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Ryan Whitwam / Android Police:
Amazon Updates Its Policies To Ban USB Type-C Cables That Are Not Fully Spec Compliant   —  Googler Benson Leung has a new ally in his fight against bad Type-C cables on Amazon, and it's none other than Amazon itself.  Leung reports that Amazon has added a new line to its prohibited listing guidelines …
Mar 30, 2016, 5:25 PMIn context
Adam Lashinsky / Fortune:
How Jeff Bezos, as owner of The Washington Post and founder of Blue Origin, became a power beyond Amazon   —  Bezos Prime  —  Amazon's CEO has driven his company to all-consuming growth (and even, believe it or not, profits).  Today, though, as he deepens his involvement in his media and space ventures …
Mar 24, 2016, 7:10 PMIn context
Chris Welch / The Verge:
Report on stalled and struggling Nest says Google is building an Amazon Echo rival   —  Google is reportedly building an Amazon Echo rival  —  Google executives have seen and heard all the positive buzz around Amazon's Echo speaker, and now the company is said to be preparing a similar product for the home.
Mar 24, 2016, 1:45 PMIn context
Jack Clark / Bloomberg Business:
Google to boost hiring for cloud division, plans 12 new data centers in next 18 months   —  Google's Greene Hastens Cloud Expansion in Race With Amazon  —  Company plans 12 new cloud data centers in next 18 months  —  Cloud division to boost hiring, marketing under Diane Greene
Mar 22, 2016, 12:15 PMIn context
Julia Love / Reuters:
Sources: any collection of customer data used in Apple's products like Siri, iAd needs approval from committee of three internal “privacy czars” and a top exec   —  Apple ‘privacy czars’ grapple with internal conflicts over user data  —  As Apple Inc(AAPL.O) …
Mar 21, 2016, 10:05 PMIn context
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Amazon partners with Comcast to sell Xfinity bundles, quietly launches Amazon Cable Store   —  Amazon.com Starts Selling Comcast Xfinity TV, Internet Service  —  Amazon.com is now selling a range of Comcast Xfinity bundles, as the cable giant seeks to get its cable TV …
Mar 21, 2016, 12:20 PMIn context
Bloomberg Business:
Sources: Alphabet puts Boston Dynamics robotics unit up for sale because it is unlikely to produce marketable product in next few years   —  Google Puts Boston Dynamics Up for Sale in Robotics Retreat  —  Alphabet executives questioned path to marketable products  —  Toyota, Amazon are among possible acquirers of division
Mar 17, 2016, 12:51 PMIn context
Paul Sawers / VentureBeat:
Amazon launches AWS Database Migration Service out of preview to all customers   —  Amazon has launched a new service that makes it easier for companies to move their databases to Amazon Web Services (AWS) and promises that firms can “set up their migrations in less than 10 minutes.”
Mar 16, 2016, 5:50 PMIn context
Asha Barbaschow / ZDNet:
AWS makes Database Migration Service available to all customers   —  Amazon Web Services has now made its database migration service available to all of its customers, after completing the migration of over 1,000 databases since the first day of 2016.  —  Amazon Web Services (AWS) …
Mar 16, 2016, 10:55 AMIn context
Jason Del Rey / Re/code:
Amazon files patent for a process allowing users to authenticate by performing an action or gesture while taking a selfie   —  Amazon Wants the Patent for Pay-By-Selfie  —  First, Amazon patented one-click purchasing buying.  Now it wants a patent for pay-by-selfie.
Mar 16, 2016, 1:55 AMIn context

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