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Nat Levy / GeekWire:
Amazon says AWS outage was caused by human error during routine server maintenance, will make changes to prevent future problems   —  Amazon has released an explanation of the events that caused the big outage of its Simple Storage Service Tuesday, also known as S3, crippling significant portions of the web for several hours.
Mar 2, 2017, 1:00 PMIn context
Nat Levy / GeekWire:
Amazon says AWS S3 servers in Northern Virginia are now operating normally after earlier outage, which impaired sites including Quora, Trello, IFTTT, and Imgur   —  An outage of Amazon Web Services' Simple Storage Service (S3) impacted sites across the internet Tuesday.
Feb 28, 2017, 6:30 PMIn context
Nat Levy / GeekWire:
Report: Amazon plans to bring Alexa and cloud-based deep learning tools to call centers; the new products could be announced as soon as mid-March   —  Amazon is gearing up to disrupt another industry, and this time it's call centers.  —  Amazon Web Services developing a suite of cloud-based tools …
Feb 28, 2017, 12:45 PMIn context
Jillian Stampher / GeekWire:
Owner of an aerial photography firm, who operated a drone that crashed and knocked out a woman, was found guilty of reckless endangerment, sentenced to 30 days   —  A Seattle man was sentenced to 30 days in jail on Friday after a drone he was operating injured two people during the city's 2015 Pride Parade.
Feb 27, 2017, 4:50 PMIn context
Kurt Schlosser / GeekWire:
Amazon Studios wins its first-ever Oscars with best foreign language film for “The Salesman” and best original screenplay for “Manchester by the Sea”   —  Amazon Studios won its first-ever Academy Awards on Sunday night, taking home three Oscar statues …
Feb 27, 2017, 12:45 AMIn context
Jillian Stampher / GeekWire:
Google.org donates $11.5M to 10 orgs focused on racial equality in justice system, including $5M to Center for Policing Equity that tracks police behavior   —  Google has committed $11.5 million in grants to organizations working to reduce racial inequalities in the criminal justice system …
Feb 23, 2017, 1:25 PMIn context
Jillian Stampher / GeekWire:
New York tech firm CafeX Communications files federal trademark suit against AWS over Chime, Amazon's new online conferencing system   —  A New York-based tech company has filed a federal trademark suit against Amazon Web Services over the name of the cloud giant's newly launched Chime online conferencing and collaboration technology.
Feb 23, 2017, 9:30 AMIn context
Todd Bishop / GeekWire:
Microsoft strikes exclusive cloud deal with Flipkart, Amazon's biggest online retail rival in India, as a first step in a broader strategic partnership   —  Flipkart, the top online marketplace in India, has agreed to adopt Microsoft Azure as its exclusive public cloud platform …
Feb 20, 2017, 3:35 PMIn context
Todd Bishop / GeekWire:
Q&A with Bill Gates on his work as an adviser to Microsoft, the evolution of the company, and his focus on natural language processing and virtual assistants   —  It has been nearly a decade since Bill Gates left his day-to-day role at Microsoft, but he still has a connection to the company …
Feb 18, 2017, 12:10 PMIn context
John Cook / GeekWire:
Verizon has acquired Skyward, a Portland-based startup that makes commercial software to help track and manage drones   —  Verizon is bolstering its efforts in drones with the acquisition of Skyward, a Portland-based startup whose software helps commercial drone operators in industries …
Feb 16, 2017, 12:40 PMIn context

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