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Amazon Chime goes after WebEx, Skype for Business, and GoToMeeting

Companies looking for a new video- and teleconferencing system have a fresh face to turn to in the market: Amazon Web Services.

On Monday, the public cloud provider announced the launch of Amazon Chime, a new service that’s designed to compete with the likes of WebEx, Skype for Business and GoToMeeting. It’s a powerful swing at some very entrenched enterprise software players by the public cloud provider.

AWS launched the service with native applications for Windows, MacOS, iOS, and Android. Chime’s infrastructure is based in the U.S., but Gene Farrell, AWS’s vice president of enterprise applications, said that the service can be accessed worldwide.

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Chips coming by June will herald the next generation of Wi-Fi

Qualcomm will start shipping sample chips for the next generation of Wi-Fi by June, helping device and network vendors develop products that might quadruple users’ speeds and lengthen battery life.

The new silicon uses an early version of IEEE 802.11ax, a specification designed to make wireless LANs more efficient and increase their performance as a result. The formal standard isn’t expected to be signed off until late next year, but it’s common for some components using a new standard to ship before that step takes place.

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Disney has dropped PewDiePie, the world's highest-earning YouTube star, over anti-Semitic videos

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Disney has dropped PewDiePie, the world’s highest-earning YouTube star, after a series of videos that featured anti-Semitic messages, according to The Wall Street Journal.

PewDiePie, a 27 year old from Sweden named Felix Kjellberg, whose foul-mouthed gaming videos have netted him 53 million subscribers, made $15 million in 2016, according to Forbes. Some of that was a result of a joint venture with Maker Studios, the multi-channel network Disney bought for $675 million in 2014. That joint venture is finished in the wake of these videos, Disney confirmed to Business Insider.

“Although Felix has created a following by being provocative and irreverent, he clearly went too far in this case and the resulting videos are inappropriate,” a spokeswoman for Maker Studios told Business Insider. “Maker Studios has made the decision to end our affiliation with him going forward.”

According to a Wall Street Journal review of Kjellberg’s channel, he posted nine videos since August that “include anti-Semitic jokes or Nazi imagery.”

One such video from January 11, since taken down, featured Kjellberg hiring two men to make a sign that read “Death to All Jews,” using the freelancer website Fiverr. Kjellberg later said that video was a joke that had gone too far, and YouTube pulled ads from the video. (YouTube hasn’t pulled ads from any of Kjellberg’s other videos, nor taken any of the videos down, though Kjellberg has himself.)

The situation is further complicated for YouTube, since beyond Kjellberg being its biggest star, he also has a show on YouTube’s $9.99-a-month premium service, YouTube Red, called “Scare PewDiePie.” YouTube declined to comment about Kjellberg to The Journal.

Business Insider has reached out to YouTube and PewDiePie for comment.

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The Grammys' biggest winner was a 77-year-old Memphis legend, according to Spotify and Pandora

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Adele may have won best album at the Grammys, but the biggest winner of the night was William Bell — at least by Spotify streams.

77-year-old Bell won an award for best Americana album, for his “This Is Where I Live,” which is his first release on a major label in almost 40 years, according to The Los Angeles Times.

“Wow, this is quite a surprise,” he said. “I am very humbled by it and glad to be here after all these years and still viable in the industry.

Spotify said that streams for the singer-songwriter’s iconic blues song, “Born Under A Bad Sign” (co-written by Booker T. Jones), jumped a whopping 4,950%. Bell’s total Spotify streams as an artist rose 680% in the wake of his Grammys win. On Pandora, Bell saw a 12,085% lift in stations added.

Here were a few other artists who saw big post-Grammy jumps, according to Spotify:

  • Cynthia Erivo — also 680%
 (Performed The Beach Boys’ “God Only Knows” with John Legend)    
  • Sturgill Simpson — 346% 
(Winner of Best Country Album, performed “All Around You”)
  • Morris Day — 344% 
(Performed a Prince tribute with Bruno Mars)
  • Chance The Rapper — 206%
 (Winner of Best New Artist, Best Rap Album and Best Rap Performance, performed “How Great” and “All We Got” with Kirk Franklin)

A note on Spotify’s methodology: “The increases were calculated by comparing the number of streams that took place in the hour following the show with the exact same hour the week before.”

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Amazon is finally opening a bookstore in the San Francisco Bay Area (AMZN)

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Amazon’s first bookstore in the Bay Area will be in Walnut Creek, a suburban town 20 miles east of San Francisco.

According to the East Bay Times’ Jennifer Modenessi, Amazon’s bookstore will be located in Broadway Plaza, one of the high-end shopping centers in the region.

