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February 21, 2016

Britain’s top 10 best seller consumer electronics products in Amazon

Amazon’s Kindle  Fire Stick, and Kindle Fire ( 7inch display with 8gb) along with Kindle paperwhite  6 inches, high resolution are among the higest selling products at UK Amazon.E

The Kindlle Fire TV stick has been UK’s Amazon’s best seller since the past 256 days, while The Kindle Fire has been the second most sought after gadget at number 2 for 184 days. Kindle stick overall has been the highest selling consumer electronic items online since the last 8 months on Amazon
The kindle stick allows Tens of thousands of TV episodes and movies, from Amazon Video, Netflix, BBC iPlayer and more, plus games, music and apps. 8 GB of storage and 1 GB of memory, plus a dual-core processor for fast streaming and smooth performance. 
However its not all good news for Tablet manufacturers SA new report published by IDC shows that worldwide tablet shipments have shrunk for the first time since 2010.

January 30, 2016

with 51% increase in users amazon web services sales see 100% growth

Data curated by FindTheCompany
Amazon announced earnings for Q4 2015 recently At the close of the market, with Amazon’s showing  EPS of $1 and revenue of $35.7 billion both came in below analyst estimates.
Net sales from Amazon Web Services came in at $2.4 billion, up from $1.4 billion the previous year, and the company reported a 51% growth in prime users. Inc. (AMZN) Revenue Breakdown | FindTheCompany

January 28, 2016

wall street selects its top 5 retail stocks

"amazon the number one brand for wall street"

Generally wall street is  not known  to pick their winners.Wall street does not reason  a spectacular quarter, or even an excellent 3 quarters.. The stock markets hates “suprises ” and for that reason not many  brands  that might have once upon a time, media’s poster boy.failed to  to satisfy wall street

However !It  now seems  that wall street has decided  and finally given it a thumbs up to the online retail industry and specially  Amazon. The company dominated Black Friday sales in the United States and is all but certain to be the number 1 source for last minute presents for many million people around the world. Amazon’s stock price more than doubled this year, bringing the company’s market cap to more than $300 billion. 

In contrast Wall street has given the brick and mortar retailers  like  Best Buy and Walmart  a pass,  and almost all of them has seen their stocks massacred and  crumble in 2015 as they struggle to break Amazon’s dominance in the online world.

December 16, 2015

tech brands form 70% of the 100 most valued 2015 brands

The technology and telecom providers categories comprised 44% of total brand value  in the BrandZ™ Top 100 Most Valuable Global Brands 2015 ranking. 10 years ago  the tech companies accounted for 36% of the total brand value

"global top 100 brands across the world : ranking chart"

"tech brands form 70% of the 100 most valued  2015 brands"
Among the top 100 biggest brands this year APPLE, GOOGLE, MICROSOFT and IBM form the top 4 most valuable brand this year in the  BrandZ WPP group ranking. In fact among the top 10  most valued global brands  in 2015 , 7 brands are across the technology or the telecom space. Brands like  VISA, AT&T and VERIZON  rank  5th ,6th and  7th  respectively . They are followed by Coke, McDonald’s and Marlboro  which are ranked 8th, 9th and 10th. Among the top 100 brands
The 11th-14th rank is once again taken by technology brands with  Tencent, Facebook, Alibaba and Amazon ranking in that order

December 1, 2015

the top 10 global power brands of 2015 by brand value

Apple remains the world’s most valuable brands, followed by Samsung and Google

"apple, samsung and goole among the most powerful power brands"

Apple’s brand  value (and those of rival tech firms such as Google and Microsoft) remains stronger than ever.. Among the top 5 Brands after Apple, Samsung is 2nd, Google 3rd, Microsoft 4th and Verizon 5th. All these brands have  registered reasonable brand value growth rates of between 4 and 12%. Walmart is the only brand whose primary application is not in tech or telecoms. Though it has grown 4% this year, what was once the world’s most valuable brand has slipped down the rankings again; now at 10th it looks set to drop out of the top ten next year

The above chart from BrandFinance shows the brand value change ( positive/ negative )

November 28, 2015

top 10 retail websites with highest unique mobile visitors

Amazon, Ebay, Apple sites Walmart and Netflix make among the top 10 US retail sites with highest mobile unqiue visitors. ( Smartphone and  tablets +mobile  users make up the  universe of mobile visitors)
More than 158 million U.S. consumers browsed retail sites and apps on their mobile devices. Not surprisingly,, eBay and Apple were numbers 1, 2 and 3, respectively.

