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Amazon has acquired 73 organizations. Their most recent acquisition was Blink on December 22, 2017

Amazon is an e-commerce site that offers a range of services and products. It was started in 1996 and has three segments i.e. Amazon Web Services, International and North America. The products include content and merchandise that Amazon buys from vendors or third-party sellers. Amazon also manufactures its own electronic devices like tablets, phones, etc. The company has a subsidiary called Whole Foods Market, Inc. that is known for selling organic and healthy food and staples.

Amazon also provides some other services like advertising, credit cards, digital content subscriptions, publishing, fulfillment and database offerings. The main focus of Amazon is on convenience and price. Kindle is another subsidiary of Amazon, which handles the publishing or digital content side.

Amazon was founded in 1996 by Jeff Bezos. The launch of Amazon dates before that, but initially it was known as Cadabra. The company has a total of 541,900 employees and has an annual revenue of $136 billion.

The biggest acquisition made by Amazon was Whole Foods Market. The company bought it for $13.7 Billion. It was a bold move on Amazon’s behalf. As Amazon wanted to reach every corner of every house, buying a grocery market turned out to be one of the smarted decisions. Other than this, Amazon also made some picky decisions and acquired Kiva Systems, Twitch and Zappos for $775 million, $970 million and $1.2 billion respectively. All three of these companies helped Amazon find a new direction.

One of the most influential Amazon acquisitions was of Elemental Technologies. It helped the company strengthen its cloud infrastructure services. Amazon Prime was built around LoveFilm, which was initially known as the “Netflix of Europe”. The largest number of acquisitions made by Amazon was in the year 1999. The first company that amazon acquired was PlanetAll and the most recent company that it bought is Goo Technologies.

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Blink
Acquired by Amazon

on December 22, 2017
Security
Undisclosed

Body Labs
Acquired by Amazon

on October 3, 2017
Virtual Reality
$50m

Souq.com
Acquired by Amazon

on May 27, 2017
E-Commerce
$650m

Harvest.ai
Acquired by Amazon

on January 9, 2017
Cyber Security
$20m

Biba
Acquired by Amazon

on November 23, 2016
Messaging
Undisclosed

Angel.ai
Acquired by Amazon

on September 20, 2016
Machine Learning
Undisclosed

Junglee
Acquired by Amazon

on September 20, 2016
E-Commerce
Undisclosed

Cloud9 IDE
Acquired by Amazon

on July 14, 2016
Cloud Computing
Undisclosed

Orbeus
Acquired by Amazon

on December 1, 2015
Facial Recognition
Undisclosed

Clusterk
Acquired by Amazon

on April 30, 2015
Software
Undisclosed

Amiato
Acquired by Amazon

on April 10, 2015
Service Industry
Undisclosed

Shoefitr
Acquired by Amazon

on April 10, 2015
E-Commerce
Undisclosed

2lemetry
Acquired by Amazon

on March 12, 2015
Cloud Computing
Undisclosed

Annapurna Labs
Acquired by Amazon

on January 22, 2015
Cloud Computing
$370m

Rooftop Media
Acquired by Amazon

on October 27, 2014
Audio
Undisclosed

Twitch
Acquired by Amazon

on August 25, 2014
Video Streaming
$970m

Comixology
Acquired by Amazon

on April 10, 2014
Comics
Undisclosed

Liquavista
Acquired by Amazon

on May 13, 2013
Electronics
Undisclosed

Evi
Acquired by Amazon

on April 17, 2013
Search Engine
$26m

Goodreads
Acquired by Amazon

on March 29, 2013
E-Learning
$150m

UpNext
Acquired by Amazon

on July 2, 2012
3D Tech
Undisclosed

LOVEFiLM
Acquired by Amazon

on June 15, 2012
Digital Entertainment
$2.5m

Avalon Books
Acquired by Amazon

on June 4, 2012
Publishing
Undisclosed

Kiva Systems
Acquired by Amazon

on March 19, 2012
Robotics
$775m

TeachStreet
Acquired by Amazon

on January 31, 2012
Education
Undisclosed

Quorus
Acquired by Amazon

on December 28, 2011
Software
Undisclosed

Yap
Acquired by Amazon

on September 8, 2011
Audio
Undisclosed

Pushbutton
Acquired by Amazon

on July 28, 2011
Digital Entertainment
Undisclosed

Quidsi
Acquired by Amazon

on November 8, 2010
E-Commerce
$545m

BuyVIP
Acquired by Amazon

on October 7, 2010
E-Commerce
Undisclosed

Amie Street
Acquired by Amazon

on September 22, 2010
Music Streaming
Undisclosed

Woot
Acquired by Amazon

on June 30, 2010
E-Commerce
$110m

Touchco
Acquired by Amazon

on February 3, 2010
Hardware
Undisclosed

Zappos
Acquired by Amazon

on July 22, 2009
E-Commerce
$1.2bn

SnapTell
Acquired by Amazon

on June 16, 2009
Advertising
Undisclosed

Stanza
Acquired by Amazon

on April 28, 2009
Information Services
Undisclosed

Lexcycle
Acquired by Amazon

on April 27, 2009
Mobile
Undisclosed

Shelfari
Acquired by Amazon

on August 25, 2008
Social Media
Undisclosed

AbeBooks
Acquired by Amazon

on August 1, 2008
E-Commerce
Undisclosed

Fabric.com
Acquired by Amazon

on June 25, 2008
E-Commerce
Undisclosed

Audible
Acquired by Amazon

on January 31, 2008
Audio
$300m

Without A Box
Acquired by Amazon

on January 18, 2008
Film
Undisclosed

dpreview
Acquired by Amazon

on May 1, 2007
E-Commerce
Undisclosed

TextPayMe
Acquired by Amazon

on October 1, 2006
E-Commerce
Undisclosed

Shopbop
Acquired by Amazon

on February 27, 2006
E-Commerce
Undisclosed

createspace
Acquired by Amazon

on July 11, 2005
Publishing
Undisclosed

CustomFlix
Acquired by Amazon

on July 8, 2005
Distribution
Undisclosed

Mobipocket.com
Acquired by Amazon

on April 21, 2005
Shopping
Undisclosed

BookSurge
Acquired by Amazon

on April 4, 2005
Publishing
Undisclosed

Joyo.com
Acquired by Amazon

on August 19, 2004
E-Commerce
$75m

CDNOW
Acquired by Amazon

on December 4, 2002
E-Commerce
Undisclosed

OurHouse
Acquired by Amazon

on December 1, 2001
Retail
Undisclosed

Leep Technology
Acquired by Amazon

on December 31, 1999
Data Mining
Undisclosed

Accept.Com
Acquired by Amazon

on June 11, 1999
E-Commerce
$101.7m

Alexa
Acquired by Amazon

on May 23, 1999
Digital Marketing
$250m

Exchange.Com
Acquired by Amazon

on April 27, 1999
Marketplace
$645m

LiveBid
Acquired by Amazon

on April 12, 1999
Auctions
Undisclosed

Bookpages
Acquired by Amazon

on October 15, 1998
E-Commerce
Undisclosed

PlanetAll.com
Acquired by Amazon

on August 4, 1998
Internet
Undisclosed

IMDB
Acquired by Amazon

on April 27, 1998
Media
Undisclosed

Telebook
Acquired by Amazon

on April 27, 1998
E-Commerce
Undisclosed

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