Amazon To Protest Pentagon’s Decision To Award Microsoft Huge Contract

Watch Video Amazon Web Services is protesting the Pentagon’s decision to award Microsoft a cloud computing contract potentially worth up to $10 billion. The project is called the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure, or JEDI, and the bidding process for it has been controversial since it began. Oracle and IBM both formally protested it last year. Oracle even took its complaints to federal court, arguing the bidding process unfairly favored Amazon. According to The Federal Times, Amazon Web Services CEO Andy Jassy told employees about the plan to protest at an internal meeting. In a statement, an AWS spokesperson said the project’s bidding process included “clear deficiencies, errors, and unmistakable bias.”… Read More

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Cocktail of the Week: Spiced pear apple cocktail

Trust us, you’re going to want to sip on this spiced pear apple cocktail all fall. Made with fresh fruit, a dash of cinnamon and gold rum, it’s the perfect drink for chilly nights. Check out the recipe in this week’s episode of Cocktail of the Week! 1 cup water1 cup sugar½ fresh pear, chopped3 cups organic apple juice2 cinnamon sticks6 ounces Cuban rum or gold rumcinnamon sticks for garnishpear or apple slices for garnishIn pot, combine water, sugar, chopped pear, organic apple juice, and 2 cinnamon sticks.Heat to a simmer. Simmer 5 minutes. Remove from heat and strain into a heatproof bowl.Add rum and stir. Ladle into heat-proof glasses.Garnish… Read More

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International Court Opens Investigation Into Crimes Against Rohingya

Watch Video On Thursday, International Criminal Court judges approved a full investigation into alleged crimes committed against Myanmar’s Rohingya Muslims. It’s the second such move made this week against Myanmar, which has faced mounting scrutiny over its alleged abuse of the Rohingya. Thursday’s ruling follows a request by ICC chief prosecutor Fatou Bensouda of Gambia, which filed the case on behalf of the 57 member states in the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation. She said the decision was a “a significant development” that would send “a positive signal to the victims of atrocity crimes in Myanmar and elsewhere.” Since 2017, thousands of Rohingya Muslims have died and at least 700,000 have… Read More

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These are the 5 leaders in the self-driving-car race (GOOG, GOOGL, GM, F)

Tech companies and auto companies are all racing to be the first to roll out self-driving cars onto the road. The stakes are high for everyone involved. The self-driving revolution and the prevalence of ride-hailing services such as Uber and Lyft threatens to reduce individual car ownership, which would eat into a sizable piece of automakers’ core business. Meanwhile, tech companies are jockeying for a piece of the self-driving-car market, which Apple CEO Tim Cook dubbed “the mother of all AI projects.” These companies are all looking to deploy self-driving cars as part of a commercial ride-hailing service that would operate similarly to how Uber and Lyft do now. In… Read More

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