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Amazon ‘surprised’ after Pentagon awards coveted $10 billion JEDI cloud contract to rival Microsoft – GeekWire

The Pentagon. (Flickr Photo / David B. Gleason. Licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0) The Department of Defense announced Friday it is awarding the coveted $10 billion, 10-year contract to build the military’s war cloud to Microsoft. It’s a huge win for Microsoft over Amazon, which had long been seen as a frontrunner for the Joint Enterprise …

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In a big surprise, Pentagon grants Microsoft $10B JEDI cloud contract over Amazon

Microsoft Corp. today won the Department of Defense’s hotly contested $10 billion, 10-year cloud computing contract, beating out frontrunner Amazon Web Services Inc. Amazon.com Inc.’s cloud computing unit had been the presumed favorite for the plum contract, known as the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure or JEDI, for well over a year partly thanks to its …

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Microsoft Wins Pentagon’s $10 Billion JEDI Contract, Thwarting Amazon

Price Floyd, a former head of public affairs at the Pentagon who consulted briefly for Amazon, said he thought Mr. Trump’s vocal criticism of Amazon would give it ample grounds to protest the award to Microsoft. “He’s the commander in chief, and he hasn’t been subtle about his hostility toward Amazon,” Mr. Floyd said. The …

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Employees of Microsoft’s GitHub demand company cancel its contract with ICE

GitHub became the latest technology company to come under fire for its supporting role in the Trump administration’s immigration clampdown Wednesday, with employees of the Microsoft-owned company demanding Chief Executive Nat Friedman cancel a $200,000 contract with the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. In an open letter on Twitter, employees of the cloud-based service for …

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Tech CEO tells employees he’s obligated to accept any government contract regardless of morality

“I do not believe that it is appropriate, practical, or within our mission to examine specific government projects with the purpose of selecting which U.S. agencies we should or should not do business.” Barry Crist, CEO of Chef, in an email to employees. “And to be clear: I also find policies such as separating families …

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Why Amazon and Uber are facing new scrutiny over contract workers – GeekWire

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Google contract workers vote to form a union

(Noah Berger/AP) Greg Bensinger Reporter covering algorithms and artificial intelligence August 30 A group of contract workers for Google have voted to move forward with an effort to unionize, a potential chink in tech’s carefully constructed armor against collective bargaining. The workers, about 90 in all, analyze data and perform other technical roles for Google …

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What’s a smart contract (and how does it work)?

Smart contracts are self-executing, business automation applications that run on a decentralized network such as blockchain. And because they’re able to remove administrative overhead, smart contracts are one of most attractive features associated with blockchain technology. While blockchain acts as a database, confirming that transactions have taken place, smart contracts execute pre-determined conditions; think about …

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Park Hang-seo representative releases statement regarding status of his Vietnam contract

Park Hang-seo and his Vietnam contract extension has been a subject of several news stories in the recent months, and now the coach’s representatives have spoken about the contract. The South Korean’s contract with the Vietnam Football Federation (VFF) will run its course by January 2020 during which time the team will be in the …

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