Why Amazon Can't Compete with Silicon Valley For Payments
By Mike Elgan | Article Published October 09, 2013
Amazon launched a new service this week for buying stuff with your Amazon username. Here's why it will fail.
Tags: Facebook, Apple, ecommerce, Amazon
Why Amazon Is the Most Innovative Tablet Maker
By Mike Elgan | Article Published September 25, 2013
With its new Kindle Fire lineup, Amazon demonstrates that it’s in it to win it -- with innovation and a killer strategy. Plus: the Kindle is enterprise friendly.
Tags: Apple, tablet, Amazon Kindle Fire, Google, Amazon, Android
Cloud Reviews from Real Customers: Azure, Amazon EC2, Google App Engine, Heroku and More
By Guest Author | Article Published September 24, 2013
Uncensored feedback from verified users of today's most popular cloud computing solutions.
Tags: Google App Engine, EC2, Amazon, Azure, cloud computing
Inside Amazon's Cloud Support
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published July 11, 2013
There's more to a successful cloud deployment than a good feature set and reasonable cost.
Tags: Amazon, cloud computing
Walmart Acquires Analytics Firm Inkiru
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published June 11, 2013
The purchase could help Walmart compete with Amazon for online sales.
Tags: merger and acquistion activity, big data, predictive analytics, Walmart, Amazon, ecommerce
Amazon Cloud Wins Approval from Feds
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published May 21, 2013
Federal agencies will be able to use Amazon Web Services without performing separate security assessments.
Tags: Amazon, cloud computing, government, Amazon Web Services, AWS
Report: Amazon Working on 3D Smartphone
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published May 10, 2013
The company may also be working on an audio-only gadget.
Tags: smartphone, Amazon, mobile device, 3D
Amazon Revenue Increases, Profits Fall
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published April 26, 2013
The company is pouring money into research and development efforts.
Tags: revenue, earnings, Amazon, cloud computing, quarterly financials, profits, e-commerce
Infor Refreshes its Enterprise Application Lineup
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published April 23, 2013
The company has also announced new cloud computing partnerships.
Tags: cloud computing, Infor, IBM , applications, Amazon, enterprise software, SmartCloud, big data
Why Facebook, Google and Amazon Have Secret Phone Projects
By Mike Elgan | Article Published April 03, 2013
These three companies want to transform the smartphone experience. But how?
Tags: Facebook, Google, Amazon
Publishers Object to Amazon's Top-Level Domain Plans
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published March 11, 2013
Industry organizations complain that allowing Amazon to run domains like .book and .author would be anti-competitive.
Tags: top-level domain, ICANN, Internet, Amazon, Web
Amazon Slashes EC2 Prices
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published March 06, 2013
AWS dropped prices for Linux-based cloud computing instances up to 27 percent.
Tags: Amazon, Linux, virtualization, VMware, EC2, cloud computing
How Ubuntu Turned Search in the Dash into a PR Crisis
By Bruce Byfield | Article Published February 26, 2013
Sometimes, how you handle a feature's criticisms is as important as its specs.
Tags: Amazon, Ubuntu, Unity, search, open source, desktop, Linux
Amazon.com Suffers an Outage
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published February 01, 2013
Were hackers responsible for the downtime?
Tags: downtime, retail, outage, Amazon, hackers
Amazon Revenue Climbs 22%
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published January 30, 2013
The company's stock rose sharply, despite a decline in profits.
Tags: quarterly financials, revenue, cloud computing, Amazon, earnings, kindle fire, tablet PCs
Android, iOS Account for 92% of Smartphone Market
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published January 28, 2013
Google's mobile operating system has a 70 percent share of the global market.
Tags: Amazon, Google, Android, tablet, Strategy Analytics, mobile operating systems, Apple, kindle fire, IOS
Amazon Buys Text-to-Speech Software Vendor IVONA
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published January 24, 2013
Does the purchase signal an intention to challenge Apple's Siri?
Tags: Amazon, software, merger and acquistion activity, voice, Siri, Kindle
Apple, Amazon Ordered to Hold Settlement Talks in Trademark Dispute
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published January 16, 2013
The lawsuit centers on the use of the name "app store."
Tags: Amazon, lawsuit, app store, trademark, settlement, Apple, appstore
Amazon and Apple: Think Of the Children!
By Mike Elgan | Article Published December 05, 2012
Why Jeff Bezos and Tim Cook are the Ronald McDonalds of tech.
Tags: iPhone, iPad, Amazon, Apple
Amazon CTO Details Cloud Computing Commandments
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published November 29, 2012
Werner Vogels warns that deployments fail as a matter of course, so when moving to the cloud you need to follow these all-important commandments.
