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clrmoney
clrmoney
11/21/2016 11:02:41 AM
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Amazon touring
Amazon is my favorite and best website to shop for things and for them touring across countries is great for them which mean more people will know who they are and more income.

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freehe
freehe
11/24/2016 10:27:17 PM
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Re: Amazon touring
I am curious why Amazon would spent so much money on one tv show.

Due to the increasing popularity of the president election it is not surprising that the founder made racist comments.

To remain successful Amazon will have to ensure that employees are provided with diversity training.

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freehe
freehe
11/24/2016 10:29:42 PM
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Re: Amazon touring
Is the show available in the U.S.? I would like to see the statistics of the viewing audience for the type of show in the U.S. versus other countries.

How will this new show impact Amazon streaming costs?

U.S. subscribers are always looking to find the lowest price for cable tv and streaming services and I would be curious to see those willing to pay $99 to view this new service and the new tv show.

 

 

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faryl
faryl
11/30/2016 12:18:00 AM
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Re: Amazon touring
The founder is actually British. There was an incident a year or so ago that I thought resulted on his show being yanked from the BBC.

I'm wondering if Amazon is banking on Americans not knowing his background. It seems almost needlessly contraversial.

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elizabethv
elizabethv
11/30/2016 3:53:09 AM
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Re: Amazon touring
@faryl - If he was running for political office the media might find spreading the info a little more important. As it stands, I had no idea about any controversary surrounding him And don't really mind the situation. We all make bad decisions from time to time. 

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faryl
faryl
11/30/2016 5:55:48 PM
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Re: Amazon touring
It sounds a bit like our election season :-)

 

"Top Gear has often been criticised for content inside programmes by some members of the public and by Ofcom. Most of the criticisms stem from comments from the presenting team; however, other aspects of the programme have been underlined as unsuitable. Incidents and content ranging from (but not limited to) remarks considered by some viewers to be offensive,[71] promoting irresponsible driving,[72] ridiculing environmental issues,[73] Germans,[74][75] Mexicans,[76] and Poles,[77] and alleged homophobia[78] have generated complaints. British comedian and guest of the programme Steve Coogan has criticised the programme, accusing it of lazy, adolescent humour and "casual racism".[79]

The programme has also been accused of misrepresenting vehicle manufacturer Tesla in an episode first aired in 2008. The firm took Top Gear to court for libel and malicious falsehood after it suggested one of its Roadster vehicles had run out of power after only 55 miles.[80][81] On 19 October 2011, the High Court of Justice in London rejected Tesla's libel claim, claiming the series is an entertainment programme and not an information programme.[82]"

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dlr5288
dlr5288
11/30/2016 6:38:08 PM
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Re: Amazon touring
Haha so true! If he was running for office it would definitely be a different story, but I don't mind this information either..

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faryl
faryl
1/10/2017 7:54:32 PM
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Re: Amazon touring
I wasn't so much saying he should be held to high standards so much as I meant the accusations sounded similar to things that have come up this election season. :) I *am*still pretty surprised Amazon chose to ignore it though - I think the British tend to have a higher tolerance for "non-PC" comments, so tend to think if the show was considered too offensive for the BBC, it's not going to fly in the US - but I guess Amazon has the advantage of not having to worry about pissing off sponsors. Worst case people hate it/don't watch so it doesn't get renewed.

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dlr5288
dlr5288
12/31/2016 3:27:55 PM
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Re: Amazon touring
That's probably the situation and what they expected. I know for myself I had no idea of his background..

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afwriter
afwriter
11/21/2016 12:44:32 PM
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OTT Advantage
Amazon has a few unique advantages, Amazon Channels for example, is allowing us some a la carte options for subscription stations like HBO.  They also have some great original programing.  My biggest complaint about amazon is their UI, in my opinion it is a lot more difficult to navigate than those of Netflix and Hulu.  As far as their strategy here, they have the money to do it and if they succeed good for them, if they fail it is a lessoned learned for them and everyone else. 

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faryl
faryl
11/22/2016 5:13:51 PM
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Re: OTT Advantage
I agree about the UI. I've been a Prime customer for years, and always forget that Amazon's an option for watching content, then when I do, it seems like a hassle.

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Adi
Adi
11/23/2016 5:14:21 AM
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Re: OTT Advantage
@faryl, @afwriter - This should be a concern for them. Navigation/UI/personalization/reccomendation - this is becoming really critical. Even pay-TV providers are putting a lot of developmental effort into improving this experience. Given that Amazon was the first company to really invest in taking the hassle out of online shopping, you would think they would really target this area. There's no point having the largest library if no one can find anything there.

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faryl
faryl
11/25/2016 11:26:28 PM
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Re: OTT Advantage
I agree. Until recently I'd say it's more because I tend to prefer my Apple TV and Amazon isn't an option on there, but I finally got around to watching on my kindle and I really find the way they mix in the included, free content with the content you need to rent or buy annoying. :-/

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dlr5288
dlr5288
11/29/2016 10:38:45 PM
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Re: OTT Advantage
Yes, me too! I feel like they should definitley have those two seperated just so it's less confusing.

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dmendyk
dmendyk
11/21/2016 4:22:49 PM
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Grand schemes
Amazon has been at the forefront of the real disruption that's driving just about everything in this century -- reality is less important than vision. Ignore stuff like profit margins and sustainability, and somehow things will work out.

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Vestilan
Vestilan
11/22/2016 5:51:09 AM
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Steel
Re: Grand schemes
Amazon is the best and best website to look for things and then for them touring across countries is ideal for them which mean more folks will know who they are and more money.



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dmendyk
dmendyk
11/22/2016 8:35:46 AM
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Re: Grand schemes
I wonder how much Amazon pays for shill posts. Holidays are coming up, and GI Joe with the kung fu grip is getting more expensive.

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Ariella
Ariella
11/22/2016 9:49:35 AM
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Re: Grand schemes
<Ignore stuff like profit margins and sustainability, and somehow things will work out.>

@mendyK it did start out that way, which made me wonder how long it did take to get profitable. I dug this out: http://abcnews.go.com/Business/story?id=87393

But there was no doubt about the fourth quarter of 2001: Driven by an extraordinary burst in the Christmas shopping season (apparently there was more fear of bombs at Borders than anthrax in Amazon boxes), Amazon finally crossed over into the Land of the Black Numbers.

 

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dmendyk
dmendyk
11/22/2016 10:04:18 AM
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Re: Grand schemes
Amazon's profitability was dodgy until AWS took off. AWS is where the profit is for Amazon. The consumer businesses are high volume, low profit. Nothing wrong with that, but AWS makes the whole picture much brighter.

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elizabethv
elizabethv
11/29/2016 8:41:59 AM
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Re: Grand schemes
@dmendyk - That's interesting that AWS is such a big thing for Amazon, it isn't even a service I really use from them and I'm a bit of an Amazon freak. (Obviously they have more than just me for a customer, I just think it's interesting.) 

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dmendyk
dmendyk
11/29/2016 9:59:55 AM
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Re: Grand schemes
AWS is mainly a business service. Better margins there than in the consumer sector.

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elizabethv
elizabethv
11/30/2016 3:46:19 AM
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Re: Grand schemes
@dmendyk - Ah, that makes so much more sense. I can see why businesses would find it useful. Thanks for clearing that up. 

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faryl
faryl
1/10/2017 7:46:23 PM
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Re: Grand schemes
I think a lot of consumers don't think to use it because it doesn't (or at least didn't - maybe it's changed) have a nice friendly GUI c-panel interface like most hosting services provide.

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