Amazon.com, Inc. (AMZN) - NASDAQ
  • Mar. 8, 2012, 5:41 PM

    Amazon (AMZN) could be the big winner from the DOJ's suit against Apple (AAPL) and 5 top publishers, says Jeff Roberts. The suit could once more grant Amazon the power to determine e-book pricing, which means it could aggressively price them to boost Kindle demand. However, publishers would lose if consumers become accustomed to lower e-book prices, thereby threatening their high margins. As for Apple, the issue is a sideshow.

    | Mar. 8, 2012, 5:41 PM | 6 Comments
  • Mar. 8, 2012, 2:03 PM

    Amazon (AMZN) will launch 2 new Kindle Fire models in the second half - a 7" model and a 10" model - according to Digitmes, which adds prior rumors about an 8.9-inch Kindle Fire arriving were inaccurate. Meanwhile, tablet vendors are said to be "concerned" about reports that Apple (AAPL) will launch an "iPad Mini" featuring a display in the 7" range (I, II, III) later this year.

    | Mar. 8, 2012, 2:03 PM
  • Mar. 8, 2012, 4:23 AM

    Ever wondered why many e-books seem way over-priced? The DOJ reckons Apple (AAPL) and 5 major publishers have been colluding to raise prices and undermine Amazon (AMZN), and plans to sue, the WSJ reports. The publishers include Simon & Schuster (CBS), Penguin (PSO), and HarperCollins (NWSA), with some of the parties involved in talks to settle.

    | Mar. 8, 2012, 4:23 AM | 38 Comments
  • Mar. 7, 2012, 3:10 PM
    Broadcom (BRCM +3%) could replace Texas Instruments (TXN +1.5%) as the combo chip supplier for the next generation of Amazon's (AMZN) Kindle Fire, Lazard says, estimating the design win could add $30M to BRCM's 2012 revenue and better position it in the tablet market. The firm also says BRCM is well positioned to maintain the combo chip business for Apple's latest iPad.
    | Mar. 7, 2012, 3:10 PM
  • Mar. 7, 2012, 2:28 PM

    Apple (AAPL) has decided to keep the 16GB versions of the iPad 2 around at price points of $399 (Wi-Fi only) and $529 (Wi-Fi/3G). The price cuts stand to make life even more difficult for rival high-end tablet vendors, which in turn could spell trouble for chip suppliers such as NVDA, ATML, and CY. However, Barnes & Noble (BKS +4.8%), whose Nook Tablet goes for $199-$249, is actually spiking higher. Amazon (AMZN +1.5%) is largely unchanged. (more)

    | Mar. 7, 2012, 2:28 PM
  • Mar. 7, 2012, 9:59 AM

    Amazon (AMZN) exec Joe Lewis temporarily changed his LinkedIn profile to say that he's the company's VP of Original Television, observes Fortune. That's one more piece of evidence suggesting Amazon plans to join Netflix (NFLX) and YouTube (GOOG) in making big investments in original video content. (also)

    | Mar. 7, 2012, 9:59 AM
  • Mar. 7, 2012, 6:49 AM

    Google (GOOG) cuts pricing on its cloud storage services by up to 15% following similar price chops initiated by rival Amazon (AMZN). The company also names 5 new front-end storage partners as it increases its push to be a force in the enterprise storage business.

    | Mar. 7, 2012, 6:49 AM
  • Mar. 6, 2012, 9:49 AM

    Amazon Web Services (AWS) has slashed prices yet again (previously). Among the offerings receiving price cuts are the popular EC2 computing service, as well as relational database and storage caching services. Amazon (AMZN) hopes its aggressive pricing will allow AWS to maintain its lead over Rackspace (RAX) and other OpenStack supporters in the fast-growing cloud infrastructure services market.

