If the Best Portable TV Is an iPad, Then Google's Got Trouble - DailyFinance (click for full article) "Forget what you've heard -- Amazon.com (AMZN) and Apple (AAPL) aren't enemies. They're frenemies, and that's a huge problem for Google (GOOG). Last Wednesday, the e-tailer officially made its Amazon Instant Video service available to tens of millions of iPad users. The service mirrors Netflix (NFLX), allowing Amazon Prime users to stream a wide range of titles at their leisure. Yet it also mimics iTunes. As with Apple's own store, Amazon Instant Video users can purchase a broad array of new titles, which means that with this deal, Apple will is allowing direct competition for content sales. (Neither Hulu nor Netflix sells downloadable content.) Lights Out for the Kindle Fire? There are minor differences between the two platforms. For example, Apple's iTunes interface for the iPad makes it easy to purchase and download new films or shows straight from your device. Amazon, by contrast, forces consumers to shop and buy on its website and then link with the iPad via its Instant Video app."