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NEW May 22 2017
You can find on this page a variety of quotes, by one or many people, on what they said about Amazon. 317 people are quoted and you can read 553 citations of them about Amazon. Jeff Bezos, Jim Cramer and Brad Stone, are those who have spoken the most about this topic. Jeff Bezos said: “Amazon is not happening to book selling. The future is happening to bookselling.”.
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Moya Greene - Royal Mail

(Amazon's decision has) been a very important change ... because it has, in an overcapacity situation, added more capacity and through the power of its market place given Amazon a very powerful position in our market. That said, Royal Mail has come through very well.feedback

Laith Khalaf - Hargreaves Lansdown

Royal Mail has posted a solid set of results against a challenging backdrop...A decent rise in full-year dividend, combined with share price falls over the last year, means the stock is now yielding over 5 percent.feedback

Moya Greene - Royal Mail

This has been a more challenging period for UK businesses and we have come through it well. Through a combination of our strategic approach to costs and more efficient investment spend, we will support our progressive dividend policy with the in-year trading cash generation of the group.feedback

Brett Biggs - Wal-Mart Stores

This is extraordinary growth, and we're pleased with the traction we're generating across our e-commerce offerings.feedback

Steve Kraus - Ipsos

Amazon could break open the space, . Look at what Amazon has done to malls. In the future, when people say they're going to a Walgreens or CVS, they might instead choose to go to Amazon.com. Without many serious competitors or true threats, these serves have been stagnant for more than 20 years.feedback

Steve Kraus - Ipsos

In Amazon style, it will want to own the consumer's mind and wallet.feedback

Doug Anmuth - JPMorgan Chase & Co

We believe Amazon is well positioned as the market leader in e-commerce, where it's still early days with U.S. e-commerce representing ~12% of adjusted retail sales (ex-gas, food, and autos). We believe Amazon continues to show strong ability to take share of overall e-commerce, and its flexibility in pushing first-party vs. third-party inventory and its Prime offering both serve as major advantages.feedback

Scott Galloway

Complexity and regulation typically benefits the people who have figured out the incumbent players. This will be bad for the manufacturers brands of pharmaceuticals. When Amazon comes into a category, you see universal margin pressure across the entire ecosystem.feedback

Scott Galloway

Amazon is good at figuring out a complicated problem, and then making a small amount of money taking huge share, growing their share price and have everyone else take a beating.feedback

Scott Galloway

They are inspired with 500 million consumers, fanatical investors that fund this to declare war on brands. Amazon has algorithms that go out and look for the lowest price per ounce ... then demand that their brands offer that same price or better per ounce in any package or within a nano second, or they will kick you off. I can't imagine they won't be in this $300 billion sector, and its going to be good for Amazon and shareholders, good for consumers and bad for everyone else in the ecosystem.feedback

Fred Wilson

Even Amazon will be impacted by it. Microsoft got massively impacted by the internet – just massively impacted. ... But they're still around. None of these companies will go out of business.feedback

Fred Wilson

I don't know whether it was an accident or whether Bezos figured this out 10 years ago, but Prime is giving them a competitive advantage in the television business. It's giving them a competitive advantage in the music business. By the way it is anti-competitive, let's just be honest about that. ... Retail is really suffering – particularly brick-and-mortar retail. It's not just Amazon but Amazon's obviously the big gorilla in that space. It's not all good.feedback

Fred Wilson

I don't follow Trump – I have opted out of that. It's counterproductive. .... Trump is a troll, and what we must do to trolls is we must ignore trolls. They get their power from us paying attention to them. We have to just stop paying attention to him. The democracy and political system will take care of him in due course. .... and we will go on and do other things, like fix the f------ health-care system – that would be more productive.feedback

Fred Wilson

The architecture of the internet is beautiful, but there are a bunch of things it doesn't do very well. We've got to fix those things.feedback

Fred Wilson

We had a gathering of the CEOs of all our portfolio companies – we do it once year. The thing that came out, surprisingly, is that people are not using social media anymore. The CEOs of these companies are not using social media anymore, other than to promote themselves and their companies. They have unfollowed everybody, and they are just using it for the broadcast mechanism. And I think a lot of us feel that way.feedback

Fred Wilson

Amazon might be the most disruption-protected. They built a really diverse set of businesses, and as a result, I think that they have a stool with like, 10 legs on it. Even if two or three of them get knocked out, they're still going to have a great business. And Amazon Web Services, in particular, is just a really amazing business. Most of our portfolio companies run on it.feedback

Fred Wilson

I think that what happened to Microsoft in the late '90s will happen to them, we just don't know when. They are optimizing around an attention-driven business model. Somebody will create a new business model that is not attention driven, the way that the attention-driven business model disrupted the enterprise software business model. And they won't be able to react to it quickly enough, and they will get disrupted.feedback

Kevin Schulman

Having a new competitor in the market would be great. Having a competitor that would potentially be transparent would be potentially even more interesting. If Amazon would know that you have diabetes or hypertension they could do a lot with that data. In principle, they could set up a marketplace where they behave differently, with different rules and different privacy practices.feedback

Doug Hirsch - GoodRx

There's been at least a dozen companies popped up trying to be the Amazon of prescriptions. It's a complicated sell. It's not like the traditional consumer buying experience because of the lack of price transparency and the many steps that have to go into the flow of purchasing a prescription.feedback

Adam J. Fein - Pembroke Consulting

Prescription drugs is such a big market, and Amazon, I think, looks at every big market and figures out if there's a place for them to play. I think they would challenge the economics of the retail pharmacy industry.feedback

Brian Cornell

Our results are not where we want them to be, and we have much more work to do. We believe that consumer perception of value at Target has not reflected how low our out-the-door prices really are.feedback

Bill Gates - Microsoft

If I could give each of you a graduation present, it would be this -- the most inspiring book I've ever read.feedback

Stephen Buck - GoodRx

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

Stephen Buck - GoodRx

I think Amazon would introduce a lot of transparency to what drugs really cost.feedback

Kevin Keith - Amazon.com

The Fire 7 for under £50 shocked a lot of folks, and became the bestselling tablet we ever built. We found most of the folks who buy our devices do so for entertainment, or what I like to call digital snacking: social media, light email, apps, games and music. So, we've really focused on those areas.feedback

