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I could see the medication getting there before the patient even leaves the doctor's office parking lot. The process could be very efficient and potentially reduce costs.feedback
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NEW Aug 15 2017
You can find on this page a variety of quotes, by one or many people, on what they said about Amazon. 339 people are quoted and you can read 656 citations of them about Amazon. Jeff Bezos, Jim Cramer, Brad Stone and Brian Olsavsky, are those who have spoken the most about this topic. Jeff Bezos said: “What has worked at Amazon is focusing on the customer...putting the customer first, which is easy to say but difficult to do. We work on things that we know customers like and that's not going to change.”.
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Jeff Bezos - Amazon.com

What has worked at Amazon is focusing on the customer...putting the customer first, which is easy to say but difficult to do. We work on things that we know customers like and that's not going to change.feedback

Jim Cramer

These guys do not pick out individual retailers and say, I'm going to short that.' They short the group. They say, Amazon is almost back to a [$1,000 stock price] after a mediocre quarter. That's what I want to be in.feedback

Jim Cramer

That takes away for the moment the existential threat but not the Amazon threat. Amazon is just looming over everything.feedback

Jim Cramer

There's just a tremendous fear of Amazon everywhere.feedback

Edward W. Stack

We started to see this happening a little bit before Father's Day, and it continued to be very promotional, not only from retailers but also from some of the brands on a direct-to-consumer basis.feedback

Stacey Widlitz

Dick's is another example of Amazon becoming the new middleman... Here we go down the gross margin rabbit hole just in time for the holidays.feedback

Fernando Vargas

This is the beginning of the destruction of protected areas in Bolivia and indigenous peoples' territory. Evo Morales is not a defender of Mother Earth, or indigenous peoples. He's in favour of extractivism and capitalism. We know that the road means the destruction of our territory, we don't need anyone to tell us.feedback

Moira Birss - Amazon.com

The cultures of the three indigenous peoples that inhabit Tipnis are intrinsically tied to the rainforest. By failing to adequately consult with them and ensure their territorial rights, the Bolivian government is endangering their future and that of the whole of the Bolivian Amazon.feedback

Evo Morales

This so-called colonial environmentalism isn't interested in the indigenous movement having schools, hospitals; they're not interested in the indigenous movement having electricity or that we have highways.feedback

Jim Strugger - MKM Partners

She thinks the companies continue to gain share from the department stores and does not see evidence of pressure from Amazon.com, Inc.feedback

Bill Gates - Microsoft

Whenever I travel to places like this, I wish others could come along and meet the people I get to meet. I have no doubt it would leave them as optimistic as I am about progress happening around the world. I'll be sharing photos from my adventures here on Instagram, and I hope you'll follow along.feedback

Tom Cassels

Picking a winner in specialty pharmacy and partnering with them could make more sense. There is such fragmentation with digital health apps today. A company that could create a platform for these apps, and digitize the patient-physician relationship in a simple, user-friendly way could be a rollup player.feedback

Stefano Pessina

I honestly don't believe that Amazon will be interested in the near future in the next few years in this market.feedback

David Karnovsky - JPMorgan Chase & Co.

[Ticketmaster] has invested heavily in its platform in recent years in order to expand the suite of products it offers and build stronger relationships with venues. For Amazon to gain share it will need to sign venues as the contracts come up, a proposition that would come with real switching costs.feedback

Ed Yruma - KeyBanc Capital Markets

We believe Walmart recently began intensifying focus on its advertising business.feedback

Ed Yruma - KeyBanc Capital Markets

There's a lot happening within physical stores, so being able to merge those two data sets will be incredibly important going forward.feedback

Jonathan Krinsky - MKM Partners

The Russell 3k represents 98% of U.S. equities. Bulls don't want to see this hold under 60% for too long. While not all negative divergences lead to negative outcomes, we are seeing enough of them to warrant some caution as we enter the worst part of the calendar.feedback

Michael Locatis

They have to leapfrog to MATS because they don't have the refrigerated supply chain like we have in the U.S.feedback

Greg Spragg - Amazon.com

They obviously see that this is a potential disruptor and an ability to get to a private brand uniqueness that they´re looking for. They will test these products with their consumers, and get a sense of where they would go.feedback

Andy Haworth

It would be daft if we didn't think about how different auctions play out. The content market is always evolving with new players entering all the time.feedback

Mike Darcey

There are various levels you can retreat to if it gets stretched. Sky has got used to the idea they don't need everything.feedback

Mike Darcey

BT is paying Sky level prices for two packs that Sky can't have anyway. They have retained the Champions League, which was important to them, and they could save more than £100m a year if they play cleverly at the next Premier League auction. If they believe it is just them and Sky the amount they pay could go down if they just focus on two packs. It is wildly expensive to try and become the number one and is probably completely unnecessary for them.feedback

Thomas Singlehurst - Citi

It is unlikely that a major digital player will bid for the main Premier League packages as they are incredibly expensive and UK only. As a standalone offer they would be a loss leader for Sky or BT, but they are able to cross-subsidise to make it work with broadband, TV, landline and mobile. None of these new competitors can cross-subsidise to the same level to make it work, even Amazon. And they tend to prefer global content deals to make it work across a much bigger base.feedback

Thomas Singlehurst - Citi

We expect Sky to pay 40% to 45% more in the next Premier League rights auction. The base case consensus [of Sky analysts] is that payments go up by £600m a year from the 2019-20 season.feedback

Mike Darcey

I'm not sure it is unsustainable [yet] but my instinct is that we are getting close to the point at which business plans are going to become pretty stretched. I tend to think at the 2015 auction Sky was getting towards the point that beyond here you have to ask some pretty tough questions of whether you have to step away.feedback

Andy Haworth

We are clear whenever we approach any auction what we think it is worth and what what we can afford. We have not got carried away and we will continue to buy rights that we think will provide a good solid return for shareholders and that are good for customers.feedback