In an email to Business Insider, Amazon’s spokesperson confirmed the report, saying, “We are excited to be bringing Amazon Books to Broadway Plaza in Walnut Creek and we are currently hiring store managers and associates.”

This will be Amazon’s ninth brick-and-mortar bookstore. It already has three open in Seattle, San Diego, and Portland, with five more to come in New York, Chicago, New Jersey, and two suburban towns of Boston.

It’s unclear what made Amazon choose Walnut Creek, as opposed to a more metropolitan area like downtown San Francisco. But Walnut Creek is a destination shopping town, and also follows a common theme that can be found in other Amazon bookstores: it’s close to independent bookstores.

As noted in the East Bay Times report, Walnut Creek has lost all of its major bookstores in recent years and is left with a single antiquarian shop called Swan’s Fine Books. Amazon’s new bookstore will be located 0.3 miles, or a 7-minute walk, away from Swan’s Fine Books.

Most of Amazon’s bookstores are launching in community neighborhoods, instead of commercial shopping districts, going after the markets typically owned by independent bookstores. The Seattle store is just 1.5 miles away from an indie store called Third Place Books, while the Chicago store is in the historic Lakeview neighborhood, sitting within a mile of two independent bookstores.

Given how well indie bookstores have done lately, it makes sense for Amazon to go after this market with its own brick-and-mortar bookstores.

But there’s still the question of why Amazon is doubling down on this market all of a sudden. Amazon CFO Brian Olsavsky did give one clue, however.

“We think bookstores … are a great way for customers to engage with our devices, to see them, touch and play with them, and become fans, so we see a lot of value in that,” Olsavsky said during a recent earnings call.

Bookstores don’t just sell books, they also sell Kindles, Echoes, and any other gadget Amazon wants to put out.

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Yik Yak is back with a college Slack called Hive

yik-yak-hive Yik Yak crashed and burned after raising $73.5 million… then laying off most of its employees as users ditched its anonymous message board app. But now Yik Yak appears to be taking another shot at the college demographic with an app for chatting up people with the same classes, major or interest. Last week, an app called Hive appeared in the app stores. It was built by Richard Guy,… Read More

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Kudi wants to make it easier to pay bills in places where internet access is limited

A man keeps his money in his back pocket in a Lagos om April 15, 2008. In Nigeria, where officials are keen to clean up a reputation for massive corruption, authorities insist that humble citizens show more respect for the country's currency, the naira. AFP PHOTO / PIUS UTOMI EKPEI (Photo credit should read PIUS UTOMI EKPEI/AFP/Getty Images) Making payments and sending money to friends and family in Nigeria can be cumbersome. Y Combinator-backed Kudi, which recently launched in Nigeria, is aiming to make it easier for people to pay bills and pay each other via messaging. At its core, Kudi is a chatbot, which lives inside Facebook Messenger and eventually Skype, that helps you transfer money, buy airtime for your phone, pay bills… Read More

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Facebook is pushing record labels to let you soundtrack your videos

facebook-video-soundtracks How can Facebook and Instagram make their amateur videos more interesting than those you see on Twitter or Snapchat? A killer soundtrack. That’s why Facebook is now pressing record labels even harder for a licensing deal.
Successful negotiations could allow users to either edit popular music into their creations or record clips with popular music in the background without their videos… Read More

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Experts worried about ransomware hitting critical infrastructure

Expect ransomware to grow more aggressive in the coming years, including higher ransom payments and attempts to go beyond attacking data — by shutting down entire computer systems to utilities or factories.

“I see no reason for ransomware to stop,” said Neil Jenkins, an official with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. “It’s shown to be effective.”

On Monday at the RSA cybersecurity conference, experts gave a grim outlook on the future of ransomware, which they fear will spread. Through the attacks, cybercriminals have already managed to rake in $1 billion last year, according to one estimate.

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White House H-1B plan puts U.S. workers in front

A top White House adviser Sunday outlined two key principles underlying the administration’s approach to H-1B reform. It wants a system requiring employers to first consider U.S. workers for a job before hiring visa-holding workers, and it intends to distribute H-1B visas under a “merit-based” system.

Stephen Miller, senior policy adviser for President Donald Trump, said the administration will seek an immigration program where “American workers are given jobs first.”

In a television interview Sunday on NBC’s Meet the Press, Miller also said that Trump “has made clear” his interest in creating “a merit-based system where individuals coming into the country bring the kinds of benefits economically that will grow our economy and help lift up wages for everybody.” (You can find the transcript here.)

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