Tags: Amazon, cloud computing
Amazon Posts First Quarterly Loss in Nine Years
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published October 26, 2012
The company blames higher costs and the acquisition of LivingSocial.com for the poor results.
Tags: tablets, Amazon, quarterly financials, kindle fire
Report: Amazon in Talks to Buy TI's Mobile Chip Business
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published October 15, 2012
Texas Instruments had previously announced that its mobile processor unit was for sale.
Tags: mobile, merger and acquistion activity, Texas Instruments, processor, kindle fire, Amazon
OwnCloud 4.5 Mounts Open Source Storage Alongside Amazon, Dropbox
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published October 11, 2012
Faster syncing, enhanced file versioning and Oracle back-end support are spotlighted in latest version of file sharing and storage effort.
Tags: Storage, DropBox, Amazon, open source
Fallout from Ubuntu's New Shopping Lens
By Matt Hartley | Article Published October 01, 2012
Ubuntu users are irritated (or worse) about the Amazon affiliate program. Yet there are solutions.
Tags: Ubuntu, Amazon, Linux
Amazon Stops Selling the Kindle Fire (For a Week)
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published August 30, 2012
The tablet is "sold out," but the company is expected to announce a new Kindle Fire next week.
Tags: kindle fire, Amazon, tablet
Rivals Rush to Announce Products Before Apple's New iPhone
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published August 24, 2012
Amazon, Samsung, Microsoft, Nokia, Google and Motorola are all announcing new mobile devices at the beginning of September.
Tags: Motorola, tablets, Apple, Amazon, Google, Microsoft, iPhone, iPad, smartphones, Nokia, Samsung
Amazon Launches Glacier Cloud Storage Service
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published August 21, 2012
The cloud-based service will offer low-cost storage for archive files.
Tags: Amazon, archive, Storage, Amazon Web Services, Glacier, cloud computing
'Record-Setting' iPad Shipments Boost Tablet Market
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published August 03, 2012
IDC said Q2 tablet shipments were up 66 percent from last year.
Tags: shipments, IDC, Samsung, asus, Amazon, tablet, iPad, Apple
IDC: Amazon Web Services Use Yields 626% ROI
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published July 25, 2012
A new report says that companies saved $2.5 million per application over a five-year period by moving to the cloud.
Tags: AWS, Web services, cloud computing, Amazon, ROI, IDC
Report: Amazon Readying 5-6 New Tablets
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published July 23, 2012
A Staples exec says the company plans to launch a 10-inch version of the Kindle Fire, as well as several other new models.
Tags: kindle fire, Amazon, tablet
Amazon Said to Plan Smartphone to Vie With Apple iPhone
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published July 06, 2012
The latest rumors say China's Foxconn is helping build a smartphone for Amazon.
Tags: Android, smartphone, iPhone, Amazon, Foxconn
Amazon Cloud Outage Revives Reliability Concerns
By Pedro Hernandez | Article Published July 02, 2012
AWS takes a tumble in the wake of powerful Mid-Atlantic storms, bringing to the forefront fears that continue to dog cloud services.
Tags: Amazon, reliability, cloud computing, AWS
A Summer Storm's Disruption Is Felt in the Technology Cloud
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published July 02, 2012
East Coast storms knocked out Netflix, Pinterest, Instagram and other Web services that rely on Amazon's cloud.
Tags: cloud computing, downtime, Amazon, Web services, outage
Report: Amazon Prepping Two New Kindle Fire Tablets with Improved Build, Metal Casing
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published June 29, 2012
An unnamed source says Amazon will release new 7-inch and 10-inch models of its tablet.
Tags: kindle fire, tablet, Amazon
Amazon, Google Lead Rush for New Top Level Domains
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published June 13, 2012
Could .app become the next .com?
Tags: Google, Internet, top level domain, Amazon, ICANN
Google, Microsoft Both Targeting Amazon with New Clouds
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published May 18, 2012
Sources say both companies will soon unveil IaaS offerings.
Tags: Amazon, cloud computing, Google, IaaS, Microsoft
Amazon Kindle Fire Slumping, Company Preparing Refresh
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published May 08, 2012
The company is expected to update its 7-inch tablet and roll out a larger version sometime this year.
Tags: kindle fire, Amazon, tablet
Educating the Cloud: How ETS is Moving Up
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published May 01, 2012
How one of the world's largest educational testing organizations is moving to the cloud.
Tags: Amazon, cloud computing
Amazon's Q1 Stronger Than Expected; Is It the Kindle Effect?
