Amazon Web Services: News

15 May 2024


AWS announces plans for European 'sovereign cloud' in Germany

Amazon Web Services (AWS), Amazon's cloud computing division, has confirmed its plans to launch a European "sovereign cloud."

01 May 2024


Amazon reports $143.3B revenue in Q1, beats market expectations

Amazon's first quarter earnings and revenue have surpassed Wall Street's predictions, largely due to a surge in advertising and cloud computing.

11 Apr 2024


Amazon ends bonus payments for Alexa developers

Amazon has announced the discontinuation of its paid incentives for Alexa developers, marking the end of the Alexa Developer Rewards Program.

04 Apr 2024


Amazon Web Services lays off hundreds of employees

Amazon Web Services (AWS), the global leader in cloud services, has confirmed the termination of several employees from its sales, marketing, and physical stores technology departments.

11 Dec 2023


Vaishali Kasture, AWS India's interim head, quits within a year

Vaishali Kasture has resigned as the interim head of Amazon Web Services (AWS) India and South Asia, after just seven months in the position, reported TechCrunch.

28 Nov 2023


AWS's transcription platform can now recognize 100 spoken languages 

Amazon Web Services (AWS) has revealed that its transcription platform, Amazon Transcribe, is now powered by generative AI models.

08 Nov 2023


Amazon forms new team to train its AI model 'Olympus'

Amazon has formed a new team to train its large language model (LLM) codenamed "Olympus," aiming to compete with leading models from OpenAI and Alphabet, according to a Reuters report.

14 Apr 2023


How Amazon is competing against Microsoft, Google in AI race 

Amazon has entered the generative AI race. The cloud giant joining the fray is expected to crank up the intensity of an already fierce race.

13 Jun 2021


Single customer triggered bug that caused global internet outage: Fastly

On June 8, a global internet outage took the world by surprise at around 3:00pm Indian Standard Time. The outage affected many prominent news outlets and social media platforms including CNN, The Verge, The New York Times, The Guardian, and Reddit.

08 Jun 2021


Major websites including Amazon, The Guardian, CNN, Reddit down

A global internet outage (now resolved) was reported by several internet users around 3 PM Indian Standard Time. The disruption has affected a number of websites including news portals such as CNN, The New York Times, and The Guardian in addition to platforms such as Reddit.

03 Mar 2021


Employee sues Amazon for racial, gender discrimination in corporate hiring Inc has been sued for "systemic" discrimination against Black and female workers, especially for corporate roles. The lawsuit filed in federal court by Charlotte Newman alleges that Amazon hires Black people for lower positions and promotes them slower than White workers with similar qualifications.

04 Feb 2021


Parler CEO reveals he has been fired by the board

Former Parler CEO John Matze sent a memo to staffers on February 3 saying his position as CEO of the company had been terminated with immediate effect on January 29.

03 Feb 2021


Meet Andy Jassy: Next CEO of Amazon replacing Jeff Bezos

Andy Jassy may keep a low profile, but he has led the Amazon Web Services (AWS) to an impressive $50 billion revenue this year.

22 Jan 2021


Apple quietly headhunts top cloud computing talent; Hints at self-reliance

Apple has reportedly been headhunting high-profile cloud computing engineers, while focusing on engineers specializing in container and Kubernetes technologies. These form the building blocks of cloud computing infrastructure underpinning Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft's Azure.

09 Oct 2020


NewsBytes Briefing: Indian pathology lab exposes patient data, and more

Last night, leading Indian lab testing company Dr. Lal PathLabs was caught exposing confidential patient data through an unprotected storage bucket on Amazon Web Services.

30 Sep 2020


Edureka e-learning platform caught exposing data of 20 lakh students

Amid growing cases of cyber-attacks and data breaches, Edureka, a renowned Bengaluru-based online learning platform, has been caught exposing personal user information.

30 Jul 2020


Zoom bug allowed breaking into private password-protected meetings

Even after all the promises, video conferencing giant Zoom keeps running into security issues.

