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March 8, 2015

3 Facts that can Impact Amazon's Performance at the stock markets

 Stock  price of Amazon :3  Metrics that might impact its stock price

  1. Revenue has grown at a compounded annual rate of 22.8% over the last 3 years and over 29% in the last 5 years
  2. Operating cash flow is  healthy with  31.4 times the Net Income.
  3. The stock is trading at a price to sales ratio (PS ratio) of 2x against the industry average (Internet Commerce) of 3.7.

September 23, 2014

The Biggest Retailers in Unites States by dollar sales

Top 10  American retailers in 2013, based on  dollar retail sales (in billion U.S. dollars) | Statista
source : Statista
This ranking depicts the leading 100 American retailers in 2013, based on U.S. retail sales.
 In that year, Wal-Mart was the leading American retailer based on U.S. retail sales of 
about 334.3 billion U.S. dollars. Wal-Mart was founded by Samuel Moore Walton
 (1918-1992) in 1962. Wal-Mart's headquarters is situated in Bentonville, Arkansas and 
operates worldwide under different names (Walmex in Mexico and Best Price in India).

September 19, 2014

Alibaba's Tmall to end dominance of Amazon to become world's biggest ecommerce company


It seems that the Chinese eCommerce juggernaut keeps on demolishing  the american internet dominance, as after  the grand success of Alibaba's maiden ADR.Its Tmall .Having overtaken eBay to become the world's second largest internet retailer, Tmall ( a subsidiary of appears to be on an unstoppable trajectory to the top. However what most people does not that the entire growth has come to China.. The biggest reason why " China continues to strike gold at eCommerce is because of  its extremely robust domestic market.

Meanwhile  Euromonitor in its latest  report  projects the end of Amazons dominance in eCommerce. "New Study Says Alibaba's Tmall Will Overtake Amazon as the World's Biggest Ecommerce Site by 2015 in terms of revenue:  This will make  making Tmall the world’s largest eCommerce site
 Tmall’s revenues should hit $120 billion by 2017, according to Euromonitor. Amazon’s revenues will likely be $100 billion by then" 

September 9, 2014

UK users will be able to get FireFox Smartphone from 30th September

Firefox finally liften the veil on its smartphones, by announcing that its Fire Phone smartphone  is now available for pre-order in the UK exclusively from mobile operator O2, and will ship on 30 September.
Firefox phone has already debuted in US First unveiled in the United States in June, the Fire Phone features a unique interface which Amazon calls 'dynamic perspective'. Using four ultra-low power cameras and four infrared LEDs built into the front face of the smartphone, the Fire Phone is able to respond to the way the user holds, views, and moves the device.The Fire Phone is now available for pre-order in the United Kingdom on O2 Refresh for £0 upfront on the £33 tariff.
  •  TheSmartphone. although uses a heavily modified version called Fire OS, which Amazon has previously used on its Kindle Fire tablets.
  •  The Firefox  Phone competes with the Apple iPhone 5s, Samsung Galaxy S5 and Sony Xperia Z3
  • The smartphone runs on a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 2.2 GHz processor and 2GB RAM and comes with either 32GB or 64GB of in-built storage, in addition to free unlimited cloud storage for photo.
  • However Firefox faces a huge challenge as it competes with Apple,Samsung,Nokia , with a revenue of $121, he question is whether it can really compete with the big three, who between them enjoyed sales of more than $200bn in the same year.

August 1, 2014

Why Amazon is Preferring to Play a second Fiddle to Flipkart !! A Study of Amazons Approach to enter developing markets

The last " Frontier of eCommerce " was in the radar of Mr Jeff Bezoz was right there in his agenda, top  of the mind, but  as he revealed during a recent blog post. he was just waiting for the right moment ..

