, Inc. (AMZN) - NASDAQ
  • 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
  • Jan. 5, 2012, 2:49 PM
    Dan Frommer sees today's weak retail sales data as clear evidence of the damage being done to traditional retailers by Amazon (AMZN +0.2%) - especially since some of the softest areas, such as media and electronics, are Amazon's strong points. With e-commerce still accounting for less than 5% of U.S. retail sales, Frommer thinks there could plenty of additional pain in store. (also)
    | Jan. 5, 2012, 2:49 PM | 1 Comment
  • Jan. 4, 2012, 1:38 PM

    Fueled by strong iPad (AAPL) and Kindle Fire (AMZN) demand, tablet shipments totaled 72.7M in 2011, estimates DisplaySearch - up 256% Y/Y, and well above some prior forecasts. Notebook shipments, which were dinged by the tablet market's growth, are believed to have nonetheless increased 12% Y/Y, to 187.5M units.

    | Jan. 4, 2012, 1:38 PM | 2 Comments
  • Jan. 4, 2012, 1:09 PM
    Amazon (AMZN) may be looking to expand its fast-growing web services business (AWS), currently focused on renting server and storage resources, into the realm of analytics software, claim analysts and data science specialists. It's speculated Amazon would try to offer an inexpensive, no-frills, cloud-based solution that would undercut existing offerings from SAS, EMC, SAP, IBM, and others.
    | Jan. 4, 2012, 1:09 PM
  • Jan. 4, 2012, 6:13 AM

    Some tech giants are so opposed to the Stop Online Piracy Act [SOPA] that there's been talk of a "nuclear option" where firms including Google (GOOG), Amazon (AMZN), Yahoo (YHOO) and eBay (EBAY) would simultaneously go dark to protest the legislation. With the Senate scheduled to debate SOPA on Jan. 24, the blackout would most likely happen on Jan. 23.

    | Jan. 4, 2012, 6:13 AM | 2 Comments
  • Jan. 3, 2012, 10:52 AM
    Morgan Keegan's estimate that iPad (AAPL +1.5%) sales came in for the holiday quarter at a lower-than-forecast 16M can be linked to strong Kindle Fire sales, according to analyst Travis McCourt. He sees 1M-2M of Amazon's (AMZN +2.4%) holiday season Fire tally of 4M-5M coming at the expense of the iPad.
    | Jan. 3, 2012, 10:52 AM
  • Dec. 30, 2011, 2:50 PM
    Barron's Teresa Rivas comes down on the side of those who believe Amazon (AMZN) is on track to beat Q4 revenue estimates. She also notes Gene Munster's research showing  the vast majority of Kindle Fire users are happy with the product. Despite selling for 85X forward earnings, Amazon might be worth a look at current "sale" prices. Shares are off 30% the last 10 weeks, and -4.4% for the year.
    | Dec. 30, 2011, 2:50 PM | 3 Comments
  • Dec. 30, 2011, 11:31 AM

    Mobile-ad network Millennial Media not surprisingly reports a sharp jump in ad impressions from the Kindle Fire (AMZN) as folks opened presents last weekend. Already growing at 19% through November, the rate jumped 32% Dec. 24, 261% on Christmas, and 46% the day after. Impressions from the iPad grew as well, but at the more modest pace of 6%.

    | Dec. 30, 2011, 11:31 AM | 1 Comment
  • Dec. 29, 2011, 2:57 PM
    JPMorgan's Doug Anmuth takes issue with Heather Bellini's suggestion that comScore data indicate Amazon (AMZN) could miss its revenue target in Q4. Amazon has been outperforming comScore by ever-increasing margins, notes Anmuth, a trend he expects to continue. He also points out comScore doesn't measure sales through mobile phones and tablets, a rapidly expanding conduit.
    | Dec. 29, 2011, 2:57 PM
  • Dec. 29, 2011, 9:18 AM

    Amazon (AMZN) proclaims 2011 "the best holiday ever for the Kindle family," with sales of more than 1M of the devices/week throughout December, led by the new "Fire." The company also notes the success of its Direct Publishing program, with the #1 and #4 best-sellers on Kindle both published independently by their authors. Shares -2.7% premarket as Heather Bellini warns on the company's Q4 revenue.

    | Dec. 29, 2011, 9:18 AM
  • Dec. 29, 2011, 9:00 AM

    Premarket gainers: ARMH +1%. YHOO +1%. SNE +1%. BHP +1%.
    Losers: MOS -3%. ING -3%. AMZN -2%.

    | Dec. 29, 2011, 9:00 AM
  • Dec. 29, 2011, 7:22 AM

    Taking a look at comScore's report on holiday season spending, Goldman's Heather Bellini suggests Amazon (AMZN) could miss consensus revenue forecasts of $18.19B (up 40%). The firm however, maintains its Neutral rating and $190 price target.

    | Dec. 29, 2011, 7:22 AM
  • Dec. 28, 2011, 8:39 AM (OSTK) finished last in a survey conducted by research firm ForSee regarding customer satisfaction among online shoppers during the holiday season. Gap (GPS) had the second-lowest score, while Netflix (NFLX) posted the largest Y/Y decline. Amazon (AMZN) topped the leaderboard with a score of 88/100, up slightly from last year's 86/100.

    | Dec. 28, 2011, 8:39 AM | 3 Comments
  • Dec. 27, 2011, 4:59 PM

    Of all its international moves, Netflix's (NFLX) plans to enter the U.K. and Ireland may be its riskiest. Not only are the content costs for such a large, developed market likely to be high, Netflix could face stiff competition from Amazon-owned (AMZN) LoveFilm. LoveFilm's dominance of the U.K. online DVD rental market leaves it in prime position to (ironically) go after Netflix with an integrated DVD/streaming offering. (also)

    | Dec. 27, 2011, 4:59 PM
  • Dec. 27, 2011, 1:46 PM

    As Amazon (AMZN) introduces a controversial price-checking app (I, II), bricks-and-mortar retailers are pulling out all the stops to respond to the broader phenomenon. Their efforts include quickly matching the prices of major online retailers, and investing heavily in exclusive products. GNC claims 56% of the products it now sells are exclusive or company-branded. (previously)

    | Dec. 27, 2011, 1:46 PM | 4 Comments
  • Dec. 27, 2011, 7:28 AM

    'Tis the season for 2012 predictions. Among BI's tech forecasts: Research In Motion (RIMM) will be sold; Amazon (AMZN) will "post serious losses" to go with strong growth; Facebook will hit 1B users; mobile advertising will take off; Nokia (NOK) will hold its own; and Apple (AAPL) will post results generally in-line with analyst estimates. (previously)

    | Dec. 27, 2011, 7:28 AM
Company Description, 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
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Country: United States