Articles about Amazon
MIT's leading database researcher Michael Stonebraker talks about receiving the Alan Turing Award and the future of databases.
What if we all had the option of voting electronically using a mobile device or personal computer instead of at a poll station?
When Amazon releases the financial picture for Amazon Web Services it'll be clear how scale matters for infrastructure as a service.
AWS launches Amazon Machine Learning with the aim of giving non-statisticians the power to make better predictions from massive stores of data.
Mixing up traditional pricing models became the big theme at the latest AWS customer summit, including a new monthly-based scheme for popular cloud apps to a deep dive into machine learning.
If AWS keeps landing independent software vendors such as Tibco, MicroStrategy, Infor and Informatica as all-in customers, most enterprises will be customers even if indirectly.
Cloudnexa, an Amazon Web Services partner, launched a console to optimize cloud operations and control costs.
Amazon keeps adding useful functionality to the Echo, and the current update adds smart home control by voice.
After bringing Prime Instant Video to Android phones, Amazon sets it free for tablets. Here's how to get it and why you need to jump through so many hoops to do so.
After recently coming out of preview, AWS Config is now available in nine AWS regions, with a few feature updates.
A former Amazon Marketplace seller has been charged with conspiring with other sellers to fix prices through Amazon.
There are obvious limitations to Amazon's approach to translate internet shopping into a physical, in-home experience. But that doesn't mean the concept is entirely without merit.
Amazon is continuing to add utility to the Echo with native support for Pandora music streaming, Major League Baseball, and Major League Soccer.
Consumer brands will be able to supply consumers with branded, wi-fi connected 'buy' buttons that make purchasing that brand from home as simple as a single push.
Amazon will likely have more cloud news on the way soon with its annual customer summit in San Francisco next week.
I buy a lot of gadgets, and this year more than most years. There were good gadgets, average gadgets, and duds purchased this year. Here are the best of the lot in the order I value them.
Hardware. Software. Services. We live in amazing times, and the technologies we use every day would have been considered magical just a few short years ago. Here are 10 small pieces of magic that made my life easier this year.
The keyboard from Amazon is made especially for the Fire HDX 8.9, but works with the 7-inch tablet save one feature.
Both Amazon and Apple have tablets at the ready for the holiday spending extravaganza. But that means consumers are faced with a choice. So, let's put Apple's iPad Air 2 up against Amazon's Kindle Fire HDX and see which comes out the winner.
The specials may not be as plentiful as on Black Friday, but here are a half-dozen sales if you're looking for a tablet that's not an iPad.
There is no single best device, but here's the best of the best.
Looking to snap up a new PC, tablet or free downloads? Check out this selection of the best deals we've seen so far.
Amazon's Fire Phone has the design quality you might expect from Apple's iPhone, or Samsung's Galaxy S5. It's a strong contender in the Android space, even if it misses a few enterprise targets.
This keyboard for the latest tablet from Amazon is much improved over the model we reviewed earlier this year. It's worth a second look by those looking for a reasonable keyboard solution for the Kindle Fire HDX.
The latest tablets from Amazon are each good in their own right. Which one to choose often comes down to size so we pit them head-to-head to help you decide which is better for you.
Amazon's Fire smartphone has an innovative user interface with a focus on the Prime consumer.
There are not as many apps for the Kindle Fire HDX as there are for Android tablets but these are some good ones. They should work on most Android tablets, too.
There are dozens of personal cloud storage services, but which one is the best deal for you or your company? Here's my pick of the best of them.
So you’ve got a shiny new tablet for work and play. These ten accessories are cheap and will complement the new gadget no matter which brand.
Tablets are taking over the world, and it’s taken them longer than most people realize. The Tablet PC appeared over 12 years ago, and contrary to popular belief there were some pretty good ones. Here are the author’s picks for the top five tablets of all time.
Every time a new tablet computer hits the market, experts speculate whether it could be the one to take down Apple's iPad. CNET's Kara Tsuboi explains why Amazon's Kindle Fire could be its stiffest competition yet.
At an Apple press event, CEO Steve Jobs shows off the company's new iBooks app. Users can now browse, read reviews, read a sample excerpt, or just buy books--and the book downloads to a virtual "book shelf." The software has the support of five of the largest publishers, including Simon and Schuster.
At the Supernova Conference in San Francisco, Amazon Chief Technology Officer Werner Vogels broadly outlines the benefits of a cloud-based infrastructure. He says Web services offer businesses the ability to lower costs, increase agility, and run a more secure platform within their organizations.
Neil Hunt, Chief Product Officer of Netflix, claims the company is well-positioned to stay strong in the subscription market. While companies like Apple and Amazon may be able to offer streaming capabilities, Netflix can offer hybrid packages so users can receive media any way they like it.
ZDNet correspondent Sumi Das talks to Editor in Chief Larry Dignan and Senior Editor Sam Diaz about the financial health of Internet heavyweights, Google, Yahoo and Amazon. Dignan and Diaz share their views on Google's search business, Yahoo's prospects after Microsoft, and whether the current energy crisis is helping Amazon's online sales.
ZDNet Executive Editor David Berlind demonstrates what happens when Amazon's Kindle is awakened from a crashed state. He also answers questions like: What's the recovery like?, How graceful is the comeback? And will resetting the device wipe out its memory?
Tim Toews, CIO at Office Depot talks about implementing a robust set of supply chains systems that will ensure the company has the right product, at the right place, at the right time.
At the Web 2.0 Expo in San Francisco, Amazon.com CEO Jeff Bezos talks toconference attendees about the company's on-demand storage service.Bezos announced that today the S3 service stores more than 5 billionobjects, compared with 800,000 objects stored in July 2006.
Scraping is not a four letter word. In fact, the HTML/HTTP protocol is the easiest way to offer your users a great UI and your applications a useable API, all from the same code. Keep it simple, and you can build an API around any site. In this presentation you'll learn how to build a scraping API with a few lines of code and a touch of style. You'll see how simple it is to build a scrAPI for eBay and Amazon. And we'll do it all using open source code.
If you're thinking of buying a new e-reader this Christmas, consider Amazon's high-resolution Kindle Voyage. Just be aware of the premium price tag.