Surprise! Amazon's North American E-Commerce Business Is Now More Profitable Than Walmart

Surprise! Amazon’s North American E-Commerce Service Is Now More Successful Than Walmart

For years, bears argued that Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN), while it might certainly grow, would never ever make a profit. The company allegedly offered products below expense and would never be able to raise prices to create genuine incomes. After all, retail was full of huge, low-priced competition, most significantly Walmart (NYSE: WMT). Oh, how times have actually changed. Mind yo …

See all stories on this topic This week’s finest deal takes$ 100 off an Xbox One console with purchase of Red Dead Redemption 2

The most significant products to hit today include the iPhone XR, Apple’s more inexpensive twist on the iPhone XS and XS Max mobile phones, and Red Dead Redemption 2, Rockstar’s prequel that’s driving a lots of deals on consoles. If you’re not after either of those– or if you have actually currently bought them– there are a lot of other deals that are …

See all stories on this subject Falling prices on big storage drives let users stockpile video

An exchange of emails with a reader about falling prices for large storage drives caused an inevitable concern: What are they great for? In other words, once you surpass a couple of gigabytes– which you can purchase in thumb drives for less than $10– simply what are you going to keep? We know the basic notion is that larger is always much better, and at these costs why not go nuts and bring up the truck? Terabyte drives are now common. That’s a thousand gigabytes, a million megabytes, a huge number. Let’s talk reality here. According to the Bryn Mawr College Tech Documentation blog, all 32 volumes of the Encyclopedia Britannica would use up 1 gigabyte. That’s all the words and photos, consisting of an index. Throw in a World Atlas, the Webster Collegiate Dictionary, half a lots reference books and you may get up to utilizing 10 gigabytes. That’s 1 percent of the capacity of one of the new terabyte drives. So what do you do with the other 99 percent? You could save all your notes and letters. That would not take much, really. Every column we have actually ever written can be kept in one-tenth of a gigabyte. (A sobering thought.) So, conserving words doesn’t take much of that digital area. There should be something you can do with what’s left over. We understand two individuals who have terabyte drives and utilize all that space. What do they use it for? Motion pictures. A one-terabyte drive can hold around 700 movies. However who in the world can view 700 films? Even taping them is a bit of stunner: If you did it for eight hours a day, 5 days a week, it would take five months. That’s commitment. Which brings us right to our next subject. SMOOTH STREAMING Both Netflix and Amazon Prime Video let you download streaming video to see offline on a plane, a train, or anywhere you’re not linked to the Internet. Now you can utilize that big thumb drive. Netflix makes it simple. Tap the icon on your phone, then tap “downloads.” You’ll be taken to a location called “discover something to download.” It gets harder with Amazon Prime videos (free films for Prime members). Whether you use an Android phone or tablet, or an iOS device, such as an iPhone, iPad, iPod or Apple TV, you’ll require the Amazon Prime Video App, from your phone’s app store. When we looked it up on our Android phone, it featured an alerting about damaging our phone. However we trust Amazon, so we picked the option to open it with a bundle installer. Then we got another warning, “For your security, your phone is not allowed to …” blah, blah blah, and so on. Attorneys. Heaving a sigh of resignation, we tapped on “Settings” and chose “permit from this source.” Phew, that was a great deal of work. It’s a lot easier on an Amazon Fire tablet. We tapped on the already-included Amazon Video App, then tapped “Motion pictures” and “included with Prime.” Then we chose one and tapped “Download.” It notified us that we didn’t have sufficient storage area for the motion picture. An extra SD card solves that, and they’re cheap– 32 gigabytes cost $13. AMAZON DISCOUNTS AT WHOLE FOODS Almost each time we go to Whole Foods, now owned by Amazon, we see someone who doesn’t have the entire Foods app on their phone but still wants an Amazon prime discount rate. The checker constantly states, “simply link your phone number to your account.” The young woman ahead of us today was completely baffled. “My checking account?” No, it’s your Amazon Prime account, if you have one. Here’s how. Go to Amazon.com/ primesavings and click “update smart phone number.” Then search for blue price indications at any Whole Foods shop for member savings. If you see a yellow “sale” sign, you get an additional 10 percent off. APP HAPPY Wolf + Pals is a free app for iPhones, iPads and iPods. It’s for moms who want to connect with similar ladies who are raising kids with special needs such as autism, Down syndrome, attention deficit disorder or other problems. Google Translate, a free app, now supports 50 languages after including 13 brand-new ones this month. It works offline or in real time, translating what the person is saying to your language, and equating what you are stating into theirs. Tor Internet browser is thought about by numerous to be the most secure internet browser in the world, and they’ve just brought out a variation for Android. It’s in the screening stage, so you have to install Orbot, another app, to make it work. Bob and Delight Schwabach can be reached by e-mail at bobschwab@gmail.com and joydee@oncomp.com. Organisation on 10/27/2018
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