The world’s largest online retailer says it’s going to operate its own air cargo network in the US, a move that points to its larger ambitions to build out a comprehensive factory-to-doorstep delivery system to serve its customers. Amazon signed a five- to seven-year lease with Ohio-based Air Transport Services Group for twenty Boeing 767 freighter aircraft, the company says.
Amazon customers are being advised to change their passwords after a suspected credential leak.
Selected customers are waking up to emails from the e-tail giant warning that they might want to take steps to reduce the risk of Black Friday-related unsolicited shopping shenanigans.
Amazon says its pioneering cloud computing services are actively used by over one million customers.
The tech giant revealed the number day, during its fourth quarter earnings announcement. Each of those one million customers have used its cloud services during a recent one month period, the company said, and usage grew close to 90 percent in the fourth quarter compared to the same quarter the year before.
At its AWS re:Invent cloud computing conference today, Amazon announced AWS Lambda, a way of performing computing in the cloud in response to events without the need for virtual machines, compute instances, or any kind of administration.
Underscoring just how broken the widely used MD5 hashing algorithm is, a software engineer racked up just 65 cents in computing fees to replicate the type of attack a powerful nation-state used in 2012 to hijack Microsoft's Windows Update mechanism.
The failure of the Fire Phone has been widely cited as the reason for Amazon’s disastrous quarter, but a darker cloud has settled over the world’s biggest online retailer. The core of Amazon’s business—its original reason for being: selling books and other media—has grown wobbly. The problem: many people no longer want to buy stuff. They’d rather rent.
With Kindle Freetime, Kindle Freetime Unlimited, and an investment in an ed tech startup, Amazon has long shown an interest in the footie pajama customer base. On Wednesday they targeted those customers with a new kid’s tablet option.
The Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition is not so much a new tablet as it is a customized version of the Kindle Fire HD 6 or HD 7 tablets which launched Wednesday night.
Malicious advertisements have popped up on websites such as YouTube, Amazon and Yahoo, part of a sophisticated campaign to spread malware, Cisco said Monday.
When encountered, the malicious advertisements cause a person to be redirected to a different website, which triggers a download based on whether the computer is running Windows or Apple’s OS X, wrote Armin Pelkmann, a threat researcher.
Nextbit, a mobile technology company founded by former Google executives Tom Moss and Mike Chan, today announced that Scott Croyle has joined as Vice President of Design and Product. Croyle, who was most recently Senior Vice President of Design and User Experience at HTC, will also join the company’s board of directors alongside Rich Wong from Accel Partners and Rich Miner from Google Ventures.
Amazon has sure come a long way from their roots as an online bookstore. They've since expanded to sell everything from music to groceries and everything in between. The company even produces their own hardware now, including the Fire Phone and the set-top Fire TV, expanding into almost every aspect of what a customer may want to purchase.