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GuruFocus Financial Strength Rank measures how strong a company’s financial situation is. It is based on these factors

1. The debt burden that the company has as measured by its Interest coverage (current year).
2. Debt to revenue ratio. The lower, the better
3. Altman Z-score.

A company ranks high with financial strength is likely to withstand any business slowdowns and recessions.

Financial Strength : 6/10

vs
industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 2.56
AMZN's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
78% of the 1158 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 1.05 vs. AMZN: 2.56 )
AMZN' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0   Max: No Debt
Current: 2.56

Equity to Asset 0.28
AMZN's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
50% of the 1144 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 0.49 vs. AMZN: 0.28 )
AMZN' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: -1.08   Max: 0.72
Current: 0.28

-1.08
0.72
Interest Coverage 5.28
AMZN's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
52% of the 808 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 34.17 vs. AMZN: 5.28 )
AMZN' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 0.45   Max: 9999.99
Current: 5.28

0.45
9999.99
F-Score: 6
Z-Score: 5.52
M-Score: -2.84
GuruFocus Profitability Rank ranks how profitable a company is and how likely the company’s business will stay that way. It is based on these factors:

1. Operating Margin
2. Trend of the Operating Margin (5-year average). The company with an uptrend profit margin has a higher rank.
••3. Consistency of the profitability
4. Piotroski F-Score
5. Predictability Rank•

The maximum rank is 10. A rank of 7 or higher means a higher profitability and may stay that way. A rank of 3 or lower indicates that the company has had trouble to make a profit.

Profitability Rank is not directly related to the Financial Strength Rank. But if a company is consistently profitable, its financial strength will be stronger.

Profitability & Growth : 7/10

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industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 0.75
AMZN's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
54% of the 1161 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 5.25 vs. AMZN: 0.75 )
AMZN' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -41.4   Max: 6.36
Current: 0.75

-41.4
6.36
Net-margin (%) 0.22
AMZN's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
54% of the 1161 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 3.54 vs. AMZN: 0.22 )
AMZN' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -51.1   Max: 8.5
Current: 0.22

-51.1
8.5
ROE (%) 1.87
AMZN's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
56% of the 1142 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 9.10 vs. AMZN: 1.87 )
AMZN' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -355.56   Max: 3821.38
Current: 1.87

-355.56
3821.38
ROA (%) 0.51
AMZN's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
55% of the 1161 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 4.35 vs. AMZN: 0.51 )
AMZN' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -61.35   Max: 21.74
Current: 0.51

-61.35
21.74
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 5.49
AMZN's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
59% of the 1159 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 18.16 vs. AMZN: 5.49 )
AMZN' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -252.59   Max: 187.06
Current: 5.49

-252.59
187.06
Revenue Growth (%) 28.80
AMZN's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
98% of the 1018 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 5.50 vs. AMZN: 28.80 )
AMZN' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: 16.8   Max: 297.4
Current: 28.8

16.8
297.4
EBITDA Growth (%) 22.10
AMZN's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
92% of the 840 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 5.70 vs. AMZN: 22.10 )
AMZN' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: 15.8   Max: 219.7
Current: 22.1

15.8
219.7
EPS Growth (%) -38.40
AMZN's EPS Growth (%) is ranked lower than
51% of the 816 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 7.20 vs. AMZN: -38.40 )
AMZN' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -43.3   Max: 318.6
Current: -38.4

-43.3
318.6
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Guru Trades

Q3 2013

AMZN Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Stanley Druckenmiller 157,700 sh (New)
Murray Stahl 1,068 sh (New)
Steve Mandel 773,737 sh (New)
Mario Gabelli 4,870 sh (+68.8%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 425,691 sh (+46.76%)
Tom Gayner 14,900 sh (+37.96%)
Pioneer Investments 230,304 sh (+34.57%)
Jim Simons 441,755 sh (+28.47%)
Louis Moore Bacon 11,657 sh (+16.57%)
Ken Fisher 2,403,829 sh (+0.14%)
John Griffin 800,000 sh (unchged)
PRIMECAP Management 142,500 sh (unchged)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 307 sh (unchged)
George Soros Sold Out
Ron Baron 34,644 sh (-0.06%)
Chris Davis 18,933 sh (-1.62%)
Frank Sands 7,753,755 sh (-7.24%)
RS Investment Management 26,645 sh (-10.04%)
John Burbank 205,415 sh (-17.25%)
Chase Coleman 760,000 sh (-22.76%)
Jeremy Grantham 680 sh (-33.27%)
Steven Cohen 152,613 sh (-79.5%)
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Q4 2013

