TechCrunch: Climate justice and environmental ethics in tech, with Amazon engineer Rajit Iftikhar

Nearly 8,000 Amazon employees, many in prestigious engineering and design roles, have recently signed a petition calling on Jeff Bezos and the Amazon Board of Directors to dramatically shift the giant company’s approach to climate change. By deploying a kind…

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TechCrunch: AWS opens up its managed blockchain as a service to everybody

It was only about five months ago that AWS chief executive Andy Jassy announced that the company was reversing course on its previous dismissal of blockchain technologies and laid out a new service it would develop on top of open…

TechCrunch: Amazon launches a certification program for Alexa skill developers

Developers building voice-enabled applications for Amazon Echo and other Alexa-powered devices will now have a new way to validate their abilities, with Amazon’s launch of a new AWS Certified Alexa Skill Builder – Speciality certification. This is the first time…

TechCrunch: How business-to-business startups reduce inequality

Sibjeet Mahapatra Contributor More posts by this contributor VR, presence and the case of the missing killer app The bull case for Snapchat When considering the structural impact of technology companies on our economy and society, we tend to focus…

TechCrunch: The business case for serverless

Zack Kanter Contributor Zack Kanter is the co-founder of Stedi. More posts by this contributor Why Amazon is eating the world While serverless is typically championed as a way to reduce costs and scale massively on demand, there is one…