Seeking Alpha, Inc. (AMZN)

  • Sep. 7, 2011, 1:16 PM
    Best Buy (BBY +3.8%) plans to launch an online marketplace before the holiday shopping season to recapture sales the firm loses to online rivals eBay (EBAY +1.6%) and Amazon (AMZN +0.9%). The new platform is expected to allow third-party sellers like to sell items in addition to the retailer's own merchandise.
    | Sep. 7, 2011, 1:16 PM | 1 Comment
  • Sep. 6, 2011, 5:22 PM
    Amazon (AMZN) is looking to introduce a bricks-and-mortar element to its U.S. business: the company will soon begin trialing merchandise lockers at Seattle 7-Eleven stores. Much like a similar program in Japan, a person who has ordered an item from Amazon will be able to have the item dropped off at a locker for future pickup.
    | Sep. 6, 2011, 5:22 PM | 2 Comments
  • Sep. 6, 2011, 3:43 PM
    Peter Kafka confirms the Financial Times' report that the formal bidding for Hulu is down to AMZN, YHOO, and DISH. However, Kafka also claims Google (GOOG) is interested in making a bigger deal than the one Hulu's owners have been trying to swing - perhaps for "more content, for a longer period of time," and at a higher price.
    | Sep. 6, 2011, 3:43 PM | Comment!
  • Sep. 6, 2011, 1:35 PM
    UBS is out with its latest list of 15 most shorted stocks based on the highest concentration of its clients, and it includes some blue-chippers: AMZN, JCP, GMCR, ESRX, PBI, CRM, FTR, ECL, BXP, SLG, UA, VZ, JNJ, GS, IBM.
    | Sep. 6, 2011, 1:35 PM | 2 Comments
  • Sep. 6, 2011, 8:40 AM
    Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry thinks Amazon's (AMZN) new tablet will be a "blockbuster," given demand for cheaper tablets, and Amazon's brand, retail reach, and media ecosystem. Though with a 7-inch display, it could be less of a challenger to the 9.7-inch iPad (AAPL) than to the Android-based Nook Color (BKS), which has become a major rival to Amazon's Kindle.
    | Sep. 6, 2011, 8:40 AM | Comment!
  • Sep. 6, 2011, 8:15 AM
    The Financial Times recently claimed the battle to acquire Hulu is down to AMZN, YHOO, and DISH, after DTV pulled out of the running. However, Bloomberg's source tells it Hulu "has received as many as five first-round bids," while adding that Hulu is willing to give the acquirer two years of exclusive access to TV content. (previously)
    | Sep. 6, 2011, 8:15 AM | Comment!
  • Sep. 6, 2011, 7:48 AM
    As Amazon (AMZN) readies a low-cost tablet, Vodafone (VOD) is showing off its own attempts to deliver a cheaper alternative to the iPad (AAPL): the carrier's German unit recently showed off two private-label Android tablets - one a 7-inch model, the other a 10-inch - with built-in 3G connections.
    | Sep. 6, 2011, 7:48 AM | Comment!
  • Sep. 4, 2011, 3:09 AM
    Amazon (AMZN) is testing a new website design geared toward making the site easier to use on tablet computers (of which the firm is about to introduce its own). The new home page is less cluttered with a focus on digital products rather than physical. Amazon won't offer details on when the site will be live for all, but the holiday season is approaching.
    | Sep. 4, 2011, 3:09 AM | Comment!
  • Sep. 3, 2011, 7:45 AM's (AMZN) "very real" 7-inch Kindle Tablet will arrive in November for $250, MG Siegler writes - a price point just half that of the entry-level iPad (AAPL). Meanwhile, Lenovo's (LNVGY.PK) IdeaPad A1 tablet is pricing at $199. Looks like the mini-frenzy over $99 TouchPads (HPQ) - now back in limited production - may be re-setting the price bar, as Apple works toward a spring upgrade for its $499 iPad 2.
    | Sep. 3, 2011, 7:45 AM | 19 Comments
  • Sep. 2, 2011, 1:43 PM
    DigiTimes' sources claim Barnes & Noble (BKS) will be releasing a new Nook Color this month; like the current version, it's expected to have a 7-inch touchscreen. The Nook Color made headlines earlier this year when IDC reported the device helped Barnes & Noble displace Amazon (AMZN) as the top-selling e-reader vendor in Q1.
    | Sep. 2, 2011, 1:43 PM | Comment!
  • Sep. 2, 2011, 7:42 AM
    Netflix's (NFLX) loss of Starz content "illustrates the market power still enjoyed by cable operators over the content studios," and could slow the advance of OTT video, harming Hulu (NWS, DIS, CMCSA) and even Amazon (AMZN), ThinkEquity says. Possible beneficiaries: cable infrastructure suppliers like Harmonic (HLIT).
    | Sep. 2, 2011, 7:42 AM | Comment!
  • Sep. 2, 2011, 4:23 AM (AMZN) offers to invest in Californian distribution centers and create 7,000 full-time jobs by 2015 in exchange for a reprieve from the state's new Internet sales tax law until 2014. In response, one Amazon opponent asks, "how many (jobs) do we lose in bricks and mortar retail by 2014?"
    | Sep. 2, 2011, 4:23 AM | 1 Comment
  • Sep. 1, 2011, 9:12 AM
    As CenturyLink's (CTL) recently-acquired Savvis subsidiary tries to compete with Amazon (AMZN) and Rackspace (RAX) in the booming cloud infrastructure services market, it's trying to stand out by promoting its value-added services. But it's finding this to be an uphill battle, as many enterprises are content with the "commodity" solutions of market leaders.
    | Sep. 1, 2011, 9:12 AM | 1 Comment
  • Aug. 31, 2011, 5:38 PM
    Business Insider claims six companies have made informal bids for Hulu, with most coming at the upper end of a range of $500M-$2B. GOOG, AMZN, and YHOO are considered among the most interested parties, while AAPL and MSFT declined to make bids. One source claims Yahoo's offer could be torpedoed by its board. (previously)
    | Aug. 31, 2011, 5:38 PM | Comment!
  • Aug. 31, 2011, 3:39 PM
    The latest Kindle (AMZN +1.8%) killer - this time from Sony (SNE -0.5%) - is light, easy-to-navigate and feature-rich, says a TechCrunch review. But will it unseat Amazon and Barnes and Noble's (BKS +1.8%) stranglehold on e-readers? Probably not, but the upgrade in design and form will keep the market percolating with innovation.
    | Aug. 31, 2011, 3:39 PM | 1 Comment
  • Aug. 31, 2011, 3:17 PM
    Amazon's web services business (AWS) is becoming a real growth engine for Amazon (AMZN), and Netflix's (NFLX) Adrian Cockcroft sees it maintaining a dominant position in spite of competition from the formidable OpenStack alliance. Cockcroft estimates AWS doubled in size over the past year, and doesn't see a viable alternative arriving for 2-3 years.
    | Aug. 31, 2011, 3:17 PM | 1 Comment
Company Description Inc is an online retailer. The Company sells its products through the website which provides services, such as advertising services and co-branded credit card agreements. It also offers electronic devices like Kindle e-readers and Fire tablets.
Sector: Technology
Country: United States