Now what  does Amazon define  the  right moment? Here are my bets on what this means  .
  1. The right moment can be defined in 3 ways .
  2. ( a)  When the market size of ecommerce of  india crosses a threshold limit 
  3.  (a)  Rapid penetration of mobile web, and low cost  internet with the subsequent launch of " low cost below Rs5000 " smartphones   
  4. (b) When one of the market leaders  suddenly  starts  getting " increasing active with their Funding plans
For those  who are well versed with " Amazon market entry into a country" will know how  consistently it has been able to " perfect this " art of understanding the pulse of  the consumer ...just at the right time.. when most of the industry had though it blew itself up by not  trying to do something fast 

What Amazon does is this

(1) Amazon prefers to keep a low profile initially trying to gauge what users are buying, why are they buying and what makes the no 1  brand in that country

2) At the same time " Amazon will be brutally analysing "competition, trying to see " what are those products which can be made locally and what are the things that can be handled by their vendors

 (3) Each Move made by the competitor ( in terms of funding, tying up with local suppliers to set up marketplaces along with the  ecosystem  is mapped )

(4) After that Amazon's robust data and business intelligence tool takes over. It   can provide detailed analysis on the local community, and their demographic profile, using technology for mining big data ,mobile applications,tracking user behavior , test and tweak the product to see if they can add value

Amazon  saves much of their  time resources and critical manpower " for the market entry and product development while they use their competitor data, tries to analyse consumer behavior by using superior technology and enterprise analytics to ensure " their online shelf space is optimized to the T

June 30, 2014

How many Dollar does the worlds biggest company earns per second

How much revenue do you think the " World Biggest Corporations" earn every minute, This interactive  chart from economist shows how    much  the  biggest  companies earn in  each  second.

In each second this is what the biggest companies earn
  1.  Walmart collects $15,054, 
  2. Google garners $1,897 and tiny
  3. Twitter ekes out $21. In the interactive chart below, companies race to reach $1m. (Partial spoiler alert: the winner clocks in at 1 minute 6 seconds.) 

It offers a fresh look at the relative commercial power of big companies. Professional investors are aware—hopefully—of these differences. But others may be surprised by some of the relationships. Coca-Cola earns more than PepsiCo despite fewer sales. Boeing and Airbus enjoy about equal revenue, but the American firm is much more profitable. For more, read the “charticle” in the latest issue,here.

June 27, 2014

Walmart Slashes iPhone 5s by $50, 5c to retail at $29

Walmart is cutting the price of the iPhone, according to Engadget. The entry-level (16 GB) iPhone 5S will cost $99 with a two-year contract contract. The entry-level (16 GB) iPhone 5C will cost $29 with a two-year contract. 

If you've been  waiting to  buy that iPhone for months eyeing some discount..  the time has come .Walmart is planning to  run huge discounts on 5c and 5s  iphone models  and make  it a bit more affordable beginning tomorrow.

While the 16GB iPhone 5c will be available in stores for $29 with a two-year contract (down from $49), while the 16GB iPhone 5s is expected to retail for $99, a 50-dollar savings.

 Walmart has run deals in the past, but this discount is permanent. The iPhone 6 is expected to be out in September. This usually leads to a slow down in iPhone sales since people can usually hold out for two more months. The iPhone 6 is expected to be a significant upgrade. Apple will reportedly deliver a two bigger models.

June 19, 2014

Top 10 Most Popular Online retail websites in the United States

Statistic: Most popular retail websites in the United States as of 1st quarter 2014, ranked by visitors (in millions) | Statista
Find more statistics at Statista

This  chart from  statistica shows  the  data on the average monthly number of visitors to online retail sites in the United States. During the overall first quarter of 2014, 164 million users visited Amazon's websites per month.While ebay and  Apple were among the 2nd and 3rd position

June 18, 2014

Amazon to announce and Unveil its Smartphone Launch Today

This motion graphics chart by Kapitall compares the average return of the stocks compared over time

If you think there are enough players in the smartphone market.. Your plain wrong... would consumers who are already smarting under" plethora of smartphones " would be willing to give a new player" a chance in the already fragmented market.. Well Amazon would like to believe  that there’s room for one more. After months of hype, the company will likely lift the veil on its own smartphone on Wednesday at an event in Seattle. Though, Amazon is still not  openly commented on the "Details of its offering", it announced the 12:30 p.m. CST event through a tweet along with a YouTube video teaser that shows users reacting to something being held at lap level, but doesn't show what's in their hands. 

