At Bing, we want to empower users to get an overview of the news in less time. That’s why we built the Bing spotlight that provides overviews of news topics that you can see right in the Bing search results when you search for major developing new..
I first told you about in early 2012, and said: We want you to think big, to dream big dreams, and to envision (and then build) data-intensive applications that can scale from zero users up to tens or hundreds of millions of users before you know it. We want you to succeed, and we don’t ..
Amazon Lightsail gives you access to the power of AWS, with the simplicity of a VPS (Virtual Private Server). You choose a configuration from a menu and launch a virtual machine (an instance) preconfigured with SSD-based storage, DNS management, and a static IP address. You can use Linux or Windows, and can even choose between ..
We launched the t1.micro instance type in 2010, and followed up with the first of the T2 instances (micro, small, and medium) in 2014, more sizes in 2015 (nano) and 2016 (xlarge and 2xlarge), and unlimited bursting last year. Today we are launching T3 instances in twelve regions. These general-purpose instances are even more cost-effective ..
I was cleaning up my home office over the weekend and happened upon a network map that I created in 1997. Back then my fully wired network connected 5 PCs and two printers. Today, with all of my children grown up and out of the house, we are down to 2 PCs. However, our home ..
lets you create petabyte-scale file systems that can be accessed in massively parallel fashion from hundreds or thousands of servers and on-premises resources, scaling on demand without disrupting applications. Behind the scenes, storage is distributed across multiple Availability Zones and redundant storage servers in order to provide you with file systems that are scalable, durable, ..
Just last week I told you about our plans to launch EC2 Instances with Faster Processors and More Memory. Today I am happy to report that the R5, R5d, and z1d instances are available now and you can start using them today. Let’s take a look at each one! R5 Instances The memory-optimized R5 instances ..
I hope that you are enjoying the Polly-powered audio that is available for the newest posts on this blog, including the DeepLens Challenge and the Storage Gateway Recap. As part of my blogging process, I now listen to the synthesized speech for my draft blog posts in order to get a better sense for how ..
Last month I told you about the Nitro system and explained how it will allow us to broaden the selection of EC2 instances and to pick up the pace as we do so, with an ever-broadening selection of compute, storage, memory, and networking options. This will allow us to give you access to the latest ..
I love factories and never miss an opportunity to take a tour. Over the years, I have been lucky enough to watch as raw materials and sub-assemblies are turned into cars, locomotives, memory chips, articulated buses, and more. I’m always impressed by the speed, precision, repeat-ability, and the desire to automate every possible step. On ..
It is always interesting to zoom in on the history of a single AWS service or feature and watch how it has evolved over time in response to customer feedback. For example, Amazon Elastic Block Store (EBS) launched a decade ago and has been gaining more features and functionality every since. Here are a few ..
To borrow my own words, the is a service that includes a multi-protocol storage appliance that fits in between your existing application and the . Your applications see the gateway as a file system, a local disk volume, or a Virtual Tape Library, depending on how it was configured. Today I would like to share ..
As I write this, there are just 138 days until re:Invent 2018. My colleagues on the events team are going all-out to make sure that you, our customer, will have the best possible experience in Las Vegas. After meeting with them, I decided to write this post so that you can have a better understanding ..
Are you ready to develop and show off your machine learning skills in a way that has a positive impact on the world? If so, get your hands on an video camera and join the AWS DeepLens Challenge! About the Challenge Working together with our friends at Intel, we are launching the first in a ..
By Christopher Miles, CrowdTangle Partnerships What happens when you roll CrowdTangle out to your entire newsroom? Journalists find new stories. Editors build dynamic digital strategies. Product managers come up with new product ideas. Sales teams find new way..
By Simone Oliver, News Partnerships After Condé Nast Traveler (CNT) published a March 2017 editorial package called Women Who Travel, the publication realized they had an untapped community of readers eager to engage more deeply with this subject. In re..
By Joseph Lichterman, Senior Business Associate, The Lenfest Institute In November 2016, Boston Globe reporter Billy Baker published “The Power of Will,” a five-chapter story about a young boy with cancer and how his father worked tirelessly to ..
By John Severinson, News Partnerships Upsala Nya Tidning (UNT), a Swedish paper serving the city of Uppsala, wanted a better way to gain insight into the daily lives of their community. Specifically, they heard rumblings that the highly-touted train..
By Joseph Lichterman, Senior Business Associate, The Lenfest Institute Executives from 14 U.S. metro news publishers gathered at Facebook New York on March 28th and 29th to learn and share best practices for building and growing digital subscriptions, as ..
AVG scored 100%, but dozens of other Android security apps were qualified deceptive and dubious. There is no question that when it comes to mobile security apps, there are..
Independent testing lab AV-Comparatives is the consumer’s best friend. It regularly evaluates leading brand cybersecurity products to report truthfully on the claims they make, and whether or not the..
Just weeks after getting access to CrowdTangle, La Gaceta Salta — a three-year old Argentine local news outlet with accelerating growth and a burgeoning online audience — was seeing value in their newsroom. The La Gaceta Salta team had a problem on their hands:…
Today’s leading home security products showed just how effective they really are when independent research facility AV-TEST studied each product’s responses to real-world threats. While some brands missed..
By Beth Loyd and Josh Mabry, News Partnerships When extreme weather threatens a community, people that may not normally follow local news rely on their local reporters and meteorologists to keep them informed and help them stay safe. We wanted…
By Meghan Peters, News Partnerships BuzzFeed is famous for its fun, addictively shareable articles, lists and quizzes, but the global news and entertainment publisher has a serious side, too. On September 26, 2017, BuzzFeed posted a video titled, “the power…