Tag Archive: Amazon

Amazon testing delivery lockers inside 7-Eleven store

Sep. 2, ‘11: The Daily’s Matt Hickey has the scoop. This is an interesting potential tie-up: 7-Eleven isn’t really an Amazon competitor, has stores that are open around the clock, and stands to benefit from people coming in to pick up their Amazon … Continue reading →

There’s no way Amazon is going to sell 5 million tablets in Q4

Aug. 29, ‘11: Forrester Research senior analyst Sarah Rotman Epps: Even though Amazon taking on Apple is a bit like David taking on Goliath (compare the market cap, profits, and cash position of the two companies), Amazon’s willingness to sell hardware at a loss … Continue reading →

While I was out buying hurricane supplies…

Aug. 26, ‘11: Apple pulled the plug on iTunes TV show rentals. Apple says it’s because people overwhelmingly preferred buying the shows when both options were available. Perhaps that’s true. But it’s not like the studios made that many shows available for rental … Continue reading →

Apple could easily take 75% of the tablet market this year

Aug. 19, ‘11: The way things are going, Apple could sell 40 million iPads this year. It already sold 14 million in the first half of the year, and Christmas could be huge, unless the economy falls into the toilet. Between all the … Continue reading →

Holy cow, what a week!

Aug. 19, ‘11: Thanks to Google’s acquisition of Motorola and HP’s decision to get out of the PC and mobile industries, a lot has changed this week: Apple’s dominance of the tablet industry is even more secure. HP is out, and even if … Continue reading →

Reality check: E-commerce is still less than 5% of retail sales

Aug. 18, ‘11: And that’s in the U.S., not North Korea. (PDF release via the U.S. Census Bureau.) The growth opportunity ahead for Amazon and other top-shelf e-commerce companies is still gigantic. Total retail sales for the second quarter of 2011 were estimated … Continue reading →

Amazon survey explores the future of “Subscribe and Save”

Aug. 12, ‘11: Amazon offers a service called “Subscribe and Save” for many household goods, offering savings of 15% if you agree to receive deliveries on a regular basis (every month, 2 months, 3 months, or 6 months). A recent survey sent to … Continue reading →

Amazon Kindle Cloud Reader: A nice complement, but not an app replacement

Aug. 11, ‘11: Amazon launched the Kindle Cloud Reader yesterday, which is basically an HTML5 web version of its reader app. I spent a little while playing with it last night. A few thoughts: It looks good — much better than the Amazon Cloud … Continue reading →

Google TV price cut is working: Logitech Revue now in Amazon’s top 10

Aug. 5, ‘11: After Logitech cut the price of the Revue Google TV box to $99 from $250, sales seem to have surged. (At least on Amazon, which should actually be a decent proxy.) The Revue is now Amazon’s no. 10 best-selling electronics … Continue reading →

4 lessons from Amazon’s Android Appstore

Aug. 2, ‘11: Developer Shifty Jelly offers a frustrated but interesting take on Amazon’s Android Appstore (via Techmeme). Here’s what I took away: Amazon’s Appstore can be tiny. Shifty Jelly only sold four copies of its app over a three-day span in June. That’s not … Continue reading →