Amazon: We’re No Apple

Jeff Bezos
Jeff Bezos
Jeff Bezos

Nope, no Apple TV device from Jeff Bezos today. Instead the Amazon CEO spent most of his time going after one of Apple’s core products instead: His new line of Kindle Fires is aimed directly Apple’s iPad, even though he never mentioned the company or its tablet a single time. But beyond the specs and stats Bezos trotted out today, his most interesting compare-and-contrast exercise was rhetorical: Amazon, he spelled out, isn’t in the gadget business, but the retail business. In his words: “We want to make money when people use our devices, not when they buy our devices.” Read the full story at All Things D.

About Shelly Palmer

Shelly Palmer is the Professor of Advanced Media in Residence at Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, co-founder of Metacademy, and the CEO of The Palmer Group, a consulting practice that helps Fortune 500 companies with technology, media and marketing. Named LinkedIn’s “Top Voice in Technology,” he covers tech and business for Good Day New York, is a regular commentator on CNN and CNBC and writes a popular daily business blog. He’s the Co-Host of the award-winning podcast Techstream with Shelly Palmer & Seth Everett and his latest book, Blockchain - Cryptocurrency, NFTs & Smart Contracts: An executive guide to the world of decentralized finance, is an Amazon #1 Bestseller. Follow @shellypalmer or visit shellypalmer.com.

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