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“Microsoft and Amazon square off, sorta, in a very Seattle rivalry”

A TechFlash article on the overlapping businesses of Microsoft and Amazon.com

“‘I don’t view this as ‘competition vs. cooperation.’ There is plenty of business out there,’ said Ed Lazowska, computer science professor at the University of Washington. ‘Users — customers — are going to prefer different approaches. What’s great for us, for our future as a tech region, is that Amazon.com has emerged as one of the nation’s great technology companies, and that two of the three big players in ‘cloud infrastructure services’ are headquartered here. The third, Google, also has a major presence in the region.”

Read the full article here.

February 12, 2010