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  1. Netflix Consumer Engagement to Increase: eMarketer

    January 20, 2017
    According to the research firm, Netflix will have 128 million U.S. viewers in 2017, up 6.6% from last year.
  2. EU Praises Audiobook Decision by Apple and Amazon

    January 19, 2017
    The end of exclusivity should clear the way for increased competition and choice in the audiobook industry.
  3. Where Is Ken Fisher Spending His Billions- and Why?

    January 19, 2017
    Fisher's fund has considerably outperformed the average hedge fund for the whole of 2016 and part of 2015.
  4. Netflix Stock Soars in After-Hours Beat

    January 19, 2017
    The streaming service blew past analyst expectations for its fourth quarter results.
  5. Is Amazon Entering the Self-Driving Vehicle Industry?

    January 18, 2017
    Amazon was awarded a patent for a system that manages reversible lane assignments for self-driving cars.
  6. Target's Holiday Miss Could Trigger New Downtrend

    January 18, 2017
    Target is testing 2-year support in the mid 60s for the fifth time and could break down in coming weeks, entering a multiyear ...
  7. Microsoft Stock Gets $72 Target at CLSA

    January 18, 2017
    The software giant received a strong vote of confidence by analysts at Credit Lyonnais Securities Asia (CLSA).
  8. Google to Launch Android One Phones in US in 2017

    January 18, 2017
    The Mountain View, Calif.-based company is trying to boost its smartphone cred in the U.S. market.
  9. William Blair Positive on VMware-AWS Partnership

    January 17, 2017
    Analyst Jason Ader reports a 'significant buzz' regarding VMware's budding AWS partnership.
  10. Is Amazon Affected By Trump's Border-Adjusted Tax?

    January 16, 2017
    Amazon could see less of a tax hit compared with other retailers but may not be completely in the clear from Trump's policy ...
  11. Why These Big Tech Stocks Are Poised to Rise

    January 16, 2017
    Tech stocks such as Facebook, Amazon and Alphabet are likely to rise in 2017.
  12. Evaluating Amazon's Job Creation Announcement

    January 13, 2017
    What does Amazon's announcement about adding 100,000 jobs in the U.S. by mid-2018 tell us about its business strategy?
  13. George Soros Lost Nearly $1B Due to Trump Win

    January 12, 2017
    The noted hedge fund manager lost nearly $1B because he was bearish about the markets following a Trump win.
  14. Apple Is Pursuing The Holy Grail of Original Content

    January 12, 2017
    At long last, Apple is reportedly planning to generate its own original content. But so is everyone else. Is Tim Cook too ...
  15. Amazon Pays Fine to Canada Antitrust Agency

    January 12, 2017
    A Canadian antitrust agency said the Seattle company misled consumers about savings with inaccurate price information.
  16. A Weak Outlook Has Tableau Investors Singing the Blues

    January 12, 2017
    The combination of weak fundamentals and an ongoing technical breakdown makes it highly unlikely that Tableau will reconcile ...
  17. Apple Reportedly to Develop Original Entertainment Content

    January 12, 2017
    Strong competition from other streaming media outlets is pushing Apple to look at in-house development of its own programming. ...
  18. Amazon Offers Cash-Back Chase Card For Prime Members

    January 11, 2017
    You get 5% cash back on purchases made on the Amazon website.
  19. Amazon Was the Biggest Gainer in Patents Last Year

    January 10, 2017
    The Seattle company registered a 46% growth in its patent count.
  20. Apple Is Most Environment-Friendly Tech Company

    January 10, 2017
    Apple, Google and Facebook earned top grades from Greenpeace, but Amazon and Netflix were criticized for their lack of energy ...
  21. I Saw the Future at CES 2017, and All Your Behavior is For Sale

    January 9, 2017
    Technology being used to learn what to sell you is not a matter of whether or when, but of which app.
  22. Netflix, Amazon Win Two Awards Each at Golden Globes

    January 9, 2017
    The streaming services improved on last year's tally in 2016. But they still could not top their 2015 haul.
  23. Amazon Prime Becoming Popular in Low-Income Households

    January 9, 2017
    The e-commerce behemoth saw a 48.5% increase in Prime membership during the holiday season, according to Baird Capital.
  24. Amazon Dominates Holidays As Online Sales Rise 11%

    January 9, 2017
    Online commerce saw an 11% rise as compared to the previous year, while physical retail grew only 2.7%.
  25. Alexa, Who Won CES This Year?

    January 9, 2017
    The voice assistant is being incorporated into consumer products, inside and outside the home, at a startling rate.
  26. Is Microsoft Stock a Bargain at Tech-Bubble Highs?

