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ICYMI Weekly Tech News Highlights July 7, 2017

By boundless team in · Technology · July 7, 2017

ICYMI Weekly Tech News Highlights is a weekly roundup of relevant technology posts from around the web.

Is Amazon getting too big? 

While customers have flocked to its low prices, speedy delivery and customer service, it’s a different matter for suppliers. Even as they benefit from instant access to a massive online customer base, Amazon's market size gives it the power to inflict increasingly tough terms on its partners, driving down prices and passing on the savings to customers.

Our thoughts: The places that Amazon's reach extends is mind blowing.

Sony Japan to spin up vinyl production after nearly 30-year break


Vinyl continues its triumphant return to the mainstream in 2017, with sales of records at their highest point since the late 1980s and a variety of new, stylish turntables hitting the market. Meeting this increasing market demand is a challenge with many large record pressing facilities closed, but Sony Japan is looking to tap into the trend by resuming vinyl production at one of its plants from March 2018.

Our thoughts: Despite the fact that streaming music is purchased by 70+ million people a month, some people still clamor for physical media.

As the original Windows 10 reaches end-of-service, Microsoft will start pestering you to update


It's quite some time since the launch of Windows 10 -- so long, in fact, that the original release has now reached the end of its life. Windows 10 version 1507 will no longer receive Microsoft's monthly security patches, so the company is about to start reminding hangers-on that they should update.

Our thoughts: This is a key way that desktop differs from mobile devices. On mobile, users update quickly. On desktop, many people hang on as long as possible.

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