More Interesting Amazon Stats –


Amazon’s basic stats:
– $34.2 billion in revenue in 2010 vs. $24.5 billion in 2009
– 55% of sales in 2010 were from North America vs. 52% in 2009
– 46% growth rate of sales in North America up from 26% in 2009 (Zappos acquisition also helped a lot)
– 43% of global sales were media – first time media was less than 50%
– 121 million customers worldwide (estimate quoted in Businessweek) – only?

Amazon has doubled its share of online sales in many categories – 26.8% share of power tool accessories in 2010 vs. 12.4% share
in 2005 (according to TraQline)
– 35% share of kitchen electrics in 2010 vs. 17% in 2005
– 36.7% share of portable power tools in 2010 vs. 21.8% in 2005

So how many Kindles are out there?  This one remains a mystery….

Amazon cloud Drive Announced….

Amazon on Tuesday launched cloud Drive and Cloud Player for Web and Android—
3 Services that allow you to store music in a repository and play on the Web and smartphones.
Among the key points:
  • You can upload your library.
  • Anyone that bought an Amazon MP3 can get 20GB for free.
  • Mac and PC compatible.
  • On Android, the Cloud Player is an update to the Amazon MP3 app.
  • Everyone starts with 5GB of Cloud Drive storage.
  • Cloud Drive uses Amazon Web Services S3.
  • Plans start at 20GB for $20 a year and basically run $1 a year per GB.

With the move Amazon gets the jump on other services that are likely from Apple and Google.  The Cloud Drive is very easy to use. It’s essentially the consumerization of Amazon Web Services..

More details at:

An Academy Tribute to Sophia Loren | Events Presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

For the Movie Buffs out there, this one is for you:

Tribute to Sophia Loren

The remarkable film career of this Oscar-winning Italian actress will be celebrated with a gala evening of film clips and personal remarks from her friends and colleagues, concluding with an intimate onstage conversation with the legendary star.


$5 general admission/$3 Academy members and students with a valid ID.
On sale starting Friday, April 1
Limit 2 tickets per person.

Event Information

When: Wednesday, May 4, 8 p.m.
Samuel Goldwyn Theater
8949 Wilshire Boulevard
Beverly Hills, CA 90211

Full details below:

An Academy Tribute to Sophia Loren | Events Presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

Going to NAB (National Association of Broadcasts) Next Month

Making plans to attend – LAS VEGAS here we come – April 11 – April 14 will you be there?  Will be interesting to see how the economy will impact the show this year.