Brandon Ross - BTIG

It's all about Prime. The reason they are spending multiple billions of dollars a year on programming is to get more Prime subscribers and engage more consumers.feedback

Jim Cramer

Hey, maybe 'expensive' doesn't mean 'sell, sell, sell'. The most disciplined thing you could've done with these stocks was to stay long through all the jeremiads by the graybeards to get out of them. You had to tune out the sirens of skepticism who said they were dangerous.feedback

Jim Cramer

But their dividends are often much higher than Treasurys and Treasurys give you no upside whatsoever, so what are you supposed to do? If you choose to hide in Treasurys while these stocks, I'm talking about Clorox, Procter & Gamble, frolicked higher, you've missed out a big run. Where I come from, you know what they call that? A mistake.feedback

Jim Cramer

Listen to yourself. Do your own work. But understand that it takes a ton of discipline and conviction to own a Facebook or an Amazon or an Apple through these runs, and you aren't an idiot if you do. You're smart. In fact, I have one word for you: congratulations.feedback

Jim Cramer

I keep coming back to one major issue, even as I expect the market to go down [on Friday]. Almost every winning stock I've mentioned was overvalued, classically overvalued before its run. I can show you analyst after analyst who told you that stock was going to get crushed because earnings were going to be down in 2017. Oh yeah, that's right, the stock went to $160. But they were smart.feedback

Matt Levine - Bloomberg

What it delivers is the idea of creating a home-cooked meal for fresh ingredients, without the tedious shopping and chopping work that would otherwise require.feedback

Matt Salzberg

Marketing isn't the only part of the picture. Our business has an opportunity to grow just by monetizing existing [users] and serving those customers better by selling them more products.feedback

Matt Salzberg

We admire Amazon as a company and we take them seriously, big or small. That being said, we are competing in a competitive and large market. ....We think about ourselves very differently, I think, than Amazon thinks about themselves. We created a new team that didn't exist before – a consumer products team – which changed how we divide responsibilities among the management team at the company. We also reorganized the way our product management and product marketing functions work in order to focus not just on acquisitions, but also on customer monetization as well.feedback

Craig Johnson - Customer Growth Partners

There is still too many square feet chasing too few customers' feet,''. You have to shrink first to grow later.feedback

Tim Cook - Apple

Some of our most personal data is on the phone - our financial data, our health information, our conversations with our friends and family and coworkers. And so instead of us taking that data into Apple, we've kept data on the phone, and it's encrypted by you. You control it.feedback

Ravi Shanker - Morgan Stanley & Co. International

Given the size of the balance sheet hole, the Postal Service would have to raise prices astronomically to fix it.feedback

Nathan Treloar - Orbita

The state of the art right now with devices like this is that there's this concept of a 'wake word' … with this device, you have to say 'Alexa'. What we're experiencing with the newer devices that are coming on the market… is that it's possible to eliminate the wake word. And so you can just kind of interact with it directly.feedback

Eric Topol

What we're seeing is going to be a whole new look at privacy, HIPAA regulations... (are) 20 years old – and they don't even take into account the technology and the data processing capability that we have today. There have to be a lot of adjustments before this becomes part of routine practice.feedback

Eric Topol

The ability to interact with an individual, a consumer, with their data and the world's medical literature – no one has done that yet. Ultimately I think there will be a race between the likes of Amazon, Apple, (and Google's) Verily to get there first – as well as, perhaps, a couple of hundred startups.feedback

Debra Harrison

We can give access to family members... the same access we have, to be able to check and see how the clients are doing... so they can see how their mom is doing, to free up time to socialize with their (family member) and not worry about their medical care.feedback

Yvonne Meyer

I think of her as a person, but she's really just a machine.feedback

David Ross

Lawmakers "may feel if you don't give the Postal Service limits, they can just raise prices to $3 a stamp, and people will go nuts.feedback

Jillian Weiss

This lawsuit sends a strong message. No one should ever be subjected to job discrimination on the basis of their sex or disability. All Americans deserve an equal chance to work hard and earn a living for themselves and their families, without fear of being targeted for being themselves. While we in no way connect this case to the program and its talented writers, actors and producers, we do call on Amazon to examine the disconnect between the message of its hit show Transparent and the discrimination perpetrated against Allegra and Dane at Amazon's Hebron, Kentucky shipping facility.feedback

Niraj Shah - Wayfair

We're less tied to the housing market than you would first guess, and the reason is our average order value is a little over $200.feedback

Niraj Shah - Wayfair

Home is a pretty unique category that I think consumers think about differently than grocery or consumables and paper towels and their TV, where they all want to buy the same items and mainly replenish those items. At home you want unique items.feedback

Jim Cramer

Why? Because their managements are finally acting like they have a clue, and arresting the decline is the first step in turning things around. These kinds of old-school apparel companies need to make smart partnerships if they're going to have any hope of keeping Amazon at bay. The bottom line? Look, I am not saying Amazon's finally in the rearview mirror. I just think that some retailers can survive their onslaught a lot better than others, and, at last, the stock market has started to figure that out.feedback

Jim Cramer

Now, we know Amazon's still out there, lurking. CVS today reported a good number, but not a great one, and it's very clear that Amazon's cutting into the front of its store business.feedback

Jim Cramer

But the love for the product and the genius of the man behind it, [founder and CEO] Jeff Bezos, drove the stock to where it is today, one of the greatest runs of all time.feedback

Jim Cramer

But the second part? Whoa! It's almost impossible to tell how much money Tesla makes per car, if anything. Nor is it possible to define the future of the company. If everything goes right it could be the next Amazon, a tech company that sells cars, just as Amazon's a tech company that's in retail. If it doesn't, then the stock could flame out.feedback