Francisco Jeronimo

Price is key in the low-end market, but consumers prefer to buy from a known brand than from unknown Chinese manufacturers. Amazon's brand coupled with the selling power of having the world's largest online channel gives it a big advantage. At the same time, while some things costing £50 are considered disposable, gadgets such as tablets are not, and so Amazon providing pretty good customer service makes them ideal for what many people want to do with a tablet.feedback

Kevin Keith - Amazon.com

We see things differently from the industry as a whole, we are really playing at different price points. What we see is more about portability and entertainment.feedback

Brent Millikan

It's part of a larger strategy to remove 'obstacles' that limit access by land speculators, ranchers, illegal loggers and mining companies to territories and their natural resources, especially in the Amazon.feedback

Mark Cuban

In order for machine learning, deep learning, etc. to be effective and work the most quickly, the more data that is tagged and defined and labeled correctly the quicker everything goes. The equivalent of low-end skilled labor today... will be labeling and tagging data. It's going to be the job of the future. The stupid thing about [President Donald] Trump taking credit for these factories is every single one of those companies is going to have less employees simply because they built those factories. Amazon is a data company. To me, that is the world's greatest startup.feedback

Mark Cuban

The goal of not having a politician [be president]... there's value to that.feedback

Michael Hartnett

Investor sentiment is bullish. But irrationality is not yet visible despite all-time highs in credit and equity markets, robust global EPS and a benign French election result.feedback

Bill Gates - Microsoft

(Pinker) shows how the world is getting better. Sounds crazy, but it's true. This is the most peaceful time in human history. That matters because if you think the world is getting better, you want to spread the progress to more people and places... It doesn't mean you ignore the serious problems we face. It just means you believe they can be solved.feedback

Warren Buffett - Berkshire Hathaway

I was too dumb to realize what was going to happen. I've admired Jeff, and I've admired him for a long, long time. But I did not think he was going to succeed on the scale that he has. We missed it entirely. Jeff Bezos is a different species.feedback

Jeff Bezos - Amazon.com

Amazon is not happening to book selling. The future is happening to bookselling.feedback

Jeff Bezos - Amazon.com

If everything you do needs to work on a three-year time horizon, then you're competing against a lot of people. But, if you're willing to invest on a seven-year time horizon, you're now competing against a fraction of those people, because very few companies are willing to do that. Because of our emphasis on the long term, we may make decisions and weigh trade-offs differently than some companies. We aren't so bold as to claim that the above is the 'right' investment philosophy, but it's ours, and we would be remiss if we weren't clear in the approach we have taken and will continue to take.feedback

Steve Eisman

I think the trends in retail are just overwhelmingly powerfully negative. I don't think anyone is immune.feedback

Todd Gordon

What's of concern here is Amazon has already tried to make the move, and we're starting to see some hesitation. What I mean is we have three pushes [that happened over the past few weeks], and it feels like Amazon is starting to run out of momentum here. It seems to be that Google is ready to break this consolidation, push higher and probably reach $1,000. So it's just kind of the idea of Google sort of waiting for the correct time.feedback

Roger McNamee

Eventually they're going to be such a large percentage of the retail business that when Facebook and Google are going to try to sell ads the only guy on the other side is going to be Amazon. They will have that power eventually. Amazon is hosting all of the best applications, they have all the best intelligence that everybody wants. How long would it take them to go from zero to number one in e-mail, for example? How long would it take them if they decided to make security a really, really, really important element of what they're doing?feedback

Sam Dwarakanath

As of September 2016 I am building and leading a technical team that is focused on making it easy for customers to discover apparel and shoes that appeal to them, including finding the perfect fit.feedback

Rob Tarkoff

He was reading every page of the S-1 making sure it was right. He was never operating at 30,000 feet but was always in the weeds.feedback

Dave McShea - Perkins Coie

Even at the time, they were intent on moving very quickly. You could feel the energy, excitement and intensity. That was part of the culture.feedback

Dave McShea - Perkins Coie

I thought, wow, they haven't even filed to go public yet and the CEO is shown in TV ads for another technology company.feedback

Tom Alberg - Amazon.com

Barnes & Noble was looming as a big competitor. Amazon was an interesting start-up, but it was still very much a start-up.feedback

Tom Alberg - Amazon.com

I certainly didn't and I don't think the others realized what it could become. Even though we were highly enthusiastic and positive, it's very difficult to say I or anybody else saw this.feedback

Kevin Bacon

There's a kind of joy in seeing something in a store and being able to pull the cash out of your pocket and buy it for yourself.feedback

Kevin Bacon

It took me a long time to come around to the idea that you have to have a certain kind of responsibility with money, to keep an eye on it. To a certain extent, I still kind of struggle with it.feedback

Deanne Ginns-Gruenberg

It's definitely not easy in these times. That's for sure. We just have to hope we'll continue to get the wonderful support we've been shown thus far.feedback

Deanne Ginns-Gruenberg

I'm very honest. People can ask what I think. If the book they're looking at is repetitive and they're on a budget maybe I can get them the more answers in a better book. Am I saddened by Amazon and its tactics? Do I feel like David against Goliath? Yes. No question about it.feedback

Mark Cuban

It's the ultimate AI (artificial intelligence) company, it's the ultimate start-up. When Amazon talks about opening up grocery stores, it's not because they want to sell groceries in stores – it's the same with bookstores – it's because they want to know what you need, when you need it, before you know you need it so they can deliver it right to your door in anticipation. They become prescriptive and the opportunity there, globally, is enormous.feedback

Hannah Jane Parkinson

We need to take these tech giants to task. They must acknowledge their influence and become truly accountable for their actions. Let’s say you woke up this morning and after stopping your alarm clock, asked it to play some get-up-and-go music. You go to make breakfast and see that you’re out of butter, but it doesn’t matter, because a delivery is on its way. On your commute, you catch up with friends from back home. You turn to news across the Atlantic, read an interesting article on Trump. You go to a new spot for lunch and pay using your phone – and also for the train, and then for the last stretch, a cab. Once home, dinner is by app, and you settle down to watch the latest TV show, except, it’s not actually shown on a TV.feedback

