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DIGITAL HEALTH BRIEFING: New Amazon hire could indicate a move into EHR — Home-DNA test takes aim at heart conditions — How VR can give sp...

Amazon hired a former FDA digital health officer to work in its secretive 1492 lab, likely to explore ways to make it easier to access and share EHRs

Amazon’s Alexa smart assistant is having major issues right now — and it seems to be affecting everyone

Some Alexa users are reporting slow and buggy performance. In some cases, it's unable to respond at all.

Google Cloud is now a $1 billion per quarter business — but it’s still way behind Amazon

Google Cloud is a monster business, but it still lags behind Amazon.
Amazon Web Services CEO Andy Jassy

Amazon Web Services is now a $17.5 billion business

Cloud revenues at Amazon grew 43% in 2017.

Amazon’s stock jumps 6% after its 4th-quarter results beat the Street’s expectations

Amazon's holiday-quarter results beat analysts' expectations on the top and bottom lines.

Security fears have held companies back from adopting cloud services — but they’re starting to get over them

Enterprises have been slow to adopt Amazon Web Services and other public cloud services, but that could soon change, says McKinsey.

DIGITAL HEALTH BRIEFING: Amazon Echo, Alexa get prescription price checks through GoodRx — Cigna acquires digital health engagement firm Brighte...

Prescription savings company GoodRx is introducing a voice app for Amazon’s Alexa voice assistant.

Companies waste $62 billion on the cloud by paying for capacity they don’t need, according to a report

Most companies think moving to the cloud will save them money, but that's only true if their data centers are optimized for efficiency, said researcher Jonathan Koomey.
Werner Vogels, Amazon chief technology officer, thinks voice interactions with computers will replace keyboards and screens.

Amazon’s CTO thinks the Alexa-powered Billy Bass points to the future of how we’ll interact with computers

Interacting with computers will become more natural, relying on voice and visual signals, Amazon's Werner Vogels told the audience at the AWS user conference.
Andy Jassy takes a shot at Oracle on stage at AWS Reinvent 2017

Amazon kicked off its huge cloud conference with a big dig at Oracle’s Larry Ellison

Amazon Web Services CEO Andy Jassy showed a cartoon on stage that was a dig at Oracle and its famous founder Larry Ellison that got a big laugh.