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8/18/15Amazon Dash, the Device Web, and Speech Verification (Venture Chronicles)

I purchased an Amazon Dash button recently. It’s a clever product concept and an example of a headless device that will be a major theme in the emerging Internet of Things movement. The Internet of Things represents a massive shift in how we will consume services. I would assert that we will reorganize the existing Internet [...]

7/27/15The Amazon.com Bubble! (The Political and Financial Markets Commentator)

Anyone watching on the afternoon that Amazon reported earnings saw an immediate jump of about 20% in its share price! The euphoria (+$40 billion in market cap) was due to a small reported profit when a loss had been expected along with the performance of the company's cloud computing division. But has all of the excitement exuded by the 'market experts' who are wrong more than they are right been justified? Read the contrarian opinion written by David Stockman here! ...

7/9/15Stock Update: Amazon.com Inc (NASDAQ:AMZN) – Amazon Web Services Announces Four More ISV Leader... (Jutia Group)

[Business Wire] - Amazon Web Services, Inc. , an Amazon.com company , today announced Looker, Qlik, Sumo Logic, and Works Applications have declared themselves “all-in” with AWS as the core infrastructure platform that powers their SaaS solutions. By building their solutions on the AWS Cloud, these AWS partners join other leading ISVs such as [...]

7/7/15Stock Update (NASDAQ:AMZN): Amazon Web Services could be $38B business in five years; Microsoft c... (Jutia Group)

[at American City Business Journals] - Amazon (AMZN) Web Services may be the dominant force in the cloud, but Microsoft (MSFT) is catching up. The average customer spends $124,000 per year on AWS cloud services, the survey found. AWS was a $5 billion business in 2014, and is on track to top $6 billion [...]

7/7/15Market Update: Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) – Amazon Web Services could be $38B business... (Jutia Group)

[at American City Business Journals] - Amazon (AMZN) Web Services may be the dominant force in the cloud, but Microsoft (MSFT) is catching up. The average customer spends $124,000 per year on AWS cloud services, the survey found. AWS was a $5 billion business in 2014, and is on track to top $6 billion [...]

6/24/15Market Update: Amazon.com Inc (NASDAQ:AMZN) – Oracle hiring more than 100 in Seattle to take on... (Jutia Group)

[at American City Business Journals] - Oracle is looking to rapidly grow its Seattle footprint as the company takes on Amazon Web Services and makes a massive push into the public cloud industry. Oracle (ORCL) vice president of product development Prashant Ketkar said Wednesday the company is doing so much in the cloud that [...]

6/19/15Company Update (NASDAQ:AMZN): Season One of the Amazon Original Series Catastrophe is Now Availab... (Jutia Group)

[Business Wire] - —Amazon today announced all six episodes of season one of the Amazon Original Series Catastrophe are now available exclusively for Amazon Prime members in the US. Written by comedian and best-selling author Rob Delaney and award-winning actress Sharon Horgan , Catastrophe is a half-hour comedy set in London about an Irish [...]

6/16/15Market Update: Amazon.com Inc (NASDAQ:AMZN) – The Java language, an oldie but goodie, soldiers ... (Jutia Group)

[at Fortune] - Amazon Web Services just added Java language support to its whizzy Lambda event-driven service. Read more on this. Amazon.com Inc. (AMZN), valued at $198.10B, opened this morning at $424.15.   During today's session, AMZN traded between $422.67 to $426.49 with its 52-week range being $284.00 to $452.65. [...]

6/5/15Company Update: Amazon.com Inc (NASDAQ:AMZN) – A cloud full of DNA: Amazon Web Services may be ... (Jutia Group)

[at American City Business Journals] - Amazon Web Services is already the 800-pound gorilla of cloud services. But what about that gorilla's DNA? It looks like Amazon has that, too. Genomic researchers need massive amounts of storage space ... Read more on this. Amazon.com Inc. (AMZN), valued at $199.64B, opened at $429.66. [...]

6/4/15Market Update (NASDAQ:MSFT): Madrona taps Amazon, Microsoft alumni for new 194 million pounds ven... (Jutia Group)

[Reuters] - Seattle-based Madrona Venture Group said it has raised $300 million (194 million pounds) for a new fund, its sixth, drawing on the growing start-up community in the backyard it shares with Amazon.com Inc (AMZN.O) and Microsoft Corp (MSFT.O). About half the entrepreneurs in its previous fund, raised three years ago, have worked [...]

