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The Rise of Amazon
the losses Amazon experienced in its first *21 quarters as a public company*. Over that time, cumulative net income was -$2.86 billion.
Amazon  qtr_calls  numbers  retail  history  links  via:Workflow 
5 weeks ago by cote
Amazon move off Oracle caused Prime Day outage in warehouse
> The outage, which lasted for hours on Prime Day, resulted in over 15,000 delayed packages and roughly $90,000 in wasted labor costs, according to the report. Those costs don't include all the lost hours spent by engineers troubleshooting and fixing the errors or any potential lost sales.

I assume Amazon has, and will save much more than that by moving off Oracle.
amazon  oracle  cloud  databases 
october 2018 by cote
Investors Have Misdiagnosed Amazon’s Push Into The Pharmacy Business
“The preponderance of drugs in the U.S. is consumed by an older population, whose habits change slowly or not at all. Accordingly, it’s likely that Amazon’s online pharmacy will not significantly impact the existing drug industry.... Here’s why: Americans currently spend $450 billion a year on drugs. Walmart is the fourth-largest pharmacy in the U.S., with sales of $21 billion, or 4.6% of the company’s total sales. Let’s say that over the next five years Amazon gets to Walmart’s sales level of $21 billion. If the U.S. pharmaceutical industry grows 2% a year over that time, total drug sales will have increased by $45 billion, or the equivalent of two Walmarts (we are ignoring compounding here), to $495 billion. Walgreens, with its pharmacy selling about $70 billion a year, would barely notice Amazon’s presence.”
pharma  amazon  digitaltransformation  disruption  analysis 
august 2018 by cote
Amazon takes aim at U.K. insurance market | Digital Insurance
‘Amazon has “all the tools to succeed” and is a bigger threat than Alphabet Inc.’s Google, which also made a play for the U.K. price-comparison industry a few years ago’

For the change or die files.
UK  insurance  amazon  disruption 
august 2018 by cote
This is the Amazon everyone should have feared — and it has nothing to do with its retail business
“the massive online retailer once again posted its largest quarterly profit in history — $2.5 billion for the quarter — on the back of two businesses that were afterthoughts just a few years ago: Amazon Web Services, its cloud computing unit, as well as its fast-growing advertising business.”

Good charts, too.
charts  amazon  revenue  qtr_calls  advertising  aws 
july 2018 by cote
Amazon launches Part Finder, built by technology it acquired from Partpic in 2016
Machine learning is turning out to be more practical than apocalyptic.
ml  cases  apps  photorecognition  amazon 
july 2018 by cote
The Bezos-Buffett-Dimon health care venture: Eliminate the middlemen
“There’s ample room to replicate that success in health care, because the system in the U.S. has long been plagued by excessive transaction costs – the expenses incurred when buying or selling goods and services. These include irrational pricing, as evidenced by the price of services varying wildly for hospitals, insurers and patients. This, along with unnecessarily complicated billing systems, creates the need for extensive bureaucracies to manage all the varied relationships.”
amazon  pricing  healthcare 
june 2018 by cote
How Tech Companies Conquered America’s Cities
“But what Uber lacked in political support it made up for in local popularity. Through its app, the company had a direct connection to thousands of riders and drivers who were making a living from its service.”
uber  techeithics  amazon  politics  cityplanning 
june 2018 by cote
Jeff Bezos admits Amazon has 'the weirdest meeting culture you will ever encounter', Business Insider
In the letter, he explained that writing a brilliant, long memo requires the writer to understand the subject well. It also requires the writer to “improve results through the simple act of teaching scope.” By that he means doing a great job requires effort, not speed. “A great memo probably should take a week or more” to write, he said in the letter.

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“We read [the memos] in the room. Just like high school kids, executives will bluff their way through the meeting as if they’ve read the memo. So you have to carve out time so everyone has actually read the memo – they are not just pretending,” he said.
amazon  meetings  memos  writing 
april 2018 by cote
'Big Tech' isn't one big monopoly – it's 5 companies all in different businesses
‘But despite simple perception of them all as “tech” companies, their core revenue sources are clearly different. And those distinctions suggest ways people can understand and respond to anxieties about their growing economic and cultural influence.’
