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Amazon, a Friendly Giant as Long as It’s Fed - NYTimes.com - http://www.nytimes.com/2014...
"“Everything Amazon has promised me, it has fulfilled — and more,” he said. “They ask: ‘Are you happy, Vince? We just want to see you writing books.’ That’s the major difference between corporate-driven Big Five publishers, where the writer is not the most important ingredient in the soup, and Amazon Publishing, which places its writers on a pedestal.” It sounds alluring. This is the siren call of the modern tech colossus, not just Amazon but Google, Apple and Facebook — companies with bottomless pocketbooks and infinite ambitions: We’re building a better world. It will be dedicated to fulfilling all your needs and desires, including the ones you didn’t even know you had. Trust us." • #amazon_longcon - × × ×
Prime: Amazon's New Research Lab | Epicenter | Wired.com - http://www.wired.com/epicent...
"Amazon Prime has helped transform anonymous à la carte purchases at the biggest web retail outlet into a loyalty-driven multimedia member experience. Prime members are Amazon’s avant-garde, coming to everything a little bit earlier — including the company’s newest experiments with its website." • #amazon_longcon - × × ×
Nobody Seems to Understand What Jeff Bezos is Doing. Does He? | PandoDaily - http://pandodaily.com/2012...
“Farhad Manjoo, writing at Pando Daily: What struck me when I saw the zero price for The Hunger Games is that I simply don’t know what Amazon is up to with the lending library. This is not a novel sensation: I am frequently flummoxed by Amazon, the most inscrutable of all the companies I cover regularly. Amazon is the one major tech firm whose operations, investments, and short- and long-term goals are completely hidden from the reporters and analysts who try to watch its every move.” - × × ×
Чарли Стросс о длинной игре Амазона: What Amazon's ebook strategy means - Charlie's Diary - http://www.antipope.org/charlie...
"It seems to me that a lot of folks in the previous discussion don't really understand quite what makes Amazon so interesting—and threatening, for that matter—to the publishing industry. So I'm going to take a stab at explaining." #прокниги#amazon_longcon - × × ×
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«the peculiar evil genius of Amazon is that Amazon seems to be trying to simultaneously establish a wholesale monopsony and a retail monopoly in the ebook sector» - 9000
« So, because Amazon had shoved a subsidized Kindle reader or a free Kindle iPhone app into their hands, and they'd bought a handful of books using it, the majority of customers found themselves locked in to the platform they'd started out on. Want to move to another platform? That's hard; you lose all the books you've already bought. By foolishly insisting on DRM, and then selling to Amazon on a wholesale basis, the publishers handed Amazon a monopoly on their customers—and thereby empowered a predatory monopsony.» - 9000
«I'm not going to lecture you about Jeff Bezos either, although I do want to note that he came out of a hedge fund and he's ostensibly a libertarian; these aspects of his background make me uneasy, because in my experience they tend to be found in conjunction with a social-darwinist ideology that has no time for social justice, compassion, or charity» — BS indicator on my dashboard came alive. - 9000
«The point is, the big six publishers' Plan B for fighting the emerging Amazon monopsony has failed (insofar as it has been painted as a price-fixing ring, whether or not it was one in fact). This means that they need a Plan C. And the only viable Plan C, for breaking Amazon's death-grip on the consumers, is to break DRM» - 9000
Amazon’s brilliant plan to pay you crazy money for your iPad 2 | PandoDaily - http://pandodaily.com/2012...
