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Todd Bishop / GeekWire:
Amazon debuts AWS Shield, its Cloudflare competitor, to protect against DDoS attacks, and offers two tiers; basic version will be on by default   —  A little more than a month after a massive online assault took down Reddit, Netflix, Twitter and other major online properties …
Dec 1, 2016, 2:50 PMIn context
Taylor Soper / GeekWire:
Amazon sold 5.1M Echo devices in the US since 2014 launch, about 2M of them in first nine months of 2016, according to Consumer Intelligence Research Partners   —  Amazon's Echo device has reached a sales milestone, with a new report from Consumer Intelligence Research Partners estimating …
Nov 28, 2016, 11:15 AMIn context
Todd Bishop / GeekWire:
Amazon limits customers to five reviews per week; verified purchases, books, music, and video are exempt from the cap   —  Amazon will start capping the number of product reviews any customer can submit in a given week, limiting each person to five/week except for products that have been verified …
Nov 26, 2016, 1:10 AMIn context
Todd Bishop / GeekWire:
Microsoft blames decline in female employees, from 26.8% of its workforce to 25.8%, on cutting back Nokia division   —  Microsoft says women continued to decline as a total percentage of its global workforce during the past year, from 26.8 percent to 25.8 percent, but the trend was caused primarily …
Nov 17, 2016, 3:55 PMIn context
Dan Richman / GeekWire:
Google Cloud will finally add GPU services in early 2017   —  Surprisingly late, Google Cloud will add GPUs (graphics processing units) as a service early next year, according to a blog post today.  Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure and IBM's Bluemix all already offer GPU as a service.
Nov 16, 2016, 9:05 AMIn context
Todd Bishop / GeekWire:
Amazon files its first-ever lawsuits against alleged sellers of counterfeit goods   —  Amazon today filed two lawsuits against online sellers alleged to have illegally offered counterfeit goods through its vast e-commerce platform.  —  The suits, filed in King County Superior Court in Seattle …
Nov 15, 2016, 1:30 AMIn context
Todd Bishop / GeekWire:
Rhapsody/Napster posts surprise $1.6M quarterly profit after years of losses, filing reveals … Seattle-based Rhapsody International, which operates the Napster music service, posted a profit of more than $1.6 million in the third quarter on record revenue of more than $54 million …
Nov 13, 2016, 4:20 PMIn context
Monica Nickelsburg / GeekWire:
Amazon launches $3/month chat style reading app “Rapids” for kids, available today on Android, iOS, and Amazon Fire devices   —  Since the beginning of smartphones, parents have been trying to get kids to put them down in favor of a book.  Amazon doesn't think the two should be at odds.
Nov 2, 2016, 10:55 AMIn context
Taylor Soper / GeekWire:
Prime members charged Amazon.com prices at Amazon's retail stores, while nonmembers must pay list price   —  Cashiers at Amazon's physical bookstores now ask each customer the same question: Are you a Prime member?  —  That's because Amazon recently implemented a new pricing structure …
Nov 2, 2016, 7:10 AMIn context
Nat Levy / GeekWire:
Tableau Q3 revenue of $206.1M misses expectations but rises 21% YoY; stock down 13%+ after hours despite company generating its highest quarterly revenue   —  The first earnings report with new CEO Adam Selipsky at the helm was a mixed bag for Tableau Software, as the Seattle-based visualization …
Nov 1, 2016, 6:45 PMIn context

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