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  1. Apple Is Building Homes With Connected Devices

    October 21, 2016
    Fancy a new home with automated blinds and a baby monitor machine that triggers a coffee brew process in your kitchen? Apple's ...
  2. Microsoft Preview: Watch for Cloud Results (MSFT)

    October 20, 2016
    Microsoft has forecast a decline in cloud revenue for the latest quarter when it reports earnings after market's close
  3. Amazon Joins VMware in Cloud Partnership (AMZN, VMW)

    October 18, 2016
    AWS' dominance in the cloud space will strengthen with a VMware hybrid cloud partnership, gaining market share and enticing ...
  4. Netflix Soars After-Hours on Positive Earnings Beat (NFLX, AMZN)

    October 17, 2016
    The movie-streaming service crushed analyst expectations and reported significant increases in subscriber growth.
  5. Department Stores Telling a Binary Tale (M, DDS)

    October 14, 2016
    Department stores haven't broken their long downtrends yet, but a few components have attracted substantial buying interest ...
  6. Amazon Short Interest Reaches Record High (AMZN)

    October 14, 2016
    S3 Capital Partners says short interest in the online e-commerce behemoth reached record highs this past week. This means ...
  7. What the AWS-VMware Cloud Deal Means (AMZN, VMW)

    October 14, 2016
    VMware's private cloud and virtualization tools will run on Amazon's public cloud platform, catapulting AWS' dominance against ...
  8. S&P Earnings: Who Will Grow Fastest in 2016 (FB, AMZN)

    October 14, 2016
    The year 2016 may produce many unlikely earnings winners in unglamorous sectors such as retail, consumer goods, insurance ...
  9. Will Amazon Open Physical Grocery Stores? (AMZN)

    October 12, 2016
    Amazon is planning to build brick-and-mortar stores to facilitate grocery shopping. Should Walmart and Kroger be concerned? ...
  10. Amazon Launches Music Streaming Services (AMZN, AAPL)

    October 12, 2016
    As expected, Amazon launched two new music streaming services today. The company's aim is to expand the market for music ...
  11. Amazon to Give Grocers All They Can Eat (WFM)

    October 12, 2016
    Figuratively, not literally. If successful, this could have a significant long-term impact on the supermarket scene.
  12. U.S. Government Plans to Send People to Mars By the 2030s (TSLA, ...

    October 12, 2016
    In an op-ed published on the CNN website yesterday, President Obama said the U.S. government has set a goal of sending humans ...
  13. Amazon Said to Launch Two New Music Services Early Next Year ...

    October 10, 2016
    Amazon is set to shake up the music streaming industry by launching two new services at different price points.
  14. Will Amazon Get into the Online Ads Business Next?

    October 9, 2016
    The Seattle company is expected to report $1 billion in ad revenues this year. Will it become a competitor to Google in the ...
  15. Apple Said To Be Forming A Division For Cloud Services

    October 7, 2016
    The Cupertino company is reorganizing its cloud division under a single head and placing employees in a single facility. ...
  16. Wal-Mart Is Betting Big On E-Commerce In 2017

    October 7, 2016
    The Arkansas-retailer will look more like an e-commerce company in the future, according to CEO Doug McMillon.
  17. AT&T Joins Amazon in Cloud Partnership (T, AMZN)

    October 6, 2016
    The U.S. telecommunications conglomerate will link its private network service with AWS shortly after securing another cloud ...
  18. Tech and Auto Companies Dominate World's Most Valuable Brands ...

