Amazon Releases Storage Web Service

If you haven’t heard about this, you should check it out. Amazon just released something called S3, which stands for Simple Storage Service.

It’s a web service that allows you to store and retrieve objects from 1 byte to 5 GB each. The cost is a menial $.15 per GB-month for storage and $.20 per GB of data transfer.

People are already talking about how this will create cool opportunities for programmers to throw together useful apps without a huge investment in storage equipment. Things are about to get interesting…

On another note, something called Live Clipboard was announced today. The best way to understand it is to use this demo. One more step towards eliminating desktop applications.

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