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Amazon.com, Inc. (stock symbol: AMZN) completed its initial public offering on May 15, 1997, when it raised gross proceeds of $54 million through the sale of 3,000,000 shares of common stock at $18.00 per share, which gave the company a valuation of approximately $440 million. The shares have since been split three times: 2 for 1 on June 2, 1998; 3 for 1 on January 5, 1999; and 2 for 1 on September 2, 1999. The split-adjusted price of the IPO shares is $1.50.

Since its inception, Amazon has become the world's preeminent and innovative e-commerce retailer. Starting out as an online seller of books, Amazon Marketplace has expanded its product offerings and now accounts for 5% of all retail spending in the United States. According to Slice Intelligence, it captured 43% of all dollars spent online in 2016. It sells private-label goods, merchandise purchased for resale from a wide variety of vendors, as well as merchandise sold on behalf of third-party sellers. Amazon’s e-book reader, the Kindle, dominates the e-reader market. It sells the books of third-party publishers, as well as books acquired and published under the Amazon imprint. Kindle Direct Publishing is an online platform that allows independent authors and publishers to make their books available in the Kindle Store.

Amazon has invested heavily in its logistics and distribution network. It owns a fleet of airplanes and has set the standard for utilizing robotics in its warehouses. It is a pioneer in the development of drones that it plans to use for direct deliveries to its customers.

Amazon Prime is a paid subscription service ($99 per year) that gives Amazon customers access to free two-day shipping, as well as access to unlimited streaming of Amazon’s libraries of movies, television episodes and music; and other services.

It has become the leader in the cloud computing marketplace through its Amazon Web Services (AWS) division. According to the Synergy Research Group, AWS has a 45% share of the public cloud infrastructure market — more than Microsoft, Google, IBM combined

Amazon Echo is a smart speaker that connects to a voice-controlled intelligent personal assistant service Alexa, which responds to the name “Alexa.” The device is capable of voice interaction, music playback, making to-do lists, setting alarms, streaming podcasts, playing audiobooks, and providing weather, traffic and other real time information. It can also control smart devices, using itself as a home automation hub. Perhaps most importantly, it can be used to order products from Amazon.

This board has been created for the purpose of discussing Amazon.com’s stock price, financial prospects and actual results, the merits of its business model, the Amazon.com experience and Internet retail websites in general. It is neither a Bulls nor a Bears board and all opinions are welcome.

The board is moderated and my expectation is that everyone will be civil to one another. Pretend that your mother is reading the board and that she knows your virtual handle. No name calling and please avoid engaging in political commentary unless it has a specific bearing on Amazon.com.

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162651Etsy is under fire: Message 31118267 Amazon bounces: Amazon takes on Etsy withGlenn Petersen-8 hours ago
162650Amazon.com and Alphabet have hit ATHs through the day and are about $1 apart neaSr K-yesterday
162649Amazon’s first New York City bookstore opens on Thursday marketwatch.comJakeStraw1yesterday
162648Amazon brings live broadcasting to Europe to compete with Sky, Facebook and NetfJakeStraw3Tuesday
162647Amazon Sets Sights on U.K. Grocery With Checkout-Free Trademark by Sam ChambersGlenn Petersen2Tuesday
162646Legendary engineer James Gosling, the ‘Father of Java,’ joins Amazon Web ServiceFUBHO2Tuesday
162645Dish integrates with Amazon Alexa for hands-free TV techcrunch.comGlenn Petersen1Tuesday
162644Inside Amazon’s Battle to Break Into the $800 Billion Grocery Market After almoGlenn Petersen1Monday
162643Amazon Charts, Amazon’s new bestseller list, ranks titles by ‘most read’ and morGlenn Petersen1Monday
162642 Why Amazon is eating the world Amazon will only be brought down by an anti-truGlenn Petersen3last Friday
162641Two lines stand out: "I think Amazon would introduce a lot of transparencyGlenn Petersen1May 17
162640Introducing the All-New Amazon Fire 7 and Fire HD 8 with Amazon Alexa markets.siJakeStraw-May 17
162639Amazon is hiring people to break into the multibillion-dollar pharmacy market cnJakeStraw2May 17
162638Amazon introduces voice notifications cnet.comJakeStraw-May 16
162637ATH 966.00 edit 966.27Sr K-May 16
162636 Fabulous Job For today and I am a very late but also for the loss of yesterdaAhda-May 15
162635Amazon Strategy Teardown: Building New Business Pillars In AI, Next-Gen LogisticGlenn Petersen-May 15
162634Aka the reward of the optimist. As I whack myself on the head.Ahda-May 15
162633Looking back: Amazon over 20 years since the IPO: [graphic]Ron-May 15
162632 Amazon look a bit to air conditioned. You have to go to the thrift store to geAhda-May 15
162631They are available on Amazon for $15 to $20: amazon.comGlenn Petersen-May 15
162630I think these rare jeans brand new retail for about $200 collapse might add upAhda-May 15
162629Understand The Retail Apocalypse With One Giant Chart One company is eating eveGlenn Petersen-May 15
162628Probably not. It is a question of optics. Jeff Bezos is solely focused on the loGlenn Petersen-May 15
162627Adjusted for two splits You think we'll get another split soon..?JakeStraw-May 15
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