AWS Customers Rack Up Hefty Bills For Moving Data

An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Information: There are a lot of ways companies can rack up high bills for using cloud services, sometimes unexpectedly. One particularly stiff expense is the cost of shifting data from one cloud provider’s servers to another provider, or to a company’s own data center. The Information has learned… Continue reading AWS Customers Rack Up Hefty Bills For Moving Data

There Are Some Stupid-Ass TLDs

I like to think I’m not an overly opinionated person. That being said, when I saw the internet number authority’s list of TLDs, I felt full of opinions. Take a scroll through for yourself!What do you find? Wonderful-sounding, generic, general-purpose top level domains that you might want, such as: .CalvinKlein, .BestBuy, and .BlockBusterInternet Assigned Number Authority, List of… Continue reading There Are Some Stupid-Ass TLDs

Bank of America Says It Saves $2 Billion Per Year By Ignoring Amazon and Microsoft and Building Its Own Cloud Instead

Bank of America has bucked the Wall Street trend by building its own private cloud software rather than outsourcing to companies like Amazon, Microsoft, and Google. From a report: The investment, including a $350 million charge in 2017, hasn’t been cheap, but it has had a striking payoff, CEO Brian Moynihan said during the company’s third-quarter earnings… Continue reading Bank of America Says It Saves $2 Billion Per Year By Ignoring Amazon and Microsoft and Building Its Own Cloud Instead

Tim Cook Defends Decision To Remove Hong Kong Maps App In Memo

The company received “credible information” from authorities indicating the software was being used “maliciously” to attack police. Bloomberg reports: Apple pulled HKmap.live from its App Store on Wednesday after flip-flopping between rejecting it and approving it earlier this month. Apple made the decision after consulting with local authorities, because it could endanger law enforcement and city… Continue reading Tim Cook Defends Decision To Remove Hong Kong Maps App In Memo

⛵ South Tampa Bay Chamber of Commerce Expo ✨

Just a quick heads up to let folks know we’ll be walking around at the STBCOC Expo here at the Tampa Convention Center! Info below: Date and Time Thursday Sep 26, 20194:00 PM – 7:00 PM EDT Location Tampa Convention Center333 S. Franklin Ave.Click here for directions. PARKING: Parking is available for a fee in… Continue reading ⛵ South Tampa Bay Chamber of Commerce Expo ✨

Sprint Took FCC Cash For Serving 885,000 People It Wasn’t Actually Serving

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: Sprint has been caught taking millions of dollars in government subsidies for “serving” 885,000 low-income Americans who weren’t using Sprint service, the Federal Communications Commission said today. Sprint violated the Lifeline program’s “non-usage rule” that requires providers of free, subsidized plans to de-enroll subscribers who haven’t used their phones… Continue reading Sprint Took FCC Cash For Serving 885,000 People It Wasn’t Actually Serving