Amazon Web Services Releases Aurora, Works with MySQL

Amazon Web Services, though still standing as a market leader, is now up against big public cloud companies which offer commercial database engine solutions like Oracle with the new database service Aurora. This new relational database, as announced is 1/10 cheaper than the cost of other relational database services.
Aurora Says It’s Faster than Competitors
Aurora is […]

Amazon’s Kindle Scout to Crowdsource New Unpublished Novels

A lot of aspiring authors have been promoting their works on free publishing platforms, hoping to gain recognition and a little fan base from millions of readers. Some were successful enough to get themselves a few people rooting for them, and an eager margin was able to have their books on print. Those were the […]

Google’s Biggest Search Rival is Amazon, Says Eric Schmidt

Google executive chairman and former CEO Eric Schmidt revealed that, among his company’s competitors, Amazon is the one they are watching most closely.

This comes as a surprise to many of us who believed Google’s biggest search rival was Bing or Yahoo.

“Many people think our main competition is Bing or Yahoo,” Schmidt remarked during a visit […]

Brick-and-Mortar Amazon Retail Store to Open in NYC

E-commerce giant Amazon Inc. is planning to open its first brick-and-mortar store in New York City, just in time for the holiday shopping season.

The store, which will serve both as a warehouse and storefront, is set to open right across the Empire State Building, sources told The Wall Street Journal.

The Amazon retail store, now still […]

Amazon Beats Google, Snags .Buy for $4.6M

Google may be ahead of Amazon in the advertising realm, but the online retail giant was able to outpace the tech company in the race to buy the coveted .buy domain.

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), the international regulator of the internet, announced that Amazon was the successful bidder, who will be […]

Amazon Acquires Twitch for a Cool $970M Record Deal

eCommerce titan Amazon.com Inc. signed a hefty $970 million cash-deal with live-streaming gaming network Twitch Interactive.

The acquisition is the largest Amazon has inked in its 20-year history. It involves “some retention agreements” that will push the deal past the $1 billion-mark, sources close to the deal told Reuters.

The move is said to be in line […]

In-House Amazon Advertising Platform Challenges Google

Web advertising is a goldmine, so it’s not surprising that an online retailer like Amazon would want to have a bigger share of the market.

According to The Wall Street Journal, Amazon plans to replace Google-powered ads on its pages with an in-house ad placement platform. Although Amazon already has a business placing ads on third-party […]

Wireless Payment Just Got Easier with Amazon Card Reader, Mobile App

Local Register, a secure debit and credit card reader and mobile app by Amazon, made its debut on August 13th.

The $10 card reader comes with a companion app, which can be downloaded for free from the Amazon Appstore, Google Play and Apple App Store. Currently, the Amazon card reader is available with free 2-day shipping on Amazon.com.

Amazon’s […]

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