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…

Amazon.com Inc expands brick-and-mortar footprint in Singapore

The move will increase competition against peers such as Alibaba Group Holding and Sea Ltd. In a significant development that sees Amazon.com Inc upping its competition against rivals such as Alibaba Group Holding Ltd’s Lazada and Sea Ltd’s Shopee, the U.S. e-commerce giant stated it has launched a bigger local store and marketplace in Singapore.…

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Nvidia courts Amazon.com and VMWare with new AI-focused software

Nvidia’s vComputeServer software will help shuffle data back and forth between data centers and the cloud. In an effort which sees chipmaker Nvidia Corp increasing its footprint in the cloud computing space, it stated has begun collaborating with Amazon.com Inc’s cloud division as well as with VMWare Inc to host artificial intelligence programs in Amazon’s…

Does “Amazon’s Choice” badge deceive consumers: U.S. Senators

Amazon is being pressured into being more transparent with its system of awarding the “Amazon’s Choice” badge onto certain products. In a development pregnant with multiple outcomes the sum of which may not favor Amazon.com Inc, two U.S. senators have questioned Amazon.com Inc’s Chief Executive Jeff Bezos on how it awards the “Amazon’s Choice” badge…

Justice Department opens antitrust probe on all major digital tech firms

Given bi-partisan concerns over the market power of these major digital technology companies, which include Google, Amazon, Facebook and Apple, their potential downsizing is very much a possibility. In a significant development that marks the latest sign of the Trump government stepping up is scrutiny over big tech firms, the U.S. Justice Department disclosed that…