Amazon Acquisitions

Amazon Acquisitions
Amazon Acquires Fig to Deliver Tools and Services for Developers
August 29, 2023

Fig, a maker of an autocomplete tool for terminals used by developers, has been acquired by Amazon. The Fig team will join Amazon Web Services (AWS) and the firm’s technology has been acquired by Amazon, Fig Co-Founder and CEO Brendan Falk said in a Monday (Aug. 28) announcement on the Fig website....

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Amazon Reportedly Exploring Acquisition of Theater Chain AMC Entertainment
March 28, 2023

Amazon is reportedly exploring an acquisition of theater chain AMC Entertainment. The discussions within Amazon are fluid, the company could wait for AMC’s stock to fall further, or it could choose not to make an offer, The Intersect reported Tuesday (March 28), citing unnamed sources....

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FTC Investigating but Won’t Block Amazon Acquisition of One Medical
February 21, 2023

Amazon can close its acquisition of One Medical without opposition from the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) reported Tuesday (Feb. 21) that the FTC will keep investigating the purchase of the health clinic operator but won’t sue in time to block...

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Amazon Doubles Down on Healthcare with Signify Bid
August 21, 2022

Amazon is in the running to buy home-health services provider Signify Health, which would increase its involvement in the healthcare sector. Signify might be sold for over $8 billion, with bids coming due around Labor Day — though a deal might happen before then, according...

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What New Data Shows About Why Amazon is Buying iRobot
August 15, 2022

Joe Jones has become something of a household name in the last ten days because of an idea he had in 1989.  Jones is the inventor of the robotic vacuum cleaner Roomba — and the company that funded its development and manufacturers it, iRobot, announced...

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Amazon Acquires Online Business Management Startup Veeqo
March 08, 2022

Amazon acquired Veeqo, an eCommerce software company that makes tools to help online businesses sell products on and off Amazon, in November but did not publicize the deal, according to a CNBC report Monday (March 7). Veeqo announced the deal in a company blog post...

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Peloton and the Amazon Effect on Fitness
February 07, 2022

Last Friday’s news that Amazon could be one of the suitors interested in buying Peloton caused that stock to jump 30 percent in after-hours trading. The collective pressures of the economy’s reopening, a leaked report last month that it was slashing production of its bikes...

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FTC May Take Months To Rule On Amazon, MGM Deal
July 11, 2021

Amazon‘s $8.5 billion deal to buy MGM might not be decided for several months with the Federal Trade Commission, Reuters writes. The FTC said as of last Friday (July 9) that it would be going ahead with a second request in its the review of...

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Why Amazon Snapped Up Selz
February 17, 2021

A big Amazon acquisition is always big news, particularly when the eCommerce giant buys up one of its competitors’ competitors. Which is this week’s big headline maker, as a short blog announcement revealed that Amazon is purchasing Selz, a 7-year-old Australian startup that was created to...