Amazon CEO and founder Jeff Bezos is stepping down and will transition to executive chairman’s role in the third quarter of 2021. Andy Jassy, the chief of Amazon Web Services, will be taking over. With Bezos moving out of the CEO chair, the four largest (almost) trillion-dollar companies — Apple, Amazon, Google, and Microsoft — … Continue reading An Amazonian Transition
Actions taken by technology platforms in the wake of Capitol Hill’s events have generated intense debate, especially from within the tech community. But many of the loudest voices have shown little understanding of the nuance of the situation or the historical context of actions taken by various platforms. Writing on her blog, Jillian York of … Continue reading Tech & the American Crisis
When Amazon announced the addition to its board of directors of General Keith Alexander, the controversial former chief of the National Security Agency, the condemnation came thick and fast. Alexander is the mastermind of a widespread surveillance program. His appointment to the board of Amazon only stoked the fears that Amazon and its Amazon Web Services … Continue reading In Convenience We Trust
I sit down with Metamarkets Co-Founder and CEO, Michael Driscoll to geek out and deep dive on technology topics like AWS and Google Cloud, blockchain and edge datacenters. (Apologies in advance for some audio dodginess.)
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The cult of personality is alive and well this week, as evidenced in the reporting around Diane Greene’s appointment to head up Google’s enterprise cloud business. Everyone thinks that magically, all the challenges that GCE has faced will vanish. Or that Amazon’s 10-year head start will suddenly evaporate or, just like that, Microsoft Azure will … Continue reading P(Greene)R