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Category: Cool Sites

Gowalla – Location-based iPhone 3G Application

Gowalla is a location-based iPhone game. Currently focused on Austin, Boston, New York, and San Francisco, the application runs on any iPhone 3G with the location-based services turned on. You use Gowalla to collect “virtual souvenirs” by visiting specified locations in each city, neatly combining the virtual and the real worlds. A product of Alamofire, […]

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ScienceResearch Deep Web Search Engine – Now On Amazon EC2

The new version of ScienceResearch.com was officially launched today. Earlier this year I spoke with company president Abe Lederman and learned that this deep web science search engine provides a single point of access to over 400 publicly accessible science and technology collections. The new version is hosted on EC2 and includes advanced search features […]

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AWS Links – Wednesday, February 25, 2009

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AWS Links – Wednesday, February 11, 2009

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AWS Links – Tuesday, January 27, 2009

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AWS Links – Wednesday, December 23, 2008

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Twilio – Telephony in the Cloud

Twilio founder Jeff Lawson stopped by Amazon headquarters yesterday for a show and tell session. Twilio provides a simple yet powerful way to build highly scalable telephony applications. Of course, Twilio itself runs on Amazon EC2 and stores data in Amazon S3. A Twilio application is simply a phone-activated web application. When the application’s phone […]

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VholdR in Action

Earlier this year I blogged about the VholdR, a wearable camera combined with a video sharing system. VholdR is designed for people who participate in action sports such as mountain biking, snowboarding, or skiing. As noted previously, the hardware component is a small and rugged video camera suitable for use in extreme conditions — ski […]

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US National Voter Guide for Election ’08

The EC2-powered Voter Guide is a very powerful and helpful site, as well as a handy illustration of why scalable cloud computing is the perfect solution for short-term sites which have the potential to draw a lot of traffic. Designed by E-thepeople and produced in conjunction with over 100 local newspapers and TV stations, the […]

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New and Cool – VPN-Cubed & Glue

Two of my friends, coincidentally named Alexis and Alex, emailed me yesterday with information about their latest and greatest AWS-powered products. Alexis works for CohesiveFT. Their new product, VPN-Cubed, creates encrypted, private VPN (Virtual  Private Network) connections between endpoints in a single cloud, between multiple clouds, and between the cloud and a physical data center. […]

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