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Amazon's initial [[business plan]] was unusual; it did not expect to make a profit for four to five years. This "slow" growth caused stockholders to complain about the company not reaching profitability fast enough to justify investing in, or to even survive in the long-term. When the [[dot-com bubble]] burst at the start of the 21st Century, destroying many e-companies in the process, Amazon survived, and grew on past the bubble burst to become a huge player in online sales. It finally turned its first profit in the fourth quarter of 2001: $5 million (i.e., 1¢ per share), on revenues of more than $1 billion. This profit margin, though extremely modest, proved to skeptics that Bezos' unconventional [[business model]] could succeed.<ref>{{cite book|author=Robert Spector|title=Amazon.com: Get Big Fast|year=2002}}</ref> In 1999, ''[[Time (magazine)|Time]]'' magazine named Bezos the [[Time Person of the Year|Person of the Year]], recognizing the company's success in popularizing [[online shopping]].
 
Amazon's initial [[business plan]] was unusual; it did not expect to make a profit for four to five years. This "slow" growth caused stockholders to complain about the company not reaching profitability fast enough to justify investing in, or to even survive in the long-term. When the [[dot-com bubble]] burst at the start of the 21st Century, destroying many e-companies in the process, Amazon survived, and grew on past the bubble burst to become a huge player in online sales. It finally turned its first profit in the fourth quarter of 2001: $5 million (i.e., 1¢ per share), on revenues of more than $1 billion. This profit margin, though extremely modest, proved to skeptics that Bezos' unconventional [[business model]] could succeed.<ref>{{cite book|author=Robert Spector|title=Amazon.com: Get Big Fast|year=2002}}</ref> In 1999, ''[[Time (magazine)|Time]]'' magazine named Bezos the [[Time Person of the Year|Person of the Year]], recognizing the company's success in popularizing [[online shopping]].
   
[[Barnes & Noble]] sued Amazon on May 12, 1997, alleging that Amazon's claim to be "the world's largest bookstore" was false. Barnes and Noble asserted, "[It] isn't a bookstore at all. It's a book broker." The suit was later settled out of court, and Amazon continued to make the same claim."<ref name="referenceforbusiness.com">[http://www.referenceforbusiness.com/businesses/A-F/Amazon-com.html "Forming a Plan, The Company Is Launched, One Million Titles"]. Reference for Business: Encyclopedia of Business, 2nd ed. Retrieved September 1, 2012.</ref> [[Walmart]] sued Amazon on October 16, 1998, alleging that Amazon had stolen their trade secrets by hiring former Walmart executives. Although this suit was also settled out of court, it caused Amazon to implement internal restrictions and the re-assignment of the former Walmart executives.<ref name="referenceforbusiness.com"/>
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[[Barnes & Noble]] sued Amazon on May 12, 1997, alleging that Amazon's claim to be "the world's largest bookstore" was false. Barnes and Noble asserted, "[It] isn't a bookstore at all. It's a book brאװװײ׳֑֑־׳–זְ֛֘֝and hold up.... did you just really read all of that? if u skipped to the end you are smart cause i would not look at this website
 
===Acquisitions and investments===
 
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Source:<ref>{{cite web |url=http://www.seobythesea.com/2006/10/amazon-acquisitions-and-investments/ |title=Amazon Acquisitions and Investments |work=seobythesea.com |author=Bill Slawski |date=July 28, 2009 |accessdate=February 14, 2014}}</ref>
 
