NBC and Amazon

Also in the news today — though perhaps overlooked in the monstrous tidal wave of information that Apple released — is the fact that NBC is now hopping into bed with Amazon. See here. NBC says Amazon offers them “greater flexibility in the pricing and packaging of video downloads.” Translation: Amazon will let us screw people. Alternative translation: Amazon was willing to get screwed on this deal to steal a big partner from Apple. Whatever. We view Unbox as an un-competitor. Customers will view them as un-fair and un-appealing. Yes, I know Motley Fool claims this is a huge victory for Amazon. We’ll see.