As Amazon readies to launch the new kindle Paperwhite in april next year, and while the process of consolidating its status as the biggest internet retailer in the world is firmly underway, the company is also facing an increasing amount of complaints particularly from European countries, including a strike in Germany, regarding harsh working conditions in its warehouses.
In a recent US survey by Bizrate Insights done from october 24 to november 4, online shoppers confirmed they will be spending 34% of their holiday budget at Amazon, which is really close to the 35% they are planning to spend at all the other online shopping venues.
Amazon is proving to be, without a doubt, the number one retailer for the 2013 Christmas season. Black Friday aside, the company's labor dispute is so delicate that some media outlets are saying workers "face increased risk of mental and physical illness."
Nowadays, the business model for Amazon Web Services is being copied by many tech tech companies, and it is also widely recognized as a sort of standard for cloud services. Prices are so competitive that it is really hard for similar companies to come up with monetizing ideas anywhere nearly as effective and original. However, the one thing that