Amazon.com has been rolling out a number of very unretail-like services over the past year, from the Amazon Mechanical Turk to the Elastic Compute Cloud. I recently met with Jeff Bezos and other Amazonians up in Seattle and got the lowdown on what the heck they're doing with all these new Web services. Here's the story in Jeff's own words, and mine. And here's the podcast on the story with Executive Editor John Byrne.

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