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Amazon to Acquire Whole Foods Market

Whole Foods Market ranked #28 and Amazon ranked #2 on Fortune’s 2017 list of World’s Most Admired Companies

SEATTLE & AUSTIN, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Jun. 16, 2017– Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) and Whole Foods Market, Inc. (NASDAQ:WFM) today announced that they have entered into a definitive merger agreement under which Amazon will acquire Whole Foods Market for $42 per share in an all-cash transaction valued at approximately $13.7 billion, including Whole Foods Market’s net debt. (more…)

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The Election Basar 2016 – New form of bribery – ‘paid speeches’

Hillary Clinton’s paid speeches – a ‘secret’? – not any more. But how much she was paid for each speech?

According to The Guardian – ‘her minimum fee was $225,000 per speech’ and her hosts make a long list of banks, securities firms and other financial institutions. (more…)

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Introducing the All-New Kindle Family: Four New Kindles, Four Amazing Price Points

New latest generation Kindle – world’s bestselling e-reader now lighter, faster, and more affordable than ever – only $79
New “Kindle Touch” with easy-to-use touch screen – only $99
New “Kindle Touch 3G” with free 3G – the top of the line Kindle e-reader – only $149
New “Kindle Fire” – the Kindle for movies, TV shows, music, books, magazines, apps, games, and web browsing with all the content, free storage in the Amazon Cloud, Whispersync, Amazon’s new revolutionary cloud-accelerated web browser, vibrant color touch screen, and powerful dual-core processor – all for only $199

SEATTLE, Sep 28, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) –– Millions of people are already reading on Kindles and Kindle is the bestselling e-reader in the world for four years running. Today, Amazon is excited to introduce an all-new Kindle family: three all-new Kindle e-readers that are smaller, lighter, and more affordable than ever before, and Kindle Firea new class of Kindle that brings the same ease-of-use and deep integration of content that helped Kindle re-invent readingto movies, TV shows, music, magazines, apps, books, games, and more. (more…)

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Amazon.com Now Selling More Kindle Books Than Print Books

*Kindle with Special Offers for only $114 is already the bestselling member of the Kindle family*

SEATTLE, May 19, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Amazon began selling hardcover and paperback books in July 1995. Twelve years later in November 2007, Amazon introduced the revolutionary Kindle and began selling Kindle books. By July 2010, Kindle book sales had surpassed hardcover book sales, and six months later, Kindle books overtook paperback books to become the most popular format on Amazon.com. Today, less than four years after introducing Kindle books, Amazon.com customers are now purchasing more Kindle books than all print books – hardcover and paperback – combined. (more…)

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Amazon.it Launches Today, Providing Vast Selection, Significant Savings and Great Convenience for Italian Online Shoppers

  • New Site Offers Everyday Low Prices on Books, DVD, Music, Video Games and Consumer Electronics – just in time for Christmas shopping
  • Amazon Prime membership program is available with unlimited free guaranteed 2-3-day delivery at an annual fee of 9.99 Euros
  • Introductory offer includes 30% discount on the vast selection of over 2 million Italian- and foreign-language books

SEATTLE, Nov 23, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Amazon.com today launched Amazon.it (www.amazon.it), an Italian-language website offering customers a vast selection of books, DVDs, video games, music and consumer electronics at everyday low prices. Launching with more categories than any other Amazon web site has launched with, the selection also includes computers, software, small home appliances, watches and toys. Amazon.it’s convenient services include Amazon Prime, the membership program with unlimited free guaranteed 2-3-day delivery at an annual fee of 9.99 Euros. (more…)

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Amazon.com to Acquire Diapers.com and Soap.com

SEATTLE, Nov 08, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Amazon.com, Inc. today announced that it has reached an agreement to acquire Quidsi, Inc., which operates Diapers.com, an online baby care specialty site, and Soap.com, an online site for everyday essentials.

“I’m not sure which is more unpleasant–changing diapers, paying too much for them, or running out of them,” said Jeff Bezos, Founder and CEO of Amazon.com. “This acquisition brings together two companies who are committed to providing great prices and fast delivery to parents, making one of the chores of being a parent a little easier and less expensive.” (more…)

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Amazon.com Announces Third Quarter Sales up 39% to $7.56 Billion

SEATTLE, Oct 21, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) —  Amazon.com, Inc. today announced financial results for its third quarter ended September 30, 2010.

Operating cash flow increased 16% to $2.62 billion for the trailing twelve months, compared with $2.25billion for the trailing twelve months ended September 30, 2009. Free cash flow decreased 5% to $1.83 billion for the trailing twelve months, compared with $1.92 billion for the trailing twelve months ended September 30, 2009. (more…)

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