By Diane Mermigas:Opportunity abounds for marketers and content providers who get this: Amazon (AMZN) is leveraging the Kindle Fire and its treasure trove of media offerings as a means to a much greater end than competing with Apple’s (AAPL) iPad.
By Qineqt:Amazon's (AMZN) stock recently got a boost due to the unveiling of its new Kindle models. It touched $260 on Sept. 10 and has declined by almost 2% since then. The new models range from an ad-supported $69 e-book to the $499 Kindle Fire HD. Amazon backs them up with a content ranging from books to apps and movies.
Stephen Windwalker submits: Amazon's (AMZN) report of quarterly earnings last Thursday was greeted widely as an indication that the company can't generate sufficient margins with Kindle devices and content. That interpretation has been reasonably straightforward, with strong echoes of sentiments that characterized critics' views of Amazon during its early pre-profitability years in the late 1990s and into the 21st century.
The preferred route of phase two running northwards from Birmingham will have five stops at: Manchester; Manchester Airport; Toton in the East Midlands; Sheffield; and Leeds, reports The BBC.
Chancellor George Osborne said it was “the engine for growth in the north and the midlands of this country”.
Phase one’s London-Birmingham link has faced considerable opposition.