Amazon.com - Infoworld http://akamai.infoworld.com/t/17966 en Would Amazon dare to make a smartphone? Of course http://akamai.infoworld.com/d/mobile-technology/would-amazon-dare-make-smartphone-of-course-240396?source=rss_amazon.com <p>The idea of an Amazon smartphone, reportedly in the works for a September release, may seem far-fetched or foolhardy but isn't that big a stretch for the ambitious shopping, device, and content giant.</p> Mobile Technology Amazon.com Smartphones Mon, 14 Apr 2014 12:14:10 +0000 admin 240396 at http://akamai.infoworld.com Amazon holds off Google's cloud charge -- for now http://akamai.infoworld.com/t/amazon-web-services/amazon-holds-googles-cloud-charge-now-239235?source=rss_amazon.com <div id="tw-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/IFW_Cloud_Amazon2.jpg" alt="Amazon holds off Google's cloud charge -- for now" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div> <p>After <a href="http://www.infoworld.com/t/cloud-computing/google-puts-amazon-notice-new-cloud-platform-features-239078">Google's price-chopping and cloud-service-revving announcements</a> this week, all eyes turned to Amazon to see how it w Cloud Computing Amazon.com Google Amazon Web Services Thu, 27 Mar 2014 18:00:39 +0000 InfoWorld Tech Watch 239235 at http://akamai.infoworld.com Amazon counters Google with its own cloud price cuts http://akamai.infoworld.com/d/cloud-computing/amazon-counters-google-its-own-cloud-price-cuts-239177?source=rss_amazon.com <p>The price war among major cloud providers continues, with Amazon Web Services announcing Wednesday that it is lowering the prices of a number of its cloud services, one day after Google slashed prices.</p> <p>Amazon Web Services Senior Vice President Andy Jassy downplayed any idea that the price cuts were competitive in nature, however.</p> Cloud Computing Amazon.com IaaS PaaS Private Cloud Wed, 26 Mar 2014 21:30:20 +0000 admin 239177 at http://akamai.infoworld.com Amazon adds search features, more languages to CloudSearch http://akamai.infoworld.com/d/cloud-computing/amazon-adds-search-features-more-languages-cloudsearch-239068?source=rss_amazon.com <p>Amazon Web Services' CloudSearch service has been upgraded with more search features and is now compatible with 33 languages.</p> <p><a href="http://aws.amazon.com/cloudsearch/" target="_blank">CloudSearch</a> <a href="http://aws.typepad.com/aws/2012/04/amazon-cloudsearch-start-searching-in-one-hour.html" target="_blank"></a>is a fully managed service that lets enterprises focus on adding search functionality to their applications rather than building basic search functionality, scaling it, and keeping it online, according to Amazon.</p> Cloud Computing Amazon.com SaaS Search Engines Tue, 25 Mar 2014 18:36:25 +0000 admin 239068 at http://akamai.infoworld.com Don't count your Amazon drones before they fly http://akamai.infoworld.com/t/federal-regulations/dont-count-your-amazon-drones-they-fly-237968?source=rss_amazon.com <div id="blog-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 192px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/american_drone.jpg" alt="Don't count your Amazon drones before they fly" width="243" height="182" align="right" /><br /><em><p align="right">Credit: Reuters/Carlo Allegri</p> Computer Hardware Consumerization of IT Amazon.com Consumer Electronics Federal Regulations Fri, 07 Mar 2014 17:56:37 +0000 InfoWorld Tech Watch 237968 at http://akamai.infoworld.com Amazon.com security slip allowed unlimited password guesses http://akamai.infoworld.com/d/security/amazoncom-security-slip-allowed-unlimited-password-guesses-237272?source=rss_amazon.com <p>A gaping hole in Amazon.com's mobile application, now fixed, allowed hackers to have an unlimited number of attempts guessing a person's password, according to security vendor FireEye.</p> <p>If users enter their password incorrectly 10 times on the Amazon.com website, the company requires them to solve the squiggle of characters known as a CAPTCHA (Completely Automated Public Turing test to tell Computers and Humans Apart). The CAPTCHA is intended to thwart automated programs that will rapidly try different passwords.</p> Mobile Technology Security Amazon.com E-commerce Data Security Mobile Apps Mobile Security Password Security Thu, 27 Feb 2014 12:32:55 +0000 admin 237272 at http://akamai.infoworld.com Which vendors will be on target in the era of New IT http://akamai.infoworld.com/d/data-center/which-vendors-will-be-target-in-the-era-of-new-it-234403?source=rss_amazon.com <div id="blog-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 192px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/bulls-eye.jpg" alt="Which vendors will be on target in the era of New IT" width="243" height="182" align="right" /><br /><em><p align="right">Credit: Chris Boswell</p></em></div> Applications Big Data Business Intelligence Cloud Computing Data Center Mobile Technology Amazon.com Apple AT&T Dell EMC VMware Google Hewlett-Packard (HP) IBM Microsoft Oracle Salesforce.com Samsung SAP Symantec Verizon Big Data BlackBerry IT Management Service-oriented Architecture IaaS iOS SaaS Cloud Computing Mobile Technology Tue, 18 Feb 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Galen Gruman 234403 at http://akamai.infoworld.com IBM vs. Amazon Web Services: Don't be fooled by their numbers game http://akamai.infoworld.com/d/cloud-computing/ibm-vs-amazon-web-services-dont-be-fooled-their-numbers-game-235571?source=rss_amazon.com <p>Vendors like to show off data that says they're winning in terms of market adoption versus their competitors. They also like to show off data that is hard to verify, which makes it easier for them to claim whatever they want and even be technically, if obscurely, right.