Zynga Shuts Down Datacenters, Brings Cloud Back to Amazon

Like the saying goes, if you can’t be a good example, be a cautionary tale. The problem is, everyone thinks they’re a good example until they’re hip-deep in it, then they realize what they really are is the cautionary tale. Remember Farmville? Remember all those annoying games that made up most your feed on Facebook about five years ago? That was Zynga. In 2011, they … Continue reading Zynga Shuts Down Datacenters, Brings Cloud Back to Amazon

Amazon to Offer More than Goods with Amazon Local Services, Launches on Monday

If you buy a brand new LCD TV from Amazon, the company might also be able to find someone to mount that on your wall, or a carpenter to help build some shelves for that AV gear or an interpretive dance instructor, just because. That’s what the company hopes will happen with Amazon Local Services, which will compete against Craigslist, Angieslist and other online classified … Continue reading Amazon to Offer More than Goods with Amazon Local Services, Launches on Monday

Amazon is Leading the Way to Our Drone Overlords

Though it was initially met with curious skepticism at the end of 2013, Amazon Prime Air is going to take to the skies with the blessing of the Federal Aviation Administration. That’s right — your dream of getting a small, fairly light package in less time than it takes to get pizza delivered is about to come true (though Domino’s is trying to make that happen, … Continue reading Amazon is Leading the Way to Our Drone Overlords

Amazon, Google, Facebook, Apple: Marketing Guru Predicts Winners and Losers

  In 15 minutes, Scott Galloway (clinical professor of marketing at the NYU Stern business school and founder of think tank L2) examines, analyzes and forecasts the future of what he calls “The Four Horsemen”: Amazon, Facebook, Google and Apple. There’s a lot to digest in this talk, which could have easily run into a few hours. Galloway is succinct, to the point and offers … Continue reading Amazon, Google, Facebook, Apple: Marketing Guru Predicts Winners and Losers