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Category: Launch*

New Mechanical Turk HITS: Help McCann Erickson Find Some Favorite Picks

McCann Erickson is using the Mechanical Turk to collect information about people’s favorite locations around the United States. They’d like you to be as specific as possible, about places that you have actually visited. They are looking for the places that other people don’t always know about. The secret local hangout, or the place you […]

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New Features for Amazon EC2: Elastic Load Balancing, Auto Scaling, and Amazon CloudWatch

We are working to make it even easier for you to build sophisticated, scalable, and robust web applications using AWS. As soon as you launch some EC2 instances, you want visibility into resource utilization and overall performance. You want your application to be able to scale on demand based on traffic and system load. You […]

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New Mechanical Turk Resource Center

.quote20090501 { width: 80%; border: 1px dotted black; padding: 8px; margin-left: 60px; margin-bottom: 10px; } We’ve put together a Mechanical Turk Resource Center jam-packed with interesting and useful information. You can start by reading about How Mechanical Turk Can Help Your Business. Then you can read about how requesters are using Mechanical Turk on our […]

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New AWS Public Data Sets – Anthrokids, Twilio/Wigle.net, Sparse Matrices, USA Spending, Tiger

We’ve added some important new community features to our Public Data Sets and we’ve also added some new and intriguing data to our collection. I’m writing this post to bring you up to date on this unique AWS feature and thought I would also show you how to instantiate and use an actual public data […]

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Powerful New Amazon SQS Features

The Amazon Simple Queue Service (Amazon SQS) launched over three years ago and is the quiet workhorse behind many of the highly scalable applications running on Amazon EC2. Today we are rolling out some important new features for Amazon SQS including availability from within our EU region, control of access permissions, and more control over […]

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New AWS Toolkit for Eclipse

We want to make the process of building, testing, and deploying applications on Amazon EC2 as simple and efficient as possible. Modern web applications typically run in clustered environments comprised of one or more servers. Unfortunately, setting up a cluster can involve locating, connecting, configuring and maintaining a significant amount of hardware. Once this has […]

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New AWS Public Data Sets – Economics, DBpedia, Freebase, and Wikipedia

We have just released four additional AWS public data sets, and have updated another one. In the Economics category, we have added a set of transportation databases from the US Bureau of Transportation Statistics. Data and statistics are provided for aviation, maritime, highway, transit, rail, pipeline, bike & pedestrian, and other modes of transportation, all […]

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