AWS to Sell Cloud Services by the Second


Amazon Web Services on Monday unveiled a new per-second pricing plan for EC2 instances and EBS volumes, which will take effect Oct. 2. The new pricing for Elastic Compute Cloud and Elastic Block Storage used with EC2 instances will allow greater flexibility and efficiency for customers wanting to expand their use of cloud computing data, AWS said. When EC2 launched in 2006, the only way to pay for the service was in one-hour increments, recalled Jeff Barr, chief evangelist at AWS.

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How Amazon Is Transforming Retail


Amazon’s plan to buy Whole Foods Market has raised many new questions. If the company is successful in making the acquisition, and then successful in operating the business, it could transform the entire grocery industry. If we pull the camera back, we can see how success on the grocery side could foreshadow Amazon’s success in many other parts of the retail environment, furthering the expansion that began two decades ago in the book business, when Amazon challenged Borders and Barnes & Noble.

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Facebook to Launch Paywall in Response to Publisher Pushback


Facebook last week confirmed its plan to launch a paywall for content providers, a move that could ease longstanding tensions with traditional publishers who objected to giving away their print stories for free. Campbell Brown, former CNN and NBC News journalist and current head of Facebook’s news partnerships unit, announced the plan at a New York digital media forum, outlining the company’s strategy for monetizing the news content that drives so much of the user engagement on the site.

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Samsung Wants to Triple Its Foundry Market Share in Just 5 Years

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Samsung has an ambitious plan to triple its server market share in just five years, but can the company pull it off?

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Elon Musk's boring update suggests drilling work is well and truly under way

Elon Musk said on Wednesday that work on his ambitious plan to build a network of transportation tunnels across Los Angeles is under way, with the first segment of tunnel recently completed.

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Google Mulls Ways to Banish Bad Ads


Google reportedly has been working on a plan to install an ad blocker onto its Chrome browser for both desktop and mobile versions. It also has been considering a collaboration with Microsoft, Facebook and other firms to develop a set of standards that would determine which types of advertising to block from websites. That effort presumably would aim at enhancing the consumer experience in a way that would not jeopardize ads from legitimate firms. Internet companies have struggled to find ways to eradicate abusive advertising in recent years.

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Samsung’s Tizen OS may be overrun with security flaws

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Samsung has long had an in-house mobile platform called Tizen as a backup plan if Android ever becomes a problem. However, a new report claims that Samsung’s Tizen OS is riddled with serious security flaws.

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Evernote Toes the Privacy Line


Caught off guard by a huge backlash, Evernote recently abandoned its plan to let staffers read customer notes under certain circumstances. The plan, which was scheduled to go into effect in January, would have allowed staffers to review private customer notes as a means of assessing the accuracy of its new machine learning technology. The company made a mistake in judgment and failed to provide the type of transparent decision making that would make customers feel like they could trust the process, Evernote CEO Chris O’Neil acknowledged.

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Robots will soon be delivering groceries in Washington, DC

Compared to Amazon’s ambitious drone delivery plan, Starship Technologies’ solution for last-mile delivery is a little more, you might say, down to earth.

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From this point forward, all Intel and AMD CPUs are Windows 10-only

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Keep in mind as you plan your hardware purchases — AMD CPUs, APUs, and Intel CPUs are all Windows 10-only from this point forward. AMD GPUs will continue to support Windows 7 and 8 for now, though we don’t know when the company will terminate this.

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Verizon Toys With Risky App Revenue Plan


Verizon’s reported consideration of a plan to preinstall mobile apps from major retailers and financial firms on users’ smartphones has drawn sharp criticism. The carrier reached out to numerous retail and finance brands with an offer to preload mobile apps on its Android phones for between $1 and $2 per device, according to unnamed ad agency executives. Verizon kept the offer to Android phones because the operating system, which is owned by Google, is capable of being customized by carriers. Apple’s mobile OS is closely controlled.

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Musk Plots Out Tesla's Next 10 Years


Elon Musk on Wednesday introduced a second master plan for Tesla, a follow-up to the vision he shared 10 years ago. The original master plan is now in the final stages of execution, he said. The refresh sketches out a multiyear, four-pronged strategy that is about more than vehicles. Musk also plans to advance an integrated solar-roof-with-battery product, create a ride-sharing program, and further develop the Tesla autopilot technology. Investors seemed unimpressed — Tesla stock fell Thursday following the announcement.

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Amazon wants to turn street lights and even church steeples into drone docking stations

Amazon appears to have a grand plan for its Prime Air drone delivery service. A recently awarded patent suggests it’s looking to turn the top of street lights, cell towers, and even church steeples into docking stations for its flying machine.

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Feds to keep iPhone-hacking method under wraps

The Federal Bureau of Investigation doesn’t plan to tell Apple Inc. how it cracked a San Bernardino, Calif., terrorist’s phone, said people familiar with the matter, leaving the company in the dark on a security vulnerability on some iPhone models.

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Sling TV launches beta 'multi-stream' plan with simultaneous streaming on three devices

Article Image Sling TV on Wednesday launched a beta “multi-stream” plan, allowing subscribers to stream channels on up to three devices simultaneously, instead of the normal single-device scheme.

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FCC Labels Aim to Demystify Broadband Service Plans


The Federal Communications Commission on Monday announced a plan to create label disclosures that would give consumers a clear picture of the pricing, speed and bandwidth they are paying for under high-speed Internet contracts. The FCC’s Consumer Advisory Committee proposed the nutrition-like labels amid concerns that providers were not transparent enough about what consumers were signing up for under fixed and mobile broadband contracts. “The more consumers know, the better the opportunity for competition,” FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler said.

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