Skip to main content

AMNews: Amazon Opposes Sales Tax, Nintendo Stocks Decline Following Wii U Launch, IBM Hones Software Development Skills

Online retail giant Amazon has said that it would fight against several US states who are planning to force it to charge sales tax from their users. Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos said that company will stand its ground on the issue, which is being pushed by the Californian government in particular.

International Business Machines has launched a new cloud based platform that will help students and developers hone their software development skills. Announced at the IBM Innovate conference, the free cloud based platform is based on IBM Jazz tool.

Nintendo shares lost more than five per cent of their value after the first full day of transaction following the launch of the company's next generation gaming console, the Wii U. The market capitalisation of the company now stands at 2.17 Trillion Yen and caps a rather worrying quarter for Nintendo whose share price has fallen by more than 25 per cent over the last quarter alone.

Enterprise software maker SAP's user groups in the UK and Ireland, along with three other global user groups, are going to be featured in the company’s renovated customer project for Continuous Improvement. The structure of this new system appears to be more effective than the previous product development process when it comes to responding to development requests, according to Craig Dale, chief executive of SAP user group in the UK and Ireland region.

Office 365 stands as an alternative to BPOS (Business Productivity Online Suite) and caters to customised needs of small business and enterprises. With Office 365, Microsoft is offering office suite for desktop based applications with hosting capabilities through the Online Microsoft Applications.

Ravi Mandalla was ITProPortal's Sub Editor (and a contributing writer) for two years from 2011. Based in Ahmedabad, India, Ravi is now the owner and founder of Parity Media Pvt. Ltd., a news and media company, which specializes in online publishing, technology news and analysis, reviews, web site traffic growth, web site UI. Ravi lists his specialist subjects as: Enterprise, IT, Technology, Gadgets, Business, High Net Worth Individuals, Online Publishing, Advertising, Marketing, Social Media, News, Reviews, Audio, Video, and Multi-Media. He has also previously worked as Dy. Manager - IT Security at (n)Code Solutions.