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#Amazon’ s #AWS buys #ThinkboxSoftware, maker of tools for creative professionals Posted yesterday by Ingrid Lunden (@ingridlunden)  It looks like AWS, Amazon’s cloud computing arm, has made another acquisition to add more productivity tools for its customers beyond basic cloud-computing services. It has picked up Thinkbox Software, which develops and sells solutions for media design and content creation aimed at people in the video and wider visual media industries. Examples of services that Thinkbox already offers include systems for render management (“Deadline”), geometry caching (“XMesh”) and particle meshing (“Frost”), and a series of particle rendering solutions (its “Krakatoa” line), among other tools. Interestingly, its solutions up to now have been designed both for on-premises and cloud-based working. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed in a short announcement from founder and CEO Christopher Bond posted on Thinkbox Software’s website. He noted that the company would continue for now with “business as usual” as it joined Amazon Web Services: “We’re excited to announce that we’ve been acquired by Amazon! We’ll be joining the Amazon Web Services family, and we’re looking forward to working together to deliver exciting customer offerings. At this point, it’s still business as usual for us. We’ll continue to provide you, our customers, with remarkable support whether you work on-prem, in the cloud or both. Chris and the Thinkbox Team”

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