Wednesday, May 4, 2016

What the Heck is Amazon up to Now? - the Scholarly Kitchen

I need a rest. That's a long post.
Panzer had to go to the vet yesterday for his annual check-up; but, now, he's out tootling around in the Catosphere again. Today our intrepid traveling kitty stopped in at an interesting site called the Scholarly Kitchen.

There he found a post about Amazon by Joseph Esposito. The post tries to deconstruct Amazon to determine its purpose of existence. There are some interesting theories about Amazon and its growth over the years from "just a bookstore" to today's mega retailer. The true purpose behind Amazon's affiliates program to the gatthering of consumer/shopper information are explored. There is a lot of information about Amazon, the company's history and competitors.

Panzer says, "Hmm ... You might not understand or like Amazon's business practices, but the company does do some good which isn't mentioned in the post. Amazon recently gave an apartment building they own to an organization for the homeless for one year rent-free. The organization will now be able to provide housing for homeless people."

Note: This is a h-u-g-e post. Bring a thermos of tea and a dozen muffins for today's reading session.

To read the post, tootle over to Amazon

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