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Pioneer is back with 4K UHD smart TVs with Fire TV built-in with stunning picture clarity

Amazon and Best Buy (NYSE: BBY) today announced a new lineup of smart TVs with Fire TV built-in from Pioneer and an upcoming Toshiba series featuring far-field voice. Both series are optimized for Fire TV's content-forward approach to entertainment and the always-available intelligence of Alexa to deliver a truly smart TV experience for the living room.

'Fire TV's vision is to unite the best hardware, software, and Alexa voice control to make entertainment simple, delightful, and affordable,' said Daniel Rausch, Vice President, Amazon Entertainment Devices and Services. 'Today, we're thrilled that Best Buy is bringing Pioneer back to the TV space and helping Toshiba to showcase the power of far-field voice - all with Fire TV built-in.'


Amazon's more than 750,000 operations employees in the U.S. are eligible for fully funded college tuition, including cost of classes, books, and fees

Amazon announced plans to expand the education and skills training benefits it offers to its U.S. employees with a total investment of $1.2 billion by 2025. Through its popular Career Choice program, the company will fund full college tuition, as well as high school diplomas, GEDs, and English as a Second Language (ESL) proficiency certifications for its front-line employees-including those who have been at the company for just three months. Amazon is also adding three new education programs to provide employees with the opportunity to learn skills within data center maintenance and technology, IT, and user experience and research design.

Shot Efficiency and Passing Profile bring the total number of advanced statistics to eight, using AWS machine learning and analytics to give fans deeper insights into the game of football

Amazon Web Services (AWS), an Amazon.com, Inc. company (NASDAQ: AMZN), and the German Bundesliga, Germany's top national football league, announced two new Bundesliga Match Facts powered by AWS that will premier as graphics during broadcasts and in the official Bundesliga app during the 2021-22 season. The first advanced stat, Shot Efficiency, compares the actual number of goals that a player or team has scored with how many goals the player or team should have scored based on the quality of their chances. The second, Passing Profile, provides deeper insights into the pass quality of a player or an entire team. Both stats will debut during Matchday 4 on September 11, 2021, featuring the faceoff between German Champion FC Bayern Munchen and the second-place team of the previous season, RB Leipzig.

While the need for modernization may be clear, how to approach it often isn't

"Technology today moves quickly, often too fast for many businesses to keep up. Consequently, there comes a time in every company's development when your equipment is no longer sufficient. While the financial weight of modernizing may be unappealing, relying on legacy systems carries many hidden costs and risks.

In 2019, the U.S. federal government spent 80 percent of its $90 billion IT expenditures on maintenance, mainly on legacy equipment. As this case exemplifies, the costs of maintaining outdated systems overtake the cost of modernizing after enough time. That figure doesn't include the potential losses from security vulnerabilities or lost efficiency, either..."


Organizations and businesses are sitting on more data than ever before, and the fact remains that most of this data won't be called upon regularly.

'Cold' data, as it's called, represents between 60-80% of all data stored today. Inevitably, these data resources must be archived properly so they can be referenced easily when needed. With the proliferation of products aiming to provide such a service, Amazon Web Services Inc., with its S3 Glacier offering, seeks to set itself apart from the rest.

'One of the reasons we're finding customers looking to move to S3 Glacier is because of cost,' said Joe Fitzgerald (pictured), general manager of Amazon S3 Glacier at AWS. 'With Glacier Deep Archive, we have an industry-leading price point of a dollar per terabyte per month.'

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