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2011-12-02 14:00:00

Amazon Web Services is an Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) platform in the Cloud, which businesses can take advantage of as their needs demand. The Amazon Cloud provides the enterprise with the flexibility to choose whichever solution is required to solve specific problems, ultimately reducing costs by only paying for what is used. Packt Publishing is very proud to announce the release of âœAmazon Web Services: Migrating your .NET Enterprise...

2009-08-06 11:37:00

NEW YORK, Aug. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- McGraw-Hill Education announced today that it has expanded its strategic alliance with Amazon.com, Inc., to introduce the publisher's higher education content on Kindle and Kindle DX, Amazon's portable readers that wirelessly download books, blogs, magazines and newspapers to a high-resolution electronic paper display. This collaboration builds upon the wide range of McGraw-Hill Professional titles, which have been available through the digital device since...

2009-04-22 07:00:00

VIERA CAST(TM) Functionality Now Includes Access To Amazon Video On Demand's Extensive Selection of Movies & TV Shows Including Over 500 High Definition Titles SECAUCUS, N.J., April 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Panasonic, a leader in High Definition technology and built-in TV web entertainment announced today that the Amazon Video On Demand service is now available on Panasonic's VIERA CAST(TM) enabled HDTVs. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090422/NY03078) Bringing...

2009-01-29 08:00:00

WISCONSIN RAPIDS, Wis., Jan. 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Renaissance Learning, Inc. (Nasdaq: RLRN) announced today the introduction of Successful Reader, a research-based reading intervention program focused on the key skill and motivational needs of struggling readers in grades 4-12. This exciting new product combines the world's most popular and successful Accelerated Reader program, powerful instructional materials created by leading reading intervention expert Dr. Roger Farr, and premium...

2009-01-07 17:30:00

VIERA CAST Functionality Expanded To Provide Amazon.com's Massive Selection of Movies & TV Shows On Demand To Consumers LAS VEGAS, Jan. 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Panasonic announced today a collaborative relationship that adds Amazon Video On Demand to Panasonic's line of 2009 VIERA CAST(R) enabled HDTVs and Blu-ray devices. Bringing unique internet enabled services to VIERA HDTV and Blu-ray owners, VIERA CAST will enable customers to instantly shop and watch their favorite movies and...

2008-11-13 09:00:14

Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) and Penguin Group (USA) (NYSE: PSO) today announced the second annual Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award, the international competition seeking the next popular novel. Writers around the world are encouraged to begin preparing their manuscripts for entry into the competition, which is scheduled to launch on Feb. 2, 2009. Last year's inaugural Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award competition was enormously successful. Bill Loehfelm emerged as the 2008 Amazon...

2008-11-12 09:00:18

Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) is giving customers easy and convenient access to low prices, great deals and helpful holiday tips with new features like Text Alerts for Daily Deals (www.amazon.com/gp/anywhere/sms/goldbox). Customers can now sign up for a daily text alert, featuring the popular Amazon.com Deal of the Day, sent directly to their mobile phone. Customers can then reply-to-buy with the text command "buygb" or follow the link in the text message to the Amazon mobile Web site to...

2008-11-11 09:00:18

With just a week to go before the release of "WALL-E" on DVD, Amazon.com is offering the Disney-Pixar's blockbuster animated film for immediate pre-order. This highly anticipated film will be released on Nov. 18, 2008, and customers who pre-order and select "Two-day" or "One-day" shipping will have their order arrive on the date of release. Amazon Prime customers who select "Two-day" shipping will receive Release-Date Delivery for free. In addition, the first 100,000 customers who order...

2008-11-06 06:00:09

IMDb.com,Inc., the authoritative source of information on movies, TV and celebrities, and a subsidiary of Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN), today announced the launch of its German language Website, www.imdb.de. IMDb created the IMDb.de site specifically to help German-speaking movie and TV lovers easily find information for their favorite films, TV shows and celebrities. Like its parent site IMDb.com, IMDb.de features details and facts for over 1.3 million titles, including 35,000 German...

2008-11-05 09:00:12

Amazon.com (Nasdaq:AMZN) today revealed the Amazon.com Holiday Toy List at www.amazon.com/holidaytoylist, featuring over 300 of this year's top toys, video games, sporting goods, electronics and DVDs. Powered by Amazon Windowshop, an immersive shopping platform, the Holiday Toy List allows customers to experience products in a new and unique way. Each "product window" contains rich media content including a combination of images, videos, audio and written content. Customers are not just...


Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'