“What [Amazon is] differentiating on is the retail experience and technology. They take out all the pain
El Dorado, in the dust
During the brief period from 1405 to 1433, seven epic expeditions brought China's "treasure ships" across the China Seas and the Indian Ocean, from Taiwan to the spice islands of Indonesia and the Malabar coast of India, on to the rich ports of the Persian Gulf and down the African coast, China's "El Dorado," and perhaps even to Australia, three hundred years before Captain Cook was credited with its discovery.
(Spanish: "The Golden") Legendary golden city sought by Spanish explorers in the New World. It was the fabulously wealthy land of a king who was said to have been covered with gold dust so many times that he was permanently gilded. Many Spanish and English expeditions in the Americas were sent in search of El Dorado. In 1540 Francisco Vazquez de Coronado ventured as far north as Kansas seeking the Seven Golden Cities of Cibola. Walter Raleigh searched for El Dorado in vain in South America, leading an expedition up the Orinoco River in 1595.
And coming soon is Chrome OS, which Google hopes will do in tablets and netbooks what Android is doing in smartphones, i.e., give Google a commanding share of the future and leave, in this case, Microsoft in the dust.
然後很快還有Chrome OS操作系統。谷歌希望這個系統在平板電腦和上網本當中發揮Android在智能手機中的作用﹐也就是讓谷歌在將來佔據強勢地位﹐把競爭對手──在這裡就 是微軟(Microsoft)──遠遠地拋在後面。
leave somebody/something in the dust
in the dust
- Far behind, as in a race or competition: a marketing strategy that left our competitors in the dust.