In the last few years smart assistants have been getting a lot of attention as the tech giants compete for share of voice. Apple was one of the first to market with Siri, but they kept their AI platform closed and […]
In October of 2014, Amazon reported a $170 million write off relating to the Amazon Fire Phone. This is the story of that epic failure.
How Siri blew its lead in the race to become the ultimate virtual assistant
Amazon Web Services has quickly grown to one of the most powerful forces in cloud computing today. With an aggressive product launch tempo and willingness to take on big rivals, AWS is poised to continue its explosive growth.
This post examines the value creation and capture model of Amazon Studios in regards to its use of crowdsourcing and attempts to answer the question of whether crowdsourcing is the future of entertainment.
Through soliciting customer feedback on its pilots, Amazon Studios determines which shows to greenlight before producing a full series.
Goodreads entered a market full of incumbents as varied as local libraries, Amazon reviews, and conversations between friends, and used network effects to create value for users, authors, Amazon, and more.
Amazon is the original two-sided marketplace. While Amazon’s initial model involved warehouses and stocking every book in history, Amazon really took off when it became the internet’s primary storefront. I acknowledge that Amazon still has lots of warehouses and many […]
Amazon, Apple, Google, Microsoft are battling it out for dominance of voice as the next UX and for creating a truly intelligent personal assistant. Each has taken a difference approach, which will determine the strength of the network effects at play and ultimately, the success of their products and platforms.
Amazon brings together readers, publishers, authors, and advertisers in a platform/environment that creates mutual value for all stakeholders and allows Amazon to capture value for itself.