The Amazon Web Services team has announced a new "Requester Pays" pricing model for their Simple Storage Service (S3). Amazon's S3 service, which provides scalable access to Amazon's online data storage infrastructure, enables customers to rapidly scale their platform using a cost effective pay-as-you-go model. Now, the new S3 Requester Pays Model gives S3 customers the built-in ability to charge their users for specific data transfers. Furthermore, Amazon takes care of the billing for the requested data, eliminating excess accounting overhead for the data providers. From their announcement:
If you're in Antarctica, no Twilio for you. Otherwise, there's a chance that your country is one of the 40 now supported by the Twilio API. The company announced the news at its annual conference. Most recently, it added 20 new countries, including the ability to have local phone numbers for those countries.