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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 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 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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1641641:17 PM Additionally, Prime members with a myQ smart garage door opener can recSr K-Monday
164163Shakeup at Prime Air as Amazon taps new manufacturers Nov. 19, 2020 4:01 AM ET|AJulius Wong1November 19
164162Amazon jumps into the pharmacy business with online prescription fulfillment, frGlenn Petersen1November 17
164161Of the expanded FANG (plus MSFT), AMZN had the biggest gain,11/11/2020. ThatSr K1November 11
164160EU says Amazon breached antitrust rules, opens second investigation into its e-cGlenn Petersen-November 10
164159Joe Biden Slams Netflix & Amazon On Taxes, Again By Jill Goldsmith Co-BusiGlenn Petersen-October 31
164158Amazon reports sales growth of 37%, topping estimates PUBLISHED THU, OCT 29 202Glenn Petersen3October 29
164157Ranked: The Top 100 Product Searches on Amazon [graphic] [graphic] What ProduJulius Wong2October 28
164156There are new $50 sticks, but Amazon is still at "$40" which might meaSr K-October 11
164155i assume amazon doesn't lose much on the deal. all the material may be chaJohn Carragher-October 10
164154Hidden cameras and secret trackers reveal where Amazon returns end up cbc.cakidl-October 10
164153h/t Ron Amazon's IMDb-TV set to expand internationally Janko Roettgers ProGlenn Petersen1October 9
164152Amazon Wants to ‘Win at Games.’ So Why Hasn’t It? After brute-forcing its way tJ.F. Sebastian1October 8
164151Rivian's Amazon Delivery Van Finally Hits the Road in New Video [graphic]RJulius Wong2October 8
164150House Democrats say Facebook, Amazon, Alphabet, Apple enjoy ‘monopoly power’ andGlenn Petersen-October 6
164149Kicking off Oct 8, 10:00 AM ET 10/05/2020 A new, interactive replay experiencSr K-October 5
164148Amazon’s palm reading starts at the grocery store, but it could be so much biggeGlenn Petersen-October 4
16414710:26 AM Amazon Teams Up With Universal Music, Warner Music to Upgrade Songs toSr K2October 2
164146Amazon rolls out palm-recognition technology which allows contact-free transactiRon1September 30
164145The face of Alexa. [youtube video] "You sound familiar. Who is this?"ig1September 27
164144Amazon’s Alexa Boss on What Users Are Asking During Covid-19 Sebastian Herrera Glenn Petersen-September 27
164143WSJ Everybody Vs. the App Store: Why Companies Are Taking Issue With Apple’s GrSr K2September 26
164142More 9/24 Amazon Event: Tech Titan Unveils New Home Drone, Speakers, Gaming SerSr K-September 25
164141CNBC video Business News says Amazon is partnering with Tesla. TesSr K-September 24
164140Imagine you own one of these in-house drones and someone hacks into it and fliesig-September 24
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