Amazon has acquired 82 organizations. Their most recent acquisition was eero on February 11, 2019

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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eero
acquired by Amazon

on February 11, 2019 Announced
IoT
$97m

Dispatch
acquired by Amazon

on February 7, 2019
Artificial Intelligence
Undisclosed

CloudEndure
acquired by Amazon

on January 8, 2019 Announced
Cloud Computing
$200M

PillPack
acquired by Amazon

on June 28, 2018
Health Care
$1bn

Ring
acquired by Amazon

on April 12, 2018
Security
$1bn

GameSparks
acquired by Amazon

on March 5, 2018
E-Commerce
$10M

Blink
acquired by Amazon

on December 22, 2017
Security
Undisclosed

Immedia
acquired by Amazon

on December 7, 2017
Semiconductor
Undisclosed

Body Labs
acquired by Amazon

on October 3, 2017
Virtual Reality
$50m

Graphiq
acquired by Amazon

on July 7, 2017
Artificial Intelligence
Undisclosed

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

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