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    18.03.06 12:04:45
    Beitrag Nr. 27 ()
    17.03.2006 17:47
    Wird Amazon zum Fondsvermittler ?
    Die Kapitalanlagegesellschaft Fidelity erwägt offenbar, den Aufbau eines „Fondsshops“ im Rahmen des Amazon- (Nachrichten/Aktienkurs) Angebotes, wie die Nachrichtenagentur Reuters am Freitag berichtete. Hier sollen Anleger dann Informationen zu den verschiedenen Fonds der Gesellschaft erhalten können. Außerdem erscheint den Fidelity-Strategen Amazon als geeignete Umgebung für Werbung.

    Bisher haben die beiden Unternehmen noch keine Einzelheiten der Kooperation bekannt gegeben. Für Amazon wäre ein derartiges Angebot ein Novum und bedeutete mittelfristig möglicherweise den Einstieg in das Geschäft mit Online-Finanzdienstleistungen.

    Amazon notiert aktuell bei 36,61 $ (-0,44%).
    17.03.06 13:54:22
    Beitrag Nr. 26 ()
    Bei Click-to-Call muss der Kunde nicht mehr selbst wählen
    Der weltweit größte Online-Händler, Amazon, hat seinen Kundenservice um eine Click-to-Call-Funktion erweitert, also quasi Rückruf auf Mausklick.
    Bei CtC greift der Kunde nicht zum Telefonhörer, um die Hotline zu erreichen, sondern gibt im Internet seine Telefonnummer ein und wird dann von einem Kundenbetreuer kostenlos zurückgerufen. Dabei kann er auswählen, ob er sofort oder erst in fünf, zehn oder 15 Minuten zurückgerufen werden will.
    Bisher bearbeitete Amazon die Anfragen von Kunden hauptsächlich per E-Mail. Der neue Service wird in den USA, in Deutschland, Österreich, der Schweiz und in abgespeckter Form auch in Frankreich und Großbritannien über die Hilfeseiten des Online-Versands angeboten. (pte)

    :)Toller Service :lick:
    16.03.06 03:02:51
    Beitrag Nr. 25 ()
    Bin überzeugt daß der Kurs schon bald wieder richtig anziehen wird ;)
    15.03.06 10:00:56
    Beitrag Nr. 24 ()
    Der Ami-Chart:

    So kanns weitergehen...
    14.03.06 15:47:46
    Beitrag Nr. 23 ()
    Amazon Web Services Launches ``Amazon S3,`` a Simple Storage Service for Software Developers

    S3 Provides Application Programming Interface for Highly Scalable, Reliable, Low-Latency Storage at Very Low Costs

    Amazon Web Services today announced "Amazon S3(TM)," a simple storage service that offers software developers a highly scalable, reliable, and low-latency data storage infrastructure at very low costs. Amazon S3 is available today at .

    Amazon S3 is storage for the Internet. It`s designed to make web-scale computing easier for developers. Amazon S3 provides a simple web services interface that can be used to store and retrieve any amount of data, at any time, from anywhere on the web. It gives any developer access to the same highly scalable, reliable, fast, inexpensive data storage infrastructure that Amazon uses to run its own global network of web sites. The service aims to maximize benefits of scale and to pass those benefits on to developers.

    Amazon S3 Functionality

    Amazon S3 is intentionally built with a minimal feature set. The focus is on simplicity and robustness.

    -- Write, read, and delete objects containing from 1 byte to 5 gigabytes of data each. The number of objects that can be stored is unlimited.

    -- Each object is stored and retrieved via a unique developer-assigned key.

    -- Objects can be made private or public, and rights can be assigned to specific users.

    -- Uses standards-based REST and SOAP interfaces designed to work with any Internet-development toolkit.

    Amazon S3 Design Requirements

    Amazon built S3 to fulfill the following design requirements:

    -- Scalable: Amazon S3 can scale in terms of storage, request rate, and users to support an unlimited number of web-scale applications. It uses scale as an advantage: adding nodes to the system increases, not decreases, its availability, speed, throughput, capacity, and robustness.

    -- Reliable: Store data durably, with 99.99% availability. There can be no single points of failure. All failures must be tolerated or repaired by the system without any downtime.

    -- Fast: Amazon S3 must be fast enough to support high-performance applications. Server-side latency must be insignificant relative to Internet latency. Any performance bottlenecks can be fixed by simply adding nodes to the system.

    -- Inexpensive: Amazon S3 is built from inexpensive commodity hardware components. As a result, frequent node failure is the norm and must not affect the overall system. It must be hardware-agnostic, so that savings can be captured as Amazon continues to drive down infrastructure costs.

    -- Simple: Building highly scalable, reliable, fast, and inexpensive storage is difficult. Doing so in a way that makes it easy to use for any application anywhere is more difficult. Amazon S3 must do both.

    A forcing function for the design was that a single Amazon S3 distributed system must support the needs of both internal Amazon applications and external developers of any application. This means that it must be fast and reliable enough to run`s web sites, while flexible enough that any developer can use it for any data storage need.

