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1 hr ago | Rock Hill Herald

Monoprice takes on Amazon in arena of cheap electronics

You'd only have to drive by the empty shells of Circuit City stores – and soon RadioShacks – to see why a California company represents a nightmare for the retail electronics industry.


Related Topix: Rancho Cucamonga, CA

6 hrs ago | KBCI CBS 2

Amazon snares classic shows in deal with HBO

Amazon is teaming up with HBO, the first such streaming arrangement agreed to by the cable network, in a deal that will make available to Amazon Prime members some classic TV like "The Sopranos" and "The Wire."


Related Topix: TV, Electronics, Entertainment, Drama, Television

7 hrs ago | CIO

It's the Little Things That Matter in Amazon Redshift Upgrade

Amazon Web Services has increased the number of simultaneous queries its hosted data warehouse Redshift can handle, improving performance in cases where many small queries are now forced to wait.


11 hrs ago | Internet Retailer

Migrating more B2B customers from offline to online

Sales and traffic to online retailers by category and merchant type, data on Amazon and other leading e-retailers, comparisons of leading web retailers, site performance data, more.


Related Topix: Marketing, Mobile Marketing, Internet, Science / Technology, Startups, Facebook, Forrester Research, Advertising

Tue Apr 22, 2014

CNet News

Cloud Data Center Build-Out Race Good for Customers, Bad for Profits

NEWS ANALYSIS: Enterprises that want to move their IT infrastructure to the cloud are sure to benefit from the data center build-out race that Google, IBM, Amazon, Microsoft and others are engaged in, but where will the profits come from? How much is your company spending on infrastructure this year? What would you do with $2.35 billion in ... (more)


Related Topix: IBM, Cloud Computing, Science / Technology, Des Moines, IA

Seeking Alpha

Amazon Is Not Overvalued - It's Still A Startup With Practically Boundless Opportunity

U.S. revenues alone can triple in the next six years, adding $90B to the top line.



The use of Amazon's dedicated cloud instances may be on rise, but does that make sense?

Amazon dedicated instances take some of the "shared" out of shared cloud infrastructure.


Related Topix: Science / Technology, Computer Science, Cloud Computing, Science

Wall Street Journal

Weebly Valued at $455 Million Amid Website-Building Boom

Weebly has been valued at $455 million in a new round of funding from investors eager to cash in on a recent boom in website-creation services.


Related Topix: Weebly, Tencent, Venture Capital, Emerging Technology, Squarespace, Internet, Science / Technology

Huge Saving on 1st Amazon Kindle book in humorous mystery series by Wilkie Martin 22 April 2014

It is the first outing of his endearing and memorable characters and hits 'the road running with more double entendres than a Carry On film' .


International Business Times

Amazon 'Aggressive' on Fire TV

Amazon's vice president of Kindle, Peter Larsen speaks to media as he displays the Amazon Fire TV during a news conference in New York, April 2, 2014.


Related Topix: Apple, Startups

Greenwich Citizen

9 Tricks Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, And Other Top Execs Use To Run Meetings

Since we've already looked at the most egregious meeting mistakes , we decided to explore how the most successful executives run effective meetings.


Mon Apr 21, 2014

The Washington Post

Amazon Sales Take a Hit in States With Online Tax, Study Says

In one of the first efforts to quantify the impact of states accruing more tax revenue from Web purchases, researchers at Ohio State University published a paper this month that found sales dropped for Amazon when the online charge was introduced.


Related Topix: Ohio State University, Jeff Bezos, Internet, Science / Technology, Business News

The Winnipeg Free Press

Netflix to raise prices for new subscribers by $1 or $2 this summer after 1Q earnings soar

Netflix is preparing to raise its prices for the first time in three years to help pay for more Internet video programming such as its popular political drama "House of Cards."


Related Topix: Netflix, Startups, Los Gatos, CA, Yahoo!

Lincoln Daily News

Amazon's tax-free European profits drop after IRS clamp-down

The amount of money Inc reports through a tax-exempt vehicle in Europe has dropped sharply in the past two years, even as European sales jumped, after the U.S. tax authority tightened rules it felt were being abused to shift profits.


Related Topix: Tax, Emerging Technology, Search Engines

Wall St. Cheat Sheet

Analyst: Amazon Unlikely to Provide 'Strategy Road Map'

Amazon will report first-quarter results after the close on Thursday and host a call to discuss results at 2 p.m. Pacific Time .


Related Topix: Media, IT Services, Audible

Business Journal

Amazon should buy Sears, says analyst Inc. should buy Sears in what would be a "win-win" deal for both companies, an analyst said this week.


Seeking Alpha

Amazon Gets Upgraded, PT Raised To $480; Starts Price War Versus Apple And Samsung

Amazon is deliberately targeting the iPad Mini, iPad, and Galaxy Tab with timely price-cuts.


Related Topix: Ipad, Science / Technology, Apple, Startups, Energy, Oil & Gas, Samsung, CPU

Apple Needs to Turn Around iPad's Fortune

The Cupertino tech giant Apple is slated to release its second quarter earnings coming Wednesday.


Related Topix: Ipad, Science / Technology, Kindle, iPod touch App, iPad App, iPhone and iPad App, iPhone App, Laptops/Notebooks, Apple, Startups, iPhone

Sun Apr 20, 2014

Seeking Alpha

Google And Amazon May Join Xiaomi And Micromax In Leading Smartphone Prices To The Basement

Xiaomi and Mediatek are prominent examples of emerging low cost vendors disrupting markets in China and India with high performing, low cost smartphones.


Related Topix: Google, Startups, Emerging Technology, Search Engines, CPU, Science / Technology


Deals: Learn to Create and Deploy Web Apps with Amazon Web Services

The web has evolved a lot over the past few years. Now it's not just for hosting websites--it's able to host applications that can be interacted with and process tons of information.


Related Topix: Science / Technology, Cloud Computing


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