Weekend tech reading: Amazon explains $970m Twitch buyout, Nvidia FCAT previewed, 1m Mercedes cars recalled, the DVD turns 20
Amazon raised a lot of eyebrows when it bought the massively popular Twitch game-streaming service for $970 million in August 2014. Why it would spend so much cash for Twitch was a real head-scratcher...
Large technology corporations are some of the biggest energy users on the planet. Huge data centers and massive buildings are usually very costly to maintain and power, but Amazon is now boarding the green energy train.
Not you. Amazon Web Services is having issues today causing disruptions and slowness, impacting thousands of websites that rely on S3 for content delivery, especially if you are in certain regions of the U.S. where troubled East coast servers are supposed to mirror content. Amazon is working to resolve the issue but some customers “will continue to experience high error rates” until this is fully sorted.