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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.
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Microsoft
Amazon continues to dominate global IaaS market - report
The top 5 IaaS providers accounted for 80% of the total worldwide market in 2019, according to a new report from Gartner.
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Apple
Google and Amazon overtake Apple as most imitated brands - Check Point
Google and Amazon were the most imitated brands in phishing attempts for the second quarter of 2020, according to Check Point. 
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Cloud
Amazon announces $400,000 worth of grant packages for Australian startups and SMBs
Amazon Australia has announced the launch of Amazon Launchpad Innovation Grants, an initiative to recognise innovation by Australian startups, entrepreneurs and SMBs. 
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Cloud
Amazon commits to five new utility-scale solar projects
The projects in China, Australia, and the U.S. will total 615 MWh. Comes as Amazon criticised for conditions and lack of paid sick leave in U.S.
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Amazon Web Services / AWS
AWS launches Amazon Kendra, its machine learning search service
The cloud giant says Kendra uses its machine learning framework to provide high-quality results to ‘natural language’ queries, as opposed to the more common search function which pulls a list of links in response to keywords.
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Amazon Web Services / AWS
Boomi launches EventBridge iPaaS platform connector
Provides out-of-the-box support for Amazon EventBridge, offering Event-Driven Architecture (EDA) for Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Boomi customers.
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Apple
Worldwide tablet market continues to fall, but some vendors buck trend
IDC's research indicates that global shipments have fallen to 24.6 million units, down 18.1% year-over-year during the first quarter of 2020.
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Amazon
Hands-on review: Amazon Echo Show 8
Amazon’s digital assistant, Alexa, takes up residence in the Echo Show 8.
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Remote Working
Slack hires new head of APAC as remote working business booms
Slack has reported that in the past seven weeks, more than 7,000 new companies have signed up to Slack as remote working becomes the new norm. 
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Google
Smart speaker market continues to grow - report
“Markets [in which] smart speakers are booming saw the most significant year-on-year growth.”
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Cybersecurity
Kaspersky named one of the top 100 global innovators
For the second year, it made the Derwent Top 100 Global Innovator list by Clarivate Analytics, which includes giants like Amazon, Facebook and Google.
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Microsoft
Global data centers - ranked
Data centers are now a cornerstone of the information economy, with USD$100 billion having been poured into the asset class over the past decade.
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Cybersecurity
IBM report projects evolution of phishing, ransomware and spoof tech
"The amount of exposed records that we're seeing today means that cybercriminals are getting their hands on more keys to our homes and businesses.”
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Smart Home
Global smart home market set for rapid growth in near future
The valuation of the global industry has doubled since 2017, and is set to reach $158 billion in the next four years.
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Google
Global smart speaker market experiences 45% growth
“Low-priced devices are vital growth drivers for smart displays and heated competition ahead of the Q4 shopping season is expected."
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Apple
Gartner: Wearable device spending to total US$52 billion in 2020
Competition from lower-cost smartwatches will reduce average selling prices by 4.5% in 2021.
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Smartphone
realme smartphones launch into Aussie market
The Oppo-supported up-and-comer has announced the release of four devices, three of which include quad-camera, all under $500.
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Drones
UPS drone delivery heralds new era in parcel logistics
UPS has sent a warning shot to Amazon with its newly approved drone delivery fleet.
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Cloud
Amazon announces new Echo products, including Alexa features
Amazon has launched a new line-up of Echo devices, enabling users to access Alexa at home in different ways, as well as a range of Alexa features.