Posts Tagged ‘Jeff Bezos’

October 13th, 2011 - 11:09 am § in Science, The Ave Scene, UW

The AVE Scene: Why Marcie Stillman is Wrong About SLU

Over at Crosscut Marcie Sillman has an intriguing history of Seattle as a city of innovation.  Here is a taste of what she covers: Boeing Nirvana Amazon Microsoft Starbucks Slate Immunex I found the list somewhat sad.  For example SEALAND and United Parcel, both of which loom hugely in today̵[...]

October 7th, 2011 - 9:11 am § in Misc.

Apple on Fire: At $199 this thing is going to sell!

UPDATE: More details on what Applesauce can and can not do, Seattle Times.  Bottom line.  Amazon’s Fire is directed squarely at media. For $200 is replaces any need for another device to read books, read pdfs, watch TV, or play games.  Apple is in trouble. There are also hidden design eleme[...]

September 28th, 2011 - 9:58 am § in America, The Ave Scene

BREAKING NEWS: Amazon’s Apple sauce arrives!

  UPDATE: I highly recommend Paul Constant’s comments on how the Apple Sauce will affect book stores. I agree with him that they will change.  I especially doubt the viability of Barnes and Noble.  On the other hand, the Kindle does leave a huge opening in its model for used book stores[...]

September 12th, 2011 - 8:48 am § in The Ave Scene

Will Amazon Applesauce Be The BIG Winner?

What future for books in the digital age? As iPads make an appearance in classrooms in France, the question is being asked – are we getting closer to an era of only having electronic and digitised books? In Correze, France the… If this story IS the future, the company that will benefit is Amazon[...]

September 4th, 2011 - 4:30 am § in The Ave Scene

Amazon May Make Apple Sauce

Apple sauce anyone? After months of rumors, Amazon finally  released some details of an approximate release time and pricing  for its version of an Android pad. . Not one but  two tablets. The first of these upcoming tablets will be 7-inch,  with  a dual core processor running the android opera[...]

May 8th, 2011 - 12:55 pm § in The Ave Scene, UW

Speculation: Will Robert Gates be active in the Repubican party?

UPDATE: Friday 9 Sept. Just learned that Robert Gates will be th new President of William and Mary. Big loss for WA. Soon to retire as Defense Secretary,  Robert Gates gave a commencement address at WSU. This is not just a May visit by an eminent graduation speaker. Gates is committed to living in [...]