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Lorna Garey
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6/20/2014 | 6:01:35 PM
Re: Amazon, not in Apple's fashion class
Actually, we're an Apple-free household. However, I am not sure any electronics manufacturer is innocent in that regard.
Shane M. O'Neill
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6/20/2014 | 4:33:20 PM
Re: Ugh, no thanks
Good question. Who is the audience? I've been trying to figure that out.

Older, AT&T-inclined shopping addicts who call customer support every time their phone vibrates?
Alison_Diana
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6/20/2014 | 4:30:50 PM
Re: Convenient Oversight
I love my Kindle Fire and its lack of apps, when compared with my iPhone, hasn't struck me at all. In fact, it's easier to buy apps on my Kindle than on my iPhone because of inumerable problems I've had with iTunes... but that's another story! That said, I prefer to dilute all the info companies have on me. Google's got some, Apple's got some, and Amazon has other data. Let's not give the entire cartload to one! 
Lorna Garey
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6/20/2014 | 3:46:01 PM
Re: Amazon, not in Apple's fashion class
Saying "feels icky to me" hits it square on the head. At least when Apple manipulates its customers it leaves them feeling good about it, judging from product loyalty. Amazon should have devoted the R&D money to fixing some of the problems on its site.
Charlie Babcock
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6/20/2014 | 3:29:41 PM
Amazon, not in Apple's fashion class
I agree that Amazon shouldn't be singled out for producing a device that helps you buy stuff from them. Both the iPhone and Android universes had their own "extract dollars from the consumer" strategies. Apple stands out with its former ability to make it high fashion to do this, with eager participation from the loyal consumer. Android has clearly fallen short on that measure, and Amazon, well, if it's so obvious that you're producing a device through which you plan to sell stuff, then you've fallen out of the fashion window entirely. Being late has its penalties.
Shane M. O'Neill
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6/20/2014 | 1:22:45 PM
Re: Convenient Oversight
Every mobile phone and OS provider has something to sell, be it apps or mobile ads. Sure, Apple and Google had ulterior motives for creating mobile phones and tablets. But with Amazon the ulterior motives are MUCH more glaring and self-serving.
Laurianne
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6/20/2014 | 11:34:03 AM
Google Play concern
Eric isn't the only one raising the Google Play Store concern. See Amazon Fire: Here's The Rub.


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