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  • Mon, Nov. 14, 9:04 AM
    • Coming to Indianapolis, Las Vegas, San Antonio, Ann Arbor, Cleveland, Milwaukee, Boulder, Raleigh and 18 other regions, broadening coverage to a total of 50 metro areas across the country.
    • Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) notes a 1,500% increase in service providers has been realized since launching the offering last year.
    • Highlights the upcoming holiday season on the near-term in the disclosure, though an emphasis on merging robust digital capacity with physical aspects continues to remain on display as part of more longer-term strategy.
    • Services
    | Mon, Nov. 14, 9:04 AM | 8 Comments
  • Fri, Nov. 11, 1:57 AM
    • Saying it was too easy to spend their parent's money, Seattle District Judge John Coughenour has set up a year-long process to reimburse customers whose children made Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) in-app purchases without permission, but rejected an FTC request for a $26.5M lump-sum payout.
    • The agency already settled similar cases against Apple and Google. All three companies now require a password for in-app purchases or an opt-in to enable purchases without a code.
    | Fri, Nov. 11, 1:57 AM | 8 Comments
  • Thu, Nov. 10, 3:48 PM
    • Earlier: Downdraft hits tech post-election
    • Analyst John Blackledge considers Amazon's fundamentals strong and highlights accelerating growth in Prime membership and units sold, solid position in e-commerce domestically and overseas, a fulfillment center development ramp attributable to high demand and strength at AWS.
    • Remains "super bullish on Amazon" and considers the present movement "just a blip in the road." Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) shares are down 2.6% on a 5-day term and 11% overall on the month.
    | Thu, Nov. 10, 3:48 PM | 25 Comments
  • Thu, Nov. 10, 2:10 PM
    • The man who not long ago offered Donald Trump a one-way ticket into outer space earlier today tweeted out his congratulations to the president-elect, pledging an "open mind" and wishing him "great success."
    • Candidate Trump, of course, promised to bring down plenty of trouble on the Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) CEO (and Washington Post owner). Amid a major stock market rally since the election, Amazon is down more than 5%.
    | Thu, Nov. 10, 2:10 PM | 138 Comments
  • Thu, Nov. 10, 12:57 PM
    • As major U.S.-based companies Apple (AAPL -2.6%), Amazon (AMZN -4.8%), Facebook (FB -2.4%), Alphabet (GOOG, GOOGL), Microsoft (MSFT -2.6%) and Netflix (NFLX -5.9%) trade substantially and uniformly off on the day in stark comparison to rallies ongoing in other sectors, observations on root causes vary.
    • Theories involve uncertain anticipated adjustments to foreign trade policies, possible domestic regulation modifications, run-ups in the sector prior to Election Day sparking a resulting sell-off, natural portfolio restructuring and campaign rhetoric that is unclear at this point how material it may eventually prove to become.
    • The sector remains on close watch until volatility and heavy movement into the red on a near-term basis subsides and implications of a transitioning U.S. government become more clear.
    | Thu, Nov. 10, 12:57 PM | 130 Comments
  • Wed, Nov. 9, 10:09 AM
    • U.S. president-elect Trump has in the past brought up Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) CEO Jeff Bezos' ownership, through Nash Holdings LLC, of The Washington Post.
    • Trump earlier in the year: "Every hour we’re getting calls from reporters from The Washington Post asking ridiculous questions and I will tell you, this is owned as a toy by Jeff Bezos, who controls Amazon. Amazon is getting away with murder tax-wise. He’s using the Washington Post for power so that the politicians in Washington don’t tax Amazon like they should be taxed." Further: "Amazon is controlling so much of what they’re doing, and what they’ve done is he bought this paper for practically nothing and he’s using that as a tool for political power against me and against people and I’ll tell you what, we can’t let him get away with it."
    • Though clear action on taxes and related matters is yet to be set forth, and whether the oratory eventually proves material or not, a focus on tax reform and adjustments has been highlighted.
