Snippets From A Fast-Changing World

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Why I, Jeff Bezos, Keep Spending Billions On Amazon R&D

Jeff Bezos, CEO

Random forests, naïve Bayesian estimators, RESTful services, gossip protocols, eventual consistency, data sharding, anti-entropy, Byzantine quorum, erasure coding, vector clocks … walk into certain Amazon meetings, and you may momentarily think you’ve stumbled into a computer science lecture...more