AWS News Blog

Office 2003 Research and Reference Pane

File this one under “oldie but goodie.” Way back in early 2003 we started working with Microsoft to explore ways to use AWS within what was then called “Office 10”. Microsoft had been describing all of the ways in which Office 10 would be friendly to XML and to Web Services, so the collaboration seemed […]

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Dueling Technology Platforms

The Web Services Pipeline tells us that Dueling Technology Platforms Vie To Be The Center For Online Shopping. This article contains some speculative stuff that we might or might not agree with, but it is an interesting and worthwhile read nevertheless.

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ShopEdge – Amazon on a Smartphone

The ShopEdge program allows owners of any Smartphone (the site lists Audiovox SMT 5600, Motorola MPx220, Cingular  Samsung SCH-i600, Verizon Wireless  SP-i600 Smartphone, and the Sprint  Voq Professional Phone) to access the Amazon product catalog using a clean and simple user interface. Features include price checking, access to reviews, movie showtimes, and restaurant information. Free […]

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The Business Case for XSLT 2.0

Prolific writer Kurt Cagle writes about The Business Case for XSLT 2.0. Kurt has a lot to say, and he says it really well. Some of the new features of XSLT 2.0 include: The concept of a sequence of XML elements as a first-class XSLT object Better regular expression support User Defined XPath functions Conditional […]

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Tsunami Disaster Relief

Amazon and the Red Cross have combined forces to make it really easy to make a disaster relief donation to help the victims of the recent tsunami in South Asia. Visit http://www.amazon.com/paypage/PX3BEL97U9A4I to make a contribution. You can also use the Amazon Honor System to place an Honor System box on your own pages, for […]

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Peek Inside an Amazon Distribution Center

The Seattle Times published Pick, pack and ship … and deliver profit, an inside look at the Amazon Distribution Center in Fernley, Nevada. Spanning 13 football fields, this is our largest building in North America. Read the article to see how we manager to pick, pack, and ship millions of packages and to learn a […]

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ECS-Powered Wishlists on Blogs!

Users of Six Apart‘s TypePad service can now display their Amazon wishlist on their blog, using just three easy steps. We’ve added some of our favorite products to our team wishlist, and you should be able to see it in the column to the left of the blog. Important Note: Please don’t buy anything for […]

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