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Snapchat signs $1 Billion cloud deal with ‘Amazon Web Services’

Snapchat signs $1 Billion cloud deal with 'Amazon Web Services'

Snapchat owner Snap has loosened its purse strings to spend an expected $1bn on Amazon’s cloud services over the coming five years, supplementing its existing $2bn cloud contract with Google. Snap Inc.’s updated S-1 filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission mentions a deal with Amazon’s cloud-computing arm that the company had not previously made public, Recode reported Thursday. According ... Read More »

2018 Ford Expedition revealed: Bigger, But Lighter (Video)

2018 Ford Expedition revealed: Bigger, But Lighter (Video)

Ford introduces the all-new Expedition – the smartest, most capable and most adaptable Expedition ever – with technology to keep every passenger connected, more power for drivers, and more expected towing capability than any other full-size SUV. The all-new Expedition makes its debut today with an assist from the Dallas Cowboys in Texas – America’s best-selling full-size SUV market. “When ... Read More »

The BMW X1 is a happy throwback (Video)

The BMW X1 is a happy throwback (Video)

The 2017 BMW X1 ranks 1 out of 5 Luxury Subcompact SUVs. The 2017 BMW X1 finishes near the top of our luxury subcompact rankings because of its good performance, upscale and spacious interior, and outstanding cargo space for the class. Is the BMW X1 a Good SUV? The BMW X1 enjoys spirited acceleration thanks to a turbocharged four-cylinder engine ... Read More »

PayPal builds Slack peer-to-peer payments bot (Video)

PayPal builds Slack peer-to-peer payments bot

PayPal has built its first bot, enabling Slack users to send person-to-person payments without leaving the team messaging app. Meron Colbeci, senior director, core consumer products, PayPal, says sending money from an account “is as easy as typing, ‘/PayPal send $5 to @Dave.’” The bot is available to Slack users in Australia, Canada, the UK and the US. The firm ... Read More »

YouTube launches mobile live streaming for creators

YouTube launches mobile live streaming for creators

Eight months after announcing it would support livestreaming capabilities, YouTube has started giving more people access to the service. On Tuesday, the video social network revealed that mobile livestreaming will be available to every creator, as long as they have more than 10,000 subscribers. It promises that “the rest of you will have it soon.” Ten thousand subscribers isn’t all ... Read More »

Frontier Developments license rights from Hollywood studio, Report

Frontier Developments license rights from Hollywood studio, Report

Frontier Developments, creator of Elite: Dangerous and Planet Coaster, is moving to bigger things with its next franchise. How about a game created with a movie license of “global renown?” According to a press release posted on the London Stock Exchange website, the company has licensed the rights to an “enduring movie franchise of global renown” from an unnamed Hollywood ... Read More »

Chevrolet Delivers First Bolt EVs to Canadian Customers “Report”

Chevrolet Delivers First Bolt EVs to Canadian Customers, Report

Chevrolet Canada delivered its first two Bolt EVs in the provinces of Ontario and Quebec. “This is a truly satisfying moment as our customers begin to experience this ground-breaking technology and overall fun-to-drive vehicle,” said Laura Pacey, brand director for Chevrolet in Canada.  “Standard features include DC fast charger capability, Regen on Demand steering wheel paddle, a 10.2 inch colour ... Read More »

Ontario Making Electric Vehicles More Affordable “Report”

Ontario Making Electric Vehicles More Affordable, Report

Ontario is making it easier for people across the province to reduce greenhouse gas pollution and switch to an electric vehicle (EV) by further enhancing its Electric Vehicle Incentive Program (EVIP). Drivers residing in Ontario that were interested in purchasing a Tesla were capped at receiving a $3,000 incentive for the automaker’s electric cars, as the government has a cap ... Read More »

2017 Porsche 911 Carrera GTS: the perfect 911? (Video)

2017 Porsche 911 Carrera GTS: the perfect 911? (Video)

Porsche’s middle-ground 911, the new GTS, is adorably fun and heroically fast. What is it? Trading a fancy folding roof and a pair of front driveshafts for no more than a third pedal in the footwell, this standard, rear-drive, manual 911 GTS coupé will always be the first choice of those who’ve always believed that, when it comes to 911s, ... Read More »

Facebook loses $500 million virtual reality case

Facebook loses $500 million virtual reality case

A US court has ordered the Facebook-owned company Oculus to pay half a billion dollars compensation after finding they unlawfully used virtual reality technology of video game developer ZeniMax. The jury in federal court in Dallas found Oculus, which Facebook acquired for about $2 billion in 2014, used ZeniMax’s computer code to launch the Rift virtual-reality headset. ZeniMax alleges that ... Read More »