Amazon is getting out of the DVD rental-by-mail biz, conceding victory to Netflix, just like everybody else. Netflix is quickly becoming the Mike Tyson of the movie rental marketplace: it came out of nowhere, asserted its dominance, and neither old nor new types could knock it out.
But Tyson eventually did get knocked out. Twice. Then he went crazy, raped someone, bit off Holyfield’s ear, and lost his mind. Let’s hope Netflix fares better.