* 1998: [[PlanetAll]], a reminder service based in [[Cambridge, Massachusetts]]; Junglee, an [[XML]]-based [[data mining]] startup based in Sunnyvale;<ref>{{cite web |url=http://phx.corporate-ir.net/phoenix.zhtml?c=97664&p=irol-newsArticle&ID=233831&highlight= |title=Amazon.com Acquires Two Leading Internet Companies |publisher=Amazon.com |author= |date=August 4, 1998 |accessdate=February 14, 2014}}</ref><ref>{{cite news|title=Amazon to buy two companies|publisher=CNET News|date=August 4, 1998|url=http://news.cnet.com/Amazon-to-buy-two-companies/2100-1001_3-214057.html|accessdate=February 18, 2012|location=USA|first=Sandeep|last=Junnarkar}}</ref><ref>{{cite news|last=Beckett|first=Jamie|title=Amazon To Purchase 2 'Net Firms|publisher=San Francisco Gate|date=August 5, 1998|url=http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article/article?f=/c/a/1998/08/05/BU23774.DTL|accessdate=January 1, 2010}}</ref> Bookpages.co.uk,<ref name=1998-acquisitions/><ref>{{cite news|title=Leading Internet Bookseller Amazon.com Acquires UK-Based Internet Bookstore Bookpages Ltd|location=UK|agency=PR Newswire|url=http://www.prnewswire.co.uk/cgi/news/release?id=22936|accessdate=August 23, 2010}}</ref> a UK online book retailer, which became Amazon UK on October 15, 1998;<ref>{{cite news|title=Online giant Amazon.co.uk celebrates its 10th anniversary as shoppers use retailer website to buy goods|work=The Sun|date=October 15, 2008|url=http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/article1809903.ece|accessdate=August 23, 2010|location=London|first=Derek|last=Brown}}</ref> Telebook (www.telebuch.de) was Germany's leading online bookstore, it became Amazon's German online store;<ref name=1998-acquisitions>{{cite web |url=http://phx.corporate-ir.net/phoenix.zhtml?c=97664&p=irol-newsArticle&ID=233853&highlight= |title=Amazon.com Acquires Three Leading Internet Companies |publisher=Amazon.com |author= |date=April 27, 1998 |accessdate=February 14, 2014}}</ref> [[Internet Movie Database]] (IMDb).<ref name=1998-acquisitions/><ref>{{cite news|last=Siklos|first=Richard|title=Amazon considering downloads|newspaper=The New York Times|date=March 10, 2006|url=http://www.nytimes.com/2006/03/10/technology/10iht-web.0310skilos.html|accessdate=January 1, 2010}}</ref>
 
