Cyber security specialists team up to fight COVID-19 cyber threats

Cyber security specialists have formed an international group to fight hacking related activities revolving around China’s coronavirus. The international group consisting of nearly 400 volunteers with expertise in cybersecurity is called the COVID-19 CTI League. The group which monitors cyber threat intelligence spans across 40 countries and includes professionals in senior positions at major tech…

Pentagon to reconsider certain aspects of $10 billion JEDI Contract: court filings

According to court filings by the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) on Thursday, the DoD is asking permission from the court to reconsider certain aspects of its decision to award a $10 billion cloud computing contract to Microsoft Corp. Last month, a U.S. judge had granted Amazon.com Inc’s request to temporarily halt the DoD from…

Pentagon’s $10B cloud computing JEDI contract with Microsoft paused over Amazon’s lawsuit

A U.S. judge has allowed Amazon.com Inc’s motion to temporarily halt the U.S. Department of Defense and Microsoft Corp’s $10 billion cloud computing deal which Amazon said was reflective of President Donald Trump’s undue influence. In November 2019, Amazon, which had been seen as a front-runner to win the cloud computing contract, had filed a…

U.S. consumers prefer shopping online reveals shopping data from Mastercard

As per a report by Mastercard Inc, e-commerce sales saw record highs this shopping season in the United States, with U.S. shoppers preferring online sales to their brick-and-mortar counterpart. For retailers, the holiday shopping season is a crucial period for which can account for up to 40% of annual sales. This year, Thanksgiving, which traditionally…

Amazon’s cloud business facing antitrust scrutiny from FTC

As per a Bloomberg report citing sources familiar with the matter at hand the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has broadened its scrutiny of Amazon.com Inc beyond its retail operations and now includes its cloud-computing business as well. As per the report, U.S. antitrust enforcers have been asking software companies questions pertaining to Amazon Web…

Amazon files lawsuit contesting Pentagon’s $10 billion cloud computing contract to Microsoft

Amazon.com Inc has filed a lawsuit in the U.S. Court of Federal Claims contesting the awarding of an up to $10 billion cloud computing contract to Microsoft Corp by the Pentagon. According to a spokesman for Amazon, the company has filed a complaint and supplemental motion for discovery under seal. “The Complaint and related filings…

Amazon Music offers ad-supported free music streaming service

In an effort aimed at consolidating its position in the music streaming service, Amazon.com Inc stated it has introduced an ad-supported free version of its music streaming service called Amazon Music. Incidentally, Spotify Technology, Amazon Music’s rival, has nearly 140 million users for its free version. For its paid version, Amazon Music’s plans start at…

Amazon.com contests Pentagon’s $10 billion cloud computing award to Microsoft

In a statement Amazon.com Inc disclosed it is contesting the Pentagon’s award of an up to $10 billion cloud computing deal to Microsoft Corp. Amazon.com has expressed concerns that politics may have got in the way of a fair contracting process. Last Friday, Amazon.com had filed a notice that it will formally resist the decision…

Microsoft wins $10 billion cloud computing contract from the Pentagon

Microsoft beat Amazon Web Services in securing the contract. Microsoft Corp has beaten Amazon.com Inc in winning a $10 billion cloud computing contract from the Pentagon, said the Defense Department in a statement. The contracting process, mired in allegations of conflict of interest even drew the attention of President Donald Trump, who has publicly taken…