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Five must-read stories from the intersection of tech, business and politics

From AWS’s fury over Microsoft’s $10bn Pentagon cloud deal, to a new £50m fund for AI-powered healthcare products, here are the key developments so far this week.

Microsoft’s $10bn JEDI cloud contract “sets dangerous precedent”, says AWS

Amazon Web Services (AWS) has launched an extraordinary attack on the US government after defence officials announced they would not row back on their decision to award a controversial $10bn cloud contract to Microsoft.

LTW shows tech is playing a critical role in rebuilding the economy

This year’s London Tech Week has demonstrated how the industry is playing a critical role in supporting the UK’s job market and rebuilding the economy, writes Global Tech Advocates’ Russ Shaw.

NHSx unveils first winners of £50m AI in Health and Care Award

The developers of more than forty AI-powered healthcare products are set to take a cut of a new £50m NHS innovation fund.

The biggest govtech deals of the week

In partnership with GlobalData, we’ve drilled down into the most valuable tenders and awards from the last seven days. Here’s what we found this week.

Internet Society launches tool to protect the open web

The Internet Society has developed a tool for policymakers that aims to preserve the internet’s open and free standards. It’s launching in the face of looming threats such as Trump’s ‘clean internet’ initiative, Belarus cutting off civilian access to the internet amid protests, and the EU’s push towards ‘digital sovereignty’, as Laurie Clarke reports.