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How Amazon (and you) might use its private Wi-Fi network

Amazon has reportedly been testing a Wi-Fi network that's based on new spectrum, from satellite network vendor Globalstar. The result: a much improved Wi-Fi experience.

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Despite recent cloud service outages, security a bigger concern than availability

A 25-minute outage for online retail mega-giant Amazon is yet another hiccup, and still not a reason to abandon the cloud. However, there are other caveats to using cloud services.

Ditching your 360? Amazon offers Xbox One game upgrades for $10

If you buy one of this year's hot titles on the Xbox 360, Amazon will let you trade it (and $10) in for its Xbox One counterpart.


Friday fun: Amazon highlights its most hilarious, ridonkulous product reviews

Satire much? If so, these reviews will scratch your funny bone—and better yet, Amazon's looking for submissions.

Amazon offers mobile developers cross-platform push notifications

Amazon Web Services (AWS) is offering a new service that aims to make it easier for developers to send push notifications to Android and iOS applications.

Amazon improves performance of CloudFormation management platform

Amazon Web Services (AWS) has added new features to the company's management platform CloudFormation that aim to improve performance and simplify updates.

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Amazon has an interesting definition of 'private cloud'

Amazon Web Services seems to be shifting its strategy in order to build a private cloud for the CIA, after long promoting community clouds.

Catch up with the best show on TV, and other Emmy nominees

Breaking Bad is about to reach its meth-addled conclusion, but you still have time to watch the beginning of the end.


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Clockwise 5: Passwords are like democracy

TV industry changes, the sharing economy jumps the shark, cameraphones versus cameras and phones, and Google's latest tablet offensive. With guests Jon Phillips and Armando Rodriguez and hosts Jason Snell and Dan Moren.


Developers can now sell Web apps in Amazon's Appstore

Developers can now submit Web apps and offer them alongside native Android-based programs on Amazon's Appstore.