Jim Cramer

I wish I had an answer for this conundrum. Maybe you just take some real 'Mad Money' and buy one of them: preferably Netflix or Amazon because they're far more proven than Tesla. No matter. The fact is that some stories flunk the near-term fundamentals even as they triumph over the long term. ... Two of these three have already done so. For all I can tell, the third will, too.feedback

Jim Cramer

Making things even more difficult, on the recent conference call, CEO Reed Hastings actually championed the notion that negative free cash flow, something I don't like, will be an indicator of enormous success. I just don't think that would pass the Lynch test.feedback

Jim Cramer

Given the 2017 numbers we should use, both the estimates and what's in the can, the stock's trading at 16 times earnings. That's before you back out the humongous cash hoard. It's dirt cheap, people.feedback

Jim Cramer

So, I decided to go back to see how FANG, my acronym for Facebook , Amazon , Netflix and Google, now Alphabet , was doing at that 15th anniversary when the piece was written, because I think it's an excellent illustration of why you shouldn't take these sirens of skepticism too seriously.feedback

Jim Cramer

What you need to know is that if you looked at the numbers alone two years ago, you would've missed that Amazon was developing this incredible cloud-based web services business. Hmm, what's 40 percent of Amazon worth right now? How about $395? That's right, the web services business alone is worth more than what the entire company was selling for a couple of years ago.feedback

Jim Cramer

I think those are low-ball numbers, too, but the point is that if you looked at the right metric two years ago, it would've been obvious that Facebook was much cheaper than it seemed. That's nothing like the Nasdaq peak in 2000.feedback

Tedric Paulk

Over the last six to eight months, there's been a string of things coming out and it seems to be getting harder and harder in media. They're just trying to increase customer experience, and if it gets rid of some media sellers, I don't think they're worried about that.feedback

Erin Gibbs - S&P Global

Right now, most consensus targets for Amazon are about 15 percent to 16 percent higher than what it is trading now, so there is definitely room for upside. And we can't argue with the kind of earnings growth that we are expecting this year and the year after. If you are going to pay triple-digit earnings valuations, so clearly this is not a value stock, even if it is trading at a little bit of a discount right now. It is definitely growth, but when we are looking at 130 percent earnings growth for next year ... they're still hitting their targets; we still see this as a safe bet.feedback

Gina Sanchez

They definitely have a lot of room to grow. And if you look at the way the economy continues to go, I think that that plays into the hands of Amazon, who has been massively taking share in the retail space. You might not be very excited about buying Amazon today, at this price. But if you are willing to sit this through, there is definitely more room to grow in this story.feedback

Lauren Berger

If you're continuously late, calling in sick, or missing deadlines, that's going to be a red flag to your supervisor. If you're procrastinating or not coming in, you're impeding on the company's progress and missing out on the opportunity of the internship.feedback

Ilona Jurkiewicz

There are industries and roles where the workload is very high and demanding. Interns burn out and become exhausted, and they have a choice to make on whether this industry or company is the right place for them in the future. The intern is really learning what gets done and most importantly how.feedback

Sara Sparhawk - Amazon.com

Too often interns will think they have to do everything by themselves – you don't! Your managers and teammates are there to help you overcome roadblocks and manage tough questions and issues.feedback

Ilona Jurkiewicz

Things not to do range from lying or misleading your supervisor about your work or disclosing company information that should not be publicly available and could put the company at risk. I would encourage interns to see themselves as if they are already full-time employees and to carefully consider all their decisions and how they reflect on them [and] the brand.feedback

Steffie Eduarte - The New York Times

Interns should always be open to learning new things and not be afraid to go out of their comfort zones. Interns should always keep in mind that first impressions can be really important.feedback

Ilona Jurkiewicz

It can be easy to think about all the ways you might make mistakes, but if you are working hard to produce results then the internship will be worth it. Even if you don't get a great rating at the end of your summer, or you realize that the internship was not what you hoped it would be, you will be grateful that you could find these things out during a 'trial' rather than in a committed full-time role.feedback

Sara Sparhawk - Amazon.com

For example, do they prefer short emails? Phone calls? In person updates? Adjust your style to the style and pace of your team.feedback

Lauren Berger

When you come in for work, do not consistently talk about aspects of your personal life. That can come off as extremely unprofessional and that you're not taking the job seriously. If the company hires interns in the end, you could jeopardize your chances. As an intern, you are going to get a lot of information, whether it's about assignments, schedules or how to use software. It'll look very bad for the intern if they find themselves asking the supervisor to repeat what they said. Write everything down so you know you'll be able to keep track.feedback

Daniel Salmon - BMO Capital Markets

If hiring some salespeople in the advertising and cloud businesses drive significantly more revenue than those people are paid, it's ultimately a nice and profitable business for them and I think everybody would cheer that.feedback

Brian Olsavsky - Amazon.com

We built self-service tools and obviously we want to make those as efficient as possible for customers and advertisers, but we realize that we will need actual sales contact with the accounts as well.feedback

Brian Olsavsky - Amazon.com

The sales force [for AWS and advertising] has grown higher than the rate of growth in the business itself.feedback

Mark Tepper - Strategic Wealth Partners

There's all this talk about Amazon, and how great Amazon is, but wouldn't it be great to own Amazon at 15 percent of its price? And that's what you're getting with Wal-Mart, because Wal-Mart has taken huge strides in increasing their online presence through acquiring online shopping sites like Jet.com. They're gearing up to battle Amazon head-on, and whereas Amazon's price advantage in the past was very strong, it's weakening.feedback

Rupesh Parikh

In our view, in acquiring eCommerce operators, WMT is much more focused upon purchasing key, unique capabilities and technologies, rather than upon simply adding sales.feedback

Matt Maley

It's getting to the top end of its upward-sloping trend channel. So it might take a little bit of a breather here, but that's OK, it's had a nice run. To be honest with you, it's funny because the entire retail sector on a technical basis looks quite good. I mean, the XRT had made a double-bottom back in June and it started to move up highly, making a couple of higher highs and higher lows. If it could move above its early June lows, above $41.60-ish, that's going to give it real momentum that's going to get the group to move even higher.feedback

