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Amazon's RDS database gets SLA, becomes generally available

After three and a half years in operation, Amazon Web Services' RDS is finally generally available, and users can also get a service-level agreement if they choose to run the database in multiple places.

Fans choose new Amazon streaming shows; focus is on politicians and nerds

A little more than a month after rolling out 14 TV show pilots for its Amazon Prime members to vote on, Amazon announced Wednesday the five shows that will be made into full series this year and next.

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Amazon now supports signing in to apps, sites with your Amazon ID

Using a new API announced by Amazon Web Services, developers can use Amazon.com, Facebook, or Google's sign-in systems for their cloud-based apps.

Best tech gifts for grads entering the job-free hellscape of 2013

Here are some tech-y gift suggestions for the college grads in your life as they prepare to enter a horrible economy that your generation helped bring about. We're not saying you should feel guilty, but maybe buy them something nice.

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6 TV season (or series) finales worth streaming

With the TV season ending now is a great time to catch up with shows that are ending their run or just coming to the end of remarkable seasons. Here are five finale's from this year's May sweeps that are worth your time along with where you can catch up with earlier episodes.

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Amazon's Kindle Worlds to publish officially licensed (but probably still insane) fan fiction

Amazon has announced that it is jumping into the officially licensed fan fiction business with its new Kindle Worlds publishing platform.

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Amazon Web Services gets FedRAMP certification for US government cloud use

Amazon Web Services has finally received certification under the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program, which the company said will lower the cost of implementing its cloud services among government organizations and agencies in the U.S.

Amazon gives DynamoDB a performance boost

Amazon Web Services is improving the performance of its DynamoDB database service with Parallel Scan, which gives users faster access to their tables.

In ebook case, Apple says publishers had already taken measures to counter Amazon

Concerned about Amazon.com's low pricing of ebooks, publishers had taken measures as early as 2009 such as "windowing," a practice of delaying ebook releases to benefit sales of hardcover editions, Apple said in a filing in an ebook price-fixing lawsuit.

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Don't hold your breath for a Kindle with a color screen any time soon

Amazon's surprise purchase of Liquavista has prompted theories that a Kindle with a colored screen is inbound. And it might be—just not any time soon.

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