Ken Perkins - Morningstar

This could be the worst performance for the retailers since the Great Recession.feedback

Jan Kniffen

It sure as heck was not what we expected. But everyone was tough on sales. Nobody has come down [on store count] enough.feedback

Jan Kniffen

There's no way to fix that... they compete with Amazon on those sales.feedback

Neil Campling - Northern Trust

Even the partnerships, product announcements and technologies it feels to us as if Amazon's Alexa has the chance to do to IOT what Windows did to computing.feedback

Richard Windsor

The problem is simply that Alexa (and all other others) are far too stupid to be able to hold a meaningful conversation with a user. Google Assistant is currently the best but remains woefully short of what one would consider to be a useful assistant. Digital assistants were designed to replace the human variety but because their intelligence is so limited, they are unable to hold a coherent conversation with the user. Human assistants do not need to use screens to understand requests, relay information and carry out tasks meaning that the perfect digital assistant should not either.feedback

Richard Windsor

This is where Google Assistant has a huge advantage as it has already been designed to run with a screen (smartphones) meaning that adapting to having a screen on the Google Home product should be much easier and much better. We still think that Google Home has the advantage here as it has a much better assistant than Alexa, but its lack of developer support for the smart home is starting to be a real problem. Google really needs to pull its finger out and show developers love, especially as Microsoft looks set to launch something similar to Echo Show but using Cortana.feedback

Neil Campling - Northern Trust

I'd argue that Amazon is actually, from a technology footprint, years ahead of rivals. If you focus too much on Amazon Echo then you completely miss the bigger picture which is the operating system opportunity of Alexa that goes way beyond Echo. Until now basically everything connected is essentially individually connected rather than harmoniously linked on a unified platform or operating system. And it is voice assistants, or actually the operating system behind them, that can provide that bridge.feedback

Jonathan Frankel

It's one thing if they'd been jerks and bad people all along, but they weren't. They're good people.feedback

Jonathan Frankel

And that's the crazy part, they were actually very good partners up until a few days ago, they were very helpful.feedback

Jonathan Frankel

In the months leading up to that, we had a really close, working relationship with Amazon, to make sure the product was in good shape to launch.feedback

Jonathan Frankel

[Amazon] must have a reason why they'd rather take this hit to their ecosystem than do something like an acquisition, but I don't know what that is.feedback

Jonathan Frankel

I understand it–communication is the killer app. The smart home has not taken off as much as people said it would a couple years ago, but communication is a thing you do multiple times a day.feedback

Niraj Shah - Wayfair

There's all kind of things that you need to handle ... differently than perhaps if you're, again, selling batteries, and books and the like.feedback

Andrew Left - Citron Research

I'm still short Wayfair ... The company still loses more money. I think their cash burn was the second highest ever. They are showing no path toward profitability whatsoever. I'm going to leave this interview and I'm going to go play golf. And when I go play golf I have Jeff Bezos and I have Marc Lore from Wal-Mart, who have not yet competed in this space, who said we're going to start getting more aggressive on furniture. They're working for me. With Wayfair, my timing is off right now, which is fine.feedback

Nan Roman

Too often, homelessness gets pushed to the other side of the tracks. Keeping them as neighbours is nice.feedback

Marty Hartman

I see it as this huge gift because everywhere we go, we end up leaving. You come in and become a fabric of the neighbourhood you're in, and then you say goodbye. That's a hard thing for a lot of people to do.feedback

Jonathan Frankel

If they're really willing to threaten that, it must be a huge opportunity. We have the resources and the thinking to help some of these retailers fight back.feedback

Jonathan Frankel

The degree to which communication is a core functionality of the device is pretty astonishing. Their thesis is what our thesis was: Communication is that Trojan horse to get those devices throughout the home and throughout the extended family's home. The difference is, they want to sell more detergent; we actually want to help families communicate easier. They must realize that by trying to trample over us – a premiere partner in the Alexa Fund ecosystem – that they are going to really cripple that ecosystem and put a warning out for others.feedback

Megan Brennan

America deserves a financially stable Postal Service that can continue to play a vital role in our economy and society. The path forward depends on continued innovation and aggressive management actions, the passage of H.R. 756 into law, combined with a favorable outcome of the PRC's 10-year pricing system review. With these actions, the Postal Service will have the financial stability to invest in our future and continue to be an engine of growth, to be a strong business partner, and to meet the expectations of the American public.feedback

Scott Jacobson - Madrona Venture Group

Amazon has both the competency to detect bot traffic and the wherewithal to do something about it.feedback

Keith Anderson - Profitero

It is an arms race. Every week or every month, there's some new approach from both sides.feedback

Alan Durning

Its reputation in Seattle has certainly suffered. Doing things like this may be in its enlightened self-interest, right on site for the world to see.feedback

Werner Goertz

I think it is disruptive, and not only for my household. I think the implications might be much farther reaching than the consumer. Think about applications in health care, elder care, remote diagnostics that the addition of cameras and displays will open up. There is so much money to be extracted, so much efficiency to be generated – and now we have a device that could be used for these things.feedback

Peter Kunhardt

Warren told them tricks about life itself, and how to live a good life, how to have principles, and how to work hard and be patient.feedback

Jeff Bezos - Amazon.com

We know our success will be largely affected by our ability to attract and retain a motivated employee base, each of whom must think like, and therefore must actually be, an owner.feedback

Bill Belichick

You have to go with the person who you have the most confidence in, the most consistent. And if it doesn't work, it doesn't work, but I'm going down with that person.feedback

David Limp - Amazon.com

You shouldn't be compelled to go and interact with the screen – you should be able to do it with your voice. It's very different from traditional computing as we've known it for the last three decades.feedback

Carolina Milanesi - Gartner

I think Echo Show fits very well in the kitchen. We're so used to using our phones. Finding a reason to use Alexa for that is harder. They need to give you something more specific and interesting and different than other platforms we're engaged with.feedback

Tom Morrod - IHS

The expectation is that video is driving the overall Prime subscription base.feedback

