On the XO Laptop

AWS-ome Amazon XO Opportunity

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If you know something about the new XO Laptop then go visit this page, aws.amazon.com.

AWS stands for Amazon Web Services. Here are some of the interesting web pages that can be found at the AWS site:

  • Amazon DevPay – Limited Beta: “Amazon DevPay is a simple-to-use billing and account management service that makes it easy for developers to get paid for applications they build on Amazon Web Services.”
  • Amazon SimpleDB™- Limited Beta: “Amazon SimpleDB is a web service for running queries on structured data in real time. This service works in close conjunction with Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) and Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2), collectively providing the ability to store, process and query data sets in the cloud. These services are designed to make web-scale computing easier and more cost-effective for developers.”
  • Ooyala Wins Amazon Web Services Start-Up Challenge, Receives $100,000 in Cash and Services Credits Plus Investment Offer from Amazon.com
  • Create “Pay Now” Widget
  • Why Use Amazon Web Services?
  • AWS Blog
  • Amazon Mechanical Turk (Amazon MTurk) – Beta: “Complete simple tasks that people do better than computers. And, get paid for it.Choose from thousands of tasks, control when you work, and decide how much you earn.”
  • http://www.amazon.com/S3-AWS-home-page-Money/b/ref=sc_fe_l_2?ie=UTF8&node=16427261&no=3435361&me=A36L942TSJ2AJA>Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3): “Amazon S3 is storage for the Internet. It is designed to make web-scale computing easier for developers. Amazon S3 provides a simple web services interface that can be used to store and retrieve any amount of data, at any time, from anywhere on the web. It gives any developer access to the same highly scalable, reliable, fast, inexpensive data storage infrastructure that Amazon uses to run its own global network of web sites. The service aims to maximize benefits of scale and to pass those benefits on to developers.”
  • Amazon Simple Queue Service (Amazon SQS): “Amazon Simple Queue Service (Amazon SQS) offers a reliable, highly scalable hosted queue for storing messages as they travel between computers. By using Amazon SQS, developers can simply move data between distributed application components performing different tasks, without losing messages or requiring each component to be always available.”
  • Alexa Web Services: “Alexa’s Web Services offer a platform for creating innovative web solutions and services based on Alexa’s vast repository of information about the web. Developers, researchers, web site owners, and merchants can incorporate information about web sites directly into their own web sites or services. Users can access web site traffic data, related links, contact information, as well as a powerful search engine based on the Alexa crawl, and a wide variety of other functionality and data.”
  • Solutions Catalog: “Welcome to the new Amazon Web Services Solutions Catalog. Developers are constantly innovating with Amazon Web Services to build software that empowers a multitude of audiences. The Amazon Web Services Solutions Catalog is a venue where businesses, consumers, Amazon Associates, Sellers, and other developers can find AWS-based solutions that meet their needs.”

Here are some questions:

  • Who will be the first person to organize a team of XO users who will earn one million euros via Mechanical Turk? How long will it take?
  • Who will be the first person to use the XO to create a business based on AWS that earns a million euros. How long will it take?
  • What will be the name of the first company to set up consulting and development services solely to assist XO-based entrepreneurs in making the best use of AWS?
  • Who will be the first to integrate a payments plan suited to their culture and environment with Amazon’s payment system?

If you know about AWS and don’t know about the XO, then you have come to the right place, as this suggests you have already started worrying about the arrival of companies built by XO-based entrepreneurs who will use AWS to take on your company.

If you don’t know about AWS or the XO, or don’t care about either, then go buy a Nintendo Wii. That should be game enough for you. The real fun and games will be found in figuring out how to make best use of the XO and the many opportunities it will provide.


Written by daveshields

December 21, 2007 at 8:07 pm

Posted in xo-laptop

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