    October 6, 2016
    Brand consultancy firm Interbrand released its 2016 ranking of the most valuable brands in the world, and technology and ...
  19. Blue Origin Conducts Successful Escape Test for New Shepard (AMZN)

    October 6, 2016
    The space company conducted a successful escape system test for its rocket. The escape system will ensure that passengers ...
  20. Strong Holiday Spending Could Benefit Stocks (AMZN, WMT)

    October 5, 2016
    Retail trade groups expect holiday spending will be robust this year, a development that could easily support consumer stocks. ...
  21. VMware Cries Uncle, Joins Amazon Cloud (VMW, AMZN)

    October 5, 2016
    The technology infrastructure giant will run its Cloud Foundation on Amazon Web Services public cloud servers.
  22. Google Releases Amazon Echo Competitor Google Home (GOOG, AMZN)

    October 4, 2016
    The Mountain View company is the latest company to jump into the home assistant market.
  23. Tech Behemoths Ramp up Cloud Presence in Europe (AMZN, MSFT)

    October 4, 2016
    Microsoft is opening data centers in France next year. As is Amazon's AWS. The cloud market is set to boom in Europe in the ...
  24. Google vs. Amazon in Smart Home Wars (GOOG, AMZN)

    October 3, 2016
    Alphabet is said to have held meetings with home audio manufacturers to convince them to build their own versions of Google ...
  25. Amazon and Flipkart Woo India Holiday Shoppers (AMZN)

    October 3, 2016
    Will the festival of lights light up Amazon's fortunes in India?
  26. Google Creates New Cloud Group to Take on Amazon And Microsoft ...

    September 30, 2016
    The Mountain View company has been making aggressive moves in the cloud space for the last year. Yesterday's announcement ...
  27. Spotify Might Buy SoundCloud, But Who Will Buy Spotify?

    September 29, 2016
    Music streaming service Spotify is in talks to buy SoundCloud, a social platform for musicians. The deal is indicative of ...
  28. Amazon, FB, Microsoft, Alphabet Form AI Non-Profit

    September 29, 2016
    The giants of tech announced a non-profit partnership to collaborate on research and promote public understanding of artificial ...
  29. Alphabet Inc. Drops On Bearish Take By Wedbush Analyst

    September 28, 2016
    According to James Dix from Wedbush Securities, four horsemen - mobile advertising, self-identified consumers, ad blockers, ...
  30. Wal-Mart Maybe Seeking Stake In Flipkart India's E-commerce Giant

    September 28, 2016
    India's e-commerce wars are heating up with the entry of retail behemoths from China and the United States.
  31. Amazon Could Pass $1,000 By Dec 2017: JP Morgan Analyst

    September 28, 2016
    Amazon, which is hovering in early $800s right now, could touch $1,000 as early as next year on the back of rising e-commerce ...
  32. Top 10 Internet Stocks for 2016 (BABA, AMZN)

    September 28, 2016
    Internet stocks are one of the most exciting areas for investors in 2016, given the ability of these stocks to reach millions ...
  33. Musk Lays Out Vision for Travel to Mars (TSLA, AMZN)

    September 28, 2016
    Space X CEO Elon Musk laid out his vision for travel to Mars in his address to the International Astronautical Society in ...
  34. Disney's Plan To Reinvent Itself Using Technology (DIS, AMZN)

    September 25, 2016
    Disney's CEO outlined the steps that the media conglomerate is taking for the future.
  35. Apple Is Developing Echo Competitor

    September 23, 2016
    The Cupertino company is prototype testing an intelligent home assistant to compete with Amazon's Alexa.
  36. Netflix Aims For Fifty Percent Original Content In Coming Years

    September 22, 2016
    The streaming service is aiming to become the world's first global television network and original content in different markets ...
  37. Amazon's Pricing Algorithm Favors Its Own Products, Says ProPublica ...

    September 21, 2016
    According to ProPublica, Amazon's pricing algorithm favor its own products over those of its competitors. This could cost ...
  38. Should Investors Believe the Alibaba International Growth Story? ...

