Hachette Says Amazon Delaying Book Shipments to Monopolistically Squeeze Profits

By: Friday May 9, 2014 11:30 am

Amazon controls roughly one third of the book market in the United States, giving it considerable muscle to extract favorable sales and payment terms. And according to Hachette Books, one of the largest New York publishing groups, Amazon is monopolistically delaying shipment of hard cover books 2-4 weeks by authors like Stephen Colbert and Malcolm [...]

Automatic Delivery Yes, but Not by Flying Drone

By: Monday December 2, 2013 12:22 pm

I think there is a real future in automatic delivery but Amazon’s idea of fleets of flying drones with packages doesn’t make sense. The future of automatic delivery I feel rests with self-driving vehicle technology. A truck or even a very small cart that drives itself on the ground to your location seems not just [...]

Jeff Bezos Letter to Staff Hints at Changes He’ll Make at the Washington Post

By: Wednesday August 7, 2013 2:20 pm

If Bezos intends to wring those revenues out of online advertising — the only growing segment of the Post’s revenue stream — he’s going to come up against the Google monopoly.

“Immoral Tax Avoiders” Amazon, Starbucks and Google Beat Out Petraeus for British Tabloid Headlines

By: Wednesday November 14, 2012 2:58 pm

While the American commentariat (including us, guilty as charged) were obsessively sniffing the Petraeus panty drawer, the British tabloids were in high dudgeon over the appearance of Google VP for Northern Europe Matt Brittin before the Public Accounts Select Committee.

Kindle Fire Using Microsoft Bing as Default Search Engine

By: Saturday September 8, 2012 10:14 am

Microsoft has apparently forked over big cash to Amazon to have its Bing search engine installed as the default on the new Kindle Fire HD. Ars Technica: “All text you enter in Amazon Silk”s address bar is sent to a default search engine,” Amazon writes in the Amazon Silk browser terms and conditions, updated yesterday. [...]

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