At first some of you may think, Why Amazon?
What many of you may not realise is that they are pretty much the biggest hosting service out there and they have LOTS of infrastructure systems as well with that. This is where they make their current money. Pretty sure Giantbomb is still under Amazon infrastructure? Lots of SAAS systems and web applications are.
I actually know a guy who is one of the guys who just puts hardrives in racks all day or replaces faulty ones with new ones. He actually enjoys it, but he is one of many.
Amazon finally opened a Data Centre in Australia for example for better global performance of their services.
If your something like Twitch where your hosting videos, this can escalate and in costs, so being bought by the people you need to have such a services running better and to grow actually makes a lot of sense.
But from all the talk, and what I knew, the google deal was all but done, So the questions for me is what changed?
I am guessing all the web reactions to it, which were more negative then positive, and people pointing out what some of the changes that it would mean, not just with the copyright, but google plus sign in concerns and so on... And then Amazon may have stepped in.... I think a change occurred.