Warren Buffett - Berkshire Hathaway

Stupidity. I was impressed with Jeff early. I never expected he could pull off what he did ... on the scale that it happened. At the same time he's shaking up the whole retail world, he's also shaking up the IT world simultaneously. These are powerful, powerful ideas with big potential, and he's executed.feedback

Martín Utreras - eMarketer

In general, Google has been less aggressive than Amazon when it comes to hardware. Consumers are becoming increasingly comfortable with the technology, which is driving engagement. Also, as prices decrease and functionality increases, consumers are finding more reasons to increase adoption of these devices. That pricing is very attractive to customers.feedback

Jeff Bezos - Amazon.com

It is a renaissance, it is a golden age. We are now solving problems with machine learning and artificial intelligence that were … in the realm of science fiction for the last several decades. And natural language understanding, machine vision problems, it really is an amazing renaissance.feedback

Paul Dales - Capital Economics

In other words, it now costs much more to live, but not much more to have fun.feedback

Ming-Chi Kuo - Apple

There is an over 50 percent chance that Apple will announce its first home AI product at WWDC in June.feedback

Philip Schiller - Apple

For example if I'm looking for directions and I'm using Maps, Siri can tell me those directions by voice and that's really convenient but it's even better if I can see that map, and I can see what turns are coming up, and I can see where there is congestion, I understand better my route, and what I'm going to do.feedback

Philip Schiller - Apple

My mother used to have a saying that if you don't have something nice to say, say nothing at all. For example, if you're driving (and) you want Siri to work for you without having to look at the screen, that's the best thing. Or maybe you're across the room, and you want to ask Siri to change the song you were listening to - you don't have to walk over and back (and you can use Siri instead).feedback

Jeff Bezos - Amazon.com

But those are kind of the showy ones. I would say, a lot of the value that we're getting from machine learning is actually happening beneath the surface. It is things like improved search results. Improved product recommendations for customers. Improved forecasting for inventory management. Literally hundreds of other things beneath the surface.feedback

Rob Delaney

As cameras get better and high definition gets stronger and it's more and more like you're there, shows just have to become realer.feedback

Jill Soloway

I like to call it fun-comfortable or vulnerable or fun-vulnerable or funerable. You really root for people that have heart and you have moments where you might shed a tear. That's not wrong to shed a tear during a comedy.feedback

David Rosen

When you think about Amazon, you have to think about the long secular trends that are in its favor. The first is that people want to buy things more conveniently, and so that has an immediate tail wind to the retail business that we think is going to be worth at least a trillion dollars in 10 years.feedback

Kevin Lin - Twitch

It's live, but it's interactive. Which you're not going to get from premium television. You're not gong to get an actor from a show to respond to you in chat or change the show based on what you're saying. That's sort of the general expectation on Twitch, I would say.feedback

Kevin Lin - Twitch

We'd want to identify really progressive studios that are willing to take a gamble and not release something in a big dump like most [premium] digital platforms these days. [Someone who] will work with us and say, week to week, we're going to change this thing. We're going to somehow make it a little more interactive. Will it happen? There's a high probability. In two years, I'd say if we haven't done anything yet, we probably decided not to.feedback

Stanley Druckenmiller

I love Amazon because they invest in their future. Bezos is a serial monopolist. AWS (Amazon Web Services) is absolutely exploding. It's ripping to shreds the 10 or 15 consultants you used to have from IBM that you don't need because of the cloud.feedback

Jeff Bezos - Amazon.com

We want our player, our Prime Video player, to be on the device, and we want it to be on the device with acceptable business terms. And so, you can always get the player on the device; the question is can you do so with acceptable business terms. And if you can't, then we don't want to sell it to our customers, because they're going to be buying it thinking they can watch Prime Video and then they're going to be disappointed. And they're going to return it. When we win a Golden Globe, it helps us sell more shoes.feedback

Jeff Bezos - Amazon.com

We've been able to monitor the people who use Prime Video...they renew [Prime memberships] at higher rates and they convert from free trial at higher rates.feedback

Warren Buffett - Berkshire Hathaway

I've never seen a guy succeed in two businesses almost simultaneously that are really quite divergent in terms of customers and all the operations.feedback

Tariq Shaukat

I don't think that looking at prices itself as opposed to the value being delivered to the customer is the right way to look at it. Our skill set capability in data management, machine learning, is second to none and we think that will be one of the key adopters in cloud adoption. Within five years we can overtake Amazon in the market and that is all based on this idea that only 5 percent of workloads are currently in the cloud that could go into the cloud. What happens today is not a terribly good predictor of what is going to happen in the future.feedback

Tariq Shaukat

We don't need to compete on price to be honest. We definitely compete on value more than price … but if you look at the products, (they) are hard to compare side by side. We believe that our pricing models are much more friendly. So just simply by adopting the more flexible pricing models we have, things like billing by the minute rather than the hour, we think we can save a typical company 20 to 30 percent without having a unit price different to the competition.feedback

Kelly Hammer Lankford

Our parents died of no fault of their own, simply because they got on that boat. Our parents were adventurous people who had visited every continent except Antarctica. They loved family and travel and enjoyed telling their grandchildren about their experiences. Every single day, they are missed. Mornings are difficult because that's when I always used to talk to them. Now I wake up every morning and the first thing I think about is that they are gone.feedback

Kelly Hammer Lankford

Before you sign a cruise contract, do some serious homework. Because what they are advertising may not be what you end up getting at all.feedback

Doug Gurr

We are constantly inventing on behalf of our customers, and our development centres in Cambridge, Edinburgh and London play a major role in Amazon's global innovation story. By the end of this year, we will have more than 1,500 innovation-related roles here in Britain, working on everything from machine learning and drone technology to streaming video technology and Amazon Web Services.feedback

Jeff Bezos - Amazon.com

Mostly, as any of us go through our lives, we don't need to maximize the number of decisions we make per day. Making a small number of key decisions well is more important than making a large number of decisions. If you shortchange your sleep, you might get a couple of extra 'productive' hours, but that productivity might be an illusion.feedback

