Tuesday, October 19

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Microsoft loses controversial Pentagon contract
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Microsoft loses controversial Pentagon contract

Amazon had complained that Donald Trump had influenced the race because of his “vendetta” against Jeff Bezos. Now the business is being put out to tender. Microsoft has lost a controversial ten billion dollar order from the US Department of Defense. The Pentagon announced that it would cancel the contract awarded in October 2019 and put it out to tender again. The business that was called “Jedi” (“Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure”) was about cloud computing. The award of the contract was so explosive because it was accompanied by allegations that the former American President Donald Trump had interfered inappropriately.The award for Microsoft was surprising because the online retailer Amazon with its cloud division AWS was the clear favorite. Amazon sued the decision, clai...
Parler suffers legal defeat
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Parler suffers legal defeat

The online platform popular with right-wing extremists remains blocked on the Amazon servers. A judge points to Amazon’s attempts to stop the promotion of violence. Dhe online network Parler, which is widely used by right-wing extremists, has suffered a defeat in the legal battle over its ban by Amazon. An American federal judge on Thursday rejected Parler’s motion to lift the lockdown. Amazon has “argued convincingly” that it would hinder the continued dissemination of Parler content in its efforts to prevent the promotion of violence via the Amazon services.The decision by federal judge Barbara Jacobs Rothstein is only of a provisional nature. She pointed out that Parler has the option to pursue its lawsuit against Amazon.Apple and Google also distanced themselves from ParlerAma...
Musk and Bezos argue over satellite orbits
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Musk and Bezos argue over satellite orbits

The two richest people in the world are both active in space with their companies. A move by Tesla boss Musk doesn’t fit Amazon CEO Bezos at all. Dhe space companies of the two richest men in the world are fighting in front of the American government about orbits for their Internet satellites. Tesla CEO Elon Musk’s Spacex company wants permission from the American telecom regulator FCC to allow some satellites in its Starlink fleet to fly closer to earth. The company Kuiper, which belongs to Jeff Bezos’ online retailer Amazon and also wants to build a network of satellites for Internet supply, is against it.Such disputes tend to be fought without much publicity, but Musk carried the conflict to Twitter on Tuesday. He argued that it would not be in the public interest to obstruct S...
Internet bookstores are more popular than Amazon
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Internet bookstores are more popular than Amazon

Surprise on the book market: Amazon hardly benefits from the closed bookstores in the pandemic year. And one age group in particular picked up books more often in the past year. GAccording to Alexander Skipis, things weren’t that bad for the small bookstores in the past Corona year. There are no figures on how many bookstores had to close: “If anything, that is a very small proportion,” said the managing director of the German Book Trade Association. People literally stormed the bookstores as soon as they were allowed to reopen. Even on the Internet, book lovers did not order from the popular online mail order company.The booksellers’ online shops accounted for around 27 percent of sales growth in the online market in the pandemic year, while Amazon only achieved around seven perc...