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Werner Vogels, Amazon CTO: “Our goal is to be Earth’s Most Customer Centric Company”

Werner Vogels, Amazon CTO: “Our goal is to be Earth’s Most Customer Centric Company”

Dr. Werner Vogels, CTO at Amazon, oversees technology strategy for Amazon Web Services- the world’s largest provider of web-delivered infrastructure services to developers. In Tel Aviv for this week’s AWS Summit, Werner shares his approach to innovation, biggest strategic mistake and how AWS strives to be “Earth’s ...

Amazon says new $199 Kindle Fire HD is top seller

Amazon says new $199 Kindle Fire HD is top seller

Amazon.com said on Monday that its $199 Kindle Fire HD tablet has been the best-selling product on the company's website since the gadget went on sale more than a month ago. Amazon started selling a range of new Kindle Fires on September 6 and the company said the 7-inch HD model has out-sold all other products on Amazon ...

Shelly Palmer Radio Report – October 23, 2012

Shelly Palmer Radio Report – October 23, 2012

After what seems like months of leaks and rumors, the day has come for Apple to unveil the iPad Mini. While they have yet to leak any details, here’s an idea of what they’ll most likely reveal during today’s event. The screen is not expected to have a retina display but should be 7.85 inches, making it almost two ...

Amazon’s AWS sees partial outage, taking Reddit, Coursera, Flipboard and many others down in tow

Amazon’s AWS sees partial outage, taking Reddit, Coursera, Flipboard and many others down in tow

It’s another bad day for customers of Amazon’s AWS and EC2 hosting. The company is presently reporting an outage in its Service Health dashboard which seems to be affecting a number of Internet favorites. Reddit, Coursera, Flipboard, FastComapnay, VYou and many more are working hard to keep things under control as their ...

Amazon apparently discontinues Kindle Touch in favor of Paperwhite

Amazon apparently discontinues Kindle Touch in favor of Paperwhite

It appears that Amazon is no longer selling the Kindle Touch, the touchscreen e-reader that preceded the front-lit Kindle Paperwhite. Amazon also seems to have discontinued the large-screen Kindle DX last week. I’ve asked the company for comment, but the Kindle Touch’s product page lists it as “currently ...

Apple will reportedly sell iPad Mini starting at $329

Apple will reportedly sell iPad Mini starting at $329

After months of leaked rumors and speculation, Apple will officially unveil the iPad mini on Tuesday, October 23rd. In terms of price, rumors have persisted that the tablet would go head-to-head with competing 7-inch tablets such as the Google Nexus 7 and Amazon Kindle Fire HD, selling for between $249 and $399. But ...

High prices said to doom Microsoft’s Surface to fourth-place finish

High prices said to doom Microsoft’s Surface to fourth-place finish

It’s not just know-nothing bloggers who think Microsoft’s Surface is overpriced — some tech industry analysts think so as well. Per Business Insider, Sterne Agee analyst Shaw Wu sent a note to investors on Thursday saying that the Surface’s “high pricing could prove to be a fatal mistake and relegate it to be a ...

Amazon Pushes Kindle To Kindergarten Kids in U.S.

Amazon Pushes Kindle To Kindergarten Kids in U.S.

As the jostling and jockeying for position in the tablet market gets ever more frenzied, Amazon is hoping for a slice of the education market. Yesterday it unveiled Whispercast, a service that allows organizations such as businesses and schools to manage numerous Kindles from one online location. The benefits are two-way, ...

Shelly Palmer Radio Report – October 18, 2012

Shelly Palmer Radio Report – October 18, 2012

Back in January, Apple unveiled iPad textbooks, which they said would revolutionize classrooms and be what students of the future would use to learn. Fast forward nine months, and Apple’s dream hasn’t taken off. On Wednesday, Amazon unveiled Whispercast, which lets organizations like schools easily deploy Kindle content ...

Amazon Just Beat Apple to the Classroom

Amazon Just Beat Apple to the Classroom

On a freezing, cloudless day last January in New York, Apple presented to the world its vision for the future of education. It was a clear-eyed argument for bringing tablets into classrooms, a blueprint for fusing cutting-edge technology with advanced learning techniques. But the future doesn't get built on no-bid ...