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Pacer ETFs President Sean O'Hara joined Kevin Kelly from Benchmark and Maria Bartiromo on the "Mornings with Maria" panel to discuss the opportunities in retail and data center real estate. The discussion focuses on how retail real estate (RTL) and data centers (SRVR) will benefit from 16% year over year growth in e-Commerce and the recent Supreme Court ruling on how states can mandate taxation of e-commerce sales.
International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) CEO Tom McGee joined Kevin Kelly and Maria Bartiromo on the "Mornings with Maria" panel to discuss the Supreme Court's online sales tax ruling and the state of retail.
Kevin Kelly, managing partner at Benchmark, discusses markets and his options trade for Alibaba (BABA) with Julie Hyman on Bloomberg TV. Alibaba held its Cloud Computing Conference in Shanghai. Like Amazon, Alibaba is primarily an e-commerce company. Its cloud computing business grew out of the IT infrastructure it built to support its online retailing business. AliCloud will come to represent a bigger portion of the company's overall revenue.
Kevin Kelly, managing partner at Benchmark, discusses markets and his options trade for Equinix with Julie Hyman on "Bloomberg Markets" TV. He believes the ongoing adoption of hybrid-cloud network architectures and shift to digital services will continue to drive market expansion and higher revenue for Equinix. EQIX has brought on Amazon.com, Microsoft, Google, SoftLayer and other infrastructure providers, as well as Software-as-a-Service companies.
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