Alphabet stocks began trading at just over $1,000 todayImage: Lennihan/AP/REX/Shutterstock What could you buy with $1,000? A new MacBook? A pair of Louboutins? How about one share of Alphabet stock? Alphabet, Google’s parent company, crossed a major threshold Monday by passing $1,000 per share, just six days after Amazon reached the same milestone. SEE ALSO: Google’s plans for their new London HQ are the most epically Google yet It’s nothing to sneeze at; only one other stock on the S&P 500 index (Priceline) has a stock price in the quadruple digits. Alphabet’s stock price has been surging this year, and […]
Jeff Bezo's Amazon is coming, take cover Australia!Image: DAVID RYDER/GETTY IMAGES It’s pretty much Amazon’s world, we’re all just shopping in it. Shares in the ecommerce company hit $1,000 on Tuesday morning, a first for the company that Jeff Bezos started back in 1994. So is $1,000 just a nice, round number? Pretty much, yes. It doesn’t mean all that much. To put the number in context, Amazon shares would be worth $12,000 if the company had not split its shares numerous times (companies do this to keep share prices reasonable). The more interesting number is two: Amazon is now […]
If you've fallen victim to tap-happy kids, there may be some reliefImage: Newscast/REX/Shutterstock If you’ve been the victim of a tap-happy child who goes on a Candy Crush spending spree while you tried to just taste the sweet, sweet relief of a 10 minute nap, there’s more relief in sight. SEE ALSO: Your internet data is absolutely a national security issue The FTC announced on Tuesday that Amazon will begin considering and offering refunds for unauthorized in-app purchases made by kids between November 2011 and May 2016 on Amazon devices.