Stephen E. Arnold: Amazon Cost Control Insights

Amazon Cost Control Insights Amazon’s AWS is a fascinating business case. On one hand, AWS reduces some of the hurdles to modern solution development. On the other hand, it is easy — even for an experienced Certified AWS expert — to forget what’s running, whether a particular service is unnecessary, or what processes are tucked …

Stephen E. Arnold: Amazon Video Service Robert Steele: Is Zoom the Victim of Organized Naked Short Selling?

Amazon: Zooming Toward Google Hangouts? DarkCyber spotted this Thomson Reuters’ story: “Amazon Tests Screening New Merchants for Fraud via Video Calls in Pandemic.” The news story reveals that yes, indeed, Amazon has its own Zoom-type service. There are a number of interesting Amazon patents related to video communications. These range from facial recognition to active …

Stephen E. Arnold: Google Free Product Listings Challenge Amazon?

Google Free Product Listings: A Free-for-All The battle royale is one of the keys to Fortnite’s success. There will be one winner. Google, if the information in the article “In Major Shift, Google Shopping Opens Up to Free Product Listings” is accurate, has declared war on Amazon’s digital catalog of products. The Google-Amazon dust up …

Stephen E. Arnold: Amazon AI, Non-Transfer, & Future Cross-Correlation Issues

AWS AI Improves Its Accuracy According to Amazon An interesting bit of jargon creeps into “On Benchmark Data Set, Question-Answering System Halves Error Rate.” That word is “transfer.” Amazon, it seems, is trying to figure out how to reuse data, threshold settings, and workflow outputs. Think about IBM’s DeepBlue defeat of Gary Kasparov in 1996 …

Stephen E. Arnold: Amazon Loses Another Big One to Microsoft

Amazon: Some Trouble Down Under? DarkCyber noted “Case Study: Why the Australian Electoral Commission Migrated to Microsoft Azure.” On the surface, the write up is another PR output. When considered in terms of the competition between Amazon and Microsoft for juicy non commercial jobs, the article provides a check list of what’s lacking in Amazon …