The New Threat to Amazon's Throne

The following video is part of our "Motley Fool Conversations" series, in which research analysts Lyons George and Brendan Matthews discuss topics around the investing world. If you're a tech fanboy, last week's Google I/O conference was almost like Christmas: new devices were announced, upgrades were revealed, and Sergey Brin offered color commentary for some live-feed skydving. If, however, you're one of Google's competitors, there's decidedly less to get excited about. In today's edition, Lyons and Brendan discuss Google's brand-new cloud services offering -- the "Google Compute Engine." As a direct threat to's $2 billion (and growing) Amazon Web Services platform, the Compute Engine offers our friends in Mountain View an entry point into yet another burgeoning market. Watch as our analysts discuss whether Google will grab its share of the cloud, and why investors should be paying close attention.

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