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Best Buy Website Crashes

The Best Buy (NYSE: BBY) website is down. The site's front page says "We're sorry. BestBuy.com is current not available. Check back soon" What a disaster on Black Friday   ...
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Amazon Offers Unlocked Fire Phone For $199

Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) has dropped the price of its failed Fire Phone to $199 from $449. It seems like a good idea, since evidence shows the smartphone is not selling ...
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E-Commerce Spending Reaches $17.5 Billion

Consumers have spent $17.5 billion via e-commerce during the first 23 days of November. That is an 11% increase over the same period in 2013. The data is for desktop ...
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Does Redbox Rental Price Increase Help Netflix?

In early October the streaming video joint venture between Redbox video kiosk company Outerwall Inc. (NASDAQ: OUTR) and Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE: VZ) was shut down because, according to the ...
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Holiday Spending Plans Slow to a Crawl

Earlier this year, the National Retail Federation posted a forecast for holiday sales to rise 4.1% over last year. E-commerce results should yield results that are better. However, a new ...
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Will Starz Find a Buyer?

While Starz (NASDAQ: STRZA) and potential suitors have declined to comment, there are reports that the pay-TV channel is interested in either a sale or some other kind of strategic ...
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Half of All Americans Watched a Video From Google in October

Google Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOG) remains by far the Internet’s largest search engine and its various websites, including YouTube, attract the largest audience for viewing online video. In the month of ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Amazon, Best Buy, Caterpillar, EMC, JetBlue, Intel, Microsoft and More

Stocks were indicated up sharply higher on Friday morning, on the heels of a surprise rate cut in China and on word that Mario Draghi and the European Central Bank ...
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Is Netflix the Real Target of Amazon’s Ad-Supported Video?

For those consumers who don’t want or need to pay $99 a year for Amazon.com Inc.’s (NASDAQ: AMZN) Prime free two-day shipping, streaming video and whatever-else-the company-can-think-of service, the company ...
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Companies Spending the Most on R&D

For the third consecutive year, the company spending the most on research and development (R&D) was Germany’s Volkswagen. The automaker’s 2014 R&D spending will total $13.5 billion, just ahead of ...
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Tim Cook Could Run Apple Another 10 Years

Tim Cook, the CEO of Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL), could run it for another decade, assuming the retirement age at the company is not 65. He is currently 54. And, ...
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Only 38 Shopping Days Until Christmas

Christmas is five weeks away. Based on the aggressiveness of retail promotions, it would seem the holiday is only days off. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (NYSE: WMT) and other retailers with ...
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4K Ultra HD Streaming: Coming Soon to a TV Near You

DirecTV (NASDAQ: DTV) on Friday became the first so-called multichannel video programming distributor (MVPD) to deliver 4K ultra-high definition (UHD) video on-demand directly to its customers who own a Samsung ...
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Netflix Releases High-Definition Product for iPhone

Netflix Inc. (NASDAQ: NFLX) fired another shot in the premium online video battles. It will take advantage of the tremendous adoption of the new Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) iPhone 6 ...
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How Can Twitter Forecast 2020 Results?

In one of the most audacious recent acts of any large public company, Twitter Inc. (NYSE: TWTR) forecast numbers for 2020. A great deal can happen in six years, so ...
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