Margrethe Vestager - European Union

Today's decision will open the way for publishers and competitors to develop innovative services for e-books, increasing choice and competition to the benefit of European consumers. Amazon used certain clauses in its agreements with publishers, which may have made it more difficult for other e-book platforms to innovate and compete effectively with Amazon. We want to ensure fair competition in Europe's e-books market worth more than 1 billion euros.feedback

Colin Sebastian

It's not like General Electric Co having financial services and making aircraft engines.feedback

Rohit Prasad - Amazon.com

We could cross the ten minute barrier now, but 20 minutes is extremely hard. This will be a long journey.feedback

Rohit Prasad - Amazon.com

I truly believe that for AI to be useful in our daily lives, it has to be something you can connect with. Conversation is the next step, to be more human-like. It's taken a lot of friction out of our lives and given me time to do other things. Just the wake word.feedback

Jonathan Krinsky - MKM Partners

Choosing between Amazon and Google is kind of like picking your favorite child. It's just something we wouldn't recommend doing. On a relative basis, Amazon has a little bit more momentum. Picking the next one to get the last 5-6% is not exactly going out on a limb.feedback

Anthony Noto - Twitter

We have a really big audience when there's a pay per view UFC match. Should we provide that content to the audience on Twitter that's not watching it, but might like to after seeing tweets about it? That's something we'd consider.feedback

Jack Dorsey

We want to be the first place that anyone hears of anything that matters to them. That is our focus, and that is what we will work so hard to deliver.feedback

Ming-Chi Kuo - Apple

We believe there is an over 50 percent chance that Apple will announce its first home AI product at WWDC in June and start selling in the second half of 2017 in order to compete with the new Amazon Echo models to be launched.feedback

Brian Olsavsky - Amazon.com

I know I'm drifting a bit from North America, but it's all part of the same theme.feedback

Drew Green - Indochino

That has huge impact on customer experience and satisfaction and also on that retailer's P and L.feedback

Jeff Bezos - Amazon.com

Anytime you make something simpler and lower friction, you get more of it.feedback

Dania Shiblaq

We have seen improvements on the Amazon marketplace addressing our core issues of unauthorized sellers and counterfeit goods.feedback

Erik Gordon

Bezos gets a longer leash to wander around than the typical CEO. You hesitate to bet on this being the singular team that can do something that history has shown - over and over again - is really hard to do. Leave the movie making to Bob Iger.feedback

Jim Cramer

On the other hand, they didn't want to talk about new devices all that much. They didn't want to talk about their giant cloud operation, Amazon Web Services, either, other than to tell us that it's very profitable. No kidding.feedback

Jim Cramer

They went so far as to say that they have their own chief technical officer dedicated to you if you want to go with them. I really liked how management emphasized the cloud story, and they're making me a believer every time they focus on this part of the narrative.feedback

Thomas Lee

The S&P 500 has been performing considerably above our base case so far in 2017 … The reason we have been more cautious is that these expectations are diverging from fixed income and credit markets where flattening curve (10Y vs 30Y and even 10Y vs 2Y) and widening HY [high yield] spreads … signal a more cautious growth outlook.feedback

Aaron Kessler - Raymond James & Associates

We're more positive on Google for now as they have a better valuation. Until we see more meaningful margin expansion, I think [Amazon] shares are going to be range-bound in the near term.feedback

Marc Chaikin - Chaikin Analytics

Both of these stocks were making new highs leading into earnings, so I'd expect short-term traders to sell some of these shares after the spike.feedback

Mark Mahaney

I think every year that we're talking about Amazon, more and more the conversation will be about cloud and less and less about retail. I heard Jeff Bezos make a comment about seven years ago that one day cloud can be bigger than the retail business and I was shocked by that statement. Both of those segments by the way are nice set-ups for Amazon. Only about 10% of all work loads that could go into cloud are in the cloud, so there's a lot of secular growth there.feedback

Mark Mahaney

Amazon is situated against two very large and still lightly penetrated markets so it means the growth should be premium for Amazon for the next five to ten years.feedback

Ed Yruma - KeyBanc Capital Markets

Amazon's 1Q17 results were impressive. However, the stock is approaching our $961 target and stepped-up competition may dampen near-term upside. 1P [first party] growth rates point to moderating sales growth, and retail competition is intensifying. Nevertheless, we remain constructive long term and would look for a more-attractive entry point.feedback

Ed Yruma - KeyBanc Capital Markets

Moderating 1P and 3P trends could be a headwind for revenue and profitability growth. We believe that Walmart's aggressive stance in e-commerce makes it a much more formidable competitor.feedback

Harry Kraemer

High growth covers a lot of sins. Picture yourself running the company where one minute we're talking about how we're going to operate air cargo, and the next minute we're going to talk about artificial intelligence. I don't think it's sustainable.feedback

Brian Olsavsky - Amazon.com

We're continuing to look for things that customers love, that can grow to be large, that we think will provide strong financial returns in the long run, and that also can last for decades.feedback

Jeff Bezos - Amazon.com

Our India team is moving fast and delivering for customers and sellers. We're grateful that customers are responding -- Amazon.in is the most visited and the fastest growing marketplace in India. It's still Day 1 for e-commerce in India, and I assure you that we'll keep investing in technology and infrastructure while working hard to invent on behalf of our customers and small and medium businesses in India.feedback

James McQuivey

There's always this moment when people think, Is the magic going to run out? It just hasn't panned out.feedback

Amy Hood

We're seeing continued strong demand for our commercial cloud-based services.feedback

Brian Olsavsky - Amazon.com

We're still in that phase where we're testing and learning and getting better.feedback

Trip Miller

This space is an oligopoly. No one else of any meaningful size outside a handful of major players is getting into it because they can't afford to get into it.feedback

Sucharita Mulpuru

It seems counterintuitive they are investing in any physical stores when they are blamed for the demise of so many of them, but no cow is sacred.feedback

Stefano Perego

The Amazon teams are dedicated to innovating in our fulfilment centres to increase efficiency of delivery while enabling greater selection at lower costs for our customers. The introduction of Amazon robotics in Warrington and Tilbury is the latest example of our commitment to invention in logistics on behalf of our employees and our customers. We are thrilled to begin recruitment for 1,200 new permanent roles in Warrington with competitive wages and comprehensive benefits starting on day one.feedback

