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  • Numark Industries is a global DJ equipment brand. It makes DJ mixers, turntables, and DJ CD players.
    Numark has launched a second brand, ION Audio for their consumer line products including many electronics that plug in to computers via USB, and recently extended its portfolio with the acquisition of Alesis and Akai.




    Audiovox said on Thursday it has signed a “non-binding term sheet” to acquire all of Klipsch’s shares. That's right, Audiovox, a rather large company (bigger than some might think) will soon control all of Klipsch’s brands, including Jamo, Mirage, Energy and Athena. Audiovox is a leader in the automotive electronics and accessories field and even have a large presence in the consumer electonics category. Audiovox markets products under the Audiovox, RCA, Jensen, and Acoustic Research brand names.



    Harman International Industries is an American-based international audio and infotainment equipment company. Harman International's consumer group makes loudspeakers, CD and DVD players, CD recorders, and amplifiers under several brand names such as Harman Kardon, JBL, and Infinity.




    The Vitec Group plc, headquartered in Kingston upon Thames, not far from London, UK, supplies a wide range of equipment and services to the broadcasting, entertainment and photographic markets. The Vitec Group is listed at the Stock Exchange in London (Engineering) and is comprised of 3 divisions that manage a total of 15 brands. Gitzo, Manfrotto, Avenger Lighting Grip, Kata, National Geographic, Litec, Tomcat, Brilliant Stages, Sachtler,
    Vinten, Vinten Radamec, OConnor, Petrol Bags, Litepanels, Anton/Bauer, Autoscript, Nucomm, RF Extreme, Microwave Service Company, The Camera Store.


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  • Nice to know.
  • That Crazy Vitec Group. My favorite is Microwave Service Company
  • Tiffen owned brands:
    1) Tiffen, its line of photographic, video and digital filters and lenses;
    2) Lowel-Light, a world leader in location lighting;
    3) Steadicam® high-end camera stabilizing systems line
    4) Davis & Sanford and Vista, two lines of tripods;
    5) Domke, and Zing, two lines of camera bags;
    6) Stroboframe, a lighting, flash brackets and accessories line;
    7) Saunders Professional, a rotary trimmer line,
    8) Kodak Wratten filter products,
    9) Listec Video, a line of professional teleprompters.
  • Numark and Harman are two companies that I used to deal with a lot back in the day.

    In the age of generic OEM manufacturing a brand name can add value in your customers mind. Numark knows this very well. My favorite recent example was when akai released a drum machine that look exactly like a drum machine form alesis. Same machine deferent samples for deferent markets. There is a lot of consolidation in the pro-audio world in the last 10 years.
  • Gibson Guitar Corporation:
    Baldwin
    Epiphone
    Kalamazoo
    Kramer
    Maestro
    Slingerland
    Steinberger
    Tobias
    Valley Arts,
    Wurlitzer
    Garrison Guitars in 2007.
    Recently Gibson acquired the Stanton Group which includes KRK Systems, Stanton DJ and Cerwin Vega

  • Updated Harman Brands:
    Aha Radio™
    AKG®
    Becker®
    BSS®
    Crown®
    dbx®
    DigiTech®
    Harman Kardon®
    Infinity®
    JBL® - Lifestyle
    JBL® - Professional
    JBL Synthesis®
    Lexicon® - Lifestyle
    Lexicon® - Professional
    Mark Levinson®
    Revel®
    Selenium®
    Soundcraft®
    Studer®
  • Pretty soon theres going to be one corporation that owns everything
  • You are very close :-)
    I'll try to make a post discussing real foundationd behind this process.
  • Classic Karl Marx.
  • Btw, Teradek is now part of evil Vitec empire.

    The Vitec Group plc, the international provider of products and services for the broadcast, photographic, and MAG (military, aerospace and government) markets, today announces that it has acquired the California-based company, Teradek, which will form part of its Vitec Videocom division.

