What are you up to Mr. Bezos?

Jeffrey P. Bezos, does not attract news like Bill Gates, or Larry Page, or Larry Ellison or a bunch of other people. But don’t let that fool you he is doing his share to innovate and bring a change through technology. Amazon is not a technology company it’s an online retailing giant, but with technology at its heart.

They have had a few hiccups: lost the contract with Toys R Us, published a very conservative outlook for the coming quarters and so on and so forth (Google finance it). Wall Street naturally and perhaps rightly dumped them, they are down to around $35 and this has me excited. For all the bad news, I think they GET the whole internet thing. They have the absolutely the best web services to access their stuff; the design, concept and even pricing of S3 leaves little to be desired, and although I don’t think A9 is spectacular with search it has its innovative features (check it out).

Essentially its time to get in, now they say the first rule of investing is never to be attached to a company – well screw rules. I love Amazon, I am not sure what Mr. Bezos is up to and I know his name doesn’t inspire confidence, but there is definitely something brewing there and I like the smell of it.

About amit

I was born in Kanpur, India in 1977. I did my schooling partly in Kanpur, Surat and Udaipur. I spent most of my schooling years in Udaipur in a boarding school. This was the most enjoyable period of my life predominantly because I made a lot of friends and played a lot of football (my first love). My school years brought in a sinking realization that I was good in academics, average in football [even after my most sincere efforts :( ] and to put it euphemistically 'artistically challenged'. Hence cool careers in photography, sports, art & design or music were all beyond me. I took up what I could do best, and enrolled for engineering at Nagpur University. College brought its own pleasures, I had my share of beers, bunked classes, read the 'Bhagvad Gita', learned yoga and picked up love for traveling. After graduating I was one of the lucky few to get a great job at Infosys Technologies. The best thing I got from my first job - my Yamaha Rx 135. There were not many weekends when I did not explore places in and around Bangalore on it. In two years though my desire to pursue further studies caught up with me and I enrolled for a M.S in Computer Networking at North Carolina State University. Here I picked up basketball, love for stand up comedy, liking for the 'other football' and offcourse a little bit of computer networking. I graduated in Dec 2002 and am currently working for /n Software. I am slowly evolving into a die hard Linux and Open Source enthusiast, trying to pick up skydiving, biking, running and photography. Some might call that progress. :)
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