Archive | July, 2013

Amazon CloudFront and Route 53 Add India Edge Locations in Chennai and Mumbai

29 Jul

http://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2013/07/28/amazon-cloudfront-route53-announce-india-edge-locations/

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AWS Adds SDK Support For Windows Phone And Windows Store Apps

26 Jul

AWS Adds SDK Support For Windows Phone And Windows Store Apps

26 Jul

Amazon launches interview series on Kindle Singles; first up: President of Israel

25 Jul

Gigaom

president shimon peres the kindle singles interviewAmazon (s AMZN) on Thursday launched “The Kindle Singles Interview,” a series of “major long-form interviews with iconic figures and world leaders.”

First up is an interview with Israeli president Shimon Peres by journalist David Samuels, a contributing editor at Harper’s Magazine. The interview, which retails for $0.99, was produced in association with Tablet Magazine, an online daily that focuses on Jewish news and culture. An interview with the president of Israel does not seem like a particularly splashy way to launch the series, but this program could be a way for Amazon to team up with various media outlets and get more content from them in the future.

Kindle Singles, which Amazon launched in 2011, focuses on “compelling ideas expressed at their natural length” and sells works that are generally longer than a magazine article but shorter than a book, most priced between $0.99 and $2.99. There are now 400…

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Amazon launches interview series on Kindle Singles; first up: President of Israel

25 Jul

Gigaom

president shimon peres the kindle singles interviewAmazon (s AMZN) on Thursday launched “The Kindle Singles Interview,” a series of “major long-form interviews with iconic figures and world leaders.”

First up is an interview with Israeli president Shimon Peres by journalist David Samuels, a contributing editor at Harper’s Magazine. The interview, which retails for $0.99, was produced in association with Tablet Magazine, an online daily that focuses on Jewish news and culture. An interview with the president of Israel does not seem like a particularly splashy way to launch the series, but this program could be a way for Amazon to team up with various media outlets and get more content from them in the future.

Kindle Singles, which Amazon launched in 2011, focuses on “compelling ideas expressed at their natural length” and sells works that are generally longer than a magazine article but shorter than a book, most priced between $0.99 and $2.99. There are now 400…

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5 great TED Talks for athletes

16 Jul

TED Blog

484076hrThe world of athletics is brutal. Athletes put themselves through grueling workout schedules and intense competitions, pushing their bodies and minds to the limit. But because part of being an athlete is constantly going up against (and sometimes with) faster, stronger and/or younger competitors, by far the hardest test any athlete faces is their internal struggle with themselves. It’s natural to question: Am I good enough? Can I keep going? Why am I doing this?

This series of moving and motivating talks reaches out to those athletes in pain, reminding you why you do what you do and illustrating that, whatever the excuse, it is no longer valid.

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Janine Shepherd: A broken body isn’t a broken person
In this talk from TEDxKC, Janine Shepherd will make you laugh and cry in the same sentence. Talking from experience, she highlights every athlete’s worst nightmare and biggest question: who am…

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‘Lean In’ to lawsuits: firms should avoid Sandberg’s baby advice, say lawyers

15 Jul

Gigaom

Sheryl Sandberg, a powerful Facebook(s fb) executive, wrote Lean In to encourage America’s women to seek and take  leadership positions in the workplace. The book, released in March, remains a national best-seller and has sparked a national conversation about women and work.

One of Sandberg’s key suggestions is for firms to be more open about discussing careers and maternity issues. She describes her own practice of asking employees about pregnancy directly. She wrote:

“But after watching so many talented women pass on opportunities for unspoken reasons, I started addressing this issue directly. I always give people the option of not answering, but so far every woman I have asked has appeared grateful for a chance to discuss the subject.”

Despite Sandberg’s advice, however, it’s unlikely that many executives will be discussing pregnancy at work any time soon. A survey of employment lawyers by Law360 (sub req’d) revealed that all of them…

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