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Amazon S3 Internet outage unleashes flood of apologies — from others

While Amazon Web Services hasn’t yet issued an apology via its social media channels regarding big problems today with its Simple Storage Service (S3), the company’s customers have turned to Twitter and Facebook to apologize to their own customers — while pointing the finger at AWS.

AWS, via its @awscloud Twitter account, did alert customers that “S3 is experiencing high error rates. We are working hard on recovering.” That was posted a bit after 2pm EST and Amazon has since posted a few updates, including a note about the status dashboard recovering.

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India slams Amazon over sale of national flag doormats

Amazon ran into a bit of a snafu on Wednesday, when the company’s Canadian storefront was found selling doormats with the Indian national flag on it. Twitter user Atul Bhobe pointed this out to India’s Minister of External Affairs, Sushma Swaraj, who demanded that Amazon – which ranks among the largest ecommerce retailers in the country – apologize immediately and remove the offensive product from its store, or potentially risk its foreign employees in India losing their visas. Indian High Commission in Canada : This is unacceptable. Please take this up with Amazon at the highest level. https://t.co/L4yI3gLk3h — Sushma…

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Google’s smart speaker will be cheaper than the Amazon Echo, report says



Amazon might be getting a little worried.

Pricing details for Google’s upcoming smart speaker, the Amazon Echo-like Google Home, may have just been leaked and they suggest that Google’s speaker will be a lot cheaper than Amazon’s.

The speaker will sell for $ 129 when it goes on sale later this year, according to a report in Android Police. Google Home, which the company first introduced at its I/O developer conference in May, is a speaker that also has Google Assistant built in. (You can preview the assistant in the company’s new messaging app, Allo.) It can also control smart home devices, complete searches and help you manage tasks like managing your grocery list. Read more…

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