Seeking Alpha, Inc. (AMZN)

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 8:52 AM
    Warner Bros. (TWX), which hasn't been keen on working with Netflix (NFLX), is rolling out Flixster Collections, a portal for online video watching and sharing that can tie into users' Netflix, Amazon (AMZN), iTunes (AAPL), and Hulu accounts. Netflix's lack of U.S. social media support (due to regulatory concerns) has been seen as a weakness.
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  • Aug. 3, 2011, 3:45 PM
    The IT world's "bring your own device" trend has received plenty of attention; less has been given to the "bring your own app" trend, in which employees take the initiative to leverage cloud business apps. Platforms such as Salesforce's (CRM) and Amazon's (AMZN) EC2 will benefit by providing the infrastructure for many of these apps.
  • Aug. 3, 2011, 11:31 AM
    U.S. state and local governments this year will lose at least $10B in sales taxes not collected by internet retailers, and Amazon (AMZN) is working hard to keep it that way. Credit Suisse estimates that if Amazon were forced to collect sales taxes in all states, it would lose as much as $653M in sales this year, or 1.4% out of an estimated $45.5B in revenue.
  • Aug. 3, 2011, 10:19 AM
    Jeffries' Peter Misek claims Apple (AAPL) is working on a subscription-based streaming service to compete with Netflix (NFLX) and Amazon (AMZN), and believes the company has unannounced streaming deals with numerous studios. CFO Peter Oppenheimer hinted at new iTunes video content arriving during Apple's FQ3 CC.
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  • Aug. 2, 2011, 4:20 PM
    More on CBS' Q2 results: Revenue growth driven by 21% Y/Y increase in content licensing & distribution revenue, and 12% increase in affiliate & subscription fees. Advertising revenue rose only 2.6% Y/Y. CBS has struck licensing deals this year with Netflix (NFLX) and Amazon (AMZN). CBS now unchanged AH. (PR)
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  • Aug. 1, 2011, 3:11 PM
    Consumer spending may be anemic in a macroeconomic sense, but Time Magazine notes three companies still stand out with surprisingly brisk sales. Economic downturn? Don't say that to the loyal customers at Amazon (AMZN -1.4%), Expedia (EXPE -2.1%) and Starbucks (SBUX -1.6%) who keep coming back for more and more.
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  • Aug. 1, 2011, 1:01 PM
    Groupon (GRPN) is starting to feel the heat of competition in its own back yard. Amazon (AMZN -1.6%) has quietly launched its own deal-of-day discount offers in the Windy City, with its first deal being dinner for two at the trendy Real Tenochtitlan restaurant in Logan Square.
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  • Aug. 1, 2011, 6:58 AM
    Amazon (AMZN) +1.3% premarket, possibly getting the bounce off Barron's bullish call on the stock.
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  • Jul. 30, 2011, 2:29 PM
    Amazon (AMZN) is "a religion stock," writes Barron's, "either you are a believer, or you are not." Barron's appears to be the former, detailing how the stock could jump as much as 25% if Amazon can keep translating its heavy spending into rapid growth in its retailing, Kindle and cloud-computing businesses.
  • Jul. 28, 2011, 3:36 PM (OSTK) isn't sharing in eBay (EBAY) and Amazon's (AMZN) Q2 success: shares are down 9.7% after the company reported Q2 revenue and EPS of $235M (up just 2% Y/Y) and -$0.34, below a consensus of $242.1M and -$0.17. Free cash flow for the quarter was -$16.7M. (PR)
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  • Jul. 28, 2011, 1:58 PM
    After striking a video streaming deal with CBS last week, Amazon (AMZN) is now announcing a deal with NBCUniversal for access to certain Universal Studios movies. Amazon claims the move will bring the size of the streaming library for its Prime Instant Video service to 9K titles; Netflix (NFLX) was estimated in January to offer 20K titles.
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  • Jul. 27, 2011, 9:57 AM
    Morgan Stanley's Scott Devitt thinks Amazon's (AMZN +5.7%) surging revenues put it right around where Wal-Mart (WMT) was in 1991. Only he thinks Amazon's story is better, due to the company's business model "allowing it to participate in a transition of physical to digital retail" that can produce "higher long-term economic returns."
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  • Jul. 27, 2011, 9:08 AM
    Analysts are lifting their targets for Amazon (AMZN) following its Q2 beat and strong Q3 guidance. Citi notes Q2 featured Amazon's fastest growth in a decade, and argues the company's operating margin only fell due to R&D and Fulfillment spending that's "creating even deeper moats." AMZN +5.1% premarket, putting its market cap above $100B for the first time. (transcript)
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  • Jul. 27, 2011, 9:03 AM
    Premarket gainers: QCOR +14%. KEM +10%. NJ +10%. RFMD +6%. LVS +5%. AMZN +5%. AET +4%. BA +3%.
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  • Jul. 26, 2011, 5:25 PM
    Is it possible big banks are underperforming not because of the bad assets on their books, or higher capital requirements, but because Google, Apple and Amazon are homing in on their business? Google is going everywhere, writes Dave Winer: "That Google-Plus account you're playing with today is going to be your bank account next year."
  • Jul. 26, 2011, 4:14 PM
    More on (AMZN) earnings: Worldwide media sales up 27% to $3.66B; Worldwide Electronics sales up 69% to $5.89B. Kindle sales growth sped up sequentially and the Kindle store has more than 950K books. North America and international sales both up 51% Y/Y. Shares now up 5.2% AH. (PR)
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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