Saturday, May 31, 2008

Jeff Bezos of Amazon droppin' science.

Bezos discusses Amazon's foray into cloud computing in an interview with Om Malik from GigaOM. I guess foray in the improper word, since almost every relevant start-up is utilizing the computing power of amazon's web services. I think the most interesting question in the interview is when the interviewer asks Bezos why it took a book retailer to come up with the idea of providing cloud computing power to the masses. Bezos then goes on to discuss the low margin of profit inherent in the selling of physical goods contrasted by the extremely high potential margins of information technology business. Anyway, enjoy.

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