And we've got a bit more news that rolled in . . .
Amazon has a content deal with Hearst. If you think this isn't going to boost sales of the Kindletab (Tabkindle? Kindlelet? We need a nickname) you're not paying attention. Hearst is huge and has access to a complete ton of content. Takeaways:
- Amazon has its fingers in big AND small publishing. So they're covering a lot of bases.
- This is a big deal and is free publicity.
- Amazon should have your resume.
Wal-Mart acquires a mobile/social ad targeting startup known as OneRiot. Sounds like they're interested in their data mining, but I'd note that WalMart is moving heavily into the social space – and having a mobile ad network can pay off in other ways. Though I've waffled on the possibility of a Wal-Mart ecosystem, having the ability to, say, get ads on it could make it more viable. Imagine if you will a free Wal-Mart tablet with ads . . .