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published April 27, 2012
The Fire accounts for more than half of all Android tablets sold.
Tags: fire, Amazon, Kindle, earnings
Amazon Cloud Accessed Daily by a Third of All 'Net Users
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published April 19, 2012
Report says 1 percent of all consumer Internet traffic in North America goes through Amazon Web Services servers.
Tags: Amazon, cloud computing, AWS, report
Greenpeace Gives Apple, Amazon Low Marks for 'Dirty' Clouds
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published April 18, 2012
Google and Facebook receive praise for environmentally friendly data centers.
Tags: Greenpeace, Facebook, Amazon, cloud computing, Google, Apple, Microsoft, Twitter
Amazon Teams with Eucalyptus to Court Enterprise Cloud Customers
By Pedro Hernandez | Article Published March 23, 2012
Amazon's public-only stance on cloud computing further erodes as it officially teams with Eucalyptus.
Tags: Eucalyptus, Amazon, cloud computing, open source
Apple, Google, Amazon and the Rise of Extreme Prices
By Mike Elgan | Article Published March 14, 2012
When the big players offer super low prices, who wins and who loses?
Tags: ebooks, Apple, Google, Amazon, music downloads
Why Google and Facebook Want to Know *Everything* About You
By Mike Elgan | Article Published March 07, 2012
The hulking kings of the Internet have big plans for your data. And that might be good news.
Tags: Apple, ecommerce, Google, Facebook, Amazon, marketing
Amazon Fuses Your Storage System With Its Cloud
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published January 25, 2012
The AWS Storage Gateway offers easy cloud-based backup.
Tags: Amazon, Cloud Storage
Windows Server Now Runs for Free in Amazon's Cloud
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published January 16, 2012
Enterprises can use the free service up to 750 hours per month for one year.
Tags: Windows Server, Amazon, cloud computing
Kindle Fire Gets Performance Boost
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published December 27, 2011
Amazon has released update version 6.2.1 for its popular tablet.
Tags: Amazon, kindle fire
Amazon's Kindle Devices Selling More Than 1 Million per Week
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published December 16, 2011
Sales of the company's tablets have been increasing every week for the past three weeks.
Tags: tablets, Amazon, Kindle
As Kindle Fire Faces Critics, Remedies Are Promised
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published December 12, 2011
Amazon plans to roll out a software update in the next two weeks.
Tags: kindle fire, tablet, Amazon
Don't Believe Hype (or Backlash) about Apple, Google, Amazon
By Mike Elgan | Article Published December 07, 2011
When it comes to making decisions about your own tech purchases, there's no better qualified expert than you.
Tags: Kindle, Siri, Apple, google+, Amazon, Google
How Amazon Is Making a Sucker Out of Google
By Mike Elgan | Article Published November 23, 2011
It’s time for Google to change its self-defeating, anything-goes policy on Android before Amazon makes a fool it.
Tags: tablets, Android, Google, Amazon, Kindle
How Google Will Profit by Not Being Sneaky
By Mike Elgan | Article Published November 02, 2011
With a new transparent ad policy, Google is changing your relationship with online advertisers.
Tags: Apple, online advertising, Google, Amazon, Facebook
Leaked Sales Numbers Suggest Amazon Kindle Fire on Track to Outsell iPad
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published October 06, 2011
Sales charts from an anonymous source say that Amazon already has 250,000 pre-orders for the Kindle Fire.
Tags: Amazon, kindle fire
Why There's No Such Thing as a Cheap Kindle
By Mike Elgan | Article Published September 28, 2011
Kindles are sold at a low price point, when in fact you're being seduced into a long-term relationship where you'll pay and pay and pay.
Tags: Apple, kindle fire, Amazon, Kindle, iPad
Why Amazon's Tablet is the Only iPad Competitor
By Mike Elgan | Article Published September 07, 2011
The iPad and Amazon’s tablet both have strategies for separating people from the burden of their money. Yet Amazon’s dream is far more ambitious.
Tags: Apple, Amazon, tablet, iPad
Analysts Suggest Amazon Tab Could Steal Tablet Crown from Apple iPad
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published August 30, 2011
A Forrester report says Amazon could sell 5 million tablets in the fourth quarter--if the price is right.
Tags: Amazon, tablet PC
Amazon’s Market Cap Passes $100 Billion
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published July 27, 2011
The online retailer's value exceeds that of HP.
Apple Denied Injunction in Amazon 'App Store' Battle
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published July 07, 2011
A judge rules that the name "App Store" is "more descriptive than it is distinctive."
