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Why Amazon (AMZN) Stock Is Among the Best Long-Term Stocks to Buy
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Even Jeff Bezos’s Daily Income Is a Nine-Figure Amount
Jeff Bezos’s Net Worth Is 2.8 Million Times the Median U.S. Household Income
Jeff Bezos Makes Charity Donations in 2021, Goes Towards 6% Pledge
Is Jeff Bezos Vaccinated Against Covid? Let's Look at the Evidence
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Why Space Flights Aren’t Helping AMZN and SPCE Stocks
Should You Buy Amazon (AMZN) Stock Amid Bezos's Space Flight?
Here's Who is Joining Jeff Bezos on His Flight to Space
Can Reddit Traders Make Amazon a $2 Trillion Company?
Will Amazon Cancel Free Shipping? Tech Advocate Warns About New Bill
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Why Do People Hate Jeff Bezos? Well, It's Complicated
Did Jeff Bezos Really Try to Buy the Catholic Church?
How to Opt Out of Amazon Sidewalk and Whether You Should
What Does Amazon's New Antitrust Lawsuit Mean?
Will Amazon Buy MGM Studios? No Official Word Yet
Amazon Founder Jeff Bezos's New Yacht Costs $500 Million
Amazon’s Lack of a Tax Burden—Talking Point Since the Obama Era
Why Is DBaas Preferred over Traditional Databases?
DBaaS makes it easier to build applications in the cloud. This is why DBaaS is expected to become a dominant deployment model for all databases.
Why the NASDAQ’s 5,000 Level Is Not Like the Dot Com Bubble
The NASDAQ hit the all-important 5,000 level on March 2, 2015, for the first time after the dot com bubble burst of 2000.
Why Decline in LinkedIn Stock Made It a Potential Target
LinkedIn’s stock, which traded at $269 in February 2015, fell to one of its lows of $101.11 in February 2016.
What Helped Microsoft Capture the Largest Market Share?
Microsoft (MSFT) is behind only Amazon (AMZN) in the overall cloud space.
HP looks to rapid growth in 3D printing industry
According to Gartner, there are seven technologies making up the current 3D printing industry. Material extrusion is expected to lead growth in the market.
Key strategies applied by Texas Instruments to achieve growth
Texas Instruments Incorporated (TXN) planned its strategic exit from it back in September 2012. It instead dedicated its strategic and R&D investments toward becoming a pure analog and embedded processing company.
Why Amazon Acquired PillPack
It seems the overall tech sector is on an acquisition spree. On June 28, Amazon announced its acquisition of PillPack.
EA’s Packaged Goods Segment’s Revenue Contribution Declined in 3Q15
Electronic Arts’ (EA) Packaged Goods segment includes games created and published by the company for consoles, handheld devices, and PCs.
Data Is the New Crude, and Paradata Is Refining It
Everyone’s heard that data is the new oil. But Paradata shows that data is like crude oil—if you don’t refine it into something you can use, it’s useless.
Why Microsoft’s Capital Expenditure Has Risen
In fiscal 3Q18, Microsoft’s capital expenditure was $3.5 billion, with most going toward data center expansion.
What’s Amazon’s Gobal AWS Strategy Now?
Amazon’s AWS is a fast-growing business for the company that saw its revenues rise by 55% YoY (year-over-year) to over $3.2 billion in 3Q16.
Why VMware Acquired CloudVelox
In late February 2018, VMware announced its acquisition of CloudVelox, taking its hybrid cloud to the next level.
Tesla Q3 Earnings: What to Watch beyond the Numbers
Tesla’s (TSLA) third-quarter earnings are scheduled for Wednesday. Notably, the company will likely post a loss in the quarter.
160,000 Dogecoin Supporters Petition Amazon to Accept the Cryptocurrency
Amazon (Finally) Had to Pay Federal Taxes in 2020
Jeff Blackburn Steps Down as Amazon SVP to Join Bessemer Venture Partners
Will Amazon Initiate Dividends in 2021 as Bezos Departs as CEO?
Andy Jassy's Wealth Is Tied to 24-Year and Counting History With Amazon
A Look at Andy Jassy, Amazon’s New CEO After Jeff Bezos
Why Amazon Stock Isn't Overvalued After Its Sharp Rally
An Amazon Stock Split in 2021 Might Help Bezos Beat Musk
MacKenzie Scott Helped Build Amazon and Shares Her Wealth
Why Is Amazon So Successful in the Competitive Retail Market?
FANG Stocks Have Nothing to Do With Vampires and Everything to Do With Big Tech
Smart Speakers: How Google’s Market Has Transformed
Alphabet (GOOGL) has several branches, and Google is the branch that looks after its smart speaker business.
Amazon’s International Segment Saw Improvement in 2Q15
The year-over-year revenue growth trend for Amazon’s International segment was falling until last quarter.
Fund Flows Show Optimism in the Consumer Discretionary Sector
The SPDR S&P Retail ETF (XRT), which has exposure to around 100 US retail stocks, saw net inflows of $335.4 million over the week starting November 16, 2015.
