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PublicNASDAQ:AMZN
Date5/1997
Raised
Post IPO Valuation$100B

General Information

Websiteamazon.com
Twitter@amazon
CategoryeCommerce
Phone(206) 266-1000
Employees
Founded1994

Offices

Office
1200 12th Ave
S # 1200
Seattle, WA, 98144
USA
Office
Vía de las Dos Castillas 33, Edif. 2 Atica 7. Plta. baja
Madrid, 28224, ESP
Turkey
TUR

People

Founder, President, CEO, & Chairman
SVP, Web Services
SVP, Worldwide Digital Media
SVP, International Consumer Business
SVP, Ecommerce Platform
VP, Website Application Platform
VP & CTO
VP, Digital Music & Video
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Acquisitions

Total$3.33B
Comixology, 4/2014
Double Helix Games, 2/2014
GoPago, 12/2013
Screentech, 5/2013
Liquavista, 5/2013
Goodreads, 3/2013 $150M
Goodreads, 3/2013
IVONA Text-To-Speech, 1/2013
UpNext, 7/2012
LOVEFiLM, 6/2012 $2.5M
Kiva Systems, 3/2012 $775M
TeachStreet, 1/2012
Quorus, 12/2011
Yap, 9/2011
Pushbutton, 7/2011
The Book Depository, 7/2011
Quidsi, 11/2010 $545M
BuyVIP, 10/2010
Amie Street, 9/2010
Woot, 6/2010 $110M
Touchco, 2/2010
Zappos, 7/2009 $1.2B
SnapTell, 6/2009
Lexcycle, 4/2009
Reflexive Entertainment, 10/2008
Reflexive Entertainment, 10/2008
Shelfari, 8/2008
Shelfari, 8/2008
AbeBooks, 8/2008
Fabric.com, 6/2008
Audible, 1/2008 $300M
Without A Box, 1/2008
Brilliance Audio, 5/2007
dpreview, 5/2007
Shopbop, 2/2006
TextPayMe, 2006
CustomFlix, 7/2005
Mobipocket.com, 4/2005
BookSurge, 4/2005
CDNOW, 2003
Accept.Com, 6/1999
Alexa, 5/1999 $250M
Exchange.Com, 4/1999
Bookpages, 10/1998
IMDB, 1998

Investments

Songza 9/2013
Videolicious 8/2013
Videolicious 7/2012
LivingSocial 11/2011
Songza 9/2011
ParAccel 7/2011
Animoto 6/2011
LivingSocial 4/2011
Sonian 12/2010
LivingSocial 12/2010
Cirtas Systems 9/2010
Engine Yard 10/2009
Animoto 6/2009
BookTour 4/2009
Foodista 4/2009
Yieldex 2/2009
Elastra 8/2008
Engine Yard 7/2008
The Talk Market 6/2008
Bill Me Later 12/2007
Amie Street 8/2007
Shelfari 2/2007
Wikia 12/2006
delicious 4/2005

Funding

VENTURE FUNDING
Series A, 7/1995
Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers
$8M

Competitors

Service Providers

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Amazon

Amazon.com is an American international e-commerce company with headquarters in Seattle, Washington, United States. Founded in 1994, it is the world’s largest online retailer.

Jeff Bezos incorporated the company (as Cadabra) in July 1994 and the site went online as Amazon.com in 1995. The company was renamed after the Amazon River, one of the largest rivers in the world, which in turn was named after the Amazons, the legendary nation of female warriors in Greek mythology.

Amazon.com started as an online bookstore but soon diversified into selling DVDs, VHS tapes, CDs, video and MP3 downloads/streaming, software, video games, electronics, apparel, furniture, food, toys and jewelry. The company also produces consumer electronics, notably the Amazon Kindle e-book reader and the Kindle Fire tablet computer. It is also a major provider of cloud computing services.

Amazon also operates retail websites for Sears Canada, bebe Stores, Marks & Spencer, Mothercare, and Lacoste. For a growing number of enterprise clients, currently including the UK merchants Marks & Spencer, Benefit Cosmetics’ UK entity, edeals.com, and Mothercare, Amazon provides a unified multichannel platform where a customer can interact with people via retail websites, standalone in-store terminals, or phone-based customer service agents. Amazon Web Services also powers AOL’s Shop@AOL.