"Or, as Bezos once put it, “We are willing to be misunderstood for long periods of time." - × × ×
О том, как Амазон может провернуть гигантскую майнинговую схему за счёт собственного браузера в Fire - http://cdespinosa.posterous.com/fire
"The “split browser” notion is that Amazon will use its EC2 back end to pre-cache user web browsing, using its fat back-end pipes to grab all the web content at once so the lightweight Fire-based browser has to only download one simple stream from Amazon’s servers. But what this means is that Amazon will capture and control every Web transaction performed by Fire users. Every page they see, every link they follow, every click they make, every ad they see is going to be intermediated by one of the largest server farms on the planet. People who cringe at the data-mining implications of the Facebook Timeline ought to be just floored by the magnitude of Amazon’s opportunity here. Amazon now has what every storefront lusts for: the knowledge of what other stores your customers are shopping in and what prices they’re being offered there. What’s more, Amazon is getting this not by expensive, proactive scraping the Web, like Google has to do; they’re getting it passively by offering a simple caching service, and letting Fire users do the hard work of crawling the Web. In essence the Fire user base is Amazon’s Mechanical Turk, scraping the Web for free and providing Amazon with the most valuable cache of user behavior in existence." - × × ×
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Напомню про Оперу - осталось 9 дней мучений
Я не уверен в том, что у Оперы есть применение для получаемой ими информации. Кстати, описанную в цитате информацию получают все владельцы пресловутых тулбаров. - типа смартовый пацан
и опять же, Опера - это opt-in. а насколько я понимаю, не использовать Silk на Fire - это либо opt-out, либо вообще не поддерживается. надо заметить, что experimental web browser на нынешних киндлах тоже ходит через амазоновские прокси, по крайней мере через 3G - кот от котов
Опера мини — не опт-ин. - осталось 9 дней мучений
блин, я всё время забываю про фича-фоны. но в общем по-мо уже везде есть встроенный браузер, нет? - кот от котов
А что вы думаете о возрождении делишез? - slsrx
Про делишез рано говорить пока, парни выкатили альфу только, и я бы до весны подождал, чтобы было понятно, куда они пойдут. - × × ×
@kukutz: Рома, я помню про Оперу мини, и моим главным вопросом стало «чего б амазону было их не купить с потрохами», но мне сказали, что опера дорого захотела. А у амазона есть не столько инфа, сколько хорошие традиции по майнингу и использованию данных. Этих традиций толком ни у кого, кроме гугла и амазона пока нет. Сейчас фейсбук туда растёт, но растет-то больше покупкой людей с традициями, а не своим опытом. Купленные традиции ещё надо встроить и осознать, а это требует годы. - × × ×
“The Silk browser maintains a single persistent connection to Amazon's cloud (using Google's fast SPDY protocol), through which requests are sent and content is received. This single connection to the Web is what lends Silk its name—as Amazon puts it, a single thread of silk is an "invisible and yet incredibly strong connection between two things." — http://arstechnica.com/gadgets... - × × ×
По слухам, Амазон планирует подписную модель доступа к книгам за фиксированную помесячную плату: Amazon reportedly in talks to launch a Netflix for books - TNW Insider - http://thenextweb.com/insider...
"Today however we’re hearing reports via the WSJ that Amazon may soon launch a book equivalent of the service, charging a fixed monthly fee for access to a library of books. Amazon will reportedly offer book publishers a substantial fee for their involvement in the program. ¶ The idea isn’t entirely new with services like ‘the library’, booksfree.com and bookswim existing for some time but both are currently primarily for offline paperbacks and hardbacks. There’s also 24symbols which recently launched a near identical offering, but currently only features titles that are public domain rather than premium bestsellers. With Amazon’s Kindle platform and intimate relationships with every premium publisher on the planet, this is a unique new space only the likes of Amazon and Apple are likely to be able to cater to." • #прокниги - × × ×
Вот это было бы здорово - Prometa
Amazon’s Answer To Apple’s Terms: A Web-Based Kindle Cloud Reader — Brilliant On PC, Better On iPad | TechCrunch - http://techcrunch.com/2011...
“Much has been made about Apple’s recent changes to the iOS terms. At first, everyone was sure that many big players, would be forced to pull their apps, such as Amazon’s popular Kindle app. But then Apple relaxed the rules a bit, and simply said that Amazon and others couldn’t link to their own stores from their iOS apps. Amazon complied. But at the same time, they were also working on an alternative. While Amazon hasn’t said anything about it yet, Kindle Cloud Reader is already live. It’s a web-based version of their Kindle eBook reader app. It allows you to read your books from the cloud or to download your books for offline reading thanks to the magic of HTML 5 (or a Chrome browser extension). It looks and works great.” - × × ×
«Священная война платформ», как мило. • #amazon_longcon - × × ×
Amazon patents system to stop bad gifts | Technology | Los Angeles Times - http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/technol...
“It sometimes occurs that gifts purchased online do not meet the needs or tastes of the gift recipient,” Amazon wrote in its patent filing. “For example, the recipient may already have the item and may not need another one of that same item. Alternatively, the item may not be the right size, the right type, the right style, and so on.” “In such situations, the recipient may wish to convert the gift to something else, for example, by exchanging the gift for another item or by obtaining a redemption coupon, gift card, or other gift certificate to be redeemed later.” - × × ×