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John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
A deep dive into the deal between Apple and Amazon that lets the retail giant process some payments in Prime Video app, and the motivations of both companies   —  Benjamin Mayo, writing for 9to5Mac yesterday: … I've been digging into this since the news broke, and I think it's even more significant than Mayo suggests.
Apr 2, 2020, 6:20 PMIn context
Paul Blest / VICE:
Leaked notes from an internal meeting attended by Jeff Bezos reveal Amazon execs discussed a plan to smear fired warehouse employee Christian Smalls   —  Leaked notes from an internal meeting of Amazon leadership obtained by VICE News reveal company executives discussed a plan …
Apr 2, 2020, 4:15 PMIn context
Seth Schiesel / New York Times:
Amazon reveals plan for interactive games on Twitch, arriving over summer; sources say Amazon is working on a cloud gaming platform codenamed Project Tempo   —  The internet giant is investing hundreds of millions of dollars in the effort, with its first original game, Crucible, to be released next month.
Apr 2, 2020, 12:50 PMIn context
Jason Del Rey / Vox:
Amazon bans the sale of some medical supplies, like N95 and surgical masks, to the general public and will only allow hospitals and government orgs to buy them   —  The online retailer will only allow hospitals and government organizations to purchase certain medical supplies
Apr 2, 2020, 11:35 AMIn context
Jeffrey Dastin / Reuters:
Amazon says it plans to roll out temperature checks and masks for staff at its US and European warehouses and will use ML to improve social distancing measures   —  (Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc (AMZN.O) plans to roll out temperature checks and face masks for staff at all its U.S …
Apr 2, 2020, 10:35 AMIn context
Kieren McCarthy / The Register:
Amazon, Google, Facebook, Microsoft, Akamai, and Netflix join MANRS, an Internet Society-supported initiative aimed at bolstering internet's routing security   —  Filtering, anti-spoofing, coordination, validation to prevent crooks, spies hijacking victims' connections
Apr 2, 2020, 4:50 AMIn context
Dave Lee / Financial Times:
Apr 1, 2020, 11:20 PMIn context
Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
Apple now lets some video streaming apps, like Amazon Prime Video, use their own payment methods for in-app purchases on Apple devices, avoiding Apple's 30% cut   —  Apple Inc. has relaxed a controversial policy that took a 30% cut of payments when video apps on its platform sold TV shows and movies.
Apr 1, 2020, 6:13 PMIn context
Nick Statt / The Verge:
Amazon Prime Video now allows in-app rentals and purchases on the iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV   —  A huge change to how Amazon handles its streaming video platform on iOS devices  —  Amazon's Prime Video iOS and Apple TV apps now let customers make in-app purchases, including renting and buying films and TV shows.
Apr 1, 2020, 4:28 PMIn context
Daphne Leprince-Ringuet / ZDNet:
Amazon says Amazon Detective for AWS, which uses ML to visualize anomalies in customer resources, is now generally available   —  AWS is making the tool more widely available, to help security analysts find the root cause of cloud incidents a lot faster.  —  Amazon's cloud services business AWS …
Apr 1, 2020, 2:00 PMIn context

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