Amazon's scorched-earth campaign: Why the Internet giant started a war
Posted in: Miscellaneous at 03/06/2014 18:07
Here's what monopoly power means: If you're Amazon, you can ignore the public relations hits that come with blistering front-page stories in the New York Times and stinging opinion pieces, and continue blithely about your business.
So what if the heavy-handed tactics Amazon has deployed in its dispute with the publishing conglomerate Hachette -- delaying delivery of Hachette titles, including offerings by Stephen Colbert and Malcolm Gladwell; eliminating pre-order buy buttons, hiking the prices of Hachette e-books, etc. -- has incited a storm of outrage? Amazon doesn't care.