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How Amazon’s DynamoDB helped reinvent databases

Behind every great ecommerce website is a database, and in the early 2000s Amazon.com’s database was not keeping up with the company’s business. Part of the problem was that Amazon … Continue reading

June 16, 2015 · Leave a comment

The US Department of Justice has announced the prosecution of a former e-commerce executive, the first antitrust case of its kind.

Announced on Monday, the DoJ’s antitrust division said a man has agreed to plead guilty to fixing the price of posters he sold online through Amazon Marketplace. David Topkins admitted … Continue reading

April 7, 2015 · Leave a comment

Would Amazon Web Services Ever Build an On-Premise Private Cloud?

Like some of its major competitors, would Amazon Web ever offer an on-premises private cloud management software? AWS Vice President of Marketing Ariel Kelman wouldn’t rule it out – “never … Continue reading

January 14, 2015 · 1 Comment

Why Google could become the Amazon of banking

Internet giants will not try to replace banks but will disrupt the sector through other services that take consumers away from traditional banks, says analyst firm Forrester. While traditional banking … Continue reading

December 18, 2014 · Leave a comment

Amazon Web Services now lets enterprises use two-factor authentication to better protect hosted WorkSpaces virtual desktops

The steady stream of incidents in which hackers have been able to access traditional passwords highlight the need for something more secure over and over again. Adding so-called two-factor authentication … Continue reading

August 12, 2014 · Leave a comment

Amazon’s Kindle Unlimited has been officially announced following leaks that documented the ebook subscription service.

Amazon’s Kindle Unlimited has been officially announced following leaks that documented the ebook subscription service. The new service, dubbed a “Netflix for books,” was leaked through the Amazon US website briefly … Continue reading

July 18, 2014 · Leave a comment

AWS security: Multi-factor authentication and beyond

  Last week, the news that Code Spaces suffered a breach that overnight put the company out of business and cost their clients untold millions reminded everyone in the IT community how … Continue reading

July 8, 2014 · Leave a comment