    Teradek is a world-leading provider of wireless HD video devices and platforms which are used in broadcast contribution and distribution, video production, webcasting and digital cinema. All products are designed and manufactured in the U.S.A. and are sold internationally.

  • FMIC was once Fender Guitars. Now they own

    • Gretsch
    • EVH
    • Jackson
    • Charvel
    • SWR
    • Guild
    • Groove Tubes
    • DeArmond
    • Tacoma
    • Sunn

    and its wholly owned subsidiary, KMC controls

    • Ovation
    • Takamine
    • Gibraltar
    • Gretsch (Drums)
    • LP (Latin Percussion)
    • Toca
    • Hamer
    • Genz-Benz
    • Jasmine

    Fran

  • SmallHD bought by Vitec

    “We are looking forward to joining the Vitec Group of companies,” said Wes Phillips, founder and CEO of SmallHD. “It’s exciting for SmallHD to be included among the great brands that they represent. We have aspirations to continue to build outstanding monitors, and Vitec not only encourages that entrepreneurial spirit but offers the support and expertise we need to move forward.”

  • Next stage

    LONDON (March 2, 2015) – The Vitec Group has acquired the business of Paralinx, a California company known for its high-quality wireless video systems. Paralinx will be incorporated into the Vitec Group’s Videocom Division, complementing its existing brands.

    Paralinx was founded by Dan Kanes and Greg Smokler, two members of the International Cinematographers Guild (ICG) who sought to develop a new wave of affordable, high-definition wireless video tools for professionals and enthusiasts alike. The company will join Teradek and SmallHD in Vitec Videocom’s Creative Solutions business unit.

    “Like Teradek and SmallHD, Paralinx is another great example of the pioneering spirit that is so important to disrupting the professional video industry with game-changing products and top-notch customer support,” said Vitec Videocom CEO Matt Danilowicz. “By combining Paralinx’s deep understanding of the market with Teradek’s engineering acumen, both companies are positioned to develop truly cutting-edge technology tailored specifically to their customers’ needs.”

    To adequately address the growing demand for wireless video devices, Paralinx will continue to innovate in the UAV and independent content creator spaces, while Teradek will focus on cinema and television applications.

    “When we launched Paralinx in 2012, our mission was simple: to enable filmmakers to monitor wirelessly a camera’s HD recording in real time,” said Dan Kanes, co-founder of Paralinx. “We sought to bring a new level of freedom to video production, an essential link in digital cinematography. Now, in 2015, we are excited to be joining forces with Teradek and SmallHD, other innovators under the world-renowned Vitec Group, to continue empowering content creators with revolutionary technology and unparalleled support.”

    Co-founder Greg Smokler added: “We started Paralinx because as end-users on the front lines of content production we weren’t getting the tools that we needed. This acquisition gives us the opportunity to collaborate with the talented engineers and product development team at Teradek and to make use of the Vitec Group’s manufacturing and operational might. We believe that the biggest winners out of this will be the people that helped us get to where we are today: our customers.”

  • MUSIC Group (the parent company of Midas, Klark Teknik, Turbosound, Behringer and Bugera) has announced that it has acquired TC Group (parent company of Tannoy, Lab Gruppen, Lake, TC Electronics, TC Helicon and TC Applied Technologies).

    “Since the acquisition of Midas, Klark Teknik and Turbosound, we have been continuously pursuing brands that complement the mixing console, processing and loudspeaker excellence offered by these historic brands,” said MUSIC Group founder and CEO Uli Behringer. “Throughout our search, TC Group has clearly stood out as the ideal match because of their world-class brands, impressive intellectual property, sterling reputation and first-class team of people. I am very proud to welcome the TC Group team into our family.”

  • Vitec also bought Wooden Camera, Offhollywood and Provak.

