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Poly
Poly introduces new smart devices and announces Amazon e-store in Australia
Poly is introducing two new pro-grade devices to the market and announcing its first official Australian e-store on Amazon.
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Review
Hands-on review: Amazon Kindle Paperwhite Signature Edition
In almost every respect it works like a book, apart from the fact that it weighs next to nothing, fits in my hand perfectly, and is soothing on my eyes.
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Smart Home
Hands-on review: The rotating Amazon Alexa Echo Show 10
When you speak to your Echo 10, the screen automatically rotates to face you, and will continue rotating to follow you around the room as you move.
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Visa
Amazon and Visa reach agreement in ongoing dispute
After a substantial ongoing feud, Amazon and Visa have agreed to settle a dispute over the credit card giant's fees.
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Amazon Web Services / AWS
Amazon adds Brisbane, Perth to AWS Local Zone network
Cloud multinational Amazon is adding Brisbane and Perth to its Local Zone network with new AWS Local Zones set to open in the cities.
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Amazon Web Services / AWS
New AWS Local Zone adds Auckland to Amazon's network
Cloud multinational Amazon is adding Auckland to its Local Zone network with a new AWS Local Zone set to open in the city.
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Storage
Cloudian extends VMware collaboration with latest certification
Cloudian states it is focused on giving VMware TKG customers a highly scalable, more secure and cost-effective enterprise storage platform with the agility and ease-of-management needed for cloud-native applications.
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Cloud Security
Imperva launches free security assessment service for Amazon RDS
"This should help practitioners through their cloud migration journey, to get full visibility on which data they hold and its true data-aware security posture.”
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Amazon Web Services / AWS
Amazon Web Services commits $40 million to help advance health equity
AWS has announced a new global program to enhance health outcomes for underserved or under-represented communities.
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Phishing
Amazon, Microsoft, Adobe amongst top brands impersonated in phishing attacks
“Gone are the days of the bulk spam and phishing attacks, and here to stay is the highly targeted spear phishing email."
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Amazon Web Services / AWS
AWS "sorting out tax situation" with NZ entity establishment
A corporate reorganisation proposes Amazon Web Services NZ Ltd will replace Amazon Web Services, Inc. 
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Amazon
Rejoice! Amazon Australia opens to New Zealand customers
“We know that many New Zealand customers are already shopping on the US store and we are pleased to be offering them a faster option.”
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Infrastructure-as-a-service
Global IaaS market hit $64.3 billion in 2020
The 40.7% boost in the Infrastructure as a Service market was accompanied by another positive statistic: almost 90% of all IaaS providers exhibited growth.
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Amazon Web Services / AWS
Data storage company Qumulo announces support for Amazon Nimble Studio
Seattle based data storage company Qumulo has announced support for the Amazon Nimble Studio.
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Microsoft
Major firms disclose breaches in the wake of SolarWinds attack
Microsoft, Shell, GoDaddy, MobiKwik — these are just some of the high-profile company's on the receiving end of sophisticated attacks, writes Bitglass senior director of marketing Jonathan Andresen.
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Amazon Web Services / AWS
Jeff Bezos to resign as CEO of Amazon later this year
Bezos will transition to the role of executive chair in Q3 2021, with current Amazon Web Services CEO Andy Jassy to succeed Bezos at that time.
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Apple
Apple reclaims spot as world’s most valuable brand
Five years since it last held top spot, Apple has overtaken Amazon and Google.
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Apple
Top 25 global tech companies hit $11.1 trillion in market cap in Q3 2020
$1.3 trillion was added to the top 25 global technology companies’ cumulative market capitalisation in Q3 2020 alone.
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Amazon Web Services / AWS
AWS SageMaker gets nine new capabilities
The updates to the machine learning platform aim to meet the needs of existing ML developers and reduce barrier-to-entry for new users.
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Amazon
Hands-on review: Amazon 4th Gen Echo and Echo Dot
Amazon has updated its Echo and Echo Dot smart speakers. Darren Price takes a look.
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Apple
Canalys: Chromebooks on top of 2020 PC market
Chromebooks were the best performing client PC product in Q3, as shipments grew 122% to a total of 9.4 million – tablets are making a comeback.
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Apple
Demand for stay-at-home entertainment sees smart speaker market soar
Global platform vendors have released new smart speakers and displays, ensuring value and availability.
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Amazon Web Services / AWS
Cohesity and AWS collab on data management-aaS
Amazon has made an equity investment in Cohesity and together the companies are releasing a new DMaaS offering on AWS.
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Commerce Systems
Amazon surges ahead of eCommerce competitors in market capitalisation
The retail giant has a 125% lead over its closest rival Alibaba, which saw 10.9% growth in Q2. Quarter-on-quarter market capitalisation growth was also seen across all top 25 publicly traded global retailers, according to new research from GlobalData.