    • Despite the early move downward, Amazon's nonetheless relatively unmoved on the week (0.20%) and remains lower by over 8% on the month.
    • N.B. Across the technology sector, other major companies including Apple, Microsoft, Alphabet, Facebook, IBM and others are moderately impacted on the day to levels 1%-2% beneath yesterday's close.
    | Wed, Nov. 9, 10:09 AM | 47 Comments
  • Mon, Nov. 7, 2:46 PM
    • Marking a funding total of $1.08B and valuing the startup within a $3.5B-$5B range.
    • Temasek Holdings, a sovereign wealth fund of the Government of Singapore, is considered to have led the new round.
    • Wish (WISHOP), often discussed in relation to Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN), Alibaba (NYSE:BABA) and other e-commerce operations, has in the past been rumored a potential buyout candidate, though for the time being appears to maintain focus on conducting an independent mission.
    | Mon, Nov. 7, 2:46 PM
  • Thu, Nov. 3, 8:24 AM
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  • Thu, Nov. 3, 7:52 AM
    • October monthly performance was: -0.83%
    • AUM of $4.96M
    • 52-week performance vs. the S&P 500 is: 0%
    • No dividends were paid in October
    • Top 10 Holdings as of 9/30/2016: Apple Inc (AAPL): 6.67009%, Microsoft Corp (MSFT): 4.87637%, Exxon Mobil Corp (XOM): 3.94908%, General Electric Co (GE): 2.95355%, AT&T Inc (T): 2.72255%, Procter & Gamble Co (PG): 2.62116%, Inc (AMZN): 2.34306%, Verizon Communications Inc (VZ): 2.29657%, Wells Fargo & Co (WFC): 2.18848%, Facebook Inc A (FB): 2.12836%
    | Thu, Nov. 3, 7:52 AM
  • Wed, Nov. 2, 2:36 PM
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  • Mon, Oct. 31, 7:30 PM
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  • Mon, Oct. 31, 3:46 PM
    • The three registered an approximate $30B total in expenditures and leases for the September-ended period.
    • Although an exact breakdown of cloud segment expenses (and revenue for some) isn't issued, it appears reasonable that as demand for cloud computing increases, so do related capital investments among the major hyperscale providers.
    • In most recent respective quarterly reports, Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) derived 55% higher revenue on a 12-month basis from its Amazon Web Services segment, Microsoft's (NASDAQ:MSFT) Azure revenue came in 116% greater and despite Alphabet (GOOG, GOOGL) not supplying figures on the segment, CFO Ruth Porat on the company's conference call noted Google Cloud platform growth bested all revenue lines across all segments in terms of Y/Y growth.
    • Cloud computing continues to represent a major focus and opportunity for these names and others. As disparity between offerings in the space increasingly diminishes, infrastructure and other capital spending measures will increase accordingly as each looks to secure and maintain top positioning.
    | Mon, Oct. 31, 3:46 PM | 8 Comments
  • Sun, Oct. 30, 9:08 PM
    • LeEco plans to list shares in the U.S. in 2019 as it stays on an aggressive track to grow globally, according to South China Morning Post.
    • The consumer electronics giant, which acquired Vizio earlier this year for $2B, sells smartphones, TVs and tablets, all tied to its video-streaming platform, under a developing ecosystem.
    • It's a bold move by the Chinese company to attempt to capture significant market share in the competitive U.S. market against Apple and Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN), although there are reports that it's in talks with Netflix (NASDAQ:NFLX) for a content partnership.
    • LeEco is also working with Faraday Futures on electric vehicle R&D. The company showed off its EV concept LeSee model earlier this year and has thrown out some very ambitious long-term production targets. Despite the buzz, there's still quite a bit of work to be done before it can be considered a legitimate challenger to Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA), Nissan (OTCPK:NSANY), General Motors (NYSE:GM) and other EV players.
    | Sun, Oct. 30, 9:08 PM | 8 Comments
  • Fri, Oct. 28, 3:35 PM
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  • Fri, Oct. 28, 11:27 AM
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