    So now it is

    • Wooden Camera
    • Offhollywood
    • Provak
    • Colorama
    • Teradek
    • SmallHD
    • Anton/Bauer
    • Litepanels
    • Offhollywood
    • Paralinx
    • Haigh-Farr
    • Autocue
    • Autoscript
    • Sachtler
    • Camera Corps
    • Vinten
    • OConnor
    • Manfrotto
    • Befree
    • Avenger
    • Gitzo
    • Lastolite
    • Manfrotto
    • Kata
    • National Geographic
    • Litec
    • Tomcat
    • Brilliant Stages,
    • Petrol Bags
    • Nucomm
    • RF Extreme
    • Microwave Service Company
    • Bexel
    • The Camera Store

    Vitec is looking good:

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  • Updates

    Harman Brands all bough by Samsung.

    Also, Sound United, the company behind Polk Audio and Definitive Technology, purchased D+M Group, the owner of Denon, Marantz and Boston Acoustics brands.

  • Vitec acquired Lowepro and Joby.

    Vitec plans to integrate the two brands into its Photographic Division under the leadership of the Photographic Divisional Chief Executive Marco Pezzana.

    Marco Pezzana said: "We are proud to announce that two remarkable brands within the Photographic Accessories market, JOBY and Lowepro, will join the Vitec Photographic Division. We pride ourselves on supplying the leading photographic brands to a global market, and this natural addition to our business strengthens the outstanding offering we already provide to our partners worldwide.

    We believe that our extensive knowledge of the photographic market will enable us to add a wealth of value to these already leading brands. JOBY and Lowepro’s product development expertise coupled with our established global distribution network, engineering and manufacturing capabilities, gives an exciting opportunity for both the Vitec Group and our global partners."

  • Let's not forget B&H own a tonne of in house brands too!

  • @IronFilm

    Of course. You can collect them all, sort out and post.

  • Not sure of what all the ones owned by B&H (well, maybe not owned directly, but a "sister company") would be, but a few are:

    • Senal
    • Polsen
    • Auray
    • Arco
    • Ruggard
    • Pearstone
    • Kopul
    • Impact
    • Watson
    • Xcellon
    • Gabor
    • Xuma
    • Chiaro
    • Vulta
    • Spieltek
    • Raya
    • Angler
    • Impact
    • Genaray
    • Luxli
    • Bolt
    • Brilia
    • Ziv
    • Vello
    • Sensei
    • Watson
    • Pawa
    • Magnus
    • Oben
    • Helder
    • Revo
    • Elvid
    • Axler

    They're all under the Gradus Group:

    http://www.gradusgroup.com/brands

  • Sound United, the parent company for Denon, Polk Audio and Marantz, has reached a deal to buy Onkyo's home audio division, and it also gives it control of the Pioneer, Pioneer Elite and Integra labels -- that's a lot of major names under one roof.

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  • Opel was bought by the PSA group last yesr.