Joseph Simcox

My seeds are my kitchen table. My seeds are my way of sharing food with people all over the world.feedback

Heath Terry - Goldman Sachs Group

Investor focus going into 1Q results on Thursday remains on the near-term impact to operating profit from the company's investments in logistics, content, and India. We believe the more critical question is the impact of these investments on Amazon's growth outlook in both retail and [Amazon Web Services]. Heightened investment has historically been a strong leading indicator for revenue reacceleration at Amazon.feedback

Heath Terry - Goldman Sachs Group

While these stretches have often raised investor questions around long-term profitability, we find the historical relationship between accelerated investment periods and revenue reacceleration suggests the benefits to growth and margins should materialize over the course of the next 12-18 months. Put simply, in a business that generates the high returns that Amazon has demonstrated … reinvesting in the business should ultimately pay off.feedback

Aaron Kessler - Raymond James & Associates

We believe shares are fairly valued and near our previous price target. ... At current levels, we believe Amazon will need to begin to show greater operating [profit margin] leverage for shares to move meaningfully higher and reach our bull case. Specifically, we would like to see improved margins/less losses for International, shipping costs, Prime Video.feedback

Aaron Kessler - Raymond James & Associates

Amazon continues to invest aggressively across a number of key areas, including fulfillment centers, digital content costs (e.g., recent NFL deal), Prime services, Alexa/Echo, and India. While we expect 2H operating margin improvement, this is largely anticipated by consensus estimates and we believe shares reflect the improved back half outlook.feedback

Mark Mahaney

I remain a long term bull on Amazon. This company is known for investment cycles, and the Street's got only modest margin declines in the June quarter so I think there could be an area of disappointment in that outlook.feedback

Peter Stockel

We are particularly keen to reach out and encourage organisations that might not have worked with the defence and security sector before, such as those developing commercial driverless vehicles, drone delivery services and robotic agriculture, to get involved with the challenge and help us rapidly advance the way we deliver tactical military logistics.feedback

Gene Munster - Loup Ventures

The opportunities are so big. Specifically, offline to online, or AWS or any other thing that Bezos might get into. They're so big that investors are willing to forego profits for that growth longer-term. If they didn't have these open-ended markets, this would be a stock that would be trading much lower.feedback

Gene Munster - Loup Ventures

When you look at the markets they are going after, it's easy to understand how this could be a trillion-dollar company. It's feasible, but you need to take it in .... context. This is a glacier, it moves deliberately in a direction, and it's just going to carve up the retail landscape. So this is something that's not going to happen in the next couple of years.feedback

Jeff Bezos - Amazon.com

Eight hours of sleep makes a big difference for me, and I try hard to make that a priority. For me, that's the needed amount to feel energized and excited.feedback

Jeff Bezos - Amazon.com

When you're talking about decisions and interactions, quality is usually more important than quantity.feedback

Werner Vogels - Amazon.com

There's massive acceleration happening here. The cool thing about having this running as a service in the cloud instead of in your own data center or on your own desktop is that we can make Lex better continuously by the millions of customers that are using it.feedback

Danial Moradi

The pie's not really growing, so the natural conclusion is that the players in that market will have their market share reduced.feedback

Andy Jassy

People are very sensitive about being locked in given the experience they've had the last 10 to 15 years. When you look at cloud, it's nothing like being locked into Oracle. Customers are sick of it.feedback

Reed Hastings - Netflix

You know, think about it, when you watch a show from Netflix and you get addicted to it, you stay up late at night. We're competing with sleep, on the margin. And so, it's a very large pool of time. It's really just the beginning. When you look at YouTube having a billion active users and a billion hours every day. When you look at Facebook's, multi-billion numbers, we see that the internet is just a phenomenal opportunity.feedback

Werner Vogels - Amazon.com

If a calamity happens in one of those regions, they can move their customers to another region.feedback

Paul Krugman

What can we do to stop service-sector job cuts? Not much.feedback

Gene Munster - Loup Ventures

Voice is a big part of the computer interface of the future. Whoever owns voice will be the gateway of commerce.feedback

Chris Reining

Once you start tracking this stuff and seeing it month to month and then year to year, you really start to understand, If I spend less, that means I've saving and investing more. And if I'm saving and investing more, I'm going to be able to walk away sooner. I'm going to be able to have financial independence sooner, because these numbers all work together.feedback

Chris Reining

When this point happens is when you can seriously consider retiring because you are officially financially independent! No more income is needed from a job.feedback

Art Pettigrue

A human being is very good at disambiguating multiple responses, but with a voice interface you want to try to make the one, right choice from the very beginning for them.feedback

Steve Ballmer - Microsoft

I think the company is well-positioned, on the other hand (there is) a lot of work to do. I think that on the cloud side with Office 365 and Azure, the company's got a real shot but not a birth right, they are going to have to push very hard with Azure versus Amazon Web Services.feedback

Guru Hariharan

It's most likely a strategy to get more data and test the right price.feedback

Robert Dolan

Many moons ago, there used to be one price for something.feedback

Guru Hariharan

In this range, there's a crushing point. There's a bloodbath happening.feedback

Thomas Nagle

If you did that, it would take you all day to go to the grocery store.feedback

Thomas Nagle

Everyone was thrilled. We'd been relying on all these contrived surveys: 'Given these options at these prices, what would you do?' But the real world is not a controlled experiment.feedback

Robert Dolan

I don't think anyone could have predicted how sophisticated these algorithms have become. I certainly didn't.feedback

Travis Kalanick - Uber

Then the person who is in first, or the entity that's in first, then rolls out a ride-sharing network that is far cheaper or far higher-quality than Uber's, then Uber is no longer a thing.feedback

Jeff Bezos - Amazon.com

If you're good at course correcting, being wrong may be less costly than you think, whereas being slow is going to be expensive for sure.feedback

Elena Lytkina Botelho

The biggest aha, overall, is that some of the things that make CEOs attractive to the board have no bearing on their performance. Like most human beings, they get seduced by charismatic, polished presenters. They simply do better in interviews. I've been in the room and had directors express the concern -- 'this person is such a strong introvert, how will they really lead?feedback

