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Amazon's Cloud Revenues, Examined
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Tom LaSusa
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Tom LaSusa,
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1/9/2013 | 9:24:38 PM
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pblanc108,

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pblanc108
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pblanc108,
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1/9/2013 | 7:39:32 PM
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Why didn't you post my honest comments as to why amazon's stock was upgraded. It was not due to any great happenings at amazon- they have been losing money for years. The same analyst that upgraded the stock from Morgan Stanley was the same guy who downgraded amazon at $180.00 per share. Morgan Stanley, along with Goldman Sachs underwrote amazon's recent 3 billion dollar debt offering. The upgrade came as a favor for amazons business. Amazon lost 468 million last quarter and must tale on debt and private equity financing to keep afloat. Other wise, they would quickly burn through their cash on hand. For this investment banking business, the hedge funds and private equity artificially keep amazon's stock price at nosebleed levels. I have sent this as well as my last post that you did not print to over 150 of my peers. If it , as well as the last post of mine do not get printed, we will all know that you are just as crooked as Bezos and his Wall St croonies.
pblanc108
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pblanc108,
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1/9/2013 | 5:54:46 PM
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Wow you guys must be on the amazon payroll or are looking for business from the mater manipulator.. Bezos. AWS is horribly unstable and amazon has to keep lowering their prices for the service to rope in customers.
Get with the Wall Street agenda. The upgrade from Morgan Stanley came for one reason... to once again deceive the general public and make more money. Amazon recently issued a 3 billion debt offering ( they are taking on debt because they are lsoign money hand over fist and burning through cash on hand).
Now, who do you think structured the debt offering and raked in millions in fees... you guessed it Morgan Stanley. The analyst you mention, Scott Dewitt, was under pressure to raise the stock price. Incidentally, Scott downgraded the stock when is was $180, now he upgrades it when its $260. He works for Morgan and raised the price so Morgan can pump and dump the stock to its sheep customers. Goldman Sachs also hepled with the underwriting, so youll hear an upgrade from them soon to. Its a dirty business and sadly its the naive public will be left holding amazon when these companies dump it behind the scenes.
Amazon does nothing proprietary and must try to undercut the competition on price to attract new customers and artificially inflate their revenue growth. Amazon spends $1 to earn .90 cents. They lost 468 million last quarter.
There is no compelling reason to shop amazon as far better deals can be found elsewhere. I saved thousands by searching the internet for more competitive pricing. thefind.com shows many vendors who offer much cheaper pricing than amazon. Amazon prime is also a rip off as every vendor offers free shipping so way pay $79 for the priviledge. Sites like Crackle dot com offer free video streaming and music. Amazon does nothing proprietary and their Kindle was voted as one of the worst products of the year by Bloomberg. Try one, you'll understand what a hunk of junk it is. It is not designed for a rich user experience like the iPad, but raher to get people to buy more overpriced junk from their website.
Do your own research and you'll find that amazon is collusively owned by a few hedge funds who keep the stock inflated due to investment relations with amazon. It is the most manipulated stock on Wall Street.
Greg MacSweeney
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Greg MacSweeney,
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1/9/2013 | 1:22:52 PM
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These revenue numbers are...just wow! Although, the numbers are large, they are not really "shocking." AWS has been growing for a few years and it was only a matter of time before larger enterprises started turning to the public cloud.
EricLundquist
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1/8/2013 | 11:50:23 PM
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Great article, Amazon is becoming a major force in the tech infrastructure business. I'd love to know what those customers are moving away from as they head to Amazon. This will be a pivotal year for Amazon, Rackspace and the other cloud providers.


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