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26 min ago | Data Center Knowledge

Amazon to Recycle Westin Data Center Heat in Seattle Offices

Amazon is planning to use heat generated by data centers in Seattle's Westin Building - one of west coast's biggest network hubs - to heat office space on the future corporate campus nearby. Construction of the Seattle-based company's massive high-rise campus in the city's Denny Triangle neighborhood is underway.


1 hr ago | Insider Monkey

Apple Inc. (AAPL),, Inc. (AMZN): Different Attitudes Towards Fibonacci Ratios

Apple Inc. and, Inc. have caught CNBC 's Jim Cramer's interest. Mad Money's host analyzes the charts in an unusual manner, which implies the usage of Fibonacci Time and Price Analysis.


Related Topix: Apple, Startups, Santa Clara County, CA, Cupertino, CA

1 hr ago | The Times of Israel

Amazon: We're the secret sauce behind Israeli start-ups

Amazon, the American web retailer, is a favorite of Israeli on-line shoppers - but's it's an even bigger favorite of Israeli start-ups. That fact was much in evidence Wednesday, when over 1,500 entrepreneurs and start-up developers attended a series of events sponsored by Amazon, promoting its cloud platform, Amazon Web Services .


Related Topix: Marketing, Science, Computer Science

4 hrs ago | BetaNews

Amazon Kindle's new old bug could expose your account credentials

Benjamin Daniel Musser, a security researcher, discovered the issue, which arises when downloading e-books from websites other than Amazon itself. The "Manage Your Kindle" page contains a security hole that can be exploited by attackers hiding malicious lines of code within e-books.


Related Topix: Science / Technology, Computer Security

6 hrs ago | Data Center Knowledge

Ohio Offers Amazon $81M Data Center Tax Break

State of Ohio officials have offered Amazon $81 million in tax breaks in exchange for committing to build a $1.1 billion data center in the state, Reuters reported citing public records. As Data Center Knowledge reported earlier this month, officials in the city of Dublin, Ohio, are considering another incentive to lure the project.


Related Topix: Dublin, OH

7 hrs ago | Los Angeles Times

Amazon is a rising star in Hollywood

Steady cam operator Kenji Luster, left, and actor Titus Welliver, who plays Det. Harry Bosch, work on set in Hollywood.


Related Topix: Los Angeles, CA, Hollywood (Los Angeles, CA), Titus Welliver, Comedy, Entertainment, Television, Drama

12 hrs ago | Newsday

Macy's, Bloomingdale's adding same-day delivery

Shoppers at Macy's in Braintree, Mass., on April 29, 2014. Macy's and Bloomingdale's same-day delivery pilot program will launch this fall in eight Macy's markets and four Bloomingdale's markets, the companies announced on Monday, Sept.


Related Topix: Retail, Federated Department Stores, Braintree, MA, Media, IT Services, Audible, Internet, Science / Technology

Tue Sep 16, 2014

Express India

Metis partners Intel to launch 'Eddy' tablet for kids at Rs 9,999

Metis Learning has partnered with chip maker Intel to launch an educational tablet 'Eddy', aimed at children aged from 2-10 years. Summary The tablet, priced at Rs 9,999 will be available exclusively on eCommerce firm Amazon's India website for about a month.


Related Topix: Startups, Intel, Family, Kids, CPU, Science / Technology

Business Journal

Alibaba's Ma vs.Amazon's Bezos: Scrappy entrepreneur vs. controlling genius

Jack Ma and Jeff Bezos could not be more different, but both have led their e-commerce startups to the top of the market. The largest initial public offering in the country's history could hit the market Thursday when Chinese online retailer Alibaba is expected to begin trading on the New York Stock Exchange.


Related Topix: Alibaba, Jeff Bezos, Science / Technology, Internet

Business Journal

Providence Health brings on former Amazon execs to run new $150M venture fund

Providence Health Services President & CEO Dr. Rod Hochman announced a $150 million venture fund for health care innovations on Tuesday. The investment arm of Seattle-based Providence Health & Services announced Tuesday that it will invest $150 million over five-to-seven years in innovative companies that aim to improve patient care.


