The FT has a great story on Amazon out today that is a must-read. It chronicles how deeply Amazon has become embedded in the architecture of the retail world in today's digital age. Amazon is much more than a book retailer and has begun to have wide-reaching influence online through its nuts and bolts behind the scenes infrastructure products. This blog is hosted on Amazon's servers for example.
In the other bit of tech news that I thought noteworthy, Apple tried to intimidate US retailers into enforcing an injunction against the Samsung Galaxy Tab in its effort to best Samsung and Android by legal means. While this behavior is dubious, it has not stopped Android from taking over, at least in the mobile phone space where they have 51% market share. Apple is still the handset manufacture...
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Edward Harrison is the founder of Credit Writedowns and a former career diplomat, investment banker and technology executive with over twenty five years of business experience. He has also been a regular economic and financial commentator in print and on television for the past decade. He speaks six languages and reads another five, skills he uses to provide a more global perspective. Edward holds an MBA in Finance from Columbia University and a BA in Economics from Dartmouth College.