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Federal, Infrastructure, Policy, Unified Communications

Parler sues Amazon for withdrawing support after U.S. Capitol riot

January 12, 2021

Via: CNBC

Social network Parler is suing Amazon for pulling its cloud computing support in the wake of the deadly U.S. Capitol riot. Popular with conservatives and supporters of President Donald Trump, Parler was reliant on the cloud computing services provided by […]


Applications, Infrastructure, Unified Communications

Twitter shares dive as lawmakers see Trump ban as evidence for stronger Big Tech regulation

January 11, 2021

Via: Fortune

Twitter’s share price fell by as much as 8% in premarket trading Monday morning, following the company’s Friday decision to permanently suspend U.S. President Donald Trump’s account. Although the affected account (@realDonaldTrump) was the President’s personal account, it was the […]


Applications, Infrastructure

TikTok banned Trump before Trump could ban TikTok

January 11, 2021

Via: Fortune

For months, U.S. President Donald Trump has tried to ban TikTok, the wildly popular short-video app owned by Chinese technology company ByteDance, on the grounds that the app’s Chinese ownership poses a national security threat. U.S. officials claim that TikTok […]


Applications, Infrastructure

Parler CEO says site will be shut longer than expected, as tech industry withdraws access

January 11, 2021

Via: Fortune

The chief executive officer of Parler warned the social media app is likely to be shut down for longer than originally anticipated, after Amazon.com Inc., Google and others withdrew their support in the wake of rioting at the U.S. Capitol […]


Infrastructure, Unified Communications

Social media allowed a shocked nation to watch a coup attempt in real time

January 7, 2021

Via: Tech Crunch

Today’s historic and terrifying coup attempt by pro-Trump extremists in Washington, D.C. played out live the same way it was fomented — on social media. Once again Twitter, streaming sites and other user-generated media were the only place to learn […]


Applications, Infrastructure

None of Google’s apps have been updated since before Apple’s privacy rules took effect

January 6, 2021

Via: TechSpot

Fast Company points out that the last time Google updated any of its iOS apps was December 7. That date is only one day before Apple’s privacy labels went into effect. Starting on December 8, developers had to begin filling […]


Applications, Infrastructure

Telegram, nearing 500 million users, to begin monetizing the app

December 23, 2020

Via: Tech Crunch

Instant messaging app Telegram is “approaching” 500 million users and plans to generate revenue starting next year to keep the business afloat, its founder Pavel Durov said on Wednesday. Durov said he has personally bankrolled the seven-year-old business so far, […]


Cloud Infrastructure, Infrastructure

Carrier and AWS partner on innovative cold-chain platform

December 21, 2020

Via: CIO

Carrier and Amazon Web Services (AWS) have agreed to build a digital platform, the latest in a series of deals in which enterprises are parlaying public cloud arrangements into strategic co-innovation. The leading provider of HVAC, security and building automation […]


Data Center, Infrastructure, Storage

Intel claims fastest data centre storage title with Optane-charged P5800X

December 16, 2020

Via: ZDnet

Armed with PCIe 4.0, Intel is laying claim to creating the fastest SSD for data centres on the planet, as it unveiled its Optane-powered P5800X storage on Wednesday. According to the spec sheet, the P5800X is capable of hitting 7.2GB […]


Applications, Infrastructure, Software, Tech

Facebook criticizes Apple as it welcomes Europe’s new tech rules

December 16, 2020

Via: CNBC

Facebook accused Apple of using its power to “harm developers and consumers” and welcomed draft laws outlined by the European Commission. The new laws announced Tuesday — known as the Digital Markets Act and the Digital Services Act — are […]