* 1999: [[Alexa Internet]] a database company;<ref>{{cite web |url=http://news.cnet.com/2100-1017-224975.html |title=Amazon makes Net triple play |work=CNet |author=Paul Festa |date=April 26, 1999 |accessdate=February 14, 2014}}</ref> Accept.com a financial services company;<ref>{{cite news|title=Amazon's shopping spree|publisher=BBC News|date=April 27, 1999|url=http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/business/329339.stm|accessdate=January 1, 2010}}</ref> [[Drugstore.com]] 40% investment in 1999,<ref>{{cite web |url=http://articles.latimes.com/1999/feb/25/business/fi-11466 |title=Amazon.com Buys 40% Stake in Drugstore.com |work=Los Angeles Times |author=Joseph Menn |date=February 25, 1999 |accessdate=February 14, 2014}}</ref> increased stake in 2000,<ref>{{cite web |url=http://news.cnet.com/Amazon.com-inks-Drugstore.com-deal,-gets-upgrade/2100-12_3-264450.html |title=Amazon.com inks Drugstore.com deal, gets upgrade |work=cnet.com |author=Tiffany Kary |date=January 24, 2000 |accessdate=February 14, 2014}}</ref> sold stake to Wallgreens in 2011 for a 90% loss;<ref>{{cite web |url=http://cnnmoneytech.tumblr.com/post/4065463038/walgreens-buys-amazon-backed-drugstore-com |title=Walgreens buys Amazon-backed Drugstore.com |work=CNN Moneytech |author=Julianne Pepitone (Staff Writer) |date=March 24, 2011 |accessdate=February 14, 2014}}</ref> GeoWorks, a wireless communications company, acquisition of a minority interest;<ref>{{cite web |url=http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/amazoncom-purchases-minority-stake-in-geoworks-74944172.html |title=Amazon.com Purchases Minority Stake in Geoworks |work=PR Newswire |author= |date=February 16, 1999 |accessdate=February 14, 2014}}</ref> [[Pets.com]], purchased a 54 percent stake;<ref>{{cite web |url=http://phx.corporate-ir.net/phoenix.zhtml?c=97664&p=irol-newsArticle&ID=232871&highlight= |title=Amazon.com Announces Investment in Pets.com |publisher=Amazon.com |author= |date=March 29, 1999 |accessdate=February 14, 2014}}</ref> LiveBid.com, which produced Internet-based auction software;<ref>{{cite web |url=http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/2952.html# |title=Amazon Agrees To Purchase LiveBid.com |work=ecommercetimes.com |author= |date=April 12, 1999 |accessdate=February 14, 2014}}</ref> e-Niche Incorporated comprising Exchange.com, Bibliofind.com (hard-to-find book titles), and Musicfile.com (hard to find music titles);<ref>{{cite web |url=http://corporate.findlaw.com/contracts/planning/agreement-and-plan-of-merger-amazon-com-inc-and-e-niche-inc.html |title=Agreement and Plan of Merger - Amazon.com Inc. and E-Niche Inc. |work=FindLaw |author= |date= |accessdate=February 14, 2014}}</ref><ref>{{cite web |url=http://phx.corporate-ir.net/phoenix.zhtml?c=97664&p=irol-newsArticle_Print&ID=232864&highlight= |title=Amazon.com Acquires Exchange.com, Adding More than 12 Million Book and Music Items for Sale and Auction |work= |publisher=Amazon.com |date=April 26, 1999 |accessdate=February 14, 2014}}</ref> HomeGrocer.com, a 35 percent stake in the online grocer;<ref>{{cite web |url=http://phx.corporate-ir.net/phoenix.zhtml?c=97664&p=irol-newsArticle&ID=232847&highlight= |title=Amazon.com Announces Minority Investment in HomeGrocer.com |publisher=Amazon.com |author= |date=May 18, 1999 |accessdate=February 14, 2014}}</ref> Gear.com, 49 percent stake<ref>{{cite web |url=http://phx.corporate-ir.net/phoenix.zhtml?c=97664&p=irol-newsArticle_Print&ID=232630&highlight= |title=Amazon.com Announces Strategic Alliance With and Minority Investment In Gear.com |publisher=Amazon.com |author= |date=July 14, 1999 |accessdate=February 14, 2014}}</ref> (the company was purchased by [[Overstock.com]] in 2000); Tool Crib of the North, acquired the online and catalog sales division of the company in October 1999, selling a very wide variety of tools and home improvement items;<ref>{{cite web |url=http://phx.corporate-ir.net/phoenix.zhtml?c=97664&p=irol-newsArticle_Print&ID=231835&highlight= |title=Amazon.com Launches Toolcrib.Amazon.com, a Tools and Equipment Store for Professional Tool Users and Woodworkers; Store's Wide Selection Includes Latest Tool Innovations and Tool Tests from Tools of the Trade |publisher=Amazon.com |author= |date=February 9, 2000 |accessdate=February 14, 2014}}</ref> Convergence Corporation, software to connect wireless devices to the Internet;<ref>{{cite web |url=http://phx.corporate-ir.net/phoenix.zhtml?c=97664&p=irol-newsArticle&ID=232161&highlight= |title=Amazon.com launches 'Amazon.com Anywhere,' providing shopping from wireless devices, such as the Palm VII organizer |publisher=Amazon.com |author= |date=October 4, 1999 |accessdate=February 14, 2014}}</ref> MindCorps Incorporated, applications for web sites including online chats to web based databases;<ref>{{cite web |url=//web.archive.org/web/20070711090247/http://www.mercent.com/NewsArticles/2004-09-20%20-%20eCommerceIQ%20-%20Champions%20of%20e-Commerce.htm |title=Champions of e-Commerce |work=e-Commerce IQ |author=Nettie Hartsock |date=July 11, 2007 |accessdate=February 14, 2014}}</ref> Della.com, gift registry, expert advice, and personalized gift suggestions, Amazon purchased a 20% stake<ref>{{cite web |url=http://partners.nytimes.com/library/tech/99/11/cyber/commerce/15commerce.html |title=Letters to Santa Are No Longer Necessary |work=New York Times |author=Bob Tedeschi |date=November 15, 1999 |accessdate=February 14, 2014}}</ref> (in April, 2000, the company merged with WeddingChannel.com<ref>{{cite web |url=//web.archive.org/web/20120714041842/http://wedding.weddingchannel.com:80/press_release/weddellPress.asp |title=WeddingChannel.com and Della.com Merge to Create World's Definitive Marketplace for Weddings |work=WeddingChannel.com |author= |date=April 27, 2000 |accessdate=February 14, 2014}}</ref>); Back to Basics Toys, catalog toy store<ref>{{cite web |url=http://money.cnn.com/1999/12/01/deals/amazon/ |title=Online merchant in $10M marketing pact with luxury-products Web retailer |work=CNN |author= |date=December 1, 1999 |accessdate=February 14, 2014}}</ref> (sold to Scholastic in 2003<ref>{{cite web |url=http://multichannelmerchant.com/printchannel-lists/scholastic-buys-back-to-basics-toys-from-amazon-com-24092003/ |title=Scholastic Buys Back to Basics Toys from Amazon.com |work=multichannelmerchant.com |author=Paul Miller |date=September 24, 2003 |accessdate=February 14, 2014}}</ref>); Ashford.com, retailer of luxury products, Amazon acquired a 16.6 percent ownership;{{citation needed|date=February 2014}} Leep Technology Inc., developer of on-line database query tools;{{citation needed|date=February 2014}}
 