    January 9, 2017
    Can shares of Microsoft, which are trading near tech-bubble highs, still make money for investors in 2017?
  27. Nvidia Releases New Version of Shield TV

    January 6, 2017
    The new Shield TV integrates with Google Assistant and has 4K HDR.
  28. Microsoft Stock Among Top Cloud Picks for 2017

    January 6, 2017
    Microsoft might be trading near tech-bubble highs, but leaving the stock out of your portfolio for 2017 might be a mistake.
  29. 3 Gadgets That Impressed Tech Geeks At CES 2017

    January 4, 2017
    These three products have generated the maximum chatter among attendees.
  30. Amazon to Make its Own Athletic Wear Line

    January 4, 2017
    Guess who has to worry about Amazon now? Nike and Lululemon.
  31. Analyst Bearish on Food Delivery Player Grubhub

    January 3, 2017
    Cakmak says heightened competition and a decline in growth will reduce the pioneer's value in 2017.
  32. Why Nontech Giants Are Buying Tech Startups

    January 3, 2017
    Autonomous Car Concept: rising numbers of of old-line companies are acquiring Silicon Valley tech startups
  33. Assessing Alibaba's Cloud Prospects for 2017

    January 3, 2017
    Judging solely on execution, Alibaba, which ended last year with more than 8% stock returns, had a successful 2016 campaign. ...
  34. What Will Drive Microsoft Stock in 2017?

    January 1, 2017
    MSFT haf 12% returns in 2016, which topped the 9.55% rise in the S&P 500 index.
  35. Alibaba's 2016: A Year in Review

    December 31, 2016
    Did Alibaba have a good 2016? That depends a lot on your point of view.
  36. Samsung Sees Sales Bump This Holiday

    December 30, 2016
    Samsung saw a 1% increase in device activations while Amazon made an entry into the top 5 list.
  37. Amazon Wants to Build Warehouses in the Sky (AMZN)

    December 30, 2016
    The Seattle company filed a patent for "Airborne Fulfillment Centers."
  38. Amazon Unveils Three Glimpses of Retail's Future

    December 29, 2016
    It's reinventing retailing with streaming video, drone delivery and grocery stores without checkouts
  39. Hedge Funds' Biggest Paydays of 2016

    December 28, 2016
    A difficult year for hedge funds didn't stop some firms from these notable payoffs
  40. Microsoft's Cloud, LinkedIn Deal Dominate 2016

    December 28, 2016
    Microsoft's growth in cloud services and its emergence into a threat to Amazon was one of 2016's biggest surprises
  41. Apple's Three High-profile Battles of 2016 (AAPL, GOOG)

    December 27, 2016
    The Cupertino company has become increasingly aggressive as it becomes big.
  42. Amazon Site Is Now Sold Out of Echo Speakers

    December 21, 2016
    Amazon is sending customers to buy Echo at pop-ups in malls and physical stores.
  43. 2017 Could Be the Year for Consumer Discretionary Stocks

    December 21, 2016
    Bullish chart patterns on the charts of consumer discretionary assets suggest that higher prices could be in the cards for ...
  44. 7-11 Made 77 Drone Deliveries This Year, Beating Amazon

    December 21, 2016
    Slurpees can now be delivered by drone, just like in your dreams.
  45. Which Warehouse Club and Retail Memberships Are Worth It?

    December 20, 2016
    When it comes to major retail memberships in clubs such as Amazon Prime, Costco, BJ’s, and Sam’s Club, which ones are really ...
  46. Uber's Mideast Rival Careem Goes Unicorn

    December 19, 2016
    Uber's Mideast rival Careem Networks has raised funding, putting it at a $1 billion valuation.
  47. Apple, Ireland Amp Up Rhetoric Against EU In Tax Case (AAPL, ...

    December 19, 2016
    Apple claims it has been unfairly targeted by an EU commissioner driven by headlines.
  48. New App Makes Amazon the Uber of Shipping (AMZN, UPS)

    December 19, 2016
    Amazon's new shipping app strengthens its position as a logistics and delivery powerhouse.
  49. Netflix Signs Deal With One of the World's Biggest Movie Stars ...

    December 16, 2016
    Bollywood's Shah Rukh Khan is the biggest movie star you've never heard of, and Netflix has announced an exclusive deal with ...
  50. Amazon Tests First Drone Delivery

    December 14, 2016
    Remember that 2014 Superbowl Ad with the Amazon drones and you said, "No Way"?
  51. Where Can You Buy Tax Free on Amazon?

