Amazon Echo Frames

Amazon released some smart glasses. The Echo Frames. Businessinsider Analysts Peter and Ayoub share. And while at lease one is concerned with security, I’m wondering why none refers to what happend to Googles approach to smart glasses.

Amazon drone program

Amazon moves closer to its goal of a drone delivery solution that scales to meet the needs of customers.

Amazon seems to become serious about their drone delivery program. At Re:Mars the company announced a hexacopter that shall start deliveries in a few months. Does this go into “Tech” or “Business”? And would a drone be able to deliver to your property?

Source: A drone program taking flight

SAP and AWS announce IoT interoperability

Meanwhile, after Microsoft announced their cooperation with SAP in IoT with Leonardo, AWS also announced tighter integration with SAPs business processes.

High Level Architecture

via aws.amazon.com/blogs

Amazon could write books.

Today in dystopian news: Amazon, the book selling department, controlling about 40% of the US book market, collects reading habbits from their sales and Kindle. By now the corporation knows enough about it’s customers it could be generating best selling books. Spookey. And potentially game changing, when machines replace creative professions.

Amazon has the ability to track vast amounts of reader data and use it to change the landscape of American fiction.

Source: Amazon has so much data it could make algorithm-driven fiction — Quartz

Photos: Graffiti targeting Amazon and Jeff Bezos illustrates animosity toward tech giant in Seattle – GeekWire

Gegen Amazon wird hierzulande ja immer wieder mal gestreikt. In der Mutterstadt des Konzerns scheint der Protest mittlerweile entschieden tiefer in der Gesellschaft angekommen zu sein. Thematisiert werden dabei nicht alleine die Arbeitsbedingungen, sondern auch die Steuermoral des Internet-Versandhändlers.

From Capitol Hill to Crown Hill, graffiti targeting the tech giant and the CEO is showing up on sidewalks, the sides of buildings, light poles, bike racks, bridges and even Amazon delivery lockers.

Source: Photos: Graffiti targeting Amazon and Jeff Bezos illustrates animosity toward tech giant in Seattle – GeekWire

AWS in Plain English

You develop apps and want to move to the cloud? You may start looking at Amazon Web Services (AWS), but are confused? ExpeditedSSL translates the names for you. Priceless.

But with 50 plus opaquely named services, we decided that enough was enough and that some plain english descriptions were needed.

via: AWS in Plain English

Star Wars Steins

I’m more than sure, there are a few people I know that would cut off one of their fingers to get one of these mugs. They are available from Amazon US.

Arbeitsfrei

Lese-Empfehlung: Constanze Kurz und Frank Rieger machen einen Ausflug zu den Maschinen, die unsere Arbeitsplätze ersetzt haben, in Getreide-Anbau und Ernte, in deren Verarbeitung, in Raffinerien und in Druckereien. Und Sie diskutieren die Zukunft, der Maschinen, die uns ersetzen werden, Robotern, die Produkte zusammenschweißen, die selbstständig durch Fabrikhallen fahren, von Autos, die bald das gleich tun können. Und Sie geben einen Ausblick, wie auch kreative Arbeit bedroht ist. Wie Bankautomaten den Bank-Mitarbeiter ersetzt haben, wie schon heute Nachrichten-Quellen automatisiert für den Handel ausgewertet und auch dieser an den Finanzmärkten automatisiert betrieben wird, und ein Start-Up sogar Sportberichterstattung einem Programm beibringt.