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Uncle Amazon Wants You

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Amazon is hiring. If you love to fly, not literally, but rather virtually, then Amazon is the right place for you. The entire fleet of drones is ready to be launched for Amazon’s commercial purposes. All we need is to find the proper number of drone pilots, and we are good to go. Are you interested to join?

What kind of qualifications you need to have in this case? Here is the catch. You need to have enough experience as a drone pilot. Or, to be a little bit more precise, you need to have a five year experience as a pilot of automatic aircrafts. Where are we supposed to find these people? Here is the first possible idea.

Straight from the military uniform, where else? As it seems, we will have killer drone pilots delivering Amazon shipments all over our heads. Here is an additional trouble. We can expect for our sky to become an extremely crowded place. Amazon drones, Facebook balloons, and Google satellites.

Do we need more? How they plan to ensure the acceptable level of efficiency of their flying objects and quality of services? You just cannot fight the feeling that the Terminator and SkyNet scenario is becoming even more a real one. And, there is nothing we can do about it, can’t we? Beware of the drones.

Spacex Strikes Back

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Elon Musk is never bored, that is for sure. After giving us a fair warning about the Terminator real threat, he is up to something new. He plans to claim a piece of the sky, or the entire air space for his flying machines. It comes without saying that is going to be extremely crowded up there. Right?

We have some announcements in this field. Amazon and Facebook will launch drones. Google is thinking about balloons. Well Elon Musk’s Spacex will introduce micro-satellites. This miraculous solution is supposed to ensure that even the remotest areas on our planet experience the benefits of the Internet.

Great. We do not have to worry about the Internet. The only thing to worry about, though, is that something will eventually fall on our heads or houses from the blue sky. We will have literally millions of busy little mechanical bees flying around us. Who will control and coordinate this flying abundance?

Oh dear, this is really going to be something. The road to hell is paved with good intentions. Elon Musk has a nice chance to materialize and unite some of his worst fears and brightest ideas. Maybe, he is our very next John Connor. The indisputable leader in our uprising against the machines.

Amazon Is On Fire! Again?

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It seems that almost $200 millions gone with the wind, or better to say eaten by the fire, are not enough for Amazon to call it a day. They are already thinking about the Fire Phone #2. Are they for real? Either the lesson was not taught, or they know something we do not. Do we really need the Fire Phone 2?

Again, what went wrong with the first one? Well, it turns out that Amazon was making the right thing, but for the wrong people. The guys it was addressing to with its Fire Phone are already occupied by Apple and Samsung. We are talking about the top class customers, who are spending just like that.

For them spending $600 or $700 for a single smartphone is not such a big deal. This is where Amazon had made the wrong turn. It should have followed the Microsoft’s golden advice. The future of smartphones, especially for the newbies, is not in the expensive, but rather affordable models.

If you sell 6 smartphones $100 each, you will do the same as with the one smartphone worth $600. We cannot believe that Amazon will allow for vanity to get in its way. You shoukd deal with the fire problem when it is a small one. When it takes the whole house there is not much to do. Right?

Where’s The Fire In The Fire Phone?

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One fine day, Amazon woke up and said to itself, OK let us make a smartphone of our own. Everyone who is a well-known name in the IT world makes the smartphones, nowadays. Why should we be an exception in this matter? There is no easier way to make quick money. So, let us give it a try, shall we?

Probably some of these thoughts have given the very birth of Amazon’s first smartphone called the Fire Phone. The trouble is that the smartphone market has its own rules one must comply with in order to succeed. If not, one will bleed, for sure. This is exactly what happened with Amazon in this story.

The market reserved for the top class smartphones recognizes very few names, such as Apple or Samsung, for instance. If we are not mistaken the initial price for the Fire Phone had huge flames of almost $600. That was an overconfident self-estimated price under the current market circumstances for a newbie.

The market cries for the quality, but affordable smartphones above all. This was something Amazon’s own pride and vanity could not possibly allow it to comply with. And now, it pays the bitter price of the loss of almost $200 million vanished into the wind. So much about the Amazon and its first smartphone.

Amazon Fire Phone Money Eater

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There is this extremely popular saying. Yet, we can only do our best to paraphrase and adjust it to the purpose of our post. It says that you can have it all for some time. You can even have some things all the time, but you can never have it all, all the time. That is really true. Ask Amazon, it knows so much about this one.

It turns out that its crown jewel the so-called Fire Phone can only consume the money with its flames, but not the hearts of the picky and demanding smartphone users. We are talking about the hundreds and hundreds of millions of dollars. For Amazon this was an expensive and ineffective shiny toy.

What is the moral of this story? Do we have to repeat the saying from the beginning? Maybe, Amazon should keep to its origins and do what it does the best all of this time selling us books and music. There was really no need to make expensive experiments such as this one with the Fire Phone.

We sure hope that Amazon has learned its lesson well. It is definitely not a wise thing to wake up one fine day with the successful business results, and decide to make smartphones of your own. Who else wants to be a smartphone millionaire? Who else plans to enter the smartphone arena? Unprepared.

