Amazon's plan to add 100 more staff to its Digital Media Development Centre in London will see the company hiring university leavers.
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Amazon is looking to recruit 100 more workers at its Digital Media Development Centre on the fringes of London's Tech City.
The development centre in Tech City is looking for local talent to help create technology for putting TV shows and other digital media onto PCs, smartphones and games consoles, alongside the Lovefilm and Pushbutton teams.
Just days after Amazon said London would be its digital media development hub, Facebook has set up a team in the city that will focus on 'key areas like mobile and platform'
The company is to open up a new centre near the Barbican, bringing together the teams from Lovefilm and Pushbutton, the Amazon subsidiary that developed Lovefilm's apps for smart TVs, consoles and the iPad
The London-based hosting company has introduced two services to its cloud for small businesses that want to provision servers or host simple websites, going up against Amazon with bundled support
Small start-ups have taken a lead on enterprises in their adoption of big data, by embedding analytics into the heart of their applications, according to Amazon Web Services.As the cloud has grown, prices for rentable computing power have come down, while scale-out applications like Hadoop have evolved to analyse large quantities of data, Werner Vogels, Amazon Web Service's (AWS) chief technology officer, said in a keynote speech at the AWS Summit 2012 in London.
Amazon Web Services has brought its Direct Connect technology to the UK, which allows customers to establish a dedicated network connection between their datacentre and the local Amazon Web Services facility.The announcement, made on Wednesday, means UK customers can connect to Amazon Web Services' EU West (Ireland) region via the Telecity Sovereign House datacentre in London at guaranteed port speeds of 1Gbps or 10Gbps.
No one should be surprised to learn that Amazon has retained the top spot in the fifth annual list of the UK's 100 'Hot Shops' published by IMRG and Experian Hitwise. However, there are three notable new entries, with the London 2012 Ticket site appearing in 35th place, followed by H&M (52) and Etsy (53).
Canonical, the London company that founded the Ubuntu Project, today announced professional services to support companies who are building "private cloud" infrastructures behind their corporate firewalls.Earlier this year, the company released a technical preview of Ubuntu Enterprise Cloud (UEC), an open-source system that allows companies to build private clouds that match the Amazon EC2 interface.
If all goes according to plan, Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales and partner Amazon will launch a socially-charged search engine to compete with Google, Yahoo, Ask and others early next year. According to the story in The Times of London, the project is called Wikiasari--wiki (Hawaiian for "quick" + asari (Japanese for "rummaging search)--and will be launched out of Wikia, Inc, the for-profit, venture-funded branch of Wales' effort to human-empower Web pages.
Authors who sign up with digitisation programs run by companies such as Google or Amazon may be unwittingly sacrificing some of their rights, a media lawyer has warned. "I wouldn't want to see people giving one company hundreds of thousands of books and thinking it doesn't matter, when in fact it does," Adrian Laing, a lawyer specialising in media and publishing issues, told seminar attendees at the London Book Fair.
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