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Via QZ.com TV industry take note: this is what being disrupted by Amazon looks like

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TV industry take note: this is what being disrupted by Amazon looks like – Quartz.

Amazon yesterday thrust itself into the increasingly crowded battle for control of your living room, with the launch of its own streaming device, FireTV. The online retailer has an uphill battle ahead in streaming video—a sector dominated by Netflix and, to a lesser extent, Hulu, with Apple also trying to crack the code. But those populating the television ecosystem would do well to remember just how disruptive a force Amazon has been in America’s economy in recent years. Its share price has relentlessly marched higher while the established players in the industries it has taken on—first book-selling, then electronics and office supplies, among others—have all gone backwards…

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+The online retailer has an uphill battle ahead in streaming video—a sector dominated by Netflix and, to a lesser extent, Hulu, with Apple also trying to crack the code. But those populating the television ecosystem would do well to remember just how disruptive a force Amazon has been in America’s economy in recent years. Its share price has relentlessly marched higher while the established players in the industries it has taken on—first book-selling, then electronics and office supplies, among others—have all gone backwards.

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The online retailer has an uphill battle ahead in streaming video—a sector dominated by Netflix and, to a lesser extent, Hulu, with Apple also trying to crack the code. But those populating the television ecosystem would do well to remember just how disruptive a force Amazon has been in America’s economy in recent years. Its share price has relentlessly marched higher while the established players in the industries it has taken on—first book-selling, then electronics and office supplies, among others—have all gone backwards.

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