Rupesh Parikh

If our read of L'Oreal's assessment is accurate, this, coupled with increased department store discounting, could suggest a less robust U.S. beauty market. As a result, we now view the backdrop as more challenging for ULTA to deliver the same level of comp and earnings upside investors have grown accustomed to.feedback

Rupesh Parikh

Because you have this area of strength [in beauty], a lot of retailers are trying to play.feedback

Oliver Chen - Cowen Group

ULTA's loyalty, prestigious brand access, & mass offerings drive traffic and are competitive moats, enabling ULTA to protect & gain share.feedback

Anthony P. Carnevale

The bad news is that more people are likely to lose jobs in stores than get jobs in warehouses,'. Interpersonal team work, problem solving, critical thinking, all that stuff goes on in these warehouses,'. They're serious entry-level jobs for a lot of young people, even those who are still making their way through school.feedback

Maureen Schell

It looks like they're looking for young, healthy warehouse staff only.feedback

Javier Costa

He was making $6 an hour in El Salvador; you can imagine what the people below him were making,'. It's a harder life down there. At this point he just needs a job.feedback

Brian Trice

I like to be busy, so I know Amazon is busy and they want hard workers.feedback

Rodney Huffman

I'm looking to do the night shifts and then run my own company during the day.feedback

Stephen Buck - GoodRx

Prescription transfer laws and e-prescribing make it a little more difficult than putting something in a cart and checking out.feedback

Steven Osinski

Any retailer, whether it's an online retailer or has online presence, or just brick and mortar, that tells you they're not concerned about Amazon, they're either in denial or lying.feedback

Bob Doll - Nuveen Asset Management

Expectations have been pushed down because a lot of the retailers, particularly the bricks and mortar ones, have had problems – Amazon and other related – so expectations are pretty low. Amazon obviously has a very powerful model but on the other hand, they're not going to put every bricks and mortar retailer out of business. These guys aren't going to sit and let it happen.feedback

Bruce Welty - Amazon.com

Most businesses in the system have a deficit of workers. These are not great jobs, and they're not easy to fill.feedback

Matthew Fassler - Goldman Sachs Group

Despite the rapid and seemingly relentless rise of ecommerce, rolling forward its recent 15% growth rate on a progressively larger base still results in 70% of retail sales via the store in five years' time.feedback

Matthew Fassler - Goldman Sachs Group

The retailer of the future will ... have to tighten its relationship with its customer.feedback

Matthew Fassler - Goldman Sachs Group

Retailers selling commodity goods will need to migrate their supply chains toward these hyper-efficient models. At the other extreme, stores that present a brand immersively, experientially, and interactively will still be able to battle for consumers' attention.feedback

Matthew Fassler - Goldman Sachs Group

The U.S. retail sector is overstored and out of step in an era of e-commerce. But retail is not dead; it is changing. How brick-and-mortar stores employ new technologies and new models may determine how they survive the relentless shift online.feedback

Darien Shanske

The main problem is that the competitor may not be collecting tax. That's a real threat. I suppose Amazon is concerned that other platforms will stay non-compliant.feedback

Laura Martin - Needham

We expect Amazon to quickly exceed Netflix's (NFLX) annual spending on video.feedback

Jason Roberts

When it comes to dexterity, machines aren't really great at it. The picker-packer role is something humans do way better than machines right now.feedback

Jed Kolko

Retail employment has traditionally been face-to-face, but technology is changing that. That has an impact on the number of jobs that are created and destroyed, but also on where those jobs are and who gets them.feedback

Andrew McAfee

Fifty thousand jobs is a really big number, and it could absolutely move the needle for August. It shows that a technology-focused company like Amazon still needs a lot of good old-fashioned human labour to get their work done.feedback

Jeff Bezos - Amazon.com

When we win a Golden Globe, it helps us sell more shoes. People who use Prime Video ... renew at higher rates, and they convert from free trials at higher rates.feedback

Paul Verna - eMarketer

The bets they have to make on content are subject to the vagaries of the movie business.feedback

Rich Barton - Zillow

I lived through that DOJ thing. It was really rough. It's no fun. And I think it is inevitable as companies get really really huge. I think Jeff [Bezos] is probably well aware of that.feedback

Clarence Williams

I work at the airport and they are paying people $12 and under [per hour]. People cannot live on that type of wage! If you look at the long line, no one here is making good money.feedback

Rich Barton - Zillow

There are terrific professional management CEOs that come in later, there's no question. But a professional CEO never quite has the credibility of the founder.feedback

Lisa Pendry

I've got three kids to feed. It doesn't matter what it is anymore, I just need a job.feedback

Jason Fried

There will always be new trends and fads, but what is constant is how we can continue to grow.feedback

Jason Fried

For us, people are not going to wish our customer service was worst, which is why I think we have the best customer service in the industry. People are not going to say I wish Basecamp was slower so we put a lot of energy into making sure the product is fast.feedback

Jason Fried

The best advice he's given us is to focus on things in [our] business that don't change. Figure out what people are going to want from [our] business 10 years from now and double down on those. We wanted to have a better way to interact with our clients because we weren't clear on who was doing what, what was due and we started dropping the ball on things. We started looking for a software to help us and couldn't find one, so we built our own tool.feedback

Rich Ross - Evercore ISI

Worst-case scenario, I think you're buying the stock down around $900. But at $950, we become extremely interested.feedback

Dennis Davitt - Harvest Volatility Management

So long as they keep growing the top line, no one cares. If you were an analyst in this sector for the past 10 years and applied conventional thinking to this stock, you lost your investor a good amount of money.feedback

