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Old 08-28-2012, 12:08 PM   #1
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Within a few years, Amazon.com’s creative destruction of both traditional book publishing and retailing may be footnotes to the company’s larger and more secretive goal: giving anyone on the planet access to an almost unimaginable amount of computing power.
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The efficiency of this hyper-aware environment is already remaking jobs for many and will most likely dislocate more. “You can now test a product against millions of users for just a few thousand dollars, or start a company with just one or two people,” said Graham Spencer, a partner at Google Ventures, which invests in data-heavy start-ups that rely on such cheap computing. “It’s a huge change for Silicon Valley.”
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Old 08-28-2012, 06:06 PM   #2
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Their extensive computing services business also gives them a deep portfolio of computing patents to cross-license.
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I wonder if they own the Amazon River?
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Old 08-28-2012, 06:56 PM   #4
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I wonder if they own the Amazon River?
It's only available to Prime members.
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Old 08-28-2012, 06:59 PM   #5
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Old 08-28-2012, 07:27 PM   #6
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That must be how they stream stuff to us.
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So they are becoming the largest retailer on the web -- and the largest computer company on earth?
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So they are becoming the largest retailer on the web -- and the largest computer company on earth?
One of the top computing *services* companies.
Amazon, Microsoft, IBM, Google, and AT&T are all on the short list.
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Old 08-29-2012, 05:58 AM   #9
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This kinda operation isn't bad, scaling economics save lot of resources so it's probably the greenest way of doing this kinda of stuff... And yeah, it does allow smaller bussiness to test out ideas and scale their bussiness as the need to.
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That must be how they stream stuff to us.
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