I buy a lot of stuff through Amazon, mainly because I like the user experience. I find the buying experience better than anything else out there, bricks or mortar. If I recall, Amazon utilize a Darwinian system of serving differing website versions simultaneously. I would love clarification, if anyone has a link.
Apple also reported significantly improved profit up from the same quarter last year.
Is this a trend? I'd love to hear more examples, if you know them, of user experience focussed companies bucking the downward trend.