s Alexa virtual assistant can now ask it questions about the contents of their Microsoft-hosted calendars. On Wednesday, the assistant gained the ability to interact with calendars from Outlook.com and Office 365, similar to how it works with … Continue reading

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Oracle is pricing itself out of Amazon’s cloud

Guess what? Oracle is raising prices again, this time on enterprises that choose to run Oracle software on Amazon Web Services. Oracle’s previous licensing agreement recognized that an AWS virtual CPU is a single thread of a core that runs … Continue reading

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IDG Contributor Network: Alexa revisited: Reflections on living with Amazon’s assistant

Last summer I wrote about my initial experience using Amazon Alexa. Alexa continues to be a hit, and was a major success story at CES 2017. We’ve been using it for a few months now and I’d like to revisit … Continue reading

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What’s better: Amazon’s Availability Zones vs. Microsoft Azure’s regions

Although they both offer core IaaS features like virtual machines, storage and databases the leading public cloud providers, Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure, take very different approaches in offering cloud services, including at the most basic level of how … Continue reading

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Amazon’s Second Quarter Puts Competition In Rearview Mirror

Amazon’s cloud unit is disappointing competitors if they hoped it would slow down. In announcing its second quarter results, the company reported that its Amazon Web Services division grew at a 58% rate. InformationWeek: Cloud

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Look for Amazon’s new homegrown chips in data centers, not Fire devices

Amazon’s jump into the chip business won’t change what’s in Fire devices — for now — but it’ll help the retailer drive more media delivery, file storage and cloud systems in homes and data centers. Annapurna Labs, an Amazon subsidiary, … Continue reading

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Roll your own API in Amazon’s cloud

APIs are meant to be simple and lean, but the process of developing them often involves a lot of work, with both the underlying programming and the surrounding infrastructure — dealing with rate limiting, managing security, and so on. Amazon’s … Continue reading

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