The online retailer has accomplished much, but pressures are mounting.
While some big-name players in IT and gadgets have underperformed in recent months, not all of them are in trouble.
The stock is trading at an all-time high on investor optimism about cloud services and other technology initiatives. But those are a small part of the overall business.
Zynga is upgraded to 'buy,' and Yum Brands is downgraded to 'neutral.'
IBM is quietly going about the business of building an indispensable suite of cloud applications. Meanwhile, the stock consistently rewards shareholders.
The bears see a company that's getting little out of its rampant spending; the bulls see the next Amazon.
Commercial drones, 3-D printers, self-driving cars . . . the tools coming out of the virtual revolution will be used to take the world -- and tech investing -- to promising new places.
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Six weeks later, most Americans have forgotten about the 2014 tax season -- except those who didn't file by the April 15 deadline.
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