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!

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Written by Chao

August 27, 2006 at 7:11 pm

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