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  • Will the 2020s be online advertising’s holistic decade?

    With less than two months left in the decade, advertising is again entering a new phase of rapid expansion with customer experience front and center.

  • AWS launches managed Cassandra services

    Today at AWS re:Invent, Amazon announced a new ability to manage Cassandra databases on AWS. Already used by companies as diverse as Grubhub.com, Netflix, Ooyala, Openwave, Reddit and Uber to manage distributed NoSQL databases that handle large amounts of data across commodity servers, the new Amazon Managed Apache Cassandra Service is AWS’s attempt to offer […]

  • Walmart tops Amazon as most-downloaded US shopping app on Black Friday

    Amazon says Cyber Monday 2019 has now become the retailer’s biggest shopping day of all time, based on the number of items sold worldwide. However, in the U.S., a different trend took shape over the big sales holiday weekend kicked off by Black Friday. This year, Walmart became the No. 1 shopping app in the […]

  • AWS announces EKS on Fargate is available

    Today at AWS re:Invent in Las Vegas, the company announced that Elastic Kubernetes Service is available on Fargate. EKS is Amazon’s flavor of Kubernetes. Fargate is a service announced in 2017 that enables you to launch containerized applications without worrying about the underlying infrastructure. “Starting today, you can start using Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service to […]

  • Amazon Robotics head Tye Brady will be speaking at TC Sessions: Robotics+AI 2020 at UC Berkeley

    We’re gearing up for another great TC Sessions: Robotics+AI March 3 at UC Berkeley, and we’ve got some big names to announce. Last week, it was AI expert Stuart Russell, and today we’re pleased to note that we’ll be joined by Amazon Robotics Chief Technologist Tye Brady. A co-founder of MassRobotics, Brady has held a number […]

  • Watch Amazon’s AWS re:Invent conference live right here

    If you can’t stop dreaming about NoSQL databases, AWS re:Invent is the closest thing to heaven that you’ll find today. At 8 AM PT/11 AM ET/4 PM GMT, some of the brightest minds in cloud computing are going to introduce the upcoming features of AWS. Along with Google Cloud and Microsoft Azure, Amazon is building […]

  • New Amazon tool simplifies delivery of containerized machine learning models

    As part of the flurry of announcements coming this week out of AWS re:Invent, Amazon announced the release of Amazon SageMaker Operators for Kubernetes, a way for data scientists and developers to simplify training, tuning and deploying containerized machine learning models. Packaging machine learning models in containers can help put them to work inside organizations […]

  • AWS announces DeepComposer, a machine-learning keyboard for developers

    Today, as AWS re:Invent begins, Amazon announced DeepComposer, a machine learning-driven keyboard aimed at developers. “AWS DeepComposer is a 32-key, 2-octave keyboard designed for developers to get hands on with Generative AI, with either pretrained models or your own,” AWS’ Julien Simon wrote in a blog post introducing the company’s latest machine learning hardware. The […]

  • Amazon debuts automatic speech recognition service, Amazon Transcribe Medical

    Amazon is expanding its automatic transcription service for AWS, Amazon Transcribe, to include support for medical speech, the company announced this morning at its AWS re:Invent conference. The new machine learning-powered service, Amazon Transcribe Medical, will allow physicians to quickly dictate their clinical notes and speech into accurate text in real time, without any human […]

  • Alexa is about to be very disappointed

    A general lack of judgment has always been one of the strongest appeals of smart assistants. Whatever bad pop song or terrible online video you play for the 10,000th time — they don’t care. They’re simply there to help, judgment free. Amazon, however, has been working on some features behind the scenes to help make […]