Amazon.com, Inc. (AMZN) - NASDAQ
  • Jan. 18, 2012, 10:58 AM

    Amazon's (AMZN +2.4%) Kindle Fire might be more profitable than expected, RBC Capital believes, seeing 3M-4M sales accretive to operating margins within the first six months of ownership. RBC's analysis assigns a cumulative lifetime operating income of $136/unit at a 20%-plus operating margin, which "could ease some investor concerns around operating margin compression."

    | Jan. 18, 2012, 10:58 AM
  • Jan. 17, 2012, 6:34 PM

    A slew of tech companies (major names include IBM, Cisco, EMC, Red Hat, and SAP) are giving their support to TOSCA, a new standard aimed at allowing enterprises to migrate cloud apps without being locked in to the solutions of a single vendor. As Julie Bort notes, market behemoths (I, II) Amazon (AMZN) and Microsoft (MSFT) are conspicuously absent from TOSCA's list of supporters, as is Google.

    | Jan. 17, 2012, 6:34 PM | 1 Comment
  • Jan. 17, 2012, 2:03 PM

    Though Amazon (AMZN) shares posted a 4% loss in 2011 thanks to profit margin concerns, Marketwatch has named Jeff Bezos its CEO of the year, touting his aggressive investments in the realms of e-commerce, mobile devices, and cloud services. While many enterprises kept a lid on hiring last year, Bezos was comfortable increasing Amazon's payroll from 31,200 in Q3 2010 to 51,300 in Q3 2011.

    | Jan. 17, 2012, 2:03 PM
  • Jan. 17, 2012, 11:36 AM

    The Shanghai Daily tips off an ambitious 600M yuan ($95M) plan by Amazon (AMZN +1.9%) to build a distribution center in Nanning to serve its growing presence in China. The firm is believed to be working on introducing a local version of the Kindle Fire tablet to the Chinese masses.

    | Jan. 17, 2012, 11:36 AM
  • Jan. 17, 2012, 9:16 AM
    Hackers broke into the servers of Zappos, the online shoe store owned by Amazon (AMZN), exposing the names, addresses, phone numbers and the last four digits of credit cards of ~24M customer accounts. The incident underlines the need for e-commerce sites to maintain transparency and user trust even as they're targeted by hackers.
    | Jan. 17, 2012, 9:16 AM | 6 Comments
  • Jan. 13, 2012, 10:43 AM

    In spite of widespread complaints and government investigations regarding their pricing, e-book sales continue to soar. USA Today reports 32 of the top 50 titles on its bestseller list for Jan.2-Jan.8 saw higher e-book sales than print sales. In addition to being good news for AMZN, the high margins attached to e-book sales could make their growth a positive for publishers such as MHP. But for BKS, it's a very mixed blessing.

    | Jan. 13, 2012, 10:43 AM
  • Jan. 12, 2012, 4:17 PM

    Amazon Prime may be wildly popular, but it's taking a toll on Amazon's (AMZN) profits, notes Jeff Bailey. Thanks in no small part to Prime, Amazon's net shipping costs grew to account for 4.9% of its net sales in the first 9 months of 2011, up from just 2.9% in 2007. Soaring shipping costs and capex helped compress Amazon's Q3 margins, and thereby contributed to its earnings miss.

    | Jan. 12, 2012, 4:17 PM | 1 Comment
  • Jan. 11, 2012, 11:19 AM

    Join Amazon Prime (and we all eventually will), writes Jason Calacanis, and you will understand what those in "the cult" know: Having already upended retail, Amazon (AMZN) will be a disruptive force for another generation, with a chance at erasing a staggering list of brands.

    | Jan. 11, 2012, 11:19 AM | 3 Comments
  • Jan. 11, 2012, 9:59 AM

    Android tablet makers aren't ceding the low-end market to the Kindle Fire (AMZN) and Nook Tablet (BKS) without a fight. Asus is rolling out a $250 7-inch model featuring an Nvidia (NVDA) Tegra 3 CPU, and ViewSonic says it will sell a 7-inch tablet with a less powerful chip for $170. Whether such products will be enough to counter Amazon's brand power, sales reach, and content/services bundling remains to be seen. (also)

    | Jan. 11, 2012, 9:59 AM | 3 Comments
  • Jan. 10, 2012, 2:43 PM
    The boom in data center building isn't letting up, as soaring consumption levels for mobile content, cloud services, and online video drive the construction of giant new facilities. Data center owners such as Equinix (EQIX), DuPont Fabros (DFT), and InterXion (INXN) stand to gain from all this demand, but could see tough competition from cloud-centric players such as Rackspace (RAX) and Amazon (AMZN). (also)
    | Jan. 10, 2012, 2:43 PM
  • Jan. 10, 2012, 7:23 AM

    Analyst estimates for Kindle Fire (AMZN) sales keep pushing higher with Barclay's Anthony DiClemente lifting his holiday season forecast to 5.5M from 4M and Heather Bellini of Goldman Sachs calling for 6M Fire devices sold in Q4. The onslaught of Fires to the market comes with a cost to the global e-reader market to the tune of broad downward revisions for 2012 sales. Shares +1.2% premarket.

    | Jan. 10, 2012, 7:23 AM
  • Jan. 9, 2012, 10:13 AM

    Akamai (AKAM -1.8%) shares sink after Citigroup lowers its rating to Sell from Neutral, citing valuation after an "overly aggressive" stock price reaction to last month's purchase of Cotendo and greater competition from Amazon's (AMZN) CloudFront CDN business. On the Cotendo deal, it is “not clear that Cotendo will provide Akamai material new products of market opportunities."

    | Jan. 9, 2012, 10:13 AM
  • Jan. 9, 2012, 10:10 AM

    That didn't take long. Just hours after Netflix (NFLX +1.5%) launched its U.K. streaming service at a price of £5.99/month,  Amazon's (AMZN) Lovefilm is introducing a £4.99/month streaming-only service for the U.K. Lovefilm, which dominates the local online DVD rental market, also says it now has 2M total subscribers.

    | Jan. 9, 2012, 10:10 AM | 1 Comment
  • Jan. 9, 2012, 9:45 AM

    Netflix (NFLX +2.9%) continues its recent rally after announcing the launch of its streaming service for the U.K. and Ireland. The company is offering the service for £5.99/month in the U.K and €6.99/month in Ireland, and has established a long list of content partners. However, concerns exist about Netflix's licensing costs, as well as competition from Amazon's (AMZN) Lovefilm subsidiary.

    | Jan. 9, 2012, 9:45 AM | 1 Comment
  • Jan. 6, 2012, 4:30 PM
    Amazon (AMZN) has acquired the Casa.com domain name. Noting there already appear to be links between Casa.com and Amazon's Quidsi subsidiary, which sells a variety of household goods, TechCrunch's Josh Constine thinks the move is evidence Amazon will soon launch a home decor site.
    | Jan. 6, 2012, 4:30 PM
  • Jan. 6, 2012, 12:15 PM

    Amazon's (AMZN) Lovefilm subsidiary is gearing up for a battle royale with Netflix (NFLX) for dominance of the U.K. streaming market by inking deals with the BBC and ITV. Lovefilm, which also operates in Germany and Scandinavia, could prove a serious rival to Netflix in the U.K. on account of its ability to offer integrated DVD/streaming packages.

    | Jan. 6, 2012, 12:15 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