Wednesday, August 29, 2007 private beta

So we just officially launched a private beta of reporterist to 60 professional journalists.
We just launched a very, very small subset of our functionality - just to get some initial feedback from our users.

I'm super excited (and nervous).

You can follow the reporterist blog for more updates.

In other, more personal, news; we found an nice apartment in Berkeley (not the easiest of things to do) and have begun to settle in. Our neighbours are awesome - three of the wife's classmates actually stay next door.

That's all for now.

Friday, August 03, 2007

amazon fps launched!

This is very exciting! The Amazon Flexible Payments Service has finally launched!

I say finally, because I had the honor to be a small part of the development of this service when I moved to Bangalore. Amazon FPS was built almost entirely out of India by a really awesome team.

I left that team in February 2006, so I can't claim that much of my code lives on (which may be a good thing!) but I'm definitely proud to have played a part.

Awesome job guys!

update: here's the aws blog post.