Why Apple’s iPad Shipments Fell 13% YoY in Fiscal 2Q17
In fiscal 2Q17, Apple (AAPL) shipped approximately 8.9 million iPad units and generated revenue of $3.9 billion.
Netflix’s Beef with US Banks over Chip-Based Credit Cards
After its disappointing 3Q15 earnings report, Netflix pointed the finger at US banks and their rollout of new chip-enabled credit cards.
Will Walmart and Target’s Digital Initiatives Hurt Costco?
Costco’s top line has grown at an average rate of 11.9% in the past five quarters. On average, the company’s adjusted EPS increased 17.9%.
US-China Talks: Can ‘Miles and Miles’ Be Covered in Five Weeks?
With about five weeks remaining in the trade truce, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said yesterday that the US was “miles and miles” away from a trade deal with China.
FDN Sees Huge Fund Inflows in Trailing 12-Month Period
In the trailing 12-month period, net fund inflows were $2.3 billion. FDN’s fund flows in the trailing one week and trailing three months were -$105.7 million and $719.3 million, respectively.
What Can We Expect from Amazon in 2016?
Analysts predict that Amazon Web Services could reach $12 billion in profits by the end of 2016 as companies become more dependent on the cloud and reduce spending on IT infrastructure.
How High Cloud Growth Is Helping Microsoft
In fiscal 3Q18, Azure grew 93%, and Office 365 grew 42%.
Can Cisco Beat Its Own Revenue Forecast in Fiscal 3Q15?
Cisco is expected to announce its fiscal 3Q15 earnings on May 13. Cisco expects its year-over-year revenue growth to be 3%–5% in the quarter.
EU Fine Had a Huge Impact on Alphabet’s Profitability
Facebook’s net profit was $3.9 billion in 2Q17, up from $2.3 billion in the corresponding quarter a year earlier.
Consumer Sector Insights for the Week of October 2–6, 2017
With the start of the third quarter earnings season, the S&P 500 Index (SPY) finished the week ending October 6, 2017, with positive growth of 1.2%.
An Overview of Take-Two Interactive Software’s Foray into eSports
The global eSports market is expected to reach $1 billion in 2017. Approximately one-third of the eSports fans in the United States participate in online amateur tournaments.
Google Outlines Plans to Comply with EU Orders
Alphabet’s (GOOGL) Google submitted to the European Commission, the executive arm of the European Union (EZU), a plan on how it will stop favoring its own shopping services in its Internet search results.
Netflix’s Competition Could Increase in the Future
Netflix (NFLX) leads the share of Internet traffic on computers and networks in North America. However, the competition is increasing against it.
Sprint Expands Corporate Offerings with AI-Based Texting Service
Sprint (S) has joined Google (GOOGL) and Amazon (AMZN) in leveraging artificial intelligence technology to enhance its services as it seeks to attract more customers and diversify its business.
Why the Microsoft–Amazon Cloud Competition Could Spike in 2019
Microsoft, Amazon, and other vendors are pursuing a $278.3 billion revenue opportunity in the global public cloud market, according to the latest Gartner estimates.
Why Is ESPN Not Winning Lately?
ESPN had 381 million subscribers at the end of fiscal 2013 and 364 million at the end of fiscal 2014, a loss of 4.4% in one year.
Why Is Twitter Investing in Original Shows and Programming?
Last month, Twitter (TWTR) announced it would partner with 30 companies to bring original shows to its platform.
Netflix Looks to Hire Neumann As Its CFO
Netflix (NFLX) is reportedly seeking to hire Spencer Neumann, Activision Blizzard’s (ATVI) CFO, as its new CFO.
What Are the Chances of an AT&T–Time Warner Merger Succeeding?
The proposed $85.4 billion merger of AT&T and Time Warner is currently facing trial.
Why Does Comcast Expect Programming Costs to Rise in Fiscal 2016?
On March 8, 2016, the Wall Street Journal reported that Comcast and the YES Network were locked in a dispute regarding the carriage fee for the YES Network.
What We Heard from Dish Just before the Big Insider Buy
Weeks before it was revealed that Charlie Ergen made the largest insider buy of Dish Network (DISH) stock in years, we heard about the positive progress of the company’s online television service, Sling TV.
What Drove Costco’s Double-Digit Earnings Growth in 2Q18?
Costco (COST) reported lower-than-expected fiscal 2Q18 earnings (period ended February 18, 2018) results on March 7, 2018.
A Look at Amazon Stock
Amazon’s (AMZN) 2017 book value per share of $51.30 compares to the expected book value per share of $52.50 for 2018.
Google Cloud Receives a Boost from Twitter
Google’s closely watched cloud computing business recently got a boost from Twitter, which signed up for some cloud storage and computing needs.
IBM Wins the Kyocera Cloud Contract
IBM (IBM) recently won a cloud computing contract from Kyocera. The contract was awarded after a competitive bidding process.
Why Microsoft Isn’t the Only Threat to Amazon’s Cloud Dominance
In late 2016, Oracle (ORCL) launched the second generation of its IaaS (infrastructure-as-a-service) offering, Oracle Bare Metal Cloud.