According to TIME magazine Reportedly, Amazon’s smartphone will use four corner-mounted cameras to track users’ heads on a 3D space.This is done by employing several infrared sensors to track a user's face in relation to the phone's display, making images on the screen appear in 3D

As you tilt your head or the phone, the screen will show a different perspective, and can reveal hidden menus in certain apps. TechCrunch claims that this feature will be kind of gimmicky at first, but it could help with one-handed use if it makes faraway icons and menu items easier to reach with your fingers.With its recent launch of streaming ad free music service for Prime subscribers,with more than 1 million ad-free songs, expect Amazon to hook this up into the smartphone’s software, as it has with the Kindle Fire tablets.

May 28, 2014

The Biggest Geographical Area with highest ebook Consumption

The global e-book revenue from 2009 to 2016, broken down by region. In 2010, e-book revenue in North America amounted to 1.2 billion U.S. dollars.

Source PwC Survey by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) .

eBook Trends and revenue : UK vs US

Statistic: Global e-book revenue from 2009 to 2016*, by region (in million U.S. dollars) | Statista

data via Statista

In August 2012, British Newspapers reported that for every 100 books bought in Great Britain from book stores there were 114 kindle ebooks purchased from online retailer Amazon . So will the paperback hardbound books meet the same fate as “ UK and US Newspapers 5 years ago ? does it seem to be the end of “ a generation of users feed on a diet of “ paperback pulp fictions that entertained book readers for the last 3 decades ”?.. There no definite answers as yet as “ book sales figures in UK is hard to come buy ..but whatever we can make from existing data .. here are some facts Using trends

In UK  from about 250 publishers, the association hs pegged the value of “ virtual books”bought by consumers in UK at pounds 92million in 2011.Meanwhile in the US While Book sales Sales at Physical stores made up 65% of their revenue, and digital formats made up 29%. Bookstats survey data suggests that in US “ physical stores still makes up the biggest part of the pie

May 26, 2014

Amazon's Online Sales is higher than their Combined nearest 9 Competitors

Infographic: Amazon's Online Sales Dwarf the Competition | Statista

"According to data from e-commerce research firm Internet Retailer, Amazon remains miles ahead of the U.S. competition in the online retail space.

 In 2013, Amazon's online retail sales amounted to $67.9 billion, more than the next 9 largest e-retailers combined.

Surprisingly, the second largest player in the e-commerce game is not a large retailer such as Wal-Mart or Staples, but Apple.

The iPhone-maker reportedly sold goods and services worth $18.3 billion through its website, the App Store and the iTunes Store in the past year.

Amazon's increasingly dominant position in the e-commerce market is owed largely to the company's aggressive growth strategy. Under CEO Jeff Bezos, Amazon has become known to reinvest most of its earnings, which is why the company has yet to turn a meaningful profit.

April 21, 2014

How Much the Big 3 Tech Titans Spends on Lobbying: Google Spends 2 times more than Microsoft and Facebook Together

Infographic: Google Heavily Outspends Tech Rivals on Lobbying | Statista
You will find more statistics at Statista

Google' ideology has become passe..these days  They dont really wish to  be called " Dont be Evil " nor it professes to be an internet company..  Their vision was to  let users manage information  and make it  simpler to use.. However not always.. as Google is not the same company has it  was  in 2001. That is clearly reflected in how much it faces in America's necessarily evil.. Spending on " Lobbying".

Take a look at this chart .In 2013 Google's $16 million spend was greater than what Facebook and Microsoft Spent together combined..or almost the same..This is 5 times higher than what Google spent in 2003

Microsoft's budget  on Spending remains  roughly the same with $10.5 million  spent on Lobbying in 2013, which is 60% lower than Google's $million

Facebook  the first time it  has spent on Lobbying with $16million. Amazon and Apple  with $3.5million.