    Amazon S3 Design Principles

    Amazon used the following principles of distributed system design to meet Amazon S3 requirements:

    -- Decentralization: Use fully decentralized techniques to remove scaling bottlenecks and single points of failure.

    -- Asynchrony: The system makes progress under all circumstances.

    -- Autonomy: The system is designed such that individual components can make decisions based on local information.

    -- Local responsibility: Each individual component is responsible for achieving its consistency; this is never the burden of its peers.

    -- Controlled concurrency: Operations are designed such that no or limited concurrency control is required.

    -- Failure tolerant: The system considers the failure of components to be a normal mode of operation and continues operation with no or minimal interruption.

    -- Controlled parallelism: Abstractions used in the system are of such granularity that parallelism can be used to improve performance and robustness of recovery or the introduction of new nodes.

    -- Decompose into small, well-understood building blocks: Do not try to provide a single service that does everything for everyone, but instead build small components that can be used as building blocks for other services.

    -- Symmetry: Nodes in the system are identical in terms of functionality, and require no or minimal node-specific configuration to function.

    -- Simplicity: The system should be made as simple as possible, but no simpler.

    "Amazon S3 is based on the idea that quality Internet-based storage should be taken for granted," said Andy Jassy, vice president of Amazon Web Services. "It helps free developers from worrying about where they are going to store data, whether it will be safe and secure, if it will be available when they need it, the costs associated with server maintenance, or whether they have enough storage available. Amazon S3 enables developers to focus on innovating with data, rather than figuring out how to store it."

    S3 lets developers pay only for what they consume and there is no minimum fee. Developers pay just $0.15 per gigabyte of storage per month and $0.20 per gigabyte of data transferred.

    Early S3 Applications

    University of California Berkeley "Stardust@Home" Team: The science team at the University of California Berkeley responsible for NASA`s "Stardust@Home" project ( is using Amazon S3 to store and deliver the 60 million images that represent the data collected from their dust particle aerogel experiment. These images will be delivered to 100,000 volunteers around the world who scan the images looking for dust particles from comet Wild2.

    "We quickly ran into challenges when we started the project using our own infrastructure," said Andrew Westphal, project director of Stardust@Home. "Using Amazon S3 has allowed us to proceed without having to worry about building out the massive storage infrastructure we realized that we needed to successfully complete the project. The fact that Amazon S3 is an Internet-connected storage service is particularly useful to us as we expect the data examination phase of the project to take only a few months. We can quickly ramp up and back down again without a huge investment."

    CastingWords: Podcast transcription service provider CastingWords is already using Amazon S3. CastingWords transcribes audio files into high-quality text at a rate of $0.42 per minute of audio. Another Amazon Web Services solution, Amazon Mechanical Turk (, lets CastingWords access a network of humans to transcribe the podcasts inexpensively, quickly, and with high quality. CastingWords uses Amazon S3 to store and retrieve the original audio files and the transcribed texts.

    "Amazon S3 provides CastingWords with easy-to-use, reliable storage that allows us to concentrate on building our business and not worry about storage solutions. Its reliability and Internet accessibility mean that it`s always there when and where we need it," said CastingWords founder Nathan McFarland. "It is simple to use and it works so well that it eliminated one of the many things we have to think about, which is huge when starting a small business." Developer of storyboarding software for the motion picture industry, is using Amazon S3 to store and share digital storyboard elements with its customers around the world. After only a few weeks of using Amazon S3, the company realized it could also help other filmmakers and entrepreneurs take advantage of Amazon`s economies of scale that Amazon S3 offers.`s development manager Don Alvarez is currently building this new service, which he expects to announce this summer.

    "Building a data center that meets the needs of online filmmakers is serious business when you consider the redundant hardware, racks of hard drives, filtered power lines, 24x7 monitoring, and all the other necessary components," said Alvarez. "With Amazon S3, we have instant access to a virtual data center that was far beyond anything we could have hoped to build ourselves. The biggest benefit for us is that Amazon S3 lets us concentrate our resources on what we do best, building tools for filmmakers."

    About Amazon Web Services

    Launched in July 2002, the Amazon Web Services platform exposes technology and product data from Amazon and its affiliates, enabling developers to build innovative and entrepreneurial applications on their own. More than 150,000 developers have signed up to use Amazon Web Services since its inception. Applications built using Amazon Web Services range from podcast transcription services and marketplaces for web site advertising space to enhanced sites that advertise Amazon products from Amazon sites and integrated solutions for retailers selling merchandise on Amazon sites. Developers make money by selling the applications they build, charging for the services they offer, or generating referral fees from the Associates sites they build. Amazon Web Services is a division of Amazon Digital Services, Inc.

    About, Inc., Inc., (Nasdaq:AMZN), a Fortune 500 company based in Seattle, opened on the World Wide Web in July 1995 and today offers Earth`s Biggest Selection. seeks to be Earth`s most customer-centric company, where customers can find and discover anything they might want to buy online, and endeavors to offer its customers the lowest possible prices. and other sellers offer millions of unique new, refurbished and used items in categories such as health and personal care, jewelry and watches, gourmet food, sports and outdoors, apparel and accessories, books, music, DVDs, electronics and office, toys and baby, and home and garden.

