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It looks like the National Enquirer is using Amazon’s cloud to host its website

“The National Enquirer, which Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos accused Thursday of trying to extort and blackmail him, appears to host its website on the servers of Amazon Web Services, the tech giant’s cloud computing unit” writes Finanzen Net Gmbh for businessinsider.com. Representatives for Amazon and American Media, the parent company of the Enquirer, did not immediately respond to a request for comment or confirmation about their business connection. Source: businessinsider.com

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Amazon’s earnings included a negative number, but the company said it doesn’t matter

“Analysts from Nomura Instinet wrote in a note to investors on Friday that Whole Foods sales contributed an estimated 1% of the 12.5% online stores sales growth” writes Finanzen Net Gmbh for businessinsider.com. It also means that online sales at Whole Foods have likely boosted online sales, contributing to a rosier outlook than otherwise would have been reported.Those sales are counted in Amazon’s online revenue instead of with its physical store sales. Source: businessinsider.com

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Amazon will soon let customers get packages delivered in their garage

“It follows Amazon’s launch of other Key delivery options: in-home delivery in 2017 and in-car delivery in 2018” writes Finanzen Net Gmbh for businessinsider.com. The new service will work with customers’ garage door openers if they are fitted with the smart MyQ technology.When Amazon Key was first announced, some customers were skeptical due to security concerns.”For the past year, we’ve been thrilled to see how customers have benefited from Key by Amazon. Source: businessinsider.com

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Amazon will soar more than 20% as it becomes a ‘third force’ in advertising behind Google and Facebook, analyst says

“Amazon is particularly well-positioned in its advertising business, which is growing faster than any other revenue stream, according to Wieser” writes Finanzen Net Gmbh for businessinsider.com. Read more: Amazon has finally revealed how many Alexa devices have been sold Notably, the analyst said brick-and-mortar stores are becoming increasingly important to Amazon.Gene Munster, a widely followed tech analyst at Loup Ventures, told Business Insider last month that Amazon acquiring Target makes sense for just that reason.Other analysts think Amazon might need to bolster its physical presence to succeed in the long…

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Why Amazon Should Issue a Tracking Stock for Its Cloud Division

“It could be the year it tries out a tracking stock for its Amazon Web Services cloud computing unit, a separately traded stock that represents Amazon’s economic interest in the unit” writes Tiernan Ray for thestreet.com. However, as a run-up to some eventual spin-off, or just to offer more ways to invest in Amazon, the company could issue tracking stock representing the unit.If people really, really like just buying AWS stock, they might trade out of AMZN outright.There’s an immediate justification for such an issue: Amazon is widely held already,…

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AMD spikes after Amazon makes a big bet on its new processors

“Simply put, the agreement will give some customers lower prices for their Amazon cloud services” writes Finanzen Net Gmbh for businessinsider.com. AMD was rallying on Tuesday, up 7%, after Amazon said it would use AMD’s new line of processors for its cloud business.The AMD-based instances provide additional options for customers who are looking to achieve cost savings on their Amazon EC2 compute environment for a variety of workloads, such as microservices and virtual desktops, Amazon said in a press release. Source: businessinsider.com

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Amazon Q3 Earnings Live Blog

“Last quarter, the e-commerce and cloud giant more than doubled consensus earnings estimates, although Q2 revenue fell short of earnings expectations” writes Eric Jhonsa for thestreet.com. For the third quarter, analysts are expecting EPS of $3.08 on earnings of $57.1 billion, according to FactSet.TheStreet’s tech columnist, Eric Jhonsa is live blogging the company’s earnings report and call with analysts, which is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Source: thestreet.com

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Whole Foods’ Prime discounts let Amazon ask its most important question to customers in person

“The most obvious case is the Prime signup table, where workers ask Whole Foods customers if they’re Prime members” writes Finanzen Net Gmbh for businessinsider.com. Prime customers are by far Amazon’s most loyal, buying more stuff more often, so it makes sense that the company would want to keep customers within the Prime ecosystem and expand the number of people the service reaches. Source: businessinsider.com

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