    September 21, 2016
    Alibaba founder Jack Ma recently told Fortune magazine that 40% of Alibaba's business will be outside China in a decade. ...
  39. Streaming Services Were Majority of 2015 Music Revenues

    September 21, 2016
    Streaming services accounted for 50% of total revenue for the music industry, according to the latest data from RIAA.
  40. Who Are Groupon's Main Competitors? (GRPN)

    September 21, 2016
    Groupon competitors are fierce with the likes of, Wal-Mart and RetailMeNot. Groupon has been hurt by the competition, ...
  41. 7 Worst Products Amazon Ever Had (AMZN)

    September 20, 2016
    Amazon's Jeff Bezos believes that great successes are built on big failures. Amazon has plenty of failures, including some ...
  42. Ken Fisher’s Recent Portfolio Changes (AMZN, WMT)

    September 19, 2016
    Fisher reduced his holdings in, Inc. and increased his stake in Wal-Mart Stores Inc. Fisher Asset Management’s ...
  43. After Apple, EU Takes Aim At Amazon (AAPL, AMZN)

    September 19, 2016
    The Seattle-based company is next in line to be targeted for tax evasion, according to the EU's competition commissioner. ...
  44. Streaming Services Win Big At Emmys

    September 19, 2016
    Streaming services won 15 awards in total last night at the Emmy awards. The wins should boost demand for their shows in ...
  45. Twitter Livestreams Its First NFL Game Tonight

    September 15, 2016
    The social network, which has suffered from stalled user growth, is banking on the games to grow awareness of its service ...
  46. Amazon Announces Its Largest-Ever Renewable Energy Project

    September 15, 2016
    The Seattle company has five renewable energy projects to power data centers in its cloud business. A shift to renewable ...
  47. Spotify Hits 40 Million Paid Subscribers (AAPL, AMZN)

    September 14, 2016
    Music streaming service Spotify announced today that it had 40 million paying users. For comparison, Apple Music has 17 million ...
  48. Twitter Live App Now On Apple TV, XBox One, And Fire TV

    September 14, 2016
    The social media network launched a new live streaming app today to boost its revenues and popularity.
  49. Amazon Could Double In Next Three Years, Says Bill Miller

    September 14, 2016
    According to mutual fund legend Miller, Amazon could double on the basis of margin expansions in cloud and increased market ...
  50. Netflix Downgraded By Macquarie Capital

    September 13, 2016
    The research firm cites three factors - content costs, slow growth in international markets, slow growth in domestic markets ...
  51. Amazon And Pandora To Offer $5 Music Streaming Service

    September 13, 2016
    The pricing strategy by both companies undercuts the regular $10 per month subscription fee charged by other streaming services. ...
  52. 3 Ways Robots Affect the Economy

    September 13, 2016
    Robotics is increasingly shaping the way that many industries operate, and is impacting employment. Its usage has both positive ...
  53. Amazon May Open 100 Pop-Up Stores By Next Year

    September 12, 2016
    The Seattle-based retailer plans to push its hardware devices through the pop-up stores.
  54. Bezos' Blue Origin Announces Huge New Rocket

    September 12, 2016
    The Amazon founder's new rocket, which is simply enormous, will be used for space tourism and to deliver commercial satellites ...
  55. New Music Offerings from and Pandora (P, AMZN)

    September 12, 2016
    The new streaming music service will be launched at a low entry price: $5 for a monthly subscription.
  56. 5 Things CPG Companies Can Do to Win More Growth (AMZN, KR)

    September 12, 2016
    This summary of McKinsey's report details the five imperatives consumer packaged goods (CPG) companies can employ to obtain ...
  57. ETSY: How Etsy's Stock Price Rose 53% in 6 Months

    September 12, 2016
    Etsy's stock price has begun to move higher in the past six months after falling more than 80% after its IPO due to improvements ...
  58. Let the Holiday Season Bidding War for Labor Begin (AMZN, WMT)

    September 12, 2016
    As companies prepare for the holiday season rush there is likely to be intense competition for low-wage labor resulting in ...
  59. Is Amazon Prime's $99 Annual Fee Worth it? It Depends (AMZN)

    September 10, 2016
    More than 60 million people think Amazon Prime is a good deal. Here is how to determine if Prime membership may be worth ...
  60. Steve Jurvetson: "Big Companies Should Be Worried"

    September 10, 2016
    Steve Jurvetson on the future and why he thinks that big companies should be nervous.
  61. Amazon May Be Getting Into Sports Programming

