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Heads-up Kiwis, Alexa and Echo devices coming for you
Amazon announced that Amazon Alexa and Amazon Echo are coming to Australia and New Zealand early next year...
The Amazon gadgets you can expect for Christmas
Amazon, the big winner of the holiday weekend, processed 5.6 million transactions...
Black Friday reveals the global trends headed to A/NZ
Futuresource Consulting has announced the key findings from its latest global consumer electronics retail channel trends report.
Amazon prime and AMC studios announce exclusive streaming deal
The first new AMC show coming to Amazon Prime Video worldwide in 2018 will be the anthology series The Terror...
Amazon to produce Lord of the Rings television series
The deal includes a potential additional spin-off series.
Exclusive: Amazon bringing massive CX opportunities for local channel
Amazon is coming – and it’s bringing with it a ‘massive’ opportunity for the local IT reseller community, Frost & Sullivan says.
Exclusive interview: Nlyte CMO asserts data centre future is hybrid
In an exclusive interview at DCD Zettastructure, Mark Gaydos discussed the ever-evolving data centre industry and the implications for all involved.
The wait is over: Google opens first cloud region in India
The platform is now ready for customers to build applications and store data, joining the company’s other Asia Pacific regions.
Facebook, Amazon & NTT Com build Japan - Philippines subsea cable
NTT Com’s Asia Submarine-cable Express (ASE), Asia Pacific Gateway (APG) and Pacific Crossing-1 (PC-1) cables will connect with Jupiter cable.
The Kindle is back, and it’s basically a submarine now
If you’ve ever wanted to go diving with your Kindle, you can do that now...
Kiwi AWS certifications set to rise with new nationwide training courses
"Auldhouse is an authorised testing centre for official AWS exam testing partners Kryterion and PSI Services."
The Amazon effect: Kiwi retailers spooked by commerce giants
“Domestic retailers have to pay GST and overseas retailers don’t, so there is effectively a cost disadvantage for local businesses.”
Amazon introduces the new and improved Echo Plus
“Today, Alexa can make calls, play music in every room, turn on your lights, and even order you a pizza, but it’s still day one, and today we’re making Echo and Alexa even better.”
Kiwi retailers shouldn’t fear Amazon, they should leverage it – e-commerce expert
"Selling via Amazon – if done properly as a third-party seller – will provide more control and more profit."
Cloud services growing faster than any IT market today – and tomorrow
The global infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) public cloud market surged 31 percent in 2016 to reach US$22.1 billion, up from $16.8 billion in 2015.
Cloudera launches new software for the shared data experience
“Companies often cite security, governance, and complexity among their primary reasons for not moving their operational workloads to cloud."
Gartner: The battle for the cloud has not even started yet
Andrew White has an interesting framework to look at the battle for the cloud today and where he thinks it will go in the not too distant future.
Innovation or irrelevance: The price of digital disruption
Amazon is just the latest guise of the combined business threats of innovation and competition in the marketplace.
Cloud providers & outsourcing driving AU data center demand, report says
Massive-scale cloud providers are driving demand in the Sydney and Melbourne data center market.
Alexa, say my name: Turns out people love talking to their speakers
According to Futuresource smart speakers are driving global home audio sales upwards...
Amazon and Twentieth Century Fox sign landmark international TV deal
Beginning in September of this year, Amazon Prime will start introducing seasons of This Is Us and The Exorcist...
TVs too mainstream for you? Try Epson's $4,000 short range projector
"The Home Cinema LS100 Digital Laser Display is designed to allow people to enjoy life-sized images in full HD..."
What Southeast Asia stands to gain from digital disruption
Global Interconnection is growing fast. And Southeast Asia is close to the center of the digital storm.
Alexa, meet Cortana: The AI superteam coming to your Windows PC
“Their strengths will complement each other and provide customers with a richer experience..."