Seeking Alpha, Inc. (AMZN)

  • Jul. 1, 2011, 11:06 AM
    Amazon (AMZN +1%) plans a forward-looking pricing strategy on its Kindle by offering discounts on ad-supported models. So far, consumers are willing to put with ads to grab up-front savings, pointing to a future where consumers see digital ads in more gadgets.
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  • Jun. 30, 2011, 4:16 PM
    Even as Amazon (AMZN) threatens to cut ties with its CA marketing affiliates over a recently-passed sales tax bill, analysts don't seem worried. Cowen believes Amazon's other competitive advantages will still give the company an edge, while Citigroup notes how collecting sales tax in other locales had a minimal impact on growth.
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  • Jun. 30, 2011, 2:53 PM
    Barnes & Noble (BKS) steps up its battle against Amazon's (AMZN) Kindle by offering e-reader owners 30 free e-books if they "upgrade" to a Nook. Just as Gillette is content losing money on razor sales, e-reader vendors are increasingly comfortable subsidizing hardware sales for the sake of driving content purchases.
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  • Jun. 30, 2011, 9:05 AM
    Amazon (AMZN) plays hardball with California politicians telling marketing affiliates in the state it will cut ties if an online tax law is passed. Affiliate sites refer visitors to Amazon, and receive a commission for each sale. Gov. Brown is expected to sign the bill this week to try and help the state with its staggering budget deficit. AMZN -1% premarket.
  • Jun. 27, 2011, 1:54 PM
    Amazon (AMZN +4.2%) tops the S&P leader board after Morgan Stanley places the stock on its “Best Ideas” list, citing "underestimated" global market share opportunities. Amazon is growing 4x and 2.5x the rate of e-commerce in the U.S. and internationally, respectively, and should enjoy a very strong Q4 this year as online sales activity accelerates, Morgan says.
  • Jun. 27, 2011, 7:43 AM
    Amazon (AMZN) +1.1% premarket, on chatter of an upgrade from a tier 1 firm. More details to follow.
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  • Jun. 23, 2011, 10:39 AM
    Apple (AAPL -0.1%) may lose its court bid to stop Amazon (AMZN -1.4%) from using the term "Appstore" for a service selling programs for Android devices, if the judge's comments at yesterday's hearing offer any clues. She reportedly said Apple faces a "stumbling block" in proving any confusion among consumers.
  • Jun. 23, 2011, 10:06 AM
    Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling gets on board the e-book wave, launching an online store to sell directly to consumers. Ms. Rowling goes a step further than most, bypassing e-book giants Amazon and Apple.
  • Jun. 22, 2011, 1:37 PM
    Amazon (AMZN -0.7%) will take on Apple (AAPL +0.2%) in launching tablet PCs for sale as soon as August or September, with targeted global sales of 4M units for 2011, DigiTimes reports, citing unnamed Taiwanese component makers. Amazon reportedly will use processors developed by Texas Instruments (TXN).
  • Jun. 21, 2011, 12:42 PM
    "This is a tsunami," says former banker turned author David Lender of e-books, where sales hit $441M in 2010 from $61M 2 years ago. Lender and others are selling e-books by the millions, often for as little as $0.99, without going through traditional publishing deals.
  • Jun. 20, 2011, 11:45 AM
    The flip side of the "short tech" thesis is the argument that techs overall are still cheap - and the three cheapest according to PEG ratio: of course, Google (GOOG), Apple (AAPL) and IBM. (The same numbers argue against picking up Amazon (AMZN), Cisco Systems (CSCO) and Netflix (NFLX)).
  • Jun. 10, 2011, 4:22 PM
    Amazon (AMZN) cuts ties with affiliates in Connecticut ahead of the July 1 imposition of a state tax on online purchases. The so-called "Amazon tax" was expected to generate $9.4M in revenue, but the company's move means the measure may be a net loser to state coffers.
  • Jun. 6, 2011, 8:25 AM
    Apple (AAPL) is set to preview iCloud at its annual developer conference today as it looks to compete with Google (GOOG) and Amazon (AMZN) in letting consumers store their music online. While that's all very nice, what's causing excitement is that the previewer will be Steve Jobs.
  • Jun. 2, 2011, 5:02 PM
    Amidst the IPO hoopla, Amazon (AMZN) quietly rolls out AmazonLocal, an experiment to aggregate daily deals with partners already positioned in local markets. By doing so it hopes to leap-frog over the huge sales force and state by state presence necessary to compete with Groupon.
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  • Jun. 1, 2011, 4:59 AM
    California lawmakers vote 47-16 in favor of a law that would require online retailers with a physical presence in the state to collect sales tax from residents. The tax could bring in as much as $83M a year, but could also lead to retaliation by online behemoths like Amazon (AMZN), Apple (AAPL) and eBay (EBAY).
  • May 27, 2011, 10:13 AM
    Amazon (AMZN) may have sold 200,000 copies of Lady Gaga’s "Born This Way" album in this week's 99-cent promotional offer, meaning the retailer would be taking a loss of ~$1.2M - still a big win, insiders say. "Amazon would have had to pay millions to get a [traditional] endorsement from Lady Gaga... They get new customers and they advertise their new [Cloud Drive music] service."
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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