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Tag: Announcements

New Amazon Mechanical Turk Release

The Amazon Mechanical Turk was upgraded earlier today. The new release includes the ability to use XHTML formatted content as part of HIT Questions, and the ability to host Question on an external web site, framed within the Mechanical Turk user interface. The API version is still 2006-06-20, but the like-dated documents have been updated […]

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Alexa Site Thumbnail Service

The Alexa Site Thumbnail Service was announced last week. I’m still playing catch-up after my trip to London, so here goes. Using this new service, developers can request site thumbnails in small (111 x 82) or large (201 x 147) format. If the thumbnail is available it will be returned, otherwise a placeholder image will […]

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New Blog Feature: Recent Links

I’ve started up a little “link blog” on the left side of this blog. I’ll fill this with interesting links which include a mention of an AWS service. At this point there’s no way to get an RSS feed of the blog’s contents; sorry about that. — Jeff;

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Is Your Name Steve? Did you Email me Last Week?

This is pretty embarassing, but I don’t have another way to retrieve the email. Sometime late last week I received an email from someone. I am pretty sure that his name was Steve. It was a fairly long email, and I was looking forward to reading and responding to it. Unfortunately, I was a bit […]

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Reminder: Talis Library Mashup Contest

I had lunch with Paul Miller of Talis yesterday. As I have blogged before, they are running a contest for library mashups. You’ve still got 2.5 weeks to build your mashup — plenty of time to build something cool using the Talis APIs in conjunction with ECS or some other interesting web service. — Jeff; […]

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Developer Support Engineer Position Now Open

Join the AWS Developer Relations team as a Developer Support Engineer and you will get the chance to exercise your programming and communication know-how. You will get to partner with and support developers who are building business critical applications on top of AWS. Ideal candidates will have: Working knowledge of Web services technologies, such as […]

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Amazon Simple Queue Service Released

A few paragraphs into yesterday’s press release was an important note about the Amazon Simple Queue Service, or SQS. SQS is now in production. The production release allows you to have an unlimited number of queues per account, with an unlimited number of items in each queue. Each item can be up to 256KB in […]

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Case Studies

We’ve prepared a number case studies which describe how our developers create businesses around the Amazon Web Services. Here’s a list of what we have so far: Action Engine GMP Services Inside C Monsoon Net Applications AdBrite Enjoy! — Jeff;

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AWS Solutions Catalog

The AWS Solutions Catalog is the place to go to find AWS-based solutions of all shapes and sizes. The catalog is organized both by audience — with sections for Amazon Associates, Developers, Businesses, Amazon Sellers, and Consumers — and by service, with one section for each of the eight Amazon Web Services. Each section has […]

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