Baidu Mobile Ecosystem Rides the Wave of the Fast-Emerging Intelligent Economy, Says Dou Shen at Web Summit 2020

BEIJING, Dec. 3, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Dou Shen, Executive Vice President of Baidu, Inc. (NASDAQ: BIDU), today analyzed the rise of the intelligent economy and the resultant strategy of Baidu’s Mobile Ecosystem Group (MEG) during a keynote speech at Web Summit 2020. Shen explained how Baidu’s mobile ecosystem has been adapting to and driving the intelligent transformation of the mobile internet industry, leveraging Baidu’s self-developed AI technologies to provide users with more robust digital services.

“The rise of the intelligent economy is an inevitable trend brought on by AI technology, and also the biggest priority for companies that value technology investments,” Shen said at Web Summit, one of the largest technology conferences in the world that brings together executives from leading technology companies. With its leading AI technologies and commitment to innovation, Baidu’s mobile ecosystem is well-positioned to thrive in the era of the intelligent economy.

Shen

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After reaching $40B in revenue in record time, Amazon Web Services hints at its own reinvention

Amazon Web Services CEO Andy Jassy with a chart showing AWS revenue growth at the company’s virtual re:Invent conference this week. (Screenshot via webcast)

Kicking off the annual Amazon Web Services re:Invent conference this week, AWS CEO Andy Jassy pointed to a major milestone for the tech giant’s cloud division: AWS has officially surpassed $40 billion in annual revenue, and not at a leisurely pace. AWS added an incremental $10 billion in revenue in 12 months, faster than ever.

Jassy showed stats that put AWS’s share of the cloud infrastructure market at 45%, more than double its closest competitor, Microsoft Azure. But he sought to assure the virtual audience that AWS is not even close to its zenith, citing the 96% of the estimated $3.6 trillion in global IT spending that has yet to shift to the cloud.

“It means that there’s a lot of growth ahead of us,” he

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Amazon Web Services org chart under CEO Andy Jassy

  • Amazon Web Services has seen its growth slow down in recent years amid intensifying competition, the COVID-19 pandemic, and simple law of large numbers.
  • Business Insider identified and mapped out 95 of the most powerful people under AWS CEO Andy Jassy, who are leading key growth areas at the company.
  • They include influential execs such as Chief Technology Officer Werner Vogels, and Twitch CEO Emmett Shear, as well as some less familiar names, like Kathrin Buvac, the new vice president of business development, and Matt Garman, the head of sales and marketing.
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For the better part of the past decade, Amazon Web Services was the

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Amazon Web Services to offer macOS on-demand in the cloud, in new appeal to Apple developers

Amazon Web Services will provide software developers with access to macOS on-demand in the cloud for the first time, promising to speed up the process and reduce the cost of making software for Apple’s computers and devices.



graphical user interface: Dave Brown, Amazon EC2 vice president, announces the new Mac Instances on Monday night.


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Dave Brown, Amazon EC2 vice president, announces the new Mac Instances on Monday night.

Announced on the eve of the AWS re:invent conference Monday night, Amazon EC2 Mac Instances represent an unexpected expansion beyond Linux and Windows for AWS. Amazon says it was motivated by a desire to meet the needs of the community of more than 28 million developers who offer apps through the Apple App Store.

“Until now, development of these apps for the Apple platform was not possible within the AWS cloud,” said Dave Brown, AWC EC2 vice president, during the event. “Many of our customers had to manage their own fleet of Macs for their

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Amazon Web Services explains Wednesday outage

Within a few hours, the malfunctions began hitting customers of Amazon Web Services, the company’s cloud-computing unit. Customers of the Amazon-owned Ring security camera service couldn’t log in or watch video. Users struggled to operate their iRobot vacuum cleaners because the outage affect the iRobot Home App. And media companies, including The Washington Post (privately owned by Amazon chief executive Jeff Bezos), experienced publishing system outages.

