Amazon.com, Inc. (AMZN) - NASDAQ
  • 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
  • Feb. 16, 2012, 1:57 PM

    Amazon (AMZN) and Barnes & Noble (BKS) respectively sold 3.9M and 1.9M tablets in Q4, estimates iSuppli, good for 21% of the overall market. Unsurprisingly, these sales did more damage to rival Android tablet makers than to the iPad (AAPL - 57% share), which still saw 39% Q/Q shipment growth. Samsung (SSNLF.PK) was the only other tablet vendor with significant market share (8%). (previously)

    | Feb. 16, 2012, 1:57 PM
  • Feb. 16, 2012, 7:55 AM

    Amazon (AMZN) slides 3.9% premarket after being downgraded to Equal-Weight from Overweight by previously vocally bullish Morgan Stanley. The bank - which also cut its PT to $190 from $220 - sees decelerating sales growth throughout the year, which will become painfully clear to investors when Amazon delivers guidance following Q1 earnings. 

    | Feb. 16, 2012, 7:55 AM | 1 Comment
  • Feb. 14, 2012, 6:34 PM

    Zynga (ZNGA) mentions during its Q4 earnings call that ~80% of its daily users are now hosted on its own servers, rather than Amazon Web Services (AMZN). Zynga's efforts to lower its dependence on Amazon could cut its long-term operating expenses, but are also responsible for its guidance for $140M-$160M in 2012 capex - spending that could pressure Zynga's healthy free cash flow. ZNGA -5.4% AH.

    | Feb. 14, 2012, 6:34 PM | 1 Comment
  • Feb. 14, 2012, 3:24 PM
    Netflix (NFLX +4.2%) moves up on positive comments out of Credit Suisse today, saying its strong competitive position hasn't changed with the recent announcements by Verizon (VZ -0.9%) and Coinstar (CSTR -0.8%), or with Amazon.com's (AMZN -1.1%) streaming deal with Viacom (VIAB -0.9%).
    | Feb. 14, 2012, 3:24 PM | 1 Comment
  • Feb. 14, 2012, 3:00 PM

    Amazon's (AMZN) Prime service has just 3-5M subscribers as of October, fewer than estimated, according to a Bloomberg report. The shares immediately dive nearly 3% on the news, before bouncing a bit. Analysts had estimated the current tally to be around 10M.

    | Feb. 14, 2012, 3:00 PM
  • Feb. 14, 2012, 1:58 PM
    Faced with a steady decline in wireline voice revenues, major telcos such as AT&T (T), Verizon (VZ), and NTT are betting on the massive growth expected for cloud services to give them a lift. Verizon has shored up its cloud offerings by acquiring Terremark, while CenturyLink (CTL) has done so by acquiring Savvis. However, tough competition exists from AMZN, RAX, and others.
    | Feb. 14, 2012, 1:58 PM
  • Feb. 13, 2012, 2:18 PM

    Though its shares are near their all-time high, there's plenty of bullish commentary on Rackspace (RAX +0.8%) going into this afternoon's Q4 report. Wells Fargo says its checks indicate demand trends for managed hosting and cloud infrastructure services, where Rackspace (along with AMZN) has a leading position, remain strong, and that growth will accelerate in 2012.

    | Feb. 13, 2012, 2:18 PM
  • Feb. 13, 2012, 11:28 AM

    Apple (AAPL), long used to leading customer satisfaction surveys, has finished atop a Harris Interactive survey of corporate reputations. In spite of recent criticism of its contract manufacturers' labor practices, Apple's score 85.62/100 puts it soundly ahead of fellow top-5 finishers Google (GOOG), Coca-Cola (KO), Amazon.com (AMZN), and Kraft (KFT). (earlier)

    | Feb. 13, 2012, 11:28 AM
  • Feb. 10, 2012, 6:52 PM

    As Netflix (NFLX) debuts its first original series and YouTube (GOOG) significantly expands its professional offerings, Amazon (AMZN) has apparently decided it wants in on the action: job postings (I, II) on the company's site indicate it's looking for creative execs to develop video content for Amazon Studios. The big question: when do such initiatives go from being mere nuisances to Hollywood studios to legitimate threats?

    | Feb. 10, 2012, 6:52 PM | 2 Comments
  • Feb. 10, 2012, 2:50 PM

    A leaked USA Today (GCI) slide claims the newspaper's Kindle Fire (AMZN) app has already seen 260K downloads. While this is just a fraction of the 2.9M+ downloads seen for its iPad app, which has been around longer, it amounts to twice as many downloads as seen on other Android tablets, and thus acts as further evidence of the lead Amazon is opening up in the Android tablet space. (previously)

    | Feb. 10, 2012, 2:50 PM
  • Feb. 10, 2012, 9:12 AM

    Amazon (AMZN) douses the hopes of those wanting it to offer a standalone streaming video service to compete with Netflix (NFLX), stating Prime Video will only be available to those who pay $79 for an annual Prime membership "at least into the near future." On an annual basis, that still makes Prime Video cheaper than Netflix's $96/year, though the lack of a monthly payment option could deter some buyers.

    | Feb. 10, 2012, 9:12 AM | 1 Comment
  • Feb. 8, 2012, 1:18 PM

    Netflix (NFLX -2.6%) slumps after Amazon (AMZN) announces its anticipated Prime Video deal with Viacom (VIA, VIAB). The deal adds over 2K titles from cable networks such as Nickelodeon, MTV, and Comedy Central, and boosts the size of Amazon's library to 15K (Netflix has 20K+). Ryan Lawler believes Prime Video now looks like a real competitor to Netflix, but thinks a standalone service is needed.

    | Feb. 8, 2012, 1:18 PM | 1 Comment
  • Feb. 8, 2012, 11:53 AM

    Pacific Crest raises its estimates for Kindle Fire (AMZN) sales to 14.9M this year from a prior 12.7M forecast, or higher if AMZN comes out with new 7-inch and 9-inch models by summer. The estimates are based on a survey showing that 30% of consumers planning on buying a tablet computer this past holiday season intended to get a Fire vs. 38% for iPad (AAPL).

    | Feb. 8, 2012, 11:53 AM | 11 Comments
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