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Amazon says it may build SA data centres

Amazon Web Services, the cloud division of Amazon.com, may build data centres in South Africa, according to a report published on Sunday. The company plans to switch on an “AWS Direct Connect” service in Johannesburg and Cape Town this

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For Amazon, being number one has a price

Amazon.com has reminded investors that luring shoppers away from stores and dominating the cloud computing industry isn’t cheap. The company on Thursday forecast a potential quarterly loss for the first time in

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Amazon powers through $1 000/share

Amazon.com’s shares topped US$1 000 for the first time on Tuesday, marking a new milestone for a company wooing investors by dominating online commerce and cloud computing. Amazon shares hit $1 001,20 in New York

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Podcast | Behind Microsoft’s big SA investment

In the wake of the significant news this week that Microsoft will open two Azure data centre facilities in South Africa, TechCentral editor Duncan McLeod sat down with Jon Tullett, research manager for IT services for Africa at research

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Google to offer new AI chip in the cloud

At the I/O developer conference last year, Google debuted its first chip. The company kept the component mostly for internal artificial intelligence needs. On Wednesday, version two arrived

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SA fintech firm Synthesis sold for R132m

JSE-listed speciality finance company Capital Appreciation has acquired financial technology firm Synthesis for R132,1m. Synthesis is a specialised fintech company that provides software development, consulting and integration

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AI to fuel Amazon’s growth: Bezos

Amazon.com is embracing artificial intelligence to deliver goods more quickly, enhance its voice-activated Alexa assistant and create new tools sold to others through its cloud computing division, CEO Jeff Bezos said in his annual

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AWS problems disrupt Internet services

Amazon.com’s cloud computing service was beset by errors on Tuesday, disrupting thousands of online services from project management and expense reporting tools to commuter alerts. Amazon Web Services

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Amazon sets up shop in Johannesburg

Web retailer and technology giant Amazon has announced plans to open an office of Amazon Web Services in Johannesburg. The new office joins the established Amazon Development Centre in Cape Town, which has been in operation since 2004