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Instance Price Guide
Nicely done EC2 instance price comparison site, with spot instance and reserved pricing discounts taken into account; possibly better than ec2instances.info
ec2  instances  aws  pricing  hosts  spot-instances  money 
5 weeks ago by jm
EC2 Spot Blocks for Defined-Duration Workloads
you can now launch Spot instances that will run continuously for a finite duration (1 to 6 hours). Pricing is based on the requested duration and the available capacity, and is typically 30% to 45% less than On-Demand.
ec2  aws  spot-instances  spot  pricing  time 
october 2015 by jm
Why Airlines Want to Make You Suffer
'The fee [airline pricing] model comes with systematic costs that are not immediately obvious. Here’s the thing: in order for fees to work, there needs be something worth paying to avoid. That necessitates, at some level, a strategy that can be described as “calculated misery.” Basic service, without fees, must be sufficiently degraded in order to make people want to pay to escape it. And that’s where the suffering begins.'
travel  airlines  pricing  fees  economy  consumer  jetblue 
december 2014 by jm
Using spot instances
Excellent post on all of the ins and outs of EC2 spot instance usage
ec2  aws  spot-instances  pricing  cloud  auto-scaling  ops 
september 2014 by jm
EC2Instances.info
'Easy Amazon EC2 Instance Comparison'. a nice UI on the various EC2 instance types on offer with their key attributes. Misses out availability of EBS-optimized instances though
amazon  ec2  aws  comparison  pricing 
june 2013 by jm
Google App Engine Price Hike Stuns Developers - - Platform as a Service - Informationweek
'Now that Google has begun offering App Engine users a way to calculate the new rate and compare it with the old rate, developers are realizing their bills will rise, by a factor of 10 or 100 or more in some cases, when the pricing change takes effect in a few months.' - ouch
google  gae  appengine  costs  pricing  paas 
september 2011 by jm
Why Ryanair The Cookie Monster is just an urban myth
“If the price manipulation allegations were true, we would have expected to see price discrepancies in the results between Firefox and Chrome on day two. What we actually saw were exactly the same prices on both browsers.”
ryanair  pricing  airlines  travel  web  shopping  urban-myths 
june 2011 by jm

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