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Apple (AAPL) and Amazon (AMZN) are similar in that each takes a long time to develop unique products, says Netflix exec Adrian Cockcroft. With Apple, the goal is creating highly polished products, whereas with Amazon, the goal is providing massive scale. Netflix remains a heavy user of Amazon's highly scalable web services, though it wishes they would support solid-state drives (SSDs). Several SSD vendors are targeting the cloud market.
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  • Beloes
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    If this quote from Mr Cockcroft is accurate, then one can understand why Netflix has botched things so badly. Why do I say that? His quote: “Apple (AAPL) and Amazon (AMZN) are similar in that each takes a long time to develop unique products.” Apple actually does develop unique products, Amazon develops and offers cheap, scalable services. Totally different business models. Why do execs say things like this?
    19 Mar 2012, 11:53 AM Reply Like
  • Skippy09
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    "Apple (AAPL) and Amazon (AMZN) are similar in that each takes a long time to develop unique products," says Netflix exec Adrian Cockcroft.

     

    That's where the similarity stops.
    Mainly because Apple makes stuff, Amazon just sells stuff.
    19 Mar 2012, 03:53 PM Reply Like
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