The Industry's Reaction to Amazon's Event
Proving that Twitter isn't all just complaining about poor customer service or the election, Amazon's event – which saw the introduction of new Kindles, a new Kindle Fire HD, and more – inspired a firestorm of Tweets. We've collected a few of them below, and we expect to have a longer analysis piece about Amazon's announcements later tonight.
Today's Amazon announcement says this: We have our own patents, our own hardware, can afford to subsidize, and we're going after Apple.
— Nick Bilton (@nickbilton) September 6, 2012
Amazon just became a whole new company — and I think Bezos has the brains to pull it off.
— Joshua Topolsky (@joshuatopolsky) September 6, 2012
— howardlindzon (@howardlindzon) September 6, 2012
Bezos has been alone on stage for more than an hour. Even Jobs didn't do that. He's commanded the whole thing, even demos.
— Farhad Manjoo (@fmanjoo) September 6, 2012
Bezos would do well to partner with Google Fiber and take on the "incumbents" who overcharge and underdeliver broadband.
— Steven Levy (@StevenLevy) September 6, 2012
Obligatory note of skepticism: Last year, Bezos told us that the Kindle’s Silk browser technology was gonna change everything. It didn’t.
— Harry McCracken (@harrymccracken) September 6, 2012
But I was wrong about today. Amazon hit a homerun. And made Nokia/Microsoft and especially Motorola/Google look that much worse.
— MG Siegler (@parislemon) September 6, 2012