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Amazon Echo: The World’s Smartest Assistant

Think Amazon (AMZN) is just the world’s largest online retailer? Think again. As technology advances, so does Amazon’s reach in the sector – to the point where it now competes with some of the largest companies in the world in a variety of fields. For example… In Amazon Web Services, it has a mammoth cloud-computing...

Amazon Sabotages Its Own Black Friday Sales?

Amazon (AMZN) started Black Friday deals early, but don’t count me in this year. I’ve been a customer of Amazon almost from the beginning, when all they delivered were books. I don’t know how many thousands of dollars of merchandise I’ve ordered over the years, but it’s likely in the tens of thousands. I adopted...

Amazon’s Last-Ditch Attempt to Crush Netflix

Earlier this year, Amazon’s (AMZN) Prime Instant Video service was able to bypass Hulu and iTunes to become the third-most popular streaming service. And it’s currently gunning for the top two contenders in the space – YouTube and Netflix (NFLX). On Veterans Day, the company announced the programming lineup for its 2015 pilot season. The...

Amazon to America: “Here’s Your Holy Grail”

How much would you pay for never having to fight through traffic and crowds to do your shopping? Amazon (AMZN) thinks it knows: $299. Sound steep? Well, not for what the retail giant believes is the Holy Grail of its industry: same-day shipping and delivery. For years, retailers have been on an Indiana Jones-like crusade...

Why This Television Drama Ends Badly for Netflix

Let the bidding wars begin! Following its recent $1.1-billion acquisition of blogging site Tumblr, Yahoo (YHOO) isn’t done shopping yet. The company is among the bidders for the popular video streaming service, Hulu. It had better bring a blank check, though. According to Reuters, Yahoo faces stiff competition from Time Warner Cable (TWC), DirecTV (DTV),...

Amazon’s Innovation Will Dominate the Future

There’s an “infographic” floating around the internet suggesting that Amazon (Nasdaq: AMZN) is an evil monopoly, dominating retailing with nefarious and unfair business methods. Well, it is right about one thing: Amazon’s without a doubt dominating the market. In 2011, it booked $44 billion in revenue, which made up one-third of online shopping. But contrary...