</p> Cloud Computing The Industry Standard Amazon.com IBM Amazon Web Services Cloud Computing Technology Business Tue, 04 Feb 2014 11:00:00 +0000 David Linthicum 235571 at http://akamai.infoworld.com Verizon teams with Oracle to tackle Amazon in the cloud http://akamai.infoworld.com/d/cloud-computing/verizon-teams-oracle-tackle-amazon-in-the-cloud-233986?source=rss_amazon.com <p>Verizon is building up its cloud service to take on the heavyweight of the industry -- Amazon Web Services -- and says it took a big step toward that direction by partnering with Oracle this week.</p> Cloud Computing Amazon.com Oracle Verizon Amazon Web Services Private Cloud Fri, 10 Jan 2014 19:52:43 +0000 admin 233986 at http://akamai.infoworld.com Amazon makes it easier to submit mobile apps with new developer portal http://akamai.infoworld.com/d/application-development/amazon-makes-it-easier-submit-mobile-apps-new-developer-portal-233958?source=rss_amazon.com <p>Amazon.com has opened a new portal that aims to help developers create Android apps for its Appstore and take advantage of its cross-platform APIs with the help of better tools and documentation.&nbsp;</p> <p>The retailing giant seems hell-bent on giving Google a run for its money with the Appstore. In the last 10 months it has made its competitor to the Google Play Store available worldwide, adding the ability for developers to submit Web apps and sell physical goods in their apps.</p> Application Development Mobile Technology Amazon.com Android Development Tools Mobile Apps Mobile Development Fri, 10 Jan 2014 13:37:32 +0000 admin 233958 at http://akamai.infoworld.com Amazon's world domination moves to air assault phase http://akamai.infoworld.com/t/cringely/amazons-world-domination-moves-air-assault-phase-231951?source=rss_amazon.com <div id="blog-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/IFW_Cloud_Amazon_hp.jpg" alt="Amazon's world domination moves to air assault phase" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div><p>Sometimes good things come in small packages -- then fall on your head and kill you when they're dropped by an Amazon.com delivery drone.</p> Mobile Technology The Industry Standard Amazon.com Cringely Mobile Technology Technology Business Tue, 03 Dec 2013 11:00:00 +0000 Robert X. Cringely 231951 at http://akamai.infoworld.com AWS may dominate, but it's not necessarily best for business http://akamai.infoworld.com/d/cloud-computing/aws-may-dominate-its-not-necessarily-best-business-231189?source=rss_amazon.com <p>Coming off its record-breaking re:Invent show last week, there isn't much you can find wrong with Amazon Web Services (AWS) these days. Don't think that hasn't been noticed by the other public cloud providers, which are looking at AWS's dominant market position as a scenario they never actually thought would happen.</p> <p>These days, I hear a lot of snarky remarks from the other cloud providers and, in some cases, downright anger as the scope of that dominance becomes clear.</p> Cloud Computing The Industry Standard Amazon.com Cloud Computing Fri, 22 Nov 2013 11:00:00 +0000 David Linthicum 231189 at http://akamai.infoworld.com Amazon Web Services has no reason to worry about IBM http://akamai.infoworld.com/d/cloud-computing/amazon-web-services-has-no-reason-worry-about-ibm-230590?source=rss_amazon.com <p>In a recent article at CIO.com, Rob Enderle made a very clear and somewhat compelling case that <a href="http://www.cio.com/article/742861/Why_IBM_Will_Win_the_War_With_Amazon_Web_Services" target="_blank">IBM would ultimately dominate public cloud computing</a>. I believe he's wrong. Yes, IBM will make an impact, but it won't end up being a dominant public cloud computing player. To me, the reasons are obvious.</p> Cloud Computing The Industry Standard Amazon.com IBM Cloud Computing Tue, 12 Nov 2013 11:00:00 +0000 David Linthicum 230590 at http://akamai.infoworld.com Amazon woos mobile developers with free analytics and testing tools http://akamai.infoworld.com/d/application-development/amazon-woos-mobile-developers-free-analytics-and-testing-tools-230207?source=rss_amazon.com <p>Mobile developers will be able to track usage of their Android and iOS applications, as well as experiment with interface improvements, with two free services from Amazon.