amazon  advertising  google  apple  facebook  techethics  Tech 
march 2018 by cote
Amazon pushes further into insurance with its latest investment
"Amazon's Indian venture is probably a springboard for a move towards more established markets. India is some way away from Amazon's key US and European markets, suggesting that it's using India as a test lab for expanding its insurance operations. However, Amazon's decision to flex its insurance muscles in India is probably also down to the fact that Amazon has stronger competition in this market in the form of home-grown rival Flipkart — which has also begun stepping into insurance. In Europe and the US, meanwhile, Amazon has fewer real competitors. As such, it's likely that if Amazon's venture with Acko succeeds, we'll see it striking similar partnerships closer to its core markets to bulk out its insurance presence there. If this were to happen, legacy insurers and smaller insurtechs would be up against some stiff competition."
insurance  amazon  disruption 
march 2018 by cote
Amazon is coming for the insurance industry – should we be worried?
“While UK insurers are investing in tech and providing digital services, the majority are light years behind Amazon,” noted Davies. “If insurers are not careful, they may be pushed out of having a direct relationship with customers and be relegated to the role of a price-driven risk carrier at the back end (assuming Amazon doesn’t want to hold the risk too).”
amazon  insurance  uk  disruption 
march 2018 by cote
Uber Spent $10.7 Billion in Nine Years. Does It Have Enough to Show for It?
“Amazon.com Inc. is famous for its losses over the years. But even in the heyday of the dot-com bubble, the e-commerce giant never came close. Amazon’s biggest loss was in 2000—a $1.4 billion embarrassment, or about $2 billion adjusted for inflation. Most years, Amazon turns a profit, albeit a small one. What Uber backers can point to, though, is a nearly unmatched pace of sales growth. Even as Uber’s revenue reached $2.3 billion in the fourth quarter of 2017, its annual growth rate remained strong, at about 90 percent compared with 2016. That’s faster than most tech companies with a similar valuation. Only one U.S. tech company of Uber’s size, Micron, grew at anything close to that last year.”
financials  numbers  uber  hp  ridesharing  amazon 
march 2018 by cote
Ordering from voice tubes
"Purchases made through devices such as Google Home and Amazon's Echo are projected to leap from $2 billion to $40 billion by 2022 as technology improves, U.S. consumers become more comfortable and the speakers become nearly as commonplace in homes as a flat-screen TV, according to a new study from OC&C Strategy Consultants."

More:

"Shoppers are more apt to buy cheaper items, such as phone charger cables, via voice. The average online basket was $661 for online purchases of electronics, compared with $239 for voice orders, OC&C said. "
google  voice  alexa  retail  forecasts  amazon 
march 2018 by cote
Federal Reserve chair says ‘Amazon effect’ could be responsible for low inflation
‘The “Amazon effect” refers to the decline in traditional retail employment despite expansion in the overall retail sector. That paradox is occurring because of the explosion of online retail, driven in part by Amazon. As online shopping becomes more efficient and widely-used, fewer traditional retail workers are needed. The Amazon theory purports that lower demand for retail labor keeps wages low and holds down the price of consumer goods. But economists are split on the extent to which this phenomenon actually impacts inflation.’
automation  jobs  economics  retail  amazon 
march 2018 by cote
Warren Buffett reveals more details about healthcare venture with JPMorgan and Amazon
“We have got a huge, competitive disadvantage in American businesses, far more important than any tax change, in terms of our healthcare costs.”
healthinsurance  healthcare  amazon 
february 2018 by cote
Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway, JPMorgan form health care mega-company
'There aren’t many, but the announcement says this new entity focuses on “technology solutions that will provide U.S. employees and their families with simplified, high-quality and transparent healthcare at a reasonable cost,” beginning with the companies’ own workers.'
healthcare  amazon  digitaltransformation 
january 2018 by cote
Amazon HQ2 blamed for high real-estate, rent, and traffic in Seattle
‘High demand and low inventory creates bidding wars and animosity among those who can't even afford a starter home in the city they grew up in," Kurt Schlosser wrote in September for GeekWire. "And the rent is too damn high, too. Workers who don't wear tech badges for a living are forced to look outside the city and thus contend with the traffic coming in and out of it, creating a vicious cycle and affordability crisis."’

