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The Temptation of eBook Readers

Amazon’s announcement last night’s of the latest and greatest version of the Kindle brings back a bunch of conflicting feelings in me. Part of me is tempted by the promises of a limitless catalog and the ability to carry thousands of books with me, while a larger part of me is perfectly content to hang […]

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Brilliant: Amazon Frustration-Free Packaging

I don’t know if me being excited about this Amazon announcement is more a statement of me as a person, or this crazy world we live in, and I don’t care. Amazon’s new Frustration-Free Packaging program they just launched is 10 shades of awesome. Everyone – customer, manufacturer, deliverer, and Amazon – wins. So anyway, […]

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Early Look: Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)

Update @ 2:45pm: Jon Udell has a quick word on EC2, complete with a screencast demo. His one word review: “Wow”. Like Chris Pirillo, I received an email from Amazon last night inviting me to try out the beta of Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2), their newest web service offering. Here, I’m going to tell you […]

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Amazon S3: Utility Computing in Practice

Have you ever heard of Amazon S3? It’s the company’s Simple Storage Service that lets you use its computing infrastructure for your own purposes. Ok, that’s pretty cool, but here’s what makes it what they like to call a “game changer”: It’s all you can eat data storage with no upfront costs and no minimum […]

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Amazon is the Coolest!

Is it just me, or is Amazon.com the absolute coolest place to shop on the planet? I have to admit that Casey and I have probably spent more than our fair share at Amazon in the last year. The thing is, they make is so easy! It’s scary, but my recommendations page practically knows me […]