Proactive Computing | Optimizing IT for usability, performance and reliability since 1997

Category: #Amazon (Page 1 of 5)

Auto Added by WPeMatico

Amazon to Accept Bitcoin by End of 2021 and Develop Own Currency by 2022: Report

e90ce57f35329ee122d99b020e9c51e9.jpg

Amazon has plans to accept the cryptocurrency bitcoin by the end of 2021, according to an anonymously sourced report in the London newspaper City A.M. And while this is just the word of one anonymous “insider” at the Seattle-based mega-retailer, bitcoin’s price skyrocketed overnight and it’s creating a lot of buzz in…

Read more…

Source: https://gizmodo.com/amazon-to-accept-bitcoin-by-end-of-2021-and-develop-own-1847360405
Proactive Computing found this story and shared it with you.
The Article Was Written/Published By: Matt Novak

Pentagon cancels $10 billion cloud contract that Amazon and Microsoft fought over

210706-pentagon-al-1310-ebed41.jpg

The Department of Defense announced Tuesday it’s calling off the $10 billion cloud contract that was the subject of a legal battle involving Amazon and Microsoft.

Source: https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/tech-news/pentagon-cancels-10-billion-cloud-contract-amazon-microsoft-fought-rcna1349
Proactive Computing found this story and shared it with you.
The Article Was Written/Published By: Lauren Feiner, CNBC and Amanda Macias, CNBC

House committee approves bill that could break up Amazon, Apple, and Google

Monopoly board game.

Enlarge (credit: Getty Images | MichaelJay)

The House Judiciary Committee approved antitrust legislation that could prohibit platform operators like Amazon, Apple, Google, and Facebook from favoring their own products and services, and the legislation could even break up industry giants by forcing them to eliminate or sell certain divisions. Companies could also face fines of 15 percent of their annual revenue.

Bills introduced by Democrats were approved in a hearing that began Wednesday morning, recessed at 5 am EDT Thursday, reconvened late Thursday morning, and finished around 3 pm. The final and most controversial bill approved was the Ending Platform Monopolies Act, which “eliminates the ability of dominant platforms to leverage their control over across multiple business lines to self-preference and disadvantage competitors in ways that undermine free and fair competition,” a press release from Antitrust Subcommittee Chairman David Cicilline (D-R.I.) on June 11 said.

The 21-20 vote went mostly along party lines, but Republicans Ken Buck (R-Colo.) and Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.) supported the bill. Democrats who opposed it were Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.); Eric Swalwell (D-Calif.); Lou Correa (D-Calif.); and Greg Stanton (D-Ariz.).

Read 18 remaining paragraphs | Comments

index?i=RXCYGx0w8Ro:jf8FfJWKlPg:V_sGLiPB index?i=RXCYGx0w8Ro:jf8FfJWKlPg:F7zBnMyn index?d=qj6IDK7rITs index?d=yIl2AUoC8zA

Source: https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2021/06/house-committee-oks-big-tech-breakups-and-massive-fines-in-antimonopoly-push/
Proactive Computing found this story and shared it with you.
The Article Was Written/Published By: Jon Brodkin

What Are AWS Security Groups, and How Do You Use Them?

e601b806.png
AWS handles firewall configuration using Security Groups. Every EC2 instance or other service with an Elastic Network Interface (ENI) uses your security group configuration to decide which packets to drop and what type of traffic should be allowed.

Read This Article on CloudSavvy IT ›

Source: https://www.cloudsavvyit.com/12059/what-are-aws-security-groups-and-how-do-you-use-them/
Proactive Computing found this story and shared it with you.
The Article Was Written/Published By: Anthony Heddings

You Have a Week to Opt-Out of Amazon Sidewalk, Do It Now

736b713b336d324be44c0de7d4ecc6e5.png

Users of Amazon Ring and Echo have only about a week to opt-out of the tech giant’s sketchy new IoT service, Sidewalk. The feature goes live on June 8th and promises to share an encrypted sliver of your home network with the networks of other nearby Amazon IoT device users as a way to “improve services.” Unless you…

Read more…

Source: https://gizmodo.com/you-have-a-week-to-opt-out-of-amazon-sidewalk-do-it-no-1847008190
Proactive Computing found this story and shared it with you.
The Article Was Written/Published By: Lucas Ropek

Amazon Destroyed 2 Million Counterfeit Products in 2020

9231dbee.png
If you buy a lot of SD cards and charging cables on Amazon, you might own some counterfeit items. Amazon’s third-party seller network has long been a safe haven for counterfeiters who pass off fake clothing, appliances, and computers for the real thing. But now, Amazon is fighting back. The company says that it seized and destroyed over 2 million fake products just last year.

Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Source: https://www.reviewgeek.com/83172/amazon-destroyed-2-million-counterfeit-products-in-2020/
Proactive Computing found this story and shared it with you.
The Article Was Written/Published By: Andrew Heinzman

Amazon’s New Fire HD 10 Tablets are Faster, Sleeker, and Productivity-Focused

The Fire HD 10 Plus Productivity bundle.Amazon

Amazon’s next-generation Fire HD 10 and HD 10 Plus tablets are now available for pre-order, equipped with brighter screens and more RAM than their predecessors. And oddly enough, Amazon is offering the new tablets in “Productivity” bundles that include a Bluetooth keyboard and 12-month Microsoft 365 subscription.

The new Fire HD 10 is the largest tablet in Amazon’s lineup. It has thinner bezels than its predecessor, with a 10% brighter display and 3GB of RAM (one more gigabyte than the previous HD 10 tablet). The new Fire HD 10 also sports an unnamed 2.0 GHz Octa-Core processor, which should offer better performance than the Quad-Core processor found in the recently-released Fire HD 8.

Starting at $150, the new Fire HD 10 is a steal. But if you want a bit more horsepower, you can drop an extra $30 on the new Fire HD 10 Plus. Amazon says that the Fire HD 10 Plus has a premium soft-touch shell, plus Qi wireless charging support and 4GB of RAM for heavyweight apps and games. Like other Fire “Plus” tablets, the Fire HD 10 Plus automatically turns into an Echo Show smart display while wireless charging.

As tablets become a more popular option for remote work or education, marketing the affordable Fire HD 10 as a productivity device just makes sense. Both the Fire HD 10 and 10 Plus are available in “Productivity” bundles, which include a Bluetooth keyboard case and a 12-month Microsoft 365 Personal subscription. These bundles start at $270 (or $220 if you pre-order), but would cost at least $280 if you purchased everything separately.

Keep in mind that Amazon Fire tablets cannot run Google apps without sideloading, which may limit their usefulness as remote work tools. For over $200, a Chromebook might be a better investment, especially if you want a reasonably-sized screen.

The all-new Fire HD 10 and HD 10 Plus tablets are available for pre-order now in 32GB and 64GB storage configurations. Amazon’s Fire 10 “Productivity” bundles are also available with special pre-order discounts. Amazon says that pre-orders for the new tablets and ship May 26th.


All-new Fire HD 10 tablet, 10.1″, 1080p Full HD, 32 GB, Black


The Fire HD 10 tablet is better than ever with an Octa-Core 2.0 GHz processor, 3GB RAM, and a brighter display.


Introducing Fire HD 10 Plus tablet, 10.1″, 1080p Full HD, 32 GB, Slate


The all-new Fire HD 10 Plus costs just $30 more than the standard HD 10 tablet, but packs an extra gigabyte of RAM, a premium soft-touch finish, and wireless charging.


All-new Fire HD 10 tablet, 32 GB, Black + Bluetooth keyboard + 12-month Microsoft 365 Personal subscription (auto-renews)


The standard Fire HD 10 Productivity Bundle includes Amazon’s newest tablet, a Bluetooth keyboard case, and a 12-month subscription for Microsoft’s 365 productivity suite.


Introducing Fire HD 10 Plus tablet, 32 GB, Slate + Bluetooth keyboard + 12-month Microsoft 365 Personal subscription (auto-renews), without ads


Why settle? Amazon’s Fire HD 10 Plus Productivity Bundle includes Amazon’s most powerful tablet, plus a Bluetooth keyboard and a 12-month Microsoft 365 subscription.

Source: Amazon

Source: https://www.reviewgeek.com/79922/amazons-new-fire-hd-10-tablets-are-faster-sleeker-and-productivity-focused/
Proactive Computing found this story and shared it with you.
The Article Was Written/Published By: Andrew Heinzman

Bezos says Amazon should “do a better job for our employees” after union vote

A man in a suit gestures during a presentation.

Enlarge (credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos used his final letter to Amazon shareholders to focus on employee well-being and the company’s significant carbon footprint.

Bezos’ new emphasis on employee well-being comes on the heels of a contentious unionization vote at one of its warehouses in Bessemer, Alabama. Though Amazon won, with 1,798 employees voting against unionizing out of 3,041 total ballots cast, participation was low, with just over half of eligible voters participating. Labor organizers have made it clear that even if unionization votes continue to go against them, they’ll keep pressuring Amazon through other means.

That strategy may be working. Bezos dedicates a significant portion of his letter to both the unionization vote and to employee well-being. Whereas Bezos wrote a single paragraph about a tuition reimbursement program three years ago, he wrote nearly 1,200 words about pay rates, employee satisfaction, and workplace safety this year.

Read 8 remaining paragraphs | Comments

index?i=sr-vDIv_rBg:VDHtudnnZVY:V_sGLiPB index?i=sr-vDIv_rBg:VDHtudnnZVY:F7zBnMyn index?d=qj6IDK7rITs index?d=yIl2AUoC8zA

Source: https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2021/04/jeff-bezos-says-amazon-must-reduce-warehouse-injuries-after-union-vote/
Proactive Computing found this story and shared it with you.
The Article Was Written/Published By: Tim De Chant

« Older posts