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Amazon tackles Apple

“Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) today announced the launch of Amazon Cloud Drive Amazon Cloud Player for Web and Amazon Cloud Player for Android. Together, these services enable customers to securely store music in the cloudand play it on any Android phone, Android tablet, Mac or PC, wherever they are. Customers can easily upload their music library to Amazon Cloud Drive and can save any new Amazon MP3 purchases directly to their Amazon Cloud Drive for free.” from Amazon Press Release 29 March, 2011

This is going to be a protracted and complex tussle and Google will join in. Doesn’t look as though there is going to be an iPhone app, but the Amazon Cloud Player for Web will presumably work fine through any web page…… Safari has a role.

Are we laying odds on the outcome? I think of the web as the mat on which these wrestlers are having their match. Chances are that the web wins in the end. The audience are the audience.

World Military Wrestling Championship (via Wikimedia commons)

P.S. The man in blue may look like he is going to lose. But that was not the outcome.


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1 Comment

  1. But at this point I'm wondering if a good future bet isn't Amazon. I like how they've thought of monetizing this, how they've integrated it, so far and their history with cross platform. Like you, I'm not jumping on today, but I sure am going to be watching it closely. I continue to be impressed with Amazon…

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