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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 Web Services wants to run your world

Amazon Web Services wants to run your world

The rapid growth of cloud services like AWS will have a big impact on hardware, in particular on servers and other gear in data centers, but also on how we use PCs and mobile devices. Here are my takeaways from re:Invent.

published November 19, 2014 by

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Five best tablets of all time

Five best tablets of all time

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.

published April 3, 2014 by

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Amazon CTO: Cloud's advantage

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.

published December 1, 2009 by

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Short clip: Netflix on staying ahead of competition

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.

published November 11, 2008 by

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How will the Internet bellwethers fare this earnings season?

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.

published September 29, 2008 by

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Amazon's Kindle in a crashed state

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?

published December 5, 2007 by

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Amazon's Kindle: First impressions

In this video, ZDNet Executive Editor David Berlind gives his firstimpressions of Amazon's new Kindle book reader. From the design of theuser interface to the built-in EVDO radio, David offers up his freshthoughts on the new device.

published December 4, 2007 by

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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.

published July 10, 2006 by

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