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Amazon’s efforts to test drones for package delivery gain support

By Jaikumar Vijayan, Computerworld | August 27th, 2014 A group that represents the commercial drone industry has thrown its weight behind Amazon’s bid to test drones for package delivery. The Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI), which represents the nascent commercial drone industry in the U.S., has thrown its considerable weight behind a bid …

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Report: Amazon building ad system to compete with Google’s

By Zach Miners, IDG News Service | August 22nd, 2014 The system may resemble Google’s AdWords for keyword-targeted ads. Amazon plans to expand its small online ad delivery business enough to take on Google’s AdWords, according to a Wall Street Journal report. The company is developing a platform for delivering ads both on its own …

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Amazon protects its virtual desktops with two-factor authentication

By Mikael Ricknäs, IDG News Service | August 12th, 2014 The company’s WorkSpaces service can be used with hardware tokens from Gemalto. Amazon Web Services now lets enterprises use two-factor authentication to better protect hosted WorkSpaces virtual desktops. The steady stream of incidents in which hackers have been able to access traditional passwords highlight the …

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Amazon’s four tips to make sure your cloud is secure

By Brandon Butler, Network World | August 01st, 2014 AWS makes four Trusted Advisor features free. Amazon Web Services has a program named Trusted Advisor that provides customers with advice on the best way to use the company’s IaaS cloud services. Today, the company made four checks that Trusted Advisor performs free for all users. …

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Microsoft, IBM make cloud gains against Amazon

By Sharon Gaudin, Computerworld | July 29th, 2014 Rivals also outpace Google though analysts expect it to gain momentum. Microsoft and IBM are gaining momentum in the cloud infrastructure services market, putting pressure on Amazon and outpacing rival Google, according to a new study. While Amazon, the cloud market leader, retained its position, it can …

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U.S. malware share rising, Amazon service No.1 in hosting it

By Ellen Messmer, Network World | July 15th, 2014 Solutionary’s Top 10 list also includes Google and Akamai. In its quarterly report on global malware distribution and threats, security firm Solutionary Tuesday said that 56% of the malware it captured via sensors and other means was hosted in the U.S.– a 12% increase from six …

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