Craig Rowley

They set their plans, and if they don't perform, they don't get paid. What's concerning is, I don't think they are setting wild and crazy plans. They are setting what they think to be achievable plans, and then they don't execute, which says they are having a tough time predicting the trends.feedback

Craig Rowley

Even with e-commerce now making up some 12 percent of total U.S. retail sales, that isn't scale enough to make it profitable.feedback

Tim Cook - Apple

With revenue up seven per cent YoY, we're happy to report our third consecutive quarter of accelerating growth and an all-time quarterly record for Services revenue, . We hosted an incredibly successful 'Worldwide Developers Conference' in June, and we're very excited about the advances in iOS, macOS, watchOS and tvOS coming this fall.feedback

Sarah Hofstetter - 360i

Ecommerce is nothing new, it's been going on for decades, and Amazon is nothing new, it's been successful for decades – but now they are becoming much more of a dominant force in brand discovery. Amazon is the new shelf space, and if you're not on it, you may be rendered invisible.feedback

John Olsen - Amazon.com

We are excited to be creating great jobs that offer highly competitive wages, benefits starting on day one and the choice for employees to go back to school. These are great opportunities with runway for advancement.feedback

Ron Joslin

I don't believe the numbers reflect what's really happening. You want to see what's really happening, go to the unemployment office and see how many people are there and how long they've been unemployed.feedback

Ron Joslin

She heard about it on the news and was like, You need to go there.' I said, It's going to be 100 degrees.' She said, You need to go there.' She's tired of me being around the house.feedback

Jack Chasteen

They said it would be a good building block for stuff in the future.feedback

Arun Sundararajan

Their business has always been a meld of the digital and physical. Retail is very different from digital products or music or social networking. The other tech platforms are, at their core, selling tech products.feedback

Arun Sundararajan

While the digital disruption is destroying the traditional retail business model, the Amazon model that replaces it will continue to live in the physical world and require human labor for the foreseeable future.feedback

Jim Cramer

Now, much of this move has occurred during the swoon of Amazon's stock itself. I don't know if its rally can be sustained – the stock went up more than $8 bucks [on Wednesday] – but it's something worth watching, as the Seattle behemoth's been mighty quiet of late. Right now, though, we seem to be in an Amazon-free zone. I do not know how long it lasts, but for the moment, you have to believe that when the cat's away, the mice will, indeed, play.feedback

Jim Cramer

Still, with Ulta trading at 33 times earnings, you have to tread a little carefully and be ready for another reversal if Amazon squawks to some reporter, somewhere, in some paper about cosmetics, although the follow-through 4-[basis]-point rally today was certainly pleasing.feedback

Norm Johnston - MindShare

In the grand scheme of things, the advertising revenue they're generating is small compared to Google – you can barely compare them. But for Amazon, it's not the advertising revenue in itself. They know if brands invest in the platform, the more sales they're going to generate, and a lot of those sales lead to subscription models.feedback

Martin Sorrell

What happens if I say to Alexa, I like Cheerios,' and Alexa says, I've got Kellogg's Corn Flakes, which are 10 percent off'?feedback

Norm Johnston - MindShare

In the old world, you'd run magazines, TV spots and outdoor ads, then you'd go into the shop, and they'd control what happened in the shop. You can't distinguish like that anymore.feedback

Seth Dallaire - Amazon.com

It could be people shopping on their phones, the expectation you or I might have of getting immediate customer-review information and pricing information within seconds of pulling a device out of our pockets, it could be the expectation of hearing a song you ask Alexa to play. Advertisers want to make sure they are not missing out on these customer trends.feedback

Seth Dallaire - Amazon.com

We can see the entire customer-decision journey, and that's what's unique. We can help a brand if they're selling their products on Amazon understand when a customer is exposed to an ad and, when they clicked on an ad, if they bought something, and then we can help them tailor their marketing messages and their creative to each different step.feedback

Dooley Tombras

If you find a recipe you like and happen to not have that flavor or item, you can go ahead and make that purchase, which is pretty cool.feedback

Sarah Hofstetter - 360i

E-commerce is nothing new, it's been going on for decades, and Amazon is nothing new, it's been successful for decades – but now they are becoming much more of a dominant force in brand discovery.feedback

Michael Yoshikami - Destination Wealth Management

As investors, everyone knows that Amazon really doesn't care about the bottom line. What you're buying it for is top-line growth, revenue growth, market share – and I suspect when you go through the numbers you're going to see Amazon is making great progress.feedback

Javed Khan - Barnardo's

The importation of child sex dolls into the U.K. is an extremely disturbing new phenomenon and one that needs to be tackled with robust legislation and enforcement. Evidence from the NCA shows there's a clear connection between possessing these dolls and a sexual interest in children, with owners being charged with offenses such as being in possession of indecent images of children.feedback

Phil Lempert

What we're starting to see, is that…when you're done with your [online] checkout experience, the little pop-up impulse is going to be there.feedback

Nathan Rigby

Amazon still struggles in the luxury brands category since many refuse to sell on Amazon due to the platform's lax knock-off policies. Despite this, our data shows that the company is having great success with necessities and everyday items such as jeans, socks, underwear and men's work clothes. ... Amazon has serious designs on capturing the fashion and apparel market.feedback

Omar Saad - Evercore ISI

Already, stores of all stripes are struggling mightily to figure out the right combination of online and store to serve the needs of shoppers. Amazon is not afraid to experiment and has been working hard to find the right fit in fashion.feedback

Mark Cuban

When you're already large, it's hard to accelerate your growth.feedback

Duncan Davidson

It's the perspective of what the buyer of the stock is expecting. You would put your ten grand into Amazon and be worth ten million. That was the social contract with the retail investor.feedback

Fred Wilson

The big problem is, companies can get much better valuations in the private markets than they can in the public markets. Companies will come out and go public, and the stock will trade below where they did their last round of financing in the private market. I think companies should be going public earlier in their life cycle so the broader public can be shareholders. I think it's not good for society for all the gains in these game-changing companies to be held between a very, very small shareholders.feedback

