Amazon.com Inc’s lawsuit names Donald Trump for loss of Pentagon’s $10 billion cloud computing contract

In a complaint filed in the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, Amazon Inc has accused U.S. President Donald Trump of having a bias and exerting “improper pressure” in the awarding of a $10 billion cloud computing contract to its rival, Microsoft Corp. Amazon’s complaint states, Trump had launched a “repeated public and behind-the-scenes attacks to…

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…

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 courts space industry, adds antenna service for satellites to its cloud business

The move is significant as it marks Amazon.com’s growing ambition to tap contracts from the U.S. Department of Defense. Amazon.com Inc, the world’s biggest online retailer and also the world’s top cloud computing company, stated it was starting a new antenna service for uploading and downloading data from satellites; the move underscores its efforts to…

Trump’s tax law takes a $13.8 billion bite from Microsoft Corp’s 4th quarter revenues

The growth in Microsoft’s Azure cloud computing service is one of the reasons why the tech giant’s shares have risen by nearly 50% in the last 12 months. Despite Microsoft Corp’s quarterly revenues beating Wall Street’s forecast, recent changes in U.S. tax law took a one-time bite of $13.8 billion from its earnings. Boosted by…