Chao Lam

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Amazing Amazon

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The internet company that most consistently exceeds my expectations is Amazon.com.

Last week, they wowed me again with a completely unexpected box of goodies as a way to remind me of their newly launched Amazon Groceries:

I’ve ended up buying over $300 of dry goods, including cleaning supplies to last me a lifetime, and diapers that Shuya seems to be always running short of! $10 off every $50 you spend makes this an even sweeter deal 🙂

On the web2.0 front, Amazon was a true pioneer when they first published their web API. Their recent web services (check out Simple Storage System [S3], Elastic Compute Cloud and the Mechanical Turk – love the fantastical names!), I think, are going to be even more significant in the game-changing, rules-busting sense. They’re basically reinventing computing as we know it. Computers brought the virtual world. Now Amazon is bringing us virtual computers, hard disks and robots!

Written by Chao

August 27, 2006 at 7:11 pm

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