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SmugMug Taps Amazon For SmugVault Storage

Image sharing site SmugMug opened a new service to handle the storage of larger image formats, as well as any other files their users wish to store.

The SmugMug Privacy Hole
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There’s a massive privacy hole over at photo hosting site SmugMug.com.

An Internet Company with No Server

I’m sure this isn’t the only one, after all, SmugMug’s CEO told me that they had moved pretty much everything over to Amazon’s S3 a while back.

But I always assumed that companies would have at least one server keeping things up, just in case Amazon went down. Or just because.

I was wrong.

Plaxo Launches Social Network Pulse

Plaxo launched today its social network, Pulse. Pulse pulls in what they call "people feed" or RSS (Really Simple Syndication) to allow for conversation about the content with your family, friends or co-workers.

SmugMug Sheepishly Accepts Odd Payment

When a family who moved from New Zealand to the UK had a problem getting a payment processed for their SmugMug account, they humorously offered a sheep as payment.

Flickr Account Merge Drives Users Mad

Although it has been long expected that Flickr users would need to switch permanently to a Yahoo ID to use the service, the fast-approaching deadline has Flickrphiles furious and competitors gleefully offering enticements for them to switch.

Replacing my home backup server with Amazon’s S3
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Not too long ago, Amazon released their Simple Storage Service (or “S3″ for short). It provides a hosted storage platform which developers can build all sorts of applications on top of. Smugmug, a popular photo sharing web site, is using it to store and host pictures.