Purdy said Amazon's market clout
, large customer base and willingness to sell devices at low profit margins gives the company an opportunity to get a foothold in this key segment.
"By becoming part of BB&T Insurance, not only will our clients enjoy the benefit of market clout
, added services and a relationship with the sixth-largest insurance broker in the United States and the world; they will continue to be taken care of by the same people they've trusted for years."
Government regulators, along with President Obama and some experts in the fields of telecommunications, believe that leaving the Internet alone -- and in the hands of private-sector entrepreneurs and academics -- could lead to a divided information highway, one where big players with market clout
get faster service, while start-ups and information have-nots get hours of hourglasses in wait time and lost opportunities.
regulators are unlikely to launch their own investigation into Apple's industry practices because of a different regulatory approach, and also recognition that the company's own market clout
It's gotten to the point where MVPDs, which for years stood shoulder-to-shoulder with sports channel owners to resist calls from regulators and subscribers to offer TV service a la carte, are now supporting the idea of selling channels individually as a way to enlist government help in uncoupling nets that market clout
has turned into must-carries.
The case, in which Apple is demanding USD 2.5 billion in compensation, is deemed more crucial in the wrangling between the two companies in terms of the money and market clout
Hitting back, CPC head Loukia Christodoulou accused the cattle farmers of seeking to create a problem out of nothing in a bid to use their market clout
to put a chokehold on the watchdog.
It has used its market clout
to boost global phosphate prices, OCP officials and foreign traders said.
"New data presented by the AMA demonstrates the degree of anti-competitive market clout
that some health insurers have gained through mergers and acquisitions," AMA President Peter Carmel said in a news release.
Because this has never been done on such an immense scale, it remains to be seen whether they will have the network adequacy or the market clout
to be successful.
This creates a smorgasbord of possibilities for private-equity investors to acquire, combine and restructure companies to improve economies of scale, increase market clout
and eliminate competition.
ASTON VILLA boss Martin O'Neill is in the dark about his transfer market clout
- and worried owner Randy Lerner has been affected by the credit crunch.