Amazon is reportedly looking to buy the Landmark Theatres in a move that could create some interesting possibilities. Before Amazon dove into brick-and-mortar via the Whole Foods acquisition, a Landmark purchase would've seemed nutty. Bloomberg is reporting that Amazon is in talks to buy Landmark. We're conditioned to believe Amazon can extend into any market--enterprise cloud computing, video, content, music, tablets, furniture, groceries etc.--but we also know at some point the company will go too far and fail. Here are five possibilities should Amazon seal the Landmark purchase.
Just how secure is Amazon Key, the company's smart door lock? Amazon says it's very secure. But for the second time since Key first launched, the company has fixed a flaw that could bypass the lock mechanism. This time around, Amazon won't concede that the latest lock bypass technique is a bug. In case you missed it: a surprise video posted last week by a security researcher purported to show him accessing a house protected by Amazon Key.
Society is turning the spotlight on security in the intangible world of cloud computing. As the enterprise looks to cloud-provider giants for an answer, Amazon Web Services Inc. is turning the tables and demanding its customers share the burden. "[What AWS] is doing is saying you've got to work hand in hand; if everybody is thinking about security all the time, it's going to yield best security," said Shira Rubinoff (pictured), co-founder and president of Prime Tech Partners. Rubinoff spoke with John Furrier and Dave Vellante, co-hosts of theCUBE, SiliconANGLE Media's mobile livestreaming studio, during the AWS re:Inforce event in Boston. They discussed the impact of re:Inforce, cloud security challenges and solutions, and if a community approach can bring full security to the cloud (see the full interview with transcript here).
In fact, some things only last two years, two months, and 14 days. That's how long, at least, Amazon's absurdly cheap unlimited cloud storage made it. Now that the greatest deal in tech has come to an end, it's worth taking a fresh look at your data-stashing options. Amazon's Unlimited Everything plan truly was unprecedented when the company announced it in 2015, and went unmatched ever since. For $60 per year, you could keep as much as you could muster in your own private Amazon cloud locker.
My computer is an archaic and underpowered potato, yet I'm gaming in 4K at 60 frames per second. "The cloud," says Amazon's Eric Morales. The company's newly announced Luna game streaming service is built on Amazon Web Service graphics processing technology, which enables cloud servers to stream high-resolution game assets over broadband and wireless connections. Although streaming video games can stutter and slow down over weak connections, according to Morales the distributed nature of the cloud minimizes lag by servers in close proximity to most players. "Luna is built on top of AWS and our graphics compute system," explains Morales. "When developers are building a new game and a new console generation … you see these big leaps in visuals and fidelity.