    | Mar. 6, 2012, 9:49 AM
  • Mar. 5, 2012, 1:56 PM
    A Google (GOOG) Nexus tablet won't do much to change the company's also-ran position in the tablet market, says Kevin C. Tofel. Rather, Google badly needs to strengthen Android's tablet ecosystem, given a dearth of app development. Though containing modified versions of Android, the Kindle Fire (AMZN) and Nook Tablet (BKS) are making matters worse, since they only support Android smartphone applications.
    | Mar. 5, 2012, 1:56 PM | 1 Comment
  • Mar. 5, 2012, 9:18 AM

    Amazon's (AMZN) advertising business, which revolves around ads for third-party products placed on product and search pages, is now generating $1B in annual revenue, claims an industry source. Though still far smaller than Google's search ad business, Amazon's ad operations could prove a big thorn in Google's side, given the latter's strong dependence on online retailers.

    | Mar. 5, 2012, 9:18 AM | 1 Comment
  • Mar. 2, 2012, 2:11 PM

    Author James Atlas has signed a deal with Amazon's (AMZN) publishing arm to edit a series of biographies. However, unlike similar deals, Atlas' books will also be sold on third-party e-book platforms - a possible sign Amazon's publishing ambitions take precedence over boosting Kindle Store sales. Of course, if recent events are any sign, rival e-book platforms might not be thrilled to sell Atlas' titles.

    | Mar. 2, 2012, 2:11 PM | 1 Comment
  • Mar. 2, 2012, 1:13 PM
    More evidence of strong pent-up iPad 3 (AAPL) demand: An InMobi survey of North American mobile web users finds 29% saying they plan to buy the iPad 3; 54% of these respondents claim they don't currently own a tablet. Interestingly, of the 56% of respondents willing to consider other tablets, nearly twice as many would consider buying a Samsung tablet than the Kindle Fire (AMZN). (ChangeWave survey)
    | Mar. 2, 2012, 1:13 PM | 2 Comments
  • Mar. 1, 2012, 1:09 PM
    Telefonica (TEF) steps up its challenge to Amazon's (AMZN) Kindle by teaming up with Grupo Planeta, Spain’s largest publisher, to expand the content available for the "Movistar Ebook" reading device. However, strategist Francisco Salvador says the operator will need to invest heavily to challenge the incumbents.
    | Mar. 1, 2012, 1:09 PM
  • Mar. 1, 2012, 11:05 AM

    After examining the preview of Microsoft's (MSFT +0.6%) new Windows 8, Wells Fargo says the new product should help to hold existing market share and possibly appeal to some tablet users, but don't expect it to stem share gains by Apple (AAPL +0.1%), Google's (GOOG +0.3%) Android, and Amazon (AMZN -0.6%).

    | Mar. 1, 2012, 11:05 AM
  • Mar. 1, 2012, 10:03 AM

    In addition to reporting of iPad 3 supply-chain issues, Digitimes claims Apple (AAPL) will introduce an 8GB iPad 2 in the $349-$399 price range in tandem with its iPad 3 launch. Meanwhile, another rumor claims a 7.85-inch iPad will arrive in Q3 or later, and at a price of $249-$299. Speculation about the arrival of a smaller iPad has run high (I, II) since the release of the $199 Kindle Fire (AMZN).

    | Mar. 1, 2012, 10:03 AM | 1 Comment
  • Feb. 29, 2012, 7:03 PM

    Amazon's (AMZN) steady addition of new features (I, II) to its web services platform (AWS) is making customers nervous, claims Barb Darrow. By adding features that take in large amounts of customer data and/or make it harder to move code to another platform, AWS is raising fears of customer lock-in. Rackspace (RAX) and other supporters of OpenStack are probably glad to hear that.

    | Feb. 29, 2012, 7:03 PM
Company Description
Amazon.com, Inc. provides online retail shopping services. It provides services to four primary customer sets: consumers, sellers, enterprises, and content creators. The company also provides other marketing and promotional services, such as online advertising and co-branded credit card... More
Sector: Technology
Country: United States