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by:Brian Matis
Something that really jumped out at me is the question of what does it even mean to be a "tech" company? For example, why is Amazon a "tech" company for this? I could see that making sense for some of what they do—AWS, Kindle, Echo, etc.—but isn't the bulk of their brand really as a retail storefront? Sure, that storefront is online instead of in a building, but does that make them a tech company? And why is AT&T, a company focused on networking infrastructure, not a tech company? And is Facebook a tech company or a media company?

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by:Daniella Barion
I think they are considering "Tech"  companies when business happens on the internet. It greatly reduces the concept of tech companies and technology.
1. The branch of knowledge that deals with the creation and use of technical means and their interrelation with life, society, and the environment, drawing upon such subjects as industrial arts, engineering, applied science, and pure science.
2. the application of this knowledge for practical ends.
3.the terminology of an art, science, etc.; technical nomenclature.
4.a scientific or industrial process, invention, method, or the like.
5.the sum of the ways in which social groups provide themselves with the material objects of their civilization.

I would consider those "tech" companies more related to Innovation, VAS Companies
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by:Scott Fell
I agree, it's a fine line as to what you consider a tech company or not.

If VZW is not a tech company, then Apple shouldn't be.  They had about 66% of the sales from iPhone. Only 10% of sales were from Mac.  What about Visa?  That may not be consumer tech, but it is a the backbone for credit card transactions. Before there was a public world wide web, there was visanet.

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