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Emcee:  Glenn Petersen Type:  Moderated, Inc. (stock symbol: AMZN) completed its initial public offering in 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 four times: 2 for 1 on June 2, 1998; 3 for 1 on January 5, 1999; 2 for 1 on September 2, 1999; and 20 for 1 on June 6, 2022.. The split-adjusted price of the IPO shares is $0.075.

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 also 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 and 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.

Amazon recently made an offer to acquire Whole Foods, an event that may totally disrupt the grocery business.

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

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164560addition to amazon is mostly one stop shopping and fast delivery. if you orderJohn Carragher-last Saturday
164559Amazon, other retailers revamp 'free' shipping as costs soar By Lisa BGlenn Petersen-last Saturday
164558it looks like he will fire up his Washington post to fight them. Hey, maybe eJohn Carragher-March 20
164557Washington prepares for war with Amazon - POLITICOkidl1March 20
164556Amazon To Cut 9,000 More Jobs After Earlier Layoffs CEO Andy Jassy cites an ‘unSr K-March 20
164555How Siri, Alexa and Google Assistant Lost the A.I. Race New York Times March 15Glenn Petersen1March 15
164554Amazon, Rivian in Talks to End Exclusivity Part of Delivery-Van Pact EV maker sSr K-March 13
164553Amazon pauses construction of second headquarters in Virginia PUBLISHED FRI, MAGlenn Petersen1March 4
164552Amazon Purchase of One Medical Health Clinics Won’t Be Blocked by FTC AntitrustSr K-February 21
164551Hugging Face and AWS expand cloud partnership BY MARIA DEUTSCHER SiliconANGLE Glenn Petersen1February 21
164550Temu: The online shopping upstart that's become the most downloaded app in tkidl1February 20
164549Amazon is the latest threat to Facebook as ad targeting suffers PUBLISHED FRI, Glenn Petersen1February 12
164548Amazon in talks to acquire Indian video giant MX Player Manish Singh@refsrc TecGlenn Petersen1February 10
164547Tech’s Biggest Companies Discover Austerity, to the Relief of Investors New YorGlenn Petersen1February 4
164546FTC Prepares Possible Antitrust Suit Against Amazon Federal Trade Commission coGlenn Petersen-February 3
164545Amazon’s advertising business grew 19%, while Google and Meta both deal with sloGlenn Petersen-February 3
164544Amazon beats on fourth-quarter revenue but provides light guidance PUBLISHED THGlenn Petersen-February 2
164543New today, or when effective. The new Prime membership benefit, dubbed RxPass, Sr K-January 24
164542AMZN Wave Count Update. All data monthly chart. Breeze 21
164541What it’s like to deliver for Amazon in new Rivian electric vans ( 14
164540Buy with Prime, which brings Prime to third-party sites, officially launches in Glenn Petersen-January 10
164539Bill Miller says he shorted Tesla recently, shorting more today Jan. 06, 2023 3Julius Wong-January 8
164538Stowing is a “Beautiful Problem” that Amazon is Solving with Robots Cramming itGlenn Petersen1January 6
16453718K is just the start and isn't nearly enough. Operating income decreased, Iron Mick-January 5
16453618,000 out of 1.54 million. A non-event. Amazon says it will cut over 18,000 joGlenn Petersen-January 5
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