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Dec 16, 2017

Vice President and Principal Analyst at Forrester Research

Interview starts at 9:06 and ends at 43:24

“I think Amazon feels pretty confident that they could attack any business they want, and the incumbents will spend four or five years resisting before they realize that they have no choice. Whereas a little proactive customer obsession on the part of any of those companies could probably make it so that Amazon decides to go elsewhere.”

News

“Kindle will evolve new forms of online literature: Sanjeev Jha, Director of Kindle Content India” by Rahul Sachitanand at The Economic times - December 10, 2017

Amazon announces expansion of Prime free same- and one-day shipping in time for Christmas (press release) - December 13, 2017

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“Amazon to start selling Apple TV and Google Chromecast” by Ben Fox Rubin at CNET - December 14, 2017

Tech Tip

“Amazon Alexa can now wake you up with music” by Sarah Perez at TechCrunch - December 11, 2017

Kindle Software update

Interview with James McQuivey

“Amazon Brings a Knife to a Mud Fight” at The Reading Edge - February 1, 2010

Echo Look

Echo Show

Echo Spot

Persado

The Stormlight Archive Book Series (including The Way of Kings) by Brandon Sanderson

Behave: The Biology of Humans at Our Best and Worst by Robert M. Sapolsky

Content

“2017 This Year in Books” - Amazon’s information from Charts

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