AMZN Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Bill Frels 1,499 sh (New)
George Soros 32,500 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 739 sh (New)
Caxton Associates 4,566 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 503,705 sh (+230.05%)
RS Investment Management 32,954 sh (+23.68%)
Murray Stahl 1,311 sh (+22.75%)
Mario Gabelli 5,470 sh (+12.32%)
Chase Coleman 825,500 sh (+8.62%)
Tom Gayner 15,700 sh (+5.37%)
Pioneer Investments 233,296 sh (+1.3%)
Ken Fisher 2,406,308 sh (+0.1%)
Ron Baron 34,660 sh (+0.05%)
PRIMECAP Management 142,500 sh (unchged)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 307 sh (unchged)
John Griffin 800,000 sh (unchged)
Stanley Druckenmiller 157,700 sh (unchged)
Steve Mandel Sold Out
Jim Simons Sold Out
Jeremy Grantham 623 sh (-8.38%)
Chris Davis 17,313 sh (-8.56%)
Frank Sands 6,430,860 sh (-17.06%)
John Burbank 137,890 sh (-32.87%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 182,240 sh (-57.19%)
Louis Moore Bacon 1,311 sh (-88.75%)
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Q1 2014

AMZN Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Ray Dalio 1,706 sh (New)
Chris Davis 1,096,136 sh (+6231.29%)
Paul Tudor Jones 2,694 sh (+264.55%)
Louis Moore Bacon 2,375 sh (+81.16%)
Murray Stahl 2,221 sh (+69.41%)
Ron Baron 41,428 sh (+19.53%)
Frank Sands 6,555,089 sh (+1.93%)
John Griffin 810,000 sh (+1.25%)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 307 sh (unchged)
Steven Cohen 80,000 sh (unchged)
Chase Coleman Sold Out
Tom Gayner Sold Out
Stanley Druckenmiller Sold Out
Caxton Associates Sold Out
Jeremy Grantham Sold Out
George Soros Sold Out
PRIMECAP Management 141,350 sh (-0.81%)
Pioneer Investments 229,854 sh (-1.48%)
Ken Fisher 2,343,442 sh (-2.61%)
Mario Gabelli 5,285 sh (-3.38%)
Steven Cohen 480,665 sh (-4.57%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 169,872 sh (-6.79%)
RS Investment Management 28,012 sh (-15%)
Bill Frels 1,189 sh (-20.68%)
John Burbank 97,746 sh (-29.11%)
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Q2 2014

AMZN Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Bill Nygren 971,000 sh (New)
George Soros 15,000 sh (New)
Jim Simons 169,055 sh (New)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 755,452 sh (+344.72%)
Chris Davis 2,341,553 sh (+113.62%)
Mario Gabelli 9,095 sh (+72.09%)
Louis Moore Bacon 3,288 sh (+38.44%)
Murray Stahl 2,405 sh (+8.28%)
Ken Fisher 2,466,455 sh (+5.25%)
Pioneer Investments 230,865 sh (+0.44%)
Frank Sands 6,578,073 sh (+0.35%)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 307 sh (unchged)
John Griffin 810,000 sh (unchged)
Ray Dalio Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
John Burbank Sold Out
Ron Baron 41,040 sh (-0.94%)
Bill Frels 1,153 sh (-3.03%)
PRIMECAP Management 134,550 sh (-4.81%)
RS Investment Management 22,615 sh (-19.27%)
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Latest Guru Trades with AMZN

