Web Services

by Mike Masnick

Amazon.com As The Web Services Trailblazer

from the sticking-their-neck-out dept

For a while there was all this talk about web services, but very few examples of anyone doing anything with them. That's beginning to change. Both Amazon.com and Google are actively experimenting with web services that let others have access to their databases, and, in the case of Amazon, it's proving to be a success. There are a large number of sites out there selling products, all through Amazon's back end using web services. It makes complete sense for Amazon - who has expanded their strategy to running stores for other companies (like Target and Toys R Us). With web services plenty of smaller stores can use Amazon for their backend as well - without Amazon having to do any work.

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