    September 9, 2016
    The Seattle-based company is in talks to broadcast sports ranging from golf to tennis to auto racing.
  62. Google Buys Apigee To Boost Its Enterprise Cloud

    September 9, 2016
    Google's latest purchase is part of the company's strategy of playing catch up with Amazon and Microsoft in the enterprise ...
  63. Amazon Wants to Cut Down Delivery Times (AMZN, BABA)

    September 8, 2016
    Amazon wants to cut down on the time it takes to get things like smartphone accessories, USB cables and cosmetics shipping ...
  64. Amazon Launches Cheaper Fire Tablet (AMZN, AAPL)

    September 8, 2016
    But given that the tablet market has fallen for several years, what does Amazon hope to gain?
  65. Alphabet Inc. Will Deliver Burritos by Drones (GOOGL, AMZN)

    September 8, 2016
    Students at the Virginia Tech campus can order burritos delivered by drones.
  66. Tax Wars: U.S. Companies Are Targets (AMZN, SBUX)

    September 8, 2016
    The EU is targeting Amazon, McDonald's, Starbucks and others. Tax avoidance is big business, pitting governments, the EU ...
  67. Can the Cloud Propel Microsoft Stock Higher? (MSFT, AMZN)

    September 7, 2016
    UBS, which says Microsoft is on track to surpass its goal to reach $20 billion in commercial cloud revenue by 2018, believes ...
  68. Amazon Launches Restaurant Delivery In London (AMZN, GRUB)

    September 7, 2016
    London-based Prime members of Amazon may soon have pizza or Chinese food delivered to their doorsteps by drone.
  69. Fear Emerges as Amazon Reaches a New All-Time High (AMZN, FB)

    September 7, 2016
    The stock market opened for business on Wednesday, which means Amazon made another new all-time high.
  70. 7 Ways Amazon Uses Big Data to Stalk You

    September 7, 2016
    Using predictive analytics, Amazon anticipates what you are likely to buy, when, and has it boxed and waiting in its nearby ...
  71. Alibaba Adds Two More Countries To Its Tmall Global Site

    September 7, 2016
    The Chinese e-commerce giant is providing access to the world's largest consumer market for small and medium business enterprises ...
  72. Amazon And Wells Fargo End Private Student Loans Partnership ...

    September 7, 2016
    The partnership, which was announced barely six weeks ago, came under a firestorm of criticism from nonprofits and senators. ...
  73. How Does Amazon Charge Taxes on Its Products? (AMZN)

    September 7, 2016
    Most of the tax burdens are shouldered by retailers and individual sellers, creating hidden costs for consumers.
  74. NASDAQ, Amazon, Facebook Hit All-Time Highs (AAPL, AMZN)

    September 6, 2016
    The Nasdaq Composite Index hit a record high of 5,275.91 at close Tuesday, following up a handful of all-time highs in August.
  75. Is Amazon Stock Still a Bargain at All-Time Highs? (AMZN)

    September 5, 2016
    CEO Jeff Bezos, who recently passed Warren Buffett to become the world's third wealthiest person, continues to push all the ...
  76. Who Is Driving Amazon's Management Team? (AMZN)

    September 4, 2016
    The management team at, headed by Jeff Bezos, continues to propel the company's expansion into new business lines ...
  77. Top 10 Work From Home Jobs That Actually Pay the Bills (AMZN, ...

    September 3, 2016
    Work from home job opportunities are abundant as of 2016. Learn which well-known companies offer the best work at home jobs ...
  78. When Will Amazon Accept Bitcoin? (AMZN)

    September 2, 2016
    Amazon has been reluctant to embrace digital currency for various reasons, though some reasons are pure speculation.
  79. Alphabet Is Top PayPal Choice for Cloud Hosting (GOOGL, AMZN)

    September 1, 2016
    While PayPal will benefit from migration to cloud, Google will get a high profile client considering the operations and scale ...
  80. How Amazon Financing Works (AMZN)

    September 1, 2016 offers its customers two versions of its own store credit card, with interest-free financing on designated item ...
  81. Amazon, Google Lead Contenders for SEC’s Big Data Project

    August 31, 2016
    Amazon and Google are the front-runners for SEC's ambitious cloud-hosting project called CAT, and the business opportunity ...
  82. 6 Places to Get the Best Back-to-School Deals on Supplies (WMT, ...

