Friday, January 25, 2013
Amazon Web Services Names Start-Up Challenge Winners
Seattle-based Amazon.com has named the winners of its sixth AWS Global Start-Up Challenge, where startups compete to create applications using Amazon Web Services, and win cash and AWS service credits. This year, Amazon said that Grand Cru, LogMyCalls, MortarData and TraceLink were each awarded $50,000 in cash and $50,000 in AWS credits. Grand Cru develops Supernauts, a Minecraft-style buildling videogame; LogMyCalls develops a marketing and analytics platform for phone calls; MortarData develops a big data software framework and runtime environment; and TraceLink develops global supply network software. Amazon said it had more than 2,500 submissions from 85 countries to the challenge.