UK best black friday deals from amazon

Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals from Amazon UK

Following  the spectacular success of last year black Friday  deals, when Amazon sold 5.5 million items,  within a week of limited-time “lightning deals” with new promotions being unveiled every 10 minutes.

Now the giant internet retailer for  the first time ever, hundreds of UK-based Amazon Marketplace sellers will take part in Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals
Here are some of the selected best offers from the Amazon marketplace

  • Guitar Hero Live 2 Guitar Bundle (PS4 and Xbox One, exclusive to Amazon), was £124.99, now £74.99 
  • Ted Baker London Rockall High-Performance Over-Ear Headphones with Built-In Remote/Microphone, was £109.65, now £69.65
  • Amazon Kindle Paperwhite, was £109.99, now £79.99
  • Philips Wake-Up Light Alarm Clock with Sunrise Simulation, was £57.56, now £39.99
  • Pommery Brut Royal Champagne Gift Box 150cl Magnum, was £90, now £49.99

November 14, 2015

the end of american retail stores : amazon set to surpass Macy by 2017

" death of american retail stores "
American department  retail stores have never had it so bad.Financial firm Cowen and Company predicts department-store apparel sales will grow a little in the coming years, but Amazon will blow past them to surpass Macy’s as the biggest clothing retailer in the US by 2017.

November 2, 2015

which tech company pay the highest salaries to H1B visa holders

H1B VISA Average Median Salary :Which Technology major pays the highest

Among the 5 major tech giants Facebook pays the highest salary to the H1B visa foreign workers.With $130,000 median annual salary, the worlds biggest social network ranks 1st, followed by Apple who pays $123,000 and ranks second as the second biggest paymaster to H1V visa holders.

Google pays  a median salary of $120,000 annually. Microsoft and Amazon takes the 4th and 5th rank the bottom among the top 5 Tech Companies with 118,000 and 109,000 respectively
Amazon ranks right at the bottom of the pile having increased their pay to H1B visa holders by mere 6% since 2013

While Google has cut its average salary by 5% from what it used to pay in 2014, Apple and Microsoft  both has increased their pay to H1B holders by 3%.
Facebook and Amazon has kept their compensation to H1B foreign workers unchanged. Microsoft meanwhile  has raised it by 3% .

July 15, 2015

streaming players comparison :amazon vs roku vs vizio vs western digital vs huawei

July 11, 2015

Top 10 biggest amazon’s acquisitions in its history

"chart showing the Top 10 biggest amazon's acquisitions "

These are the The top 10 Amazon’s Acquisition. 

In 2014 Amazon bough Twitch ( video gaming streaming website )or an estimated  $970million dollars . However for Amazon ” Zappos the online shoe store was its biggest cue   as ‘ it stole the thunder from other competitors “zappos is known for its almost fanatical customer care  quality and attention to the smallest detail when it came to servicing its customers . Zappos has been amazon’s most expensive buyout in the history of the company.

Some other Amazon buyout includes
 Kiva Systems, $775 million, warehouse robot systems in 2012., $645 million, online book marketplace in 1999
Quidsi, $545 million, online retailer in  2010.