Meanwhile: “The retailer says its Seattle headquarters has created 53,000 jobs in the city in addition to pumping a staggering $38 billion into the local economy.”
prices  amazon  techethics  urbanplanning  seattle  hq2 
january 2018 by cote
Why you city should avoid Amazon HQ2
Just too much growth, too fast, and raising costs which kicks lower income people to the curb:

‘Seattle journalist Knute Berger tells Business Insider that Amazon’s original headquarters has displaced minority communities there, driven up housing costs, and swelled the city’s population of homeless people. Seattle is also in the nation’s top 10 cities with the worst traffic, and doesn’t have a public transit system good enough to alleviate traffic pressure. I’m thinking of my city, Pittsburgh, as I read about Seattle’s troubles. Our housing costs are blessedly cheap to begin with, phew. But I can’t imagine any part of the city handling 50,000 employees worth of traffic. And our public transit kind of sucks.’
hq2  urbanplanning  amazon  techethics 
january 2018 by cote
Seattle’s complaints about Amazon HQ1
People say Amazon isn’t good for Seattle, here’s a summary of the issues: ‘Housing prices in Seattle are rising faster than anywhere else in the nation. According to Business Insider, from 2005 to 2015, Seattle’s median rent jumped from $1,008 to $1,286, an increase nearly three times the national median, while the city’s median home price skyrocketed 17 percent in the last year, reaching $730,000. Amazon has snatched up more new office space downtown than every other company in the city combined, “helping Seattle become the crane capital of America and a near-constant construction site,” writes the Seattle Times. In September, Times columnist Danny Westneat warned potential HQ2 cities of a “prosperity bomb” that would wipe out mom-and-pop shops and old diners and replace them with “the new and sterile,” plus an invading army of “bros” as a result of Amazon’s mostly male workforce.’
amazon  gentrification  seattle  hq2  urbanplanning 
january 2018 by cote
The case against Amazon HQ2 for Austin
“Austin’s tech talent pool has become increasingly tight, and it would be better for our economy to grow by 50 companies with 1,000 employees each than by one mega-project with 50,000 employees.”
hq2  urbanplanning  amazon  austin 
january 2018 by cote
Richard Florida predicts Amazon HQ2 location
‘At the top of the list, I would place New York, the greatest headquarters city in the world, and DC, the world's power corridor. When I asked Scott Galloway, the author of the book "The Four," where he thought Amazon would place its new headquarters, he simply said: New York, New York, and New York. But, DC is perhaps an equal or even better contender. Because Jeff Bezos already owns The Washington Post, an additional 50,000 Amazon jobs in the DC area might help deflect Congressional attention from his company's monopolistic tendencies. Not to mention, a key predictor of corporate headquarters location is where the CEO has a home. Bezos has homes in DC, Manhattan, and Beverly Hills, which might also explain LA's inclusion on the list.’

Also says offering tax breaks is stupid.
cities  hq2  amazon  techethics  urbanplanning  predictions 
january 2018 by cote
An argument against Amazon HQ2 tax breaks, sort of
‘“The bidding process with Amazon shows why we need the federal government to help support cities and communities across America for 21st century jobs,” he said. “Right now, cities have been left to fend for themselves and are desperate to attract any tech jobs. If the federal government were to support fiber and broadband in cities, an expansion of universities, strong credentialing and apprenticeship programs, and state of the art infrastructure, then they would not be as reliant on the whims of any given company.”’
taxes  hq2  techethics  amazon  urbanplanning 
january 2018 by cote
The Problem With Courting Amazon
‘The question of whether, or how much, incentives actually spark a community’s economic growth is still unsettled. That’s partly because coming to any bottom-line answer is extremely difficult given all the possible variables in any scenario. “The overall conclusion is that effectiveness is there,” says Peter Fisher, a professor emeritus at the University of Iowa and the research director of the nonprofit Iowa Policy Project. “But it’s pretty small, and small enough that incentives end up being a very costly strategy.” In his opinion, far too many state and city boosters indiscriminately spray financial giveaway packages, which ends up costing them more than it should.’
urbanplanning  cities  taxes  work  amazon  hq2 
january 2018 by cote
The critics are wrong about AWS’s open source approach
"Is AWS selfish? Sure. Does that selfishness translate into greater developer productivity with machine learning and other enterprise software in the process? Yes. And it’s not merely a convenient byproduct: It’s the whole reason AWS exists."
opensource  ethics  amazon 
january 2018 by cote
Amazon narrows HQ2 search to 20 cities, moving to next phase in contest for $5B economic prize
"Toronto, Columbus, Indianapolis, Chicago, Denver, Nashville, Los Angeles, Dallas, Austin, Boston, New York City, Newark, Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, Montgomery County, Washington, D.C., Raleigh, Northern Virginia, Atlanta, and Miami."
amazon  cities 
january 2018 by cote
“Jeff, what does Day 2 look like?”
