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November 24, 2015

Amazon Resets Passwords of Customers’ Accounts; Possible Leak

Amazon has hit the password-reset button on an unknown number of customer accounts with the obvious fear that passwords are likely compromised.

Citing security issues, retailing giant Amazon has reset a yet-unknown number of customer accounts’ passwords, according to numerous readers of ZDNet. The publication cites several readers who supposedly received an email from Amazon to be notified of a password reset affecting their accounts.

The same message, ZDNet adds, was sent to the account message center on Amazon’s US and UK domains which confirmed the authenticity of the message.

The email from Amazon stated:

[Amazon] recently discovered that your [Amazon [...]

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August 23, 2015

Tech Workers are Unhappy

The world is discontent with the rat race.

Tech workers are unhappy – that’s the idea of news articles published in recent weeks. First, the New York Times published a scathing piece criticizing Amazon’s workplace. The article went viral. In the past 24 hours, a survey conducted by app maker TINYpulse revealed that individuals in the technology sector are unhappier than those in other sectors. In reality, these two anecdotes are telling us what we’ve already known.

Seattle’s TinyPulse has raised $3.5 million in funding by aiding companies like Airbnb and Brooks shoes to monitor employee sentiment by compiling weekly surveys. TINYpulse [...]

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August 9, 2015

Bitcodin: Be Your Own Netflix With Ease

Netflix and Amazon may soon have to ramp up their offerings. A new technology has arrived, Bitcodin by new contender Bitmovin, which enables commercial enterprises and home users to stream their home video library anywhere they go at high-quality, in the same way they would with Netflix.

The secret sauce is Bitmovin’s innovative video encoding, which allows users to submit videos to be encoded and output via another server, like a cloudhost or FTP server. The converted file can then be used by Bitcodin to stream at home cinema quality, like other video services. From their documentation:

Encoding-jobs are the central element of bitcodin, they consist of an input [...]

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August 8, 2015

Will Jet.com Invade the Mighty Amazon?

A new startup called Jet is setting up to steal Amazon’s crown as eCommerce king. For $49.99 a year membership everything is cheaper with Jet, who promise to beat all other online retailers in price by using sourcing algorithms which allow them to reduce supply chain inefficiency, bringing you the lowest prices, all while placing more control in not only your hands, but the hands of those supplying the products to you.

Jet founder and CEO Marc Lore has been quick to distance himself from comparisons to Amazon, despite direct competition between the two. When you take a look at differences in the way they operate you can see why; Amazon is both a retailer and a [...]

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