MTurk was invented to solve Amazon's own data-cleansing problems. Now that third parties are building MTurk-enabled businesses, they're facing different problems that spawn new requirements. In an interview following his talk, I asked Jeff Bezos about the tension between satisfying internal and external requirements. That's a good problem to have, Bezos said. And he's right. Anyone can repackage internal services and try to sell them. Evolving those services into broadly useful products is both a harder challenge and a greater opportunity. [Full story at InfoWorld.com]
I'm in Paris this week for the IDG France SOA Forum. Thanks to all the recent Amazon fireworks, I'll have plenty to talk about.
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