Posts Tagged ‘Amazon’
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Amazon’s WindowShop Offers A Sleek Interface For The Online Megastore(October 27, 2008 TechCrunch)
Today Amazon has launched a new storefront called WindowShop , which presents some of the store’s newest and most popular movies, books, and video games in a way that makes browsing the online megastore actually fun. Each product is displayed as a tile on a large grid, which users can pan across until they find something they’re interested in.
This site seems to be a site where the window shopping is done on the Internet as shown in the name.
I hear that the search function will not be provided in the site according to the article.
A favorite commodity might not be found by the person who had used the search function because of shopping up to now.
Are there a lot of people who use such a site in the state of the current business though the site made for the person who is looking for something?
Is the window shopping accepted for the Internet shopping?
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Amazon Snaps Up Video Game Provider Reflexive(October 21, 2008 TechCrunch)
Reflexive Entertainment CEO Lars Brubaker has announced that Amazon has agreed to acquire the company he co-founded.
The video games that Reflexive developed seems to be sold on the Amazon distribution site by this purchase.
The other party of purchase of this Amazon was an enterprise of the game.
Which company will Amazon purchase next time?
Still Searching For A Video Business Model, Google Introduces The YouTubevertorial(October 7, 2008 TechCrunch)
Now it is trying to squeeze more money out of the ads on its homepage and just today it introduced the YouTubevertorial. Starting with music and videogame partners, YouTube will begin inserting click-to-buy links below select videos. Right now, these affiliate links connect to iTunes and Amazon (see them at the bottom of the screenshot above?), but more are coming.
I hear that Google applied the link button for which music and the game can be bought with Amazon and iTunes to the animation of YouTube.
Does this attempt succeed though Google devises the method and the business model who turns out profit with YouTube?
The key in which this attempt succeeds is whether the growing number of companies participates.
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Amazon Is Getting Into the Alcohol Business(September 11, 2008 TechCrunch)
Amazon has again announced that it will start selling US-produced wine to its American customers by the beginning of October.
According to the article, there seems to be various problems for Amazon to sell alcohols (wine) on the site.
- Interstate regulations.
- Age restrictions.
It might be important how to solve these problems so that Amazon make the Alchohol Business.
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If Amazon Really Wants To Get Serious About The Kindle… (August 26, 2008 TechCrunch)
Imagine if Amazon launched a licensing program that gave hardware manufacturers the ability to build Kindle clones, along with an incentive to sell them at near-zero margins. Amazon would give those manufacturers access to the core Kindle hardware specs (there’s no real magic there anyway) and the right to call it a Kindle device so long as they also put the core Kindle software on the device. That software links the device to Amazon’s store, meaning downloads revenue flows through Amazon.
Amazon would then share a percentage of net margin generated from downloads with the hardware manufacturers.
This is an interesting idea.
If a lot of hardware manufacturers enter, Kindle is sure to be paid attention more, and to become the one that the design was refined.
A lot of people will buy Kindle, and software be bought if it does so.
The extra payoff is sure to be brought by Amazon.
There is no extension like iPhone on the character of the product (E book) though present Kindle is a similar business model to iPhone.
Apple might put this idea on the agenda once when thinking about the future though Kindle seems to be selling well now.