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Food for thought : Amazon.com buys Whole Foods for $13.7 billion dollars

Amazon is blurring the digital and real world, announcing the acquisition of Whole Foods for $13.7 billion dollars. This massive new purchase of a real world retailer indicates the aggressive direction that Amazon CEO, Jeff Bezos, has designed for his company. The acquisition of Whole Foods for $42 dollars a share represents a 27% premium […]

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Do.com : Productivity software & domain now part of Amazon Chime

Amazon has acquired Do, creators of productivity software, along with the matching two letter .com domain, Do.com. The acquisition occurred in February, and the buyer was not announced at the time. According to the earlier announcement: “Weโ€™re proud to announce today that Do.com has been acquired. While we would like to share more, we will […]

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TwitchStarter : Amazon lawsuit ends bot-selling business on Twitch domains

Amazon, owners of the Twitch broadcasting network for gamers, filed a lawsuit against seven bot makers, last June. The defendants have been selling software that artificially boosts user viewer numbers on Twitch; the lawsuit alleged that the Twitch bots degraded user experience, tarnishing its brand by making it “harder for Twitch users to discover legitimate […]

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Amazon invests in .TUBE domains for content streaming

Amazon is another mega-corporation known for its investment in media-related products and services. The company founded by Internet visionary, Jeff Bezos, has become the destination of choice for consumer products. They just so happen to own Twitch TV, an online gaming stream service that they paid $970 million dollars to acquire. For reference, Twitch TV […]

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WorkMail: Amazon new service arrives without first securing the dot .com

Amazon announced WorkMail today, a hosted email service for corporations that aims at competing against Microsoft Office 365. Presented as Amazon WorkMail, the service is a secure, managed email and calendaring solution that would also compete against similar Google offerings. Naturally, Amazon secured AmazonWorkMail.com – a domain registered yesterday, according to DomainTools. Unlike Microsoft that […]

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Chinese domain squatter gets slammed over Amazon trademarks!

Sole WIPO panelist, C. K. Kwong, was right: the incorporation of words which are identical or confusingly similar to the Complainant’s said four registered trademarks consisting of or comprising the respective words “amazon”, “fire”, “kindle” and “goodreads” in the Respondent’s 14 disputed domain names within a period of 2 years from April 10, 2012 to […]

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Exclusive interview with Peter Kay, owner of Twitch.com

When we broke the news of the huge purchase of Twitch by Amazon to the domainer community, some appeared shocked by our statement that Twitch .com has become a seven figure domain name. The $970 million dollar all-cash purchase of Twitch and Twitch.tv is indisputably a punch in the face of Google, that was also […]

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Twitch .com owner hits jackpot as Amazon buys Twitch for $970 million dollars

The owner of the domain name Twitch.com hit the proverbial jackpot yesterday, as Amazon announced the acquisition of Twitch Interactive for $970 million dollars in an all-cash deal. There is one minute detail: Twitch operates from Twitch.tv. Evolving from Justin.tv, a personal broadcast medium from 2007 to Twitch.tv in February of 2014 was the result […]

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Should Google or Amazon rule the dot .Music gTLD ?

The battle for the control of the premium money-maker of a gTLD, dot .Music rages on, with Google and Amazon being two of the applicants. Constantine Roussos, CEO of Music.us is another dot .Music applicant, pushing for the characterization of the gTLD as a community application. Roussos has been fighting the giants like David against […]

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Top domains acquired by 10 Major Corporations today!

With billions of dollars in steady revenue, large corporations engage in constant domain asset investment; the Wall Street wizards are well aware of the power of the .com and other TLDs. We often wonder, which domain names were bought by Fortune 500 companies on a given day? Thanks to some crafty research in the zone […]

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Move over PayPal: Amazon launches Amazon Payments in direct competition

In direct competition to PayPal, Amazon has launched a new service today, aptly named “Amazon Payments.” Operating from AmazonPayments.com the new service charges 2.9% from each transaction, plus 30 cents. Users can shop online, being able to both send and receive money to Amazon and thousands of other web sites. By rolling out Amazon Payments, […]

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Tweet #AmazonCart to add stuff to your Amazon shopping cart!

Right as we thought that it doesn’t get any crazier in the world of social media, Amazon and Twitter come along to prove us wrong. A new joint feature of Twitter and Amazon allows people to find a tweet that contains an Amazon product and respond with the hashtag #AmazonCart, instantly adding it to their […]

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