Amazon is the leading e-commerce company and has managed to branch out into new markets. The company has expanded its selection via a robust third-party selling network. Meanwhile, Amazon's Kindle is the leading e-reader device, but is facing tough competition from Apple's iPad, Barnes & Noble's Nook and Sony's Reader franchise. Amazon Web Services, the company's enterprise cloud computing unit, is gaining traction.
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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.
Amazon rolled out an update for its Fire OS to most Kindle Fire tablets. The update further removes owners from the Android experience.
The cloud turned tablet giant touts new enterprise features for the bring-your-own-device crowd for its next-generation range of Kindle Fire HD and Fire HDX tablets.
CloudMGR may look at servicing IT departments and managing Amazon Web Services WorkSpaces virtual desktops in future.
Who? Amazon, Apple, Google, and Microsoft to name four. Do you even care? You should.
Interactive TV platform developer iPowow and weather services provider PredictWind had different reasons for moving to the cloud and faced different challenges.
Users can store and process terabytes of data each hour from hundreds of thousands of sources, including (but not limited to) financial transactions, social media feeds, and location-tracked events.
"There is a reason why we have these, and they're not just for scale," remarked Amazon's CTO.
Amazon's cloud guru holds court.
When asked how many of the features added to AWS have been inspired by customer request, Selipsky replied without a pause, "All of them."
Virtual desktops have always been a tough sell in business, but now Amazon is giving it a try with its Amazon WorkSpaces. Can Amazon do for the virtual desktop what it already did for the cloud?
The general idea is to ensure that graphics-related problems don't hinder developers from building complex mobile apps, which will ideally end up in Amazon's AppStore.
The number of IBM ads near Amazon's cloud summit has sparked plenty of conversations already.
AWS execs boast that keeping a close eye on security has been the cloud platform's golden ticket all these years.