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  1. Jeff Bezos Trumps Elon Musk's SpaceX

    November 25, 2015
    Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos' rocket company Blue Origin landed a rocket safely back on earth yesterday. Why is this important? ...
  2. Jeff Bezos Biography

    November 24, 2015
    Jeff Bezos is an American online retail pioneer and tycoon, with a net worth of $58.8 billion in November of 2015, according ...
  3. Singles' Day Hits A Home Run For Online Retail

    November 19, 2015
    When one e-commerce company can take advantage of a 20-year-old holiday to sell more than $14 billion of goods in a single ...
  4. Are Amazon Profits Here to Stay?

    November 19, 2015
    Amazon is starting to look like a steadily profitable company. Is this really the case? Should investors even be hoping for ...
  5. Wal-Mart vs. Target: Which One Is A Bigger Threat To Amazon?

    November 18, 2015
    Walmart and Target both revealed multi-year plans to grow their businesses. Which of these two retailers is the biggest threat ...
  6. Amazon Studios vs. Hollywood: Is Netflix the Better Pick?

    November 18, 2015
    Amazon Studios is a relatively new division of Amazon that is trying to revolutionize Hollywood. While it may succeed, is ...
  7. Amazon Announces 5 Minute Black Friday Deals

    November 18, 2015
    Internet retail giant (AMZN) has announced its plans for Thanksgiving sales, which will start on November 20th, ...
  8. Is Amazon Too Diversified?

    November 16, 2015
    Amazon recently posted an unexpectedly large profit. But is the company too diversified for its own good?
  9. Brace Yourself: Cyber Monday is Coming

    November 12, 2015
    Cyber Monday is expected to reach new heights this year. Retails giants including and Wal-Mart expect to reap ...
  10. Why All of the World's Top 10 Companies Are American

    November 11, 2015
    The top 10 companies in the world by market capitalization are all American, but history shows that such dominance in the ...
  11. Is Wal-Mart the Next Amazon? 

    November 10, 2015
    Amazon has recently overtaken Wal-Mart as the top American retailer. Can Wal-Mart regain that spot and crush Amazon and its ...
  12. Are Facebook, Amazon and Alphabet Unstoppable?

    November 9, 2015
    Facebook, Alphabet and Amazon all closed at all-time highs on Wednesday. Is this irrational exuberance, or are we witnessing ...
  13. Taser Lands Largest-Ever Body Cam Order

    November 4, 2015
    Taser International (NASDAQ: TASR) investors got a shock when the stun gun maker reported third quarter earnings on Nov. ...
  14. Target and Wal-Mart Extend Holiday Shopping Season

    November 3, 2015
    Given the way the holiday season works for major retailers, you can expect employees still wearing Halloween costumes getting Target ...
  15. Playing The Decline of Traditional Retailers

    November 3, 2015
    Play the decline of traditional retailers with a strategy that lowers built-in exposure to online sales.
  16. Is Walmart a Bargain Right Now?

    October 30, 2015
    Every great growth story comes to an end. Is this the beginning of the end for Walmart or a buying opportunity?
  17. Target Fires First Shot in Holiday Wars at Wal-Mart

    October 30, 2015
    In a move that has threatened retail giant WalMart (WMT), Target (TGT) has announced that it will offer free shipping and ...
  18. Taser's Plan to Shock the In-Car Video Market

    October 26, 2015
    Police body cams have become the go-to solution for politicians following the rioting and looting in Ferguson, Baltimore, ...
  19. 4 Ways Amazon Threatens Google's Future

    October 23, 2015
    Learn how Amazon products like Amazon Prime Now, Amazon Echo, and Amazon Cloud Drive compete with Google products and pose ...
  20. ECB Rate Cuts, Possible European QE Lift Stocks

    October 22, 2015
    Following Thursday's meeting of the Governing Council of the European Central Bank (ECB) in Malta, President Mario Draghi ...
  21. Amazon's Stock Advances on These 3 Factors

    October 22, 2015
    Online retailer Amazon reported earnings today, and market rejoiced.
  22. Top 10 Companies Owned by Amazon

    October 21, 2015
    Learn about what has made Amazon so successful over the years. Learn about 10 of the most important companies that Amazon ...
  23. How to Pick the Best Stocks? Listen to Customers

    October 21, 2015
    Rated top in customer service, these companies have delivered impressive stock performance over the past year.
  24. Starbucks and Fiat May Owe $34m Each in Back Taxes

    October 21, 2015
    Wednesday's decision by European Commissioner for Competition Margrethe Vestager may curb, if not ultimately put an end to, ...
  25. Can Subscription Services Take Over The Movies As Well?

