Amanda Michel: "we began experimenting with mTurk last spring to clean, de-duplicate and reformat data. We’ve since used the tool to collect or proof more than 28,000 data points, from the names of companies that received stimulus money  to the categorization of answers to our home loan modification questionnaire . We’re impressed with the speed and accuracy of its results. For example, a project we estimated would take a full-time staffer almost three days to finish was completed on mTurk overnight for $37, with 99 percent accuracy."
"Newsweek ... is outsourcing its Web site hosting duties to Amazon, joining a small but growing number of companies experimenting with cloud computing."