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April 8, 2008 12:25 PM

Investors shrug at Google's challenge to Amazon's AWS?

Posted by Brier Dudley

There's so much happening on Wall Street it's hard to link news announcements, but I'm curious why Amazon stock is flat to up a bit today (plus 0.5 percent in a down market, at last check) despite the competition from Google's new App Engine hosting service.

Google investors don't seem overly moved by the announcement either, even though it opens a broad new front in the company's potentially awesome developer and tools business. GOOG was down about 2 percent at last check.

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