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Tag: Cool Sites

Ankoder – Video Encoding on Demand

Rex Chung wrote to tell me that his EC2-powered Ankoder site can now segment files for iPhone HTTP streaming. As noted in the iPhone Dev Center, HTTP streaming obviates the need for specialized servers, extra firewall entries, and other complexity. It supports live and video on demand sessions. The Ankoder blog contains a complete walkthrough […]

Bioinformatics, Genomes, EC2, and Hadoop

I think it is really interesting to see how breakthroughs and process improvements in one scientific or technical discipline can drive that discipline forward while also enabling progress in other seemingly unrelated disciplines. The Bioinformatics field is rife with examples of this pattern. Declining hardware costs, cloud computing, the ability to do parallel processing, and […]

FlightCaster – AWS-Powered Flight Delay Prediction

As a frequent traveler, there’s nothing more aggravating than a delayed flight. The team at FlightCaster has used AWS to build a powerful tool for travelers. FlightCaster uses the following sources of data to drive its predictions: Inbound aircraft status Departure aircraft status Arrival airport status Departure weather Arrival weather Official airline status (which, presumably […]

Gowalla – Location-based iPhone 3G Application

Gowalla is a location-based iPhone game. Currently focused on Austin, Boston, New York, and San Francisco, the application runs on any iPhone 3G with the location-based services turned on. You use Gowalla to collect “virtual souvenirs” by visiting specified locations in each city, neatly combining the virtual and the real worlds. A product of Alamofire, […]

ScienceResearch Deep Web Search Engine – Now On Amazon EC2

The new version of was officially launched today. Earlier this year I spoke with company president Abe Lederman and learned that this deep web science search engine provides a single point of access to over 400 publicly accessible science and technology collections. The new version is hosted on EC2 and includes advanced search features […]

AWS Links – Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Ok folks, it is Wednesday, and that means it is time for another in my continued series of posts about what’s happening in the Amazon Web Services world! With 490,000 developers in our program, there’s always plenty to talk about. I write these posts using source material drawn from emailed hints, clues that I find […]

AWS Links – Wednesday, February 11, 2009

As always, my inbox is simply overflowing with new and innovative AWS-powered applications. Here’s just some of what I’ve received in the last week or two: cool applications from Direct Thought, Zemanta, Jooners, Ylastic, enStratus; Solaris on EC2 from Sun; a job opening at Family Link; a Java library for SimpleDB; system software from AsterData […]