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FCC chief tweets support for Amazon satellite plan

The Federal Communications Commission’s chairman, Ajit Pai, says he’s proposing approval of Amazon’s plan to put more than 3,200 satellites into low Earth orbit for a broadband internet constellation known as Project Kuiper … with conditions. In a tweet, Pai said … Continue reading

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AWS creates a space force for cloud computing

Amazon Web Services today unveiled a new business unit devoted to developing data infrastructure and cloud services for the aerospace and satellite industry — and headed by someone who helped set up the U.S. Space Force. The Aerospace and Satellite … Continue reading

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Elon Musk starts another catfight with Jeff Bezos

Another tweet, another catfight: Billionaire CEO Elon Musk has once again accused super-billionaire Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos of being a copycat. This time, Musk took aim at Amazon’s $1.2 billion acquisition of Zoox, a venture focusing on self-driving cars that could … Continue reading

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How Alexa is changing its tone during pandemic

Alexa, do I need a coronavirus test? That’s a query that almost certainly was not in the repertoire for Amazon’s voice assistant six months ago. But the ins and outs of the coronavirus outbreak are changing Alexa’s work habits, said … Continue reading

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How Amazon robotics team is tackling virus

For years, Amazon Prime Air has been working on drones that can deliver packages to customers, but now it’s also working on projects to help Amazon itself deal with the coronavirus outbreak. Brad Porter, vice president of robotics at Amazon, … Continue reading

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Amazon reportedly signs up for OneWeb auction

Amazon is among the players in a bankruptcy bidding game with the assets of the OneWeb satellite venture at stake, according to Space Intel Report. Quoting unnamed industry officials, Space Intel Report’s Peter B. de Selding says other potential bidders include … Continue reading

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Amazon and T-Mobile to help with Remote ID

Amazon and T-Mobile are among eight companies selected to help the Federal Aviation Administration establish technical requirements for Remote ID, a protocol that drones will be required to follow for broadcasting identification and location data while in flight. The other companies … Continue reading

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Report: Amazon checking out OneWeb’s assets

London’s Telegraph newspaper reports that Amazon is understood to be among the entities sifting through the assets of OneWeb, a venture that began building a constellation of broadband internet satellites but filed for bankruptcy in March. Amazon’s interest has to do with … Continue reading

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Tech CEOs advise White House on virus impact

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and President Donald Trump aren’t exactly the best of friends, but that didn’t stop the White House from including the world’s richest individual on a list of industry leaders working with Trump to bring about a … Continue reading

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Tech community sets up telehealth directory

Amazon Web Services and two tech industry groups have created a new online resource that lists dozens of digital health products, tools and services to help the health care industry cope with complications brought on by the coronavirus pandemic. TechHealthDirectory.com was … Continue reading

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