I have both Google Play music player and Amazon MP3 Player downloaded on my Spectrum. I know I put Amazon on there, but don't remember putting Google on there (not really relevent?). Anywho, I've only downloaded one album through Google Play, and about a thousand songs through Amazon.
Amazon Web Services (AWS) is obviously making it very difficult for competitors in the public cloud market. That could not have been made more clear than how IBM and Rackspace are choosing how to make their presence felt this week at AWS re:Invent.
For the past week, IBM has been getting trashed for its anti-Amazon ads that declare their superiority to AWS.
Similar to some of the aftermath of Google I/O this past summer, as Amazon’s press event last week fades into history we are starting to discover some other changes in their ecosystem that may have been overlooked in the excitement of the Amazon Kindle Fire HD announcement.
If you’re a user of Amazon Prime and own a Google TV then you’ll be excited for this next tidbit. Amazon Prime content is now viewable on Google TV’s PrimeTime TV guide. This new feature comes on top of other bug fixes. The other feature that it has now is a subscription selector that makes it easier to customize your subscriptions.
Haven’t gotten your hands on a Chromecast yet? Well, now is probably the best time to do so. At Amazon and Best Buy, Google’s HDMI dongle is available for just $29.99, down from the usual $35 price. And if you are a member of Amazon Student, you can take off an additional $5 so you just have to pay $24.
While Jeff Bezos' wife, McKenzie, only gave Brad Stone's new book about Amazon one star, most critics have been much more generous about the “engrossing” The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon. In the vein of Walter Isaacson's study of Steve Jobs and Steven Levy's history of Google, Stone may well have written the definitive study of both Bezos and Amazon.