John Paczkowski

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Amazon. Earth's Biggest Bookstore Disappointment

Are online sales largely recession-resistant? Not according to Amazon’s latest earnings. Though its third-quarter profit rose 48 percent from the same period last year on revenues of $4.26 billion, the Internet retailer lowered its full-year sales outlook.

By $1 billion.

Earlier this year, Amazon (AMZN) projected $7.2 billion revenue for its fourth quarter, which includes the all important holiday shopping season. Today, it said it expects revenue for that quarter to fall somewhere between $6 billion and $7 billion.

Uh-oh.

“The holidays are not going to be pretty,” said Soleil Securities analyst Scott Tilghman. “Amazon.com isn’t immune to the economic downturn.”


Twitter’s Tanking

December 30, 2013 at 6:49 am PT

2013 Was a Good Year for Chromebooks

December 29, 2013 at 2:12 pm PT

BlackBerry Pulls Latest Twitter for BB10 Update

December 29, 2013 at 5:58 am PT

Apple CEO Tim Cook Made $4.25 Million This Year

December 28, 2013 at 12:05 pm PT

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Just as the atom bomb was the weapon that was supposed to render war obsolete, the Internet seems like capitalism’s ultimate feat of self-destructive genius, an economic doomsday device rendering it impossible for anyone to ever make a profit off anything again. It’s especially hopeless for those whose work is easily digitized and accessed free of charge.

— Author Tim Kreider on not getting paid for one’s work