Comments on: Counterparties http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2011/03/30/counterparties-330/ A slice of lime in the soda Sun, 26 Oct 2014 19:05:02 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: Developer http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2011/03/30/counterparties-330/comment-page-1/#comment-25463 Wed, 30 Mar 2011 15:06:14 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=7770#comment-25463 Idea of Cloud Drive? There are a million of sites that offer the same/better thing. Microsoft has Skydrive, Google has Docs (yes you can store any file), Dropbox is way ahead by syncing files automatically etc.

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By: spectre855 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2011/03/30/counterparties-330/comment-page-1/#comment-25462 Wed, 30 Mar 2011 14:59:28 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=7770#comment-25462 Well, I think part of the Amazon pricing model is that this is aimed more at users that want to stream music as opposed to users that just want to use the service as simple file storage. Amazon doesn’t just come right out and call it a music service because they’re already supposedly anticipating a legal battle with the recording industry. But the bandwidth and processing requirements of a streaming service are many times greater than those of a simple file storage service.

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By: TinyTim1 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2011/03/30/counterparties-330/comment-page-1/#comment-25460 Wed, 30 Mar 2011 13:43:17 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=7770#comment-25460 You may think the Cloud Drive is expensive but look at the volume discounts they are offering!
I am definitely going for a terabyte. I mean that last 500 gigs is costing WAY less than the first 500. Oh, wait.

Perhaps this isn’t Amazon’s last effort at pricing.

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By: TFF http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2011/03/30/counterparties-330/comment-page-1/#comment-25457 Wed, 30 Mar 2011 10:12:44 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=7770#comment-25457 The ABA chart DOES explain why there hasn’t been more pushback from merchants (thus far). They are accustomed to losing that % of sales to interchange fees.

Still agree they should be lower, and in this case “market economics” provide the wrong incentives since the card companies can buy market share by promising consumers a cut of the fat profits.

Until there is real competition, regulators need to take a hard line on interchange fees.

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By: EvanMcc http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2011/03/30/counterparties-330/comment-page-1/#comment-25453 Wed, 30 Mar 2011 05:02:08 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=7770#comment-25453 1 dollar per gig per year doesn’t seem insane for cloud storage. It’s cheaper than raw Amazon S3 or Rackspace’s cloud storage offering.

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