Address: Seattle, WA
Jeff Bezos, CEO
Founded in 1995, Amazon.com began as an on-line book seller. The company has since expanded, offering a wide range of retail products including music, DVDs and videos, software, consumer electronics, video games, toys, home furnishings, and more.
In 2007, Amazon launchhed Kindle, its electronic book reader. In 2009, it launched Kindle 2.0. The company is trying to repeat Apple's remarkable success with its elegant iPod digital music player and iTunes, its music store.
Amazon also provides services for developers via Amazon Web Services, which offers access to technology infrastructure to enable digital businesses.
Amazon acquires Twitch (streaming for gamers)
Amazon acquires Amie Street (online music service)
Amazon acquires Buy Vip (European e-commerce)
Amazon acquires Cirtas Systems (cloud storage)
Amazon acquires ComiXology (comic book app)
Amazon acquires Double Helix Games (game developer)
Amazon acquires Kiva (fulfillment robotics)
Amazon acquires Woot (internet retailing)
Amazon buys Lexcycle (e-book applications)
Amazon buys SnapTell (commerical image recognition)
Amazon invests in Yieldex (online advertising management)
Amazon to acquire Zappos (online shoes and apparel)
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