Amazon has some good news for the .Net developers.
They have now made available an SDK that would make it easier for them to develop and deploy applications on the Amazon Web Services.
Interestingly, Amazon has launched this new SDK just as Microsoft has begun promoting their own Windows Azure cloud platform.
Amazon said that they launched this SDK to meet the demands of their customers not as a response to Azure.
Amazon said: “Using the SDK, developers will be able to build solutions for AWS infrastructure services, including Amazon S3 (Simple Storage Service), Amazon EC2 (Elastic Compute Cloud), and Amazon SimpleDB. With the AWS SDK for .Net, developers get started in minutes with a single, downloadable package complete with Visual Studio project templates, the AWS .Net library, C# code samples, and documentation.”
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Facebook opened up their network to anyone online a few years ago and they have been dominating ever since.
They overtook MySpace to become the most popular social networking service on the web.
And this has turned into a disaster for MySpace which could now lose as much as USD 100 million in their advertising and search deal with Google.
Wired has reported that the falling traffic on MySpace could mean that the company could not meet the minimum traffic level required for full payments in their deal with Google.
The deal between MySpace and Google was signed at a time when they dominated the market.
News Corp representative Chase Carey has already admitted that they are no longer trying to compete against rivals in the market including Facebook and Twitter. He said: “We’re not trying to beat Facebook. We’re not trying to beat Twitter.”
AOL has hinted that they have been working on something new and they plan to showcase it in the coming months.
AOL CEO Tim Armstrong was speaking at the Web 2.0 Summit. He said: “We have been working on something for the last three months that I think is a fairly substantial shift in our technology. When that’s ready to announce, maybe we’ll come back and talk to you about it.”
Armstrong added: “It’s a broader platform with more information around content and the creation of content. We see that platform evolving to a much higher scale.”
AOL has a pretty strong network of blogs powered by a customized platform named Blogsmith. Maybe they are going to release a public edition of this engine.