Tags: Apple, Amazon, lawsuits
Amazon Describes Cloud Outage Fix - Apologizes
By Stuart J. Johnston | Article Published May 02, 2011
The company says its recent outage was due to a manual configuration error, that only a little data was lost, and apologizes to customers who were impacted.
Tags: security, outage, Amazon EC2, Amazon, cloud computing
With New Swiss Host, WikiLeaks Continues to Publish
By Kenneth Corbin | Article Published December 03, 2010
Dropped by Amazon and under pervasive DDoD attacks, whistleblower site reemerges on a Swiss domain to continue publishing leaked cables as the manhunt for its founder continues.
Tags: Amazon, DNS, security, Wikileaks, Obama
Should Amazon Censor? Should Apple? Facebook? Microsoft?
By Mike Elgan | Article Published December 02, 2010
Amazons refusal to host Wikileaks raises larger questions of who controls online content.
Tags: Microsoft, Apple, Wikileaks, Amazon, Facebook
Amazon, Apple Under Fire From Connecticut AG for eBook Deals
By Kenneth Corbin | Article Published August 03, 2010
Never one to shy away from a fight with members of the technology industry, Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal has opened a probe into the pricing and terms of the contracts Apple and Amazon reach with publishers.
Tags: Apple, iPad apps, Amazon, eBook, iPad
Amazon Debuts Cheaper Kindle With Wi-Fi
By Andy Patrizio | Article Published July 29, 2010
Facing a slick competitor, Amazon cuts the price of its new generation of e-book readers.
Tags: e-books, Wi-Fi, Amazon, Amazon Kindle, Kindle
SAP: Private Clouds Have a Role in the Enterprise
By David Needle | Article Published July 29, 2010
Executives from Citrix, SAP and IBM debate the role of cloud computing in the enterprise.
Tags: Amazon, cloud computing, private cloud, Citrix, SAP
How Will Data Centers Change to Fit SaaS Needs?
By Andy Patrizio | Article Published April 22, 2010
The traditional data center should be ready to adapt to an increasingly on-demand world, said a panel of enterprise IT providers.
Tags: Salesforce, SaaS, data center, Amazon, applications
Tech Work Pays Best in Bay Area, Seattle Second
By Stuart J. Johnston | Article Published April 19, 2010
A new analysis shows tech talent can fetch higher paychecks in Northern California, but that difference may be cancelled out by elevated living expenses. So where should you choose to work?
Tags: IT salary, IT jobs, Silicon Valley, Amazon, IT Jobs/Salary
Gomez Picks the Web's Best Performers
By David Needle | Article Published March 16, 2010
Which companies had the most responsive and consistently available Web sites? Gomez ranks the winners across six industries.
Tags: e-commerce, Internet, Amazon, Web site metrics, Gomez
BMC Brings Remedy Management Software to the Cloud
By Larry Barrett | Article Published January 19, 2010
IT management and automation software developer gives customers more flexibility with its latest Software-as-a-Service offering.
Tags: process automation software, cloud computing, BMC Software, Amazon, SaaS
Amazon Brings Media Streaming to CloudFront
By Larry Barrett | Article Published December 16, 2009
Amazon Web Services is now offering audio and video streaming delivery from its CloudFront content delivery network.
Tags: cloudfront, cloud computing, streaming, streaming content, Amazon
Private Trumps Public Clouds for IT
By David Needle | Article Published December 04, 2009
Research firm tries to separate the hype from reality when it comes to cloud computing in the enterprise.
Tags: Amazon, cloud computing, Enterprise, Salesforce.com, private cloud
Amazon Unveils Cloud-Based Relational DB
By Larry Barrett | Article Published October 28, 2009
Offering an on-demand relational database is an effort to provide clients greater flexibility.
Tags: Google, Microsoft, Amazon, cloud computing, on-demand
Google to Open Online E-Book Store
By - Reuters | Article Published October 15, 2009
Google expects to have approximately a half million e-books available by early in 2010.
Tags: search, smartphones, Copyright, Amazon, Google
Microsoft Opens Massive Chicago Datacenter
By Stuart J. Johnston | Article Published October 02, 2009
The massive facility is part of Microsoft's cloud computing initiative.
Tags: Google, Microsoft, Amazon, cloud computing, datacenter
Cell Phone 'Cloud' Apps: 1B by 2014
By David Needle | Article Published September 08, 2009
From a mere 42.8 million in 2008, a research firm forecasts more than a billion subscribers to mobile cloud apps by 2014.
Tags: Google, services, Amazon, Qualcomm, consumer