Seeking Alpha, Inc. (AMZN)

  • Sep. 9, 2011, 7:52 AM
    Nvidia (NVDA) CEO Jen-Hsun Huang, who recently forecast $1B in Tegra mobile CPU sales next year, claims tablets containing Nvidia's quad-core Kal-El chip will ship this year. This has raised speculation Kal-El will end up in an AMZN tablet, and suggests the chip will have a head start on QCOM's Krait, which won't ship in hardware until sometime next year. (previously)
    | Sep. 9, 2011, 7:52 AM | Comment!
  • Sep. 8, 2011, 1:07 PM
    J.P. Morgan's Mark Moskowitz is lifting his 2011 tablet forecast to 51.9M units from 46.9M, and expects the iPad (AAPL) to have a 70.9% share. Nonetheless, Mosokowitz is cutting his 2012 forecast to 72.4M units from 76.3M, due to the lack of a legit rival to Apple, though he think Amazon (AMZN) could prove a worthy challenger in time. (previously)
    | Sep. 8, 2011, 1:07 PM | Comment!
  • Sep. 8, 2011, 8:38 AM
    Adam Selipsky, the VP of Amazon Web Services (AMZN), tells Reuters that the unit is profitable and will be for years to come. Although AWS accounts for only about 2% of Amazon's revenue, CEO Jeff Bezos has said it has the potential to be as big as the company's retail ops.
    | Sep. 8, 2011, 8:38 AM | Comment!
  • Sep. 8, 2011, 8:19 AM
    Amazon (AMZN) reaches a tentative deal with Californian legislators that would enable it to postpone collecting sales taxes for another year. In exchange, the firm would stop attempting to overturn the new state law that covers the issue. However, Governor Jerry Brown's stance is unclear.
    | Sep. 8, 2011, 8:19 AM | Comment!
  • Sep. 8, 2011, 8:14 AM
    H-P (HPQ) is entering the rapidly-growing IaaS cloud services market, selling computing and storage resources on a pay-as-you-go basis. Like rival DELL's similar announcement, the move will increase the competition faced by AMZN and RAX in cloud infrastructure services, though some think Amazon has what it takes to weather the storm.
    | Sep. 8, 2011, 8:14 AM | 1 Comment
  • Sep. 7, 2011, 3:36 PM
    Amazon's (AMZN +1.4%) new website design "screams tablet," says PCWorld's Brennon Slattery. A sneak peek of the site shows a search bar tailored for a touchscreen, clickable icons, cleaner white borders and a paradigm shift towards services - instead of products. He write that Amazon is set to provide an "eco-system" similar to Apple's (AAPL +1.2%) lifestyle suite of products.
    | Sep. 7, 2011, 3:36 PM | Comment!
  • Sep. 7, 2011, 3:18 PM
    Nvidia (NVDA +8.2%) continues trading higher after issuing strong FY13 revenue guidance. Wells Fargo is lifting its estimates, and thinks Nvidia's guidance has positive implications for the PC demand environment. Meanwhile, Roth Capital expects the company's Tegra chips to power Amazon's (AMZN) upcoming Android tablets. Rival AMD is up 7.5%.
    | Sep. 7, 2011, 3:18 PM | Comment!
  • Sep. 7, 2011, 1:16 PM
    Best Buy (BBY +3.8%) plans to launch an online marketplace before the holiday shopping season to recapture sales the firm loses to online rivals eBay (EBAY +1.6%) and Amazon (AMZN +0.9%). The new platform is expected to allow third-party sellers like to sell items in addition to the retailer's own merchandise.
    | Sep. 7, 2011, 1:16 PM | 1 Comment
  • Sep. 6, 2011, 5:22 PM
    Amazon (AMZN) is looking to introduce a bricks-and-mortar element to its U.S. business: the company will soon begin trialing merchandise lockers at Seattle 7-Eleven stores. Much like a similar program in Japan, a person who has ordered an item from Amazon will be able to have the item dropped off at a locker for future pickup.
    | Sep. 6, 2011, 5:22 PM | 2 Comments
  • Sep. 6, 2011, 3:43 PM
    Peter Kafka confirms the Financial Times' report that the formal bidding for Hulu is down to AMZN, YHOO, and DISH. However, Kafka also claims Google (GOOG) is interested in making a bigger deal than the one Hulu's owners have been trying to swing - perhaps for "more content, for a longer period of time," and at a higher price.
    | Sep. 6, 2011, 3:43 PM | Comment!
  • Sep. 6, 2011, 1:35 PM
    UBS is out with its latest list of 15 most shorted stocks based on the highest concentration of its clients, and it includes some blue-chippers: AMZN, JCP, GMCR, ESRX, PBI, CRM, FTR, ECL, BXP, SLG, UA, VZ, JNJ, GS, IBM.
    | Sep. 6, 2011, 1:35 PM | 2 Comments
  • Sep. 6, 2011, 8:40 AM
    Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry thinks Amazon's (AMZN) new tablet will be a "blockbuster," given demand for cheaper tablets, and Amazon's brand, retail reach, and media ecosystem. Though with a 7-inch display, it could be less of a challenger to the 9.7-inch iPad (AAPL) than to the Android-based Nook Color (BKS), which has become a major rival to Amazon's Kindle.
    | Sep. 6, 2011, 8:40 AM | Comment!
  • Sep. 6, 2011, 8:15 AM
    The Financial Times recently claimed the battle to acquire Hulu is down to AMZN, YHOO, and DISH, after DTV pulled out of the running. However, Bloomberg's source tells it Hulu "has received as many as five first-round bids," while adding that Hulu is willing to give the acquirer two years of exclusive access to TV content. (previously)
    | Sep. 6, 2011, 8:15 AM | Comment!
  • Sep. 6, 2011, 7:48 AM
    As Amazon (AMZN) readies a low-cost tablet, Vodafone (VOD) is showing off its own attempts to deliver a cheaper alternative to the iPad (AAPL): the carrier's German unit recently showed off two private-label Android tablets - one a 7-inch model, the other a 10-inch - with built-in 3G connections.
    | Sep. 6, 2011, 7:48 AM | Comment!
  • Sep. 4, 2011, 3:09 AM
    Amazon (AMZN) is testing a new website design geared toward making the site easier to use on tablet computers (of which the firm is about to introduce its own). The new home page is less cluttered with a focus on digital products rather than physical. Amazon won't offer details on when the site will be live for all, but the holiday season is approaching.
    | Sep. 4, 2011, 3:09 AM | Comment!
  • Sep. 3, 2011, 7:45 AM's (AMZN) "very real" 7-inch Kindle Tablet will arrive in November for $250, MG Siegler writes - a price point just half that of the entry-level iPad (AAPL). Meanwhile, Lenovo's (LNVGY.PK) IdeaPad A1 tablet is pricing at $199. Looks like the mini-frenzy over $99 TouchPads (HPQ) - now back in limited production - may be re-setting the price bar, as Apple works toward a spring upgrade for its $499 iPad 2.
    | Sep. 3, 2011, 7:45 AM | 19 Comments
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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