Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat:
WhatsApp for Android now lets you back up your chat history, voice messages, photos, and videos to Google Drive — Bitter rivals Facebook and Google today announced a partnership that may feel a bit odd at first glance. WhatsApp for Android is getting Google Drive integration …
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Amazon Shuts Down Its Music Importer Software, Points Users To Amazon Music App Instead — Streaming has been eating away into digital and CD sales for years, as consumers turn to online services like Pandora, Spotify, Amazon Prime Music, iHeartRadio, and now Apple Music, among others, to listen to their favorite songs and artists.
Jordan Novet / VentureBeat:
Amazon launches Inspector, a tool that automatically finds security and compliance issues — Amazon Web Services (AWS) today announced Amazon Inspector, a sort of bot service that looks for and identifies potential security and compliance vulnerabilities. — Amazon Inspector is available in preview today.
Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch:
Enterprise SaaS Marketplace AppDirect Raises $140M Series E Round Led By J.P. Morgan — AppDirect makes it easier for enterprises to buy cloud services from the likes of Box, Google, Symantec and others (and serves as a kind of referral service for these businesses).
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Amazon's AWS Is Now A $7.3B Business As It Passes 1M Active Enterprise Customers — Today Amazon's AWS business kicked off its big Re:Invent conference with some stats that speak to how the company's enterprise division continues to dominate the cloud-based data services space.