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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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164230Amazon to Get Exclusive NFL Rights a Year Earlier Than Expected Tech giant’s ‘TSr K1Monday
164229Amazon is spending big to take on UPS and FedEx PUBLISHED FRI, APR 30 20218:38 Glenn Petersen1last Friday
164228This might have a difference from what Glenn already posted. Amazon’s Sr K-last Thursday
164227I just saw +4.00% up to $3610.00. I'll watch later. $3628.00 The high thiSr K-last Thursday
164226Amazon sales surge 44% as it smashes earnings expectations PUBLISHED THU, APR 2Glenn Petersen1last Thursday
164225Record AH UP $100 plus but pulled back a little since then After hours3,570.00Sr K2last Thursday
164224Amazon to hike wages for over 500,000 workers to up to $3 an hour PUBLISHED WEDGlenn Petersen1April 28
164223Amazon reports after the close. Cloud, Retail Sales In Focus as Amazon EarningsGlenn Petersen1April 28
164222Senior executives are leaving Amazon in droves - the reasons for this are low kidl-April 26
164221True. I think that it may also address some of the antitrust complaints.Glenn Petersen-April 23
164220shopify has gotten amazon's attention.John Carragher-April 23
164219Amazon is loosening its grip on customers and letting some sellers reach out to Glenn Petersen1April 23
164218Amazon is bringing palm-scanning payment system to Whole Foods stores PUBLISHEDGlenn Petersen2April 21
164217Before a family member signed up for a Prime account, I remember being tricked iFUBHO1April 13
164216Thanks. Good idea as I"m cancelling the card on Amazon and might just shut Shoot1st-April 13
164215I would make sure you've changed all passwords on any/all your Amazon accounThe Ox1April 13
164214This is not an investment related question/comment/concern. I would like to knShoot1st1April 13
164213WSJ Why Amazon Workers in Alabama Voted Against Union Warehouse employees citeSr K-April 11
164212Unionbusters The first major unionization drive at an Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) warkidl1April 9
164211Amazon Surpasses 10% of U.S. Digital Ad Market Share Company chips away at markGlenn Petersen2April 6
164210How Adam Selipsky could make Amazon’s cloud business even bigger PUBLISHED SAT,Glenn Petersen1March 28
164209WSJ Amazon Taps Tableau CEO Adam Selipsky to Lead Its AWS Cloud Unit Early hirSr K2March 24
164208Amazon has added 3,700 new sellers a day this year, as independent merchants becGlenn Petersen2March 22
164207Biden to nominate tech antitrust pioneer Lina Khan for FTC commissioner Khan bGlenn Petersen-March 22
164206Its moves have helped expand Amazon’s U.S. ad-supported streaming footprint to mGlenn Petersen1March 20
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