Thursday, January 17, 2013

Amazon vs Apple and Google and Microsoft

It's a "big boys" game: Amazon, Apple, Google, Microsoft--

Goliath vs Goliath...Amazon takes on Apple and Google - Telegraph: " . . . Amazon is one of the biggest retailers in the world, selling everything from groceries to electronics, and notching up $934m of profits on $48bn of sales last year. It was the same concept of gaining a foothold to win a market that informed Bezos’s decision to offer Amazon’s Kindle e-reading device to consumers at a loss. It wanted to cement its position in people’s daily lives. . . while Amazon’s efforts on the retail and gadget fronts are well documented, there is another, bigger, game in play that has received much less attention. The company is investing heavily in “cloud computing” – essentially a way of storing information remotely, accessing it via the web and offering this to businesses alongside software and data services as a pick 'n’ mix selection. Instead of buying their own warehouses of computer servers, or even ordering a spot in the warehouse of some other technology giant, customers that sign up to Amazon Web Services [AWS] can activate storage capacity at a few moments’ notice on a pay-as-you-go basis. . . . What’s more, the scale of Amazon’s investment in cloud capacity, initially for its own retail operation, means it can charge third-party customers a fraction of what they might have paid to store the same information elsewhere. “By removing a lot of the cost and a lot of the muck of managing their infrastructure, we thought we could do a lot for innovation,” Andy Jassy, senior vice president of AWS, explained to The Sunday Telegraph. . . ."

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