    August 31, 2016
    Check out these places for the best deals on school supplies in local retail and online.
  83. Chase Coleman’s Q2 Services Stocks Picks (AMZN, CHTR, PCLN)

    August 30, 2016
    Chase Coleman of Tiger Global Management LLC increases his holdings in AMZN, CHTR, and PCLN in second-quarter.
  84. Amazon Stock Rises on Streaming Music Service (AMZN, AAPL)

    August 29, 2016
    Music is not new to Amazon, which already boasts an extensive catalog of songs offered to its Prime subscribers.
  85. Netflix Stock Initiated With "Sell" Rating (NFLX, AMZN)

    August 29, 2016
    Competition from the likes of Hulu and Amazon's video platforms is seen as a greater threat to Netflix, unlike in years past. ...
  86. Amazon Tests Futuristic 30-Hour Work Week (AMZN)

    August 29, 2016
    As automation threatens to lower labor demand, a reduced work week could evenly distribute a shrinking labor pool and boost ...
  87. Amazon to Open Bookstore in Chicago (AMZN)

    August 28, 2016
    Amazon is now looking for ways to bring a human face to the brand. And that should continue to scare its competitors.
  88. The Impact of Brexit on Amazon (AMZN)

    August 27, 2016
    Discover what Brexit is and learn about the impact it might have on Amazon stock, as well as the company's business endeavors ...
  89. Amazon’s Subscribe and Save: A Bait and Switch?

    August 26, 2016
    Amazon's "Subscribe & Save" program isn't all it's cracked up to be. Here's why.
  90. Amazon Launches Vehicle Platform for Car Buyers

    August 25, 2016
    Amazon continues its efforts to be all things to all people with the addition of Amazon Vehicles, on online fountain of information ...
  91. Understanding Amazon's Capital Structure (AMZN)

    August 25, 2016
    Following the 2008 financial crisis, many companies, including Amazon, have been increasing their leverage, causing significant ...
  92. Tiger Global Sells Almost $2 Bln in Netflix (NFLX, AAPL)

    August 24, 2016
    In a quarter that saw funds selling the media giant in record numbers, Tiger Global led the trend.
  93. Amazon to Offer $5 Music Subscription Service (AMZN)

    August 23, 2016
    The music streaming industry becomes increasingly competitive as leading tech companies develop services to compete with ...
  94. Amazon’s Prime Now Service Offering Hyundai Test Drives

    August 23, 2016
    We can expect more nontraditional partnerships to emerge from auto and internet players in markets.
  95. AMZN vs. BABA: A Look at Two E-Commerce Giants (AMZN, BABA)

    August 22, 2016
    From an investment perspective, you would have done well betting on either company.
  96. Amazon Bets Big on Post-Brexit Britain (AMZN)

    August 22, 2016
    With the setup of new facilities leading to high job creation potential, Amazon joins the list of global businesses that ...
  97. Top Three Stocks Held By Hedge Funds (FB, AMZN)

    August 22, 2016
    Here are the top three stocks held by hedge funds during the second quarter.
  98. Top 10 Investments for Your Retirement Plan (XOM, VNM)

    August 22, 2016
    Discover 10 of the best investments through which to reach retirement savings goals, regardless of whether your career is ...
  99.’s Discount Tech a Driver of Walmart’s Buy (WMT, AMZN)

    August 19, 2016
    Wal-Mart's blockbuster purchase of was driven in large part by the start-up's discounting technology.
  100. Amazon Sells Phones With Ads on the Cheap (AMZN)

    August 18, 2016 Inc. is getting back into the mobile phone market, subsidizing two phones in exchange for customers viewing ads. ...
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