Health records, utilities, payment processing systems, streaming platforms and thousands of other consumer and commercial use cases will either be migrated to the cloud or will continue to scale on the cloud. This activity will continue to drive cloud revenue growth for decades to come. AWS, Azure and Google Cloud are well-positioned to become three … Continue reading It’s Early Days for Cloud Platforms AWS, Azure and Google Cloud
TPG is considering an IPO or a SPAC listing. Read more HERE. Meanwhile, Amazon pushes back on the FTC and its new Chair Lina Khan. Read more HERE. https://soundcloud.com/ceorater
Tickers mentioned: Alphabet (GOOG), Amazon (AMZN), Apple (AAPL), Facebook (FB), Microsoft (MSFT) In May we wrote about Amazon potentially acquiring MGM. That deal was subsequently announced and will be reviewed by the FTC (per the WSJ) under new FTC Chair Lina Khan. We recently mentioned Ms. Khan as being tough on Big Tech. The FTC's … Continue reading Big Tech Firms Will Find It More Difficult To Execute M&A
TEK2day's platform has enjoyed more traffic from organic searches (not Ads nor referrals) over the past several years per the below table. Google searches have accounted for 41.5% of all TEK2day traffic year-to-date, down from 45.5% in all of 2020. The table below highlights Bing (tkr: MSFT), Baidu (tkr: BIDU) and duckduckgo (private) as they … Continue reading Is Google’s Search Engine Losing Share to Baidu, Bing & Others?
One of the big macro themes that I am long-term bullish on is availability of clean drinking water, especially as the global population continues to grow. Water technology companies that have the ability to treat and deliver water at the local level become increasingly strategic and valuable when one considers global population growth (Africa, India … Continue reading Food for Thought: WaterTech
Our view is that the U.S. Government will eventually become the largest customer for all three major cloud platform providers (AWS, Azure, GCP). Without a public-private partnership, the U.S. will fall behind China in the race for all things AI. What are some of the near-term military use cases related to AI? I spoke at … Continue reading Military Applications Will Drive AWS, Azure and Google Cloud Growth for Decades
Make no mistake, Biden's $2.3 Trillion "infrastructure" spending program and $1.8 Trillion "American Families" spending program will pass Congress. That's bad news for Americans and small business and good news for Amazon (AMZN) and Walmart (WMT). **Purchase our Amazon Kindle book "Stagflation Is Imminent": HERE First: we would not be having this conversation if the Federal … Continue reading A Tale of Two Cities
Amazon has likely done the math and concluded that acquiring a proven film library (MGM owns the rights to the Bond franchise) has a superior risk reward as compared to building a content library from scratch. It remains to be seen how competitive such a prospective deal would be as Disney Executive Chairman Bob Iger … Continue reading Amazon & MGM? Bezos & Bond?
PayPal recently announced that it is moving core applications to Google Cloud. The PayPal Google Cloud relationship is not new (read more here). However, what is interesting to us is that Bill Ready (Google Commerce leader having joined Google in January 2020) is PayPal's former COO. Further, Google Commerce could use a boost in its … Continue reading PayPal’s Google Cloud Relationship Could Foreshadow A Future Deal
We expect Amazon Pharmacy to take market share by providing consumers with price comparison capability, health information and related health services. We have noticed an uptick in Amazon Pharmacy YouTube Ads this week. The Amazon Pharmacy business unit is led by PillPack (Amazon acquired PillPack in 2018 for approximately $1 billion), co-founder T.J. Parker. In … Continue reading Amazon Pharmacy Is Ramping Up Its Marketing Effort