    December 14, 2016
    Time was, you could shop online without paying sales tax. That's less and less the case.
  52. Google To Become A 100% Renewable Energy Company in 2017

    December 8, 2016
    The Mountain View company is already the largest purchaser of renewable energy in corporate America.
  53. George Soros Bets on Netflix, Alphabet and Amazon (NFLX, GOOG)

    December 8, 2016
    George Soros, a billionaire investor, author, and philanthropist, founded his company Soros Fund Management in 1970. Based ...
  54. Alibaba Cloud Push Leads to China Mobile Partnership (BABA, AMZN)

    December 8, 2016
    Alibaba is leaving no stones unturned in its quest to emerge a credible cloud threat against leaders Amazon and Microsoft.
  55. GE Releases Lamp Prototype With Amazon's Alexa

    December 7, 2016
    The lamp is the first consumer device to integrate Alexa into its design and will start shipping during the second quarter ...
  56. Amazon Is Sued By Makers Of Snuggies Blankets

    December 7, 2016
    The suit claims that counterfeit versions of their products have "hijacked" the Seattle company's platform.
  57. Amazon Testing Out its Muscle in Grocery Market (AMZN, KR)

    December 6, 2016
    A new grocery store concept might change the entire industry.
  58. Microsoft Attacks Amazon, Google for Home Turf (MSFT, AMZN)

    December 6, 2016
    The cloud isn't the only area where Microsoft aims to topple Amazon.com, whose voice assistant Echo has quickly become a ...
  59. Does a Pandora Deal Make Sense for Amazon? (AMZN, P)

    December 6, 2016
    James Cakmak, analyst at Monness, Crespi, Hardt & Co., made a case for why Amazon.com should step in and acquire Pandora.
  60. Amazon Launches AmazonGo, the Future Of Grocery Stores

    December 5, 2016
    The store, which will open in Seattle in 2017, uses technology from self-driving cars.
  61. The Race for India's E-Commerce Market (AMZN, BABA)

    December 5, 2016
    With an estimated 1.3 billion people and two-thirds of them below the age of 35, India is the fastest growing worldwide market ...
  62. Amazon Ramps Up Cloud Position as Rivals Emerge (AMZN, MSFT)

    December 5, 2016
    With its new cloud tools, Amazon is addressing the needs not only of the users, but also system administrators and developers. ...
  63. Holiday Sales May Be Not So Merry for Retailers (AMZN, WMT)

    December 5, 2016
    U.S. retailers are likely to post meager profits during the holiday season, new numbers indicate from the National Retail ...
  64. Groupon Heading for a Relapse After Strong 2016 (GRPN)

    December 2, 2016
    Shares of Groupon are up 21% year-to-date, but a technical and fundamental breakdown of late points to increased downside ...
  65. India's Snapdeal Denies Reports of Alibaba M&A Interest (BABA, ...

    December 2, 2016
    India's Snapdeal has denied reports of possible deal negotiations with Alibaba.
  66. Tech Stocks Oversold, Analyst Says (QQQ, FB)

    December 2, 2016
    FANG stocks still remain “beacons of growth” that should not be sold anytime soon, according to Canaccord Genuity.
  67. Expedia Want to Hear From You (EXPE, AMZN)

    December 1, 2016
    Expedia just announced a deal with Amazon that gets you talking about your travel plans.
  68. AWS CEO: 55% YOY Growth ‘Just the Beginning' (AMZN, VMW)

    November 30, 2016
    CEO Andy Jassy explains AWS' unique position at the head of a growth market set to be worth trillions, highlighting large ...
  69. Offline Viewing Finally Comes To Netflix

    November 30, 2016
    The streaming service announced that the availability of offline viewing for select titles in its library in a blog post ...
  70. Palo Alto Strengthens Ties With Amazon (PANW, AMZN)

    November 30, 2016
    The next-gen cybersecurity firm teams with the leading cloud provider to automate cloud security deployment as enterprises ...
  71. McDonald's Automation is the Fault of Wage Demands, Says Ex-Exec

    November 30, 2016
    According to him, McDonald's introduced self-service kiosks in response to increased wage demands from workers.
  72. Bed Bath & Beyond Playing Catchup in E-Commerce

    November 30, 2016
    Bed Bath & Beyond (NASDAQ: BBBY) is trying to make up for lost time in e-commerce by buying another online retailer. ...
  73. Can China-based LeMall Beat U.S. Retail? (BBY, TGT)

    November 29, 2016
    The Chinese-based ecommerce company moved into U.S. virtual territory last year. Should the big retailers fear for their ...
  74. Amazon Redesigns Its Connected Speaker

    November 29, 2016
    The Seattle company is adding a touchscreen to enable scrolling and adjusting the placement of its speakers.
  75. Alibaba Opens Four New Data Centers (BABA, AMZN)

    November 29, 2016
    The Chinese e-commerce giant's cloud division, which is estimated to have grown by 128% during the third quarter, is a strategic ...
  76. Amazon Set To Wage War On Counterfeits

    November 29, 2016
    The e-commerce behemoth has plans to set up a brand registry for merchants wishing to sell on its site.
  77. Top Five Most Important Stocks for Hedge Funds (AMZN, FB)

    November 29, 2016
    According to a report by Goldman Sachs, these are among the most important stocks for hedge funds in the current climate.
  78. Active Traders Are Loading Up On Retail Stocks (XRT, AMZN)

    November 29, 2016
    Record holiday spending combined with strong chart setups suggest that now is the time to buy retail stocks.
  79. Netflix is Now Taxed as a Utility in Pasadena; Others to Follow?

