SEATTLE (Hypebot) – Our news story and analysis "What The
Amazon Store Is…And Is Not" got so many links and hits that
we thought we'd take a look across the web to see what other's
thought of the opening of Amazon's MP3 Download Store.
"If you're into DRM-free music, you have a reason to get
pretty excited today."
"Bottom line: 26 out of 50. I am not ready to write Amazon off just yet. We might have a worthy competitor…" – Om Malik @ GigaOM
David Card of Jupiter Research – "Amazon's 2.3
million song catalog is fairly crippled…But pretty soon,
consumers will see the fruit of competition based on pricing,
merchandising, packaging, user experience, editorial, knowledge
of consumer habits, etc., etc., instead of on random acts of
technology…The game just got a lot more interesting.
Hypebot Comment by Bruce Warila – "Is Amazon going to make the pie
bigger or divide it? I am doubtful that the paid download
market is going to keep growing…: (more great comments
from Hypebot readers here.)