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  1. Jamie McKane

    How edge computing threatens Amazon's cloud business

    How edge computing threatens Amazon's cloud business Three companies — Amazon.com Inc., Microsoft Corp. and Alphabet Inc. — quietly dominate the world of cloud computing. With more more than 100 giant data centers worldwide, they rent out computing power to all manner of customers, making...
  2. Jamie McKane

    Awesome tech deals from Amazon Prime Day 2019

    Awesome tech deals from Amazon Prime Day 2019 Amazon's annual Prime Day sale has begun, offering great deals to Amazon Prime subscribers. Prime Day, which began at 09:00 on 15 July, will run for 48 hours and offer great savings on a variety of products - including some awesome tech deals.
  3. Jamie McKane

    Amazon to launch new Echo speaker

    Amazon to launch new Echo speaker Amazon.com Inc. is developing a higher quality version of the Echo speaker and ramping up work on its home robot. The company plans to release the new Echo by next year, according to people familiar with the product. [Bloomberg]
  4. Jamie McKane

    Amazon unveils Prime Day 2019 specials

    Amazon unveils Prime Day 2019 specials Amazon announced that its Prime Day promotional period will kick off at 09:00 on 15 July 2019. Specials will run for 48 hours, with new deals launching every five minutes in addition to specials which will be available throughout the entire period.
  5. Jamie McKane

    Amazon shows off tiny AI-powered race car at 2019 AWS Summit

    Amazon shows off tiny AI-powered race car at 2019 AWS Summit At the 2019 AWS Summit in Cape Town, Amazon showed off its impressive AWS DeepRacer vehicle. The AWS DeepRacer is a 1:18-scale race car which is driven by reinforcement learning (RL), and is seen by AWS as an entry point into...
  6. Jamie McKane

    Amazon returns back to the verge of $1 trillion

    Amazon returns back to the verge of $1 trillion Amazon.com Inc. is flirting with a $1 trillion valuation again after posting its longest winning streak since briefly surpassing that level in September. Seven consecutive days of gains have boosted the e-commerce giant’s market value to $993...
  7. Jamie McKane

    Newegg vs Amazon - Pricing comparison

    Newegg vs Amazon - Pricing comparison Newegg recently launched an option to set South Africa as your shopping location on its global website. This is great news for serial importers, as tech devices on international marketplaces can sometimes be cheaper than buying them in South Africa, even...
  8. NeonNinja

    [S] Amazon Echo Dot 3rd Gen

    Item name (be very descriptive): Amazon Echo Dot 3rd Gen (Heather Grey) Age and condition: Brand new. Still sealed. Do you include packaging: Yes. Warranty: Unknown. Reason for selling: Unwanted prize. Price: R750 - Not Negotiable. Location: East London. Shipping or collection: Collection...
  9. Jamie McKane

    Amazon is trying to sell us a bright future

    Amazon is trying to sell us a bright future Last week, Amazon.com Inc. held its first-ever conference devoted to the technological frontiers of AI, machine learning, robotics and space exploration. The message: The future is good, and so is Amazon’s role in it. The event in Las Vegas was not...
  10. Jamie McKane

    Amazon working on free music streaming service - Report

    Amazon working on free music streaming service - Report Amazon is in discussions to launch a free music streaming service, with Amazon monetising this offering through the implementation of ads, Billboard reports. The goal of releasing such a service would reportedly be to give its users a...
  11. Jamie McKane

    Amazon's physical stores face competition from European startup

    Amazon's physical stores face competition from European startup Grocers, alarmed at Amazon.com Inc.’s rapid growth in Europe, are considering fighting back with the help of a tiny Portuguese startup. Sensei, a 16-month-old technology company based in Lisbon that’s backed by Germany’s Metro AG...
  12. Jamie McKane

    Amazon will launch thousands of satellites to offer high-speed Internet around the world

    Amazon will launch thousands of satellites to offer high-speed Internet around the world Amazon.com Inc. plans to launch thousands of satellites to provide broadband internet access around the globe. The effort, dubbed Project Kuiper, aims to give unserved and underserved communities around...
  13. Jamie McKane

    Amazon spawns new websites turning returns into profits

    Amazon spawns new websites turning returns into profits Kerry Franciscovich describes herself as a lifelong garage-sale scavenger, reselling her finds over the years on EBay Inc. So when she wanted to earn some extra spending money, she decided to step up her online game. With merchandise she...
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    Capitec Account Question

    Hi Can anyone confirm if a Capitec Debit account/card can do the following: 1. Purchase from Amazon.com/uk/others. 2. Purchase from Gearbest. 3. Linked with Paypal just in case I want to use it as a payment method. 4. Purchase from Steam.
  15. Jamie McKane

    Amazon backs Yankees in deal to buy back YES Network

    Amazon backs Yankees in deal to buy back YES Network The New York Yankees are close to a deal to buy back the YES Network for almost $3.5 billion, with backing from Amazon.com Inc., Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc. and Redbird Capital Partners, according to people familiar with the deal. The...
  16. NeonNinja

    [S] Amazon Echo Dot 3rd Gen

    Item name (be very descriptive): Amazon Echo Dot 3rd Gen (Heather Grey) Age and condition: Brand new. Still sealed. Do you include packaging: Yes. Warranty: Unknown. Reason for selling: Unwanted prize. Price: R700 - Not Negotiable. Location: East London. Shipping or collection: Collection...
  17. Jamie McKane

    Amazon scraps plans for New York headquarters

    Amazon scraps plans for New York headquarters Amazon.com Inc. said it’s axing plans to build a new corporate campus in New York City, bowing to fierce opposition from some residents and politicians and denying the city what the mayor and governor had called its biggest ever economic win. New...
  18. Jamie McKane

    Amazon considers opening physical stores in London

    Amazon considers opening physical stores in London Amazon.com Inc. is considering building physical shops in London and across southern England, as the online giant seeks to expand its retail presence, according to a report in the Daily Mail. The stores will sell items such as ready-to-eat...
  19. Jamie McKane

    How our Amazon Black Friday order arrived before South African deliveries

    How our Amazon Black Friday order arrived before South African deliveries Black Friday 2018 is slowly fading from memory for most shoppers, except for those who have not received their orders. The shopping day saw many retailers run big sales with thousands of products on special - including...
  20. Jamie McKane

    Amazon briefly overtakes Microsoft to become the world's most valuable company

    Amazon briefly overtakes Microsoft to become the world's most valuable company Amazon.com briefly became the world’s most valuable company Monday. The online retailer surged 5.2 percent at its highs, pushing its market capitalization past $870 billion. [Bloomberg]
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