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Alexa is arriving in Australia and New Zealand early next year

Posted by on Nov 30, 2017 in Alexa, Amazon, amazon alexa, Amazon Echo, Australia, AWS reinvent 2017, echo, Hardware, New Zealand | 0 comments

 One more bit of news out of tonight’s Alexa State of the Union Keynote at AWS Re:Invent in Vegas. Amazon is finally bringing its voice service to Oceania. After several months of rumblings, the company announced today that Alexa will be arriving in Australia and New Zealand at some unspecified point in early 2018. In the meantime, it’s opening up its tools for developers, in order… Read More
Source: The Tech Crunch

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Amazon adds in-skill purchases to Alexa

Posted by on Nov 30, 2017 in Alexa, amazon alexa, aws 2017, AWS reinvent 2017, echo, Hardware, TC | 0 comments

 There was clearly a lot of ground to cover at tonight’s AWS re:Invent Alexa State of the Union — but lets be real, the most important bit was how the company plans to make a little money for its developers. After all, Amazon appears to be raking in the dough, with all of the Alexa devices it’s been selling ahead of the holidays, but what of the lowly developer? The most… Read More
Source: The Tech Crunch

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Don’t expect AWS to launch a blockchain service anytime soon

Posted by on Nov 29, 2017 in AWS, AWS reinvent 2017, blockchain, blockchain-as-a-service, Cloud, TC | 0 comments

 Bitcoin may be reaching for new heights, but don’t expect AWS to launch a service that’s based on the underlying blockchain technology anytime soon. During a press conference at AWS’ annual re:Invent conference in Last Vegas, AWS CEO Andy Jassy took a question on his team’s plans for a blockchain service. Jassy seemed anything but enthused about the prospect. Read More
Source: The Tech Crunch

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AWS launches GuardDuty, its new intelligent threat detection service

Posted by on Nov 29, 2017 in AWS, AWS reinvent 2017, Cloud, guardduty, Security | 0 comments

Amazon’s AWS cloud computing division today announced a new threat detection service that aims to help the company’s users safe from potential security threats. The service applies machine learning to identify threats (think an EC2 instances that starts mining Bitcoin without your knowledge or an instance that launches in a region you’ve never used before) and then… Read More
Source: The Tech Crunch

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AWS launches bare metal instances

Posted by on Nov 29, 2017 in AWS, AWS reinvent 2017, bare metal, Cloud, Developer, ec2 | 0 comments

AWS, Amazon’s cloud computing division, today announced its long-awaited bare metal instances for its EC2 service.
With bare metal, you get direct access to the hardware and access to virtually 100 percent of the hardware’s resources without any major overhead. They also allow AWS users to run their own virtualization stacks, which also gives them more control over their cloud servers. Read More
Source: The Tech Crunch

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