* 2003: Online music retailer [[CDNow]].<ref>[http://www.amazon.com/dp/0966103262 The Cdnow Story: Rags to Riches on the Internet], by [[Jason Olim]] (Author), [[Matthew Olim]] (Author), [[Peter Kent]] (Author)</ref> By 2011, the website cdnow.com was defunct and in use by a different company.
 
* 2004: [[Joyo.com]], a Chinese e-commerce website.<ref>{{cite news|title=Amazon ups investment in China online shopping site|agency=Reuters|location=UK|date=June 5, 2007|url=http://uk.reuters.com/article/idUKPEK15159920070605|accessdate=January 1, 2010}}</ref>
 
* 2005: BookSurge,<ref>{{cite news|title=Amazon Expands Into Book Printing|newspaper=The New York Times|date=April 11, 2005|url=http://www.nytimes.com/2005/04/11/technology/11ecom.html?ei=5088&en=5ed37782694b0920&ex=1270872000&partner=rssnyt&pagewanted=all&position=|accessdate=January 1, 2010|first=Bob|last=Tedeschi}}</ref> a [[print on demand]] company, and [[Mobipocket.com]], an [[e-Book]] software company.<ref>{{cite web|title=About|publisher=Mobipocket.com|url=http://www.mobipocket.com/en/Corporate/AboutMobipocket.asp?Language=EN}}</ref><ref>{{cite news|title=Franklin interest in company, retires shares|work=Philadelphia Business Journal|date=March 31, 2005|url=http://philadelphia.bizjournals.com/philadelphia/stories/2005/03/28/daily32.html|accessdate=June 14, 2010}}</ref> CreateSpace.com (formerly CustomFlix), a distributor of on-demand DVDs, based in [[Scotts Valley, California]].<ref>{{cite journal|publisher=Com|journal=News|url=http://news.com.com/Amazon+buys+DVD-on-demand+site/2100-1025_3-5783824.html|title=Amazon buys DVD-on-demand site|accessdate=August 3, 2007|archiveurl=https://web.archive.org/web/20070822225954/http://news.com.com/Amazon+buys+DVD-on-demand+site/2100-1025_3-5783824.html|archivedate=August 22, 2007 <!--DASHBot-->|deadurl=no}}</ref> CreateSpace has since expanded to include print on-demand books (POD), CDs, and video.
 
