Tech News Today 1309: Amazon’s Cloud Makes It Rain

Hosted by Mike Elgan, Christina Warren Amazon beat expectations by reporting a profit of $92 million.. Records every weekday at 1:00pm Eastern / 10:00am … source

How Yelp (mostly) shut down its own data centers and moved to AWS

Back in 2013, Yelp was a 9-year old company built on a set of internal systems. It was coming to the realization that running its own data centers might not…

Tech News Today 1061: Verizon: Unlimited Throttling

Hosts: Mike Elgan and Elise Hu Samsung gets slammed in the stock market, China hacks Canada, Europe accuse Google of mobile OS monopoly, Tom … source

PlayVS, bringing esports infrastructure to high schools, picks up $15 million

PlayVS, the startup building esports infrastructure at the high school level, has today announced the close of a $15 million Series A funding round. The financing was led by New…

Online travel agency Exoticca bags $4.1M for market expansion

Barcelona-based online travel agency Exoticca — which sells ‘affordable luxury’ holidays to popular destinations such as India, Kenya, Brazil, Thailand and South Africa — has closed a €3.5 million (~$4.1M) Series A…

Sony Introduces Vivid Compact Mobile Projector | Tech News Today

Today Sony announced its MP-CD1 Mobile Projector, which is small enough to take where ever you may go. Find the latest breaking news and information on … source

Rookout releases serverless debugging tool for AWS Lambda

The beauty of serverless computing services like AWS Lambda is that they abstract away the server itself. That enables developers to create applications without worrying about the underlying infrastructure, but…

Apple introduces iOS 12

Apple announced the next version of iOS at its WWDC developer conference. While iOS 12 won’t be available before the fall, it’s always interesting to get a sneak peek at…

Tech News Today 270: Do Not Look Directly At The Sea Ray

Hosts:Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Iyaz Akhtar and Jason Howell Goodbye Tesla Roadster, Netflix teams up with Facebook, Google gets subpoenaed, and more. source

Microsoft has acquired GitHub for $7.5B in stock

After a week of rumors, Microsoft today confirmed that it has acquired GitHub, the popular Git-based code sharing and collaboration service. The price of the acquisition was $7.5 billion in…

Microsoft promises to keep GitHub independent and open

Microsoft today announced its plans to acquire GitHub for $7.5 billion in stock. Unsurprisingly, that sent a few shock waves through the developer community, which still often eyes Microsoft with…

Apple introduces watchOS 5

Kevin Lynch from the watchOS team introduced the next version of watchOS at Apple’s WWDC keynote. It’s been a slow and steady rise for the Apple Watch. It’s by far…