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Three global tech giants — IBM, Amazon, and Microsoft — have all announced that they will no longer sell their face recognition technology to police in the USA, though each announcement comes with its own nuance. The new policy comes in the midst of ongoing national demonstrations in the US

Amazon today announced it will expand its renewable energy push with five new projects in China, the US and Australia to power its infrastructure. The global tech giant will develop a new 105 MW solar project in New South Wales, following a successful investment in a Gunnedah solar farm earlier

Kmart Group has appointed a former Amazon VP to oversee its online retailer Catch, which the retail giant says is outperforming its expectations since acquiring it last year. Former Amazon Vice President Pete Sauerborn will next week begin as Catch managing director. Sauerborn has spent the last decade at the

So far Google, Facebook and Amazon appear to be weathering the COVID-19 storm, based on their financial performance in the first three months of the year. The period was marked by the global spread of the novel coronavirus, which was declared a pandemic and caused nations to implement strict lockdown

Amazon today reported soaring sales as customers flocked to the ecommerce giant during the COVID-19 pandemic. First quarter results showed a 26 per cent lift in revenue, year-on-year, including US$10 billion from its market leading cloud computing division, AWS. Amazon owner Jeff Bezos pledged to spend all of the company’s

Google, Amazon and several large adtechs are helping fund the spread of disinformation about COVID-19 by placing unknowing brands’ advertisements on websites with false claims about the pandemic, according to a new report. The Global Disinformation Index, a UK government-backed group seeking to combat the spread of disinformation online, published

National Australia Bank now has a “brand voice”, a unique, lifelike sounding automated speech capability for its contact centres powered by cloud computing giant Amazon Web Services. The NAB voice, which can read out text in a natural way, sounds like a male Australian which, the bank says, is consistent

A busy holiday period helped Amazon to record sales last quarter as its cloud services and advertising arms become increasingly profitable.  The gains, outlaid in the latest quarterly results, helped offset increasing shipping costs as the ecommerce giant strives for same day Prime delivery in the US. Download: Which-50’s Simple Fast

Drivers in Sydney and Melbourne can now sign up to deliver packages for Amazon under the US giants’ gig economy-style courier service.   Amazon is bolstering its local delivery services by launching Amazon Flex in Sydney and Melbourne, which allows drivers to select when they would like to work and use

Robots are a key component in a digital transformation – rather than an end goal – and most industries should be considering them, according to one of Amazon’s top robotics experts.  The ecommerce giant has been leveraging the technology for years, most commonly to pick goods from within its warehouses,