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Amazon Launches AWS IoT beta
Amazon Web Services, one of the cloud computing strings to Amazon’s bow, now has a special tier just for Internet of Things (IoT) projects. Unimaginatively named AWS IoT, the new service offers a managed cloud platform that can communicate with IoT devices via HTTP or MQTT. It also offers developers a way to build a cloud-connected IoT platform without needing their own servers. The company offers a free tier suitable for hobbyists with 250,000 messages per month, while pricing additional messages at $5 US per million.