As we close out the final days of 2011, Andy, Devindra, and Techmeme’s Lidija Davis are joined by Startup Digest’s Christopher Burnor and VentureBeat’s Sean Ludwig to review the top tech stories of the past year. After the break, we offer our tech predictions for 2012.
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Amazon is a leader in the cloud-computing world with a wide range of services from on-the-fly computing power to large scale data hosting to virtual network services hosting Amazon has built up a full service platform. A company can outsource the entirety of its IT infrastructure to the Amazon cloud, in theory. Full-time support staff is available as well to handle users or support questions, project development support or customer service.
The Internet is filled with companies offering these services and much more. It’s gotten so that an individual could create, staff and manage a small company with sales staff on the road, developers and management on the back end and tech support for staff and customers including full accounting and financial management from their bedroom. Amazon has pioneered a new level in this new world, cloud labor. Continue reading →