While many of Amazon's thousands of patents may never come to fruition, experts say that Amazon has very notable successes in terms of developing and protecting core patented technology. For example, long before cloud computing was a mainstream enterprise practice -- and long before Google or Microsoft entered the space -- Amazon was getting patents issued relating to advanced cloud management and deployment.
As Uber gets ready for New Year's Eve, typically the ride-sharing company's busiest and most important night, the company's head of operations in US and Canada, Rachel Holt, talked about the company's turbulent last year and what lies ahead. Holt talked about how keeping the company running without a CEO provided an opportunity -- amidst a lot of chaos.
Airbnb is set to ring in its first full year of profitability, putting it in a rare class among large venture-funded Silicon Valley companies. Lawrence Tosi, chief financial officer of the home sharing company, tells CNBC, "the third quarter was the strongest quarter in the company's history and this year, we will be profitable, as measured by EBITDA." A source familiar with Airbnb's financials said that the company will end 2017 with bookings up approximately 50 percent from 2016.
Huawei phones may stay unknown a little longer in the US. WSJ reporting that AT&T has walked away from deal selling phones made by the Chinese manufacturer.
Huawei tells @CNBC it’ll introduce new products tomorrow “incl availability” details https://t.co/Usl3yZbmO5
Benchmark is selling some of its Uber stake at a $48 billion valuation.
Reminder: in August, @benchmark tweeted:
We are long Uber: Benchmark's comparative valuation analysis shows Uber could comfortably be worth over $100B in just
two years https://t.co/lHUweaVgbY
According to a source, Kalanick actually intended to sell 50% of his Uber stake, but because it was so oversubscribed, everyone was only allowed to sell 58% of what they wanted. So Kalanick sold 29% of his stake in the end.
Amazon responsible for 44% of all US 2017 ecommerce sales, ~4% of total retail sales figure
Fastest growing product groups:
- luxury beauty (+47%)
- pantry items (+38%)
- grocery (+33%)
- furniture (+33%)
Via One Click Retail
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Selecting a term
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