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Bill Gates Overtakes Jeff Bezos to Become the World’s Richest Person as Amazon Stock Slides

Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates has taken over Amazon founder Jeff Bezos as the world’s wealthiest person. The Bloomberg billionaires index, which tracks the net worth of the world’s wealthiest, has indicated that Gates has overtaken Bezos based on an over 40% increase in his 1% stake in technology giant Microsoft and his investments in his family office Cascade. For the first time in two years, Gates has taken over the top spot after reports emerged that the United States Department of...

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Amazon Files to Challenge DoD’s Choice of Microsoft for JEDI Contract Suggesting ‘Political Influence’

Late last month, the United States Department of Defense announced that the much-discussed Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure (JEDI) cloud contract, had been finally awarded to Microsoft. After the announcement, many including Amazon itself seemed sincerely surprised that the contract didn’t go to Amazon. Now, Amazon has decided to officially challenge the contract award.According to a Federal Times report, Amazon Web Services (AWS) officially filed with the U.S. Court of Federal Claims...

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Nike Leaves Amazon and Others May Follow It in This Decision

In a surprise turn of events, footwear maker Nike has decided to terminate its relationship with technology giant Amazon and it will no longer sell its goods on the retail website of Amazon.In a statement Nike said:“As part of Nike’s focus on elevating consumer experiences through more direct, personal relationships, we have made the decision to complete our current pilot with Amazon Retail.”“We will continue to invest in strong, distinctive partnerships for Nike with other retailers and...

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Microsoft Wins the Pentagon $10 billion JEDI Contract in Battle with Amazon

Recently, on Friday, the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) made it clear that they had chosen Microsoft over Amazon in their $10 billion cloud computing contract, also known as JEDI. With this contract, the Department of Defense will move its database to the cloud. However, this has left Amazon Web Services wondering as they were considered as leaders in the field, and the most likely winner of this contract.“We’re surprised about this conclusion. AWS is the clear leader in cloud computing,...

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With $114 Billion Jeff Bezos Still Tops the Forbes 400 List

The Forbes list of America’s richest people is out again! Jeff Bezos is still at the top with an estimated fortune of $114 billion. Despite last years’ expensive divorce which saw him give away about 4% of the total company’s value or ($38.3 billion) to his wife McKenzie in July when the marriage was officially dissolved, Jeff remains at the top of Forbes richest 400 with ownership of 12% of the technology giant.Apart from the stake in Amazon, the Bezos own several other properties and assets...

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Amazon is Looking to Offer Its Cashierless Go Service to Hundreds of Retail Locations

Back in 2016, e-commerce giant Amazon announced its plans to establish a large chain of convenience stores in the United States. Called Amazon Go, the stores are mostly automated and run on computer vision, deep learning algorithms and sensor fusion without cashiers, allowing customers to grab items they need to from the store, and simply walk out.Since inception, Amazon has opened 16 Amazon Go stores with several of them in Washington, Illinois, California and New York and the company still...

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Amazon’s Hardware Event Comes with All the Right Updates and New Stuff

Photo: The Amazon blogAmazon yesterday unveiled quite a lot of new updates to the Echo and a few new addons as well. A few new commands to Alexa were also featured and the new option of having a celebrity voice came on as well.Amazon outdid themselves this time with more versions of Echo than you’d expect. Another interesting feature is the echo show which functions as more like a glowing orb which changes colors according to the beat of any music playing in the background. This among other...

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Stock Market Unaffected by Trump Impeachment as It Jumps to Possible U.S.-China Deal

As we reported on Wednesday, proceedings for an official impeachment enquiry against U.S. President Donald Trump, was announced by Nancy Pelosi, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, shocking the entire country and the world at large. When this news spread, a lot of people considered what possible effects the situation could have both for the U.S. Stock Market as well as the prolonged trade tensions with China. Now, it would seem that fears have been allayed a bit, as the stock market...

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Amazon Introduces Cash Payments for Online Purchases in the U.S. via Amazon PayCode

Easily the largest e-commerce platform in the world, Amazon has decided to give its customers a new cash-focused way to pay for their online shopping even as the world moves into cashless transactions. According to an official press release, Amazon PayCode will now be available to residents in the US who will be able to pay for already-made orders on Amazon.com, at one of many physical Western Union branches nationwide.The partnership between Amazon and Western Union kicked off a few months...

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