Key Developments: Amazon.com Inc (AMZN.O)

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Amazon.com Inc introduces Fire, First Smartphone
Wednesday, 18 Jun 2014 02:53pm EDT 

Amazon.com Inc:Unveiled Fire, first smartphone designed by Amazon.Fire is the only smartphone with Dynamic Perspective and Firefly, two new technologies.  Full Article

Amazon.com Inc gives Q2 2014 guidance; EBIT guidance below analysts' estimates
Thursday, 24 Apr 2014 04:07pm EDT 

Amazon.com Inc:Expects Q2 2014 net sales to be between $18.1 bln and $19.8 bln.Expects Q2 2014 operating income (loss)(EBIT) to be between $(455) mln and $(55) mln.Q2 2014 revenue of $19.1 bln and EBIT of $201 mln - Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S.  Full Article

Amazon.com and HBO ink exclusive multi-year deal to bring HBO programming to prime members
Wednesday, 23 Apr 2014 09:00am EDT 

Amazon.com Inc:Enters a content licensing agreement with HBO, making Prime Instant Video the exclusive online-only subscription home for select HBO programming.  Full Article

Amazon.com to acquire comiXology
Thursday, 10 Apr 2014 04:01pm EDT 

Amazon.com Inc:Reachs agreement to acquire comiXology.Terms of acquisition were not disclosed.Acquisition is expected to close in second quarter of 2014.  Full Article

Marathon Patent Group Inc's Sampo IP files patent infringement lawsuits against Amazon.com Inc
Monday, 10 Feb 2014 09:16am EST 

Marathon Patent Group Inc:Says its wholly-owned subsidiary Sampo IP, LLC, has filed patent infringement lawsuits in the United States District Court of Delaware against Amazon.com Inc.Says Sampo is asserting infringement related to U.S. Patent number 8,015,495 each entitled Centrifugal Communication and Collaboration Method against Amazon.com Inc.The lawsuit alleges that the Defendant have infringed, and continue to infringe, the claims of the patents in suit by using the accused communications systems and methods covered by the claims of the asserted patents.  Full Article

Amazon.com Inc gives Q1 2014 guidance; EBIT guidance below analysts' estimates
Thursday, 30 Jan 2014 04:05pm EST 

Amazon.com Inc:Expects first quarter 2014 net sales to be between $18.2 billion and $19.9 billion.Expects operating income (loss) (EBIT) to be between $(200) million and $200 million.Says this guidance includes about $350 million for stock-based compensation and amortization of intangible assets.First quarter 2014 revenue of $19.7 billion - Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S.First quarter 2014 EBIT of $376 million - Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S.  Full Article

Amazon.com Inc workers set to go on strike-Reuters
Sunday, 15 Dec 2013 11:00pm EST 

Amazon.com Inc:Workers at its German operations were set to go on strike on Monday, in the middle of the crucial Christmas holiday season, in a dispute over pay that has been raging for months-Reuters.The Verdi union said workers would strike in Amazon's logistic centres in Bad Hersfeld and Leipzig and, for the first time, in Graben.A delegation of German workers will also protest at Amazon's headquarters in Seattle, helped by U.S. workers unions.On Tuesday, workers in Amazon's centre in the German town of Werne will protest, Verdi said.  Full Article

Telecom Italia SpA signs agreement with Amazon.com Inc to deliver Amazon Mobile App and Kindle for Android App to TIM customers
Tuesday, 3 Dec 2013 07:00pm EST 

Telecom Italia SpA:Says it signed an agreement with Amazon.com Inc aimed at giving Amazon Mobile App and Kindle for Android App preloaded on TIM devices to their customers, starting from end of 2013.Says thanks to this collaboration, TIM Customers will benefit from the easy access to mobile shopping, a reading experience on their TIM devices, easy access to Amazon’s selection, and services.Says this partnership aims at favoring a better integration of e-commerce and mobile services especially relevant in the Italian market.  Full Article

Amazon.com Inc Announces Exclusive Content Agreement
Thursday, 21 Nov 2013 09:00am EST 

Amazon.com Inc announced an exclusive content licensing agreement with new film studio A24, known for cutting-edge commercial hits such as Spring Breakers and The Bling Ring. This groundbreaking multi-year agreement makes Prime Instant Video the exclusive premium subscription home for all of the current and forthcoming A24 titles shortly following their release on DVD and Blu-Ray.  Full Article

Amazon.com Inc Workers Strike In Germany-Reuters
Tuesday, 29 Oct 2013 08:20am EDT 

Reuters reported that Workers at two Amazon.com Inc's distribution centres in Germany went on strike again on Tuesday over pay and conditions. Services trade union Verdi called a one-day strike at Amazon centres in Leipzig and Bad Hersfeld after workers in Leipzig had already walked off the job on Monday. Amazon said deliveries were unaffected as most employees continued to work.  Full Article

PetSmart hires bank to study buyback, deal options: sources

NEW YORK - PetSmart Inc has hired investment bank JPMorgan Chase & Co to evaluate a range of alternatives, including a leveraged share buyback and a potential deal with private equity, according to people familiar with the matter.

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