A Cloud-Based Economy

Startups are finding that when it comes to compute resources, it pays to rent, not buy. The New York Times takes a look at how companies are benefiting from the low cost and seamless operation of Amazon Web Services, noting that while cloud computing is nothing new, "it is now powering all kinds of new businesses around the globe, quickly and with less capital."

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