Amazon (company)

Amazon (company)

A multinational technology company focusing in e-commerce and cloud computing.

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Timeline

October 24, 2019

Amazon acquires Health Navigator, a startup that develops APIs for online health services.

July 1, 1995

Amazon raises a $8,000,000 series A round from Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers.

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Amazon Mechanical Turk (MTurk) is an outsourcing marketplace for individuals and businesses in need of tasks that can be completed virtually by a distributed workforce.

Intelligent personal assistant developed by amazon.com's lab126

A voice assistant product from Amazon designer for in car usage.

Grocery store by amazon.com

File hosting service offered by amazon to consumers

E-book reading device

Voice command device from amazon.com

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People

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Asher Schur

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Abel Boilard

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Adam Falchook

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Adam McQuery

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Ahmed Khan

Advisor

AJ Dos Santos

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Akshay Kumar Gupta

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Alek Yoo

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Alex Spies

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Amir Golbazi

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Amir Salehian

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Aykut Berdilek

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Bill Heston

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Brian Schardt

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Bruce Salamon

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Bryson Chin

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Chanel-Marie London

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Charles Eden

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Chris Adams

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Claudia Azula

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Claus Fonnest

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Clayton T. Sanders

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Clinton Foy

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Constantin Sinowski

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Daniel Speiss

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Louise Matsakis
August 6, 2020
Wired
Through deceptive designs known as "dark patterns," online retailers try to nudge you toward purchases you wouldn't otherwise make.
Corinna Burton
August 6, 2020
Mail Online
The colourful LEGO Super Mario Adventures collection has fast become an Amazon bestseller and will probably be at the top of many Super Mario fans' Christmas lists this year too.
Jack Pitcher | Bloomberg
August 6, 2020
@bsindia
The disposals, disclosed Wednesday in Securities and Exchange Commission filings, adds to a $4.1 billion sale earlier this year
Bram Berkowitz
August 4, 2020
AmericanInno
All in your monthly Ocean State Update.
Natasha Lomas
August 4, 2020
TechCrunch
It's official: Days after Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos was peppered with awkward questions by US lawmakers concerned about the market power of his ecommerce empire, the UK's competition regulator has confirmed it's happy for the tech giant to take a 16% bite out of local on-demand food delivery app, Deliveroo. The CMA had been investigating [...]
Martin Zwilling
August 4, 2020
AlleyWatch
The Pulse of New York Tech
Barbara Shecter
August 4, 2020
Financial Post
Pressure continues to build on today's tech behemoths
Kevin Cummings
August 3, 2020
AmericanInno
While the pandemic has caused an economic downturn in North Texas and across the country, there have been many local startups and innovators working to help others amid the crisis. Whether developing technology to slow the spread of the virus, offering financial aid and other services or launching a new business to bring some semblance of normality back to people's lives, North Texas has no shortage of people and companies doing their best to help the entire ecosystem. To help you keep track of all the local startups working on pandemic-related ventures, the funds and resources available, as well as tech-related pandemic news, NTX Inno has put together a roundup of some of the more positive Covid-19 related stories we came across in July, as well as news about local relief efforts. Pro tip: You can read daily updates on how coronavirus is affecting the local tech and startup ecosystem in our newsletter The Beat. Startups Agustin Gonzalez, the founder and CEO of Dallas-based mapping
Corinna Burton
August 3, 2020
Mail Online
Tired of removing tangled hair from your vacuum cleaner's brush-roll, or fed up with pet hair embedded in your sofa and carpet? If so, this Shark Cordless Stick Vacuum Cleaner could be the solution.
Emily Knott
August 3, 2020
Mail Online
With 61 per cent off, these over-ear headphones from DOQAUS are an absolute steal if you're after wireless headphones on a budget.
Sarah Perez
August 1, 2020
TechCrunch
This week, we're focused on rounding up the news from the U.S. antitrust investigation into Apple, as it pertains to apps, the App Store and developers.
Megan Rose Dickey
August 1, 2020
TechCrunch
Welcome back to Tech at Work, where we look at labor, diversity and inclusion. Given the amount of activity in this space, we're going to ramp this up from bi-weekly to weekly. This week, we're looking at the latest action from a group of Amazon warehouse workers in the San Francisco Bay Area, how to [...]
Kashmir Hill
July 31, 2020
www.nytimes.com
As lawmakers debate whether Apple, Google, Facebook, and Amazon are monopolies, a reporter recalls her attempt to avoid interacting with the companies.
Jon Brodkin
July 31, 2020
Ars Technica
Amazon pledges $10B investment after getting FCC approval for satellite plan.
Jonathan Chadwick
July 31, 2020
Mail Online
The 4DX film experience combines multi-sensory effects including faint water and wind jets, scents and lighting, as well as motion effects, including seat movements.
WIRED Staff
July 31, 2020
Wired
This week, we list the Amazon Prime benefits you don't know about, and tell you how to take advantage of them while you shelter in place.
Kate Cox
July 30, 2020
Ars Technica
Marathon session was nearly two different hearings, depending on party of questioner.
Brooke Crothers
July 30, 2020
Fox News
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos admitted that fake products continue to bedevil the e-commerce site at Wednesday's congressional hearing with tech giants.
Matt Stoller
July 30, 2020
the Guardian
'Mark Zuckerberg had to confront his own emails in which he noted that Facebook's purchase of Instagram was done to buy out a competitor.' Photograph: Getty Images
Daisuke Wakabayashi, Karen Weise, Jack Nicas and Mike Isaac
July 30, 2020
www.nytimes.com
Even though the tech industry's four biggest companies were stung by a slowdown in spending, they reported a combined $28 billion in profits on Thursday.
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