Analyst Report: Why Closed Platforms Might Not Be So Bad


This week at the Supernova conference in San Francisco, Harvard Law professor Jonathan Zittrain continued his continued his summer crusade against closed platforms in the cloud, this time calling out Amazon for its earlier-2009 Kindle redos. And although his loose definition of cloud computing might annoy some, Zittrain’s comments are nonetheless relevant in the space because Amazon’s reactions to copyright claims might foretell how cloud providers, or any platform operators, approach similar situations.

Table of Contents

  1. Summary

Join Gigaom Research! Become a subscriber and get reports like these, plus our collection of over 1,700 reports from world-class analysts for just $1495 a year.