  • Amazon brands

    APPAREL AND ACCESSORIES

    • Zappos
      An online shoe and clothing shop owned by Amazon. It was acquired by Amazon in 2009 for $1.2 billion.
    • 206 Collective
      An Amazon brand of leather-based men's and women's shoes.
    • 28 Palms
      An Amazon brand of men's floral-print button-ups and polo shirts.
    • Body Labs
      Amazon acquired the 3D body model startup in 2017.
    • Cable Stitch
      An Amazon brand of women's knitwear.
    • Haven Outerwear
      An Amazon brand of outerwear, including coats and vests.
    • The Plus Project
      An Amazon brand of outerwear.
    • Signature Society An Amazon brand of women's clothing.
    • Savoir Faire
      An Amazon brand of women's clothing.
    • Hayden Rose
      An Amazon brand of women's clothing.
    • Essentialist
      An Amazon brand of women's clothing.
    • Wild Meadow
      An Amazon brand of women's clothing.
    • Daily Ritual
      An Amazon brand of women's loungewear.
    • The Luna Coalition
      An Amazon brand of women's loungewear.
    • Camp Moonlight
      An Amazon brand of women's clothing.
    • Painted Heart
      An Amazon brand of women's clothing.
    • Clifton Heritage
      An Amazon brand of men's clothing and accessories.
    • Quality Durables Co.
      An Amazon brand of casual men's clothing.
    • Leather Architect
      An Amazon brand of leather wallets.
    • Coastal Blue
      An Amazon brand of women's swimwear.
    • Ocean Blues
      An Amazon brand of women's swimwear.
    • Comfort Denim Outfitters
      An Amazon brand of men's denim.
    • Rugged Mile Denim
      An Amazon brand of men's denim.
    • Denim Bloom
      An Amazon brand of women's denim.
    • HALE Denim
      An Amazon brand of women's denim.
    • Madison Denim
      An Amazon brand of women's denim.
    • Indigo Society
      An Amazon brand of women's denim.
    • Lily Parker
      An Amazon brand of women's denim.
    • Crafted Collar
      An Amazon brand of men's collared shirts.
    • Isle Bay Linens
      An Amazon brand of men's clothing.
    • Wood Paper Company
      An Amazon brand of men's clothing.
    • 7Goals
      An Amazon brand of women's activewear.
    • Goodsport
      Amazon's activewear brand.
    • Peak Velocity
      An Amazon men's activewear brand.
    • Mint Lilac
      An Amazon brand of women's activewear.
    • Core 10
      An Amazon brand of women's activewear.
    • Rebel Canyon
      An Amazon activewear and sports apparel brand.
    • Franklin & Freeman
      An Amazon men's dress footwear line.
    • Franklin Tailored
      An Amazon men's business wear line.
    • James & Erin
      An Amazon women's wear line.
    • Lark & Ro
      An Amazon brand that offers women's wear-to-work staples and polished essentials.
    • North Eleven
      An Amazon women's wear line featuring cardigans, sweaters, and ponchos.
    • Society New York
      An Amazon women's business casual wear line featuring dresses and purses.
    • Ella Moon
      An Amazon brand of bohemian-inspired women's wear.
    • Mariella Bella
      An Amazon brand of women's clothing.
    • Plumberry
      An Amazon brand of women's clothing.
    • Smitten
      An Amazon brand of women's clothing.
    • Social Graces
      An Amazon brand of women's formalwear.
    • The Cambridge Collection
      An Amazon brand of women's formalwear.
    • Velvet Rope
      An Amazon brand of women's formalwear.
    • Something for Everyone
      An Amazon brand of casual clothing and shoes.
    • Suite Alice
      An Amazon brand of women's clothing.
    • Mae
      An Amazon brand that offers fashion intimates, loungewear, and sleepwear.
    • Paris Sunday
      An Amazon women's brand of dresses and separates.
    • True Angel
      An Amazon brand of women's clothing.
    • Amazon Essentials
      An Amazon brand that offers men's and women's basics.
    • Buttoned Down
      An Amazon menswear brand that offers business and casual options.
    • Goodthreads
      An Amazon menswear brand.
    • Arabella
      An Amazon womenswear brand including bras, shapewear, and sleepwear.
    • East Dane
      A subsidiary of Amazon, the global online retail site offers more than 125 designer men's brands.
    • Good Brief
      An Amazon brand of men's underwear.
    • Madeline Kelly
      An Amazon brandof women's underwear.
    • The Slumber Project
      An Amazon brand of pajamas.
    • Trailside Supply Co.
      An Amazon brand of men's ski and snowboard gear.
    • Ugly Fair Isle
      An Amazon brand of Christmas sweaters.
    • Kold Feet
      An Amazon brand of socks.
    • Stocking Fox
      An Amazon brand of stockings.
    • The Fix
      An Amazon brand of shoes and accessories.
    • The Lovely Tote Co.
      An Amazon brand of handbags.
    • Moon and Back
      An Amazon brand of baby clothing.
    • Scout + Ro
      An Amazon brand of clothing for children.
    • Emma Riley
      An Amazon brand of girls clothing.
    • A for Awesome
      An Amazon brand of children's clothing.
    • Kid Nation
      An Amazon brand of children's clothing.
    • Spotted Zebra
      An Amazon brand of children's clothing.
    • Shoefitr
      Software that recommends shoe sizes for customers. Amazon acquired Shoefitr in 2015.

