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By 2013, Amazon had become one of the world's largest e-commerce players with over $60 billion in annual sales. Although its profitability had been uneven even after 18 years since its inception, its stock price had risen almost 17,000% since the company went public. During this time Amazon has spread its business across a variety of products and services that some see as unrelated. Was Amazon spreading itself too thin or were its investments positioning the company for the future?
Keywords: Online Technology;
Gupta, Sunil. "Amazon." Harvard Business School Teaching Note 514-056, October 2013.