Amazon Buys MGM Studios

MGM Logo

Apple will regret they didn’t snap up MGM. Today Amazon buys MGM Studios for US$9 billion. There are only few other content outlets of this quality, and prices for all others will go up.

Amazon now owns James Bond Photo: Mladen Antonov/AFP (Getty Images)

It’s official folks— Jeff Bezos now owns James Bond . After murmurs earlier this week, Amazon announced today that it had acquired MGM in an $8.45 billion deal that will bolster the e-commerce giant’s Hollywood ambitions.

Gizmodo on Amazon buying MGM

Source: Amazon Buys MGM Studios for $9 Billion

The news also appeared on lots of other channels, like The Verge or TechCrunch.

Does your organization rely on NPS?

NPS is a popular method to measure how an organization or brand is perceived with customers and their satisfaction. The term is short for “Net Promoter Score”, indicating the key thought of the approach: to measure likeliness across the customer base the brand will be recommended further. It’s all boiling down to a single number. If your organization is relying on this number for any decision, you may focus an the wrong issues in business. Today, you may want to read this over NPS:

The Tesla vs Amazon stats that highlight all of NPS’s flaws

Jeff Bezos of Amazon and Elon Musk of Tesla

Let me paint a picture: It’s January 2019, and I’m in the wake of a discussion/debate with some Net Promoter Score (NPS) experts about the rationale for companies investing in NPS.

From the article

Source: The Tesla vs Amazon stats that highlight all of NPS’s flaws | MyCustomer

Slack partners with Amazon

All of Amazon’s AWS employees will now use Slack

The market for collaboration tool has been sparked by Slack a few years ago. It has been subject to heavy fights since. Microsoft Teams not only entered the market but overtook the early mover quickly. The fight escalated perceivably when Slack accused Microsoft of ripping off its ads in late 2019.

AWS and Slack recently announced a partnership, indicating how hot the market apparently still is. With these two heavyweights in the ring, expect some movement in the space.

Source: The Verge

Amazon drone program

Amazon moves closer to its goal of a drone delivery solution that scales to meet the needs of customers.

Amazon seems to become serious about their drone delivery program. At Re:Mars the company announced a hexacopter that shall start deliveries in a few months. Does this go into “Tech” or “Business”? And would a drone be able to deliver to your property?

Source: A drone program taking flight

Amazon could write books.

Today in dystopian news: Amazon, the book selling department, controlling about 40% of the US book market, collects reading habbits from their sales and Kindle. By now the corporation knows enough about it’s customers it could be generating best selling books. Spookey. And potentially game changing, when machines replace creative professions.

Amazon has the ability to track vast amounts of reader data and use it to change the landscape of American fiction.

Source: Amazon has so much data it could make algorithm-driven fiction — Quartz