    BEAUTY AND HEALTH PRODUCTS

    • Belei
      Amazon's line of private-label skincare products, launched in 2019.
    • Amazon Elements
      An Amazon brand that offers everyday essentials, such as vitamins and supplements.
  • BRICK-AND-MORTAR STORES

    • Amazon Books
      A chain of 18 brick-and-mortar bookstores that launched in 2015.
    • Amazon 4-star
      A chain of three stores featuring a selection of the top products rated four stars and above for sale on Amazon.com. The first Amazon 4-star store was launched in 2018.
    • Amazon Go
      A chain of four no-checkout convenience stores launched in 2016.
    • Presented by Amazon
      A chain of four kiosks of top brands on Amazon.com that launched in May 2019.

    EDUCATION

    • TenMarks Education
      A company that provides personalized online math practice and enrichment programs for K-Algebra/Geometry using technology products. One product, called Amazon Inspire, was a content discovery service that provides teachers access to a library of educator-created digital educational resources. Amazon, which acquired the company in 2013, recently discontinued TenMarks' tools.
    • Amazon Whispercast
      A platform that lets educators buy, manage, and distribute e-books and apps from Amazon's Kindle and Apps & Games stores, directly to students.
    • Amazon Inspire
      A resource group for teachers and educators to share and discover digital resources, worksheets, lesson plans, and assessments.

    ELECTRONICS AND DEVICES

    • Amazon Kindle
      An e-book reader sold by Amazon.
    • Amazon Fire
      A tablet computer developed by Amazon and Quanta Computer.
    • Amazon Echo
      A smart speaker that connects to the voice-controlled, intelligent personal assistant service Alexa. The market research firm eMarketer estimates the Echo will account for roughly 63% of all US smart speaker sales in 2019. To compare, the firm estimates Google will account for 31% of the market.
    • Amazon Alexa
      Alexa is an intelligent personal assistant service developed by Amazon.
    • Amazon Cloud Cam
      An internet-connected security camera that works with Alexa. The device, launched in October 2017, works as a part of Key by Amazon, a service offered to Amazon Prime members as a way to get deliveries inside their home by giving Amazon contractors a one-time code to smart locks.
    • Blink
      A home automation company that creates outdoor and indoor security cameras. Amazon acquired the company for $90 million in late 2017.
    • Ring
      A smart doorbell company Amazon acquired in 2018 for $1.2 billion. The Ring device is a Wi-Fi--enabled doorbell that can stream live video of a doorstep to a smartphone or tablet.
    • NuPro
      An Amazon brand of tech accessories, including screen protectors for Amazon Fire tablets.

    ENERGY

    • Amazon Wind Farm Texas
      A 100-turbine wind farm in West Texas, opened in late 2017. The farm is the largest of Amazon's 18 renewable energy projects, including wind and solar farms, in the US. Amazon said it would purchase 90% of the facility's output.

    FOOD AND BEVERAGES

    • Whole Foods Market
      Amazon bought Whole Foods in 2017 for $13.7 billion. Whole Foods is a brick-and-mortar supermarket chain featuring organic foods as well as foods without artificial preservatives, colors, flavors, sweeteners, or hydrogenated fats.
    • Amazon Restaurants
      Amazon's food delivery service. The company recently shut it down.
    • Amazon Treasure Trucks
      These food trucks are scattered around the country and sell everything from steak to Philips Hue lights.
    • Happy Belly
      A private Amazon label of everyday essentials such as coffee and spices.
    • Wickedly Prime
      An Amazon brand that offers food and beverages such as popcorn, chips, soup, and tea. It's like Amazon's version of Trader Joe's.
    • Single Cow Burger
      Burger patties made exclusively for AmazonFresh.
    • AmazonFresh
      Amazon's grocery delivery service currently available in some US states, London, Tokyo, and Berlin, Munich, and Hamburg, Germany.
    • Prime Pantry
      An Amazon service that ships nonperishable grocery items for an additional fee.
    • Wag
      An Amazon brand of dog food.

