Originally Posted by luchog
On another note, not only does Amazon not have a monopoly on ecommerce platforms, it also doesn't have a monopoly on cloud computing infrastructure.
Running their ecommerce platform on their own computing infrastructure isn't monopoly, it's vertical integration. And leasing its idle infrastructure to other companies, even other ecommerce companies, isn't monopoly, it's just good business.
I'm actually trying to figure out how leasing idle infrastructure to a competitor is monopolistic in any possible way. Maybe you're thinking of a cartel?