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Amazon: technical glitch, censorship gone wrong, or was it a hacker?

This weekend, lots of writers saw their books disappear from Amazon’s bestseller lists. Somehow, the sales ranking for their books was removed. Since this ranking is an important way for potential buyers to select the contents of their shopping cart, this prompted several angry responses by authors.

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Comparing the costs of cloud computing to traditional servers

While browsing through Amazon’s EC2 documentation I suddenly wondered whether using their servers would make sense from a financial perspective, so I figured I’d actually do the math on a couple of their offerings. Amazon’s basic offerings are: Small Instance (Default) 1.7 GB of memory, 1 EC2 Compute Unit (1 virtual core with 1 EC2 Compute Unit), 160 GB [...]

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Amazon gets (a little bit) into the CDN business

There is a lot of talk about Amazon getting into the Content Delivery business this week, but there is very little information available yet. The most important parts of the announcement can be found here: Today we are announcing that we are expanding the cloud by adding a new service that will give developers and [...]

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