6/2/15Stock Update (NASDAQ:AMZN): Amazon Adds over 600 Channels, Apps and Games to Fire TV Devices in 3... (Jutia Group)

[Business Wire] - —Amazon Fire TV has the fastest growing selection of any streaming media device—in just the last 3 months, Amazon has added over 600 channels, apps and games to the Amazon Fire TV platform—more than Roku and Apple TV in the same timeframe. Read more on this. Amazon.com Inc. (AMZN), with [...]

5/26/15Market Update: Amazon.com Inc (NASDAQ:AMZN) – Amazon’s Europe changes to boost tax bill, add ... (Jutia Group)

[Reuters] - Amazon's decision to change its tax-efficient European business structure could raise its tax bill by as much as $100 million a year but authorities will have to fight for additional money and any payments will be hidden from public view. Amazon has become one of the highest profile targets of an international [...]

5/19/15Market Update: Amazon.com Inc (NASDAQ:AMZN) – TenMarks, an Amazon Company, Launches Free Summer... (Jutia Group)

[Business Wire] - TenMarks, an Amazon company, is working hard to keep students engaged over the summer to reverse learning loss in math before heading back to school. The TenMarks Summer Math Program is a national program that provides students with a personalized course tuned to their individual learning needs, based on a summative [...]

5/13/15Market Update: Amazon.com Inc (NASDAQ:AMZN) – Zynga Returns to Amazon for Its Data Center Needs (Jutia Group)

[Market Realist] - In 2009 Zynga relied heavily on Amazon for its data center and cloud computing requirements. Later on, it spent $100 million to build its own data centers. Read more on this. Amazon.com Inc. (AMZN), with a current value of $198.49B, started trading this morning at $429.98.   [...]

5/11/15Stock Update: Amazon.com Inc (NASDAQ:AMZN) – Amazon Studios Greenlights Six New Pilots for Next... (Jutia Group)

[Business Wire] - —Following the five Daytime Emmy Awards won for Amazon Original Series, Tumble Leaf, Amazon today announced it has greenlit four animated kids pilots—The Adventures of Knickerbock Teetertop, Lost In Oz, Lily the Unicorn, and Bear in Underwear—and two live-action kids pilots—A History of Radness and The Kicks—for its next kids pilot [...]

5/6/15Market Update: Amazon.com Inc (NASDAQ:AMZN) – Add Amazon.com To The List Of Salesforce.com Buyers (Jutia Group)

[at Investor's Business Daily] - Oracle, Microsoft and even Amazon.com are the likeliest suitors to acquire Salesforce.com (CRM). That's the assessment from Daniel Ives, an analyst with FBR Capital Markets, responding to a report last ... Read more on this. Amazon.com Inc. (AMZN), valued at $194.62B, opened this morning at $421.43.   [...]

5/5/15Company Update (NASDAQ:AMZN): Prime Instant Video Takes Flight: Amazon and JetBlue to Bring an Un... (Jutia Group)

[Business Wire] - Amazon and JetBlue today announced that they will bring unlimited, on-demand entertainment to airline travel later this year through JetBlue’s free high-speed Fly-Fi broadband internet, the industry’s fastest complimentary inflight internet service, to create an unmatched entertainment experience in the sky. Read more on this. Amazon.com Inc. (AMZN), with a [...]

5/4/15Stock Update (NASDAQ:AMZN): Pattern Development Completes Financing and Starts Construction of Am... (Jutia Group)

[CNW Group] - Pattern Development Completes Financing and Starts Construction of Amazon Wind Farm Project in Indiana Read more on this. Amazon.com Inc. (AMZN), with a current value of $197.71B, opened this morning at $424.73. Looking at today's trading action, the company's one day range from $424.67 to $429.77 with a trailing 52-week range being $284.00 to [...]

4/27/15Stock Update: Amazon.com Inc (NASDAQ:AMZN) – Cramer — Amazon Gets Lots of Love, 3D Systems Do... (Jutia Group)

[at TheStreet] - TheStreet's Jim Cramer says investors and analysts are excited about Amazon and the prospects for its Amazon Web Services business, but they're glum about 3D Systems. Read more on this. Amazon.com Inc. (AMZN), valued at $204.70B, began trading this morning at $443.86.   Today’s price range has [...]

4/24/15Stock Update (NASDAQ:AMZN): Amazon Web Services Upside Boosts Five Stocks (Jutia Group)

[at Barrons.com] - Maxim Group Amazon Web Services is on track to delivering long-term operating margin of about 43%. Amazon.com (AMZN) reported the much-awaited Amazon Web Services (AWS) group revenue and operating profit for the March 2015 and 2014 quarters. Operating margin deteriorated year-over-year from 23.3% to 16.9%. While the profitability is higher than [...]

