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Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Amazon Exposes 1 Terrabyte of Public Data

Hmm, never did anything with this when I saw it and amn't going to. It's a cool development, though: lots of new datasets through Amazon from (mainly) US sources, from DNA sequences to census and traffic data. It's more evidence that Amazon is shaping up as Google's real competition in the coming years, not Microsoft or Yahoo! (put that one in for those asleep at the back).

What can we offer from museums?

Anyway, here's the link to the RWW story: Amazon Exposes 1 Terrabyte of Public Data - ReadWriteWeb

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