• Jeff Bezos is just fine taking the Pentagon's $10B JEDI cloud contract

    1 month ago - By Tech Crunch

    Some tech companies might have a problem taking money from the Department of Defense, but Amazon isn't one of them, as CEO Jeff Bezos made clear today at the Wired25 conference. Just last week, Google pulled out of the running for the Pentagon's $10 billion, 10-year JEDI cloud contract , but Bezos suggested that he was happy to take the government's money.
    Bezos has been surprisingly quiet about the contract up until now, but his company has certainly attracted plenty of attention from the companies competing for the JEDI deal. Just last week IBM filed a formal protest with the Government...
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  • US Steel, union announce 4-year pact covering thousands

    1 month ago - By Stl Today

    PITTSBURGH - Negotiators for US Steel Corp. and the United Steelworkers have announced an agreement on four-year contracts covering thousands of employees around the country.
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  • Jeff Bezos attacks Google for refusing US military contracts: 'This is a great country and it does need to be defended'

    Jeff Bezos attacks Google for refusing US military contracts: 'This is a great country and it does need to be defended'

    1 month ago - By Business Insider

    Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos has defended his company's bids for US military contracts.
    "This is a great country and it does need to be defended," he said at a conference on Monday.
    His remarks are a rebuke of Google, which has recently dropped out of the running for military contracts after internal employee protests.
    Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos has sharply criticized Google over its decision to ditch US military contracts and insisted Amazon will continue to work with the American government, saying: "This is a great country and it does need to be defended."
    Speaking at the Wired 25 conference in San...
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