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energyOS recently launched its digital energy services platform eOS on AWS Marketplace to help utility companies implement clean energy capabilities. eOS will assist AWS customers in supporting their climate change commitments by providing a digital catalogue of clean and renewable energy services. According to Stephen Kubicki, CEO, energyOS, “With eOS available

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Three quarters of SMBs relied on e-commerce and digital platforms to run their businesses last year. The figures are contained in the  2021 Amazon Launchpad Innovation Report. Amazon says it is helping to launch small and medium sized businesses (SMBs) in Australia through a grants initiative driven by its program

Australia needs 6.5 million extra digital workers by 2025, according to research by Amazon which forecasts the average current will need to develop seven new digital skills in that time to keep pace with technology changes. Without adding millions of newly skilled and reskilled digital workers Australia will miss out

Jeff Bezos has announced he will stand down as chief executive of Amazon in the third quarter of 2021. The founder of the online retail behemoth will hand the reins to Andy Jassy, who currently leads Amazon’s cloud computing wing. The announcement comes after an enormously successful 2020 for Amazon

Jeff Bezos will step down as CEO of Amazon, moving to the role of executive chairman in the third quarter of 2021. Current Amazon Web Services CEO Andy Jassy will become the company’s new boss. The tech giant announced the move today in financial results. Bezos founded Amazon in 1994

Amazon is investing in more renewable energy projects in Australia, announcing it has backed a planned Victorian wind farm today as part of the company’s global renewable energy push. Amazon declined to reveal details of the wind farm investment for commercial reasons. The wind farm, located in Victorian Western District

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France’s data regulator today announced it had fined Google 100 million euros and Amazon 35 million euros – around AU$219 million – for placing advertising cookies on users’ computers without consent. The french regulator, CNIL, conducted investigations into the tech giants between December last year and May regarding their french

European regulators have set their sights on Amazon, alleging the ecommerce giant is abusing its market power by using non-public business data of independent sellers to improve its own retail business. The European Commission also announced today a separate formal antitrust investigation into Amazon’s ecommerce business, over the possible preferential

Amazon sold nearly US$100 billion worth of products last quarter as millions of people relied on the ecommece giant during lockdowns. The increased online activity also drove a 51 per cent jump in ad revenue for Amazon. In Q3 results reported late last week, Amazon confirmed its business has continued

Data from a major ecommerce logistics company suggests 2020 will be a boom season for online retailers in Australia, and some will need to sure up their fulfilment operations to cope. Online sales have been growing steadily for years but public health restrictions resulting from COVID-19 turbocharged the shift online,