Amazon buying

Discussion in ' News Discussion' started by MacBytes, Jan 31, 2008.

  1. MacBytes macrumors bot

    Jul 5, 2003
  2. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

    Jan 6, 2004
    i do wonder how this will pan out for iTunes.
  3. LizKat macrumors 68040


    Aug 5, 2004
    Catskill Mountains
    Yeh well Amazon actually wonders how it will pan out for Amazon. It's not like Audible hasn't been struggling for years to stay afloat. This seems like golden parachute time for the Audible honchos and a potential writeoff for Amazon if it doesn't work well for them. If it does work then all it does is sop up some of the losses Amazon takes from not having tweaked their free shipping parameters out of the red ink factory yet. Letting a FedEx truck make a 130 mile round trip to drop off some cookware at my place out in the sticks, ai ai ai... nice for me, nice for FedEx (maybe), but Amazon should invest in petrol stocks.
  4. spazzcat macrumors 68020


    Jun 29, 2007
    I hope they don't mess Audible up! I don't want to go back to getting my audio books from the library.
  5. yoman macrumors 6502a


    Nov 11, 2003
    In the Bowels of the Cosmos
    Exclusive no more...

    It would be safe to assume that the iTunes Audible exclusive agreement will no longer exist. The question is will there be any agreement at all.
  6. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

    Jan 6, 2004
    my thoughts exactly. depends on what Amazon will do with it.
  7. mklos macrumors 68000


    Dec 4, 2002
    My house!
    I think this is something Apple should have done. They have $18.5 Billion in the bank and is doing absolutely nothing with it. They could have done great things with Audible.
  8. SthrnCmfrtr macrumors 6502

    Aug 20, 2007
    Las Vegas, NV
    That depends on what the contract is, doesn't it? My understanding is that contracts are not voided by acquisition. I have no idea what their contract is like, and it might be worth the money to pay the penalty and escape...

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