    November 28, 2016
    Cities and states are mulling a tax on streaming services to recoup lost tax revenues from the shift towards such services ...
  80. Whose Winning the Cyber-Monday War? (WMT, TGT)

    November 28, 2016
    A broad-picture and unique look at which retailer has the biggest advantage on this new shopping holiday.
  81. Black Friday Online Sales Hit a Record, Mobile Up

    November 28, 2016
    Apple and Mattel were among the big winners this year.
  82. Live Chart Tracks Top Retailers' Performance This Holiday Season ...

    November 26, 2016
    This holiday season, a live dashboard combining several data sources helps track some key performance metrics of the top ...
  83. Dave Chappelle Heads To Netflix as AMZN Aims to Stream Live Sports

    November 22, 2016
    The streaming service wars for original content are heating up.
  84. Black Friday Starts Early At Major Retailers This Year

    November 22, 2016
    Retailers have begun offering discounts earlier this year to customers.
  85. Amazon May Not Be The Cheapest Option This Holiday Season

    November 22, 2016
    Competitors are emerging for the Seattle retail behemoth.
  86. Disney Stock Falls on Amazon's Live Sports Plans (DIS, AMZN)

    November 22, 2016
    The success of an Amazon Sports network would further disrupt ESPN, Disney's flagship sports network.
  87. Alibaba's Cloud Set to Take on Microsoft, Amazon (BABA, AMZN)

    November 22, 2016
    With reports that Alibaba is expanding its data center, it would seem that the e-commerce giant is suddenly taking its cloud ...
  88. Disney Exploring 24-Hour Digital News Channel (DIS, AMZN)

    November 22, 2016
    Disney's ABC network is exploring the possibility of a new 24-hour digital news channel.
  89. Amazon and Carnival Working Together for Clicks (CCL, AMZN)

    November 21, 2016
    This limited promotion will try to get Amazon users to click to Carnival Cruises.
  90. Apple Slashes Fees for Video Producers on Its Store (AAPL, NFLX)

    November 21, 2016
    The move is a bid to make the platform more attractive to video service providers and gain traction for the TV app, set to ...
  91. Cloud Battle Gets More Intelligent (MSFT, AMZN)

    November 21, 2016
    It seems that machine learning technology is going to be the next battleground for market share within the cloud.
  92. Amazon's Marketplace Business Model Is Spreading (AMZN)

    November 20, 2016
    Retailers are increasingly turning to the marketplace model adopted by Amazon, allowing third-party vendors to sell their ...
  93. Tiger Global Went Big With Tech Stocks in Q3

    November 17, 2016
    The hedge fund added Alibaba and Alphabet while it doubled its position in Apple.
  94. Amazon Offers 20% Discount For Prime Membership Nov. 18

    November 17, 2016
    The discount is to promote The Grand Tour, Amazon's streaming service's new motoring show.
  95. The Trump Effect on Stocks: Who’s Up, Who’s Down

    November 17, 2016
    Trump's election is dividing stocks into two classes based on how his policies will help or hurt them, while other stocks ...
  96. Why George Soros Tripled His Amazon Investment in Q3

    November 17, 2016
    According to a recent filing with the SEC, Soros more than tripled his investment in the company in just a few months.
  97. Can Amazon Fight Off Microsoft Cloud Momentum? (MSFT, AMZN)

    November 17, 2016
    Comparing both cloud giants, not only are Microsoft's numbers more impressive (under Nadella), the measures cast doubts on ...
  98. Amazon Sues Counterfeit Sellers (AMZN, BABA)

    November 16, 2016
    In its filing, the Seattle company said sale of counterfeit goods "undermines the trust that customers place in Amazon." ...
  99. Amazon Changes Gift Wrap This Holiday Season (AMZN, GOOG)

    November 15, 2016
    In a bid to reduce packaging waste, the Seattle e-commerce giant will use velvet bags, instead of wrapping paper, to deliver ...
  100. Don't Blame Big Data for Pollsters' Failings (AAPL, GOOGL)

    November 14, 2016
    As it turned out, listening to a wider set of data played a role in the Trump victory, but the pollsters need to catch up ...
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