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Amazon.com shows ads to many users of its Kindle e-readers.

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Amazon.com shows ads to many users of its Kindle e-readers.

Amazon Is Quietly Building an Ad Empire

Google and Facebook tend to make the most noise in digital advertising. Amazon.com is a bit of a silent giant, and the online retailer is starting to stir. Last year, Amazon’s advertising revenue increased 46 percent from 2011, reaching $610...

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Amazon's outside investments contributed more to the bottom line than its e-commerce operations.

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Amazon's outside investments contributed more to the bottom line than its e-commerce operations.

Amazon Was More Investor than Retailer in the First Quarter

  Amazon.com is the world’s largest online retailer, but its outside investments contributed more money to the company’s bottom line in the first quarter than its e-commerce operations. In the three months ended March 31, Amazon made more than half...

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Kiva Systems Inc. robots sit at an Acumen Brands Inc. warehouse in Fayetteville, Arkansas.

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Kiva Systems Inc. robots sit at an Acumen Brands Inc. warehouse in Fayetteville, Arkansas.

Bain Capital’s Kiva Investment Lifts Venture Profile in Silicon Valley

The best way for a venture capital firm to make a splash in Silicon Valley is to turn a signature investment into a big time profit. It looks like Bain Capital Ventures has arrived, thanks to Amazon.com’s $775 million acquisition...

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