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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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164473From WSJ is buying Roomba maker iRobot for $1.7 billion, giving the Sr K-last Saturday
164472Amazon (AMZN) Acquires iRobot (IRBT) for $61/sh or $1.7BAugust 5, 2022 8:00 AM richardred1last Friday
164471I think this was AAWW Atlas Air to Be Bought by Apollo-Led Group Private-equitSr K-last Thursday
164470Amazon launches same-day delivery from some brick-and-mortar retail brands PublGlenn Petersen1August 1
164469Amazon takes the step ahead for massive warehouses projects despite revenue slowJulius Wong1August 1
164468Amazon jumps on revenue beat and rosy guidance for third quarter Published Thu,Glenn Petersen1July 28
164467Regular hours +$1.31, But AH After hours137.30+15.02 (12.28%)Sr K2July 28
164466Amazon's Zoox passes key safety tests, seeks permit in California Jul. 22, Julius Wong2July 23
164465Amazon to buy primary health-care provider One Medical for roughly $3.9 billion Glenn Petersen2July 21
164464Amazon is slowly turning Alexa into a totally automated virtual assistant A helGlenn Petersen1July 20
164463The Andy Jassy Way at Amazon New York Times July 18, 2022 When Jeff Bezos led Glenn Petersen2July 18
164462Amazon reducing its private-label items as sales fall: WSJ Published Fri, Jul 1Glenn Petersen-July 15
164461Amazon's smart grocery carts are coming to some Whole Foods stores PublisheGlenn Petersen-July 12
164460EU Lawmakers Approve Sweeping Digital Regulations Vote advances two new laws, sGlenn Petersen-July 8
164459Amazon Adds Grubhub Delivery to Prime Membership to Bulk Up Foods Business DealSr K1July 6
164458I suspect that the terms this settlement will eventually be rolled out internatiGlenn Petersen1July 6
164457Amazon Web Services: the 800 pound gorilla that could be worth more than $3T JuJulius Wong2July 3
16445617 Best Early Amazon Prime Day Deals [graphic] Amazon Prime Day is a two-day Julius Wong-July 1
164455Amazon wants us to believe the robots are coming — but most people won’t find thGlenn Petersen1June 29
164454The Surprising Reason Your Amazon Searches Are Returning More Confusing Results Glenn Petersen2June 26
164453Alexa goes down the conversational rabbit hole | TechCrunch The assistant'sJ.F. Sebastian2June 23
164452Amazon announces its first fully autonomous mobile warehouse robot It can pick Glenn Petersen3June 22
164451Amazon says its drones will deliver packages to backyards this year Amazon willJulius Wong2June 19
164450Total U.S. e-commerce spending will surpass $1 trillion for the first time thisGlenn Petersen-June 19
164449Amazon Prime Day 2022 will take place on July 12th and 13th The Verge June 16, Glenn Petersen1June 16
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