    October 20, 2015
    Monthly subscription services provided by firms like Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ: NFLX) and, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) have ...
  26. The Dreamers of Silicon Valley: Amazon, Facebook and Google

    October 20, 2015
    Conquering death and building drones that fly for years at a stretch are just some of the problems the dreamers of Silicon ...
  27. Does the Dell/EMC Deal Make Financial Sense?

    October 19, 2015
    Last week, Dell announced it would be buying IT provider EMC in a $67 billion deal, making it the largest technology deal ...
  28. The Top 5 Etsy Entrepreneurs

    October 15, 2015
    Etsy nurtures unique products, often hand-made. Here are the top five businesses that use Etsy's platform.
  29. Major Companies That Lose Money On Shipping

    October 12, 2015
    We look at some of the big companies in the home delivery business that have high shipping costs and how they mitigate this.
  30. This New Trend Makes Robotics an Industry to Watch

    October 10, 2015
    Robots created to work with humans, instead of taking their place, have the possibility to change the face of manufacturing ...
  31. 25 Tactical Trades Goldman Sachs Is Watching Amid Earnings Season

    October 8, 2015
    John Marshall of Goldman Sachs identified the 25 most "out-of-consensus opportunities" ahead of earnings season. Marshall ...
  32. Netflix's Price Hike Cheers Shareholders

    October 8, 2015
    Netflix has raised the price for its standard streaming service, and investors have rewarded it handsomely.
  33. EU Court Nullifies “Safe Harbor” Pact, Disrupts Data Flow

    October 6, 2015
    In a major blow to 4,500 U.S. data/cloud services companies including Facebook and Apple, the European Union’s highest court ...
  34. Top 3 Stocks for the Coming Holiday Season

    September 30, 2015
    If you want to buck the bear market trend by going long on consumer stocks, these three might be your best bets.
  35. These Industries Have The Most Illiquid Stocks

    September 29, 2015
    U.S. equity markets are vast and highly liquid, but a few sectors have failed to attract substantial capital.
  36. Are Adblockers Ruining Internet Business Models?

    September 25, 2015
    Adblocking software helps Internet browsers avoid ads and impacts publishers' revenues. We look at how it is changing the ...
  37. Sears Makes a Big Hire to Lead Fullfillment

    September 24, 2015
    Sears Holding (NASDAQ: SHLD) has lured a prominent executive out of retirement to serve in the newly created position of ...
  38. 5 Ways Augmented Reality Is Changing the World

    September 22, 2015
    Understand what augmented reality is and how it is being used in today's world. Learn about the top five ways augmented reality ...
  39. Target Testing Home Grocery Delivery

    September 15, 2015
    Target (NYSE: TGT) has begun testing a new program that allows customers to shop for groceries online and then have them ...
  40. Target Finds Trouble With Omnichannel Shopping

    September 14, 2015
    In theory, it's all supposed to be so easy: give consumers the ability to shop anyway they want, whenever they want, however ...
  41. Coca-Cola Bringing Back a Popular Soda

    September 10, 2015
    Coca Cola (NYSE: KO) has listened to the public and returned a once-popular citrus soda back to store shelves. Surge, a ...
  42. An Overview of Businesses Owned by Amazon

    September 10, 2015
    Amazon is much more than an online retailer. Here are six companies owned by the multibillion-dollar conglomerate.
  43. Staples Buyout of Office Depot Ready to Collapse?

    September 9, 2015
    What had once seemed like a sure thing now may be ready to fall apart. The dire straits of the office supply industry had ...
  44. Netflix Balks at the Idea of Offline Viewing

    September 8, 2015
    Even though there seems to be heavy public demand for it, Netflix (NASDAQ: NFLX) won't be allowing its subscribers to view ...
  45. The 5 Best Alternatives to eBay

    September 8, 2015
    Understand the benefits and drawbacks of eBay, as well as the industry in which it operates. Learn about five alternatives ...
  46. How The TV Industry Struggles To Stay Alive

    September 7, 2015
    Thanks to Netflix and Hulu, modes of distribution are in flux. What does that mean for the TV industry as we know it?
  47. Comparing The Business Models of Seamless and GrubHub

    September 7, 2015
    A comparison of the business models for GrubHub and Seamless, along with a look at the future of the combined entity GrubHub ...
  48. Netflix Stock Tumbling

    September 3, 2015
    Shares of Netflix, the popular video streaming service provider, plunged by roughly 13% in the week starting August 31, 2 ...
  49. Factors Driving Kroger's Success

    August 28, 2015
    Kroger’s focus on optimizing customer experience and cultivating its own product lines has proven to be successful strategy.
  50. Target Taps Stores for Faster Delivery

    August 27, 2015
    Target (NYSE: TGT) is discovering the secret weapon brick-and-mortar retailers have at their disposal to fight back against ...
  51. 10 Reasons The Stock Market Rebounded Two Mornings After Black ...

