Amazon opens Web services shop

Amazon.com is catching the Web services wave.
The e-commerce superstore has set up a new program that will allow third-party Web site operators to incorporate features and content from Amazon’s site into their sites. Web site operators will be able to incorporate Amazon’s product reviews and descriptions, as well as its search system, wish lists and other features. Amazon will not charge Web site owners who use its features.
“We think it will improve their Web sites, increasing traffic to their sites,” company spokeswoman Patty Smith said. “Theoretically, it will drive more purchases and more commissions (to the Web site operators).” ( full story)
My spin: Web services is ALL THE RAGE, Amazon and others are going to making it easy for programmers / Web developers to tap into their services…making some very exciting Web sites.

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