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Walmart Clears Out Summer Inventory

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (NYSE: WMT) has started to clear our summer inventory using e-commerce to augment what it is doing in its stores. By Labor Day, many items will have ...
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Barnes & Noble to Build Nook With Samsung

Barnes & Noble Inc.'s (NYSE: BKS) Nook could begin a resurrection after years of poundings by Amazon.com Inc.'s (NASDAQ: AMZN) Kindle and the Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) iPad. The deeply trouble ...
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Amazon Phone’s Big Advantage? Customers

Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) could release a new smartphone in the next few days that has been described as the first with a 3D screen, a Samsung Galaxy killer and ...
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Can Amazon Have A $25 Billion Holiday Quarter?

What would a huge holiday quarter look like for Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN)? Revenue of $25 billion. At that level Amazon would prove that its sales can continue to grow at ...
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Amazon’s Online Audience Crushes Walmart’s

If anyone wants to understand the advantage Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) has over rivals who sell merchandise online, he only has to look at traffic data. Amazon has more than twice the ...
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How Can Amazon Push One More Tablet Product into the Market?

Amazon.com Inc.'s (NASDAQ: AMZN) new Kindle Fire HDX has been described variously as a better tablet than the Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) iPad, as an evolution of the earlier Kindle ...
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Elmore Leonard: Dying Improves Book Sales

Supposedly the works of many great painters do not reach their peak value until the artists are dead. In the case of Elmore Leonard, who sold millions of books when he ...
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Jeff Bezos Proves Earnings Reports Don’t Count for Amazon

Wall Street's first reaction to the Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) earnings release was that its extraordinary revenue increase of 22% was as astonishingly great as it was unexpected. The second ...
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Mergers and Acquisitions: Walmart Buyout of Barnes & Noble

Barnes & Noble Inc. (NYSE: BKS), like rival book company Borders before it, will not survive as a standalone company. That leaves its board and investors with the challenge of ...
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Amazon Stores Leave Walmart.com Further Behind

Some retail analysts believe that if Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (NYSE: WMT) is to keep its presence as the largest retailer in the United States, it eventually will have to approach ...
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Market Dodges Phablets — Flurry

Apps analytics firm Flurry said today in a blog post that mobile devices known as “phablets” -- that is, a device with a screen size larger than 5 inches but ...
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Microsoft Tablets on Sale Now

Microsoft Corp. (NASDAQ: MSFT) announced this morning that its new Surface tablets would be available for a “special limited-quantity pre-order” today at 9 a.m. Pacific Time. Three versions of the ...
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Amazon Eyeing TI Smartphone Chip Division (AMZN, TXN, AAPL, ARMH)

Internet behemoth Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) is considering acquiring the smartphone chip division of Texas Instruments Inc. (NASDAQ: TXN). The report of the talks, which are said to be “advanced,” ...
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Orders for B&N’s New Nook Readers at Record High (BKS, AAPL, AMZN, GOOG, WMT, TGT)

Barnes & Noble Inc. (NYSE: BKS) CEO William Lynch said today that orders for the company’s just introduced Nook HD and Nook HD+ devices are coming in at “the highest ...
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Walmart to Stop Selling Kindle Products — Reuters (WMT, AMZN, TGT, AAPL, BKS)

In a move no doubt designed to stop supporting one of its main online rivals, Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (NYSE: WMT) will no longer sell the Kindle family of e-readers and ...
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