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Amazon’s CTO highlights seven transformations cloud services will enable

Yesterday, we attended the Amazon Web Services Summit in New York where Dr Werner Vogels, CTO, Amazon, gave the keynote speech highlighting how cloud services will transform how we do business. 

Though some critics think cloud services may have unforeseen challenges, Vogals somewhat salesy keynote also had representatives of companies using Amazon cloud services come to the stage to say why the cloud is enabling their businesses to do things they could never do before.

As these (and most) businesses are discovering, a data revolution is taking place. The amount of information we need to process, map and store is growing at exponential rates. So in comes cloud services. 

Five APIs that developers should know about

Developers have arguably never had it better. A big reason for that:
there are virtually countless APIs that enable developers to build
really cool applications on top of foundations that someone else
invested in laying down.

When it comes to APIs, however, a lot of attention is focused on
popular services that have created platforms that developers can tap in
to. Facebook and Twitter are two of the most prominent, and many developers have cashed in developing on their platforms.