Albany Times Union

The Man Who Knows Amazon's Brutal Tactics Better Than Anyone Just...

The Man Who Knows Amazon's Brutal Tactics Better Than Anyone Just Sealed $80 Million In Funding For His New Company Marc Lore, the former CEO of Quidsi, just raised $25 million in new funding to round out an $80 million Series A for his new e-commerce startup, Jet. This funding, from Western Technology Investments and Silicon Valley Bank, comes shortly after Jet raised $55 million in July from NEA, Accel Partners, Bain Capital, and MentorTech Ventures.


Related Topix: Quidsi, Venture Capital, Emerging Technology

Greenberg: Should Amazon Buy RadioShack or Best Buy?

"As we've been thinking about the expansion of eCommerce into local, we have also noticed the decline of several local chains. This can be for a variety of reason, including: bad locations, over build out of stores, inability to keep up with the changing consumer demands, and poor inventory.


Greenberg: Should Amazon Buy RadioShack or Best Buy?

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Related Topix: Mozilla, Business News


Two Americans killed in Kabul suicide bombing

A Taliban suicide bomber has attacked a military convoy near the U.S. embassy in Kabul, killing three foreign troops and 13 Afghan civilians. Deborah Gembara reports.


Related Topix: World News, Afghanistan, Asia, Jeff Bezos, US Military, US Navy, Washington Navy Yard

WTAQ-AM Green Bay

New global plans unveiled cracking down on corpora...

Plans for a major rewriting of international tax rules unveiled on Tuesday could eliminate structures that have allowed companies like Google Inc and Inc to shave billions of dollars off their tax bills. The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development announced a series of measures that, if implemented by members, could stop companies from employing many commonly-used practices to shift profits into tax havens.


Related Topix: Emerging Technology, Search Engines

Christian Science Monitor

Amazon will shut down WebPay in October

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos walks on stage for the launch of the new Amazon Fire Phone in June in Seattle. Amazon is shutting down WebPay, a peer-to-peer payment system that was meant to compete with PayPal.


Related Topix: Jeff Bezos, Science / Technology, P2P


Boeing-Lockheed venture said teaming with Bezos on rocket engine

ULA had sent out a request for information asking the U.S. aerospace industry earlier this year for ideas on how to replace the Russian-built RD-180 that powers ULA's heavy-lift Atlas 5 rockets, which are used to launch many U.S. military and spy satellites. Tensions with Russia over its actions in Ukraine have raised concerns that Russia could cut off deliveries of the RD-180 engines, according to U.S. officials, who hope to start funding work on a U.S. alternative in the Pentagon's 2016 budget.


Related Topix: US Military, US Air Force, Science / Technology, NASA

Seattle Times

Investors may balk, but Amazon plans to boost cloud spending

Investors sent shares spiraling down in July after the company's second-quarter financial report blamed larger-than-expected red ink, in part, on its cloud-computing business. Turns out, the profit pressure from Amazon Web Services, or AWS, won't likely taper any time soon.


Related Topix: Cloud Computing, Science / Technology, Science, Computer Science, Dublin, OH, Computers

Mon Sep 15, 2014

Hollywood Reporter

Netflix, Amazon Beat Blacklisting Lawsuit From Former Employee

In a ruling Friday, Los Angeles Superior Court judge Michael Stern shot down the claims brought against the online giants by Jerry Kowal , a former employee of both companies who alleged in an April complaint that he had been wrongfully terminated by Amazon after Netflix waged a blacklisting campaign against him. Kowal claimed that when he was hired at Netflix as a director of content acquisition, he developed an "exceptional" reputation there, but began to notice a "cold and hostile," "cutthroat, winner-takes-all" atmosphere within the company.


Related Topix: Netflix, Startups, Cloud Computing, Science / Technology, Entertainment

Wall Street Journal

Amazon Founder's Startup Part of Bid to Deliver Astronauts

The long-secretive space ambitions of Jeff Bezos, founder and chief executive of Inc., suddenly are about to get a lot more public. Blue Origin LLC, the space-exploration startup Mr. Bezos has been quietly toiling over for years, is part of a team led by Boeing Co.


Related Topix: Science / Technology, Space, Jeff Bezos


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