* 2006: Shopbop, a retailer of designer clothing and accessories for women, based in [[Madison, Wisconsin]].<ref>{{cite web|url=http://wistechnology.com/article.php?id=2730|title=Wisconsin Technology Network: "Amazon acquires Madison-based Shopbop"|publisher=Wistechnology.com|date=February 27, 2006|accessdate=August 29, 2010}}</ref>
 
* 2007: [[dpreview.com]], a digital photography review website based in London; Brilliance Audio, the largest independent publisher of [[audiobook]]s in the United States.<ref name=brilliance-taume>{{cite news|url=http://news.taume.com/World-Business/Business-Finance/Amazon_com-Acquires-Brilliance-Audio-1358|title=amazon.com Acquires Brilliance Audio|work=Taume News|date=May 27, 2007|accessdate=May 28, 2007|archiveurl=https://web.archive.org/web/20070704192411/http://news.taume.com/World-Business/Business-Finance/Amazon_com-Acquires-Brilliance-Audio-1358|archivedate=July 4, 2007 <!--DASHBot-->|deadurl=no}}</ref>
 
* 2008: [[Audible.com]]; Fabric.com;<ref>{{cite web|author=Bill Briggs|url=http://www.internetretailer.com/dailyNews.asp?id=26889|title=Amazon weaves Fabric.com into its e-commerce quilt|publisher=Internet Retailer|date=June 25, 2008|accessdate=August 29, 2010|archiveurl=https://web.archive.org/web/20100721122324/http://www.internetretailer.com/dailyNews.asp?id=26889|archivedate=July 21, 2010 <!--DASHBot-->|deadurl=no}}</ref> [[Box Office Mojo]];<ref name="Amazon">{{cite news|url=http://www.variety.com/article/VR1117997423.html?categoryid=18&cs=1|title=IMDb links up with Box Office|work=Variety|first=Ben|last=Fritz|date=December 15, 2008}}{{dead link|date=March 2013}}</ref> [[AbeBooks]];<ref>{{cite web|last=Vancouver|first=The|url=http://www.canada.com/vancouversun/news/business/story.html?id=450f0c09-4733-4488-96d5-d6ba05f06876|title=Amazon looks to fill niche with AbeBooks purchase|publisher=Canada.com|date=August 2, 2008|accessdate=August 29, 2010}}</ref> [[Shelfari]];<ref>{{cite web|last=Gonsalves|first=Antone|url=http://www.informationweek.com/news/internet/retail/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=210200911|title=Amazon Buys Social Network For Book Lovers|publisher=Informationweek.com|accessdate=August 29, 2010}}</ref> (including a 40% stake in [[LibraryThing]] and whole ownership of [[BookFinder.com]], Gojaba.com, and [[FillZ]]); [[Reflexive Entertainment]],<ref>{{cite web|last=Kawamoto|first=Dawn|url=http://news.cnet.com/8301-10797_3-10072600-235.html|title=Amazon.com snaps up Reflexive Entertainment|publisher=news.cnet.com|date=October 22, 2008|accessdate=September 6, 2012}}</ref> a casual video game development company.
 
* 2009: [[Zappos.com|Zappos]],<ref>{{cite web|url=http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2009-07/23/content_11756468.htm|title=Xinhuanet.com|publisher=News.xinhuanet.com|date=July 23, 2009|accessdate=August 29, 2010}}</ref> an online shoe and apparel retailer<ref name="tc-billion">{{cite news|url=http://www.techcrunch.com/2009/11/02/amazon-closes-zappos-deal-ends-up-paying-1-2-billion|title=Amazon Closes Zappos Deal, Ends Up Paying $1.2 Billion|last=Wauters|first=Robin|date=November 2, 2009|publisher=TechCrunch|accessdate=January 28, 2010|archiveurl=https://web.archive.org/web/20100123070014/http://www.techcrunch.com/2009/11/02/amazon-closes-zappos-deal-ends-up-paying-1-2-billion|archivedate=January 23, 2010 <!--DASHBot-->|deadurl=no}}</ref> [[Lexcycle]],<ref>{{cite news|first=Brad|last=Stone|url=http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/04/27/amazon-acquires-stanza-an-e-book-application-for-the-iphone|title=Amazon Acquires Stanza, an E-Book Application for the iPhone|newspaper=The New York Times|date=April 27, 2009|accessdate=April 27, 2009|archiveurl=https://web.archive.org/web/20090429111042/http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/04/27/amazon-acquires-stanza-an-e-book-application-for-the-iphone|archivedate=April 29, 2009 <!--DASHBot-->|deadurl=no}}</ref> SnapTell, an image matching startup,<ref>{{cite web|url=http://techcrunch.com/2009/06/16/image-recognition-startup-snaptell-acquired-by-amazon-subsidiary-a9com|title=Image Recognition Startup SnapTell Acquired by Amazon Subsidiary A9.com|publisher=TechCrunch|date=June 16, 2009|accessdate=March 19, 2012}}</ref> Stanza, a rival e-book reader to Amazon's Kindle.<ref>{{cite web|url=http://gigaom.com/2009/04/28/leading-iphone-ebook-reader-stanza-acquired-by-amazon|title=Leading iPhone eBook Reader Stanza Acquired by Amazon|work=Gigaom|last=Etherington|first=Darrell|date=April 28, 2009|accessdate=September 10, 2013}}</ref>
 
