According to Fox News, Amazon’s plan to launch a cloud storage service for digital music and video collections might be pie in the sky, the New York Post reported Wednesday, citing critics. The plan, which was unveiled Tuesday and already drawing fire from some of its content partners, gave Amazon a head start on rivals Google and Apple. The two Silicon Valley, Calif., digital giants were not expected to detail their own digital media storage services until their separate developer conferences. Both Apple and Google were also still seeking music licenses……Read More
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Amazon integrates Apple iPhone, iPad and Android with cloud
According to PCWorld, Amazon Web Services (AWS) is making it possible for developers to directly integrate mobile applications for Apple’s iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch, and also apps for Android-based smartphones, with its cloud using two new beta SDKs (software development kits), it said in a blog post on Thursday. Amazon’s aim is to make it easier for developers to build mobile applications that take advantage of its cloud-based services. Previously, developers had to do more of the work themselves, including writing their own libraries to handle the HTTP connection and error handling, according to Amazon. Using the AWS SDK for Android and the AWS SDK for iOS developers can integrate their applications with Amazon’s cloud-based Simple Storage Service (S3), the SimpleDB database and send messages using Simple Notification Service (SNS) and Simple Queue Service (SQS). Possible applications of the services include uploading photos, videos, and other types of content to Amazon S3; sharing game moves and high scores using Amazon SimpleDB, or transmitting messages between smartphones without the need for any additional server infrastructure, Amazon said……Read More