</p> <p>The analytics and testing services are part of the new Insights SDK that developers can download a beta version of <a href="https://developer.amazon.com/sdk/analytics.html" target="_blank">from Amazon's website.</a> It allows them to track user engagement metrics or test different in-app experiences across iOS, Android or Fire OS, the Android-based platform that powers Amazon's Kindle Fire tablets.</p> Application Development Amazon.com Application Testing Development Tools Mobile Development Tue, 05 Nov 2013 12:34:29 +0000 admin 230207 at http://akamai.infoworld.com VMware expands management of Amazon, Microsoft, OpenStack clouds http://akamai.infoworld.com/d/cloud-computing/vmware-expands-management-of-amazon-microsoft-openstack-clouds-228811?source=rss_amazon.com <p>VMware has rolled out expanded support for non-VMware workloads in its management tools, including the added ability to manage OpenStack clouds and providing better visibility into Amazon and Microsoft clouds.</p> <p>The moves reflect VMware's desire to be a central management platform for multiple types of workloads in an IT shop. They also highlight the delicate nature of the cloud computing industry in which there are resources from various vendors, forcing companies like VMware to balance between encouraging customers to use their services, but also supporting competing platforms.</p> Cloud Computing Amazon.com EMC VMware Microsoft Amazon Web Services OpenStack Private Cloud Tue, 15 Oct 2013 19:36:39 +0000 admin 228811 at http://akamai.infoworld.com No one said it would be easy to disrupt Amazon http://akamai.infoworld.com/t/cringely/no-one-said-it-would-be-easy-disrupt-amazon-226390?source=rss_amazon.com <div id="blog-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/IFW_Cloud_Amazon_hp.jpg" alt="No one said it would be easy to disrupt Amazon" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div><p>There I was <a href="http://www.infoworld.com/t/cringely/stick-fork-in-apple-its-done-226187" target="_blank">at IFA 2013 last week</a>, stumbling around the trade show babbling incoherently in English, when I found myself at the very hip, </p> Amazon.com Cringely DRM Consumer Electronics Mon, 09 Sep 2013 18:37:15 +0000 Robert X. Cringely 226390 at http://akamai.infoworld.com Amazon website, mobile apps down in hourlong outage http://akamai.infoworld.com/d/cloud-computing/amazon-website-mobile-apps-down-in-hourlong-outage-225230?source=rss_amazon.com <p>Just as many people are doing their back-to-school shopping, Amazon.com's website crashed for the better part of an hour Monday.</p> <p>The downed site was first noted at 2:48 p.m. ET Monday on Twitter. It was online around 3:35 p.m.</p> <p>Amazon.com showed a sense of humor while its site and mobile apps were down briefly Monday afternoon. The website showed this page, including covers of children's books titled "I'm Sorry My Bad," "Oops!" and the video "Grave Mistake."</p> Cloud Computing Amazon.com Amazon Web Services Tue, 20 Aug 2013 10:57:10 +0000 uphan 225230 at http://akamai.infoworld.com The Amazoning of news has now begun http://akamai.infoworld.com/t/mampa/the-amazoning-of-news-has-now-begun-224491?source=rss_amazon.com <div id="tw-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/generic_acquisition_hp.jpg" alt="The Amazoning of news has now begun" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div> <p>Jeff Bezos' purchase of the old-media Washington Post took everyone by surprise this week. Amazon.com M&A Fri, 09 Aug 2013 10:00:00 +0000 InfoWorld Tech Watch 224491 at http://akamai.infoworld.com Google, Microsoft play catch up to Amazon, add load balancing, auto-scaling to their clouds http://akamai.infoworld.com/node/224397?source=rss_amazon.com <p>Google rolled out load balancing features to its public cloud service today, allowing customers to automatically scale up and down virtual machines to accommodate unexpected spikes in demand.</p> <p>The rollout comes just a few months after Microsoft improved its Azure cloud service with new auto-scaling features. Both companies are effectively playing catch-up with leading IaaS provider <a href="http://www.networkworld.com/news/2013/080113-amazon-cloud-272444.html" target="_blank">Amazon Web Services</a>, which already offers such features.</p> Cloud Computing Amazon.com Google Cloud Computing Wed, 07 Aug 2013 19:08:29 +0000 admin 224397 at http://akamai.infoworld.com Developers can now sell Web apps in Amazon's Appstore http://akamai.infoworld.com/t/html5/developers-can-now-sell-web-apps-in-amazons-appstore-224384?source=rss_amazon.com <p>Developers can now submit Web apps and offer them alongside native Android-based programs on Amazon's Appstore.</p> <p>The change will make it easier for developers to distribute HTML5-based apps via Amazon's store without having to convert them to Android-specific versions.</p> Amazon.com HTML5 Wed, 07 Aug 2013 18:25:58 +0000 admin 224384 at http://akamai.infoworld.com