Colin Sebastian

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Name: Colin Sebastian
First reported 18 hours ago - Updated 4 hours ago - 2 reports

Investors may balk, but Amazon plans to boost cloud spending [The Seattle Times :: ]

Sept. 16--Investors sent Amazon.comTurns out, the profit pressure from Amazon Web Services, or AWS, won't likely taper any time soon. Amazon is in the final stages of winning tax breaks and local government approval to build a $1.1 billion data center ... [Published BusinessWeek - 14 hours ago]
First reported Sep 10 2014 - Updated Sep 11 2014 - 1 reports

'Destiny' biggest new gane franchise ever

The sales, which equate to roughly 9 million copies sold, were even higher than most analysts had forecast, which bodes well for the long-term strength of the game. It bodes even better for Activision and Bungie, the developer of the game."Day one reported ... [Published CNBC - Sep 10 2014]
First reported Sep 10 2014 - Updated Sep 10 2014 - 1 reports

'Destiny' lifts off, already halfway to $1 billion mark

Destiny may be destined to be a blockbuster.Publisher Activision Blizzard says that on Tuesday -- the first day the new game from Halo originators Bungie was available -- it sold more than $500 million of the game to stores.That epic number puts the new ... [Published USA Today - Sep 10 2014]
First reported Sep 09 2014 - Updated Sep 10 2014 - 1 reports

Baird: ApplePay A “Competitive Risk” For PayPal

As noted earlier, investors were selling eBay (EBAY) on concerns that Apple’s (AAPL) new payment system would be a direct competitor to PayPal. Robert W. Baird’s Colin Sebastian and Benjamin Gaither think that’s precisely the case.  In a note out this ... [Published WSJ.com: Tech Trader Daily - Sep 09 2014]
Entities: PayPal, Risk, eBay Inc
First reported Sep 08 2014 - Updated Sep 09 2014 - 1 reports

'Halo' creators launch new franchise

Analysts are bullish on "Destiny." Michael Pachter of Wedbush Securities said he expects the game to sell 12 million copies overall—with Activision shipping 6 million to its retail partner this month alone. Baird Equity Research's Colin Sebastian says ... [Published CNBC - Sep 08 2014]
First reported Sep 04 2014 - Updated Sep 04 2014 - 2 reports

Apple’s Mobile Payment Service Could Pose Threat To PayPal, According To Analyst

According to the rumors, Apple is apparently working on a mobile payment service of their own that could debut on the 9th of September alongside the iPhone 6 . This is widely believed to be the case as there have been evidence to suggest that the inclusion ... [Published UberGizmo - Sep 04 2014]
First reported Sep 03 2014 - Updated Sep 03 2014 - 1 reports

Apple is the mobile-payments elephant in the room

By Benjamin Pimentel, MarketWatchSAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) -- Apple Inc. is the elephant in the room when it comes to the mobile payments market, where it could potentially become a major player and a serious threat to PayPal and eBay, an analyst said ... [Published Morningstar.com - Sep 03 2014]
First reported Aug 26 2014 - Updated Aug 27 2014 - 1 reports

Amazon's Twitch Offers Original C...

Amazoncontinues to become an increasingly powerful marketplace as it builds out an advertising platform and home for original content through Twitch -- but it's the possibilities for online videoadvertising market that stir one Wall Street analyst.Twitch's ... [Published Media Post - Aug 26 2014]
First reported Aug 21 2014 - Updated Aug 21 2014 - 1 reports

Amazon's Shanghai FTZ platform to tap China for growth

E-commerce giant Amazon.com Inc is gearing up to cash in on the massive purchasing power of Chinese customers with a planned foray into the Shanghai Pilot Free Trade Zone (FTZ).There is "a lot of demand at the higher end of the market" in China for goods ... [Published CHINAdaily - Aug 21 2014]
First reported Aug 20 2014 - Updated Aug 21 2014 - 1 reports

Baird Says Reported Shutterfly Offer Is 15% Too Low

Shutterfly (NASDAQ: SFLY) is unlikely to consider a reported $2 billion bid from private equity firm Hellman & Friedman, according to an analyst.Other private investors are also interested in the Internet-based photo services company, according to a report ... [Published Benzinga.com - Aug 20 2014]
First reported Aug 20 2014 - Updated Aug 21 2014 - 1 reports

Digital photo company Shutterfly said to draw bids from Hellman, Bain Capital

Hellman & Friedman LLC is among private equity firms that submitted bids to acquire Shutterfly Inc., the online digital photo storage and printing company, people with knowledge of the matter said. Other buyout funds including Bain Capital LLC are also ... [Published Financial Post | Business » FP Tech Desk - Aug 20 2014]
First reported Aug 21 2014 - Updated Aug 21 2014 - 1 reports

Cupertino gets ultra-fast Internet from AT

INTERNET Cupertino gets AT&T fast NetAT&T is expanding its GigaPower service to Cupertino, bringing the ultrafast Internet service into rival Google's back yard, the company said Wednesday.Cupertino will become the first city west of the Rockies with ... [Published San Francisco Chronicle - Aug 21 2014]

