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Tim O'Reilly: Amazon Has Publishers in its Sights

Over on the the O’Reilly Radar blog, Tim O’Reilly offers a warning for publishers, and cautions Amazon against "irreparably" harming the publishing ecosystem:

It is a free-market economy, and competition is the name of the game. But as Amazon’s market power increases, it needs to be mindful of whether its moves, even those that may be good for the company in the short term, are ultimately destructive of the ecosystem on which they depend. I believe that they are heading in that direction, and if they succeed with some of their initiatives, they will wake up one day to discover that they’ve sown the seeds of their own destruction, just as Microsoft did in the 1990s.

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