Amazon acknowledged that the system failure was exacerbated by the co-dependencies its various services have on one another. The company had been trying to add capacity to its Amazon Kinesis service that customers use to process real-time data including video, audio and application logs. To resolve the issue, Amazon needed to restart a piece of its system it described as “many thousands of servers,” a lengthy process that had to be done gradually. But because other Amazon cloud services rely on Kinesis, including its

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Amazon Web Services is back up after a massive outage that hit sites including Roku, Adobe, and Target-owned Shipt



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  • Amazon Web Services has recovered after a massive outage on Wednesday.
  • The outage only affected one of AWS’s 24 regions, its US-East-1 Region, but it took down many popular web-based services.
  • Roku, Adobe, and Target-owned Shipt were among the sites impacted by the outage.
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Amazon Web Services (AWS) is back up after being down for most of Wednesday.

“We have restored all traffic to Kinesis Data Streams via all endpoints and it is now operating normally,” the company said early Thursday morning.

Scores of websites rely on the internet infrastructure to function. The outage only affected one of AWS’s 24 regions, its US-East-1 Region, but it took down many popular web-based services that utilize its servers, like Roku, Flickr, and Adobe Spark, which were among those that have reported issues. The Verge first reported the outage.

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Amazon Web Service outage takes down major apps and sites

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Amazon Web Services powers big players on the web. 


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A prolonged outage of Amazon Web Services — a core component for a vast number of sites and apps — brought part of the internet to a halt Wednesday, as reported earlier by The Verge. The affected sites include not only major players on the web like Flickr, Adobe Spark and Roku, but at least three news outlets.

The Tampa Bay Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer and the Capital Gazette all took to Twitter to inform readers of their AWS-related downtime. 

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Is Amazon Web Services Down? Roku, Adobe, Others Experience Problems

Amazon Web Services saw an outage Wednesday that caused problems for several companies. In a statement, Amazon said it was specifically having problems with its service that processes large streams of data. 

“We continue to work towards recovery of the issue affecting the Kinesis Data Streams API in the US-EAST-1 Region. We also continue to see an improvement in error rates for Kinesis and several affected services, but expect full recovery to still take up to a few hours,” the statement said. 

“The issue continues to also affect other services, or parts of these services, that utilize Kinesis Data Streams within their workflows. While features of multiple services are impacted, some services have seen broader impact and service-specific impact details are below. We continue to work towards full recovery.” 

Amazon Web Services is the company’s cloud storage business that many high-profile companies use. 

Many companies including the Baltimore Sun and

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Vision AI will be the next worldwide web

The web may not be the largest thing to run on the internet (these days it seems like Zoom is) but it was the most transformational until mobile apps came along. You can follow the waves by developer interest: in the 2000s everyone was learning HTML and making a website. In the 2010s everyone was learning to develop mobile apps. In the 2020s all the developers are going to build Vision AI. And for good reason.

Where the web had its impact was by digitizing manual paper-based processes. Rather than receive a bank statement in the mail you could view it on the web. Rather than mail in a check, you could pay on the web. Rather than fax in a trade authorization, you could validate it on the web.

This extended to internal enterprise processes, from product configuration to employee surveys, and to B2B processes, from catalog updates to

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Google gets web allies by letting outsiders help build Chrome’s foundation

Google's open-source Chromium project is the foundation for Chrome and several other companies' browsers.

Google’s open-source Chromium project is the foundation for Chrome and several other companies’ browsers.


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Google is loosening control over the core of its Chrome browser, a move that helps Microsoft, Samsung and Brave build competitors while advancing the search giant’s vision of the web.

Over the past six months, Google welcomed the first outside developer into the leadership of its Chromium project, the software that powers the similarly named browser. The Alphabet subsidiary is also granting outsiders access to its previously proprietary software development system and allows outside features even when Google doesn’t incorporate them into the flagship Chrome browser.

Chromium is open-source software, which means anyone can modify and use it. Even with open source, though outsiders can have trouble convincing project organizers to accept their changes and

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