Photo Boomerang Drone

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It turns out that the Intel’s competition “Make It Wearable” was an extremely fruitful ground for some of the fantastic ideas. One of them definitely deserves our undivided attention. The last time we checked the IT drones were the size of a plane. This one will be a size of a butterfly. What can it do?

Well, believe it or not, you will be able to wear a bracelet on your wrist. Almost like a traditional watch. The difference is that there will be a mini flying drone with a tiny camera. It is supposed to fly and take a photo of you. Then it will land back on your arm nice and smooth. Is this SF or what?

It seems that Intel is dead serious about this project. Intel will support the development of this mini-drone with $50,000 and some of its own computer chips. This is really an encouraging thing. Almost anything you can possibly think of can become a reality. Today in the movies, tomorrow in real life.

For what is worth, our sky will be crowded with a guarantee. Amazon, Facebook, Google, and now Intel has announced their airborne plans. We sure hope there is a clear plan of what needs to be done in order for these busy little and big bees to fly around without any problems. The era of drones has begun.

Cyber Drones – Real Wings

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What is your first impression when you hear something new about Google, Amazon or Facebook drones? Do you think about mosquitoes or birds, in terms of size? How big they need to be in order to function for years with no need to land? All they would need is the sun and some nice weather.

Well, Facebook will make you to think bigger. How about the Boeing 747 size? Does this change your perception completely? We know what is the reason for these drones to be airborne in the first place. Every single corner of the world, no matter how remote it may be, will get its own access to the Internet.

That is nice and noble. Yet, what is going to happen with the crowded sky all over Africa, South America and Asia? How this flying circus is going to function in real life? Maybe, we will get tired of drones, which deliver both the Internet and bombs? Now, we have a completely different situation.

Who is the most suitable candidate to be our next SkyNet candidate: Facebook, Google or Amazon? Why this sudden airborne interest among the major IT players? Perhaps, we spend too much time staring at the sky that we miss the real troubles happening at our very doorsteps. So many eyes in the skies.

.Dot After Wars

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What do you know, how the things can change quickly. As always, there is a breathtaking twist. Not so long ago, we fought each other like crazy to get our hands on the right domain name for our business. Let us call this time before .dot wars. Nowadays, we are very likely to experience the .dot after wars.

What is this all about. Mark our words. THe gTLD (generic top-level domain) stuff is the next big thing. It may be a little bit hard for you to believe, but Google hesitated in buying the .buy extension. It seems that Amazon got this one first for the amount of $4,6 million. And, that is only the beginning.

Can you imagine what is going to happen when the time comes to acquire some of the following ones, such as .search, .app, .blog, or .cloud. It is worth mentioning that Google lost another one. Yes, busy little IT bees, someone has also stolen the .tech domain in the very front of Google’s nose.

There is one thing that is not quite clear. When you buy a before .dot domain you get only one domain name. Right? On the other hand, what is happening when you become the owner of .tech domain, for example? You get the exclusive ownership of all the things that come before the .dot?

Tweet Buy

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Twitter Buy, you’re gonna make us cry. Oh, Tweet Buy Bye bye… We are not poetic, and this latest news from Twitter is so far from being an inspirational one. So, what happened? Unfortunately, Twitter could not resist the call of the wild capitalism and it is very likely to introduce the buy button option.

Does it really need that? You do not have to be a rocket scientist to figure out what is happening with the major IT league players such as Twitter, Amazon, Google, Facebook, and others. They are pushing the reasonable limits. They are changing their essential structures in the name of bigger profits.

The social networks plan to include online purchase options. Google plays with satellites and drones. What is happening? At some point in time, we will not be able to tell a difference who is who on the Internet. At the end of the day, you have that bitter question for all of them: is this really necessary?

Twitter wants to become more like Amazon. What is next? You can Tweet on Amazon? If there is no other way for the IT giants to realize a simple truth about online business, let them hit the wall. Let them learn the hard way. In the meantime, the new IT kids on the block less greedy will appear sooner or later. Better sooner.

Don’t Mess With Amazon

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When you play in the major IT league, every single detail matters. Ask Amazon, it certainly has so much to tell you all about it. You do not have to be a rocket scientist to know for sure that you simply cannot be loved or respected by all Internet users. There will be some haters and admirers. So, what can you do about it?

Well, Amazon has decided to do something about it. If you do not like Amazon, the chances are poor that you will be able to express it online. It is really an intriguing decision to acquire all potentially harmful domain names. Are you still confused? Well, as soon as we provide you with some nice examples you will understand it.

How about “screwamazon.com” or “amazonstinks.com” or “amazonsucks.com”? This list can go on and on. Amazon has acquired most of them. So, if you want to express your negative feelings or thoughts about Amazon, you will have to find some other way. Is this effective and thoughtful move?

What do you think? You cannot make all the people on the Net to love you, and you cannot possibly acquire all the websites or domain names you do not like. Or maybe, you can try to do something magical with your customer support. How about that for a change? How hard could it possibly be? Right?