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I actually forgot that Heroku had been bought out by Salesforce- but the point remains that before they sold, Amazon could have been tried competing in any buy out.

I can't quite believe Amazon has never acquired anyone, though- are there any high profile ones out there?




eh? From the bottom of the Amazon.com homepage ...

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AbeBooks

AfterSchool.com

Audible

BeautyBar.com

Book Depository

Bookworm.com

Casa.com

CreateSpace

Diapers.com

DPReview

Fabric

IMDb

Junglee.com

MYHABIT

Shopbop

Soap.com

Vine.com

Wag.com

Woot

Yoyo.com

Zappos

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Most of those look like online retailers and not iaas or compute services companies.

No one builds services like amazon. They aren't interested in bolting on someone else's idea company.

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Plus defunct operations like cdnow.

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