Amazon's Software Emerges As Valuable Product

from the well,-duh... dept

I'm surprised that it's taken people this long to realize that the most valuable part of Amazon.com's business might not be their stores, but their ability to run stores for others. Amazon.com still has, by far, some of the best technology out there for running an e-commerce site. In the early days of e-commerce, any good online shopping innovation was quickly copied, but more recently it seems that no one has been able to keep up with Amazon's advancements. It's not clear if this is due to Amazon's patent-crazy nature, or if most others have simply given up the fight. Either way, Amazon is doing their best to capitalize on their technology lead, and it seems that there's no shortage of willing customers.

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