* 2010: Touchco.,<ref>{{cite news|url=http://www.nytimes.com/2010/02/04/technology/04amazon.html?scp=2&sq=amazon&st=cse|newspaper=The New York Times|title=Amazon Said to Buy Touch Start-Up|first1=Nick|last1=Bilton|first2=Brad|last2=Stone|date=February 4, 2010|accessdate=March 27, 2010}}</ref> [[Woot]],<ref>{{cite news|url=http://www.woot.com/Blog/ViewEntry.aspx?Id=13390|title=Woot|date=June 30, 2010|publisher=woot.com|accessdate=September 6, 2012}}</ref> [[Diapers.com|Quidsi]], BuyVIP, [[Amie Street]].
 
* 2010: Toby Press<ref>http://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/by-topic/industry-news/publisher-news/article/45230-amazon-acquires-toby-press-titles.html</ref>
 
* 2011: [[LoveFilm]],<ref>{{cite web|url=http://news.sky.com/skynews/Home/Business/Amazon-Is-To-Take-Full-Control-Of-DVD-And-Game-Rental-By-Post-Firm-Lovefilm/Article/201101315901025?f=rss|title=Amazon Is To Take Full Control Of DVD And Game Rental-By-Post Firm Lovefilm|work=News|publisher=Sky|date=2011-01-31|accessdate=August 4, 2011}}</ref> [[The Book Depository]],<ref>{{cite news|last=Chirgwin|first=Richard|url=http://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/07/04/amazon_buys_book_depository|work=The Register|date=2011-07-04|title=Amazon buys book depository|accessdate=2012-09-06}}</ref> [[Pushbutton]]<ref>{{cite web|url=http://www.pushbutton.tv/press/amazon-acquires-pushbutton|title=Amazon Acquires Pushbutton|publisher=pushbutton.tv|date=July 28|accessdate=September 6, 2012|archiveurl=http://archive.is/fVXx|archivedate=2012-09-07}}{{dead link|date=February 2013}}</ref> Yap,<ref>{{cite web|url=http://cltblog.com/23836|title=Charlotte voice-to-text startup Yap quietly acquired by Amazon|work=News|publisher=CLTBlog|date=2011-11-09|accessdate=November 9, 2011}}</ref>
 
* 2012: [[Kiva Systems]],<ref>{{cite news|last=Rusli|first=Evelyn|title=Amazon.com Buys Kiva Systems for $775 Million|url=http://dealbook.nytimes.com/2012/03/19/amazon-com-buys-kiva-systems-for-775-million|newspaper=The New York Times|accessdate=March 19, 2012|date=March 19, 2012}}</ref> [[Teachstreet]]<ref>Cook, John (2 February 2012). [http://www.geekwire.com/2012/exclusive-amazoncom-buys-teachstreet/ "Exclusive: Amazon.com buys TeachStreet"]. geekwire.com</ref> [[Evi (software)|Evi]]<ref>{{cite news|url=http://techcrunch.com/2013/04/17/sources-say-amazon-acquired-siri-like-evi-app-for-26m-is-a-smartphone-coming|title=Sources Say Amazon Acquired Siri Like Evi App for 26M is a Smartphone Coming?|work=TechCrunch|date=April 18, 2013|accessdate=April 18, 2013}}</ref><ref>{{cite news|url=http://www.engadget.com/2013/04/17/amazon-may-have-quietly-acquired-evi-for-voice-guided-search|title=Amazon has reportedly acquired Evi for voice-guided search ?|work=Engadget|date=April 17, 2013|accessdate=April 18, 2013}}</ref>
 
