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Re: AMZN - Amazon.com Inc.
« Reply #360 on: March 25, 2014, 03:00:13 PM »
Google making a big push to take biz away from Amazon AWS:
http://www.wired.com/wiredenterprise/2014/03/urs-google-story/

And Microsoft is expected to rebrand Azure from Windows Azure to Microsoft Azure to drive sales:
http://www.zdnet.com/microsoft-to-rebrand-windows-azure-as-microsoft-azure-7000027590/

I think I've mentioned this before, but Amazon has likely been making huge profits on its AWS biz (everyone I know who uses it -- or competes with it -- says it's really expensive) and investing it all back into growth initiatives.  But we might finally be seeing some real competition in the "public cloud" space from the likes of Google, Microsoft, OpenStack providers like Redhat, and even companies like Digital Ocean.  Prices to continue to drop, I suppose.


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Re: AMZN - Amazon.com Inc.
« Reply #361 on: March 25, 2014, 04:39:04 PM »
I just don't see the upside for Google to move into this, or any potential edge against AWS. MS Azure has potential, as they have a different model, and an institutional sales channel where they can build both private and public clouds....but I don't really see what Google could bring.
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Re: AMZN - Amazon.com Inc.
« Reply #362 on: April 01, 2014, 10:46:31 AM »
Amazon adds more than a million products to Canadian store:

http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/amazon-beefs-up-online-offerings-in-canada-1.2593861

I'm not a shareholder, but its nice as a Canadian shopper :)
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« Reply #363 on: April 04, 2014, 01:45:29 AM »
So no more FREE super saver delivery for me (Belgium) when I order from Amazon UK. I have spend at least 500-750€ on books (all small items) these last few years, mainly because there were no shipping costs. Now it would costs me GBP 4.70 for books. No more <50€ orders for me.

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Re: AMZN - Amazon.com Inc.
« Reply #364 on: April 04, 2014, 01:54:57 AM »
they stopped free super saver to finland also.

although there are rumors they're setting up in sweden, to serve northern europe. might be to drive customers to the local version.

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Re: AMZN - Amazon.com Inc.
« Reply #365 on: April 04, 2014, 02:38:50 AM »
So no more FREE super saver delivery for me (Belgium) when I order from Amazon UK. I have spend at least 500-750€ on books (all small items) these last few years, mainly because there were no shipping costs. Now it would costs me GBP 4.70 for books. No more <50€ orders for me.

"At another point in the interview, Bezos describes the “Amazon cocktail” of customer-centricity, long-term thinking, and a focus on invention."

Let's hope that his long term thinking is a fullfilment center in Belgium, although we both know that this is a pipedream with our current labor system.
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Re: AMZN - Amazon.com Inc.
« Reply #366 on: April 04, 2014, 02:43:17 AM »
So no more FREE super saver delivery for me (Belgium) when I order from Amazon UK. I have spend at least 500-750€ on books (all small items) these last few years, mainly because there were no shipping costs. Now it would costs me GBP 4.70 for books. No more <50€ orders for me.

"At another point in the interview, Bezos describes the “Amazon cocktail” of customer-centricity, long-term thinking, and a focus on invention."

Let's hope that his long term thinking is a fullfilment center in Belgium, although we both know that this is a pipedream with our current labor system.

Jup. ;( There have been rumors for Belgium as well but I'm afraid it there is little truth to it.

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Re: AMZN - Amazon.com Inc.
« Reply #367 on: April 04, 2014, 05:32:36 AM »
Bezos is crazy, but not crazy enough to setup a labor heavy enterprise in Belgium :D

Btw I asked, this was his reaction:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7uxfRDL-JzM
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Re: AMZN - Amazon.com Inc.
« Reply #368 on: April 04, 2014, 05:42:35 AM »
And Microsoft is expected to rebrand Azure from Windows Azure to Microsoft Azure to drive sales:
http://www.zdnet.com/microsoft-to-rebrand-windows-azure-as-microsoft-azure-7000027590/

Another great example of how Microsoft time and again fails to take the leadership position while playing in the market. We have seen this story before with mobile phones, tablets......I won't bet just yet that MS's new CEO is going to change the culture enough.
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Re: AMZN - Amazon.com Inc.
« Reply #369 on: April 24, 2014, 11:58:03 AM »
Amazon Prime Pantry is pretty interesting.  Anyone tried it yet?

http://www.engadget.com/2014/04/23/amazon-prime-pantry/?ncid=rss_truncated