[Cameron Kaine, for *Seeking Alpha*, posted yesterday](http://seekingalpha.com/article/325282-amazon-determined-to-continue-its-assault-on-apple):
>With many investors (including yours truly) ready to proclaim retail and technology giant Amazon (AMZN) as the No. 1 contender to Apple (AAPL), this makes its upcoming earnings announcement on Tuesday all the more interesting.
>It was an instant success and was termed the “iPad killer” – much to the dismay of Apple investors.
[Today, Stu Woo and John Letzing for the *Wall Street Journal* reports](http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970204740904577195371567545142.html):
>The Seattle-based e-commerce giant on Tuesday reported fourth-quarter revenue of $17.43 billion, up 35% from a year earlier. But profit plunged 57% to $177 million as the company continued to spend on warehouses, technology and its Kindle electronic devices. Amazon’s operating expenses rose 38% in the quarter from a year earlier, exceeding its 35% revenue increase.
Sounds like Amazon is really challenging Apple’s top spot…