Amazon Shares Hit Milestone as E-Commerce Battle Heats Up


Amazon stock surged to more than $1,000 for the first time on Tuesday, marking a milestone for the dominant e-commerce retailer and leaving its closest competitors still trying to figure out a path to closing the gap. Amazon’s shares hovered near $997 in late mid-afternoon trading after reaching $1001.20 earlier in the day, an all-time-high for the stock. Friday’s closing price was $995.78. The key to Amazon’s dominance has been growth in its Prime membership, which has doubled to more than 80 million members in the past two years.

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PC gaming surges, while the rest of the PC market declines

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Jon Peddie Research reports that spending on PC gaming surged in 2016, thanks to pent-up demand for 14nm products and an ongoing strong market for PC titles.

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Apple spending on research and development swells again to $1.9 billion

Apple’s spending on research and development surged year over year by another $500 million last quarter, reaching $1.9 billion and growing to 3.3 percent of the company’s total net sales.



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Global investment in renewable energy skyrockets

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Investments in renewable power surged in 2014 after several years of decline, driven not by the US or Europe, but adoption in developing markets. Has the momentum shifted to Asia, Africa, and the Middle East?

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Smartphone usage surges while PCs show startling decline in new worldwide study

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Smartphones have surged in developing markets over the past few years, and it’s been catastrophic for PC sales — for the first time, we’ve got data on exactly how bad the worldwide damage is.

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