"Staying in Day 1 requires you to experiment patiently, accept failures, plant seeds, protect saplings, and double down when you see customer delight. A customer-obsessed culture best creates the conditions where all of that can happen."
amazon  innovation  strategy  quotes  JeffBezos 
january 2018 by cote
Lots of M&A in 2017
“Worldwide, more than 50k deals went down, worth in excess of $3.5T. More than a quarter of these (13,024) were in the US, up from 11,470 in 2016.”
m&a  numbers  amazon 
january 2018 by cote
Number of retail stores likely to shrink
Over serving in retail: ‘Feinberg says reports of the retail industry's demise are "way overblown." Instead, he says the industry is "facing a retrenchment," because retailers have way too many stores open.’
sears  disruption  walmart  numbers  amazon  retail 
december 2017 by cote
The Amazon machine
When you look at large manufacturing companies, it becomes very clear that the machine that makes the machine is just as important as the machine itself.…
IFTTT  via:Instapaper  amazon  innovation  strategy 
december 2017 by cote
Amazon Web Services Takes on Kubernetes, Offers a Serverless Database Service
“The company has also added some resiliency support, with the help of Heptio. The company will run Kubernetes across three availability zones, to eliminate single points of failure. Unhealthy masters are automatically detected and replaced. This version of K8s is also integrated with other AWS services such as Elastic Load Balancing, IAM (for authentication), AWS CloudTrail and, for networking, Amazon VPC and AWS PrivateLink.”
aws  kubernetes  cloud  amazon 
november 2017 by cote
A tale of two Amazons: Why Seattle’s bogeyman has the opposite reputation outside its hometown
It’s hard to know what to do with too much economic success.

“While it has led to an economic boom in Seattle, that boom has primarily benefitted tech workers at the top and left everyone else with higher rents, higher property taxes, traffic congestion and a bitter taste in our mouths,” Burbank wrote in a blog post in September. “Amazon has been a sociopathic roommate, sucking up our resources and refusing to participate in daily upkeep.”
seattle  amazon  class  wealth  urbanplanning 
november 2017 by cote
Amazon overhauls Kindle app with new look and deep Goodreads social integration
Including good chart from Pew that ebooks haven’t killed off print books.
kindle  amazon  charts  ebooks  integrarion 
october 2017 by cote
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At Amazon Hub, Abbott Touts Legislative Agenda | The Texas Tribune - April 18, 2015 at 10:55AM
IFTTT  Tumblr  Amazon  Texas  robots  thirdplatform  numbers  cote.tumblr.com 
april 2015 by cote
Inside Amazon Prime - Fortune
All about Amazon Prime. The company doesn’t report many details, but there’s some estimates on costs and membership numbers. As ever, file under crazy pricing schemes that seem to work.
via:ifttt  from:tumblr  Amazon  prime  pricing  retail  amazonprime  link  tumblr:link 
february 2015 by cote
Amazon Prime is becoming a juggernaut – Quartz
Despite a price hike back in March for the company’s US home-delivery service (which includes free access to its increasingly impressive streaming video platform), the number of US subscribers to the service grew 50% last year. Globally, Prime’s subscriber base increased 53%. Crazy pricing gambits in action.
via:ifttt  from:tumblr  Amazon  prime  pricing  numbers  link  tumblr:link 
january 2015 by cote
The Real Story Behind Jeff Bezos's Fire Phone Debacle And What It Means For Amazon's Future | Fast Company | Business + Innovation
And team members simply could not imagine truly useful applications for Dynamic Perspective. As far as anyone could tell, Bezos was in search of the Fire Phone’s version of Siri, a signature feature that could make the device a blockbuster. But what was the point, they wondered, beyond some fun gaming interactions and flashy 3-D lock screens. “In meetings, all Jeff talked about was, ‘3-D, 3-D, 3-D!’ He had this childlike excitement about the feature and no one could understand why,” recalls a former engineering head who worked solely on Dynamic Perspective for years. “We poured surreal amounts of money into it, yet we all thought it had no value for the customer, which was the biggest irony. Whenever anyone asked why we were doing this, the answer was, ‘Because Jeff wants it.’ No one thought the feature justified the cost to the project. No one. Absolutely no one.” It is a pretty cool feature. I suspect if more developers were messing around with four camera on the front of a phone they’d come up with something. Needs more ecosystem.
