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Amazon Offers Free Credits For IoT Buttons

Amazon Web Services is so desperate to shift its AWS Internet of Things Buttons that it is offering free AWS credits, tech support and even design services to anyone who buys them – and has relaunched its "enterprise program" to boot. The AWS IoT Button is supposed to be a one-donk order system for items such as pizza and condoms – no, really. Businesses are supposed to program the buttons to order stuff – which AWS highlights in a touchingly forlorn blog post – such as food, medical supplies, or to function as call-for-help buttons in care homes. AWS also suggests, apparently straight-faced, that the buttons could "interface with Smart Home systems to turn devices on and off such as turning off outside lights".

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