16 Jul 2020


Amazon launches 'Interactive Video Service' for businesses

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced the entire world to switch to the routine of interacting, studying, and working remotely.

09 Jul 2020


Meet Sumit Ghosh, co-founder of Chingari (India's answer to TikTok)

The border tensions between India and China and the ensuing crackdown on 59 Chinese applications has surged 'vocal for local' calls.

01 Jun 2020


#LeakAlert: Data of 7 million+ BHIM users exposed

Personal and financial data of more than 7 million users of BHIM, a government-backed peer-to-peer UPI payments app, has been leaked publicly.

03 May 2020


Xiaomi refutes allegations of mining data via phone software 'backdoors'

Xiaomi has refuted the data mining allegations leveled by two popular security searchers.

05 Apr 2020


Hacker flags Safari vulnerabilities, wins Rs. 57 lakh from Apple

Apple encourages security researchers to flag vulnerabilities in its products and is also willing to pay some really good money for that.

05 Apr 2020


More than 15,000 private Zoom meetings leaked online: Details here

Zoom, the video conferencing service that shot to fame in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, is drawing flak for leaking private meetings of its users.

03 Dec 2019


Now, Amazon's AI converts patient-doctor conversation into medical record

For years, doctors have been treating patients by spending time with them and then detailing their condition in their medical records.

22 Aug 2019


Amazon's facial-recognition system can now detect fear

Just as concerns over data security continue to increase, a new report has revealed that Amazon's facial-recognition system, 'Rekognition' has become sophisticated enough to detect signs of fear on your face.

24 Jun 2019


Why Microsoft banned employees from using Slack, other software products

Microsoft appears to have banned certain software products for its employees.

21 May 2019


Millions of Instagram influencers' contact information leaked online

In another Facebook-specific leak, personal data of Instagram influencers, celebrities and brands has been exposed online.

05 Sep 2018


Amazon reaches $1 trillion mark, but that's just the start

On Tuesday night, Amazon's shares briefly touched $2050.50, taking the e-commerce giant's market capitalization to $1 trillion, and making it the second company after Apple to touch the mark.

29 Jun 2018

Delhi Police

'ReUnite': A mobile app to track missing children

A mobile application for tracking missing and abandoned children was launched by Union Commerce Minister Suresh Prabhu and Nobel laureate Kailash Satyarthi in New Delhi today.

20 May 2018


No more unpredictable weather for Maharashtra farmers

Farmers will now get detailed information about the climatic conditions in their area allowing them better crop management.

12 May 2018


Amazon in trouble again for distorted India map

They say if once bitten, people are twice shy, but this doesn't apply to Amazon.

15 Mar 2018


Bye-bye 2FA, this start-up verifies user-identity based on your typing

US-based start-up TypingDNA has come up with a unique solution to verify user identity online based on how you type.

22 Nov 2017


Uber paid hackers $100,000; concealed data stolen of 57mn users

Uber is facing another PR nightmare. It has emerged that the company concealed a massive data breach affecting 57mn users/riders for a whole year.

25 Jul 2017


Microsoft mulls on investing $100 million in Ola's parent firm

According to reports, Microsoft is now mulling on investing $50-100 million (Rs. 320-640 crore) to acquire a minority stake in ANI Technologies Pvt. Ltd, which runs Ola, the home-grown ride hailing platform.

15 May 2017


Database can help Mumbaiites to watch out for sex-offenders

Kerala governor P Sathasivam, during a legislative Assembly session in Thiruvananthapuram detailed a plan to maintain a national sex offenders' registry.

29 Oct 2016


Amazon posts third-quarter earnings; misses estimates

Amazon posted third-quarter 2016 earnings 52 cents a share on revenue of $32.71 billion.

Succumbing to cloud rivals, Rackspace goes private in an acquisition

Cloud computing company Rackspace has announced that it has entered into a $4.3 billion cash deal with Apollo Global Management to become a private company.