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October 2, 2015
08:21 EDTAMZNAmazon to be number two player in U.S. consumables by 2018, says Cowen
John Blackledge and the research team at Cowen project that (AMZN) will grow to be the number two player in the $425B market for U.S. consumables - which they define as personal care, household, pet and baby products - by 2018. The firm expects Amazon to use its multi-platform approach, centered around Prime, to help the e-commerce giant gain share in consumables at the expense of Wal-Mart (WMT), Target (TGT), Walgreens (WBA) and CVS Health (CVS). Cowen has Outperform ratings on Amazon and Target and a Market Perform rating on shares of Wal-Mart.
07:47 EDTGOOGDeutsche Bank remains 'firmly' in the Twitter bull camp
Deutsche Bank analyst Ross Sandler says he remains "firmly in the bull camp" on Twitter (TWTR). A host of positive news is forthcoming, including the October 6 launch of Moments, better than expected revenue in the Q3 earnings report, and the filing of the CEO role along with a board re-shuffle. These events should be positive for investor sentiment, Ross tells investors in a research note. His channel checks continue to suggest "solid revenue trajectory" for Twitter in most markets, including U.S. direct sales, self-serve and international. Ross believes the "sentiment pendulum" for Twitter has "swung too far to the negative." He likens the current view on Twitter to when Facebook (FB) in 2012 and Google (GOOG) in the first half of 2015 went out of favor. Ross keeps a Buy rating on the stock with a $50 price target. Twitter closed yesterday down $2.27 to $24.67.
07:23 EDTGOOGGoogle upgraded to Outperform from Perform at Oppenheimer
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07:18 EDTGOOGGoogle upgraded to Outperform from Perform at Oppenheimer
Oppenheimer analyst Jason Helfstein upgraded Google (GOOG) to Outperform citing valuation with his sum-of-the-parts analysis yielding a $700 price target. The search giant closed yesterday up $2.87 to $611.29. Google's YouTube usage is accelerating, growing at the fastest pace in over two years, Helfstein tells investors in a research note. He points out that the company's new ad products will compete directly with Facebook's (FB) app-install ads and "Custom Audiences." Concerns over ad-blocking are less an issue for Google as it controls Chrome and Android, the analyst contends. His price target of $700 represents a $30 increase.
07:11 EDTGOOGGoogle granted patent for Holograms for Google Glass
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07:01 EDTGOOGGoogle reorg may result in bigger 'moonshot' bets over time, WSJ says
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05:57 EDTAMZNAmazon's 7-inch tablets to benefit Taiwan, China supply chain, DigiTimes says
Amazon's recently launched 7-inch tablet for $49.99 could benefit supply chain makers in Taiwan and China, reports DigiTimes. According to industry sources, the company is expected to take deliveries of the tablet in large volumes to meet the expected large orders coming in. Reference Link
October 1, 2015
19:46 EDTGOOGGoogle to use Nest as model for other startup operations, WSJ says
As Google reorganizes under new parent company Alphabet Inc., the tech giant plans to use its largely-autonomous subsidiary Nest as a model for its other startup projects, reports the Wall Street Journal, citing people familiar with the plan. Affected Google projects and subsidiaries will handle their own hiring, contracts, and marketing campaigns, the sources explained. Reference Link
13:26 EDTAMZN, GOOGAmazon to end sale of Apple, Google streaming devices, Bloomberg says
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11:57 EDTAMZNStocks with call strike movement; AAL AMZN
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09:29 EDTAMZNAmazon, CBS announce multi-year, multi-series content licensing agreement
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09:12 EDTGOOGUBS internet and leisure analysts hold an analyst/industry conference call
Internet Analyst Sheridan and Leisure Analyst Farley, along with Max Starkov, the CEO of HeBS Digital, discuss the mechanics of instant booking on Google and TripAdvisor, the pros and cons of these programs from a hotelier's perspective and what impact Google and TripAdvisor's instant booking programs will have on Expedia and on an Analyst/Industry conference call to be held on October 1 at 10:30 am.
09:05 EDTAMZNAmazon Dash Replenishment Service adds new partners, including General Electric
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06:36 EDTGOOGGoogle to unveil 'instant articles' service at event next week, Re/code says
Google (GOOG) plans to show its version of "instant articles" at a company event next Wednesday, Re/code reports. The company's first big platform partner was Twitter (TWTR), though the New York Times (NYT) and the Guardian have also signed on as partners, the report says. Reference Link
September 30, 2015
19:23 EDTGOOGGoogle says won't charge advertisers for non-viewable ads
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17:53 EDTGOOGNBCUniversal reaches advertising deal with YouTube, WSJ says
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17:40 EDTAMZNAmazon rolls out 'Merch by Amazon' service
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16:50 EDTGOOGMicrosoft, Google agree to end patent feud over phones, Xbox, Bloomberg says
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13:32 EDTGOOGGoogle acquires Rich Communications Services company Jibe Mobile
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10:30 EDTGOOGGoPro spike attributed to Google stake speculation
The move higher in shares of GoPro (GPRO) is being attributed to speculation that Google (GOOG, GOOGL) may take a stake in the name. Shares of GoPro are up 5%, or $1.46, to $31.32 in morning trading.
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