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"amazon is the early leader in the market, and they clearly want to defend their position" said Colin Sebastian, an analyst at Robert W Baird & Co
...terms of strengthening the games platform, but also extending the company more into the realms of cloud and mobile," Barid's Colin Sebastian said. "clearly, minecraft is not at the steepest point of its growth trajectory, but as an online service there is the potential for minecraft to be successful for years to come."
"day one reported revenues are roughly equivalent to the company's costs in building the game, and thus follow-on sales will occur at higher incremental margins" RW Baird analyst Colin Sebastian said

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Investors may balk, but Amazon plans to boost c... [Published BusinessWeek - 14 hours ago]
Microsoft Minecraft Deal Makes a Lot of Sense, ... [Published Softpedia - 15 hours ago]
Investors may balk, but Amazon plans to boost c... [Published Seattle Times - 18 hours ago]
Analysts positive on Microsoft-Mojang deal [Published GamesIndustry.biz - Sep 15 2014]
'Destiny' biggest new gane franchise ever [Published CNBC - Sep 10 2014]
'Destiny' lifts off, already halfway to $1 bill... [Published USA Today - Sep 10 2014]
Baird: ApplePay A “Competitive Risk” For PayPal [Published WSJ.com: Tech Trader Daily - Sep 09 2014]
Apple iWallet Expected, But PayPal Has Big News... [Published Ecommercebytes.com - Sep 09 2014]
'Halo' creators launch new franchise [Published CNBC - Sep 08 2014]
Amazon Fire Phone Isn't Going to Succeed With T... [Published Motley Fool - Sep 08 2014]
Credit Cards Challenge PayPal in Apple Mobile P... [Published The Guardian Express - Sep 08 2014]
Apple’s Mobile Payment Service Could Pose Threa... [Published UberGizmo - Sep 04 2014]
Apple Inc's rumored iPhone 6 mobile payment sys... [Published Apple Insider - Sep 04 2014]
Apple is the mobile-payments elephant in the room [Published Morningstar.com - Sep 03 2014]
Amazon's Twitch Offers Original C... [Published Media Post - Aug 26 2014]
Amazon’s Twitch acquisition is about beating Go... [Published Venturebeat - Aug 26 2014]
Amazon's Shanghai FTZ platform to tap China for... [Published CHINAdaily - Aug 21 2014]
Cupertino gets ultra-fast Internet from AT [Published San Francisco Chronicle - Aug 21 2014]
Baird Says Reported Shutterfly Offer Is 15% Too... [Published Benzinga.com - Aug 20 2014]
Digital photo company Shutterfly said to draw b... [Published Financial Post | Business » FP Tech Desk - Aug 20 2014]
Amazon Unveils $10 Credit-Card Reader, Mobile A... [Published Auto World News - Aug 14 2014]
Amazon’s new California warehouse fulfills its ... [Published InternetRetailer.com - Aug 14 2014]
Amazon introduces credit card reader in push to... [Published Brisbane Times - Aug 14 2014]
Amazon Undercuts Rivals with New Credit Card Re... [Published Ecommercebytes.com - Aug 14 2014]
UPDATE 1-Amazon.com takes on PayPal, Square wit... [Published Reuters - Aug 13 2014]
Amazon opens first of expected 15 ‘sortation’ c... [Published Buffalo News - Aug 10 2014]
Video: What's in Zynga's pipeline? [Published NBCNews.com - Aug 08 2014]
The Fire Phone will flop, but that may be OK [Published Daily Mobile - Aug 06 2014]
Amazon can’t use stall tactics to hide its clou... [Published Venturebeat - Jul 22 2014]
Amazon Marketplace Grows, Taking Small Business... [Published The Street Latest - Jul 16 2014]
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Baird: ApplePay A “Competitive Risk” For PayPal [Published WSJ.com: Tech Trader Daily - Sep 09 2014]
As noted earlier, investors were selling eBay (EBAY) on concerns that Apple’s (AAPL) new payment system would be a direct competitor to PayPal. Robert W. Baird’s Colin Sebastian and Benjamin Gaither think that’s precisely the case.  In a note out this ...
Digital photo company Shutterfly said to draw b... [Published Financial Post | Business » FP Tech Desk - Aug 20 2014]
Hellman & Friedman LLC is among private equity firms that submitted bids to acquire Shutterfly Inc., the online digital photo storage and printing company, people with knowledge of the matter said. Other buyout funds including Bain Capital LLC are also ...
The Fire Phone will flop, but that may be OK [Published Daily Mobile - Aug 06 2014]
According to a new survey the Amazon Fire Phone is going to be a monumental flop and early sales since its launch have been very poor. A few handsets have attempted to catch onto a phenomenon or jump on a gimmick over the years and have failed. ...
Amazon can’t use stall tactics to hide its clou... [Published Venturebeat - Jul 22 2014]
Image Credit: zinger/Flickr For years, market-leading public cloud Amazon Web Services (AWS) has hidden in the shadows of Amazon.com’s quarterly earnings statements. But that could change. Amazon might have to open up about the profitability of its ...
GameStop CEO Paul Raines: ‘You Won’t See Us Inv... [Published TIME.com - Jul 09 2014]
Games retail behemoth GameStop stirred the waters this week when an investor note from R.W. Baird analyst Colin Sebastian revealed the company was considering funding game development in trade for exclusive content through its retail ecosystem. The presumption ...
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