2018-09-15

Tech Review: Amazon $AMZN Platform Power, Startup Role Model?

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Tech Review (TR 2018-09-15)--Domain Mondo's weekly review of tech investing news with commentary, analysis and opinion: Features • 1) Amazon $AMZN Platform Power, Startup Role Model? 2) How Much Money Apple Makes on iPhones, 3) Investing: The Week, Investing Notes: Cryptocrash Worse Than Dot-Com Bubble Bust, 4) ICYMI: Facebook, Tencent, Google, Microsoft, Nvidia.

1) Amazon $AMZN Platform Power, Startup Role Model?

Amazon: If You Can’t Beat ‘Em, Join ‘Em--at least that’s what these companies are doing. Fortune.com video above published Sep 5, 2018.

Note also: Amazon $AMZN is stuffing its search results pages with ads, and they seem to be working--recode.net.

Everyone in the Startup World wants to be like Amazon


At this year’s TechCrunch Disrupt SF, the big annual conference for tech start-ups, many cited Amazon $AMZN as a role model, as opposed to firms such as Uber and Facebook, which dominated in previous years. It probably doesn’t hurt that Amazon recently became just the second U.S. company to ever cross the $1 trillion market cap mark. TheStreet.com’s Annie Gaus attended Disrupt all week, and discuss what else she observed, including China’s rise and debate over where the next Silicon Valley will be (hint: it might not be in the US).

2) How much money Apple makes on iPhones

CNNMoney video above published Sep 12, 2018: Since the iPhone's launch in 2007, Apple has sold more than a billion phones. Here's just how much the iPhone makes for Apple $AAPL the trillion-dollar company. Apple's newest iPhones announced Wednesday: the iPhone XR, starting at $749; iPhone Xs, starting at $999, and iPhone Xs Max, starting at $1,099, plus Watch Series 4.

3) Investing
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The Week: NASDAQ Composite +1.4% | S&P 500 Index +1.2% | DJIA +0.9%
S&P 500 extends winning streak to five days as stocks shrug off trade tensions--marketwatch.com: "Wall Street’s ‘fear index’ sees biggest weekly drop since April."
Wall Street's Charging Bull
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Investing Notes:
The Cryptocrash Is Now Worse Than the Dot-Com Bubble Bust

Fortune.com video above published Sep 13, 2018. See also U.S. securities law can cover cryptocurrencies, judge rules | reuters.com.

4) ICYMI Tech News:
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  • Google Groupthink: The anti-Trump Google video leaked to Breitbart.com is another example of Google employees' dissatisfaction with Google's suffocating workplace groupthink on public display, following James Damore and others--TheVerge.com. See also "Google Responds To Leaked Video As Damning History Of Bias Haunts Company; Parscale Calls For Investigation"--zerohedge.com.
  • Microsoft says it has acquired Lobe, a San Francisco-based AI startup that lets users build machine learning models using a visual interface with no coding required--VentureBeat.com.
  • Nvidia has launched Project Maglev, an initiative to use its Drive AI platform to enable product development in industries like robotics and health care--VentureBeat.com.

-- John Poole, Editor, Domain Mondo  

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