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Tag: Cool Sites

GuruLib – Organize Your Books, DVDs, and CDs

GuruLib uses a bookshelf metaphor to implement a cataloging system for books, DVDs, and CDs. After creating an account and entering your collection, you can view it in 4 different ways — All, Books, Movies, or Music. You can then further organize your collection by shelf. As the author notes in his blog, he built […]

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10,000 Sheep – Collaborative Art Project

First it was dogs, now it is sheep! For quite a while, a somewhat mysterious HIT would appear on the Amazon  Mechanical Turk HITs page, asking the worker to draw a sheep in exchange for a 2 cent payment. Now, we’ve seen some pretty unusual HITs, but this one really puzzled us. We weren’t sure […]

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Backup Manager supports Amazon S3

Update (2014) – The product described in this post has been discontinued. Visit the Backup and Recovery page for updated information. In a previous post I noted that work was underway to make the popular Backup Manager tool support backing up to Amazon S3. I’m pleased to report that this work is now complete, and […]

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TicTap Contextual Ads

Early this morning I received an email from Alex Choo over at TicTap. Alex wanted me to be among the first to know about TicTap’s new Contextual Ads. The new system uses ECS to show very attractive contextually relevant ads in sidebar form.  Each ad block can display up to 50 products, supplanted by a […]

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Monday’s Link Roundup

I was on the road for much of last week, so I’ve got all kinds of interesting web services info queued up. Here we go: Tim Bray offers the label “Web Style” for what the industry generally (and somewhat innacurately) likes to call REST. As Tim notes, the important elements of this style include objects […]

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Friday Roundup

I’ve got a bunch of cool stuff queued up, so here goes: Over at TechCrunch, Mozes (powered by ECS) got a nice writeup. There’s even more at MobileCrunch.   The Top Sites List uses the Alexa Web Information Service to report on top sites globally, and per-country.   Tic-Tap Web Search is new and cool. […]

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Tracking Sales Rank Over Time

Here’s a handy article, Exploiting Amazon Web Services via PHP and SQLite. The author outlines the architecture of a simple application to track and then graph the Amazon sales rank of a set of Amazon products over time. For heavy duty usage tracking, we also offer the Amazon Historical Pricing Service, also known as AHP. […]

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Thursday S3 Roundup

Here’s what’s happening in the S3 world today: Dave Winer has announced that his OPML Editor now includes an API for S3 access. As Dave says, “This is the basic support required for application development, there are no end-user features in this release. Its purpose is to enable desktop apps that connect to S3.“ Jad […]

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Frucall – Comparison Shopping for Mobile Users

Frucall allows consumers to get pricing and customer rating information about items they see in store by making a call from their cell phone. To use the service, simply dial 1-888-FRU-SHOP (1-888-378-7467) and enter an ISBN, EIN, or a 12-digit barcode value. Frucall will tell you the new and best used price for the product, […]

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A Few Cool Things

Here are a few cool things that I’ve seen recently: Amazon Product Viewer Storage3 – PHP 5 Class for S3 Access Amazon Catalog Tree MySic Shopping Advisor Create Your Own Amazon Store — Jeff;

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