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Pentagon splits $9 billion cloud contract between 4 companies

WASHINGTON (AP) — Google, Oracle, Microsoft and Amazon will share in the Pentagon’s $9 billion contract to build its cloud computing network, a year after accusations of politicization over the previously announced contract and a protracted legal battle resulted in the military starting over in its award process. The Joint Warfighter Cloud Capability is envisioned …

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Amazon, Google, Microsoft, Oracle get $9 billion Pentagon cloud deal

The Pentagon building in Washington, DC Staff | AFP | GettyImages The Pentagon said Wednesday that Amazon, Google, Microsoft and Oracle received a cloud-computing contract that could reach as high as $9 billion total through 2028. The outcome of the Joint Warfighting Cloud Capability, or JWCC, effort is in line with the US Defense Department’s …

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Amazon, Google, Microsoft, Oracle get $9 billion Pentagon cloud deals

The Pentagon building in Washington, DC Staff | AFP | GettyImages The Pentagon said Wednesday that Amazon, Google, Microsoft and Oracle Each received a cloud-computing contract that can reach as high as $9 billion each through 2028. The outcome of the Joint Warfighting Cloud Capability, or JWCC, effort is in line with the US Defense …

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Amazon’s checkout page stopped working for some users

CNN — Thousands of customers looking to purchase an item on Amazon early Wednesday encountered an error message on the e-commerce site’s checkout page, a rare issue for a platform that has become even more of a central shopping hub for countless households during the pandemic. There were more than 9,000 user reports of issues …

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Intel begins layoffs and offers unpaid leave to manufacturing workers

The layoffs and cost-cutting that Intel Corp. Executives recently warned about have begun in California, with a couple of hundred employees set to lose their jobs next month, and manufacturing employees worldwide being offered unpaid leave. According to letters Intel INTC, -1.95% sent to the state Employment Development Department, the company is laying off 111 …

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Cramer on hot industrial stocks, and how we’re playing the tech pivot

The market is so possessed by technology that it can’t see the forest through the industrials. If the discourse isn’t about the slowdown in the cloud, it’s about who is pulling out of the now-private Twitter, or how disappointing it is that co-CEO Bret Taylor left Salesforce (CRM). Meta Platforms’ (META) Mark Zuckerberg could sneeze …

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Amazon media chief Jeff Blackburn retires from the company again

Senior Vice President of Business Development at Amazon Jeff Blackburn (R) and Anne Blackburn attend the IMDb Dinner Party at the Sundance Film Festival presented by Dolby on January 28, 2019 in Park City, Utah. Rich Polk | GettyImages Jeff Blackburn is retiring for the second time from Amazonwhere he held a number of high-profile …

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Tech layoffs leave visa holders scrambling for jobs to remain in the US

After years of seemingly boundless expansion, the US tech industry has hit a wall. Companies are in cash preservation mode, leading to thousands of job cuts a month and a surge of layoffs in November. While the sudden loss of a paycheck can be devastating for anyone, especially during the holiday season, the recent wave …

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FCC authorizes SpaceX Gen2 Starlink: Up to 7,500 satellites

A batch of Starlink satellites is deployed in orbit after a launch on Nov. 13, 2021. SpaceX The Federal Communications Commission issued a key authorization to Elon Musk’s SpaceX on Thursday, granting approval for the company to move forward with launching up to 7,500 next-generation satellites in its Starlink internet network. “Our action will allow …

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