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Amazon pushes update to Kindle Paperwhite ebook reader

Amazon has announced that it will push a new update to Kindle Paperwhite ebook readers that bring a whole raft of new features to the hardware, including a way for parents to encourage their kids to read more.

November 19, 2013

Microsoft: Azure PaaS tech could be given away for free

Microsoft has an "ambition" to make some of Windows Azure's platform-as-a-service components free, after the IT giant announced sweeping changes to the service that ratcheted up its competition with Amazon Web Services.On Tuesday Microsoft's general manager for Windows Azure, Bill Hilf, told ZDNet UK that the company is contemplating making some of Azure's PaaS features free in an attempt to spur developer adoption.

June 12, 2012 by

Amazon broadens on-premise storage features

Amazon has given datacentre administrators greater control over its on-premise AWS Storage Gateway technology via a set of APIs.The APIs were released on Wednesday and give businesses another way to manage the cloud storage and backup technology, and some new functions, according to Amazon.

May 10, 2012 by

Amazon plugs A9 search into its AWS cloud

CloudSearch is for developers who want to build applications with search features without having to develop the ranking algorithms or manage the infrastructure that usually underpins search, according to Amazon

April 13, 2012 by

Google targets developers with Cloud Storage update

Google has added a slew of 'highly requested' features to Google Cloud Storage to make life easier for developers working with the company's answer to Amazon Web Services's simple storage service (S3).GSUtil, a Python application that lets developers access Google Cloud Storage, has been upgraded to version three with better documentation, support for multithreaded operations and a rejigged file tree abstraction layer, Navneet Joneja, a Google product manager, wrote in a blog post on Tuesday.

March 21, 2012 by

AWS expands private cloud networking

Amazon Web Services has added a multitude of free networking features to its virtual private cloud product, boosting security, network topology control and management.The additional features for the Virtual Private Cloud (VPC), announced on Monday, simplify the process of setting up a VPC, allow control over the specific network topology of the cloud network, add greater security features and allow the creation of specific internet gateways within the VPC.

March 16, 2011 by

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