Headquartered in Seattle, Amazon has offices, fulfillment centers, warehouses, customer service centers and software development centers across North America, Latin America, Europe, Africa, and Asia.

Recent Milestones

Videos

Screenshots

Amazon screenshot
Above: Amazon Screenshot -- #1
Uploaded: 5/10/09

Products

A2Z Development
A9.com
Accept.com
Alexa
Alexa Internet
Amazon BookSurge
Amazon Dash
Amazon EBS
Amazon EC2
Amazon Elastic MapReduce
Amazon Fresh
Amazon Kindle
Amazon Kindle 2
Amazon Kindle DX
Amazon Mechanical Turk
Amazon Route 53
Amazon S3
Amazon Seller
Amazon Studios
Amazon Unbox
Amazon Video on Demand
Amazon Web Services
Audible.com
BookSurge
Bookpages
CDNOW
CustomFlix
Exchange.com
Fabric.com
IMDb
Kindle Fire
Kindle Touch
Kindle for iPhone
Lexcycle
Lovefilm
Mobipocket.com
Quidsi
Shopbop
SnapTell
Tastemakers
Touchco
Without A Box
Woot

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Amazon

Sources

  1. Department of Inevitable Acquisitions: Amazon Buys ComiXology (time.com) []
  2. Amazon Acquires Video Gaming Studio Double Helix Games (techcrunch.com) []
  3. Amazon Reportedly Buys Mobile Payments Startup Gopago, Working On An ‘Ambitious’ New Project (techcrunch.com) []
  4. Amazon buys screen tech from Samsung, introduces its own currency (mercurynews.com) []
  5. Amazon acquires Samsung color display unit Liquavista (gigaom.com) []
  6. Amazon Moves Toward Kindle Social Network with Goodreads (blogs.wsj.com) []
  7. Amazon Acquires Social Reading Site Goodreads, Which Gives The Company A Social Advantage Over Apple (techcrunch.com) []
  8. Amazon Gets Into Voice Recognition, Buys Ivona Software To Compete Against Apple’s Siri (techcrunch.com) []
  9. Amazon reportedly acquires UpNext, 3D map wars begin in earnest (engadget.com) []
  10. Amazon acquires LoveFilm, the Netflix of Europe (eu.techcrunch.com) []
  11. Amazon buys Kiva Systems for $775M — prepare for even smarter warehouses (venturebeat.com) []
  12. GeekWire (geekwire.com) []
  13. Amazon acquires the talented team at shopping startup Quorus (venturebeat.com) []
  14. Amazon Has Acquired Yap, the Closest Thing to a Siri Clone It Can Find (allthingsd.com) []
  15. Amazon Buys Lovefilm’s IPTV App Designer Pushbutton (paidcontent.org) []
  16. Amazon Acquires UK-Based Online Book Retailer The Book Depository For International Expansion (techcrunch.com) []
  17. Confirmed: Amazon Spends $545 Million On Diapers.com Parent Quidsi (techcrunch.com) []
  18. Amazon Acquires European Fashion Site BuyVIP.com (ecommercebytes.com) []
  19. Amazon Acquires Amie Street, But Not In A Good Way (techcrunch.com) []
  20. Woot’s Deal Of The Day: Woot! — Amazon Buys It. Price? $110 Million (techcrunch.com) []
  21. Amazon Said to Buy Touch Start-Up (nytimes.com) []
  22. TechCrunch: Amazon Buys Zappos (techcrunch.com) []
  23. Image Recognition Startup SnapTell Acquired by Amazon Subsidiary A9.com (techcrunch.com) []
  24. Amazon Acquires Lexcycle (pcworld.com) []
  25. Amazon Buys Casual Games Distributor Reflexive Entertainment (dmwmedia.com) []
  26. Amazon Snaps Up Video Game Provider Reflexive (techcrunch.com) []
  27. Amazon Acquires Shelfari: Moves To Corner Book-Centric Social Networks (techcrunch.com) []
  28. Amazon Acquires Shelfari: Moves To Corner Book-Centric Social Networks (techcrunch.com) []
  29. Amazon To Acquire AbeBooks, And With It A Stake In LibraryThing (techcrunch.com) []
  30. Amazon Gets Some New Threads, Acquires Fabric.com (techcrunch.com) []
  31. Amazon Strengthens Its Digital Hand With $300 Million Purchase of Audible (techcrunch.com) []
  32. Amazon Unit Buys Without A Box (emii.com) []
  33. Amazon.com Buys Brilliance Audio (encyclopedia.com) []
  34. Citation Needed []
