Amazon's Downloadable Software Store Open For Business
"The benefit to customers is it lets them get the product right then and there," said Kirk Koenigsbauer, who runs Amazon.com's software division. "When a love-bug virus hits, you can get (anti-virus) software in a matter of moments."
With the introduction of downloadable software titles, the company is dipping its toe in a category that should gain traction among consumers. But electronic books and other forms of downloadable software will not become widely used until hardware companies produce better gadgets to read electronic books and more consumers adopt high-speed Internet connections that allow them to download larger software programs faster.