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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The problem with the Billionaire Savior phase of the newspaper collapse has always been that billionaires don’t tend to like the kind of authority-questioning journalism that upsets the status quo.

— Ryan Chittum, writing in the Columbia Journalism Review about the promise of Pierre Omidyar’s new media venture with Glenn Greenwald