$AMZN (Amazon.com, Inc.)

$AMZN {{ '2016-07-13T14:06:57+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$AMZN said globally it sold over 2.5x more Amazon Fire TV devices compared to Prime Day 2015. More than 2MM toys and more than 1MM million pairs of shoes were purchased by customers on Prime Day 2016. More than 90,000 TVs were purchased and hundreds of thousands of Kindle e-readers were sold on Prime Day 2016.

$AMZN {{ '2017-07-26T14:40:47+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$AMZN will hold Amazon Jobs Day events at its fulfillment centers in the following locations, Baltimore, Maryland; Chattanooga, Tennessee; Etna, Ohio; Fall River, Massachusetts; Hebron, Kentucky; Kenosha, Wisconsin; Kent, Washington; Robbinsville, New Jersey; Romeoville, Illinois and Whitestown, Indiana on August 2, 2017.

$AMZN {{ '2017-07-26T14:40:31+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$AMZN said it has more than 50,000 roles available to fill across its US fulfillment network. The company is opening up 10 of its fulfillment centers on August 2 for its first Jobs Day with tours and information sessions. $AMZN plans to make thousands of on-the-spot job offers to qualified candidates who apply on-site as part of Amazon Jobs Day.

$MCD {{ '2017-07-25T16:40:13+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$MCD commented that the $AMZN-$WFM deal announcement demonstrates the disruptive and fast-paced nature of the business world. $MCD continues to challenge itself and is committed to remain competitive on value. $MCD believes deliveries are a good example of how the industry is responding to rapidly-changing consumer expectations.

$MSFT {{ '2017-07-21T14:22:52+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$MSFT said the large markets like the US, Germany and Japan performed better than its expectations in 4Q17. To compete with its competitors $GOOGL and $AMZN, Microsoft invested about $3.3Bil in CapEx, which includes the capital leases. This was up sequentially partly due to the deferral of planned datacenter spending from 3Q17 to 4Q17.

$GS {{ '2017-07-19T11:22:37+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$GS advised a number of important transactions that were announced during 2Q17, including $BCR's $24Bil sale to $BDX. $AMZN's $13.7Bil acquisition of $WFM, and $DFT's $7.6Bil merger with $DLR.

$CAR {{ '2017-07-17T13:54:53+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Car Rental operator $CAR said it has integrated $AMZN’s voice platform Alexa to allow travelers to book and manage car rental reservations with ease.  Avis is the first car rental company to offer the service.

$AMZN {{ '2017-07-12T13:51:52+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$AMZN said on Prime Day 2017, held on July 11, sales surpassed Black Friday and Cyber Monday. The Prime Day 2017 event grew by more than 60% compared to 2016, and sales growth by small businesses and entrepreneurs was even higher. Purchases made on Prime Day 2017 were more than 50% higher than the prior year.

$AMZN {{ '2017-07-10T11:06:10+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$AMZN plans to open a new fulfillment center in Orlando, Fla. When the site opens in 2018, $AMZN will create 1,500 new full-time jobs with benefits and opportunities to engage with Amazon Robotics in a highly technological workplace.

$AMZN {{ '2017-07-05T13:32:43+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$AMZN will create 1,500 full-time hourly associate roles at its first Utah fulfillment center in Salt Lake City. Employees at the 855,000-plus square-foot fulfillment center will pick, pack, and ship smaller customer items, such as books, electronics and toys.

$NKE {{ '2017-06-30T12:06:36+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$NKE said that on the $AMZN partnership, it's a small pilot currently and not much can be spoken about the future plans. The company will continue to work with the retailer and if it sees success then it will work on to build the plan to scale it.

$ADBE {{ '2017-06-29T16:26:16+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$ADBE announced new voice analytics capabilities in Adobe Analytics Cloud that enable brands to deliver more customer experiences. Through Adobe Analytics Cloud, brands can capture and analyze voice data for all major platforms including $AMZN's Alexa, $AAPL's Siri, $GOOG's Google Assistant, $MSFT's Cortana and Samsung Bixby.

$MSFT {{ '2017-06-29T14:47:01+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

In an undisclosed deal, $MSFT acquires an Israel-based cloud management firm Cloudyn. The Telaviv-based startup raised $20MM from investors so far. Cloudyn's tool works with cloud computing services like Microsoft's Azure, $AMZN's AWS and $GOOGL's Google Cloud. This deal will help Microsoft Azure customers to manage and optimize their cloud usage.

$MKC {{ '2017-06-29T14:14:15+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

When asked whether $MKC has got a chance to grow its presence in $WFM as a result of the $AMZN-$WFM merger, McCormick stated that it is well positioned based on the relationship with Amazon. The company added that it is under-represented at Whole Foods with some of $MKC's secondary brands in distribution.

$DRI {{ '2017-06-27T13:34:43+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$DRI commented that on the industry in general, it is seeing some weakness in Houston and New York City, but overall the company has not seen a lot of change in the competitive landscape. On the $AMZN's acquisition of $WFM, the company believes people still want to come to restaurants and the acquisition won't have a big impact on $DRI.

$AMZN {{ '2017-06-27T13:22:12+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$AMZN said Alcatel is also expanding its lineup in the program with three new devices: the Alcatel IDOL 5S for only $199.99, the Alcatel A50 for only $99.99 and the Alcatel A30 PLUS, available for only $79.99 for Prime members. Motorola's recently announced Moto E4 will be offered at $99.99 for Prime members.

$AMZN {{ '2017-06-27T13:20:57+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$AMZN announced five new additions to its best-selling Prime Exclusive Phones lineup, offering Prime members incredible prices on the latest unlocked phones, including Nokia, Alcatel and Motorola. The new Nokia 6, the debut Android device in the U.S. from HMD Global, initially available only on $AMZN.

$DISH {{ '2017-06-22T14:16:11+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$DISH launched DISH Music, a mobile app powered by DTS Play-Fi technology that can sync music using one central control. This uses TV audio systems connected to Hopper 2 or Hopper 3 DVRs, as well as DTS Play-Fi-enabled speakers, to play music on mobile devices and popular streaming services, like $AMZN Music, iHeartRadio, Pandora and TIDAL.

$AMZN {{ '2017-06-16T13:16:43+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$AMZN is stepping into natural and organic foods supermarket business by agreeing to buy $WFM. $WFM will continue to operate stores under the Whole Foods Market brand and source from trusted vendors and partners around the world. John Mackey will remain as CEO of $WFM and the headquarters will stay in Austin, Texas.

$AMZN {{ '2017-06-16T13:13:41+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$AMZN agreed to buy $WFM, which engages in natural and organic foods supermarket business, for $42 per share in an all-cash transaction valued at about $13.7Bil, including $WFM's net debt. The parties expect to close the transaction during 2H17.

$AMZN {{ '2017-06-12T13:05:56+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

E-commerce giant $AMZN will open its second Colorado fulfillment center in Thornton. Amazon will create more than 1,500 new full-time associate jobs in the new facility, which will be the first Amazon Robotics facility in Colorado. The 855,000-plus sq-ft fulfillment center will feature innovative technologies.

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