The Economist Gives Amazon Founder and CEO Jeff Bezos an Award for Popularizing eBooks

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The Economist just announced that Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos and Lab126 (which is the Amazon subsidary that developed the Kindle) president Gregg Zehr were the winners of the consumer-product innovation category in the publications annual Innovation Awards. Continue reading The Economist Gives Amazon Founder and CEO Jeff Bezos an Award for Popularizing eBooks

Netflix Separates Its DVD and Streaming Businesses. What Does This Mean for Amazon?

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Netflix CEO Reed Hastings just announced in a blog post that Netflix is splitting into two companies. Netflix itself will be streaming-only (no DVD rentals), while Qwikster (which is a lame and difficult-to-spell name) will be the online DVD rental service. But this is an Amazon blog, so the question is… What does this splintering mean for Amazon’s Instant Video streaming services? Continue reading Netflix Separates Its DVD and Streaming Businesses. What Does This Mean for Amazon?

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