John Paczkowski

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Amazon Beats Street; Street Beats Amazon

Odd that the 16 percent gain in third-quarter earnings Amazon reported Thursday afternoon would have a deleterious affect on the company’s share price, which had spiked more than 35 percent since last quarter, but that’s exactly what happened.

The retail behemoth’s stock price slipped some 3 percent after hours, evidently because of a disappointing forecast for fourth quarter operating margin. Amazon expects it to be between 3 percent and 4.2 percent. Wall Street had been hoping for 5 percent. And the difference between those two outlooks seems to have overshadowed the 51 cents a share on revenue of $7.56 billion that Amazon reported, which handily exceeded the 48 cents a share on revenue of $7.37 billion analysts had been looking for.

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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I think the NSA has a job to do and we need the NSA. But as (physicist) Robert Oppenheimer said, “When you see something that is technically sweet, you go ahead and do it and argue about what to do about it only after you’ve had your technical success. That is the way it was with the atomic bomb.”

— Phil Zimmerman, PGP inventor and Silent Circle co-founder, in an interview with Om Malik