November, 2016

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Netflix and fill – our coffers: Canada mulls taxing vid streaming giant 5% of subs cash

Stream that money our way, says America’s Hat

The Canadian government will consider a new digital tax that would see Netflix required to set aside five per cent of its gross revenues.…

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Source:: TheRegister

Google’s Santa Tracker gets updated with Pokemon Go-type game – CNET

Get ready to track that fat guy in the red suit on December 24 and collect some virtual presents in your town while you wait. …read more

Source:: CNet

What you need to know from re:Invent – FPGAs-as-a-service and more

Just give it to me straight

AWS re:Invent At its re:Invent conference in Las Vegas today, Amazon Web Services tipped its hand to reveal its battle plan for invading new markets.…

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Source:: TheRegister

Box beats Q3 estimates, raises outlook for fiscal year

The enterprise cloud company also marked a corporate milestone in terms of quarterly revenue. …read more

Source:: ZDNet

Cheap virtual box hosters – Amazon’s Lightsail is out to destroy you (yes, you, Digital Ocean)

Lack of bill shock insurance could prove daunting for devs

Now that it dominates the public cloud market, Amazon is setting its sights lower – on developers deploying small projects – in the hope that these customers will remain within the AWS ecosystem.…

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Source:: TheRegister, still kicking, open sources self-driving cars – Roadshow

Self-driving car startup released its software platform and plans for a hardware module, the Comma Neo, freely to the public today. …read more

Source:: CNet

Google accounts hit with malware — a million and growing – CNET

Security firm Check Point says a Trojan horse campaign called Gooligan is striking 13,000 new Google accounts every day. …read more

Source:: CNet

Apple marks World AIDS Day with boost for Bono charity – CNET

In the name of corporate responsibility, the gadget giant is decorating 400 stores with Red signs and donating part of its sales to the nonprofit founded by U2’s frontman. …read more

Source:: CNet

Trump will get power to text all Americans – CNET

Donald Trump, president-elect of the US and Twitter aficionado, will be able to send unblockable mobile alerts to all Americans starting January 20. …read more

Source:: CNet

Trump tweets he’ll separate himself from his business empire – CNET

Technically Incorrect: The president-elect again chooses Twitter to make what some might see as a major announcement. …read more

Source:: CNet

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