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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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Amabuddy

I saw this on Boing Boing this morning and had to give it a try: Amabuddy. It’s pretty cool – put the Amabuddy phone number in your cell phone address book, then when you’re at a store wondering if you should buy something or just wait and order it off Amazon, call the number and […]

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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 […]

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Open Source Software and the Future of Business

Tim O’Reilly is one of those few people who can step back, look at the current state of things, and then predict where it’s all headed. In this cause, the topic is computing, open source software specifically. He recently wrote an article called The Open Source Paradigm Shift, in which he talks about where computer […]