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  • Nov. 7, 2011, 11:27 AM

    Henry Blodget doesn't exactly pile on with the Groupon (GRPN -5.4%)-bashers as much as he simplifies the debate. Though the comparisons to Amazon (AMZN -0.5%) are valid, he argues, the oft-quoted problem for the company isn't that Andrew Mason won't match up the Jeff Bezos at the helm. Instead, the issue works out to simple math: Amazon went public at a $500M valuation, vastly lower the lofty $20B  price tag on Groupon that could limit spectacular upside potential.

    | Nov. 7, 2011, 11:27 AM | 1 Comment
  • Nov. 7, 2011, 10:37 AM

    Barnes & Noble (BKS +0.6%) spikes a little after officially unveiling its anticipated Nook Tablet. Spec-wise, the Nook Tablet has an edge on Amazon's (AMZN) Kindle Fire: the device is lighter, sports twice as much memory, and features a high-quality IPS LCD display. But will that be enough to offset Amazon's edge in pricing and (potentially) apps?

    | Nov. 7, 2011, 10:37 AM | 2 Comments
  • Nov. 4, 2011, 5:03 PM

    Barnes & Noble (BKS) fell 3.3% after it was learned its Nook Tablet, due on Monday, will sell for $50 more than the Kindle Fire. Investors appear critical of B&N's unwillingness to match Amazon (AMZN) on pricing, but it's hard to overlook how Amazon has deeper pockets than B&N, and more ways to offset hardware losses. Meanwhile, Amazon is reportedly prepping an 8.9-inch Kindle Fire.

    | Nov. 4, 2011, 5:03 PM
  • Nov. 4, 2011, 3:50 PM
    The number of U.S. consumers relying on smartphones to assist with their holiday shopping is expected to soar this year. Retailers hope all this mobile usage will boost sales, but it's also possible consumers will end up looking for better deals online. After all, booksellers have complained for years about "customers" browsing their merchandise ... and then heading to Amazon (AMZN) to place an order.
    | Nov. 4, 2011, 3:50 PM
  • Nov. 4, 2011, 3:05 PM

    Bernstein's Carlos Kirjner is launching coverage of Google (GOOG) and Amazon (AMZN) with bullish ratings. Kirjner believes YouTube and display ad growth will boost Google's 2013 profits, and doesn't think Facebook will prove a major threat. A usual assortment of reasons are given for a bullish stance on Amazon (economies of scale, Prime, Kindle, web services, etc.).

    | Nov. 4, 2011, 3:05 PM
  • Nov. 4, 2011, 1:02 PM

    Analysts say the next industry that could take a hit from devastating Thailand flooding is cloud computing including tech giants such as AAPL, GOOG, and AMZN that store an immense amount of data in the cloud. To make it all work, the firms rely on an ever-increasing production of hard drives with Thailand sitting squarely in the middle of the supply chain. Due to the flooding, analysts estimate manufacturers will ship 50M fewer drives than usual over Q1 and Q2 - a tricky number to make up.

    | Nov. 4, 2011, 1:02 PM | 4 Comments
  • Nov. 4, 2011, 6:54 AM

    Barnes & Noble's (BKS) new Nook tablet debuts Monday with a $249 price tag - marking a $50 premium over Amazon's (AMZN) much-anticipated Kindle Fire. With both devices running off of Google's Android OS and offering users similar basic features, Barnes & Noble will have to drill home to customers the faster processor and increased memory is worth the extra $50 in order to land its e-reader on holiday shopping lists.

    | Nov. 4, 2011, 6:54 AM
  • Nov. 3, 2011, 11:06 AM
    Black Friday deal experts say the hype generated by midnight sales from retailers such as WMT, M, TGT, and KSS is just that...hype. "Stores seem to be just pushing the early envelope to create an urgency, hoping people will buy early before realizing they've spent too much," notes one insider. A better deal? Online sellers including Amazon (AMZN -0.2%) and (BBY -0.6%) are coming in with nifty free shipping offers that may cut into the big numbers brick-and-mortar retailers hope to post.
    | Nov. 3, 2011, 11:06 AM
  • Nov. 3, 2011, 8:39 AM

    Amazon (AMZN) has made some huge boasts about its publishing efforts, but its results thus far are a mixed bag. Of the 149 titles Amazon has released, only a handful have been hits, in part because print sales have been hampered by Amazon's "historically poor relations with booksellers" (quite the understatement). (earlier)

    | Nov. 3, 2011, 8:39 AM
  • Nov. 3, 2011, 3:47 AM

    Amazon (AMZN) launches an e-book lending service for Kindle owners with Amazon Prime membership, who will be able to borrow a book a month and choose from over 5,000 titles. However, none of the six largest publishers in the U.S. is participating due to concerns about harming sales.

    | Nov. 3, 2011, 3:47 AM
  • Nov. 1, 2011, 8:13 AM

    The Digital Entertainment Group claims spending on video content rose 5% Y/Y - the first increase since Q1 2008. Interestingly, disc sales still fell 4%, and sales of traditional rentals fell 2.5%. It was a 56% increase in digital content revenue that allowed the industry to grow - expect NFLX and AMZN execs to bring up this fact early and often. (.pdf)

    | Nov. 1, 2011, 8:13 AM
  • Oct. 31, 2011, 8:38 AM

    Amazon (AMZN) boosts the number of titles available through its Prime Video streaming service to 13K, courtesy of a deal with Disney's (DIS) ABC division that grants Amazon access to a number of popular shows. The deal comes two weeks prior to the launch of the Kindle Fire, which features a 30-day free trial to Prime Video.

    | Oct. 31, 2011, 8:38 AM
  • Oct. 28, 2011, 5:29 PM
    Barnes & Noble (BKS +5.8%) rose today after The Digital Reader's sources confirmed the company will ship the next-gen version of its Nook Color on Nov. 7, a week before Amazon (AMZN) begins shipping the Kindle Fire. B&N shares have strongly underperformed the S&P since Amazon's September Kindle announcements.
    | Oct. 28, 2011, 5:29 PM | 1 Comment
  • Oct. 28, 2011, 4:06 PM

    Though data center owners such as Equinix (EQIX) and DuPont Fabros (DFT) have been growing rapidly, concerns exist about the impact cloud computing's adoption could have on their basic colocation businesses. Data center owners focused on enabling cloud services, such as Amazon (AMZN) and Rackspace (RAX), could gain a leg up. (previously)

    | Oct. 28, 2011, 4:06 PM
  • Oct. 27, 2011, 2:24 PM

    Eddy Elfenbein thinks this is just the beginning of Amazon’s (AMZN +4%) selloff, with the stock still richly priced even after yesterday's big drop. Wall Street had been expecting EPS of $3.80 next year, but those estimates could be pared back to less than $3, he says. AMZN trades for 62x forward earnings, "an elevated multiple for an estimate that’s plunging."

    | Oct. 27, 2011, 2:24 PM | 8 Comments
  • Oct. 27, 2011, 9:24 AM (OSTK), which fell yesterday on Amazon's (AMZN) Q3 report, is down 5.1% after reporting Q3 results. Revenue of $239.7M (-2% Y/Y) and EPS of -$0.33 missed consensus by $16.9M and $0.13, and suggest a continued loss of share in the U.S. retail e-commerce market, which is still growing at a healthy clip.

    | Oct. 27, 2011, 9:24 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
Sector: Technology
Country: United States