Unholy alliance of convenience: 7-11 Amazon delivery lockers
(US / UK
As Amazon and the RIAA go head to head over the Amazon Cloud Player
(esentially Dropbox with streaming) it seems like a good time to recap the turbulent history of the humble MP3
, upender of the music industry business model.
Amazon S3, now for the masses.
Amazon S3 has been discussed previously
, but several user-facing services
have appeared in the last few weeks that allow ordinary non-programmer end users to take advantage of it. One of the most useful of these appears to be Jungle Disk
, a free front-end (free beer!) that lets you use S3 as a webdav-mounted disk drive. It works on Windows, Mac, and Linux, and there's GPL code available (free speech!) that lets other people develop alternative compatible front-ends.
Amazon launched S3: Unlimited Simple Storage.
Take advantage of Amazon's global infrastructure to serve content, store data, and serve bittorrents.