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GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
John Burbank 2014-06-30 Sold Out 0.91%$288.32 - $342.99 $ 318.121%0
George Soros 2014-06-30 New Buy0.04%$288.32 - $342.99 $ 318.121%15000
Mario Gabelli 2014-06-30 Add 72.09%0.01%$288.32 - $342.99 $ 318.121%9095
Ray Dalio 2014-06-30 Sold Out $288.32 - $342.99 $ 318.121%0
John Burbank 2014-03-31 Reduce -29.11%0.55%$338.29 - $407.05 $ 318.12-15%97746
Tom Gayner 2014-03-31 Sold Out 0.2%$338.29 - $407.05 $ 318.12-15%0
George Soros 2014-03-31 Sold Out 0.11%$338.29 - $407.05 $ 318.12-15%0
Frank Sands 2014-03-31 Add 1.93%0.11%$338.29 - $407.05 $ 318.12-15%6555089
Ray Dalio 2014-03-31 New Buy$338.29 - $407.05 $ 318.12-15%1706
Frank Sands 2013-12-31 Reduce -17.06%1.16%$298.23 - $404.39 $ 318.12-12%6430860
Steve Mandel 2013-12-31 Sold Out 1.1%$298.23 - $404.39 $ 318.12-12%0
John Burbank 2013-12-31 Reduce -32.87%0.69%$298.23 - $404.39 $ 318.12-12%137890
George Soros 2013-12-31 New Buy0.11%$298.23 - $404.39 $ 318.12-12%32500
Steve Mandel 2013-09-30 New Buy1.1%$280.93 - $318.12 $ 318.127%773737
Frank Sands 2013-09-30 Reduce -7.24%0.56%$280.93 - $318.12 $ 318.127%7753755
John Burbank 2013-09-30 Reduce -17.25%0.4%$280.93 - $318.12 $ 318.127%205415
George Soros 2013-09-30 Sold Out 0.12%$280.93 - $318.12 $ 318.127%0
Tom Gayner 2013-09-30 Add 37.96%0.04%$280.93 - $318.12 $ 318.127%14900
Mario Gabelli 2013-09-30 Add 68.8%$280.93 - $318.12 $ 318.127%4870
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Guru Investment Theses on Amazon.com Inc

Bill Nygren Comments on Amazon - Jul 10, 2014

That brings me to our newest position, which will no doubt make some question our credentials as value investors: Amazon (AMZN).



Consensus forward earnings for Amazon are a little over a dollar. At the median forward P/E multiple, Amazon would be priced in the low $20s. So, even though the stock fell $124 from its January high of $408 to a May low of $284, its P/E ratio remained in nosebleed territory. But we have never believed the P/E ratio was the be-all and end-all for valuation. Amazon is a retailer – a very efficient retailer. When we compare stocks in the same industry, we often compare their market caps to their sales rather than their earnings. Since 2001, Amazon has generally traded at a cap-to-sales ratio of two to four times that of the average bricks-and-mortar retailer. Having fallen to just under two recently, one might say that, as an advantaged retailer, Amazon looks somewhat attractive.



But that metric misses an important change in Amazon’s business. Third-party sales (sales on amazon.com where the seller is not Amazon) have grown more rapidly than Amazon’s direct business. And on those transactions, accounting rules credit only Amazon's commission as revenue. So if you buy a $100 item on amazon.com from a third party, Amazon is only allowed to show about $13 of revenue, nearly all of which is gross profit. For third-party sales, Amazon is effectively functioning as the mall owner, collecting a percentage of sales as rent. Amazon earns less gross profit on that sale than an average retailer would, but it is also a much lower risk endeavor. For that reason, we think a dollar of third-party sales should be worth about the same as a dollar that Amazon sells directly.



It gets interesting when we adjust our cap-to-sales ratio comparison to include estimated gross third-party sales. Instead of selling at twice the ratio to sales of the average bricks–and-mortar retailer, Amazon is selling at only 80%. So, relative to gross sales, Amazon's stock would have to increase 25% to be priced consistent with the very companies whose survival Amazon is threatening. On that metric, Amazon has never been cheaper.