How Roku Fared on Its Debut Day
Roku stock rises 67% on the first day of trading Digital streaming company Roku went public on Thursday, September 28. The company’s IPO (initial public offering) was set at $14 per share, which is at the higher end of its estimated IPO of $12–$14 per share. The company’s IPO raised nearly $220 million. On Thursday, […]
Why Alibaba Stock Fell Following Its 3Q18 Earnings Release
Alibaba’s (BABA) stock fell about 6.2% on February 1—the day the company released its fiscal 3Q18 (December quarter) earnings.
Amazon: What about the Sales Tax Ruling?
Amazon incurred $49.1 billion in operating expenses in the first quarter, including costs tied to its cloud computing business.
US Businesses Are Ready to Take on Trump’s Tariffs
Several companies have taken a hit on their earnings after Trump’s Section 232 tariffs lifted US steel prices and physical aluminum premiums to multiyear highs.
Marketers Can Now Target Ads on Google through Customer Match
Google (GOOG) recently announced the launch of a new product called Customer Match. It will enable marketers to send tailored ads to target customers that sign on to Google’s Gmail or YouTube.
Could Pfizer and P&G agree on a Consumer Health Business Deal?
Pfizer (PFE) has been looking to sell its consumer health business since October 2017.
US Retail Sales Flat in April on Rising Oil Prices, Yet XRT Up 1%
Retail sales in the United States in April didn’t see any growth over March’s sales figures. But the jobless claims reading brought some positive news for the consumer sector.
How Has the Putnam Global Consumer Fund Performed?
The Putnam Global Consumer Fund (PGCOX) is an open-ended mutual fund that has performed really well over the years.
What Can We Expect from Salesforce’s Fiscal 3Q17 Results?
For fiscal 3Q17, analysts expect Salesforce (CRM) to post revenue and non-GAAP EPS (earnings per share) of ~$2.12 billion and $0.21, respectively.
Why Time Warner Intends to Pull Its HBO Programming from Amazon
Time Warner announced at its fiscal 1Q17 earnings call that it most likely won’t extend its agreement with Amazon beyond 2018.
What to Expect of DISH’s 4Q17 Revenue
DISH Network will release its 4Q17 earnings before the market opens on February 20, 2018. As per Yahoo Finance, DISH’s revenue in 4Q17 is expected to be $3.5 billion.
SanDisk Announced 3Q15 Earnings October 21: Reaction Is Positive
SanDisk (SNDK) announced its 3Q15 earnings on October 21, 2015. The market reaction was positive, which showed a marginal increase of 0.16% in after-hours trading.
US Businesses Push Back against Trump’s Tariffs
Farmers for Free Trade’s campaign was rolled out on September 12 with the slogan “Tariffs Hurt the Heartland.”
Can Netflix’s Stranger Things Drive Subscribers in 4Q17?
According to Nielsen, Stranger Things averaged 8.8 million viewers per episode. The first episode was watched by 15.8 million viewers between the ages of 18 and 49.
Will Alphabet Woo Its Investors Again with Its 3Q15 Results?
Alphabet (GOOGL), the parent company of Google (GOOG), is scheduled to announce the third quarter earnings of 2015 on October 22.
How Have IBM’s Cloud Offerings Performed in Fiscal Year 2014?
In 2014, IBM’s (IBM) cloud-related technologies generated revenues of $7 billion, a 60% increase on a year-over-year basis.
Why Google Acquired 1,200 Acres of Land in Reno
Google, an Alphabet (GOOGL) company, recently bought a 1,210-acre piece of land in Reno, Nevada, for $29.1 million, according to a Wall Street Journal report.
Is Amazon Dreaming of Challenging IBM’s Watson?
Amazon (AMZN) recently partnered with health information services provider WebMD Health (WBMD) to help Alexa users quickly get answers to their medical queries.
Must-know: Why eBay’s operating margins continue to decline
eBay’s management noted that eBay Enterprise margins fell by 3.9% during the last quarter compared to a year ago. The increased cost to prepare for the holiday season was blamed for the decline.
Unfazed by the Competition, Costco Sustained Momentum in October
Costco has impressed with its sales performances in the past several months despite increased competition from online players and deep discounters.
Is President Trump’s Friendliness with Markets Over?
The trade war that President Trump unleashed with the Section 232 steel and aluminum tariffs has taken a toll on market sentiments.
How Oracle and Peers Contributed to the S&P 500’s Performance in 2017
As seen in its partnership with Symantec (SYMC), Oracle (ORCL) is a key player in the tech sector, which is dominated by cloud computing technology.
Buckingham Research Downgrades Netflix due to Competition Fears
On March 8, Netflix (NFLX) stock fell 0.9% to $349.60 after Buckingham Research downgraded its rating from “buy” to “neutral.”
Facebook introduces new features to improve e-commerce conversion
Facebook has been looking to diversify its business from online advertisements to e-commerce. E-commerce is a fast-growing market that Facebook should tap.