Elena Lytkina Botelho

There was zero correlation between pedigree and ultimate performance. We frankly expected to find that strong CEOs stood out for the quality of their decisions -- that they turn out to be right more frequently. But what very clearly stood out was the speed. Quality was likely something they developed earlier, but then they're willing to step up and make the decision faster, even with more uncertainty.feedback

Donald J. Trump

So true. @foxandfriends. The Fake Media (not Real Media) has gotten even worse since the election. Every story is badly slanted. We have to hold them to the truth!feedback

Neil Stern

The proposition for the consumer is simple – save time and hassle. The proposition for retailers may be even more compelling – save labour on the biggest component of the store (the front end) as well as improve throughput. One can envision a future of Amazon bricks-and-mortar outposts: book stores, beauty stores, drive-through grocery stores and convenience locations all using this technology. They know who their customers are already, they have credit and payment [details] for their customers, and their buying preferences.feedback

Ian Spicknall

I think they're for people of a certain income – probably tech industry workers. I like mom-and-pop shops, the backbone of America, and you feel like you are supporting the community. Seattle is a lot about being green, going hiking, and breweries. People like to shop local.feedback

Leonard Garfield

In 1852 Henry Yesler was invited into the community of fewer than 100 people because he had a sawmill that was different to any other around. That initial technological innovation distinguished Seattle from any other of these small villages popping up in the woods of the north-west. You can see it again with Bill Boeing and again with Bill Gates, and it keeps repeating itself – relatively young people who are willing to embrace the new technology, willing to take a risk and willing to invite people to the table who are different than the people already here.feedback

Nell Rona - Amazon.com

We have all kinds of customers, who shop in various ways, who look for a wide range of items, and do so on any number of different occasions. As a result, we've created a variety of innovative services that satisfy customers' different needs as it relates to grocery shopping.feedback

Nicole Jamieson

It's fun. My kids love it because it looks cool with all its lights flashing. You need to move fast, though – they sell out quickly.feedback

Don Stuart

The $800bn-plus grocery market is the Goliath, and Amazon would like to penetrate it more deeply than it can with just Prime or different types of direct online e-commerce activity. It's right in their backyard. They can keep an eye on things every day, control it, change the variables that they're testing.feedback

Ian Spicknall

I prefer to go to the store and spend an hour or so choosing what I want, looking at prices. It's hard to look at groceries on a tablet. It'll be good for certain types of people, like mini-van moms, being able to pick up their groceries on the way home.feedback

Jeff Reifman

I'm spending [less time in Seattle] now, and Amazon has a lot to do with that. Since 2010 Amazon has been increasing exponentially. There's a huge impact on traffic, the cost of housing, the affordability. There was a connection to nature, a lefty awareness, a hippy culture, a focus on literature and the arts. Seattle is becoming one of the world's greatest cities, but success has a cost in that it doesn't have a rich cultural flavour to it.feedback

Nell Rona - Amazon.com

We've made a long-term commitment to invest in the city of Seattle. From unique retail space on the ground floor of all our buildings to public spaces nearby – such as an outdoor dog park, playing fields, a shared-use street that's designed to be great for pedestrians as well as cars, art installations, covered public walkways and other amenities.feedback

Victoria Coren Mitchell

We’ve all had customer services meltdowns. Mine involved a discussion about percussion…If you work for the John Lewis Partnership, you may soon hear me bursting into tears as I inquire after the whereabouts of 50 miniature tambourines.feedback

Liza Daly

Artificial intelligence tends to mean whatever it is that computers can't quite master yet.feedback

Jeff Bezos - Amazon.com

Inside AWS, we're excited to lower the costs and barriers to machine learning and AI so organizations of all sizes can take advantage of these advanced techniques.feedback

Jeff Bezos - Amazon.com

Over the past decades computers have broadly automated tasks that programmers could describe with clear rules and algorithms. Modern machine learning techniques now allow us to do the same for tasks where describing the precise rules is much harder.feedback

Jeff Blackburn

It's making those decisions for us through a third party, industry standard filter that we use. And that's what you're seeing. Some of the pages on the site that you mentioned are passing through those filters.feedback

Jeff Blackburn

I want you to know that it is something we are looking ... at very regularly. We have our eyes on it.feedback

Tariq Black Thought Trotter

Our love for music started as young kids, and we hope to inspire a generation of future artists, musicians and music fans through the stories we tell and the music they hear on these shows.feedback

Christopher Tung

We need to be more comfortable asking for help.feedback

Christopher Tung

I'm a believer [that] you should learn. If you stay at a company too long, you could limit what you could learn.feedback

Christopher Tung

We need to be more comfortable asking for help. A lot of people think they will hear, No.feedback

Christopher Tung

You never want to be the last one to go. Move when it's advantageous. The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again.feedback

Jeff Bezos - Amazon.com

Most decisions should probably be made with somewhere around 70% of the information you wish you had. If you wait for 90%, in most cases, you're probably being slow. Plus, either way, you need to be good at quickly recognizing and correcting bad decisions. If you're good at course correcting, being wrong may be less costly than you think, whereas being slow is going to be expensive for sure.feedback

Jeff Bezos - Amazon.com

Day 2 is stasis. Followed by irrelevance. Followed by excruciating, painful decline. Followed by death. And that is why it is always Day 1. We can have the scope and capabilities of a large company and the spirit and heart of a small one. But we have to choose it.feedback

Hugh Thomson

Percival Fawcett is a model for how to lose friends and make enemies in the jungle.feedback

Mark Lore - Wal-Mart Stores

This is really about giving the customer more choice in ways that are only possible with this unique set of assets.feedback

Mark Lore - Wal-Mart Stores

We're creating price transparency to empower customers to shop smarter and choose what's best for them.feedback

Kerry Rice - Needham And Company

We believe Amazon's established dominance in the U.S. is sustainable with Prime [subscriber services], mobile penetration and third-party growth.feedback

Richard Hayne - Urban Outfitters

We are seeing the results: Doors shuttering and rents retreating. This trend will continue for the foreseeable future and may even accelerate.feedback

