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Amazon Web Services CEO Andy Jassy.

Amazon Web Services offers $20 million worth of credits and technical support for customers working on faster COVID-19 testing

Amazon Web Services will offer $20 million worth of credits and technical support to customers who are working to develop faster COVID-19 testing.

The Pentagon says it ‘wishes to reconsider’ the award to Microsoft of the $10 billion JEDI cloud computing contract

Amazon had challenged the Pentagon's decision to award JEDI to Microsoft on technical grounds, and accusations of political bias.

Amazon Web Services is canceling a conference in San Francisco due to coronavirus fears

Amazon Web Services has canceled its summit in San Francisco, following other tech companies like Google, IBM, and Facebook.
An example of Amazon's facial recognition software in use.

Amazon sells facial recognition software to police all over the US, but has no idea how many departments are using it

Amazon sells facial recognition software to police departments across the country, and the federal government isn't regulating
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos.

Amazon’s first-ever employee says the company is big enough where it could make sense to break it up

Amazon's first-ever employee, Shel Kaphan, says he's "scared" of how big Amazon has become, and breaking it up could make sense.
It can be oriented horizontally or vertically, Microsoft says.

With the next Xbox, Microsoft is done competing with PlayStation: ‘We see Amazon and Google as the main competitors going forward’

Microsoft's Xbox group is done competing with PlayStation, and sees Amazon and Google as "the main competitors going forward."

Amazon set to blow past a $1 trillion valuation after topping analysts’ earnings expectations

The company previously touted $1 trillion valuations in September 2018 and July 2019, though the milestones were quickly lost as shares tumbled.
Microsoft President Brad Smith.

The president of Microsoft says it took its bid for the $10 billion JEDI cloud deal as an opportunity to improve its tech – and that’...

Microsoft viewed the bidding for the Pentagon's $10 billion contract as a "very large scale engineering project," Brad Smith told Business Insider.

SoftBank’s clone-like startup founders, and Satya Nadella’s answer to the Bezos leadership principles

In this week's Trending newsletter, we take a look at Masayoshi Son's founder-oriented investing style and Satya Nadella's leadership principles.

Microsoft’s cloud crew is ready to rumble, but Amazon is squaring off with Trump

This week in Trending, the cloud wars are raging, mutual funds are grappling with WeWork, and Google is hiding behind its Area 120 incubator.