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  1. 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 ...
  2. 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 ...
  3. 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, ...
  4. 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.
  5. 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 ...
  6. 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 ...
  7. 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 ...
  8. 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.
  9. Apple Is Developing Echo Competitor

    September 23, 2016
    The Cupertino company is prototype testing an intelligent home assistant to compete with Amazon's Alexa.
  10. 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 ...
  11. 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 ...
  12. 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. ...
  13. 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.
  14. Who Are Groupon's Main Competitors? (GRPN)

    September 21, 2016
    Groupon competitors are fierce with the likes of Amazon.com, Wal-Mart and RetailMeNot. Groupon has been hurt by the competition, ...
  15. 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 ...
  16. Ken Fisher’s Recent Portfolio Changes (AMZN, WMT)

    September 19, 2016
    Fisher reduced his holdings in Amazon.com, Inc. and increased his stake in Wal-Mart Stores Inc. Fisher Asset Management’s ...
  17. 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. ...
  18. 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 ...
  19. 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 ...
  20. 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 ...
  21. 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 ...
  22. 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.
  23. 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 ...
  24. 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 ...
  25. 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. ...
  26. 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 ...
  27. 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.
  28. 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 ...
  29. New Music Offerings from Amazon.com 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.
  30. 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 ...
  31. 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 ...
  32. 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 ...
  33. 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 ...
  34. 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.
  35. 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.
  36. 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 ...
  37. 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 ...
  38. 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?
  39. Alphabet Inc. Will Deliver Burritos by Drones (GOOGL, AMZN)

    September 8, 2016
    Students at the Virginia Tech campus can order burritos delivered by drones.
  40. 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 ...
  41. 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 ...
  42. 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.
  43. 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.
  44. 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 ...
  45. 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 ...
  46. 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. ...
  47. 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.
  48. 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.
  49. 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 ...
  50. Who Is Driving Amazon's Management Team? (AMZN)

    September 4, 2016
    The management team at Amazon.com, headed by Jeff Bezos, continues to propel the company's expansion into new business lines ...
  51. 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 ...
  52. 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.
  53. 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 ...
  54. How Amazon Financing Works (AMZN)

    September 1, 2016
    Amazon.com offers its customers two versions of its own store credit card, with interest-free financing on designated item ...
  55. 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 ...
  56. 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.
  57. 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.
  58. 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.
  59. 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. ...
  60. 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 ...
  61. 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.
  62. 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 ...
  63. 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.
  64. 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 ...
  65. 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 ...
  66. 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.
  67. 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 ...
  68. 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.
  69. 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.
  70. 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 ...
  71. 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.
  72. 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 ...
  73. Jet.com’s Discount Tech a Driver of Walmart’s Buy (WMT, AMZN)

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

    August 18, 2016
    Amazon.com Inc. is getting back into the mobile phone market, subsidizing two phones in exchange for customers viewing ads. ...
  75. Steve Cohen's Point72 Buys Amazon in Q2 (AMZN, WMT)

    August 18, 2016
    Besides a big bet on the online retailer, Cohen also invested in KAR Auction Services, Tesoro and more.
  76. Why Investors Believe Amazon's Long-Term Growth Story (AMZN)

    August 18, 2016
    Amazon is highly valued as a growth company primarily because it has broadened e-commerce and continued technological innovation.
  77. What Do Apple and Amazon Have in Common? Massive Drawdowns (AAPL, ...

    August 18, 2016
    You don't get 30% annualized returns without the occasional 50% drawdown.
  78. Wal-Mart Set to Test Higher Ground

    August 18, 2016
    Wal-Mart delivered a solid quarterly report that should translate into even higher prices in coming weeks.
  79. Amazon Releases Free Series to YouTube (AMZN, GOOGL)

    August 17, 2016
    Amazon attempts to turn free content viewers onto Prime memberships while competing with big names in the space including ...
  80. Wal-Mart Earnings Coming Up: What to Expect? (WMT, AMZN)

    August 16, 2016
    Wal-Mart shares have risen some 11% over the past three months, thanks to the company's recent moves to better compete with ...
  81. Benefits and Rewards of the GameStop Credit Card

