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Ryan Marr
Product Manager, FreshBooks
"Alexa. Print a photo book of my trip to Colorado last month and ship to Mom and Dad"
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Ryan Hoover
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Founder, Product Hunt
As with many things Amazon does, they're undercutting existing players with their new photo printing service. @sarahintampa has a good overview in TechCrunch, highlighting one of its competitors, Shutterfly. This is clearly a strategy to bring more people into Amazon Prime and all of its services. I was unable to find a way to upload photos without using Amazon Drive, which was kind of frustrating but understandable.
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GAURAV GULATIFounder IRememba, Imagineer, DBA
@rrhoover @sarahintampa THIS is very very interesting move!! Being a long standing Prime member, I'll give it a test drive for sure. Thanks for sharing - You're faster than Amazon :)
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stevesun21Software Engineer
@rrhoover Amazon getting started building a closed ecosystem. Smart move.
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brryant
co-founder, webflow
Another example of the tech behemoths encroaching on smaller businesses with their hordes of cash and economies of scale. At this rate, I wonder if they will move into the public utilities space soon. Oh wait...
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Patrick Onyekachukwu Udeh
Digital Vigilante
@bryantchou Did I hear you say 'encroaching'? Maybe you should call the tech-cops. ๐Ÿ‘ฎ๐Ÿ‘ฎ๐Ÿ‘ฎ @rrhoover already pointed out that it's probably a strategic move by Amazon to save one of it's key businesses. In any case, isn't competition considered a benefit of capitalism?
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brryant
co-founder, webflow
@patrick_udeh @rrhoover I'm mostly thinking of this article http://www.economist.com/news/le... and how it's increasingly difficult for the competition to reap the benefits of capitalism. ie: huge companies never getting to IPO stage (uber, etc), which prevents liquidity options for employees of said companies, and the public from benefiting from their rise.
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Ryan JenkinsProduct Manager, Degreed
Amazon is the new Walmart!
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Joshua Dance
Engineer, Product, athlete, indie hacker
Amazon is eating the world.
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Antonis Tsagaris
Android Developer, codehouse five
@joshdance I thought that was JavaScript
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