AWS News Blog

Help Find Steve Fossett

Please help find Steve Fossett! Steve’s disappearance has been all over the news, but so far no trace of him has been found. You can help search, by using Amazon Mechanical Turk. Several organizations have pulled together to use recent satellite imagery for this effort. The image on the right-hand side of this page is […]

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Coming to Minneapolis and Eau Claire

A reminder that if you’re in the Twin Cities or Northwest Wisconsin, I’ll be visiting for two user group presentations. On Wednesday, September 5th, I’ll be visiting the Twin Cities Linux Users Group. (http://www.tclug.org/), which meets in Minneapolis on the University of Minnesota campus. On Thursday evening, September 6th, I’ll travel to Eau Claire, and […]

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Latest Amazon ECS Release

Today Amazon released a minor update to Amazon E-Commerce Service, also known as Amazon ECS. The official version number for this release is 2007-08-27. Overview of Changes This release introduces the Baby search index in the DE locale This release introduces the CustomerContentLookup operation in the DE, FR, JP, and UK locales This release introduces […]

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Cool Real Estate Application Using Amazon S3

The other day I blogged that we’re looking for applications that use Amazon Web Services, and that were developed on the other side of the Atlantic… Had some interesting replies; and want to tell you about one of them. Metropix is based in England, and is the leading supplier of floor plans to the UK […]

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Serving KML, KMZ files from Amazon S3

Map-based Mashups are not new. Overlaying your data on maps are also not new. But serving your Google Earth’s Keyhole Markup Language (KML) and its zipped (KMZ) files right off from Amazon S3 is new and innovative. Few months ago, I blogged about Microsoft’s MapCruncher tool that generates requisite tiles/files of your map mashed with […]

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\The Start-up Project\ – Don’t miss it!

Following the success of “The Start-up Project” in Seattle, WA few months ago, Amazon Web Services decided to come to the city near you.  The Start-Up Project is half-day AWS-exclusive event geared towards start-up firms. Amazon Web Services will be holding several of these events in different “hot spots” around the country starting with Silicon […]

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It’s Not Always About Money

Watching adoption of Amazon Web Services is always fun; however once in a while a use comes along that wouldn’t have occurred to me. Not too long ago someone posted a meeting request in our wiki, requesting a meeting in Boulder, CO. These meetings are almost always worthwhile, and because they are community driven they […]

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