via:ifttt  from:tumblr  firephone  Amazon  product  management  link  tumblr:link 
january 2015 by cote
CotéIndustries.com
Photos from the Amazon Fire Phone I got. Android, let alone Amazon’s fork, is weird.
pics  amazon  firephone  via:ifttt  from:tumblr  tumblr:photo  photo 
december 2014 by cote
CotéIndustries.com
I think this is how most vendors think (strategically) about getting involved in OpenStack.
slides  cloud  AWS  Amazon  VMware  strategy  OpenStack  diagram  via:ifttt  from:tumblr  tumblr:photo  photo 
november 2014 by cote
Why Amazon Has No Profits (And Why It Works) — Benedict Evans
When you buy Amazon stock (the main currency with which Amazon employees are paid, incidentally), you are buying a bet that he can convert a huge portion of all commerce to flow through the Amazon machine. I have admit, I didn’t really read that closely, but there you go.
via:ifttt  from:tumblr  amazon  investing  financials  link  tumblr:link 
september 2014 by cote
Dropbox - AMZN 2014Q4.html
I took a look at Amazon’s recent earnings call transcript. Not as details-rich as CA’s, and more widely covered, but some little bits and pieces here. See the stand-alone HTML file in my dropbox share, and the raw markdown file if you prefer that. I’m still looking for a better way to render there if anyone has ideas.
via:ifttt  from:tumblr  AMZN  Amazon  AWS  qtr_calls  marginalia  qtr_marginalia  CriticMarkup  link  tumblr:link 
july 2014 by cote
CotéIndustries.com
They say Prime customers are much more profitable for Amazon.
charts  amazon  prime  retail  via:ifttt  from:tumblr  tumblr:photo  photo 
july 2014 by cote
CotéIndustries.com
The public cloud business is expensive. QED.
charts  Rackspace  Google  Amazon  cloud  via:ifttt  from:tumblr  tumblr:photo  photo 
may 2014 by cote
CotéIndustries.com
Kindle kiosk in DFW, terminal D. I really want a Fire, but I really don’t need one. An iPad mini would probably work.
kindle  pics  tablets  Amazon  traveling  kiosks  via:ifttt  from:tumblr  tumblr:photo  photo 
may 2014 by cote
AWS opens its desktop as a service to the market, joins the growing DaaS fray
Our report on Amazon WorkSpaces is up. The full report is available for 451 research clients, but here’s the 451 Take. When it comes to making things cheap, few companies have the zeal and credibility of Amazon. While new, mostly non-Microsoft devices are rapidly changing and fragmenting the end-user device market, there’s still a palpable need to support existing Windows applications. DaaS seems like a viable ‘green screen’ strategy for supporting these corporate applications on new devices. While some of the early reviews of Amazon WorkSpaces have surfaced, the usual bucket of 1.0 hiccups, like speed and locale shenanigans, will undoubtedly be ironed out. The DaaS space is just emerging as a broad market, and we predict many players on this scene, each hopefully figuring out new and unique ways to differentiate. You can always apply for a free trial to take a test run behind the paywall.
via:ifttt  from:tumblr  451Reports  451  DaaS  virtualdesktops  amazon  AWS  desktops  link  tumblr:link 
april 2014 by cote
CotéIndustries.com
(via Amazon Workspaces: A dish best served later • The Register)
pics  Amazon  WorkSpaces  VDI  via:ifttt  from:tumblr  tumblr:photo  photo 
march 2014 by cote
CotéIndustries.com
(via Twitter / ValaAfshar: High-tech buying spree …)
m&a  Twitter  Amazon  Google  Apple  consumertech  diagrams  pics  via:ifttt  from:tumblr  tumblr:photo  photo 
march 2014 by cote
Cash Piles, Paranoia Fuel Tech Giants' Buying Binge - WSJ.com
Nice pice on disruption fear driven tech M&A: From messaging to watches and thermostats, Facebook and Google, along with Amazon.com Inc. and Apple Inc., each want to own the digital platform where people communicate, shop and seek entertainment. The competition is driven by their ability to pay—their combined market capitalization exceeds $1 trillion—and long memories of faded tech stars that didn’t evolve quickly enough. … The four companies are competing to control as much as possible of the tech ecosystem. In Silicon Valley parlance, it’s all about controlling “the platform.” A big reason is to gather data about users, to serve them ads or to anticipate their next purchase.
