Episode: Return of the Contractual JEDI: Amazon, the DoD, and Everybody Else

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Return of the Contractual JEDI: Amazon, the DoD, and Everybody Else
Amid a move by the Defense Department to shift towards a centralized, single-contract cloud service worth up to $10b over the next ten years, a nasty tale of insider dealings, procurement irregularities, and personal innuendo suggesting ethical misdeeds have come to light. And yes, they're all in a salacious dossier. It's Amazon vs IBM, Oracle, Microsoft, and a slew of others in this tale of the Defense Department's cloud-based Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure (yes, that's JEDI). Plus our Fast Five: Drones ground Gatwick Airport (sort of); Amazon's Alexa leans towards the dark side; African Grey Parrots that order food over Alexa; and the hacking/privacy issues of both India and China. Our Tech Bites Winner: Apple is facing other potential ban on the sale of some of its iPhones, this time in Germany, as the ongoing litigation with Qualcomm moves to a new level. Our Crystal Ball: Our top tech prediction for 2019, sort of. This episode features: Daniel Newman (@danielnewmanUV), Fred McClimans (@fredmcclimans), and Olivier Blanchard (@oablanchard). If you haven't already, please subscribe to our show on iTunes or SoundCloud. For inquiries or more information on the show you may email the team at info@futurumresearch.com or follow @FuturumXYZ on Twitter and feel free to direct inquires through that channel as well. To learn more about Future research please visit www.futurumresearch.com. As a reminder, the Futurum Tech Podcast is intended as an informational newsletter only. No investment advice is offered. While equities are frequently discussed, no investment advice is offered or implied.

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