Robert Riesbeck

While we had discussions with more than 50 private equity firms, strategic buyers, and other investors, unfortunately, we were unsuccessful in our plan to secure a viable buyer of the business on a going-concern basis within the expedited timeline set by our creditors.feedback

Hugh Hefner

My love of music, rooted in Jazz and the popular music that grew from it, has enriched my life in ways beyond description. It is the music of my younger days that has resonated with me through a lifetime of celebrations, triumphs, and wonderfully romantic love affairs. It is also the music that has comforted me in times of sorrow and darkness. The music I love remains the soundtrack of my life and continues to bring me joy, inspire me and most importantly, keep my heart open.feedback

Jeff Bezos - Amazon.com

If we can make access to space low-cost, then entrepreneurs will be unleashed. You will see creativity, you will see dynamism, you will see the same thing in space that I've witnessed on the internet in the last 20 years. It's a mistake to race to a deadline when you're talking about a flying vehicle, especially one that you're going to put people on. I still think we can do commercial paying passengers in 2018.feedback

Bill Gurley

Evan, as we've watched him evolve, was also one of the first people to exploit AR. Those features were in the phone for like two or three years ... no one did it. Evan did it. Which is pretty genius.feedback

Bill Gurley

It was fairly early – I think it was a single warehouse. I remember because Scott Cook and I did a presentation on why the employees should not watch the stock price everyday, at Jeff's request. I would say of all the people I know, he's certainly the most strategic thinker I've ever met. When we first stumbled upon this opportunity years ago, there was a lot of noise that suggested the company was all about sexting. When we spent more time with Evan, he had a very passionate view that social media, as it was defined at that moment, was intrusive.feedback

Jeff Bezos - Amazon.com

If we can make access to space low-cost, then entrepreneurs will be unleashed. You will see creativity, you will see dynamism, you will see the same thing in space that I've witnessed on the internet in the last 20 years. My singular focus is people in space. I want humans in space. And when you build something that has a high fixed cost, like New Glenn, to make the business model close, you have to use it for other things.feedback

Roberto Cabral

In the universe of illegal activities in Amazonia, there's deforestation, gold prospecting, bush meat hunting, clandestine logging and animal smuggling. We wanted to combat these dealings with brains as well as boots on the ground.feedback

Martins Araújo

I saw their helicopter land in a clearing, like a scene out of some Hollywood movie.feedback

Maurício Brichta

You have to see the Amazon from above to get a sense of how much of it has already been devastated.feedback

Joel Norton

Quite often you go to a retail store and they don't have what you want, so I think that's where Amazon is really able to raise the game, not just for retailers, but also a lot of other categories as well. We're still, in many businesses, still looking at sort of aggregated or summarized data. I think what Amazon's done extremely well from day one is around understanding the customers.feedback

Joel Norton

I think one of the challenges is that a lot of online brands, their online sales is only sort of 5 to 7 percent of their total sales, so they look at that thinking, I'm not going to get a great return on investment by improving my online sales.feedback

Joel Norton

Forty-three percent of all online sales in the U.S. is through Amazon and they sell more clothing than all the other retailers combined in the U.S. I expect they're going to have a similar impact when they come into Australia, not just in retail, but also in other categories as well. Australians are spending something like $500 to $700 million on Amazon in the U.S., so we're already a big user of Amazon.feedback

Jeff Bezos - Amazon.com

This is all about reusability. Reusability is the key to getting millions of people living and working in space. It has to real operational reusability. It can't be just theoretical reusability.feedback

Jeff Bezos - Amazon.com

I always remind the team is that we are not racing. We are going to test it. We will put humans on this when it is ready and not a second sooner...It's a mistake to race to a deadline when you're talking about a flying vehicle, especially one you're going to put people on. The whole space industry is too small. The reason is, we don't fly very often. If airplane flights cost the same as in 1940, that would also be a small industry today….we need to get there.feedback

Jeff Bezos - Amazon.com

Of course, we'll be just as competitive. But how do you compete? When people say that an entrant is disruptive in an industry, what they really mean is that customers are adopting that new way. At Amazon we've had a lot of inventions that we were very excited about and customers didn't care at all. And believe me, those inventions were not disruptive in any way. The only thing that's disruptive is customer adoption. If you can invent a better way, and customers believe that's a better way, then they will use it. And that's what we're trying to do at Blue Origin.feedback

Jeff Bezos - Amazon.com

My business model right now for Blue Origin is that I sell about $1 billion a year of Amazon stock and I use it to invest in Blue Origin. It's very important that Blue Origin stand on its own feet and be a profitable, sustainable enterprise. That's how real progress gets made. My singular focus is to have people in space. To make that model work, we have to do other things, so satellite customers will cover some of the costs in the early innings. The demand for this will be up to the customers. I have thrown plenty of parties that no one came to, but I don't think that will be case.feedback

Neal Pilson

People " at home will still watch on a broadcast network. I don't see an OTT platform taking away a package from television.feedback

Ken Cassar - Slice Intelligence

Amazon's new private label brands will need time to develop that familiarity. Still, competitive apparel brands...should keep a close eye on Amazon.feedback

Colin Sebastian

Amazon continues to invest aggressively in its video portfolio, and we would expect additional live content partnerships to be announced in the year ahead.feedback

Denis Grisak

That was an overreaction on my part to a customer's rude behavior in the community board. The connection is now restored, though I doubt the customer will be interested in completing his installation. Some legal stuff is still on the to-do list. I made a promise to customers and I'll do everything in my power to ensure the service survives this episode. I deserved the beating; the customers did not.feedback

Thomas B. Pahl

This case demonstrates what should be a bedrock principle for all companies – you must get customers' consent before you charge them. Consumers affected by Amazon's practices can now be compensated for charges they didn't expect or authorize.feedback

Jeff Blackburn

We're focused on bringing our customers what they want to watch. Prime members want the NFL. For us, this is about starting to bring live sports to our Prime members all around the world.feedback

Louis Navellier

That's Ulta Beauty. Their average customer is in their early 20s. Obviously they sell makeup. That's one of those things that's really hard to buy online.feedback

Louis Navellier

We like Packaging Corp. of America. PKG. Nice little dividend yield. Very smooth, steady sales and earnings growth. They are benefiting immensely from online sales.feedback