263: Amazon’s Plan for World Domination
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Amazon's purchase of Ring reveals their deeper ambitious intentions for your home. And it goes way beyond package delivery. Plus Google's Slack competitor launches, Spotify's secrets revealed, and why 96.5% of YouTubers will fail.Sponsored By:Digital Ocean: Smash our promo code heresthething after you create an account, and get a credit on us! Promo Code: heresthethingLinks:Amazon to acquire Ring video doorbell maker, cracking open the door in home security market — The surprise acquisition marks the latest move by the Seattle-based tech giant into the smart home technology market. Financial terms were not disclosed, but Reuters puts the deal at more than $1 billion.Watch: “Shark Tank” judges reject Jamie Siminoff’s idea for Ring that Amazon just spent $1 billion — In his Shark Tank pitch, Siminoff said he was seeking a $700,000 investment for a 10% stake in his then-struggling startup—called DoorBot at the time—which he thought was worth $7 million.Hangouts Chat, Google’s Slack competitor, comes out of beta…