December 25, 2013

September 22, 2013

Cross Platform Availability driving Video Streaming as Amazon, Hulu battle it out for no 2 spot

Connected Devices Driving Video Streaming
via Statista

Netflix is the no 1 in the Video streaming market in US. And continues to have a monopoly According to survey data published by Nielsen, market leader Netflix is used by 38 percent of Americans, up from 31 percent in 2012.

 Meanwhile Hulu, the joint venture between NBC Universal, Fox and Disney now reaches 18%, while Amazon's Instant Video service has almost doubled its reach to 13%.

Netflix  is set to be investing millions of dollars in exclusive content such as the highly-acclaimed political series "House of Cards" or the fourth season of cult comedy "Arrested Development". According to Nielsen's data, the investment is paying off: 45% of Netflix streaming subscribers say they watched at least one of the company's original programs.

Another factor contributing to the rise of over-the-top video services is their cross-platform availability. Netflix and Hulu for example are available on PCs, gaming consoles, smartphones and other devices, granting users a great deal of flexibility regarding timing and location of their video consumption.

September 2, 2013

Chart of The Day : Amazon vs its Competitors

                                                                  via  Statista

This timeline gives information on the annual media sales revenue of in North America from 2008 to 2012. In 2011, Amazon reported 7.96 billion U.S. dollars in media sales, which also included paid content revenuethrough the company's Kindle Fire tablet device.

August 9, 2013

Online Retail Revenue Comparison:eBay vs Paypal


Via  Statista

In the first quarter of 2013, eBay's profit grew 19 percent to reach $677 million. Powered by 18 percent growth of eBay's payment service PayPal, the company's revenue grew 14 percent. Total revenue reached $3.75 billion in the past quarter, of which PayPal contributed $1.55 billion. eBay's Marketplaces generated $1.96 billion and thus remain the company's primary source of revenue for now.'via Blog this'

July 26, 2013

Amazon's 22% Growth in Net Revenue,powered by " $610 Online Ad business"

The Online Retail Giant Amazon reported a $7 million loss for the second quarter of 2013, as the company continues to sacrifice short-terms profits in favour of long-term growth


The Amazon' s Revenue charts shows  how Amazon’s revenue continues to soar, while the company fluctuates between miniscule losses and small profits.

 In the past three months, Amazon has started to build its  e-commerce vertical  and has started  investing heavily into warehouses, digital content and its Kindle business and subsequently reported a minor loss despite healthy revenue growth. The company posted net revenue of $15.7 billion, a 22 percent increase over last year’s second quarter.

Emarketers latest data  On Amazon's Online advertising Business shows the sheer Size of The " Amazon marketplace , which estimates the Online Retail Giant Business from Ads online revenue stream, to be around $610 Million last year

for more on Amazon and E Tailing business: The latest Trends on Web Market

July 13, 2013

Lessons in Excellence : What Microsoft needs ro Learn from Google and Apple

The latest Trends on Web Marketing

Among The worlds biggest and the brightest, Technnology Companies  microsoft has beein the news more that any one else. While the world moves into cloud and open source, Microsofy has been favorite punching bag for its " Closed door ecosystem"

These org chart  of the tech titans showed how " Microsoft Org chart"  is responsible for the failure of the company  an has failed to launch innovative  products and get the first mover advantage.The chart shows Google, Apple, Oracle has been successful in the web2.era as their org chart  structure is robust and  innovative

A couple of years ago, the above satirical set of diagrams depicting the organization of Amazon, Apple, Facebook and other technology companies made the rounds on the Internet. The chart for Microsoft showed several isolated pyramids representing its divisions, each with a cartoon pistol aimed at the other.
However the structure at Microstf is all set to undergo a transformation and their  Internal Divisions will no longer gun down each other .

 Microsoft would dissolve its eight product divisions in favor of four new ones arranged around broader functional themes, a change meant to encourage a tighter marriage among technologies as competitors like Apple and Google outflank it in the mobile and Internet markets

“To execute, we’ve got to move from multiple Microsofts to one Microsoft,” Steven A. Ballmer, the longtime chief executive, said in an interview.