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October 2006

Newsletter #18

  • Amazon E-Commerce Service (Amazon ECS) Now Offering Promotions Data
  • Jeff Bezos Gives “Web-Scale Computing” Keynote at the MIT Emerging Technologies Conference
  • AWS Community Spotlight: ProductPricer and Interarchy
  • Developer Connection Updates – Product Centers, Newsletters, and Co-marketing
  • Upcoming Events
  • Amazon E-Commerce Service (Amazon ECS) Now Offering Promotions Data

    Amazon ECS is proud to offer developers programmatic access to Amazon promotions. Promotions are a critical component of merchandising for any retailer, motivating customers to buy sooner and helping merchants provide more attractive offers in a competitive retail environment. Developers can now obtain promotions data via established, robust APIs with two new response groups, PromotionDetail and PromotionSummary. This new data is integrated into the existing block of “offers” information. The new response groups expose both summarized and detailed data about Amazon promotions for merchandise sold by Amazon or other Amazon merchants. In addition to these enhanced Amazon ECS capabilities, Amazon’s aggregated daily active promotions are also distributed through RSS feeds.

    Learn more about obtaining promotions data.

    Learn more about Amazon ECS.

    Jeff Bezos Gives “Web-Scale Computing” Keynote at the MIT Emerging Technologies Conference

    Amazon.com founder and Chief Executive Officer Jeff Bezos gave the opening keynote presentation at the MIT Emerging Technologies conference.

    Watch and listen to his discussion with John Udell (InfoWorld) after the presentation.

    AWS Community Spotlight: ProductPricer and Interarchy

    Our community is building exciting new solutions on top of Amazon Web Services. Take a look at these recent Solutions Catalog entries:

    ProductPricer is a desktop C#.NET application that utilizes the Amazon Web Services to do lookups, pricing and inventory management for Pro Merchants. Source code included. Built using Amazon ECS, Amazon S3, Amazon SQS, and Amazon Historical Pricing.

    Interarchy is a file transfer client for Mac OS X supporting FTP, SFTP, WebDAV and Amazon S3. Primarily designed for maintaining web sites, it also includes many networking tools.

    Developer Connection Updates – Product Centers, Newsletters, and Developer Co-marketing

    Take a tour of the AWS Developer Connection’s newest updates, designed to help developers more easily browse our resources, get started with Amazon Web Services, and market AWS-based solutions.

    Visit the new Product Centers to view the latest resources and get started quickly with AWS.

    As an example, take a look at the Amazon Mechanical Turk (beta) Product Center.

    Let Amazon Web Services help you market the solutions you are building on top of AWS.

    Browse through a broad portfolio of marketing tools.

    Upcoming Events

    Winnipeg .NET User Group – Winnipeg, Canada
    October 5, 2006
    “Bleeding Edge Web Services”
    Come hear AWS evangelist Mike Culver showcase some thought-provoking new directions into which Web Services are headed. The presentation will provide an overview of Amazon Web Services, and feature a code demonstration showing how .NET developers are able to easily build managed clients for these services.

    Silicon Valley Code Camp – Los Altos, CA
    October 7- 8, 2006
    “Amazon S3”
    Join AWS evangelist Jinesh Varia and learn how to leverage Amazon’s massive infrastructure to suit your needs. Amazon Simple Storage service is storage in the cloud (internet) and we will learn how to create a small simple ASP.NET client on how to consume S3 web service and build innovative next generation applications.

    “What’s possible in a post Web 2.0 world?”
    AWS evangelist Mike Culver will give an overview of Amazon Web Services, and feature a demonstration showing how developers are able to easily utilize on-demand server capacity. Join the conversation in Chicago or Mishawaka.

    October 16, 2006: Chicago PHP User Group – Chicago, IL
    Time: 6pm
    Place: 150 N Michigan, 28th floor

    October 17, 2006: Michiana Area .NET User Group – Mishawaka, IN

    CSC Leading Edge Forum – San Francisco, CA
    October 17, 2006
    Come hear AWS evangelist Jeff Barr discuss how Amazon Web Services helps developers enable SOA.

    Chicago .NET User Group – Chicago, IL
    October 18, 2006
    Join AWS evangelist Mike Culver in a discussion about Amazon Web Services with the Chicago .NET User Group.

    Web 2.0 Conference – San Francisco, CA
    November 6-9, 2006
    Come and listen to Amazon.com founder and CEO discuss web-scale computing at this conference, which focuses on emerging business and technology developments that utilize the Web as a platform.

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