December 24, 2012

Why Amazon Is Ripe For Disruption

Suw Charman-Anderson, Forbes

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Amazon, the great disintermediator that put a spanner — in fact, a set of 25 spanners in a handy case, yours for just $9.99 — in the businesses of many a retailer, is going to face exactly the same fate if it doesn’t start to address its weaknesses soon, particularly in the area of publishing. In an article looking at trends for 2013, I told the The Guardian’s Jemima Kiss:

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