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Feb 14, 2020. 12 comments

Amazon Wins Court Injunction, Halting Work on $10 Billion JEDI Contract It Lost to Microsoft

Amazon Wins Court Injunction, Halting Work on $10 Billion JEDI Contract It Lost to Microsoft

A federal judge just put the brakes on a major military contract after Amazon argued it only lost out to rival Microsoft because the president

wanted to “screw” CEO Jeff Bezos .

This injunction marks the latest development in the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure (JEDI) project’s ongoing saga. The contract—an up to $10 billion purchase order to set up cloud computing services for the...

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Tom McKay Tom McKay Dec 10, 2019. 10 comments

Amazon Says It Lost $10 Billion Military Contract Because Trump Wanted to 'Screw' Jeff Bezos

Amazon Says It Lost $10 Billion Military Contract Because Trump Wanted to 'Screw' Jeff Bezos

Amazon thinks it lost a military cloud computing contract worth $10 billion

to rival Microsoft because our vendetta-addled president wanted to personally “screw” CEO Jeff Bezos, court documents show.

Per the New York Times, Amazon wrote in a federal court complaint unsealed on Monday that Pentagon officials reviewed outdated Amazon submissions for the Joint Enterprise Defense Initiative...

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Alyse Stanley Alyse Stanley Oct 27, 2019. 16 comments

Employees Continued to Get Screwed by MyPayrollHR Fiasco

Employees Continued to Get Screwed by MyPayrollHR Fiasco

When cloud payroll provider MyPayrollHR abruptly closed its doors amid fraud allegations last month, it sent its roughly 1,000 clients, many of them small businesses, into disarray as employees saw their paychecks disappear from their accounts. The fallout continued this week after MyPayrollHR’s third-party processor, Cachet Financial Services, announced it was no longer handling payroll...

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Tom McKay Tom McKay Jul 28, 2019. 14 comments

Oracle Document Claiming an Amazon 'Conspiracy' to Win Military Contract Makes It to Trump's Desk

Oracle Document Claiming an Amazon 'Conspiracy' to Win Military Contract Makes It to Trump's Desk

Aides to Donald Trump presented him with a document identical to one created by a top Washington lobbyist for cloud-computing giant Oracle, Kenneth Glueck, implying that competitor Amazon is only a favored contender for a major contract with the U.S. military due to a far-ranging “conspiracy” orchestrated by Jeff Bezos, CNN reported on Saturday.

According to CNN, the one-page document is the...

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Tom McKay Tom McKay Oct 09, 2018. 15 comments

Google Drops Bid for Massive Military Cloud Computing Contract Amid Employee Pressure

Google Drops Bid for Massive Military Cloud Computing Contract Amid Employee Pressure

Google has dropped out of the competition for a Pentagon cloud computing project that could be worth as much as $10 billion and last up to a decade, citing a possible clash with its corporate values, Bloomberg reported on Monday.

The Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure (JEDI) project, which involves the mass transfer of data previously handled by defense contractors to a commercial...

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Adam Clark Estes Adam Clark Estes Aug 25, 2017. 9 comments

What Is "the Cloud" — and Where Is It?

What Is "the Cloud" — and Where Is It?

There’s at least one funny joke in Sex Tape. While frantically trying to cut off access to the amateur porn vid he accidentally uploaded to iCloud, Jason Segel tries to explain why deleting the file won’t work. “Nobody understands the cloud,” he says. “It’s a fucking mystery!” He’s kind of right.

“Cloud” is a buzzword that vaguely suggests the promise and convenience of being able to access...

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