Amazon Has a Challenge for Start-ups

Amazon Web Services @ Amazon.com - Mozilla Firefox (Build 2008070206)Amazon and their Amazon Web Services (AWS) tend to get the most notice when something goes wrong\. But their latest announcement is about something going right – for one lucky company, anyhow. The new AWS Start-Up Challenge is a contest for start-ups and entrepreneurs with a $100,000 grand prize (half in cash and half in service credits).

The contest is open to any site or service that uses one of the AWS services are part of its solution: S3, EC2, SimpleDB, SQS, FPS, DevPay, Alexa Web Services, or even Mechanical Turk. You’ve got until October 3 to enter, and if you’re in the top 5, they’ll fly you out to Seattle for a dog-and-pony show.

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