4/22/15Stock Update: Amazon.com Inc (NASDAQ:AMZN) – [video]Think Long-Term When Buying Amazon, Faceboo... (Jutia Group)

[at TheStreet] - Aziz Hamzaogullari, portfolio manager of the Loomis Sayles Growth Fund, says investors should focus on the long-term when dealing with the likes of Amazon, Facebook and Monster Beverage. Read more on this. Amazon.com Inc. (AMZN), valued at $181.12B, opened at $391.91.   A quick look at the [...]

4/20/15Stock Update (NASDAQ:AMZN): Amazon.com Price Target Hiked Ahead Of Q1 Earnings (Jutia Group)

[at Investor's Business Daily] - Amazon.com (AMZN), which reports Q1 earnings after the close Thursday, got a price target hike Monday as an analyst sees its AWS cloud business at a tipping point. Michael Pachter, an analyst at Wedbush, ... Read more on this. Amazon.com Inc. (AMZN), currently valued at $180.88B, started the [...]

4/14/15Company Update (NASDAQ:AMZN): Amazon.com Price Target Hiked On Delivery Advances (Jutia Group)

[at Investor's Business Daily] - Amazon.com's (AMZN) ability to provide an abundance of delivery choices to consumers will help the world's largest online retailer in the battle to win local shoppers, says an analyst in a research report ... Read more on this. Amazon.com Inc. (AMZN), with a current market cap of $179.10B, [...]

4/13/15Stock Update: Amazon.com Inc (NASDAQ:AMZN) – For the First Time Ever, X-Ray for Movies and TV S... (Jutia Group)

[Business Wire] - —Have you ever watched a movie or TV show and wondered, “Who’s that guy?”, “What’s she been in?”, or “What is that song?” Never have that problem again. Amazon today announced that X-Ray—a customer-favorite feature since it launched on Fire tablets—is now available directly on your TV screen using Amazon Fire [...]

4/10/15Company Update: Amazon.com Inc (NASDAQ:AMZN) – High Dynamic Range Coming to Amazon Prime Instan... (Jutia Group)

[Business Wire] - Amazon today announced that Prime members and customers in the US, UK and Germany will be able to watch titles in High Dynamic Range this year. Amazon Originals will be the first to arrive in HDR video quality later this year. Read more on this. Amazon.com Inc. (AMZN), valued at [...]

4/9/15Company Update (NASDAQ:AMZN): Amazon Web Services Announces Amazon Machine Learning (Jutia Group)

[Business Wire] - Amazon Web Services, Inc. , an Amazon.com company , today announced Amazon Machine Learning, a fully managed service that makes it easy for any developer to use historical data to build and deploy predictive models. Read more on this. Amazon.com Inc. (AMZN), valued at $178.18B, opened at $380.66.   [...]

3/31/15Market Update: Amazon.com Inc (NASDAQ:AMZN) – Amazon unveils reorder buttons and devices that o... (Jutia Group)

[at MarketWatch] - Amazon announced Tuesday a button for consumers to reorder more products and devices that will order for you. Read more on this. Amazon.com Inc. (AMZN), with a current market cap of $172.80B, began trading this morning at $373.24.   A quick look at the market, the company's [...]

3/23/15Stock Update (NASDAQ:AMZN): Amazon And Google Delivery Drones Will Likely Fly In Europe First (Jutia Group)

[at Forbes] - Recent developments in European aviation regulations mean that innovators like Amazon, Google and DHL will likely find a more permissive environment in Europe than in America. That environment makes it increasingly likely that Amazon and their competitor's first delivery drone flights will be taking place in Europe, not in America Europe's [...]

3/20/15Company Update (NASDAQ:INTC): Intel Rises on Smartwatch Deal, Amazon Up on Approved Drone Testing... (Jutia Group)

[at TheStreet] - Intel climbs higher a day after announcing its quarterly dividend and a partnership to create a high-end smartwatch. Amazon rises after the FAA approves experimental testing of its drones. Read more on this. Intel Corporation (INTC), with a current market cap of $148.28B, opened at $30.99.   [...]

3/19/15Company Update (NASDAQ:AMZN): FAA issues experimental airworthiness certificate to Amazon (Jutia Group)

[Reuters] - The Federal Aviation Administration issued an experimental airworthiness certificate to an Amazon.com Inc unit's unmanned aircraft design. Amazon Logistics Inc will use the certificate for research and ... Read more on this. Amazon.com Inc. (AMZN), valued at $173.33B, started the session at $373.87.   Looking at the equity, [...]

3/18/15Market Update (NASDAQ:AMZN): Amazon Greenlights Second Season of Its Hour-Long Original Drama Ser... (Jutia Group)

[Business Wire] - —In just one month since its record-breaking debut, Amazon today announced it has greenlit a second season of its first original hour-long drama series Bosch. Based on Michael Connelly’s internationally best-selling Harry Bosch book series with nearly 50 million copies sold, Bosch has achieved the biggest debut weekend among all Amazon [...]

3/10/15Stock Update: Amazon.com Inc (NASDAQ:AMZN) – Ecommerce Names Fall Following ChannelAdvisor SSS ... (Jutia Group)

[Benzinga] - ChannelAdvisor released its monthly Same-Store Sales analysis for eBay Inc (NASDAQ: EBAY ), Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN ) and Comparison Shopping Engines (CSE) including Google Inc (NASDAQ: GOOG ) (NASDAQ: ... Read more on this. Amazon.com Inc. (AMZN), with a current value of $171.59B, began trading this morning at $377.45. [...]

3/4/15Stock Update: Amazon.com Inc (NASDAQ:AMZN) – Erykah Badu (Black Dynamite), Lance Bass (Hell & B... (Jutia Group)

[Business Wire] - —Amazon today announced Erykah Badu , Lance Bass , Hunter Parrish , Jon Tenney and Jacob Vargas will guest star in the highly-anticipated dramatic series Hand of God. Read more on this. Amazon.com Inc. (AMZN), valued at $178.26B, opened this morning at $385.90.   Looking at today's [...]

2/25/15Stock Update: Amazon.com Inc (NASDAQ:AMZN) – Unions, charity accuse McDonald’s of avoiding 1 ... (Jutia Group)

[Reuters - UK Focus] - Labour unions and a charity accused fast food chain McDonald's of avoiding around 1 billion euros ($1.1 billion) in tax between 2009 and 2013 by routing revenues through a Luxembourg unit and called on the European Commission to investigate. Corporate tax avoidance has become a hot political issue in [...]

2/24/15Company Update: Amazon.com Inc (NASDAQ:AMZN) – Amazon to Publish Inaugural Books Selected by Ki... (Jutia Group)

[Business Wire] - —Amazon today announced that customers can pre-order the first 10 titles discovered through Kindle Scout, Amazon’s new reader-powered publishing platform. The books, which will be released on March 3, are the first to be published under the digital publishing banner Kindle Press. Read more on this. Amazon.com Inc. (AMZN), valued [...]

2/23/15Market Update: Amazon.com Inc (NASDAQ:AMZN) – Amazon Studios Greenlights Second Seasons of Orig... (Jutia Group)

[Business Wire] - — Amazon Studios today announced it has renewed second seasons of its current kids series: Creative Galaxy, Annedroids, Gortimer Gibbon’s Life on Normal Street, and recent Annie Award winner Tumble Leaf. Read more on this. Amazon.com Inc. (AMZN), with a current value of $176.53B, began trading this morning at $383.44. [...]

2/17/15Stock Update: Amazon.com Inc (NASDAQ:AMZN) – Amazon brings one-hour delivery to all of Manhattan (Jutia Group)

[at American City Business Journals] - Amazon's push to add more features to its lucrative Prime membership program has hit another milestone in New York: One-hour deliveries now cover all of Manhattan. Initially confined to a single ZIP code (10001, extending from the Empire State Building west to Penn Station and the Hudson River) [...]

2/16/15Stock Update: Amazon.com Inc (NASDAQ:AMZN) – FAA Rains on Amazon’s Parade (Jutia Group)

[at 24/7 Wall St.] - The Federal Aviation Administration has proposed a regulation framework for unmanned aircraft systems that could scuttle Amazon.com's plan to use drones to deliver packages. Read more on this. Amazon.com Inc. (AMZN), with a current value of $177.32B, opened this morning at $378.41.   During today's [...]

2/13/15Market Update (NASDAQ:AMZN): Amazon’s First Original Hour-Long Drama Series Bosch is Now Availa... (Jutia Group)

[Business Wire] - —Amazon today announced all ten episodes of its first hour-long drama series Bosch are now available exclusively on Prime Instant Video in the US, UK and Germany. Based on Michael Connelly’s internationally best-selling Harry Bosch book series with nearly 50 million copies sold, Bosch stars Titus Welliver as Harry Bosch, Jamie [...]

2/12/15Company Update (NASDAQ:AMZN): Amazon brings Sling TV to Fire TV, sweetens the pot with discounts (Jutia Group)

[at Engadget] - Dish's Sling TV streaming service is expanding quickly: Now it's available on Amazon's Fire TV gadgets, in addition to Roku devices, iOS, and Android. On top of that, Amazon is offering a pretty sweet ... Read more on this. Amazon.com Inc. (AMZN), currently valued at $175.15B, began trading this morning [...]

