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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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DIY-IT: Top 10 how-to articles of 2016

DIY-IT: Top 10 how-to articles of 2016

We publish a lot of how-to articles here on ZDNet, especially in the DIY-IT column hosted by David Gewirtz. To wrap up our year, David takes you through ten of the most popular how-tos from 2016. Happy New Year, folks!

December 21, 2016 by in SMBs

FINRA's moving HBase to Amazon S3: The back story

FINRA's moving HBase to Amazon S3: The back story

Moving to the cloud shouldn't be lift and shift. FINRA's experience shows the best results come when you rethink your data, storage, and compute architecture for elastic environments, and you rethink your people and processes to embrace DevOps. For FINRA, the results translated to a tidy savings of $1 million annually.

December 8, 2016 by in Big Data Analytics

Amazon Echo unboxing

Amazon Echo unboxing

After waiting more than four months since placing his order, David Gewirtz finally got his Echo. Want to see what comes in the box? Click on in.

May 18, 2015 by in Cloud

Amazon's new Kindle Fire

Amazon didn't disappoint tech enthusiasts this morning at its big press conference in Manhattan. The company announced not one, but three new devices, all below the US$200 price point.

September 28, 2011 in Amazon

Apple takes on Amazon with iPad e-reader features, bookstore

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.

January 28, 2010 in Amazon

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.

December 1, 2009 in Amazon

Amazon launches the Kindle DX

CNET TV was on-site at the launch of Amazon's new Kindle DX, for which the company has partnered with newspapers, textbook publishers, and universities. The device comes out this summer.

May 6, 2009 in Amazon

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.

September 29, 2008 in Amazon

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