via:ifttt  from:tumblr  m&a  devrel  facebook  google  amazon  apple  disruption  sunw  innovation  wsj  link  tumblr:link 
march 2014 by cote
CotéIndustries.com
(via Twitter / mappingbabel: Old graph (mid-2013), but Google …)
cloud  datacenters  spend  Google  Amazon  Microsoft  Rackspace  charts  via:ifttt  from:tumblr  tumblr:photo  photo 
march 2014 by cote
CotéIndustries.com
"In the below table, we show the 40 largest corporate users of Amazon’s cloud infrastructure…”
cloud  charts  Amazon  cases  onlineadvertising  via:MattBaker  via:ifttt  from:tumblr  tumblr:photo  photo 
march 2014 by cote
Amazon's 'schizophrenic' open source selfishness scares off potential talent, say insiders • The Register
"In many cases in the big companies and all the small startups, your Github profile is your resume," explained another former Amazonian. "When I look at developers that’s what I’m looking for, [but] they go to Amazon and that resume stops … It absolutely affects the quality of their hires." I’ve been reading The Everything Store, the recent business history of Amazon. Given the culture there, it’s not too shocking to read that Amazon is not big into developers marketing themselves and getting involved in “the community,” as it were.
via:ifttt  from:tumblr  Amazon  devrel  opensource  github  developers  link  tumblr:link 
january 2014 by cote
Amazon Testing Private Cloud Waters With Cloud Storage Hardware Appliance
"AWS will have a long way to go to be able to accomplish this. They will need architects in the field, real people, they will need the help of the channel, allowing them to architect, sell and make good margin — perhaps white-label themselves like we have done with others," Shepard told CRN.
via:ifttt  from:tumblr  storage  cloud  aws  amazon  hybrid  backup  DR  link  tumblr:link 
december 2013 by cote
AWS vs. CSPs: Hardware Infrastructure
Amazon today operates at a scale that most people are unaware of and find incomprehensible when they get a glimmer of understanding of it. Just to offer an example, one weekend Cycle Computing used EC2 spot instances to create a 156,000 core supercomputer that spanned 8 AWS regions and provided 1.2 Petaflops of processing power. In its presentation, Cycle noted the tremendous cost savings this offered: $33,000 instead of the $50 million plus it would have cost if the equipment were purchased.
via:ifttt  from:tumblr  numbers  supercomputers  cloud  amazon  cloudcases  publiccloud  link  tumblr:link 
november 2013 by cote
Amazon CIA cloud row: US judge slaps down IBM as 'manipulative', inferior • The Register
The contentious section asked the parties to price up a fault-tolerant cluster of 1,000s of commodity servers running a MapReduce scatter-gather job on about 100TB of data with a 100 per cent duty cycle. In other words, the CIA wanted Amazon and IBM to cost out a cloud cluster that would run MapReduce continuously for a year so spies could prod large chunks of data.
via:ifttt  from:tumblr  privacy  numbers  cloud  security  IBM  AWS  Amazon  cases  bigdata  CIA  spying  link  tumblr:link 
november 2013 by cote
Nine Questions for Andy Jassy, Head of Amazon Web Services - Arik Hesseldahl - News - AllThingsD
In 2010 we launched 61 of what we considered to be significant products and services. In 2011 it was 82. In 2012 it was 159. This year through September it’s 179, and we’ll be well above 200 by the end of the year.
via:ifttt  from:tumblr  momentum  cloud  numbers  Amazon  AWS  link  tumblr:link 
november 2013 by cote
Jeff Bezos Amazon Book Excerpt - Jason Del Rey - Commerce - AllThingsD
[T]he most feared emails within Amazon are forwarded customer complaints from Bezos accompanied by a single character: a question mark. Man, from all the stories I hear, I don’t think of fare well at Amazon. That written essay vs PowerPoint sounds cool, though.
via:ifttt  from:tumblr  amazon  biographies  email  customerservice  work  link  tumblr:link 
october 2013 by cote
Amazon confirms CIA spook cloud contract
Looks like thst $600m AWS contract with the CIA is real, if not closed. Also of note: Amazon is bidding for building a private cloud, more or less.
cloud  cases  amazon  ibm  govt  privatecloud  post 
june 2013 by cote
Microsoft adds Azure to its billion dollar a year club | Ars Technica
Amazon Web Services (AWS), by way of comparison, is estimated to have brought in $1.8 billion last year.
cloud  azure  revenue  qpost  amazon 
may 2013 by cote
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