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Infrastructure Opportunities, The Return

In 2007 I wrote a quick post about infrastructure opportunities. I’ve also wondered previously about opportunities with cheap electricity, seems The Google and other huge server farms are spending more on electricity than on hardware, hello Hydro Québec joint venture? Found this in September 2011: The facility will run on geothermal and hydroelectric power – […]

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New Amazon.ca

Well well well, Amazon finally updated their Canadian website, there were at least 2 versions of the US shop since .ca last matched it. How the hell it doesn’t follow, I’ll never get.

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Warner agrees to use MP3 format

Warner Music Group is making its music available for US downloads from Amazon in MP3 format without copy protection.—Warner agrees to use MP3 format

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Cheaper in Canada

Yes! Just switched from amazon.com .ca to wislist a book and realized, that, finally, books are sold and listed as cheaper here than in the US!

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European S3

I’ve mentioned before that some have issues with storing data on Amazon servers in the US. Well now Amazon are offering a european version of S3 which could cover that problem although I’m not quite sure, since Amazon itself is still an american company so maybe the data is still covered under the patriot act.

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Infrastructure Opportunities

Last week a client (book editor) decided to go with a canadian hosting company because of certain copyright and public domain problems their lawyers were fearing if their content was hosted in the US. This morning I read this post about the Amazon S3 SLA and the author comments: Ontario’s Freedom of Information and Protection […]

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Bunch of Links

Ok, enough with the small posts, here’s one with various things I found while catching up on feeds: Didn’t take all that long for Derek to get back to printing cool stuff. Great choice too, he’s starting up Fray again and will make it a quarterly published book instead of the online magazine. Should be […]

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Amazon is Teh Awesome

I’m kind of surprised Amazon doesn’t get more coverage for the fantastic web services they are producing. I guess a lot of the “missing” coverage is because it’s not stuff that’s easy to talk about or flashy but I also think they are making some of the more interesting moves out there and building an […]

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The Starfish and the Spider

The Starfish and the Spider, Ori Brafman and Rod A. Beckstrom. A number of “web 2.0 people” have recommended this book, some citing it as a huge influence. Coming at it with those expectations, I was somewhat dissapointed, not at the concept itself—how decentralized organizations can wield great power, how they happen, what they do […]

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