    August 26, 2015
    After the famed – yet infamous – Black Monday market selloff, indices have started to recuperate. The Dow Jones Industrial ...
  52. Why Alphabet Will Boost Google Stock Prices

    August 24, 2015
    Why is Google changing its name to Alphabet and what does this mean for shareholders?
  53. Traditional Media Suffers, Cord Cutters Win

    August 24, 2015
    Last week, a majority of media stocks including Time Warner, Walt Disney, CBS Corp., Viacom, among others, took a hammering ...
  54. How Works and Its Business Model

    August 21, 2015
    Can someone make money by playing video games? Twitch offers money making for both the company and the gamers. Here’s how ...
  55. Top Websites to Start an Online Business

    August 21, 2015
    The Internet offers nearly endless ideas and opportunities for new businesses. Here are some great resources to get your ...
  56. The 4 Technology Stocks You'll Wish You Bought in 2015

    August 20, 2015
    Find out which technology stocks you wish you had bought in January 2015, including such big names as, Netflix ...
  57. Netflix Moving Completely Into the Cloud

    August 19, 2015
    At one point, Netflix (NASDAQ: NFLX) maintained the huge server farms needed for its digital streaming video service. Over ...
  58. How Xiaomi Profits from $100 Phones

    August 18, 2015
    With smartphones priced below $100 and its newest phones at just a few hundred dollars, how is Chinese company Xiaomi posting ...
  59. Here Are The 6 Hottest New York Startups Of 2015

    August 18, 2015
    Meet the latest generation of leading New York startups, which may pose a serious threat to their Silicon Valley counterparts.
  60. Target to Test Grocery Delivery Service

    August 17, 2015
    Soon you will be able to do your grocery shopping at Target (NYSE: TGT) from your couch. According to a report by the StarTribune, ...
  61. 5 Reasons Why Google Inc Is Now Alphabet Inc

    August 13, 2015
    Puzzled about the recent Google restructuring? Here are the top reasons why Google Inc. renamed itself Alphabet Inc.
  62. Everything You Need To Know About Retail Earnings...Before They ...

    August 12, 2015
    As we approach the end of earnings season, investor attention turns toward retailer reports. Many will focus on big department ...
  63. Netflix Is Now Worth More Than CBS--Here's Why

    August 12, 2015
    In the battle between traditional broadcasters and on-demand content providers, former upstart Netflix is now worth more ...
  64. Box Jumps 10% on Bullish Comments

    August 11, 2015
    Shares of cloud storage provider Box (NYSE: BOX) surged 10% on August 7th after analysts at Oppenheimer upgraded the stock ...
  65. How Agile Principles Are Used in Holacracy

    August 11, 2015
    Holacracy itself has been an actively utilized management system since 2007 with its framework rooted in agile methodology.
  66. Target Discovers the Power of Free Shipping

    August 10, 2015
    What may have been obvious to you and me is apparently a revelation to Target (NYSE: TGT): Give consumers something for ...
  67. Cash Conversion Cycle - CCC

    August 10, 2015
    A metric that expresses the length of time, in days, that it takes for a company to convert resource inputs into cash flows. ...
  68. Macy's Using Same-Day Delivery to Fend Off Rivals

    August 7, 2015
    Is same-day delivery going to be enough for Macy's (NYSE: M) to blunt the impact the Internet is having on its business? ...
  69. What's Next After Apple’s (AAPL) Big Drop?

    August 6, 2015
    What does the future hold for Apple following the recent drop of its stock?
  70. Top 4 Venture Capital Investors and Firms

    August 5, 2015
    Understand what it is that venture capital firms do, the purpose they serve for new businesses and discover some of the top-ranked ...
  71. Explaining Clients Why They Need a Budget

    August 3, 2015
    The truth is that budgeting isn't just for times when your money is tight or your life is undergoing a major transition. ...
  72. Credit Card Review: Chase Freedom

    July 31, 2015
    Learn about the Chase Freedom card and how it earns 1% cash back on every purchase and up to 5% on purchases in quarterly ...
  73. 3 Reasons Facebook Is Interested In Oculus Rift

    July 30, 2015
    Facebook is a social media company. Oculus Rift is a virtual headset maker. What do they have in common?
  74. Is Pandora Set For A Rebound?

