Microsoft and AWS exchange poisoned pen blog posts in latest Pentagon JEDI contract spat – TechCrunch

[ad_1] Microsoft and Amazon are at it again as the fight for the Defense Department JEDI contract continues. In a recent series of increasingly acerbic pronouncements, the two companies continue their ongoing spat over the $10 billion, decade-long JEDI contract spoils. As you may recall (or not), last fall in a surprise move, the DoD…

Facebook’s $5.7 billion bet on Indian giant Jio spells trouble for Amazon and Flipkart – TechCrunch

[ad_1] Facebook’s major bet on Jio Platforms could create a headache for mobile payments services that have amassed tens of millions of users while struggling to find a business model in the world’s second-largest internet market. The $5.7 billion investment, Facebook’s second-largest to date, could also further its dominance in India — its biggest market…