amazon.com inc (AMZ) Details
Amazon.com, Inc. operates as an online retailer in North America and internationally. The company operates in two segments, North America and International. It operates retail Websites, such as amazon.com and amazon.ca, which include merchandise and content purchased for resale from vendors and those offered by third-party sellers. The company serves consumers through its retail Websites and focuses on selection, price, and convenience. It also offers programs that enable sellers to sell their products on company’s Websites, and their own branded Websites. In addition, the company serves developers and enterprises through Amazon Web Services, which provides access to technology infrastructure that enables virtually various businesses. Further, it offers Kindle Direct Publishing, an online platform that lets independent authors and publishers to make their books available in the Kindle Store; and programs that allow authors, musicians, filmmakers, app developers, and others to publish and sell content. Additionally, the company manufactures and sells the Kindle e-reader devices. It also provides co-branded credit card agreements, and fulfillment and advertising services. Amazon.com, Inc. was founded in 1994 and is headquartered in Seattle, Washington.
Last Reported Date: 01/30/13
Founded in 1994
amazon.com inc (AMZ) Top Compensated Officers
Founder, Chairman, Chief Executive Officer an...
Total Annual Compensation: $81.8K
Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice Presi...
Total Annual Compensation: $160.0K
Senior Vice President of International Consum...
Total Annual Compensation: $175.0K
Senior Vice President of Consumer Business
Total Annual Compensation: $165.0K
Senior Vice President of Web Services
Total Annual Compensation: $160.0K
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2012.
MediSwipe, Inc. Announces First eCommerce Sales of Hemp Based Energy Drink "Chillo" on Amazon.com
Jun 13 13
MediSwipe, Inc. announced that the company's popular hemp based energy drink "CHILLO" is now for sale with the world's largest online retailer on Amazon.com Marketplace. With the trusted Amazon platform and fulfillment services, MediSwipe expects to experience a surge in orders of the beverage through ecommerce sales as the products profit from enhanced visibility within the Amazon catalog. CHILLO, with its distinct trademark orange can, carries the chill of hemp seed extract with the added punch and perfect blend of caffeine, vitamins B6 and B12 for the ultimate drink experience.
H-W Technology, L.C. Files Patent Infringement Action Against Apple and Several Other Defendants Including Amazon and Buy.com
Jun 10 13
H-W Technology, L.C. filed a patent infringement action against Apple and several other defendants including Amazon and Buy.com. H-W alleged that it had ownership of U.S. Patent No. 7,525,955, entitled internet protocol phone with search and advertising capability the 955 patent. The 955 patent is directed to systems and methods of using a multi-convergence device, including phones commonly referred to as smart phones, which are able to converge voice and data within a single terminal, and which allow users of such devices via domain specific applications to receive information and offers from merchants and to complete a transaction with one of said merchants without having to generate a phone call. The defendants argued that claims 1 and 17 of the patent were indefinite and invalid under 35 U.S.C. 112, paragraph 2, for combining two statutory classes of invention within a single claim. The defendants also asserted that claim construction was not necessary to rule on the motion to dismiss because H-W had not included any argument in its claim construction briefs regarding the subject-matter class covered by the claim language at issue. H-W asserted that the validity of its patent claims had to be considered on summary judgment context, with the benefit of claim construction and expert discovery, and not on a motion to dismiss. The district court agreed with H-W, finding that at least one court in this district has held that claim indefiniteness is a matter which is more appropriately addressed through summary judgment. See Mannatech, Inc. v. TechMedia Health, Inc., No. 3:06-CV-00813-P, 2009 WL 3614359, at 15 (N.D. Tex. Oct. 29, 2009) (determination of claim indefiniteness is not appropriate at the claim construction stage because a court must first attempt to determine what a claim means before it can determine whether the claim is invalid for indefiniteness). Another court in this circuit has refused to consider validity arguments even on a summary judgment motion, reasoning that claim construction had not yet occurred. See Innovention Toys, LLC v. MGA Entm't, Inc., No. 07-6510, 2009 WL 424398, at 8 (E.D. La. Feb. 19, 2009) ('[I]t is incumbent on a court to set forth its construction of any disputed terms before making findings on validity unless the court determines that the resolution of claim construction would not impact its ruling. The defendants also contended that H-W had failed to plead sufficient facts to support a claim for direct infringement under 35 U.S.C. 271(a). As explained by the district court, "[a]s in their first motion, Defendants again argue that claim 9 is a method claim with steps requiring performance by at least two parties. They contend that to succeed on its direct infringement claim, Plaintiff must make joint infringement allegations against the defendants- and that it has not done so. (Docs. 195 at 15-17; 391 at 2-3.) Defendants contend that a cognizable claim of joint infringement requires identification of a second party and an allegation that each defendant exercises control over the second party through an agency or contractual relationship. Contrary to the defendants' assertion, H-W maintained that the method may be performed by a single party and that the court cannot properly decide Defendants' motion without engaging in claim construction. H-W therefore contended that the Defendants' motion was premature and should also be denied on grounds that the Court had not yet issued its claim construction ruling.
Amazon.com Inc. Enters Agreement with Viacom Inc
Jun 5 13
Amazon.com Inc. has reached a multi-year agreement with Viacom Inc. that will bring hundreds of the media company's television shows to Amazon's Prime Instant Video service. The deal covers more than 4,000 TV episodes, adding more episodes of children's shows, such as Nickelodeon's SpongeBob SquarePants, and locking up exclusive online subscription service access to Nick Jr. programs including Dora the Explorer and Blue's Clues. The content licensing agreement is believed to be the biggest yet for Amazon's video streaming service, in terms of breadth of content and cost. The value of the licensing agreement was not disclosed, though it is estimated to be worth hundreds of millions of dollars, according to a person familiar with the matter requested anonymity because contract details are confidential.