Amazon lowers threshold to develop Alexa functionality
Amazon is giving its voice assistant Alexa a lot more functionality by integrating it with (generative) LLM models. By doing so, the company hopes to attract developers' interest in developing new features.
By integrating generative LLM AI models, Amazon wants to encourage developers to develop ... Read more
The days of unconstrained growth and bundling seem to be over for Big Tech
Both Google and Amazon's practices are currently under scrutiny in America. Authorities in America and Europe seem to have finally found a way to regulate the power of Big Tech.
A small group of, mainly American tech companies hold too much power. These companies were a long time not inhibited ... Read more
Windows 11 product manager Panos Panay is leaving Microsoft
CPO Panos Panay is leaving Microsoft and possibly joining Amazon. Pavan Davuluri and Yusuf Mehdi will succeed the departed CPO.
Panos Panay worked at Microsoft for 20 years and was responsible for, among other things, introducing the Surface tablets and laptops. In his last period, he was respon... Read more
Google parent, Amazon, Apple, Meta and Microsoft pointed out as ‘gatekeepers’
The European Commission appoints six tech companies as gatekeepers. Certain applications of these companies will, therefore, have to comply with the Digital Markets Act (DMA) from spring 2024.
The following companies were designated as gatekeepers by the European Commission today: Alphabet, Amaz... Read more
Big Tech does not want to comply with Digital Markets Act: lawsuits imminent
Big Tech is reluctant to see itself on the list of companies that must comply with the Digital Markets Act (DMA). On Sept. 6, European competition authorities will announce which companies will be subject to the rules and, by this, become recognized as gatekeepers. Big Tech is preparing its respons... Read more
Remote work policies divide tech industry: Amazon takes a firm stance
The debate around working from home has been going on since the waning days of the pandemic. At Amazon, CEO Andy Jassy wants to leave no doubt about it: he wants employees to be in the office at least three days a week. In doing so, in a leaked internal meeting he refused to provide data to support... Read more
Meta’s LLaMA 2 AI models available through Amazon SageMaker JumpStart
AWS is now offering Meta's recently disclosed LLaMA 2 AI models through Amazon SageMaker JumpStart. This should make it easier for users to develop and deploy ML solutions.
Meta recently made its large LLaMA 2 AI models, developed in collaboration with Microsoft, public. These are generative tex... Read more
Biden makes acquisitions harder for big tech
The United States is coming up with stricter guidelines for larger companies looking to make acquisitions. The new guidelines that have been presented seem to be aimed primarily at big tech, or Amazon, Facebook (Meta), Google (Alphabet) and Microsoft. This should give the FTC and the U.S. Departmen... Read more
Amazon IoT security below par, but it is far from alone
The US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is unhappy with Amazon's IoT devices on two fronts. Both subsidiary Ring's cameras and Amazon's own Alexa voice control are bursting at the seams with security abuses. IoT security once again appears to be staggeringly underappreciated.IoT devices, often known ... Read more
Amazon also wants to reinvent search with AI
Bloomberg has discovered that Amazon has vacancies open to come up with its own AI search functions aided by a chatbot. Amazon refers to a "once-in-a-generation" transformation of how users interact with its webstore.
In the process, Amazon is the next tech giant with a desire of tinkering with ... Read more