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Car-sharing companies use these tactics and more to rent your Corolla

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It might not be a Tesla Model X with falcon-wing doors and a sleek sunroof, but car-sharing apps still want to rent out your ride. 

Putting your Toyota Prius on any major car-sharing app means it gets the same royal treatment as a Ferrari or Porsche, with a professional automotive photographer taking glamour shots. 

Free professional photo shoots are the current norm in the competitive space of car-sharing apps. The industry is expected to grow from $5 billion in 2016 to $11 billion in…

Car-sharing companies use these tactics and more to rent your Corolla

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It might not be a Tesla Model X with falcon-wing doors and a sleek sunroof, but car-sharing apps still want to rent out your ride. 

Putting your Toyota Prius on any major car-sharing app means it gets the same royal treatment as a Ferrari or Porsche, with a professional automotive photographer taking glamour shots. 

Free professional photo shoots are the current norm in the competitive space of car-sharing apps. The industry is expected to grow from $5 billion in 2016 to $11 billion in…

AWS course on sale: Train to be a cloud architect for less than $10

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Contrary to popular belief, and despite the near-ubiquity of its Amazon Prime subscription service among modern consumers, Amazon’s ecommerce site is hardly its cash cow. 

Nope — that title belongs to Amazon Web Services, or AWS, its subsidiary providing on-demand cloud computing services.

But what AWS lacks in mainstream name recognition, it makes up for with stellar growth and profits: According to Amazon’s most recent financial statement, AWS grew 47 percent in the 2018 fiscal year,…

AWS course on sale: Train to be a cloud architect for less than $10

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Contrary to popular belief, and despite the near-ubiquity of its Amazon Prime subscription service among modern consumers, Amazon’s ecommerce site is hardly its cash cow. 

Nope — that title belongs to Amazon Web Services, or AWS, its subsidiary providing on-demand cloud computing services.

But what AWS lacks in mainstream name recognition, it makes up for with stellar growth and profits: According to Amazon’s most recent financial statement, AWS grew 47 percent in the 2018 fiscal year,…

AWS course on sale: Train to be a cloud architect for less than $10

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Contrary to popular belief, and despite the near-ubiquity of its Amazon Prime subscription service among modern consumers, Amazon’s ecommerce site is hardly its cash cow. 

Nope — that title belongs to Amazon Web Services, or AWS, its subsidiary providing on-demand cloud computing services.

But what AWS lacks in mainstream name recognition, it makes up for with stellar growth and profits: According to Amazon’s most recent financial statement, AWS grew 47 percent in the 2018 fiscal year,…

YouTube Gaming’s days are numbered, before it shuts down for good

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This week is the last for YouTube Gaming.

While the closure was announced last year, the app will officially shut down and be merged with the main site on May 30, Google announced in a support post.

Although YouTube will merge existing YouTube Gaming subscriptions to the main site, it’s not possible to transfer the games content which you’ve saved in YouTube Gaming.

In the aftermath of Twitch’s acquisition by Amazon for $1 billion back in 2014, Google stepped up the competition by releasing…

YouTube Gaming’s days are numbered, before it shuts down for good

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This week is the last for YouTube Gaming.

While the closure was announced last year, the app will officially shut down and be merged with the main site on May 30, Google announced in a support post.

Although YouTube will merge existing YouTube Gaming subscriptions to the main site, it’s not possible to transfer the games content which you’ve saved in YouTube Gaming.

In the aftermath of Twitch’s acquisition by Amazon for $1 billion back in 2014, Google stepped up the competition by releasing…

Artist auctions off virus-ridden laptop for $1 million

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A laptop infected with some of the most destructive pieces of malware ever may sound like the kind of ticking time bomb you’d expect only in sci-fi movies. But one man has created just such a machine, and it can be yours — if you have about $1 million to spare. 

No, this isn’t some shady dark web marketplace. It’s an art auction, and the current bidding price is around $1.2 million. 

The piece, by artist Guo O Dong, is titled “The Persistence of Chaos,” and the name is apt because the…

Artist auctions off virus-ridden laptop for $1 million

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A laptop infected with some of the most destructive pieces of malware ever may sound like the kind of ticking time bomb you’d expect only in sci-fi movies. But one man has created just such a machine, and it can be yours — if you have about $1 million to spare. 

No, this isn’t some shady dark web marketplace. It’s an art auction, and the current bidding price is around $1.2 million. 

The piece, by artist Guo O Dong, is titled “The Persistence of Chaos,” and the name is apt because the…

Facebook has already removed more than 2 billion fake accounts this year

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Facebook’s fake account problem keeps getting bigger.

The company is removing more fake accounts than ever, taking down more than 2 billion accounts so far in 2019 alone, Facebook disclosed in a new transparency report.

Company executives said there’s been a sharp uptick in the number of fake accounts created this year. There were 2.19 billion accounts removed during the first quarter of 2019, nearly double the 1.2 billion removed during the fourth quarter of 2018.

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