Amazon Ecosystem

AMAZON ECOSYSTEM

CORE STATS

July 5, 1994

Year Established (Bellevue, WA)

$18/share; $54M raised

Price (IPO Date: Jan. 2, 2002)

Est. 304M

Number of Customers

$107B

Annual Revenue (2015)

$596M

Annual Profit (2015)

$366B

Market Cap (August 2016)

Recent Acquisitions

July 2016: CLOUD9 IDE (undisclosed) (Amazon completes and strengthens its cloud platform development with this software. Developers can collaborate with ease using this browser-based IDE (integrated development environment)

Feb. 2016: EMVANTAGE Payments (Undisclosed) (Online Payment Gateway in India providing service for accepting Credit Card, debit Card, Netbanking, Cash Cards Online)

Feb. 2016: NICE (Undisclosed) (software developer for technical computing

September, 2015: Safaba Translation Solutions (Undisclosed — Provides global enterprises with automated translation solutions)

September, 2015: Elemental Technologies ($500M – High-speed video encoding and transcoding software provides multiscreen content delivery to audiences on any screen or device, for Amazon Media services)

Recent Investments

July 2016: QwikCilver Solutions – Venture: $10M (provides Amazon access to QwikCilver’s semi-closed wallet system, allowing customers to store money in their wallet and purchase products from Amazon’s website).

June 2016: Ionic Security — Series D: $45M (Enables the use of cloud services by protecting sensitive data).

April 2016: Luma — Series A: $12.5M. (Surround WiFi router that brings wireless home internet into the modern era.)

Feb. 2016: Westland (Seed Round) Undisclosed: (The total investment made by Amazon will give the company a 26 percent stake in the India’s fastest growing publishing company)

Dec. 2015: Housejoy — Series B: $22.4M (web platform that allows homeowners to browse and book quality service providers like electricians, plumbers etc.)

Source: PYMNTS.com

COMMERCE

AmazonBasics Is Bigger Than You Think

In recent Amazon news, AmazonBasics — Amazon’s private label retail merchandise brand — made news as a “spearhead” of the company’s private brands, according to reports from retail news provider Chain Store Age. AmazonBasics — despite sharing the proprietary product category with the Amazon Echo, Dot, Wickedly Prime snacks, Lark & Ro apparel and Happy Belly Snack Food, among […]

CONTENT

Amazon Falls Back In Love With Encryption Support

Encryption has become one of the hottest debated subjects in the tech industry lately, and even Amazon has had its name thrown into the mix of stories. Just last week, Amazon found itself at the forefront of an encryption discussion following the news that it had dropped encryption from its Fire operating system. But soon after that […]

WEB SERVICES

Amazon Eyes Blockchain

Amazon Web Services (AWS) is rolling out two new solutions designed to enhance the transparency of corporate transactions for companies that have full audit requirements. An announcement Wednesday (November 28) said AWS is launching Amazon Quantum Ledger Database, as well as Amazon Managed Blockchain – solutions that Amazon Web Services CEO Andy Jassy said are […]

INTERNET OF THINGS

mCommerce Set To Grow At CAGR Of 33.1 Percent

The global mCommerce market is estimated to register robust growth from 2016 to 2022 and is expected to grow at a CAGR of 33.1 percent that period, according to a new report from Research and Markets dubbed “Global M Commerce Market Insights, Opportunity Analysis, Market Shares and Forecast, 2016–2022.” In a press release highlighting the results, […]

DELIVERY

USPS Eyes Shipping Fee Increase For Amazon

The U.S. Postal Service (USPS) wants Amazon to pay 9 percent to 12 percent more for its shipping services. According to CNBC, the USPS proposed a 9.3 percent increase on this service for packages weighing over one pound and a 12.3 percent increase on lighter packages. The recommendation comes after President Donald Trump issued an […]

To Top