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Amazon.com, Inc. (AMZN)

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  • 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).
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  • 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.
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  • 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)).
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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).
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  • 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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  • May. 25, 2011, 2:52 PM
    Amazon (AMZN -0.3%) launches a cheaper version of its Kindle e-reader that comes with on-screen ads. The new Kindle 3G with Special Offers costs $164, $25 less than the ad-free equivalent, and is now available for shipment; it comes with both WiFi and 3G access. The ads appear as the screensaver when the Kindle is turned off. (PR)
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  • May. 25, 2011, 11:24 AM
    Short interest on the NYSE fell back in the month's first half to 12.95B shares, about 3.4% of outstanding. Meanwhile, on Nasdaq, short interest is up in AMZN, pulls back from a high in AAPL, falls way off in QCOM, and ticks up yet again in GOOG.
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  • May. 24, 2011, 4:35 PM
    Expectations Apple's (AAPL) iPad was to be an e-reader killer look to be mistaken as Liberty Media says the potential of the Nook was a major factor behind its purchase of Barnes & Noble (BKS). Other than price, e-readers use electronic ink, easier on the eyes than the LCD screen of the iPad.
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  • May. 24, 2011, 2:41 PM
    Barnes & Noble (BKS +2.1%) strips out the bells and whistles in its newest Nook e-reader; the Simple Touch, priced at $139, will go head-to-head with Amazon's (AMZN -1.2%) basic Kindle. The goal, CEO William Lynch says, is to minimize the technology so users can be immersed in reading. But is this is the type of digital advancement Liberty Media (LCAPA +2.2%) was expecting?
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  • May. 23, 2011, 2:29 PM
    Amazon (AMZN -1.2%) moves nicely off its low for the day following a note on engadget.com that says the company may launch 7" and 10" Android tablet devices this year.
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  • May. 20, 2011, 2:26 PM
    Now that Google's (GOOG) bond deal shows how low investors will go on yield to get a slice of large-cap tech debt, the pressure is on holdouts Apple (AAPL) and Amazon (AMZN) to consider issuing bonds for the first time. "If you want to fund [growth] with debt, then now is an opportune time to establish a yield curve at historically low rates," Morgan Stanley's Bryan Jennings says.
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  • May. 20, 2011, 7:49 AM
    Apple (AAPL) gets an advantage on Google (GOOG) and Amazon (AMZN) by securing agreements with Sony (SNE), EMI (C) and Warner (WMG) to let users of a new cloud music service access their songs from handheld devices via the Internet, sources say. However, Apple still needs deals with publishers. (previous)
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  • May. 19, 2011, 9:52 AM
    Amazon (AMZN) is selling more books on Kindle than hardcover and paperback books combined, less than 4 years after introducing the product. "We never imagined it would happen so quickly," says CEO Jeff Bezos. (PR).
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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. It also offerselectronic devices like Kindle e-readers and Fire tablets.
Sector: Technology
Country: United States