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Nov. 11 (Bloomberg) -- On today's "The Roundup," Trish Regan, Matt Miller, Julie Hyman and Olivia Sterns wrap up the day’s top market stories on Bloomberg Television's "Street Smart." (Source: Bloomberg)

These are the stories we are tracking ahead of tomorrow's open.

Amazon is teaming up with usually my arch nemesis the united states postal service to offer deliver on sundays.

Which is awesome.

Which means the post office is actually going to be working on sunday?

Delivering on sunday?

Customers in new york and los angeles are going to be able to get the service this week.

No extra charge and rolled out to other cities next year.

I feel like i should just explain that the u.s. postal service delivers so much junk mail to my house, which is my problem with it.

But the postal service is stuck between a rock and a hard place.

On the one hand democrats will stand behind labor unions.

On the other hand republicans don't want them to expand.

The u.s. post office?

You never hear the post master general say they can't cut costs or boost revenue.

Here's a way to boost revenue.

And it's a way for amazon to once again be the leader for customer service on line.

And going into the holiday season, too.


Is that going to make the difference between where you're purchasing something if that's the difference you can get it on sunday?

So why can't everyone do it?

Well, maybe everyone will.

You have to wonder how much they're paying the u.s. postal service.

Mail on sunday.



No junk mail.

For the full year you can get free twoday delivery for free.

At what point is that sustainable?

They're already losing money.

They've got to be losing money.

In my house we are now at the point where we are fedexing ourselves tissue.

It's the easiest way to get them.

Come on.

We'll continue that conversation in the commercial.

Apple getting a little curvey in 2014, according to people familiar with the matter.

Developing two new i phone designs that will have bigger screens as well as sensors that detect different levels of pressure.

The release is planned for the second half of next year.

Making the model's largest i phone.

They released this screen last month.

Apple getting in on the act.

Lg also has the curved funny.

What is the -- curveed phone.

What is the purpose?

I don't care about it until, as john put it earlier today, they make a phone that you can roll up and put in your pocket.

Two years away from now.

You could also look at this as isn't apple again playing catch-up?

Isn't apple supposed to be this major driver of innovation?

Instead they are once again catching up with samsung and lg.

I think -- i don't know.

They didn't create the smart phone.

They didn't create the walkman.

They made these products better.

So the smart phone will have a better curve than that?

I'm not saying it's the curve that's going to be the best part.

I'm saying they tend to do things better.



I'm going to stick with teck because it's the biggest event.

It's the ant valentine's day called single's day in china.

The date 11-11 is supposed to signify empty bratches or bachelors.

Tens of millions of chinese shoppers go on line and purchase presents to celebrate themselves or soothe their single souls.

Ali baba estimates it will sell $5 million of goods today, two and a half times as much as cyber monday.

We saw they already had half a billion dollars of sales in the first 30 minutes.

I'm confused.

What are people buying?

They're buying a boyfriend.

You can bring it home to your parents and say look, don't worry about me.

Can you do that?


i'm pretty sure there have been a few romantic comedies about this exact thing where you rent a boyfriend to go to a wedding.

And it always works out in true love and you end up really marrying that guy.

At least the ones that i saw.

But they're also buying other stuff.

Not just renting boyfriends.

I'm singlele, i'm going to treat myself.

That's good because i'm not in the market for a boyfriend.

More commonly girl friends and boyfriends.

One example was a guy called matthew fan, 27, quite clean-cut looking renting his services for $131 a day.

He says he has a girlfriend who doesn't know about this.

Guys must love this.

To get rented for the day.

I did an interview with a guy who has a dating ap where you bribe a woman to go out with you.

He was putting it an offensive way.

But don't we do that anyway in real life?

Isn't that what dating is?

Some might say.

I'm going to move on.

Transocean has reached a $1.1 billion deal.

Ike on has been pressuring the largest offshore oil rigger for months.

They will offer shareholders a vote on a payout of $3 a share.

The company will also back two of carl's picks for the board of directors.

It's all about him getting his folks on the board.

Because then you can start to influence change in a bigger way.

Or getting a bigger payout.

His wealth has gobe up by $7.5 billion because of the increase of the value of his holdings where he cashed out.

He hasn't been uniformly successful.

There was the case of dell.

There's still the unresolved case of apple.

He just didn't get the outcome that he ideally wanted.

His stock here today is pretty incredible.

He's done incredibly well.

But i'll point out he has been hedging himself very much.

He told me that.

He said i'm so concerned about what's going on in washington, i'm concerned about all this liquidity in the system.

I'm concerned about all this qe.

He said, i can't not take a big hedge position.

So he said for all the success i've had and all the money i'm making, i'm just playing it safe.

Not thing that is i usually think of as going together.

But if i made $7.5 billion this year i would play it safe.

So safe you would never see me.

Caribbean island.

Well, it's not 7.5 billion but there one actor who made 3 million.

The question is what is your time worth?

Matt damon earned $3 million for appearing in this ness presso ad for just 20 seconds.

Alongside his pal george clooney that puts damon's take -- we've got to listen.

-- $150,000 per second.

What they're doing is teasing each other trying to get some alone time to have some coffee and george clooney tips off all the girls that matt damon is inside.

To be fair, your calculation is based on the amount of time he appears in the commercial.

But i'm guessing it took him more than 20 seconds to make the commercial.

It didn't take more than a day.

Maybe two days.

It takes a while.

Frankly, i think matt damon is worth $3 million a day.

Am i wrong on that?

So maybe he could do that sign rent a singles day.

If he were rentable, somebody would be out there with $3 million for sure.

That's your close.

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