    July 29, 2015
    Pandora stock is showing signs of a rebound. The beaten-down stock has picked up after the release of 2Q '15 results and ...
  75. Three Perks Business Should Give Their Employees

    July 29, 2015
    Firms that treat their employees well have a competitive advantage over their rivals. Here are three important perks to give ...
  76. Credit Card Review: Discover it

    July 29, 2015
    Learn why the Discover it card provides a great balance between cost effectiveness and robust rewards, especially for those ...
  77. With PayPal Gone, Can eBay Survive?

    July 27, 2015
    For eBay (NASDAQ: EBAY), the recent spinoff of payment processing service PayPal, along with the sale of its enterprise ...
  78. No, Is Not a Threat to Wal-Mart

    July 27, 2015
    Whether retail behemoth Wal-Mart (NYSE: WMT) can successfully gain traction with its turnaround remains to be seen, but ...
  79. How can I invest in electronic retailing (e-tailing)?

    July 27, 2015
    Learn about the different ways to invest in electronic retail. and Alibaba are the two dominant players in electronic ...
  80. Will Nepotism Kill Wal-Mart?

    July 24, 2015
    Wal-Mart recently appointed Greg Penner, grandson-in-law of its founder to the post of Board Chairman. Should investors be ...
  81. Will Revolutionize Shopping?

    July 24, 2015 has arrived and will look to steal market share from Amazon over the next several years. Will it be successful?
  82. Can Amazon Echo Compete With Siri?

    July 23, 2015
    Amazon has introduced something totally new, Echo, and it has people wondering how this device stacks up against Apple’s ...
  83. Building An Effective Watch List

    July 21, 2015
    An effective watch list will uncover opportunities missed by other traders, fund managers and market timers.
  84. Companies That Went Bankrupt From Innovation Lag

    July 21, 2015
    Companies that don't keep up with market-changing innovations run the risk of going bankrupt. We look at some examples.
  85. GoPro & Extreme Sports' Hella Gnarly Relationship

    July 21, 2015
    This totally gnarly article will examine the close-knit relationship between GoPro and extreme sports, and how this partnership ...
  86. Is Amazon Killing the Best Buy Business Model?

    July 20, 2015
    Best Buy's business model has been shaken up by Amazon. Its plan to adapt is working but needs to go further to avoid the ...
  87. Barnes & Noble Approves Spinoff, Pays Dividend

    July 15, 2015
    The board at Barnes & Noble (NYSE: BKS) recently approved the spinoff of Barnes & Noble Education, which will start ...
  88. Costco: Good And Costly

    July 15, 2015
    Costco Warehouse Corporation is one of the good stocks in the retail space, but is it good enough to justify the current ...
  89. Search Engines That Compete With Google

    July 15, 2015
    While Bing now controls a substantial part of the online search market, the real threat to Google's dominance may come from ...
  90. Wal-Mart Holding Its Own Black Friday in Summer

    July 14, 2015
    Never a company to shrink back from its rivals, Wal-Mart (NYSE: WMT) has announced plans for a massive summer sale, meant ...
  91. The Top Companies Owned By Alibaba

    July 9, 2015
    Alibaba has a wide range of businesses, offering many different products and services that cater to every aspect of retailing.
  92. Local Tax Will Not Hurt Netflix Growth

    July 7, 2015
    While it seems like a blow at first glance, Netflix (NASDAQ: NFLX) is unlikely to suffer from the 9% tax on its streaming ...
  93. Insights On Creative Destruction and Technology

    July 7, 2015
    Creative Destruction has a way of phasing out old technologies and inviting the new when applied to business models and economics.
  94. & Holacracy, Will It Work?

    July 6, 2015
    Zappos amounts to the most expansive corporate implementation of Holacracy. Why did they do it?
  95. The Pros and Cons of Buying on Amazon

    July 2, 2015
    Learn how buying works with Amazon. Amazon has become the dominant player in online retail with its ruthless focus on lower ...
  96. Why Yahoo's Core Business is Negatively Valued

    July 2, 2015
    Due to its steadily declining sales, Yahoo has been categorized as a relic of the past.
  97. Top 5 Coding Camps To Launch Your Career

    July 2, 2015
    If you have been following the NASDAQ over the past few years then you know that the technology sector has been on fire. ...
  98. 3 Insights From Etsy Management

    June 30, 2015
    When it comes to a company as new as Etsy (NASDAQ: ETSY), investors who are interested in the stock would do well to get ...
  99. Winning Retailers Amid Sales Slump

    June 29, 2015
    Declining department store retail sales and the exceptions to the rule after the end of the Great Recession.
  100. eSports Are Now Being Analyzed On Wall Street

    June 24, 2015
    Whether or not investors actually believe the field is a sport, "eSports" have gained enough global attention for the debate ...
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