This week, more than 4,200 Amazon employees called on the company to rethink how it addresses and contributes to a warming planet.The action is the largest employee-driven movement on climate change to take place in the influential tech industry.
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In addition, China Unicom’s 5G network covers selected areas in 33 cities, with wider deployment of 5G private industrial networks in more cities dedicated for specific purposes, Wang said at a conference in Shanghai.To this end, China Unicom has established a 5G application alliance bringing together 32 industrial players including automaker Dongfeng Motor, heavy industry manufacturer ZPMC, equipment maker Huawei and internet company Alibaba.
The Pentagon said Wednesday that Amazon and Microsoft were the final candidates for a hotly contested $10 billion contract to bring modern cloud computing to the Defense Department.But the Defense Department concluded that they did not meet the minimum requirements for the program.
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At the 5G is ON industry insights, Huawei Executive Director and President of the Carrier Business Group Ryan Ding demonstrated the 4K video-on-demand service on a Huawei 5G foldable smartphone via a Vodafone Spain 5G live network powered by Huawei.This demo showcased the extraordinary Gbit/s-level bandwidth that 5G networks will provide anywhere, anytime.
But it had a hitch: The contract would go to only one cloud vendor, even though many big companies prefer to work with multiple cloud providers.Catz, a co-chief executive of Oracle, which has has aggressively criticized the Pentagon’s approach to a giant cloud computing contract.
I write about the technology industry, from the old titans like IBM to start-ups working on the future of artificial intelligence.In this week’s newsletter, we’re largely taking a break from the consumer internet giants, and the various controversies swirling around them.
And also like Amazon, Uber is willing to lose geysers of cash to achieve its aims.As part of its pitch, two people close to the company said, Uber plans to say that it is O.
Here’s a look at the week’s tech news:Machines are more than ever controlled by software, not humans.The vehicle’s autonomy systems failed to brake, as did the safety driver behind the wheel.
ImageAmazon’s core retail business is not growing as fast as it used to, though it has become more profitable.While its cloud business mints cash, Amazon plans to spend $800 million in the second quarter to bolster its retail business.
The Trump administration has raised concerns about China’s strict data controls, but a final trade deal appears unlikely to resolve that issue.Trump, but some American technology companies fear the administration is giving up a valuable opportunity to press China on data-related issues and will cede too much economic power to Beijing.
Warren/Associated PressSEATTLE — In the five years since Satya Nadella became Microsoft’s chief executive, he has transformed the company into a cloud computing leader.6 billion in revenue, up 14 percent over a year ago, and profit rose 19 percent, to $8.
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Shares of cloud software sellers surged on Wednesday following quarterly reports and forecasts from Tableau Software, New Relic, Twilio and Rapid7 that added to Wall Street’s high expectations for the fast-expanding sector.FILE PHOTO - A woman takes pictures of the New York Stock Exchange, which has a Tableau Software banner on its facade, May 17, 2013.
REUTERS/Jeenah MoonSAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Privately held ad software firm OpenX announced on Thursday a five-year agreement totaling more than $110 million with Alphabet Inc’s Google to use its cloud computing services in what the companies described as a first for the online ads industry.The company said it signed the deal in the fourth quarter after evaluating cloud providers including Amazon.
Technology|Microsoft Is Rewarded for Turning to the CloudSEATTLE — A few years ago, Microsoft appeared to be another tech has-been, having whiffed on its efforts to compete in mobile phones and internet search.At the same time, the company delivered growth where it mattered to investors — in the cloud business that has become Exhibit A for bulls convinced that Microsoft has a grip on the future of computing.
and Other DealsImageAmazon Web Services, led by Andy Jassy, has more than 44 percent of the cloud computing market, analysts estimate.The company’s self-confidence was on display on Wednesday at an annual conference in Las Vegas dedicated to Amazon Web Services, its cloud computing business.
While strong, the latest quarterly results suggested that Amazon’s retail business not only faces more competition, it is also maturing.The company is compensating for slowing growth in e-commerce by expanding its fast-moving, highly profitable cloud and advertising businesses.
ImageCisco, a tech giant whose computer networking equipment was used to build the internet, faces a serious threat from cloud services.Some, like IBM and Oracle, offer their own cloud services.
FILE PHOTO: The Google logo is pictured at the entrance to the Google offices in London, Britain January 18, 2019.REUTERS/Hannah McKaySAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Alphabet Inc’s Google Cloud has hired Amit Zavery to lead one of its engineering teams, a company spokeswoman confirmed on Monday, making him the highest-ranking Oracle executive to reunite with former Oracle President Thomas Kurian since he became Google Cloud’s chief executive.
(Reuters) - A group of cloud computing companies is taking aim at Amazon.com’s dominant Amazon Web Services by offering free or deeply discounted rates on moving data between their cloud services.