Jeff Bezos is about to pull another rabbit out of his digital hat.
This service isn't much of a stretch. Amazon has been selling and renting digital flicks and TV shows through its Unbox service for nearly two years. Sure, downloads are different from streams, but who are we kidding here? Unbox downloads can begin streaming just minutes after the process is initiated, and the Unbox rentals are already temporary in nature.
Amazon isn't in the same league as Apple
So forgive me if I yawn at this news of streaming video.
I'm more interested in what Amazon will do after it gets this video-streaming service off the ground. Amazon is already huge on the Web-services side. The company has the server farm to facilitate tech-developer storage needs and provide the infrastructure backbone for other online shops. For Amazon, streaming is as natural as breathing, so I wonder whether this move is part of a bigger push to serve as a streaming provider for other companies.
Content-delivery networks such as Akamai
We'll have to wait and see what this video-streaming service will look like. Will it be PC-based, similar to what Netflix
Suddenly, I'm not yawning any more. Show me what you've got, Bezos.
Foolishness is flowing: