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Amazon.com, Inc. (AMZN)

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  • Jul. 25, 2011, 8:07 AM
    Though still a small part of Amazon.com's (AMZN) business, the company's Web services division (AWS) is growing quickly, thanks to its scalable infrastructure and "pay as you go" pricing. JPMorgan sees AWS reaching $2.6B in revenues by 2015, while Cowen previously estimated $4B by 2016. Amazon reports earnings tomorrow.
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  • Jul. 22, 2011, 9:48 AM
    A marketing advocacy group is taking up the case for Amazon (AMZN -0.5%) and affiliate marketers by declaring a victory in Minnesota over the "Amazon Tax," and disputing the California online sales tax initiative. Just for good measure, earlier this summer the group filed a lawsuit declaring the online sales tax in Illinois unconstitutional.
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  • Jul. 21, 2011, 11:54 AM
    Facing weak sales of marquee titles as spending shifts to online and mobile games, Electronic Arts (ERTS) is thinking of taking a page from Amazon (AMZN) and Netflix (NFLX) by offering all of its titles "for one fixed price over a variety of devices" EA also wants to build a "social ecosystem" to tie its users together across multiple platforms.
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  • Jul. 21, 2011, 9:47 AM
    More on the New York Times' (NYT) Q2 results: Revenue missed consensus by $0.7M, and digital ad revenue was up only 2.6% Y/Y. However, digital subscriptions grew to 224K, up from 100K in April. In addition, the company has 57K in subscriptions for platforms such as Amazon's (AMZN) Kindle. Shares +6.8%. (PR)
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  • Jul. 20, 2011, 10:07 AM
    More on the AMZN/CBS deal: one bear asks if Netflix (NFLX -2.7%) is getting hit from this, what happens when Google (GOOG) buys Hulu?
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  • Jul. 20, 2011, 9:51 AM
    Amazon (AMZN) and CBS ink a deal to allow Amazon Prime customers - at no extra charge - to stream TV shows from the broadcaster's content library. Additionally, movies and TV shows from CBS will be available for all Amazon customers to purchase or rent. CBS +2.7%. NFLX -2%.
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  • Jul. 18, 2011, 4:38 PM
    Borders (BGPIQ.PK -32.9%) says it's liquidating, scrapping an auction plan, and will close its 399 bookstores. Liquidation is expected to begin for some stores and facilities as soon as Friday. 10,700 Borders employees lose, while Amazon (AMZN) and Barnes & Noble (BKS) win.
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  • Jul. 18, 2011, 2:15 PM
    Amazon (AMZN) is stepping up its efforts to put Kindles inside of classrooms: the company claims its just-announced Kindle Textbook Rental platform allows students to rent textbooks for up to 80% less than the list price. Though for many textbooks, one can imagine the Kindle's current lack of color support will be a handicap.
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  • Jul. 15, 2011, 1:25 PM
    Amazon's (AMZN +0.5%) battle to allow California residents a referendum on paying online sales taxes heats up again. Two Democrats set the stage for a pitched legal battle in state court, by declaring the vote invalid. Amazon still has an ace up its sleeve with a U.S. Supreme Court decision restricting states' rights to collect sales tax.
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  • Jul. 14, 2011, 4:38 PM
    Google (GOOG) is now up 11.4% AH following its earnings beat, and other Internet stocks are moving higher in sympathy. YHOO +1.7%. AMZN +1.3%. BIDU +2.4%. EBAY +2.4%. LNKD +1.1%.
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  • Jul. 14, 2011, 3:44 PM
    Foxconn has reportedly received orders to produce 10.1-inch tablet PCs from Amazon (AMZN -1.3%), according to Digitimes. While the company may begin shipping the tablets in 2012, there is a possibility that Amazon may launch the 10.1-inch model earlier to meet year-end holiday demand.
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  • Jul. 14, 2011, 2:04 PM
    In-Stat believes the market for "infrastructure as a service" (IaaS), which involves providing IT resources over the Web, will grow to $4B by 2015. Rackspace (RAX) and Amazon (AMZN) should be among the companies with the most to gain - Cowen's Jim Friedland believes Amazon Web Services could produce $4B in 2016 revenues.
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  • Jul. 14, 2011, 8:58 AM
    Sony (SNE) plans to bolster its position in the e-Reader market by releasing a new set of Sony Readers. However, with both Amazon's (AMZN) Kindle and Barnes & Noble's (BKS) Nook Color delivering blistering growth, Sony has a challenge on its hands. Sony also plans on releasing Android tablets capable of running PlayStation games.
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  • Jul. 14, 2011, 7:32 AM
    Amazon (AMZN) plans to launch its tablet before October with a production target of 1.5M units for 3Q, and 4.5M-5M for the year. Analysts see the firm as zooming to the #2 position in the tablet market behind Apple (AAPL) on the strength of the strong content it brings to its Android-powered device.
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  • Jul. 13, 2011, 3:32 PM
    The WSJ reports Amazon (AMZN) is set to release a 9 inch screen tablet as a rival to the iPad in the 3rd quarter.
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  • Jul. 13, 2011, 3:26 PM
    An online shopping study conducted by MarketWatch shows Amazon (AMZN +1.1%) has a clear online pricing advantage over Target (TGT -0.5%), but loses out slightly to Wal-Mart (WMT +0.2%).The study contradicts an early finding by William Blair that Amazon held an 11% pricing advantage online.
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Company Description
Amazon.com 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.