Amazon Key seems like a crazy idea: You provide select permission to delivery people and service workers to enter your home while you're away. We found, however, that the security camera part of that system--the Amazon Cloud Cam--is really good even if you don't want to let people enter your place. Today, you can get the security camera at its first deal price. Amazon is selling two of the Cloud Cam devices for $200, or a $40 discount on the usual $240 list price. Anyone who wants to go crazy can even get three of the devices for $290, or about $70 off.
Amazon Web Services (AWS) is acquiring Cloud9, a start-up that offers a cloud-based integrated development environment (IDE) for building web and mobile applications, Cloud9 announced on its blog on Thursday. The terms of the deal were not disclosed. Cloud9 cofounder and CEO Ruben Daniels wrote that the company's investors and nearly half a million users can still depend on it for now: "It's still business as usual--we'll continue to work with our Ace Open Source community and to provide our innovative services to you and our hundreds of thousands of customers worldwide." The company offers a free version of its platform, as well as three premium editions. By fully integrating the IDE into its services, AWS could offer a more appealing tool for existing AWS customers that are currently using other IDEs like Microsoft's Visual Studio.
Now, we have the ability to store all this data in a cheap fashion without having to pay a huge amount of money to these storage vendors. GPUs [graphics processing unit] and FPGAs [field-programmable gate array] chips have unlocked and accelerated these applications. The final aspect is once these things are built and trained, we are making it easier with preconfigured templates to run a distributed training infrastructure scaling to hundreds of GPUs with a single click. The simplicity with which you can now program has been drastically changed thanks to the cloud.