|Bid||1,686.0300 x 800|
|Ask||1,685.8700 x 800|
|Day's Range||1,677.60 - 1,689.69|
|52 Week Range||1,265.93 - 2,050.50|
|Beta (3Y Monthly)||1.83|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||94.60|
|Earnings Date||Jan 30, 2019 - Feb 4, 2019|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||N/A (N/A)|
|1y Target Est||2,128.16|
All most of us will see from Jeff Bezos’s secretive MARS conference are a few photo shoots of the world’s richest man attempting to look as cool as possible around some very cool robotics. This summer, however, Amazon will be spinning the event out into a more public facing conference.
Amazon's AWS cloud computing service today launched Backup, a new tool that makes it easier for developers on the platform to back up their data from various AWS services and their on-premises apps. Out of the box, the service, which is now available to all developers, lets you set up backup policies for services like Amazon EBS volumes, RDS databases, DynamoDB tables, EFS file systems and AWS Storage Gateway volumes. To back up on-premises data, businesses can use the AWS Storage Gateway. The service allows users to define their various backup policies and retention periods, including the ability to move backups to cold storage (for EFS data) or delete them completely after a certain time.
Prime membership has grown to 101 million, a milestone number reached even as growth in the pricier discount club slows, according to Consumer Intelligence Research Partners. Approximately 62% of Amazon customers now hold Prime memberships, spending $1,400 a year compared to $600 for non-Prime Amazon customers, CIRP reported. While Amazon added a little under 20 million new Prime members between December 2016 to December 2017, pushing the total past 90 million, growth in the past year has been roughly half that, CIRP numbers showed.
“Everyone knows traffic is terrible now,” said Josh Friedman, head of Waze Carpool. “A better transportation future doesn’t need to be so distant.”
The Virginia Senate Finance Committee voted unanimously Wednesday in favor of an incentive bill that would provide workforce cash grants of up to $550 million to Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) for creating 25,000 jobs in Arlington County. "The legislation before the committee today Is an investment in the future growth of the commonwealth," Holly Sullivan, who was among the leaders of Seattle-based Amazon's HQ2 search team, told the committee. Committee Co-chairman Emmett Hanger, R-Mount Solon, asked at one point, "Holly, if we were to vote this down, could we go back to the table and get a sweeter deal?" "I guess I could ask the same question," Sullivan responded.
By the way, the deal between MSFT and WBA is a seven year marriage that involves access to Windows 10, and Office 365 for more than 380K Walgreens employees while the firm migrates most of it's technology infrastructure onto the Azure platform. Walgreens is not alone.
Amazon's (AMZN) cloud computing arm, Amazon Web Services, announces a new AWS Backup service to strengthen its foothold in the cloud market.
IBM and Juniper ink a seven-year pact worth $325 million. IBM Services platform integrated with Watson will be utilized by Juniper to digitally enhance its IT infrastructure.
Updates from Online Music and Video Providers: SPOT, P, IQIt’s almost here Spotify (SPOT) is preparing to launch in India by the end of January, Variety reported citing people familiar with the company’s plans. While the exact date that Spotify
State officials and many corporate site selectors often depict incentives as tie-breakers between competing locations that a company is evaluating. Yet tax credits for businesses attract hardly any scrutiny, because the state shields what companies claim them and how much they receive, citing decades-old confidentiality laws. Three organizations are using the newly released tax-credit data to propel their push for more transparency and disclosure.