Amazon.com, Inc. (AMZN) - NASDAQ
  • 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
  • Feb. 29, 2012, 11:25 AM

    Rackspace (RAX) is about to begin beta-testing its OpenStack cloud infrastructure platform. OpenStack, which has the support of Dell, H-P, IBM, Cisco, and other tech giants, is an open-source alternative to fast-growing proprietary platforms such as Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft's Azure. However, Rackspace currently charges more for its cloud services than AWS, and the company says that's unlikely to change. (previously)

    | Feb. 29, 2012, 11:25 AM
  • Feb. 28, 2012, 4:28 PM

    U.S. carriers are making it easy for Apple (AAPL) and Amazon (AMZN) to dominate the tablet market. Verizon VZ, VOD) and AT&T's (T) latest 4G tablets, Samsung's Galaxy Tab 7.7 and Sony's Tablet P, respectively cost $500 and $400 with 2-year contracts attached. Between the high cost of these tablets, the consumer preference for Wi-Fi-only models, and the ability to buy 3G (and soon 4G) iPads without a contract, carriers shouldn't act surprised when their sponsored hardware fails to sell.

    | Feb. 28, 2012, 4:28 PM
  • Feb. 28, 2012, 9:20 AM

    Wal-Mart (WMT), which launched its Vudu streaming service in July, is in talks with Hollywood studios to provide an in-store service to help customers sign up for UltraViolet, which gives consumers a means to stream DVD content they've legally purchased. The hassles produced by UltraViolet's DRM technology have limited uptake thus far. It's been rumored Amazon (AMZN) is also in talks to support UltraViolet.

    | Feb. 28, 2012, 9:20 AM
  • Feb. 27, 2012, 6:32 PM
    Amazon.com (AMZN) and an association of college bookstores resolve a dispute over the retailer's advertising of discounted used books. The group had questioned whether AMZN's advertisements touting discounts as steep as 90% for used textbooks could be substantiated, and the company filed suit in federal court seeking judgment that its ad claims were not misleading.
    | Feb. 27, 2012, 6:32 PM
  • Feb. 27, 2012, 6:02 PM

    Publisher e-book revenues rose 117.3% in 2011, claims trade association AAP, while adding sales of print titles fell sharply. E-book growth fell towards the end of the year, but still came in at 72% for December, buoyed by Amazon's (AMZN) Kindle refresh. Publishers such as MHP and PSO probably aren't complaining much, given e-books often bring with them higher gross profits than print alternatives. (previously)

    | Feb. 27, 2012, 6:02 PM
  • Feb. 24, 2012, 1:40 PM

    Hoping to keep an iPad/Kindle Fire duopoly from emerging, Google (GOOG) will begin producing a 7-inch Android tablet under its Nexus label in April, claims DisplaySearch's Richard Shim. The rumor comes two months after chairman Eric Schmidt said Google would release a tablet "of the highest quality."

    | Feb. 24, 2012, 1:40 PM | 4 Comments
  • Feb. 23, 2012, 11:59 AM

    As Amazon Web Services (AWS) expands its offerings, it's maintaining the same aggressive pricing strategy that its parent company has long been known for in the online retail world. A recent price cut for its S3 storage service is part of a broader trend: 18 AWS price cuts have been carried out over the last 6 years. Meanwhile, Amazon's (AMZN) investments in AWS appear to be soaring.

    | Feb. 23, 2012, 11:59 AM
  • Feb. 23, 2012, 11:31 AM

    Barclays cuts estimates for 2012 sales of Amazon's (AMZN -0.2%) Kindle e-book reader and Kindle Fire tablet, reflecting increased competition in tablets from devices such as Barnes & Noble's (BKS) new $199 Nook and a longer wait time for a revamp of the Fire. New sales projections are 17.1M Fire units vs. earlier 18.4M, and 18.4M readers vs. earlier 23.8M.

    | Feb. 23, 2012, 11:31 AM
  • Feb. 23, 2012, 9:40 AM

    The U.S.-based Business Software Alliance blasts foreign governments for establishing data-transfer rules that prevent local companies from using cloud services, arguing such policies amount to protectionist barriers aimed at reducing the dominance of U.S. firms such as AMZN, RAX, and MSFT in the cloud services space. The EU, China, and Brazil are all seen as major offenders.

    | Feb. 23, 2012, 9:40 AM | 1 Comment
  • Feb. 23, 2012, 9:35 AM

    Amazon (AMZN -1.4%) agrees to collect and pay sales taxes for purchases made from online retailers with a physical presence in Virginia as part of an agreement with the governor's office. It's been a two-front war from Amazon on the online sales tax issue, as it supports a national online sales tax bill seen as potentially crippling to rival EBAY and fights states one by one on collecting taxes.

    | Feb. 23, 2012, 9:35 AM
  • Feb. 22, 2012, 2:54 PM
    Amazon Web Services (AWS), which is now believed to pull in over $1B in annual revenue, is rolling out a service that allows developers to more quickly build apps relying on AWS. The service moves AWS beyond its traditional focus on nuts-and-bolts cloud infrastructure, and could be evidence Amazon (AMZN) plans to more directly compete with PaaS solutions such as CRM's Force.com and MSFT's Azure.
    | Feb. 22, 2012, 2:54 PM
  • Feb. 22, 2012, 1:36 PM
    Amazon (AMZN) has pulled 5,000 Kindle titles offered by distributor Independent Publishers Group (IPG), after the latter refused to given in to the former's demand for better deal terms. The book publishing landscape has been fraught with minefields for Amazon, as different policies manage to draw the ire of publishers, retailers, and book buyers.
    | Feb. 22, 2012, 1:36 PM | 1 Comment
  • Feb. 22, 2012, 11:58 AM

    Netflix (NFLX -5.5%) shares continue to slide, apparently from yesterday’s news that Comcast (CMCSA) will offer its own streaming video service, but the company receives favorable comments today following Credit Suisse's endorsement. Piper Jaffray reiterates its Overweight rating and $130 price target, believing NFLX's "content lead is growing" even as Amazon (AMZN) and Hulu are “gaining traction."

    | Feb. 22, 2012, 11:58 AM | 4 Comments
  • Feb. 22, 2012, 11:36 AM

    Buoyed by strong Kindle Fire sales, developer revenues for Amazon's (AMZN) Appstore for Android are taking off, claims Distimo. Moreover, a growing number of top paid apps are generating more revenue in the Appstore than in Google's (GOOG) larger Android Market, which suggests the former could address the monetization issues that many Android developers have complained about. (previously)

    | Feb. 22, 2012, 11:36 AM
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