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Best New Amazon Product

So last week Amazon came out with a couple new products:

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Is Amazon Bad at Creativity?

Imagine spending ~$100M over five years to build and launch a “triple-A” video game. You give it away for free, but one month after launch you have <300 players. That’s what happened earlier this year with Crucible...

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A-Cloud PRFAQ

To help address the problem of how concentrated Amazon’s power is, Tim Bray wrote a PRFAQ describing how Amazon might spin off their AWS business. If you’ve ever wondered what an Amazon PRFAQ doc looks like, check it out.

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Low Code / No Code / Honey Code 😍

Last week, Amazon released Honeycode, a new service that lets people build apps without writing code. (btw, check in with The DL’s favorite “VP in Purgatory” to get his take on the name)

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Another weird name from Amazon

Amazon renamed KeyArena… and while Climate Pledge is a good name for an investment fund, it’s a weird name for an arena. Add your ideas on better names to Geekwire’s Twitter post. I’m a fan of AWS Hockey Availability Zone.

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