Amazon Unlimited, Alexa, AI & How to Cut Off Google at Its Knees

Amazon.com Inc. (Nasdaq: AMZN) just introduced Amazon Unlimited, a new streaming music service. You just yawned, didn’t you? Stop it. If successful, Amazon Unlimited will rank among the most important services Amazon has ever introduced, or ever will. It is bait for the single most valuable asset in the technology business for Amazon and its closest rivals: subscribers. Or “users” if you’re a social media company, or “eyeballs” if you’re in the TV business. “Consumers,” certainly, no matter where you’re coming from. Consumers are key for the largest technology companies, because one of the biggest generators of revenue in the technology industry isn’t a technology, it is advertising. Intel Corp. (Nasdaq: INTC) recorded $55.4 billion in total revenue in 2015; Google (Nasdaq: GOOG) brought in almost $75 billion. The success…


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