Duncan Davidson

They are way beyond the scale where they can shoot up just on hype.feedback

Duncan Davidson

The public market window is not really opened up. We've been testing the window. Snapchat should have done better. You have to have enough quantity to play a portfolio. The retail investor can't spread their risk around. ... Now the whole market is passive investing. No one can use their wit, you don't have access to the insider stuff in Silicon Valley.feedback

William Browder - Heritage Capital

There are approximately 10,000 officials in Russia working for Putin who are given instructions to kill, torture, kidnap, extort money from people and seize their property. Before the Magnitsky Act, Putin could guarantee them impunity and this system of illegal wealth accumulation worked smoothly. However, after the passage of the Magnitsky Act, Putin's guarantee disappeared. Based on the language of the Magnitsky Act, this would make Putin personally subject to Magnitsky sanctions.feedback

Hannah Maundrell

Just because a service is right for you it doesn't mean it'll be the best or cheapest one for your friend – this is particularly the case with financial products – and they need to be aware of this. New customers can often get a significantly better reward or discount if they sign up direct rather than via a refer-a-friend scheme too. Just make sure you get them to check whether it's really the best deal for them and then compare the perks they'd get by signing up via a refer-a-friend scheme vs direct.feedback

Dan Scully

By identifying these importations … what we've identified is a whole set of people with interests in sexual activity with children who were completely unknown.feedback

William Browder - Heritage Capital

I estimate that [Putin] has accumulated US$200 billion of ill-gotten gains. He keeps his money in the West and all of his money in the West is potentially exposed to asset freezes and confiscation.feedback

Peter Wanless

It is not a crime to make these dolls, to distribute them or to possess them. This is baffling and needs to be changed so that the law in relation to child sex dolls is brought in line with the law on prohibited images of children.feedback

Alan Lancz - Alan B. Lancz & Associates

Just that name puts fear even if it's just a rumour that they might be going into your space. To be over all these different sectors and all these different spaces, I can't recall anything like that.feedback

John Lovallo - DLA Piper

They tend to get very good at things that they should know nothing about. So it'll be hard to count them out.feedback

John Lovallo - DLA Piper

What is truly different about Amazon is that they're not standing still. They continue to invest significantly in their infrastructure, platform, technology and categories. To me, that is foundation of a quality company: they're investing in the future even though they are the leader today.feedback

John Lovallo - DLA Piper

Their ability to connect with consumers and continue to connect with consumers is the real innovation here.feedback

Brad Stone

I continue to find it one of the most interesting and beguiling companies out there. Their combination of secrecy, ambition, inventiveness, the complexity of the business and the fact that they have so much more runway.feedback

Brad Stone

It turned people into Amazon addicts that increased their spending on the site and it was an idea that worked.feedback

Doug Anmuth - JPMorgan Chase & Co

The overall story coming out of Amazon's second quarter print feels a lot like it did three months ago -- accelerating growth, stepped-up investments, lower near-term profitability. But will anyone care about profit when Amazon is taking bigger chunks of market share?feedback

Alexander MacDonald - Nasa

The Apollo program should not be seen as the classic model of American space exploration, but rather as an anomaly.feedback

Alexander MacDonald - Nasa

Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos are really following their own intrinsic motivations; they want their own futures in space. What's different from them to [philanthropist] Andrew Carnegie or [Smithsonian director] Charles Abbot? The best mechanism for achieving their motivations is a corporation. The Carnegie model was make all your money and donate it through a philanthropic foundation. These guys are still in their forties. They intend to be in the game of trying to advance our activity in space for the rest of their lives.feedback

Alexander MacDonald - Nasa

In the long historical perspective, the American movement out into space is much more than the story of 'one giant leap' by its government in service of geopolitical competition; it is a cumulative story of the many small steps of its people.feedback

Ananda Chakravarty - Forrester Research

In the grocery store, you can easily spot a rotten apple or examine meat product color. In the online model, someone or something else is being trusted to make your selection. Amazon's logistics network with short-term delivery provides possible opportunity but this would need outfitting with refrigeration and special packaging to accommodate food handling.feedback

Darren Seifer - NPD Group

Consumers have to spend a lot of time at these stores with each trip.feedback

Phil Lempert

We as consumers changed. We decided that what we wanted was more than piling groceries high and selling them cheap. We wanted more of a relationship with our food. Now we're passionate about food, and the retail environment has to change to accommodate that.feedback

Darren Seifer - NPD Group

We should probably expect there to be some technological changes down the road when it comes to grocery shopping.feedback

Matt Sargent

We're kind of returning to the way shopping used to be in the 50s – those individual specialty players are starting to be more in vogue. More retailers are being shopped, on average, and are being shopped more frequently. What's different about it is there were probably people living in these urban areas, but they weren't of the same affluence – that affluence is driving money back into the core.feedback

Jason Dorsey

Online grocery shopping is going to become normalized with millennials.feedback

Jason Dorsey

It's significantly millennial-driven because millennials right now are in their peak grocery-shopping phase. They realized they don't have to settle when it comes to groceries and food.feedback

Darren Seifer - NPD Group

Men spend less time in stores. They're more likely to use online services and they actually spend less money per trip.feedback

Diana Moss

I think there is a fair bit of flexibility in the law to allow us to adjust and adapt to modern markets and technologies.feedback

Brian Olsavsky - Amazon.com

Q3 is generally a high investment period. Our video content spend will continue to grow, both sequentially and quarter over quarter.feedback

Daan Struyven - Goldman Sachs Group

Over a longer horizon, our analysis suggests that the continued momentum of superstar firms could imply that relatively high concentration levels and trend corporate profit margins may persist.feedback

Adam J. Fein - Pembroke Consulting

Typically there is only 1 mail order pharmacy in a PBM and it's the one owned by the PBM. It's unusual for them to signal this.feedback