Should Amazon sell at a discount on sales? The answer largely rests on what Amazon could earn if it wasn’t investing so heavily for future growth. For most asset heavy businesses, growth investment is primarily on the balance sheet, and is slowly expensed on the income statement as depreciation throughout its useful life. In an asset–lite business like Amazon, however, most growth spending gets directly expensed to the income statement, creating a much larger immediate reduction in income. We believe that if Amazon sharply curtailed its growth spending so that it only grew at the rate other retailers grow, it could produce similar operating margins. But we don't want them to do that. We believe that management is maximizing value by investing heavily for super-normal organic growth. So, yes, Amazon is a rapidly growing business. But at this price, we believe it is also a value stock.



From Bill Nygren (Trades, Portfolio)'s Oakmark Fund second quarter 2014 letter.



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Baron Funds Comments on Amazon.com - May 29, 2014

Shares of Amazon.com, Inc. (AMZN), the world's largest online retailer, fell 16% due to weaker than anticipated revenue growth in the fourth quarter of 2013. We expect the company to improve growth rates going forward. Amazon continues to expand into large new growth markets, including apparel, consumer product goods, consumer electronics, grocery, and Amazon Web Services. Given that e-commerce still represents less than 10% of retail sales today, we believe that the ongoing shift to online retailing represents a multi-year growth opportunity from which Amazon should benefit.





From Baron Funds' first quarter 2014 commentary.



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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 830.60
AMZN's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
55% of the 1203 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 22.30 vs. AMZN: 830.60 )
AMZN' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 24.93   Max: 3679.86
Current: 830.6

24.93
3679.86
P/B 13.81
AMZN's P/B is ranked lower than
54% of the 1203 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 2.00 vs. AMZN: 13.81 )
AMZN' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 6.43   Max: 4806
Current: 13.81

6.43
4806
P/S 1.80
AMZN's P/S is ranked higher than
54% of the 1203 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 0.80 vs. AMZN: 1.80 )
AMZN' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.9   Max: 4.69
Current: 1.8

0.9
4.69
PFCF 142.65
AMZN's PFCF is ranked higher than
73% of the 1203 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 142.61 vs. AMZN: 142.65 )
AMZN' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 15.52   Max: 559.57
Current: 142.65

15.52
559.57
EV-to-EBIT 230.47
AMZN's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
55% of the 1203 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 16.16 vs. AMZN: 230.47 )
AMZN' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 17.4   Max: 273.8
Current: 230.47

17.4
273.8
PEG 37.71
AMZN's PEG is ranked higher than
75% of the 1202 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. AMZN: 37.71 )
AMZN' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.81   Max: 200.02
Current: 37.71

0.81
200.02
Shiller P/E 245.13
AMZN's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
71% of the 1203 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 43.85 vs. AMZN: 245.13 )
AMZN' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 43.53   Max: 407.8
Current: 245.13

43.53
407.8
Current Ratio 1.00
AMZN's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
52% of the 1154 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 1.55 vs. AMZN: 1.00 )
AMZN' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1   Max: 7.57
Current: 1

1
7.57
Quick Ratio 0.65
AMZN's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
63% of the 1154 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 0.85 vs. AMZN: 0.65 )
AMZN' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.64   Max: 7.34
Current: 0.65

0.64
7.34

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/Tangible Book 18.48
AMZN's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
51% of the 1203 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 3.05 vs. AMZN: 18.48 )
AMZN' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 9.64   Max: 261.94
Current: 18.48

9.64
261.94
Price/DCF (Projected) 5.69
AMZN's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
70% of the 1203 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 2.52 vs. AMZN: 5.69 )
AMZN' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 1.72   Max: 260.53
Current: 5.69

1.72
260.53
Price/Median PS Value 0.88
AMZN's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
83% of the 1203 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 1.08 vs. AMZN: 0.88 )
AMZN' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.35   Max: 15.63
Current: 0.88

