First Ring Daily 478: Amazon and Microsoft Close the Loop

Posted on September 18, 2018 by Brad Sams in Podcasts, First Ring Daily with 7 Comments

On this edition of First Ring Daily, Amazon is moving fast and breaking markets and Microsoft just made a few new enemies.

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7 responses to “First Ring Daily 478: Amazon and Microsoft Close the Loop”

  1. Rob_Wade

    Bing gets 100% of my search effort. I refuse to use Google.

  2. derylmccarty

    Google vs Amazon vs ?? Recall that Sears, using the epitome of the tech of the day (paper catalogs) was listed as THE unassailable market leader. Penney's, Monkey Ward, etc copied but all collapsed because they "forgot" to reapply new tech. No difference in my mind twixt paper catalog and Amazon website in what they are? And Sears competed with its own suppliers too, Kenmore versus Frigidaire or Kitchen Aid etc. What's next? Agree with Brad that perhaps anti-trust (ala ATT) will start a crescendo of Amazon West, east, etc. That is not particularly good for customers (ala ATT). But what is the next tech that could impact? AI? order from Thurrot's AI, which talks to robots pickers and packers in Ames IA and a drone aircraft flies your boxes to a small runway in Amarillo then robot truck to your home. You just "fired" your biggest Amazon cost and headache, labor, and sped up consumption. What tech are we not even thinking of.

  3. gregsedwards

    Hey, Paul. Our local Kroger Marketplace sells apparel, and the other day I noticed they carry Carhartt shirts. Not sure if you have any of those in PA, but that might be a local place to check.

  4. IDCL

    your amazon shirt has a cost in between 2-3 USD from south America for a good quality one

    China should be cheaper for the quantities Amazon buys

  5. paulkocz

    So Brad's description of how Amazon works and how they dominate, is really the same way that I believe Google has used search to dominate on phones and now Chromebooks. All those searches for "How do I....." Windows problems creates this really easy to see how they could make something easy to use and manage.

  6. florwh

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