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9 rival tech companies are working together to prevent Amazon from landing a $10 billion cloud contract

The enemy of thy enemy is thy friend when it comes to keeping Amazon from being the sole winner of a $10 billion cloud contract. Therefore companies like Oracle, SAP, Microsoft, and others are strategizing in concert.
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos

Amazon’s operating income nearly hit $2 billion in Q1 — almost double what Wall Street expected

Amazon blew away analysts' expectations, particularly on the bottom line.
Shimmer: It's both a dessert topping and a floor wax.

Amazon’s cloud business is using this weird 1976 ‘Saturday Night Live’ skit to explain its new blockchain product

There's a lot of debate about what blockchains are, but AWS thinks it can be multiple things at once.
Gene Farrell

Smartsheet fought a legal battle to hire this ex-Amazon exec — and now it’s paying him almost $1 million more than the CEO

Smartsheet had to fight a legal battle to bring Gene Farrell over from Amazon Web Services

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.