Amazon Web Services, the cloud computing business of Amazon.com has announced a new bulk email offering, called Amazon Simple Email Service (Amazon SES). The cloud-based service is aimed towards developers and businesses who don’t want to build a in-house email product but want to call upon a powerful service to send large volumes of emails.
The advantage of using Amazon SES is that it integrates… → Read More
Amazon has announced the winners of its 2009 Amazon Web Services (AWS) Start-Up Challenge. The main criteria was to come up with a start-up that could have a lasting impact while utilizing AWS for its infrastructure. The grand prize winner this year is GoodData, a SaaS business analytics startup that helps companies easily visual data and metrics. The company won a combination prize of $50,000 in… → Read More
Amazon has launched a hosted relational database service, Amazon RDS, as part of the suite available at AWS. The new service is a hosted MySQL database instance with the full capabilities and access rights as a normal self-hosted DB. As a hosted solution, the service has an ability to scale out across computational, memory and storage requirements while still being treated as a single db instance… → Read More
Passwords suck. A good password is hard to remember, and a weak password is easy to guess. There are lots of attempts at finding ways to solve the problems of passwords, like one-time passwords, biometric authentication, and more. One of the most attractive solutions is two-factor authentication, which requires that you know something (a short passphrase, usually), and that you have something. The… → Read More
ZTE’s slick C79 clamshell is now available from MetroPCS. The C79 features AWS, 60 MB of internal memory, MP3 player with external music keys, a 1.3-megapixel camera, Bluetooth and picture messaging. The handset is available now, with no contract for $169. → Read More
Amazon Web Services are readying their latest service called EC2 which will allow users to setup and run servers and computing capacity in the cloud. Users of the service can setup a server instance which is hosted with Amazon, and then access and use the servers they setup just like any other. With EC2 there would no longer be a requirement to source and setup physical hardware and the virtual… → Read More