Dec 23, 2013

Amazon Opening its Traffic to Antiques Dealers

When I was a kid in the 1950s, monster movies were all the rage. There were dozens of monsters on the big screen; King Kong, Mothra and Rodan were a few of my favorites. Of course, the undisputed leader in the monster movie category was Godzilla. To date, there have been more than two dozen Godzilla movies, more than twice as many as the next-highest contender: King Kong. Godzilla was alternately a good guy or a bad guy, either destroying cities or protecting them from other monsters.

Today, Google is the Godzilla of the online world. They are so big that for 15 months the Federal Trade Commission has been investigating them as a trade monopoly. But Google’s days are numbered as the World Wide Web Monster. These days, Google-zilla is shaking in its lizard suit.

Google is losing significant revenue to the toughest competitor it has ever had. No, it’s not Facebook; it’s not Microsoft, eBay or Apple. It’s Amazon. Read More

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