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  • Oct. 24, 2011, 7:51 PM
    Groupon's (GRPN) success or failure will be key to opening up a frozen IPO market, says Renaissance Capital's Kathleen Smith. For many, Groupon's bad press brings to the surface flashbacks of the bubble. Along that vein, Smith says the company has the potential to become either the next (AMZN), or the next The million-dollar question is: which is it? (video)
  • Oct. 24, 2011, 2:03 PM
    Already the worst enemy of scores of traditional retail chains, Amazon (AMZN) is now putting supermarkets on its radar: the company's Quidsi subsidiary, acquired last year for $500M, plans to offer over 10K grocery items for sale, while providing free shipping on orders above $39. U.S. supermarkets generated an estimated $562.7B in sales last year.
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  • Oct. 24, 2011, 1:47 PM
    CBS (CBS +3.4%) will grow EPS from 2010-15 by 25% annually, Morgan Stanley says, retaining it as a top pick among entertainment stocks, although shares do not reflect an anticipated recession in 2012. A decline in ad growth should be offset by revenues CBS will rake in from online video providers such as Netflix (NFLX) and Amazon (AMZN).
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  • Oct. 24, 2011, 11:22 AM
    Hopes are high that Amazon (AMZN +1.6%) will deliver a strong Q3 report tomorrow, on the back of market share gains and growing Kindle sales. Many also think there's potential for upside in Amazon's guidance, though concerns exist about the Kindle Fire's near-term impact on margins.
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  • Oct. 24, 2011, 9:57 AM
    Shares of United Microelectronics (UMC +4.8%) jump on rumors it has broken into the supply chain for Amazon's (AMZN) Kindle Fire tablet computer. DigiTimes reports that the tablet is being manufactured using process technology at the world's second largest contract chip maker.
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  • Oct. 21, 2011, 8:03 AM
    Senior Google (GOOG) engineer Steve Yegge, embarrassed that some critical comments of ex-employer Jeff Bezos (AMZN) went public, tries to make amends by praising Bezos in a new post. "People like Jeff are better regarded as hyper-intelligent aliens with a tangential interest in human affairs," he claims.
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  • Oct. 19, 2011, 3:10 PM
    Expectations are high for Amazon's (AMZN) Kindle Fire, with many predicting the Android (GOOG) tablet will be a top-selling gadget this holiday season. Rodman & Renshaw forecasts 5M Q4 shipments, while UBS is optimistic about the Fire's ability to create Amazon Prime subscribers, who tend to make far more purchases than other Amazon users. (previously)
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  • Oct. 19, 2011, 11:59 AM
    Amazon (AMZN) expands a licensing agreement with the Public Broadcasting Service that allows its paid members to stream additional programming from Antiques Roadshow to old Julia Child cooking shows. The agreement with PBS will bring the total number of Prime instant videos to 12,000 by the end of the year.
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  • Oct. 18, 2011, 3:04 PM
    MacRumors notices a report from a Taiwanese site claiming Apple (AAPL) has received samples of 7.85-inch screens featuring the same resolution as current iPad models. Steve Jobs wasn't a fan of 7-inch tablets, but perhaps the Kindle Fire's (AMZN) early buzz is making Apple consider its options for a cheaper iPad.
  • Oct. 17, 2011, 7:37 PM
    The double-dip recession concept has been oversold, notes Legg Mason's Robert Hagstrom. "The data just one month ago had H2 growth coming in between 1% and 1.5%, now we're seeing estimates upwards of 2.5%." Investors should be scooping up big-cap, high-quality growth stocks. Right now you can "buy the future for free," Hagstrom says, with stocks priced today as if they're expecting no earnings growth over the next 3-4 years. His picks: Amazon (AMZN) and eBay (EBAY). (video)
  • Oct. 17, 2011, 11:47 AM
    Best Buy (BBY -1.3%) may exit the U.K. big-box market according to a published report in The Sunday Times. It's another stinger for the retailer still struggling to find its place as serving as more than just Amazon's (AMZN -1.3%) showroom.
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  • Oct. 17, 2011, 10:41 AM
    Tommy Thornton points out Apple (APPL) accounts for nearly 100 of the 135 point gain in the Nasdaq 100 this year, four times greater than the next best contributor (take a guess ... AMZN). It's truly Apple's world and the rest of tech just lives in it.
  • Oct. 17, 2011, 9:32 AM
    "The only really necessary people in the publishing process now are the writer and reader," says Amazon (AMZN) exec Russell Grandineti. The company will publish 122 books this fall as it encourages writers to do away with their publishers the way it got readers to forget about bookstores.
  • Oct. 17, 2011, 9:17 AM
    "The science of retail shopping has changed," says a consultant of the decline in impulse buys as Web-savvy consumers know what they need, and go the store and get it. Or not, as Kid Dynamite notes. Amazon (AMZN) has an app allowing you to scan a barcode in-store, see that you can (nearly always) get it cheaper online, and instantly place the order. Best Buy (BBY) -40% Y/Y.
  • Oct. 14, 2011, 10:54 AM
    Wal-Mart's (WMT +0.1%) pricing on popular toys beats rivals, according to a Bloomberg report. For a group of 15 toys, the firm shows prices 9% lower than Target (TGT +0.7%) and 13% cheaper than Kmart (SHLD -0.1%), as well as consistently undercutting online-seller Amazon (AMZN +2.1%). Though it could help WMT to a bigger piece of the toy market-pie, the question remains how big a pie it will be with the NRF forecasting only a 2.8% jump in holiday sales.
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  • Oct. 14, 2011, 8:40 AM
    A number of Internet stocks are trading higher premarket following Google's (GOOG) Q3 report, which featured encouraging paid click data. AMZN +1.5%. BIDU +4%. OPEN +3%. EBAY +1.6%. NFLX +2%. Netflix could also be getting a lift from the cancellation of rival Hulu's sale.
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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 offerselectronic devices like Kindle e-readers and Fire tablets.
Sector: Technology
Country: United States