Arik Hesseldahl

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Amazon Launches Government-Oriented Cloud Computing Service

Three months after America’s first chief technology officer recommended that the federal government move as much of its IT infrastructure to the cloud as possible in order to save a few billion dollars, cloud provider Amazon says it has just such a service ready to roll. Amazon announced today the launch of GovCloud, a “region” within its Amazon Web Services aimed specifically at U.S. government agencies and their security needs.


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Another gadget you don’t really need. Will not work once you get it home. New model out in 4 weeks. Battery life is too short to be of any use.

— From the fact sheet for a fake product entitled Useless Plasticbox 1.2 (an actual empty plastic box) placed in L.A.-area Best Buy stores by an artist called Plastic Jesus