    FINANCE

    • Amazon Lending
      An invite-only loan program Amazon offers to sellers at various interest rates. The company said it has loaned billions of dollars to sellers since the program launched in 2011.
    • Amazon Pay
      Amazon's online payment-processing service. It was launched in 2007.
    • Tapzo
      Amazon acquired Tapzo, the popular Indian payment platform, for $40 million in 2018. Then it shut down the company and moved its users to Amazon Pay.

    GAMING

    • Curse
      A video game service company known for Curse Voice, which is like Skype for gamers. Players can easily get in touch and speak with each other over the internet as they play a game.
    • Amazon GameOn
      An Amazon business launched in 2018 that enables developers to add e-sports competitions to mobile, PC, and console games so that players can win prizes.
    • Double Helix Games
      A video game development company acquired by Amazon and renamed Amazon Game Studios in 2014.
    • GameSparks
      Amazon in 2017 acquired GameSparks, a "backend as a service" provider allowing game developers to build gaming features and manage them all in the cloud.

    HEALTH CARE

    • 1492/the Amazon Grand Challenge/Project X
      A secret lab dedicated to health care research started in 2014. The project has reportedly started pitching Hera, which analyzes electronic medical records for incorrect codes or misdiagnoses.
    • Basic Care
      Amazon's over-the-counter medicine line that includes products ranging from its own brand of ibuprofen to hair-regrowth treatment.
    • PillPack
      An online pharmacy purchased by $1 billion in 2018. PillPack is an online pharmacy that sends customers prepackaged medication doses.

    HOUSEHOLD ITEMS AND FURNITURE

    • AmazonBasics
      Amazon's brand of household supplies, kitchen accessories, and tech accessories.
    • Fabric.com
      A wholesale fabric store.
    • Pike Street
      An Amazon brand of linens.
    • Mama Bear
      Baby and family-focused products from Amazon, including diapers, baby food, and laundry detergent.
    • Presto!
      A household-essentials line from Amazon that offers bio-based laundry detergent, dish soap, paper towels, and more.
    • Solimo
      An Amazon brand of assorted household, personal care, beauty, and pet products.
    • Pinzon
      An Amazon brand that offers everything from luxurious sheet sets, duvet covers, and comforters, to high-quality bath mats and bath towels.
    • Small Parts
      An Amazon brand of spare parts, including magnets and steel wire.
    • Rivet
      An Amazon private-label brand of midcentury modern furniture and decor.
    • Stone & Beam
      An Amazon brand of furniture made with performance and stain-resistant fabrics to last.
    • Strathwood
      An Amazon brand of outdoor furniture.

