retail news in context, analysis with attitude

GeekWire reports that the Jeff Bezos-owned Washington Post "is coming up with a creative new way to make money," licensing "its own back-end content management platform to smaller media entities."

According to the story, "Licensing technology is certainly a novel new way to create revenue for a newspapers that have seen their bottom line suffer over the past decade with the advent of online media." However, the story also notes that it isn't exactly surprising coming from a Bezos-led enterprise, since creating these kinds of deals has been one of the ways in which Amazon has been successful.
KC's View: