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Amazon’s Mechanical Turk: The First Three Weeks

Things have been even busier than usual here at Amazon’s headquarters in Seattle. On the evening of Wednesday, November 2nd, we announced that Amazon’s Mechanical Turk was ready for beta testing. Momentum for most beta tests builds quietly at first. A few users and developers put a toe or two into the water, give it […]

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Jobs on the Amazon ECS Team

We have some new job openings on the ECS team. Follow the links to learn more and to apply: Software Development Engineer Technical Program Manager Marketing Manager Product Manager Update (2016) – This post is ancient but still attracts some attention. Check out our list of AWS Jobs for current job openings.

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A-Tree Dynamic Amazon Catalog Browser

The A-Tree uses AJAX technology (Asynchronous Javascript and XML) to show the Amazon product catalog in a live, clickable outline. Each click opens up another level of the tree without the need to refresh the page. Products are shown in a popup, again with no need for a page refresh.

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Shopping Star

Shopping Star is a complete desktop shopping application. The product supports browsing through all 6 ECS-enabled Amazon sites, includes a price tracking function, and allows for the creation of private libraries. Install the Java 5.0 runtime environment and then start Shopping Star by clicking here.

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Amazon ECS.Net Library

AmazonECS.Net is a free, open source .Net library. The library was used to build the DVDs Universe site. Classes are provided to represent many ECS search and lookup operations including requests for item details, new releases, browse node children, browse node paths, similar items, top sellers, and the shopping cart. The site also includes demos […]

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CoverPop.com – 1000 Amazon Products on One Page

Krazy Dad Jim Bumgardner has managed to squeeze up to 1000 Amazon products into a single dynamic web page, and he has called the result Cover Pop. What’s more, he has individual pages for a number of product categories including Horror DVDs, Cult Movies, Classical Music, Drums, and Guitars (who knew there were so many […]

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Taskable – Amazon Catalog in the System Tray

Taskable is a  unique application.  It runs in the Windows system tray, making it presence known with a little face: When the face is clicked, Taskable springs into action, displaying data pulled from RSS feeds, OPML feed lists, and from the Amazon catalog in a no-nonsense hierarchical form: Taskable can be downloaded for free at […]

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Amazon Historical Pricing Service Released

The Amazon Historical Pricing web service gives developers direct, programmatic access to over three years of actual sales data for books, music, videos, and DVDs sold by third-party sellers on Amazon.com. Third-party sellers can use this data to make pricing decisions based on historical prices and market trends. Access to this data costs $499 per […]

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