July 5, 2015

10 ereaders tried tested and reviewed at ” our test centres”

" the war over the ereaders from our test centres"

" portability,reading size, anti glare screen these are few things we miss"
the extent of portability will be the biggest differential among all ereaders"
" ereader testing centre: we pick  the best"

The top 10 ereaders were reviewed and compared by  and among the ebook that were reviewed were 1)NOOK  2)GlowLight 3)  Kobo Aura H2O 4)Kindle Paperwhite  5)Kobo Aura 6)Kobo Glo 7)Kindle 8)ECTACO  9)jetBook Color 2  10)Onyx Boox M96

June 11, 2015

Top 10 biggest spending brands in US: infographic

The list of top 10  brands in US with highest ad sends

 Samsung, Amazon lead the charts  as the biggest spender when it comes to brand advertisin . Honda, Kia Motors, Lionsgate, T Mobile, Dish and IAC are the other  brands who has put all their effort into advertising blitzkrieg .

May 27, 2015

eCommerce in india : Rhetoric vs Reality


E-commerce in the US is dominated by Amazon, in China by Alibaba, in Japan by Rakuten, while parts of Europe have a standalone local player.But in  India  Ecommerce as it stands today has no clear winners and losers not The Indian market is still yet to mature  and yet to evolve as Indian eCommerce companies led by the big  3 Flipkart Amazon and Snapdeal  and backed by  huge  VC funding are burning cash at an astronomical rate of  more than $100million  a month ( Business today 24th May ) Flipkart has the highest cash burn rate but then its sitting on a cashpile of $2.3billion

India is the only country where there are  three to five companies competing for the same market in an ecosystem that is  yet to throw out an winner.While  ASSOCHAM’s data suggest India’s e-commerce market  stands at $16billion ,Gartner numbers show  that the  India eCommerce market is set to reach $6 billion in 2015. Irrespective of the difference in numbers what is clear it that “the biggest eCommerce battle” will be fought in India. and once the knives are out.. and the battle lines  turns bloodier there will be place for just 2 players who would be the last men standing 

May 23, 2015

May 11, 2015

Mega Corporation Alibaba’s entities compared with similar US companies

"Alibaba and its  US equivalent competitors"

Alibaba group compared with related US companies 

The chart shows  Alibaba group compared to other related US companies who are into similar business . Alibaba Chinese e-commerce giant,dwarfs its competitors with hundreds of millions of users, is bigger than eBay and Amazon combined. Alibaba  ha  2 big  distributees which are Taobao, a consumer-to-consumer marketplace launched to compete with eBay in China, and Taobao Mall (or Tmall), an Amazon-like marketplace which allows Chinese consumers to purchase directly from brands. Meanwhile  Juhuasuan, a groupon equivalent  is into deal buying .Launched by former English teacher Jack Ma in 1998, the company has grown exponentially, feeding the appetite of a growing consumer class in China for products from Nike sneakers to high-end jewelry not readily available in stores

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April 3, 2015

global marketshare of tablet vendors by brand

Apple vs Samsung vs Amazon : marketshare of tablets

This chart shows how apple started off in the Tablet market and how Samsung had been trying to catch up as their legendary rivalry seems  far from over 

 In 2012 Q4, Apple had 35% marketshare ,compared to 15% by Samsung, In  Q3, 2013 Apple had 30% share compared to 18% by Samsung . Amazon which started off with a bang post launch of Kindle Fire Tablet  as  in Q4,2011 it had 16.1% share, overtaking Samsung while apple with 51% led the tablet craze. 

The last 2 years has seen Amazon’s tablet sales declining Meanwhile Asus  Lenevo and Acer..combined on the average hardly exceed the 6% of the tablet marketshare . Asus best performance was in Q2, 2013 when it bridged the 7% share for the first time

March 23, 2015

Google’s biggest search advertisers and money making machines : Top 10 Brands

Infographic: The Biggest Google Search Advertisers in the U.S. | Statista

According to  Ad Age, Amazon alone spent almost $158 million on Google search advertising in the U.S.   making the online retailer the biggest spender on Google search ads by far. The second biggest advertiser is Priceline which spends $82million on search advertising on Google, followed by AT and T with $81million

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

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).