Investors remain confident in Bezos' ability to deliver profits.
I asked recently if e-commerce giant Amazon (AMZN) can keep defying gravity as it pushes further into territories dominated by tech giants Apple (AAPL) and Google (GOOG). The premise continues to be the same -- how long will investors pay such incredible premiums for revenue growth in absence of meaningful profits? Following Amazon's third quarter earnings report, this question was answered -- albeit not entirely.
Hurricane Sandy took out power supplies, servers, access and even the East Coast's online snark.
It's starting to feel a little lonely on the Internet after Hurricane Sandy.
Is your Facebook (FB) or Twitter feed feeling a little light? Does Reddit seem a bit more relaxed? That'll happen when nearly 7 million people lose power and, by extension, their Internet access and online persona.
It doesn't matter if East Coast online subscribers got their service through Verizon (VZ), Comcast (CMCSA), AT&T (T), Sprint (S) or T-Mobile. As Reuters reported, nearly everyone who relies on cable or telecom infrastructure for their service in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Maryland and New England is dealing with spotty or nonexistent service. Downed lines, knocked out towers and flooded facilities may keep those folks offline for a while, while New York's ConEdison and other regional power companies say it could be days to a week until electricity is fully restored.
Low-cost 'printing' technology is ushering in a revolution in manufacturing, advocates say, as machines produce tangible objects from malleable materials.
By Dana Blackenhorn
When I want to really feel young, I look at the 3-D printing space. There's a 1976 feel to the industry.
- Shapeways just got New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg out to cut a ribbon on its 25,000-square-foot "factory of the future," hoping to create five million new products a year.
- A series of 3-D Print Shows offer an early Comdex gleam against the MakerFaire's West Coast Computer Faire vibe.
It's fast, light and secure, but Microsoft's new operating system struggles to be more than the sum of its many parts.
Mazel tov, Mr. Ballmer and Mr. Gates. On Friday, after what feels like 13 years of development, the Windows 8 operating system ships to consumers and businesses.
"It's a big step," Bill Gates said in a video he posted about the rollout. "It is key to where the personal computer is going."
But like all fast-growing adolescents, this OS brainchild can be utterly, totally maddening. The computer software desktop that we all know is out. "Nick-at-Nite"-style graphic tiles are in. The trusted keyboard and mouse have been replaced by something called a NUI (that's "newie"), geek speak for a touch-based natural user interface.
The slim tablet has generated the usual Apple buzz, but is it overpriced compared to direct competitors? Here's a look.
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[BRIEFING.COM] The stock market finished the Wednesday session on an upbeat note with the Nasdaq (+1.3%) ending in the lead. The S&P 500 settled higher by 1.1% with all ten sectors posting gains.
The benchmark index spent the entire trading day in the green, rallying to new highs during the last hour of action. The tech-heavy Nasdaq, meanwhile, briefly dipped into the red during morning action, but was able to recover swiftly.
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