Friday, November 11, 2011

Comparing apples to amazons.

Comparing Apple's and Amazon's hardware/content strategies, people tend to forget that Kindle Fire is a general purpose shopping device, not just e-book reader. Content purchases, though not to be ignored, is one of many categories of products sold through Amazon's superstore. On top of that, Amazon provides cloud services, which means developers will have an end-to-end solution for all their smartphone/tablet application needs.
(11/10/11. VBeat) Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos has made the bet that getting low-cost hardware into hands of consumers will pay off immensely when they buy more digital content to make up for hardware losses. That’s the exact opposite approach of Apple, which makes its money on hardware sales and not as nearly much on content.
(11/10/11. VBeat) - E-book sales as a whole for book publishing are still minuscule compared to print, but e-books are becoming more popular. In 2009, e-book sales accounted for 3.2% of the industry’s sales, but in 2010, they accounted for a much larger 8.3% percent. Forrester Research thinks e-books could reach $3 billion by 2015, compared to $441 million in 2010.

tags: 10X, content, information, strategy, business, tool, source, commerce

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