On Monday, Amazon.com (Nasdaq: AMZN) announced it bought Twitch Interactive Inc. - the world's largest gaming arena and the fourth-largest source of all U.S. web traffic - for $970 million. That makes Twitch AMZN's biggest acquisition of all time.
Here’s what you need to know about Twitch – and why it was worth every penny AMZN spent to buy it…
New Amazon HQ (Nasdaq: AMZN) Aims to Profit from China's Massive E-Commerce Market
On Wednesday morning, the world's biggest online retailer announced a deal to place a new Amazon HQ (Nasdaq: AMZN) in China's Shanghai Pilot Free Trade Zone (SFTZ) late next month.
A new Amazon HQ in China will allow the company to take on Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba (NYSE: BABA) on its home turf, right around the same time the Alibaba IPO hits U.S. markets.Here are all the details of the "turf war" that's brewing between AMZN and BABA...
Amazon (Nasdaq: AMZN) Fire Phone Takes On Apple and Samsung
Unveiled today in Seattle, the Amazon.com Inc. (Nasdaq: AMZN) Fire Phone is everything the rumors promised and more, but there was one surprise - the price.
Instead of offering the Amazon Fire Phone at a nominal $99, the online retail giant is charging $199 for its 32-gigabyte model and $299 for its 64-GB model.
And those are the subsidized prices. AMZN is also selling the Fire Phone at unsubsidized prices: $649 and $749, pitting it directly against the high-end iPhone 5S and the Samsung Galaxy S5.Here’s why Amazon is taking such a big risk...
Amazon (Nasdaq: AMZN) 3D Smartphone Will Drive Sales and Profits
In a daring move that has an excellent chance of paying off, Amazon.com, Inc. (Nasdaq: AMZN) is expected to introduce its own smartphone at a special media event tomorrow (Wednesday).
While Amazon has been coy about the details, the clues add up to a smartphone with some sort of special capability - almost certainly a glasses-free 3D display.
Some critics don't like it, wondering why Amazon is jumping into the crowded, cutthroat smartphone market.But here's why it's a genius strategy sure to grow revenue...
What to Do with Amazon.com's (Nasdaq: AMZN) "No Big Surprises" Earnings Report
Amazon (Nasdaq: AMZN) stock surged to finish up 3.87% at close today (Thursday) ahead of its Q1 2014 earnings reveal. Shares continued to rally in after-hours trading, up another 0.8 % around 4:45 p.m. EDT.
"I don't care whether Amazon misses today, I just care that it's the company's status quo," Money Morning Chief Financial Strategist Keith Fitz-Gerald said. "With Amazon, I'll take anything but no big surprises - only if there's a big surprise will I be concerned."
Fitz-Gerald was keen to watch two areas in the company's release today to hint at Amazon's future profitability: Amazon's shipping model, and its sales.Here's how the company did - and how investors should react based on today's earnings...
Five Stories to Watch Before the Stock Market Opens Today
U.S. stocks jumped yesterday on strong earnings reports and a deal frenzy across the healthcare sector. The S&P 500 and Nasdaq were in the black for the sixth consecutive trading session.
They'll go for seven on yet another big day of earnings reports.Here are the five stories you need to know to make your Wednesday profitable.
5 Stories to Watch Before the Stock Market Opens Today
Stock market news today, April 14, 2014: The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 143 points on Friday to finish at 16,026.75. The Nasdaq dropped 54 points to finish at 3,999.73, while the S&P 500 lost 17 points to end the day at 1,815.69.Here are the top five news stories to watch in the stock market today...
- What Is Fire TV? A New Way for Amazon (Nasdaq: AMZN) to Sell You Stuff While the pundits try to figure out how Amazon's new Fire TV stacks up to competition like Apple TV and Roku, Amazon is looking forward to how much it will fatten its bottom line. Amazon knows FIre TV will make gobs of money because it has seen this movie before...
Stock Market Today – Banks Behave Badly, U.S. Energy Boom
Top stock market news today, March 28, 2014: The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 4.76 points to finish at 16,264.23. The Nasdaq dropped 22.35 points finish at 4,151.23, while the S&P 500 slid 3.52 to close at 1,849.04.
Meanwhile, gold prices fell $8.70 to close at $1,294.70 - below the $1,300 threshold for the first time in six weeks.
Friday's data will center on consumer income in February, an examination of February consumer spending, and a much anticipated look at March consumer sentiment.To continue reading, please click here...
The Five Tech CEOs Most Likely to Make You Rich
If you're like most investors, you're probably feeling a bit frantic as this sell-off has pared your winnings.
Indeed, a lot of folks are probably thinking about cashing out and heading for the sidelines.
But I take a very different view of this kind of turmoil.You see, I look at it as a tech investing opportunity.
5 Reasons Why Amazon's (Nasdaq: AMZN) Prime Price Hike Was Necessary, Reasonable, and Will Boost Amazon Stock (Nasdaq: AMZN)
Amazon.com stock (Nasdaq: AMZN) stands to get a boost from a move it implemented this morning (Thursday). We'll call it "Operation Prime."
Around 8:30 a.m. EST, Amazon Prime members received the following email, notifying them of a 25% price increase from $79 per year to $99 per year, effective upon membership renewal.To continue reading, please click here...
Amazon Stock (Nasdaq: AMZN) Is About to Get a Lot of Play from Gaming
Today (Tuesday), reports are amassing that über-innovative online retailer Amazon.com (Nasdaq: AMZN) is not so secretly on a hiring spree to recruit gaming industry heavyweights, fresh off its February acquisition of Double Helix Games.
We're projecting huge growth for Amazon in 2014, and the gaming push will be a big part of it - expect a gaming console to compete with the likes of Sony (NYSE: SNE), Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT), and Nintendo (OTCMKTS: NTDOY); original games to go with it; and a set-top box to all hit the market this year.To continue reading, please click here...
Amazon (Nasdaq: AMZN) Stock Drop Is Chance to Buy
Amazon.com Inc. (Nasdaq: AMZN) stock has dropped 10% today (Friday) prompting the Nasdaq to implement a short-sale restriction on the stock.
The short-sale restriction is triggered when a stock falls 10% in one trading session from the previous session's closing price. The restriction aims to prevent share-price manipulation by short sellers.To continue reading, please click here
Today’s Stock Market News And Earnings Calendar
Today's stock market news, Jan. 31: U.S. markets rose on Thursday, Facebook Inc. (Nasdaq: FB) reported strong earnings, and fourth-quarter GDP increased 3.2%. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 0.7% to 15,848, and the Standard & Poor's 500 Index jumped 1.1% to 1,794. U.S. stock futures were down Friday before the bell after Eurozone inflation levels unexpectedly fell by 0.7%.To continue reading, please click here...
- Amazon.com (Nasdaq: AMZN): The Best Stock to Miss Earnings Thursday Amazon.com announced Q4 earnings that missed analysts' aggressive estimates of a growth increase of 238% from a year prior. That sent the stock tumbling. But there are at least four reasons why Amazon investors should not let this report scare them out of the stock. Here's why this pullback is actually a buying opportunity...
What's Next For Tech Stocks in 2014
Tech stocks like Google Inc. (Nasdaq: GOOG), Amazon.com Inc. (Nasdaq: AMZN), Netflix Inc. (Nasdaq: NFLX), and Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) are "where the action is" in tech. They make the most money and create the most innovative products and services.
These tech stocks also serve as good benchmarks for how the whole industry is performing.
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