    MEDIA AND ENTERTAINMENT

    • Amazon Media on Demand
      An Amazon business that manufactures and ships CDs and DVDs.
    • Amazon Studios
      A division of Amazon that develops television shows, distributes and produces films. It uses online submissions and crowdsourced feedback.
    • Amazon Tickets
      An Amazon business launched in the UK in 2015 that sold tickets to concerts and live events. It was closed in 2018.
    • Prime Video Direct
      A film and video distribution service that allows filmmakers to upload their projects onto the site to be seen on Prime Video.
    • Amazon Prime Music
      Amazon's ad-free access to curated Prime Playlists and personalized Prime Stations available to Prime members.
    • IMDb
      A subsidiary of Amazon, the Internet Movie Database, or IMDb, is an online database of information related to films, television programs, and video games, including casts, production crews, characters, biographies, plot summaries, trivia, and reviews.
    • Box Office Mojo
      A site owned by IMDb, which is owned by Amazon, that tracks box office revenue and publishes the data on its website.
    • ComiXology Unlimited
      An Amazon subscription service described as the "Netflix for comics."
    • IMDbPro
      Members pay a monthly fee to access entertainment industry information, including credits and contact and representation information for TV and film professionals.
    • Withoutabox
      A free submission service for film festivals and filmmakers acquired by Amazon through its acquisition of IMDb. Festival judges can use this application to view and rate films on a large-screen TV.
    • Audible
      A subsidiary of Amazon that sells and produces audiobooks and shows on the internet.
    • Brilliance Audio
      An audiobook publisher bought by Amazon in 2007.
    • Audiobookstand
      A website of audiobooks available for purchase. It closed in 2018.
    • AbeBooks
      An Amazon-owned company that offers vintage books, rare collectibles, and fine art sold by independent sellers.
    • Kindle Owners' Lending Library
      Kindle owners who are Amazon Prime subscribers can choose from more than 800,000 books to borrow for free with no due dates.
    • ACX
      A marketplace for professional narrators, authors, agents, and producers to connect and create audiobooks.
    • Amazon Rapids
      Amazon's collection of children's books in the format of text messages between characters.
    • Avalon Books
      The book publisher, which Amazon acquired in 2012, specialized in hardcover mystery, "wholesome" romance, and Westerns. Avalon books are now published under imprints of Amazon Publishing.
    • Amazon Publishing
      Founded in 2009, Amazon Publishing publishes and owns a number of imprints, including Montlake Romance, Thomas & Mercer, 47North, and Amazon Crossing.
    • BookSurge
      An on demand self-publishing service Amazon acquired in 2005.
    • CreateSpace
      BookSurge and CustomFix, another Amazon acquisition, merged to become CreateSpace in 2005. CreateSpace provided tools and services to independent authors to self-publish books through the site. It later merged with Amazon's KDP (Kindle Direct Publishing).
    • Book Depository
      The UK's largest online bookseller has millions of titles available for shipping within 48 hours.
    • Goodreads
      This subsidiary of Amazon, acquired in 2013, allows readers to connect with one another online through book recommendations and reviews. The site has 65 million members and 2 billion books added to member profiles. Another book-cataloging social network, called Shelfari, that Amazon bought in 2008 was merged under Goodreads.
    • Kindle Direct Publishing
      Amazon's self-publishing service that allows people to publish Kindle e-books.
    • Westland Books
      A publishing company based in India that Amazon acquired in 2016.
    • Twitch.tv
      A livestreaming video platform for gamers to connect and stream videos. It has 15 million visitors daily and over 2 million unique creators who broadcast each month. It was acquired in 2014 for $970 million.
    • Amazon Prime Video
      Amazon's internet video on demand and streaming service.
    • LOVEFiLM International
      Amazon acquired LOVEFiLM in 2011 for $312 million during the age of DVDs-by-mail. Six years later, Amazon closed the company.

    PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

    • Home Services
      Through Home Services, Amazon offers 1,200 unique professional services from housecleaning to lawn work.
    • Mechanical Turk
      A marketplace that gives businesses access to an on demand workforce and gives workers a selection of thousands of paid tasks to complete whenever it's convenient.

    SHIPPING AND LOGISTICS

    • Amazon Maritime
      Holds a Federal Maritime Commission license to operate as a non-vessel-operating common carrier (NVOCC), which enables the company to manage its own shipments from China into the United States. *Amazon Global Store
      Ships millions of products to over 100 countries.
    • Amazon Robotics
      Amazon acquired Kiva Systems --- a mobile robotic fulfillment system formerly used by retailers like the Gap, Walgreens, Staples, Office Depot, Crate & Barrel, and Saks Fifth Avenue --- in 2012 for $775 million. Now known as Amazon Robotics, it's exclusively used at Amazon warehouses. It's basically a bunch of Rumba-like robots flying around picking up boxes and bringing them to workers who place your items into a box to be shipped.
    • Amazon Air
      A freight delivery service dedicated to Amazon's delivery logistics network with its own $1.5 billion hub in Northern Kentucky.
    • Prime Air: Drones
      A system of delivery drones launched in 2013 but still in an experimental phase. In June 2019, Amazon revealed a new version of the drone with covered rotors for safety.