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 Brick-and-Mortar Retailers Can Stand Up to E-Commerce


Brick-and-mortar retailers have been finding it difficult to offer pricing that’s competitive with e-commerce sites, which have the advantage of massive scope and scale, according to a new Frost & Sullivan report. E-commerce will account for nearly 18 percent of the total retail market by 2025, it projects. However, B&M retailers have an advantage: their ability to offer customers a personalized experience. Retailers should adopt end-to-end solutions that use cutting-edge technology to make that personalized service cost-effective.

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AMD Releases Cryptocurrency Mining Driver, May Raise Vega Prices

AMD has released a beta driver optimized for cryptocurrency mining, and its Vega launch pricing may not hold long-term.

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FTC to Take a Gander at Amazon's Discount Pricing Practices


The FTC reportedly is looking into Amazon’s discount pricing practices in response to a complaint filed by Consumer Watchdog over the company’s pending $14 billion purchase of the Whole Foods grocery chain. “Asking informal questions about issues potentially related to a corporate acquisition is a natural part of the FTC review process,” observed Charles King, principal analyst at Pund-IT. That said, it might be worth considering whether Consumer Watchdog’s allegations might be a shield for politically motivated actions by the FTC, he added.

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Retail Listings, Prices for AMD’s Vega Frontier Editions Appear

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AMD’s Vega Frontier Edition popped up in stores (briefly), with pricing attached. The card’s price puts it well above consumer targets, but it’s not too bad fora professional card.

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AMD’s Ryzen 5 1500X and 1600X reviewed: Taking the fight against Intel to the midrange market

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Five weeks ago, AMD blew a hole in Intel’s high-end desktop pricing with the launch of Ryzen 7. Today, Ryzen 5 is hoping to do the same thing to Intel’s Core i5 / i7 market.

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Microsoft Dynamics 365 Brings CRM and ERP Together


In a bid to augment its cloud services business with more flexibility on pricing and customization, Microsoft on Wednesday announced the launch of Microsoft Dynamics 365 and Microsoft AppSource, which will integrate its ERP and CRM solutions. The combined cloud offerings, which will become available this fall, will allow customers to choose purpose-built apps for a range of business management processes, including financials, field service, sales, operations, marketing, project service automation and customer service.

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Lincoln prices its Continental flagship from $45,485 to a tear-jerking $82,400

Lincoln has announced pricing for its all-new luxury sedan flagship, the 2017 Continental.

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Apple continues price adjustments in India, drops iPhone 6s series by up to 16%

Article Image Pricing on the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus in India has been reduced by between 11 and 16 percent, reflecting Apple’s most aggressive approach yet with a new flagship handset in the world’s second-most-populous country.

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Deals: 2015 iMacs from $999 & 2015 MacBook Pros from $1,179 at final day of B&H's Laptopapalooza sale

Article Image Pricing for one of B&H’s extended holiday sales, dubbed Laptopapalooza, wraps up just before midnight tonight with discounts of up to $250 on 2015 MacBook Pros, 13″ MacBook Airs from $899 (or $1299 fully-loaded), MacBook Pros with CD/DVD for $979, and band new iMac HDs from $999.

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Last Chance: to use $150 coupons on all of Apple's 2015 iMac 4K and iMac 5K BTO models

Article Image Pricing on Macs and other Apple devices are slowly creeping back up following the cyber shopping week and our $150 coupons on over 130 custom configurations of Apple’s new iMac 4K and iMac 5K with Retina display will not be immune to this trend come Monday.

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New York State launches inquiry into Verizon, Cablevision, Time Warner

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The New York State AG has set requests to multiple ISPs to explain their pricing tiers and answer concerns about business relations and negative impacts on customer access.

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Apple again corrects for fluctuating dollar, raises Mac prices in Australia, Brazil, New Zealand, more

Article Image As part of a continued effort to stabilize product pricing amid an unstable world economy, Apple this week upped costs for its Mac lineup in at least seven countries as the value of local currencies fell against the dollar.

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US carriers' move to installment plans seen accelerating iPhone upgrade cycles

The shift of U.S. carriers from contract subsidies to installment pricing for smartphones could speed up upgrade cycles for Apple’s iPhone, according to a new memo by financial services firm Piper Jaffray.

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Apple to hike international App Store prices, add new low-cost tiers in certain countries

In an email sent to developers on Tuesday, Apple announced upcoming App Store pricing adjustments slated to affect Mexico, South Africa, South Korea and Turkey, including new low-price tiers in select emerging markets.

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Average selling price of smartphones in China jumps 37% thanks to popularity of Apple's iPhone

Following years of race-to-the-bottom pricing in China, the release of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus –?which introduced larger displays to Apple’s lineup –?prompted an apparent shift in consumer habits that has seen the average selling price of a smartphone jump by nearly 40 percent in the Asian nation.

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Taiwan fines Apple $647K for forcing carriers to seek iPhone pricing approval

Apple has lost a Taiwanese lawsuit accusing it of anti-competitive phone pricing tactics, and barring an appeal will be fined T$20 million, or a little over $647,000 U.S., a report said on Wednesday.



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