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Jeff Barr

Author: Jeff Barr

Jeff Barr is Chief Evangelist for AWS. He started this blog in 2004 and has been writing posts just about non-stop ever since.

Monday S3 Roundup

Developer activity around S3 continues at a rapid pace, and I already have enough material for another S3 roundup. Here goes: Doug Kaye, who interviewed me several years ago for IT Conversations, asks about the use of S3 as a CDN, or content delivery network. Great idea, and I will pass this post along to […]

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Frucall – Comparison Shopping for Mobile Users

Frucall allows consumers to get pricing and customer rating information about items they see in store by making a call from their cell phone. To use the service, simply dial 1-888-FRU-SHOP (1-888-378-7467) and enter an ISBN, EIN, or a 12-digit barcode value. Frucall will tell you the new and best used price for the product, […]

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Saturday Morning S3 Roundup

A few minutes of surfing, a scan of the S3 forum, a couple of Technorati and PubSub alerts, and a S3 tag brought all of the following cool S3 activity to my attention: Dave Winer wants to have a Bay Area S3 conference. That’s an interesting idea, and I’ll see what we can do […]

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Using S3 to Store Media Files

Adrian Holovaty is now using Amazon’s S3 to store files for his Chicago Crime site. In his recent blog post, “How I’m using Amazon’s S3 to store media files“, he describes the entire process of moving his files over. Adrian notes that it took him less than one hour to move his files over and […]

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The Lego Era

In an article in today’s New York Times, writer John Markoff says “The Internet is entering its Lego era.” John talks about the rise in componentized software, the rapid pace of development, and the all-important fact that a lot of the innovation is now taking place in small companies and by small, distributed groups of […]

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A Few Cool Things

Here are a few cool things that I’ve seen recently: Amazon Product Viewer Storage3 – PHP 5 Class for S3 Access Amazon Catalog Tree MySic Shopping Advisor Create Your Own Amazon Store — Jeff;

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Firefox + S3: Some Ideas for Developers

I’m a long-time Firefox fan and user, and I love to see how developers express their creativity by making interesting and useful extensions. Last week I read the new (and free) Firefox Facts ebook and discovered some cool extensions that I hadn’t previously known about. As I read the book, I realized that several of […]

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A Few Interesting Mechanical Turk Links

Here are a few things that caught my eye while checking my Technorati watch lists: William Turkel: Mechanical Turk Does Public History Dan Grigbsby: Spam, Obscenity, and the Mechanical Turk Paul Bausch: Mechanical Turk Marie-Lynn Richard: Amazon’s Mechanical Turk Program: A New Tool for Delegating? Broadcasting 2.0: Podcast Transscripts and the Mechanical Turk — Jeff;

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