    August 16, 2016
    Similar to other credit-card reward programs, the GameStop card is most lucrative to frequent customers who pay off their ...
  82. 3 Stocks to Buy According to Goldman Sachs (AAPL, FB)

    August 15, 2016
    While Goldman recommends for investors to adopt a "risk-off" approach, the firm believes certain companies have plenty of ...
  83. 3 Stocks With The Biggest Earnings Surprises in Q2 (AMZN, GRMN)

    August 15, 2016
    Goldman Sachs analysts crunched the numbers to figure out the three stocks with biggest earnings surprises.
  84. 3 Best Credit Cards for Shopping at Amazon in 2016 (AMZN)

    August 14, 2016
    Find out how Amazon.com shoppers can earn maximum cash back on their purchases with Amazon-focused cash-back rewards credit ...
  85. Microsoft and Amazon in Videogame Livestreaming Battle (MSFT, ...

    August 11, 2016
    Microsoft Corp's (MSFT) Xbox unit announced it will be buying Beam Interactive Inc., a livestreaming service that allows ...
  86. Streaming Services Spur Record Scripted Shows This Year

    August 10, 2016
    The number of scripted shows on television will reach record highs this year and streaming services are responsible for the ...
  87. Macy's Approaches Critical Price Level Before Earnings (M, AMZN)

    August 9, 2016
    Macy's has been stuck in a bear market for more than a year, but it has now arrived at a price level that can support a new ...
  88. Wal-Mart Stock Trades Ex-Dividend Wednesday (WMT, AMZN)

    August 8, 2016
    Wal-Mart will send its dividend payment on September 6 to shareholders of record as of August 12.
  89. Walmart Announces $3.3 Bn Jet.com Deal (WMT, AMZN)

    August 7, 2016
    Unlike several other brick-and-mortar retailers whose businesses have been disrupted by Amazon, Walmart has the financial ...
  90. Amazon's Prime Air Cargo Jets Set to Take Off (AMZN, FDX)

    August 7, 2016
    Controlling its own logistics instead of relying on either FedEx or UPS is one way Amazon plans to achieve its delivery goals. ...
  91. Jeff Bezos Sells 1 Million Amazon Shares (AMZN)

    August 4, 2016
    The Amazon founder and CEO has just sold shares worth $756 million.
  92. Digital Globalization: Short-Term Pain, Long-Term Gain?

    August 4, 2016
    Which countries and companies stand to benefit the most from digital globalization, according to McKinsey Global Institute.
  93. Google Gets Green Light to Test Delivery Drones (GOOGL, AMZN)

    August 3, 2016
    Google's parent Alphabet Inc. got permission from the FAA to test unmanned drones in six test sites designated by the FAA. ...
  94. Invest in Consumer Discretionary With This ETF (XLY, AMZN)

    August 3, 2016
    In the article below, we’ll take a look at several charts and see where strategic traders are currently placing their bets. ...
  95. Analyzing Alibaba Vs. Amazon Business Models

    August 2, 2016
    Learn how Alibaba and Amazon compare in terms of each company's applied business model, and understand the markets each company ...
  96. Crowdfunding's New Store: Amazon Adds Kickstarter (AMZN)

    August 1, 2016
    Amazon Launchpad introduces Kickstarter Collection with over 300 products created and crowdfunded on Kickstarter.
  97. Einhorn Loses on Apple, Amazon, Macy's and Fracking

    August 1, 2016
    It has been a while since David Einhorn, fund manager of Greenlight Capital, had a strung together multiple profitable quarters.
  98. Netflix To See More Competition From Amazon (AMZN, NFLX)

    July 29, 2016
    Amazon is taking on Netflix in a bigger way when it comes to original content, nearly doubling the investment for the remainder ...
  99. Amazon Q2 EPS, Rev Beat; AWS Disappoints (AMZN)

    July 28, 2016
    The e-commerce giant reported second quarter earnings results that didn't show the momentum investors hoped to see in its ...
  100. 3 Stocks That Could Benefit from Civil Unrest

    July 28, 2016
    Civil unrest could lead to increased sales for these three companies.
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