    Amazon and its affiliates operate websites, including,,,,,, and

    As used herein, "," "we," "our" and similar terms include, Inc., and its subsidiaries, unless the context indicates otherwise.

    Forward-Looking Statement

    This announcement contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Actual results may differ significantly from management`s expectations. These forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties that include, among others, risks related to competition, management of growth, potential fluctuations in operating results, international expansion, outcomes of legal proceedings and claims, fulfillment center optimization, seasonality, commercial agreements, acquisitions and strategic transactions, foreign exchange rates, system interruption, significant amount of indebtedness, inventory, limited operating history, government regulation and taxation, payments, fraud, consumer trends, and new business areas. More information about factors that potentially could affect`s financial results is included in`s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2005, and all subsequent filings.


    Mein OS reagiert folgendermaßen:

    14.03.06 02:40:37
    Beitrag Nr. 22 ()
    [posting]20.670.171 von wallyonline am 14.03.06 02:35:46[/posting]Korrektur:
    Es muß heissen:

    ...Die konzerneigene Website , die Internet Movie Database....

    dann klappts auch mit dem Link ;)
    14.03.06 02:35:46
    Beitrag Nr. 21 ()
    Aktueller Bericht darüber auch in der New York Times:

    Der Online-Einzelhändler Inc. (ISIN US0231351067/ WKN 906866) befindet sich nach Presseangaben zurzeit in Verhandlungen mit drei Hollywood-Studios über den Start eines Service zum Herunterladen von Kinofilmen und Fernsehsendungen. Wie die "New York Times" heute berichtet, handelt es sich bei den drei Studios um Paramount Pictures, Universal Studios und Warner Brothers. Die konzerneigene Website http:// , die Internet Movie Database, könnte Amazon indes einen Vorteil gegenüber Konkurrenten wie der Apple Computer Inc. (ISIN US0378331005/ WKN 865985) geben, so die Zeitung. Paramount Pictures gehört zum US-Medienkonzern Viacom Inc. (ISIN US9255243084, Warner Brothers zum US-Medienkonzern Time Warner Inc. (ISIN US8873171057/ WKN 592629) und die Universal Studios sind Teil des Medienunternehmens NBC Universal, das zum US-Mischkonzern General Electric Co. (ISIN US3696041033/ WKN 851144) gehört.

    Hoffentlich kommt es bald zum Vertragsabschluss - dann gehts richtig los....
    13.03.06 16:48:31
    Beitrag Nr. 20 ()
    [posting]20.663.490 von wallyonline am 13.03.06 16:46:00[/posting]Zusatz:

    Download statt Postpaket
    Ein eigener Download-Service bei Amazon wäre wohl für alle Beteiligten ein gutes Geschäft. Der weltweit größte Online-Händler gilt als eine der Anlaufstellen für willige Käufer von Büchern, Musik und Filmen, mit rund 55 Millionen aktiven Kundenaccounts.

    Wer keinen Wert auf eine Hülle samt Booklet legt und den Film sofort sehen will, soll bei Amazon Filme herunterladen und selbst auf DVD brennen können, so Insider der derzeitigen Verhandlungen. Preise oder weitere Konditionen für die Downloads wurden nicht genannt.

    Filmdatenbank als Köder
    Amazon besitzt bereits die Online-Filmdatenbank mit mehr als 15 Millionen Nutzern im letzten Monat. Die Datenbank könnte ebenfalls als Köder für Filmfans ausgelegt werden, die Filme statt bei Amazon zu bestellen oder auszuborgen gleich als digitalen Kopie herunterladen könnten.

    [futurezone | Reuters]
    13.03.06 16:46:00
    Beitrag Nr. 19 ()
    Musik-Player und -Shop von Amazon
    Der Online-Händler Amazon könnte schon im Sommer mit einem eigenen Musik-Download-Service starten.
    Amazon plant den Start eines eigenen Musikdienstes. Das Unternehmen sei bereits in fortgeschrittenen Gesprächen mit den vier Musikkonzernen Sony BMG, Warner Music, EMI und Universal Music, berichtete das "Wall Street Journal".

    Auch einen eigenen portablen Musik-Player wolle Amazon anbieten, als Produktionspartner sei hier Samsung im Gespräch.

    Das Gerät soll dabei schon beim Kauf mit Musik beladen sein und wie derzeit etwa bei Handys üblich in Kombination mit einem Amazon-Musikabo günstiger zu erwerben sein.
    Amazon hat im vergangenen Jahr 70 Prozent seines Umsatzes mit dem Verkauf von CDs, DVDs und Büchern gemacht.
    Start schon im Sommer möglich
    Mit dem Abo-Modell will sich Amazon von dem dominierenden iTunes Music Store von Apple Computer abheben.

    Der Musikdienst des Online-Händlers könnte nach Angaben der Zeitung bereits im Sommer anlaufen. Eine offzielle Stellungname von Amazon liegt nicht vor.

    [futurezone | dpa | Wall Street Journal]
    10.03.06 18:08:33
    Beitrag Nr. 18 ()
    Die Meldung schadet dem Kurs nicht wie man sieht ;)

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