Amazon Says No to Accepting Bitcoin, Maybe to Building an Amex or Visa Competitor

Posted in ひと, アマゾン, オンライン決済 by shiro on 2014年4月15日

Why Can’t Amazon And Apple Catch a Break on Madison Ave?

Posted in アップル, アマゾン, 広告 by shiro on 2014年2月19日


Why Can’t Amazon And Apple Catch a Break on Madison Ave? | Advertising Age

Advertising Sales Are a Tough Slog for Both — And for A lot of the Same Reasons

Ad Age on Apple and Amazon | Daring Fireball

Billionaire Bezos Flown out of Galápagos

Posted in ひと, アマゾン by shiro on 2014年1月5日


Billionaire Bezos Flown out of Galápagos | Galápagos Digital

Ecuadorean Navy Delivers for Amazon Chief |

The Ecuadorean Navy offered Jeff Bezos same-day shipping on an Amazon Prime package: Mr. Bezos himself.

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Amazon Prime Air

Posted in アマゾン by shiro on 2013年12月2日

Amazon Prime Air | YouTube

Amazon’s Jeff Bezos looks to the future | CBS News

Charlie Rose: 30 minutes?

Jeff Bezos: These generations of vehicles, it could be a 10-mile radius from a fulfillment center. So, in urban areas, you could actually cover very significant portions of the population. And so, it won’t work for everything; you know, we’re not gonna deliver kayaks or table saws this way. These are electric motors, so this is all electric; it’s very green, it’s better than driving trucks around. This is…this is all an R&D project.

Ack-ack |

I might argue it’s a matter of collateral damage. I don’t know how I could tell Amazon’s harmless, happy-day drones from Google’s real-time people-watchers — or those of the police or the NSA. It’s best to shoot them all down.

ぜんぶ撃ち落としちゃえ | maclalala2

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Careers at Amazon: Why It’s So Hard to Climb Jeff Bezos’s Corporate Ladder

Posted in ひと, アマゾン by shiro on 2013年10月16日


Careers at Amazon: Why It’s So Hard to Climb Jeff Bezos’s Corporate Ladder | Businessweek

But in my interviews with rank and file employees, one common complaint I heard is that positive feedback from superiors is rare and promotions even rarer. This, it turns out, is probably by design. Amazon Chief Executive Officer Jeff Bezos seems to believe his managers must raise the performance bar with every hire and promotion and that only exceptional talent should progress within the organization. As he has done in so many other ways, Bezos has codified his beliefs within his company in the form of a custom called the OLR, for organization and leadership review.

Jeff Bezos’s League of Shadows | Businessweek

Apple widens its lead on Samsung in the US

Posted in アップル, アマゾン, サムスン, マーケットシェア by shiro on 2013年4月6日


Reasons for iOS outperformance in the US | asymco

The reason iOS is growing more rapidly may be due to three factors:

1. Broader distribution with three out of four major operators carrying the phone
2. Availability of three product variants with $0 starting prices.
3. Increasing awareness and use of apps and content ecosystems due to network effects.

Apple widens its lead on Samsung in the US | The Loop

How the hell does this happen?

Posted in アマゾン, 株価 by shiro on 2013年1月30日

jeff bezos head blue

Live: Amazon Misses Estimates On Earnings, Revenue And Guidance | Business Insider

How the hell does this happen? | The Loop

Amazon misses its earnings, income fell, sales missed Wall Street consensus and… the stock price goes up 6 percent.

Apple sells a gazillion of everything, reports record revenue and profit, and its stock falls.

Amazon Misses Estimates on Earnings, Revenue, and Guidance | Daring Fireball

And the stock has jumped up 10 percent after hours. I need a drink.

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Fake Apple Smart Covers on Amazon

Posted in アップル, アマゾン by shiro on 2012年11月21日

Beware of fake iPad Smart Covers for sale on Amazon | GigaOM

Something to keep in mind if you’re shopping for an iPad Smart Cover or Smart Case heading in to the holidays: not all of them are created equal, especially on For many of us, Amazon is a natural place to order an iPad cover or case as a gift this holiday. But as dozens of complaints on the site show, many of the “Apple Smart Covers” or “Apple Smart Cases” for sale on Amazon are not actually sold by Apple and are not the genuine article.

Gillette, Amazon, Google and Apple

Posted in アップル, アマゾン, グーグル by shiro on 2012年10月26日

Selling The Amazon Kindle Fire and Google Nexus 7 Is As Silly As Selling Razor Blades To Men Who Love Beards | TechPinions

「アマゾン Kindle Fire やグーグル Nexus 7 を売るのは、カミソリと替え刃をあご髭愛好者に売るのと同じようにバカげている」

Further, both the Amazon and Google tablets are already selling poorly. And there is absolutely no evidence that Amazon or Google are making more than, or even as much as, Apple is in content and ad sales. Lower iPad Mini prices would have a negligible effect on Amazon’s and Google’s ethereal profits but it would have a significantly negative affect on the iPad Mini’s margins.

Amazon, Google, Apple, razor blades and beards | The Loop

あご髭愛好者にカミソリを売る | maclalala2

Gillette, Amazon, Google and Apple はコメントを受け付けていません。

Siri のためにアマゾンから William Stasior を引き抜いたアップル

Posted in ひと, アップル, アマゾン by shiro on 2012年10月16日

Apple Hires Amazon A9 Exec Stasior to Run Siri – Kara Swisher | AllThingsD

Apple has hired major Amazon exec and prominent search technologist William Stasior to run its Siri unit, according to sources. At the online retail giant, Stasior has been in charge of A9, Amazon’s search and search advertising unit. The former AltaVista exec co-founded the independent company and has run it since Udi Manber left for Google.

Stasior has an impressive pedigree (you can read his resume and see a really geeky binary image he posted of himself here).

Apple Hires Amazon A9 Executive William Stasior to Run Siri | Daring Fireball

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