First Google did it, now Amazon are getting into the game. They have just launched their web services, which allow anyone to hook into their catalogue. This should make it fantastically easy for affiliates or interested parties to display links to Amazon for searching and buying books straight from their own sites. Or for doing nifty stuff like producing cool pop-ups when you mouse over a book title.
As with the Google web APIs, people will find novel uses for this toolset within days, if not hours. Webword pointed out this site already: Amazon lite, which applies the pure and simple Google UI to Amazon’s search engine.
So when do we get something like this for Amazon in the UK?
And come to think of it, why do we still not have Netflix over here?
Oh, hang on… There seems to be something called In-Movies. Might be worth a look…?