Amazon like Google

Brad Shimmin, an analyst with Current Analysis, said that Amazon "is doing what Google is doing becoming a provider of hosted services." In Google's eyes, he added, "90 percent of the world's software will someday be online," and both companies are intending to leverage their infrastructure to enable this kind of ecosystem." For enterprises that can't afford to build out their own data centers, Shimmin said, services such as Amazon's can be an important asset.Amazon's prominence as an Internet company could help propel the growth of accessible computing resources "in the cloud," for database, storage, processing and other needs.


In another comment we can read: "The funny thing about Amazon's platform play is that it feels like something Google would have done. But they didn't (or at least they haven't yet). Amazon is out googling Google.".
Is Google losing its Midas touch ?

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