0.35
15.63
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 41.53
AMZN's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
82% of the 1203 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. AMZN: 41.53 )
AMZN' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 1.13   Max: 194.14
Current: 41.53

1.13
194.14
Price/Graham Number 25.76
AMZN's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
59% of the 1203 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 2.32 vs. AMZN: 25.76 )
AMZN' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 4.01   Max: 114.71
Current: 25.76

4.01
114.71
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 0.40
AMZN's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked lower than
58% of the 1066 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 7.00 vs. AMZN: 0.40 )
AMZN' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0.4   Max: 5.7
Current: 0.4

0.4
5.7
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 20.86
AMZN's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
87% of the 901 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 8.28 vs. AMZN: 20.86 )
AMZN' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -1.4   Max: 72.5
Current: 20.86

-1.4
72.5

Business Description

Industry: Retail - Apparel & Specialty » Specialty Retail
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Traded in other countries:AMZ.Germany, AMZO34.Brazil, AMZ N.Mexico, AMZN.Chile
Amazon.com, Inc., was incorporated in 1994 in the state of Washington and reincorporated in 1996 in the state of Delaware. The Company serves consumers through its retail websites and focuses on selection, price, and convenience. It designs its websites to enable millions of unique products to be sold by the Company and by third parties across dozens of product categories. The Company offers programs that enable sellers to sell their products and fulfill orders through Amazon.com and their own branded websites. Amazon Web Services provides Amazon's developer customers with access to in-the-cloud infrastructure services based on Amazon's own back-end technology platform, which developers can use to enable virtually any type of business. In addition, it generates revenue through other marketing and promotional services, such as online advertising, and co-branded credit card agreements. Amazon.com and other sellers offer millions of unique new, refurbished and used items in categories such as: Books, Movies, Music & Games, Digital Downloads, Electronics & Computers, Home & Garden, Toys, Kids & Baby, Grocery, Apparel, Shoes & Jewelry, Health & Beauty, Sports & Outdoors, and Tools, Auto & Industrial. The Company also manufactures and sells the Kindle e-reader. The Kindle, Kindle 3G, Kindle with Special Offers, Kindle 3G with Special Offers and Kindle DX are portable readers that wirelessly download books, magazines, newspapers, blogs and personal documents to a crisp, high-resolution electronic ink display that looks and reads like real paper. The Company has organized its operations into two main segments: North America and International. The North America segment consists of amounts earned from retail sales of consumer products (including from sellers), subscriptions through North America-focused websites such as www.amazon.com and www.amazon.ca, and amounts earned from AWS. The International segment consists of amounts earned from retail sales of consumer products (including from sellers) and subscriptions through internationally focused locations. This segment includes export sales from these internationally based locations (including export sales from these sites to customers in the U.S. and Canada), but excludes export sales from its U.S. and Canadian locations. The Company's competitors include: physical-world retailers, publishers, vendors, distributors, manufacturers, and producers of its products; other online e-commerce and mobile e-commerce sites; a number of indirect competitors, including media companies, web portals, comparison shopping websites, and web search engines; companies that provide e-commerce services, including website development, fulfillment, and customer service; companies that provide infrastructure web services or other information storage; and companies that design, manufacture, market, or sell digital media devices. The Company is subject to general business regulations and laws, as well as regulation
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Amazon closing distribution plant in Kansas Oct 01 2014
Amazon purchased Twitch to venture into the live streaming space Oct 01 2014
Redbox Instant joint venture rumored near end Oct 01 2014
Cramer: Amazon's power only goes so far with Disney Oct 01 2014
Pepsi to launch naturally sweetened soda on Amazon, bypassing stores Oct 01 2014
Pepsi True to launch only on Amazon Oct 01 2014
Analysts Pull EBay Buy Ratings On PayPal Spinoff News Oct 01 2014
Angie's List May Be Shopping for a Good Buyer Oct 01 2014
Amazon settling Disney DVD dispute won't resolve book stand-off Oct 01 2014
Amazon & Alibaba: Emerging rivalry? Oct 01 2014

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