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Matthew Dornquast
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Loving the new kindle fire- after update it is SNAPPY!! Very capable device
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Unlike past Mars missions, Curiosity will be lowered to the ground and set on its wheels by a slowly descending 'sky crane' designed to unreel the lander like a lure on a fishing line. Read this blog ...
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Consumers are extraordinarily price sensitive. When you combine this reality with the old adage "content is king", you begin to understand my perspective on Amazon's new Kindle Fire.

The Kindle Fire endpoint enables Amazon to seamlessly deliver every relevant piece of content to own personal event horizon at a reasonable price.

This is huge. This is significant. Take notice.

In a few years, we'll forget that Amazon once made a small fortune moving atoms instead of electrons. We'll forget there was a time you couldn't seamlessly access your content.

Blue rays? DVDs? Netflix? MP3 players? All dead.

Devices are no longer relevant, they're cheap, disposable, like kodak cameras. Cheap little windows into the Amazon content cloud.

Do you see this massive pivot? Do you see how they've leveraged all of their assets to redefine what the consumer shopping experience can be at a global scale?

It's impressive, how Amazon continues to support their legacy products and customers while massively increasing domain expertise, acquiring new assets, and driving innovation on technology platforms to optimize and "lift up" the entire company.

Contrast this with Netflix, who literrally discontinues relationships with their customers by splitting them in two, claiming reduced complexity improves quality of service.

Every media outlet/channel is in a game of hearts for the consumer last mile. When I watch the card Amazon played in Kindle Fire, it's obvious they're shooting the moon and I'm not sure anyone can stop it. They've won this hand, only a few are strong enough to even stay in the game.
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Shareware author in '70s, SMB owner in the '80s, Advertising CTO in the '90s, Co-founder Code 42 Software//CrashPlan in the '00s
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On Dec 15th, 2015 I ordered an important Christmas present that was in stock online - received confirmation of order in email, they billed me, and a box arrived a few days later sealed. All good right? I wrapped it, put it under the tree, and when she opened it - it was the wrong item. To make things more concerning, the item they shipped was approximately half the value of the item I ordered. Ok, so they ruined my Christmas Gift, substituting something of lower value. I call them up - they tell me they won't ship me the right thing unless they receive the wrong thing first. I point out that they sent me the wrong thing, at half the value - and technically it's me who now has thousands less - not them. Not to worry they say - as soon as the shipper tells them it's in their possession, they'll send package out same day, so I'll get it next day. I drop what I'm doing - get it to shipper within 2 hours, they scan it, I call them and tell them it's scanned / in their possession. They thank me for calling and assure me item will go out priority / overnight. The next day, I have nothing - so I call them up and ask them for tracking number. They hadn't even shipped it yet. So now they have all my money, and all the jewelry, and I've got no Christmas present and it's 4 days later. I got better treatment from amazon for a glass bowl that arrived broken than they're doing for a customer on something as high margin as jewelry. Shockingly bad service. My first and last experience with them. To be clear - this wasn't the minneapolis location, this was the online store. I have no experience with the store here.
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