Tim Wentworth - Express Scripts

So as I think about Amazon and what they may choose to do in pharmacy, you said it right in the beginning, which is, you know, becoming a PBM is a lot more than dispensing drugs. If Amazon were looking to be an efficient provider in networks, we would welcome that opportunity.feedback

Brian Olsavsky - Amazon.com

We are experimenting with a number of [physical] formats. You've seen the physical bookstores, and I would say that the benefit there is again ... it's also a great opportunity for people to touch and feel our devices and see them.feedback

Stefan Weitz

No other retailer can come close to this kind of [profit] loss without a catastrophic result. ... Amazon's earnings report underlines why the company is accelerating – they're investing more money directly back into their business than any other retailer can afford.feedback

Raj Bala - Gartner

It continues to be the thought leader and the reference point for all competitors, with an accelerating pace of innovation on top of an already rich portfolio of services, and an expanding impact across a range of IT markets.feedback

Jeff Bezos - Amazon.com

These are very humble roots, I can assure you. When we started out, I drove the packages to the post office in my Chevy Blazer myself… I had a grand vision that one day we might be able to afford a fork-lift.feedback

Jeff Bezos - Amazon.com

Wall Street... is not one thing. The investment community is made up of thousands and thousands of investors with different philosophies. As long as you're clear about what you're trying to build, and why, I think investors opt in. And the ones who don't like that approach opt out.feedback

Steven Salop

The Chicago school runs deep and the courts still partake of the Borkian Kool-Aid.feedback

David Grewal

I was blown away by what she produced. It didn't read like a student note. It was equal to the best legal scholarship, combining scholarly elegance with an activist agenda and enormous attention to detail. Most of my colleagues would give their little finger for a piece that got that much attention.feedback

Brian Nowak

We see these investment seeds and AMZN's strong execution history leading to continued faster than expected share gains.feedback

Brian Olsavsky - Amazon.com

On the place of Amazon Fresh – and we include Prime Now and some of our other efforts – we believe there will be no one solution, so we're experimenting with a number of formats from physical pickup points with Amazon Go, to online ordering and delivery to your door through Prime Now and Amazon Fresh. We'll see how customers respond, we'll see how customers respond we've liked the response so far. Amazon Go is not out of beta, but the other ones are. On top of that we're looking forward to adding the Whole Foods team and their great reputation for quality customer service to this offering.feedback

Doug Anmuth - JPMorgan Chase & Co

The overall story coming out of AMZN's 2Q print feels a lot like it did 3 months ago–accelerating growth, stepped-up investments, & lower near-term profitability. Given accelerating growth and long runway in both retail and cloud–along w/AMZN's track record–we believe many investors will look beyond lower near-term profitability.feedback

Heath Terry - Goldman Sachs Group

We continue to believe that we are in the early stages of the shift of compute to the cloud and the transition of traditional retail online and that the market is underestimating the long-term financial impact of both to Amazon. As Amazon continues to generate high cash returns on cash invested despite the growing scale of its investments … we believe growth acceleration like that we saw in 2Q is likely to continue.feedback

Jeff Bezos - Amazon.com

We humans have become so technologically sophisticated that in certain ways we're dangerous to ourselves. It's going to be increasingly important over time for humanity to take a longer-term view of its future.feedback

Kerry Rice - Needham And Company

We believe the company's ongoing heavy investments in fulfillment capacity, video content, and AWS are to match with its substantial growth rates, and should not be viewed negatively.feedback

Jeff Hammond - KeyBanc Capital Markets

For commodity products with low differentiation, where price is higher on the list and it's a smaller item that's easy to deliver, that's probably something that Amazon can be competitive at.feedback

Steve Easterbrook

It just demonstrates how disruptive the business world is and how quickly it moves.feedback

Albert H. Nahmad - Watsco

I can tell you that we do think that they're a force. The economy's never seen anything like it. We keep our eyes on Amazon.feedback

Sam Eades

Absolutely we look at them. An editor will always receive submissions from agents, but just as important now … is being on Amazon and watching that Kindle chart – seeing what's bubbling up out there. It's a huge part of our jobs now, and a lot of the snobbery that used to exist has disappeared. What these writers have is a track record – customer reviews are incredibly important, and they have an existing fan base. So we're all looking at the charts, and at the prize, seeing it as a talent pool.feedback

David Leadbeater

The first book I published on the Kindle took about six months to start to sell in good numbers. I was still working at a builders' merchant's at the time, and I wrote my first four books of an evening.feedback

David Leadbeater

I prefer to go it alone, to be my own boss – there's so much freedom.feedback

Josh Olson - Edward Jones & Co.

The fact that they are investing on so many fronts right now just speaks to the opportunity that they have before them. We are giving them the benefit of the doubt here because they have executed so well historically.feedback

Michael Pachter - Wedbush Securities

You tend to expect companies like this to grow their expenses at a slower rate than their revenues.feedback

Jim Cramer

Please leave some room for more stock on Monday, when the stock could start stabilizing. The bottom line here is that when we have a reversal day like today, the end-of-the-worlders grab the mic and they won't let go of it until the third day of the sell-off, when they say 'buy' all over again. Instead of taking them too seriously, though, you need to use this weakness as a buying opportunity, as long as you remember your first buy may not be your only buy.feedback

Stephanie Link - Global Asset Management

You can't really make a reaction right away. You can't actually trade this unless you're a day trader, or a minute trader, if you will. I think you just have to take a step back and look at what the big picture is, and there's a lot we just don't have right now.feedback

Michael Yoshikami - Destination Wealth Management

That's how you look at this company. It's all about the vision and the future. Jeff Bezos is not looking at next year, he's looking 20 years down the road and always has.feedback

Michael Yoshikami - Destination Wealth Management

First of all, as investors, everyone knows Amazon doesn't really care about the bottom line. They're all about growing. It's about market share.feedback

