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Amazon's annual filing reveals it loaded up on private company stock while scaling back acquisitions last year — a change that may help as regulators crack down on the tech giant (AMZN)

Amazon spent roughly $2.2 billion in cash on minority investments last year, nearly quadrupling from the year-ago period, according to company filings. It now owns a record $2.6 billion worth of private company stock, an over six-fold increase from the previous year, filings show. Meanwhile, Amazon cut back on acquisitions last year, spending only $315 million, after a two-year record run of spending over $15 billion on buying other companies. The change reflects a potential shift in Amazon's ...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, China, US, Trends, Federal Trade Commission, Northwestern University, Murphy, University of Wisconsin Madison, Aurora, Madrona Ventures, AMZN, Andrew Murphy, Matt McIlwain, McIlwain

Amazon just gave a big signal that it's going to step up its grocery business, and it could be a wake up call for competitors like Albertsons and Kroger (AMZN)

Amazon added "companies that sell grocery products online and in physical stores" to its group of competitors for the first time in its annual filing on Friday. The update suggests Amazon thinks its grocery business is big enough to be considered a competitor to traditional retailers, like Albertsons and Korger.  It's unclear how exactly Amazon's grocery business is doing, but its CFO Brian Olsavsky said orders from its Amazon Fresh and Whole Foods businesses more than doubled last quarter. Up...
Tags: Amazon, Whole Foods, Los Angeles, Trends, Smith, Kroger, Amazon Fresh, Fred Smith, Watch Google, Albertsons, Andrew Murphy, Olsavsky, Brian Olsavsky, Loup Ventures, Business Insider Amazon, Kroger AMZN

Amazon had its worst stock performance in 3 years and lagged other tech giants in 2019 — here's what Wall Street thinks is ahead for the company this year (AMZN)

2020 is shaping up to be a big year for Amazon. From cloud computing to same-day shipping, expectations and competition for Amazon are heating up. Here are some of the key aspects of the business to watch this year. Click here to read more stories on BI Prime Amazon had a relatively tough year in 2019. Investors grew concerned about Amazon's massive investments in faster delivery and its AWS cloud unit. The increasingly hostile regulatory environment and growing competition also dampened inve...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Microsoft, Trends, Ubs, Jeff Bezos, Srinivasan, Alexa, Business Insider, Trump, Rbc, Murphy, RBC Capital, Sebastian, SunTrust

NASA to test its first all-electric plane, the X-57

The experimental X-57 Maxwell is the agency's first all-electric plane.It will also be the first manned X-plane that NASA has tested in decades.Electric planes could help to significantly lower the environmental costs of flying, but it'll likely be at least a decade before these aircraft hit the commercial market. None Since the 1940s, NASA has been testing experimental aircraft (aka X-planes) at California's Armstrong Flight Research Center at Edwards Air Force Base. In the past two decades, ...
Tags: Climate Change, California, Environment, Nasa, Aircraft, Innovation, Maxwell, Brussels, Armstrong Flight Research Center, Edwards Air Force, Andrew Murphy, Tom Rigney, Transport Environment, Greta Thunberg, Vox Developing

‘Ryanair is the new coal’: Airline joins list of Europe’s top carbon emitters

It is an inglorious list that has traditionally been dominated by coal companies, but Ryanair has now entered the ranks of Europe’s top ten biggest carbon polluters. That’s according to the latest EU Emissions Trading System (EU ETS) registry, which ranks Ryanair as the tenth largest CO2 emitter in Europe. The other nine in the list are all coal-fired power plants. The Irish airline is Europe’s largest having carried 139.2 million passengers in 2018. In the same year it is reported to have produ...
Tags: Europe, UK, Science, Eu, Ryanair, Un, Michael O'leary, Murphy, International Civil Aviation Organization ICAO, Andrew Murphy, CORSIA, European Federation for Transport Environment T E, AFP Ryanair

A European peace plan turns 325

2018 marks the 325th anniversary of the publication of William Penn’s Essay towards the Present and Future Peace of Europe, which proposed, among other things, the establishment of a European Parliament. Best remembered as the founder of Pennsylvania, Penn spent most of his life in England and remained deeply concerned about the fate of religious and political liberty across Europe. He proposed his “European Diet, Parliament, or Estates” as a way of promoting peaceful coexistence and breaking ou...
Tags: Europe, Books, Politics, England, Featured, History, Hungary, Poland, Benjamin Franklin, European Parliament, Brexit, Penn, Social Sciences, Cicero, Quaker, Quakers

Superconducting nanowire memory cell, miniaturized technology

Researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have developed a new nanoscale memory cell that holds tremendous promise for successful integration with superconducting processors. The new technology, created by Professor of Physics Alexey Bezryadin and graduate student Andrew Murphy, in collaboration with Dmitri Averin, a professor of theoretical physics at State University of New York at Stony Brook, provides stable memory at a smaller size than other proposed memory devices.
Tags: Science, University Of Illinois, Urbana Champaign, State University of New York, STONY BROOK, Andrew Murphy, Alexey Bezryadin, Dmitri Averin

Here's why Tesla is not the next Apple (TSLA, AAPL)

"Tesla’s cars are effectively consumer electronics, albeit expensive ones, that reduce our dependence on oil." That's a big summarizing statement from the case made by Loup Venture's Gene Munster, Doug Clinton and Andrew Murphy that Tesla, with a $50-billion current market cap, is destined to become the next Apple (market cap: $770 billion.) Munster was a noted Apple analyst when he was ensconced at Piper Jaffray, and he's now out on his own with a venture fund. Thematically, he's looking for ...
Tags: Apple, Elon Musk, Steve Jobs, Trends, Tesla, Earth, Gm, Silicon Valley, Steve, Munster, Musk, Clinton, Murphy, Piper Jaffray, OTR, Andrew Murphy

Longtime Apple analyst Gene Munster is starting a venture capital firm (AAPL)

Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster is leaving to found a venture capital fund, he told Business Insider.  The firm, Loup Ventures, will be an early-stage fund focused on augmented reality, virtual reality, artificial intelligence, and robotics, which are some of the hottest areas in tech.  The other Loup partners are Andrew Murphy and Doug Clinton, "two longtime associates I've worked with at Piper. They've been the brains behind the research over the past 20 years," Munster said.  His new firm ...
Tags: Apple, Trends, Munster, Aapl, Piper Jaffray, Gene Munster, Andrew Murphy

Why Success Comes From Being Yourself!

Every now and again we all identity crisis when we start questioning ourselves, our confidence & decisions, thinking we're not enough, letting the doubt creep in and comparing ourselves to others. It is after all only human to experience difficulties when becoming the person we are meant to be, and removing all the 'masks' we cover ourselves with. Recently when I was listening to an interview of Kerry Washington from the popular TV show 'Scandal' who's character portrays a confident woman, Wash...
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John Lewis expects last-minute Christmas sales surge

Retailer says it is predicting bumper finish to December as shoppers get second wind after slower sales in recent days The Black Friday promotional extravaganza meant Christmas came in November for John Lewis but, despite slower sales in recent days, store chiefs expect a bumper finish to December as shoppers get a second wind.John Lewis’s retail director, Andrew Murphy, predicted that Saturday would kick off a “pretty intense” burst of trade in its stores as Britons packed their shopping into f...
Tags: Business, John Lewis, Money, Christmas, Life and style, Consumer affairs, Retail industry, Online Shopping, Andrew Murphy