  35. Amazon acquires Madison-based Shopbop (wistechnology.com) []
  36. Amazon Payments (infosources.org) []
  37. Amazon Acquires CustomFlix (hackingnetflix.com) []
  38. Amazon.com Acquires Mobipocket (drmwatch.com) []
  39. Amazon Buys On Demand Player BookSurge (internetnews.com) []
  40. Cap Funding Report []
  41. Amazon's Accept.Com Deal Cost About $101.7 Million (community.seattletimes.nwsource.com) []
  42. Amazon spends $250M for Alexa Internet (sanfrancisco.bizjournals.com) []
  43. Amazon.Com Acquires Exchange.Com (multivu.prnewswire.com) []
  44. LEADING INTERNET BOOKSELLER AMAZON.COM ACQUIRES U.K.-BASED INTERNET BOOKSTORE BOOKPAGES LTD. (prnewswire.co.uk) []
  45. Citation Needed []
  46. Songza Raises $4.7 Million Funding Round To Develop Advertising You May Actually Enjoy (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  47. Videolicious Raises $2.25 Million From Washington Post Company, Amazon.com, And The Knight Foundation (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  48. Videolicious Relaunches Its App For Mobile Video Editing, Raises $1.4 Million From Amazon And Others (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  49. TechCrunch (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  50. Songza.com Closes Financing Round (finsmes.com) [edit]
  51. ParAccel Receives Additional Investment from Amazon.com (finsmes.com) [edit]
  52. Animoto In It To Win It, Takes $25 Million In Third Venture Round (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  53. LivingSocial Files To Authorize Up To $565M In Series E [Update: And Raises $400M] (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  54. Cloud Archiving Startup Sonian Raises $9 Million From Amazon, Webroot And Others (techcrunchit.com) [edit]
  55. LivingSocial Confirms $175 Million Amazon Investment (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  56. Cirtas Completes $10 Million Series A (cirtas.com) [edit]
  57. Engine Yard Website (engineyard.com) [edit]
  58. Animoto Is Already Cash-Flow Positive, Raises Another Round To Go To 11 (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  59. BookTour Raises $350,000 From Amazon (paidcontent.org) [edit]
  60. TechCrunch (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  61. Amazon Invests In Online Ad Optimization Firm Yieldex (paidcontent.org) [edit]
  62. ELASTRA Closes $12 Million In Series B Financing (elastra.com) [edit]
  63. Engine Yard takes $15mill Series B Round from NEA, Amazon and Benchmark (brainspl.at) [edit]
  64. Paid Content (paidcontent.org) [edit]
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  69. Profile: Del.icio.us (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  70. Inside the Silicon Valley Money Machine KLEINER PERKINS FUNDED AOL, AMAZON, SUN, AND NETSCAPE. HERE'S HOW TECH'S MOST POWERFUL FINANCIERS WORK, PLUS THE SECRETS THEY DON'T WANT YOU TO KNOW. (money.cnn.com) []
  71. How Many Kindle Books Has Amazon Sold? About 22 Million This Year (businessinsider.com) []
    Amazon ups investment in China online shopping site (uk.reuters.com) []
    Amazon Throws LivingSocial A Big Bone With $10 Discount (techcrunch.com) []
    Amazon’s Market Cap Passes $100 Billion (techcrunch.com) []
    Amazon Invests In Turkish E-Commerce Startup Ciceksepeti (techcrunch.com) []
    Amazon To Invest $270 Million In New Distribution Centers In Virginia, Tennessee (techcrunch.com) []
    Amazon Publishing Acquires Avalon Books (freshnews.com) []
    Amazon Wants To Do Good With Its Goods, Launches ‘AmazonSmile’ Charity Donation Program (techcrunch.com) []
    Amazon Debuts An Official Mobile App For Amazon Sellers (techcrunch.com) []

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