* 2013: [[IVONA|IVONA Software]],<ref>{{cite news|url=http://techcrunch.com/2013/01/24/amazon-gets-into-voice-recognition-buys-ivona-software-to-compete-against-apples-siri|title=Amazon Gets Into Voice Recognition, Buys Ivona Software To Compete Against Apple’s Siri|work=TechCrunch|accessdate=January 24, 2013}}</ref> [[GoodReads]]<ref>{{cite news|url=http://techcrunch.com/2013/03/28/amazon-acquires-social-reading-site-goodreads|title=Amazon Acquires Social Reading Site Goodreads, Which Gives The Company A Social Advantage Over Apple|work=TechCrunch|date=March 28, 2013|accessdate=March 29, 2013}}</ref> [[Liquavista]] <ref>{{cite news|url=http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/05/13/us-amazon-acquisition-idUSBRE94C0XE20130513|title=Amazon buys Liquavista from Samsung,launches Digital Currency|work=Reuters|date=May 13, 2013|accessdate=September 3, 2013}}</ref>
 
* 2014: [[Double Helix Games]]<ref>{{cite news | url=http://techcrunch.com/2014/02/05/amazon-acquires-video-gaming-studio-double-helix-games/ | title=Amazon Acquires Video Gaming Studio Double Helix Games | work=TechCruch | accessdate=February 5, 2014}}</ref>
 
 
===Investment===
 
*2008: [[Engine Yard]], a Ruby-on-Rails [[platform as a service]] (PaaS) company.<ref>{{cite web|last=Olsen|first=Stefanie|url=http://news.cnet.com/8301-1001_3-9990466-92.html|title=Amazon invests in Engine Yard's cloud computing|publisher=News.cnet.com|date=July 14, 2008|accessdate=August 4, 2011}}</ref>
 
*2010: [[LivingSocial]], a local deal site.<ref>{{cite news|last=Isaac|first=Mike|date=December 2, 2010|url=http://www.forbes.com/sites/mikeisaac/2010/12/02/livingsocial-receives-175-million-investment-from-amazon|title=LivingSocial Receives $175 Million Investment From Amazon|work=Forbes|accessdate=September 6, 2012}}</ref>
 
 
===Subsidiaries===
 
*2004: [[A9.com]], a company focused on researching and building innovative [[technology]].<ref>McCracken, Harry, [https://web.archive.org/web/20110716052029/http://blogs.pcworld.com/techlog/archives/002876.html "Amazon's A9 Search as We Knew It: Dead!"], ''[[PC World]]''. September 29, 2006. Retrieved September 6, 2012.</ref>
 
*2004: [[Lab126]], developers of integrated consumer electronics such as the Kindle.
 
*2007: Endless.com, an e-commerce brand focusing on shoes.<ref>Jonathan Birchall, New York, [http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/c9bc90b4-17e7-11de-8c9d-0000779fd2ac.html Amazon launches accessories brand in Japan], ''[[Financial Times]]''. March 23, 2009. Retrieved September 6, 2012 {{subscription required|date=September 2012}}</ref>
 
*2007: Brilliance Audio, the largest independent audiobook producer in the US.<ref>{{cite news|last=Kawamoto|first=Dawn|url=http://news.cnet.com/Amazon-acquires-Brilliance-Audio/2110-1030_3-6185975.html|title=Amazon acquires Brilliance Audio|date=May 23, 2007|publisher=news.cnet.com|accessdate=September 6, 2012}}</ref>
 
   
 
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