Amazon will start a business loan program for small sellers in the U.K. and is looking to launch later this year in China.» Read More
SecondMarket gave CNBC a first look at its 2011 trading results of private company shares and social media continues to be hotter than ever.
I’m a big proponent of rightsizing personal finances to match one’s goals and desired lifestyle, with the ultimate aim of a seamless transition to retirement. That’s right: retirement.
But will the $50 billion retailer’s counterpunches be swift and sharp enough to stay on top?
Although Microsoft warned last week that floods in Thailand could disrupt personal computer shipments, investors are more concerned with the tech company’s defensive characteristics, one managing director said.
Giant e-commerce companies like Amazon are acting increasingly like their big-box brethren as they extinguish small competitors with discounted prices and free shipping. The little sites are fighting back with some tactics of their own, like preventing price comparisons or offering freebies that an anonymous large site can’t.
The textbook industry has been waiting for its big digital revolution but so far, its been slow going. Apple may be aiming to change that with an announcement that the company has planned for Thursday in New York City.
Contrarian Steve Cortes saw Amazon.com’s stock performance as reason to short retail, even as one analyst called it a top pick.
Ken Sena, Evercore internet analyst, discusses short and long-term challenges facing Google, though he maintains that he's not concerned about softer pricing for the stock.
Steve Ballmer, Eric Schmidt and other technology executives might come to mind as some of the people you would run into at CES. These days though, you’re just as likely to see Will Smith and Hollywood moguls at the convention.
Stocks squeezed out small gains Monday, adding to the previous week's robust rally, as investors turned their focus to fourth-quarter earnings season.
Akamai, facing increased competition from Amazon, was downgraded to “sell” by one “Fast Money” analyst. Find out why.
Even though the Consumer Electronics Show is supposed to be about electronics, in recent years it is also about the content that is served on those electronics. This year, I predict, will be the same.
Will Ultrabooks underwhelm this year? It's too early to say, but some analysts think it's going to be a while before we see a new technology or advancement that lives up to the hype.
The International Consumer Electronics Show, which will open on Tuesday in Las Vegas, is impossible to ignore. But once again, the show is unlikely to be where any blockbuster products of 2012 are introduced — reflecting the changing nature of the technology industry. The NYT reports.
Barnes & Noble's bookstore business continues to be profitable but "the question that has to be answered" is at what point does the company's digital side turn a profit, said Barclays analyst Alan Rifkin.
lowered its year forecast and is considering its options for its Nook e-reader, but Chief Executive William Lynch insisted book sales are up and said that the company is benefiting from consolidation in the industry.
Reports of the death of the music industry have been greatly exaggerated. After years of decline, total album sales (both physical and digital) were up 1.3 percent last year.
Aside from 3D, HDTV, and color, changes in television set technology have been slow and subtle over the years, but with today’s changing tech landscape, TVs of the not-so-distant future could be intuitive, interactive devices that “watch us.”
If you want exposure to the ongoing migration from brick-and-mortar retailers and toward online retailing, it may be wiser to seek out more attractively valued names other than Amazon.com.
While both professionals and do-it-yourself investors try to prognosticate the new year, we're always dealt our fair share of surprises — good and bad. Here are five stocks that turned in the biggest negative surprises for investors.