According to a Bloomberg report, Amazon has tested its own wireless network. As in a network that people would use to connect to the Internet. As in axing the middle man and essentially becoming a carrier or ISP on its own. As in potentially using a 'Amazon Wireless'-type service to get on the Internet from our Amazon Kindle Fire tablets to shop on Amazon.com or stream Amazon Instant Videos. Crazy.
It was only a test run, so nothing is exactly imminent, but Bloomberg's sources say the test was performed in Cupertino, California (Apple's hometown) and used a spectrum controlled by Globalstar Inc., a satellite communications company. If this test turns out to be a real thing, Amazon could theoretically control the whole experience of the Internet for its customers. Not bad for a bookstore.[Bloomberg]