2/10/15Market Update (NASDAQ:AMZN): New Amazon Platform Allows Anyone to Host an Online Giveaway (Jutia Group)

[Entrepreneur] - Amazon Giveway hopes to make online giveaways easy – and get more hosts to buy and give away Amazon products. Read more on this. Amazon.com Inc. (AMZN), valued at $173.21B, began trading this morning at $370.89.   Today’s price range has been between $368.51 and $374.30 per share [...]

2/5/15Stock Update: Amazon.com Inc (NASDAQ:AMZN) – Why Amazon may want to get physical (Jutia Group)

[at MarketWatch] - Amazon Inc. has already garnered major success as an online retailer, but some analysts say the firm could leverage that strength through a brick-and-mortar presence. Read more on this. Amazon.com Inc. (AMZN), with a current market cap of $173.70B, started the session at $365.90.   Looking at [...]

2/3/15Company Update (NASDAQ:AMZN): Amazon Launches First-Ever Staffed Campus Pickup and Drop-Off Locat... (Jutia Group)

[Business Wire] - –Amazon announced today the grand opening of Amazon@Purdue, its first-ever staffed customer order pickup and drop-off location, housed in the Krach Leadership Center at Purdue University’s West Lafayette, Ind. Read more on this. Amazon.com Inc. (AMZN), valued at $169.47B, opened at $360.34.   Looking at today's market, [...]

1/29/15Stock Update: Amazon.com Inc (NASDAQ:AMZN) – Amazon Studios Adds Comedy Catastrophe to its Orig... (Jutia Group)

[Business Wire] - — Amazon Studios, known for television series such as multi-Golden Globe winner Transparent, and comedy Mozart in the Jungle, today added hit comedy Catastrophe to its line-up of Amazon Original Series available exclusively on Prime Instant Video, for Prime members to enjoy at no additional cost to their membership. Read more [...]

1/28/15Stock Update (NASDAQ:AMZN): Amazon Brings Acclaimed STARZ Original Miniseries The White Queen to ... (Jutia Group)

[Business Wire] - —Amazon.com, Inc. today announced a content licensing agreement with Starz Digital Media that will make Prime Instant Video the exclusive online-only subscription streaming home in the U.S. Read more on this. Amazon.com Inc. (AMZN), valued at $141.65B, began trading this morning at $309.81.   A quick look [...]

1/22/15Company Update (NASDAQ:AMZN): Amazon Launches Kindle Textbook Creator (Jutia Group)

[Business Wire] - – Amazon.com today announced KDP EDU, a new segment of Kindle Direct Publishing designed to help educators and authors easily prepare, publish, and promote eTextbooks and other educational content for students to access on a broad range of devices, including Fire tablets, iPad, iPhone, Android smartphones and tablets, Mac, and PC. [...]

1/21/15Market Update: Amazon.com Inc (NASDAQ:AMZN) – With Original Movies, Amazon Looks to Drive Inter... (Jutia Group)

[Entrepreneur] - Amazon may be looking to make its original content a bigger reason to join Prime, which is better known for its free two-day shipping option. Read more on this. Amazon.com Inc. (AMZN), currently valued at $138.17B, started trading this morning at $289.50.   Looking at the equity, the [...]

1/20/15Stock Update: Amazon.com Inc (NASDAQ:AMZN) – Amazon Joins Apple Using Clean Energy at Cloud Com... (Jutia Group)

[at Bloomberg] - Amazon.com Inc. (AMZN) is turning to wind to power datacenters that help run the largest computer on the planet after committing in November to drive all operations on renewable energy. The online retailer will buy electricity from a planned 150-megawatt wind farm in Benton County, Indiana for 13 years, the project’s [...]

1/15/15Stock Update (NASDAQ:AMZN): Here’s what happened when Amazon leased an old furniture showroom i... (Jutia Group)

[at bizjournals.com] - There's a reason the value of a small, 90-year-old furniture showroom in Seattle's South Lake Union area jumped 171 percent in less than a decade: Amazon.com is leasing it. The two-story retail building at 507 Westlake Ave. N. sold last week for $9.5 million, and the city OK'd an application to [...]

1/14/15Company Update (NASDAQ:AMZN): Amazon to Debut its First Original Hour-Long Drama Series Bosch on ... (Jutia Group)

[Business Wire] - —Amazon today announced it will premiere all ten episodes of its first hour-long drama series Bosch on Friday, February 13 on Prime Instant Video in the US, UK and Germany. Read more on this. Amazon.com Inc. (AMZN), valued at $133.54B, started the session at $292.73.   Looking [...]


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