Michael Pachter - Wedbush Securities

Anyone who joins Prime... shops in retail stores 10 per cent less, and that number will keep accelerating as Amazon adds more inventory. Amazon Prime is the reason why so much physical retail is going away.feedback

Stephen Lake

Whether it's Google Home or Alexa these devices they've almost displaced the phone in their own unique use cases. No longer if you're cooking something in your kitchen do you need to take out your phone to set a timer, when you can talk to Alexa and say 'Hey set me a timer for 10 minutes or find me a recipe for this thing I'm cooking.feedback

Stephen Lake

Phones aren't going away tomorrow, this isn't a 2017 or even 2018 thing. I do think we're going to see a huge evolution of these interfaces.feedback

Stephen Lake

With most consumer electronics, or device, or widget companies, they are going around and saying what are all of the parts and chips and technologies that I can buy today and how do I package them into a product? We start from a different place. With Myo we started with this problem of trying to solve what does the equivalent to the keyboard look like after we have all of these wearable displays and goggles in the future, and then we kind of worked backwards to say what are the technologies we have to invent to make that possible.feedback

Stephen Lake

At a really high level what we've been thinking about is what do our interactions as humans with the digital world. What does that look like 5 to 10 years from now? Certainly there have been a lot of new applications of Alexa over the past year in different areas and so that's something we spend time thinking about.feedback

Stephen Lake

We're continuing down the path of this relationship between humans and technology, making the interactions with the technology around us more seamless and immediate.feedback

MacKenzie Bezos

My office was next door to his, and all day long I listened to that fabulous laugh. How could you not fall in love with that laugh?feedback

Jeff Bezos - Amazon.com

The number-one criterion was that I wanted a woman who could get me out of a Third World prison. I think my wife is resourceful, smart, brainy, and hot, but I had the good fortune of having seen her résumé before I met her, so I knew exactly what her SATs were.feedback

MacKenzie Bezos

I have firsthand knowledge of many of the events. … I worked with him and many others represented in the converted garage, the basement warehouse closet, the barbecue-scented offices, the Christmas-rush distribution centers, and the door-desk filled conference rooms in the early years of Amazon's history. Jeff and I have been married for 20 years.feedback

Brad Stone

Most of the readers and reviewers have been inspired by Amazon's story. To me, it's not an unflattering account.feedback

Rick Fienberg

We started collecting additional paperwork and what do you know–some don't have complete ISO paperwork. Some of them are in the process of trying to fix it and others have stopped talking to us. It's a moving target.feedback

Jason Lewin

[Counterfeiting] isn't new to Amazon but this isn't fidget spinners. These are supposed to be things to keep you safe.feedback

Jason Lewin

Hopefully what theyve done, putting a policy in place, will do something. Anything will help. It will all come down to the next couple of weeks.feedback

Andrew Lunt

All the testing I've done have shown that the products are very bright but are not unsafe. The IP is getting ripped off, but the good news is there are no long-term harmful effects. Just today I got a call for someone looking for 125,000 glasses. When we start running out and we will, people will buy anything.feedback

Andrew Lunt

In Germany, people were rioting in the street because the government mandated people without glasses had to stay indoors.feedback

Rick Fienberg

I'm going to list companies I know for sure are selling safe glasses and the way I know for sure is I've talked not just to them but the manufacturers that are supplying them. We know they have been tested and we've handled them ourselves.feedback

Rick Fienberg

Everything was going along fine until the public started to wake up to the eclipse and started buying things that may or may not be safe. Now they are peppering us and NASA with questions.feedback

Rick Fienberg

I have their samples. I have their ISO certification and it is deficient. It is not complete.feedback

Jeff Bezos - Amazon.com

I was doing well, but it was so much work for me, it was hard and there were half a dozen people in my class who were so gifted, and their brains were just wired in a different way, and the things that I worked so hard to do came so effortlessly to them.feedback

Jeff Bezos - Amazon.com

Basically what I am doing right now is taking my Amazon winnings and investing them. Every time you see me sell stock on Amazon, it's send more money to the Blue Origin team.feedback

Jeff Bezos - Amazon.com

I fell in love with the idea of space and space exploration and space travel when I was 5 years old. I watched Neil Armstrong step onto the moon. You don't choose your passions, your passions choose you. I – so I am infected with this idea. I couldn't ever stop thinking about space. I have been thinking about it ever since then.feedback

Ted Jorgensen - Amazon.com

I didn't know where he was, if he had a good job or not, or if he was alive or dead. I wasn't a good father or a good husband.feedback

Rudolf Werner

He said the future of mankind is not on this planet, because we might be struck by something, and we better have a spaceship out there.feedback

Kate Dimmock - Amazon.com

We wanted to deliver on an amazing, accessible price point with well-made shoes. What we're so focused on is bringing the joy back to shopping. ... We just want our customers to have that great moment where a great shoe can totally change their look. We want to give her more and more options to choose from. It's about hitting all the notes in what the customer is looking for.feedback

Ajay Sunder

Singapore will be a test bed. I would give Amazon another two quarters, they should be rolling out soon in Southeast Asia, at least the major cities.feedback

Jeff Bezos - Amazon.com

I'm thinking I want much of my philanthropic activity to be helping people in the here and now -- short term -- at the intersection of urgent need and lasting impact.feedback

Steven Mnuchin

So this is an issue that we've been looking at very carefully within the administration and we expect to come out with a position shortly. I am encouraged that Amazon is now charging tax, I believe, on their own sales but not the marketplace. I'm not sure I understand the consistency on that, but I respect the states' ability that there's an awful lot of money that's not being collected.feedback

Jeff M. Fettig - Whirlpool

Our position is and always has been [we'll] be where our consumers want to shop. And we're doing that today with the trade partners we deal with. ... We will make decisions to make sure we are appropriately represented in the value chain.feedback

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