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The price of eclipse glasses have more than tripled on Amazon over the last two weeks

“From what our community has seen on Amazon, it appears that Amazon prices on eclipse glasses have more than tripled over the last two weeks,” Matt Gratt, Wikibuy’s Director of Growth, wrote in an email” writes Suzanne Ciechalski for mashable.com. For a five pack of premium ISO and CE Certified Lunt Solar Eclipse Glasses from a third party vendor, the current price sits at $39.95.On Amazon, which seems to be the marketplace of choice for eclipse shoppers, prices for glasses have more than tripled over the last two weeks for…

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Tesla and Amazon raising billions in the debt market shows why traders shouldn’t be scared of big stock drops

“While Amazon has a better credit rating than Tesla, that’s still a huge chunk of debt to be assuming” writes Joe Ciolli for businessinsider.com. Another one of the market’s hottest stocks is getting in on the credit market action: Amazon.”The credit market is indicating that any drawdowns are likely to remain brief and that the equity bull market is likely going to continue for a number of years.”. The Jeff Bezos-led tech titan is looking to tap the bond market to raise $16 billion in order to fund its recently-announced…

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Amazon boosts AWS data security with new Macie service

“Amazon Web Services has launched a new machine learning service aimed at helping organisations protect their sensitive data in the cloud” reports itproportal.com. Macie’s general premise is quite simple: it monitors data on the S3 storage service, and is capable of identifying names, addresses, credit card numbers, driver licenses or social security numbers, stuff like that.It then monitors that data and keeps an eye out for anomalies. Source: itproportal.com Share This:

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AMAZON Tax Spat In SCarolina Could Set Precedent…

“In June, South Carolina filed a complaint alleging that Amazon failed to collect taxes on sales made by third-party merchants on the company’s marketplace” writes Uc Davis Law for cnbc.com. The dispute is the latest in Amazon’s long history of complicated tax issues and threatens to become quite the headache for the e-tailer should South Carolina succeed and set a precedent for other states.President Trump has repeatedly attacked Amazon and its CEO Jeff Bezos for dodging financial obligations, tweeting as recently as June that the company avoids “paying internet taxes.”….

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Amazon launches Instant Pickup service at five college campuses

“The service, dubbed Instant Pickup, offers a limited stock of basic items that range from snacks to phone chargers and Amazon devices” writes Ngel Gonz Lez for seattletimes.com. Amazon, which operates pickup locations on or near 22 college campuses in the U.S., says it will bring the service to other places soon.Amazon.com has launched yet another brick-and-mortar experiment, this time geared to college students in a hurry on their campuses. Source: seattletimes.com Share This:

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Amazon faces a tax fight in South Carolina that could change how online sellers do business

“In June, South Carolina filed a complaint alleging that Amazon failed to collect taxes on sales made by third-party merchants on the company’s marketplace” writes Uc Davis Law for cnbc.com. The dispute is the latest in Amazon’s long history of complicated tax issues and threatens to become quite the headache for the e-tailer should South Carolina succeed and set a precedent for other states.President Trump has repeatedly attacked Amazon and its CEO Jeff Bezos for dodging financial obligations, tweeting as recently as June that the company avoids “paying internet taxes.”….

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Microsoft just made a brilliant acquisition in the cloud wars against Amazon, Google

“These are huge application that use a lot of cloud services and rack up big cloud computing bills” writes Julie Bort for businessinsider.com.au. In the years since, Cycle Computing grew to be used by all three of the big cloud vendors, AWS, Google and Microsoft Azure.With this acquisition it gets to do that, while also encouraging AWS and Google customers to jump ship.In a bit of a coup in the cloud computing world, Microsoft on Tuesday announced that it bought a startup called Cycle Computing for an undisclosed sum. Source: businessinsider.com.au…

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