Is Amazon's Set-Top Box Arriving Too Late to the Party?

Before you go, we thought you'd like these...
Before you go close icon

Retail giant Amazon is sitting close to all-time highs after reporting its third-quarter results. Investors cheered Amazon meeting bottom-line expectations of a $0.09 loss, but providing a healthy revenue beat by reporting $17.09 billion.

However, investors continue to shrug off delays of Amazon's set-top box dubbed Fire Tube. Do these delays signal a greater trend? Is Peter Lynch's theory of deworsification applicable here?

Amazon uses a forked version of Google's Android operating system--Fire OS. Also, it is reported that Amazon will allow third-party apps available on Fire OS. What does the mean to the existing market, including Google's own Chromecast and Apple TV? Can Amazon disrupt this market like they disrupted retail? What do investors of Amazon, Google, and Apple need to know?

In this segment of Tech Teardown, Erin Kennedy discusses Amazon's Fire Tube delays with Jamal Carnette and Evan Niu, CFA.

Another smart tech play
Our top technology analyst recently infiltrated one of Wall Street's most exclusive gatherings... and left with three incredible investment opportunities, straight from the CEOs. These are profit-building strategies Main Street isn't meant to hear about -- so you must act now before someone shuts us up. Click if you want "industry insider" earnings -- NOW!

The article Is Amazon's Set-Top Box Arriving Too Late to the Party? originally appeared on

Erin Kennedy owns shares of Apple. Evan Niu, CFA, owns shares of Apple. Jamal Carnette owns shares of Apple. The Motley Fool recommends, Apple, and Google. The Motley Fool owns shares of, Apple, and Google. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days. We Fools may not all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.

Copyright © 1995 - 2013 The Motley Fool, LLC. All rights reserved. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.

Read Full Story

Sign up for Finance Report by AOL and get everything from business news to personal finance tips delivered directly to your inbox daily!

Subscribe to our other newsletters

Emails may offer personalized content or ads. Learn more. You may unsubscribe any time.

People are Reading