I find it very funny that a company would make a 1.1 billion dollar purchase and promise not to screw it up. I don’t believe there are very many 1.1 billion dollar acquisitions where the mother company is planning to screw it up. I realize Yahoo’s themselves did it with flickr but I don’t think that was the idea when purchasing it. Screw up’s happen for a lot of reasons but I don’t think a promise before hand will really change the chances.
I don’t believe that Amazon is going to force anyone to use these, why all the haters? If you don’t like it just use your credit card.
My guess is their are multiple reason’s why they would initiate something like this. One reason that hasn’t yet been mentioned is that some people don’t have or can’t get credit cards, if Amazon coins are sold then people can purchase the coins with cash and then use them online. I realize that you can already purchase amazon gift cards, so this is likely more of a branding move, and as was mentioned, people tend to spend more money if they don’t realize how much it is in real dollars.
I thought apple forced all traffic to Safari if it went outside of the actual app.?
Also this is a pretty big +1 for Apple…..Google obviously believes it will be around for a while if it is putting in this much effort…or maybe they just want to show everyone that it doesn’t matter what phone you have, just run your services through google.
This raises more questions then it answers. What if I want to share the photo to multiple people but I don’t want go through the motions twice? What if I want to share the photo on twitter or facebook vs. G+?