Thursday, October 20, 2011

@AllAmerInvest Amazon Playing to Win, Groupon IPO, Yahoo deal, Jobless Report, Buy a House Get a Visa


Amazon (AMZN) Brings Big Guns To The Publishing War

Amazon is playing to win in the ebook platform wars, and isn't afraid of pulling out the big guns. It is securing exclusive deals. It is building its own publishing house. It is doing everything to increase the number of available titles (see chart).

We believe the winning Kindle platform is likely to have network effects: the more titles it will have, the more consumers it will have, which will lead more titles to the platform and so on, in a virtuous cycle. This is the right move on Amazon's part. It will be fascinating to see what happens when Amazon get serious about streaming video.

Number of ebooks available for sale on US Kindle store
http://read.bi/qnDOIj

Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims Detailed Report, 403,000
http://bit.ly/pko7o3


Groupon cutting back size of IPO
http://nyti.ms/oM7TYh

Yahoo (YHOO) may get bid from Microsoft
http://on.wsj.com/n5in3l

CNBC Million Dollar Portfolio Challenge Bonus Bucks Answers
http://bit.ly/q8ca5B


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'Buy A House, Get A Visa' Is The Latest Scheme Floated By Congress To Fix The Housing Market
http://read.bi/o7xJDq

Beige Book Summary
http://1.usa.gov/qXlkH7

An Unprecedented 26 Million Americans Are Now Underemployed
http://read.bi/rpkJ7C

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Original content Bob DeMarco, All American Investor