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A Business With No End - The New York Times
Cor, this is great stuff from Jenny Odell: a tangly web of dropshipping, fraud, media, and "Bible universities". Great writing, and very hypertexty.
dropshipping  amazon  jennyodell  writing  business 
7 days ago by infovore
Dreaming of the Cloud | Some Ben?
"My dream cloud interface is not about booting virtual machines and monitoring jobs, but about spending money so my job finishes quicker. The cloud should let me launch some code, and get it chugging along in the background. Then later, I would like to spend a certain amount of money, and let reverse auction magic decide how much more CPU & RAM that money buys. This should feel like bidding for AdWords on Google. So where I might use the Unix command “nice” to prioritize a job, I could call “expensiveNice” on a PID to get that job more CPU or RAM. Virtual machines are hip this week, but applications & jobs are still the more natural way to think about computing tasks." Yes, this. And: lots of people _think_ the cloud works like this, but it really doesn't, yet. Parallelization/adding computing power is more practical, but it's not been made easy like a bunch of other things have (so far).
cloud  scaling  amazon  ec2  parallelization  justletmespendmoney 
may 2011 by infovore
Online Backup for Mac | Arq | Haystack Software
S3-backed, Mac-specific backup tool. Looks nice, and well-thought-through.
amazon  s3  backup  osx 
april 2011 by infovore
How To: Getting Started with Amazon EC2 | PaulStamatiou.com
This is a pretty good guide - made sense, got me up and running fast, and nice and clearly written.
ec2  amazon  aws  development  tutorial  howto 
september 2009 by infovore
Amazon.com: Customer Reviews: Denon AKDL1 Dedicated Link Cable
"A caution to people buying these: if you do not follow the "directional markings" on the cables, your music will play backwards. Please check that before mentioning it in your reviews." And so forth. Very funny reviews for a somewhat overpriced product.
denon  cable  satire  amazon  ugc  reviews  crowdsourcing  funny  humour 
june 2008 by infovore
Amazon Web Services Blog: Our Most Fulfilling Web Service Yet
"Merchants can store their own products to our fulfillment centers and then, using a simple web service interface, fulfill orders for the products. That’s right – make a web service call, ship a product to a customer!"
amazon  aws  webservice  shipping  fulfilment  delivery  api 
march 2008 by infovore
Irving Wladawsky-Berger: More on the Evolution towards the Knowledge Economy
"Nocera mentions Bezos’ belief that if you do something good for one customer, they will tell one hundred others. [...] Put it all together, and you begin to see what a truly empowered, truly knowledge-based global economy looks like."
amazon  service  experience  knowledgeeconomy 
january 2008 by infovore
Kindle can light up your life :: CHICAGO SUN-TIMES :: Andy Ihnatko
"It's one of the most awesome consumer products ever. It might even be a landmark moment in technology. ... and Amazon is promoting it as a $399 waffle maker." Andy Ihnatko on the Kindle
kindle  amazon  technology  publishing  books  writing  reading 
december 2007 by infovore
The Future of Reading (A Play in Six Acts) [dive into mark]
Mark Pilgrim looks at Kindle through what's been said about it so far, and what's been said about the act of reading in the past. His comparisons prove depressing, and worthy of at least some consideration.
kindle  publishing  electronic  reading  amazon  jeffbezos  analysis  criticism  service 
november 2007 by infovore
Amazon.com acquires dpreview.com: Digital Photography Review
Blimey. Wasn't expecting that at all; I'm hoping the site will remain (as they suggest) a "stand-alone operation".
photography  commerce  website  online  amazon  acquisition 
may 2007 by infovore
Burningbird » Web 2.0 Beats up Web 1.0, Leaves Bloody Pulp
"In case you missed it, let me repeat this: we will be charging the owner of the bucket for 403s and 404s, since they consume system resources." S3 jumps the shark, mayhap?
s3  amazon  webservices  storage 
may 2007 by infovore
ESV Bible Blog » Blog Archive » Mechanical Turk Recap
The ESV Bible team crowdsourced their interlinked search database to Amazon's Mechanical Turk. That turned out quite well for them.
crowdsourcing  mechanicalturk  amazon  outsourcing  distributed  processing 
july 2006 by infovore
GigaOM : » StartUps Embracing Amazon S3
S3’s early success makes you think that if the on-demand infrastructure can be delivered at an affordable price, the cost of setting up an online business is going to decline even further, perhaps prompting a whole cycle of new entrepreneurial activity.
amazon  s3  webservices  storage  startup 
july 2006 by infovore
Sozu Web Design, Accessibility and Media - Amazon Media Manager for Wordpress (AMM)
As used by BSAG at www.rousette.org.uk . Quite interested in trying this out
wordpress  plugin  amazon 
august 2005 by infovore

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