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Amazon Shows Its Hand With Whole Foods Acquisition

Amazon Shows Its Hand With Whole Foods Acquisition

On the trail to world domination Amazon is now to take over Whole Foods in a whopping $13.6 billion dollar deal. For many years Amazon has been experimenting in groceries,… Read more »

Wal-Mart Finally Defends Itself from the Kindle

Wal-Mart Finally Defends Itself from the Kindle

While this move by Wal-Mart (NYSE:WMT) is largely a symbolic attempt to curb the process known as showrooming whereby a consumer walks into a physical store to help guide their… Read more »

New Nook to Challenge Kindle Fire

New Nook to Challenge Kindle Fire

After Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) announced their latest set of tablets, the larger of which obviously aimed squarely at Apple’s (NASDAQ:AAPL) dominant iPad, Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) and Barnes & Noble (NYSE:BKS) announced that… Read more »

Netflix Gets Dosed with Reality

Netflix Gets Dosed with Reality

I’m a big fan of the service Netflix (NASDAQ:NFLX) provides.  I think it’s outstanding value for someone that does not care about watching TV or films that are the latest… Read more »

Google’s Nexus Tablet Seeks to Take on iPad and Kindle

Google’s Nexus Tablet Seeks to Take on iPad and Kindle

If you, like me, own a tablet running Google’s (NASDAQ:GOOG) Android operating system you will have at some point come across an app that doesn’t work with your particular device. … Read more »

Microsoft Enters Book Business

Microsoft Enters Book Business

The world’s largest software maker is entering e-books bazaar through investing $605 million during next five years in Barnes & Noble Inc in order to end monopoly of Apple Inc… Read more »

Metals End the Week Up Strong

Metals End the Week Up Strong

Gold ended up trading for the week over the $1650 level, rallying four straight days on increasing understanding that there has to be continued money printing by the Federal Reserve… Read more »

Amazon’s Earnings Surprise

Amazon’s Earnings Surprise

Amazon.com beat Wall Street’s expectations for the first quarter in spite of a 35% fall in earnings for the period. The e-commerce giant gave its usually traditional forecast for the… Read more »

Amazon Sells Dollars for $1.01

Amazon Sells Dollars for $1.01

The old joke about Amazon’s (NASDAQ:AMZN) business model when the company was in its infancy started off by saying they were essentially selling dollars for ninety cents.  Which would prompt… Read more »

Digital Presents a Hot Virtual Commodity

Digital Presents a Hot Virtual Commodity

Retailers of digital items, like e-books and video, are the fastest-growing category of online sales.  Fueling  this is the growth in e-book sales along with the proliferation of lower-priced readers… Read more »

Verizon Looks at Redbox to Broaden Content Distribution

Verizon Looks at Redbox to Broaden Content Distribution

The second biggest player in the wireless space, Verizon Communications(NYSE: VZ) has been holding meetings with Redbox, the DVD-rental arm of Coinstar (NASDAQ: CSTR).  IT looks to be part of… Read more »

New Applications From Amazon For Kindle Fire

New Applications From Amazon For Kindle Fire

Amazon announced Wednesday that thousands of applications and video games are to be available on the Android tablet ‘Kindle Fire’ from next week. Applications – all developed under the Andriod… Read more »