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Amazon ends its unlimited data storage deal for Amazon Drive

If you’re one of the many users of Amazon’s cloud storage service, Amazon Drive, bad news. The e-commerce site just killed off its unlimited cloud storage deal, effective immediately.   Before this, Amazon customer only needed to pay up to US$60 (approx. RM256) year to gain access to the service,…

Apple now has a cash reserve of over US$250 billion

Apple is one of the most profitable companies in the world. It generates so much profit that the latest reports indicate that its cash reserves have swollen to over US$250 billion, with the actual number of its cash reserves expected to be revealed later this week during its earnings call. To offer some perspective,…

Google launches GPU support for its Cloud Platform

Three months ago, Google announced it would in early 2017 launch support for high-end graphics processing units (GPUs) for machine learning and other specialized workloads. It’s now early 2017 and, true to its word, Google today officially made GPUs on the Google Cloud Platform available to developers. As expected, these are Nvidia Tesla…

Former Amazon Fire TV Chief will now lead Apple TV business

Apple has hired an industry veteran to head its Apple TV business. According to Bloomberg, Timothy Twerdahl, former Amazon Fire TV,  joined Apple earlier this month as a vice president for product marketing. Twerdahl has a wealth of experience in internet-connected TV devices; he was the General Manager and Director of…

Amazon, PayPal discuss future partnership to boost ecommerce business

Amazon and PayPal have discussed the possibility that the online retail company to support PayPal payments at checkout. Amazon offers credit and debit cards, gift cards, and Amazon.com store cards as payment methods. Customers can also link their checking accounts to the site to make quick purchases. PayPal grew to…

Amazon makes plans to launch in Southeast Asia, Singapore as launch point

Reports indicate that Amazon is eyeing the Southeast Asia market and will launch its services in this region early next year beginning with Singapore. Singapore will be an ideal entry-point as it is a lot smaller than other countries in this region, which makes it easier for Amazon to acclimatize…