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Ads are at their apex. Feeds for paying for products are a big revenue source for many of these sites. The next wave.

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It will make Amazon the main entry point for users and will be a major hurdle for the competitors.

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Opening stores is not about actual sales. It is about giving customers more ways to be sold and supported. As Google gets more and more products, it is important to provide customers with more ways to interact.

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Once a customer is in the store, you have the opportunity to develop a relationship with them. You can sell them on private label items and sell them services not available online.

At least you can price match the item and sell them accessories.

It is better for the...

Retailers need to move faster to optimize for Tablets. However, it is still early and too many standards. It will take some time, but within a couple of years I would imagine most major retailers will not only optimize their regular sites, but have created many innovative apps.

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Amen.

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Press adulation is a knife that cuts both ways. Tim Cook is not Steve Jobs. The press is already starting to eat their young.

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I see more of these kinds of deals. The benefit to Apple will be short lived. Other high tech companies will quickly follow suit with android-based solutions.

If history is a guide, Apple will not be able to keep the monster market share it enjoys when it introduces a...

Both the products will do well. Apple will sell to people that only buy Apple products and Amazon will sell to the rest.

It's just like Republicans and Democrats.

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The iPad Mini is really a niche product for Apple diehards. While the iPad was a category maker, the mini is a me-too product trying to compete with Kindle and Android. Think of it as any other private-label product.

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