What if content-delivery networks threw a price war and everybody came?
Level 3 Communications
Unfortunately for Level 3, Akamai
Netflix will rely on more than one server farm to fuel its Web-tethered couch potatoes, but one has to wonder what kind of margins can be had when leading providers are trying to price their way into a competing provider's contracts.
Briefly in the news
And now let's take a quick look at some of the other stories that shaped our week.
(Nasdaq: JOBS)is getting the job done in China. The popular provider of job listings and online recruitment services saw revenue and earnings climb by 24% and 75%, respectively, in its latest quarter.
(Nasdaq: AMZN)will pay magazine and newspaper publishers that provide digital editions on its Kindle 70% of the resulting subscription revenue, net of modest delivery costs. It hasn't been an easy run for traditional publishers, but can you imagine a nearly 70% return on print publications?
(Nasdaq: TIVO)is back in court again, for its patent-infringement case against EchoStar (Nasdaq: SATS)that's been taking years to resolve. TiVo shareholders probably wish they could use their TiVo remotes to fast-forward through all the boring stuff and just get to the resolution.
Until next week, I remain,
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