Corporations are notoriously greedy and a lack of respect for human rights is something that many corporations lacks. Walmart, Google, Facebook, Tesco, News Corporation and many other corporations act with shocking greed. They sell mass made, low quality products at high prices, they use child labour, pay no tax, exploit, extort, manipulate and lie, Amazon are among the worst offenders. Whats more is they have more control over information then most people realize.
Amazon own over 40 subsidiaries including Zappos, Diapers.com, Kiva Systems, Goodreads, Teachstreet, Alexa and IMDb. They have a huge monopoly in eBooks and online shopping. In fact a few months ago, I ordered a product from an alternative website costing me about £7.00 more than it would from Amazon just to avoid using the money loving, parasites, but when the product arrived it come from Amazon!
Alexa rank is a data website that keeps stats on website usage, my website was climbing “the rankings” fast, it leap from 11th millionth to about 3 millionth (the last time I checked) within just a couple of months! A few weeks later the data completely cleared and I was back down at the very bottom. Lucky for me I don’t particularly give a FUCK where parasites like Amazon rank my site, but if they are manipulating data like that on Alexa rank what is going on with other sites they own.
IMDb for example, I have believed for a long time that IMDb is manipulated. Especially with mainstream movies and TV, Walt Disney’s Inside out rated better than Raging bull? Firefly rated better than Vikings, Narcos and House of Cards? Arrested Development better than Only Fools and Horses? Pretty Little Liars has more than one out ten? Are people stupid or are Amazon paid, my guess is both!
Tax evasion, exploitation, lack of workers rights, manipulation of statistics and media, lobbying and absolute parasitic greed make AMAZON one of the most corrupt and disgusting corporations that exist.
BOYCOTT ALL AMAZON.
Amazon, Acquisitions and investments
- Alexa Internet a database company;
- Accept.com a financial services company;
- Drugstore.com 40% investment in 1999, increased stake in 2000, sold stake to Walgreens in 2011 for a 90% loss;
- GeoWorks, a wireless communications company, acquisition of a minority interest;
- Pets.com, purchased a 54 percent stake;
- LiveBid.com, which produced Internet-based auction software;
- e-Niche Incorporated, comprising: Exchange.com, Bibliofind.com (hard-to-find book titles), and Musicfile.com (hard to find music titles)
- HomeGrocer.com, a 35 percent stake in the online grocer;
- Gear.com, 49 percent stake (the company was purchased by Overstock.com in 2000)
- Tool Crib of the North, acquired the online and catalog sales division of the company in October 1999, selling a very wide variety of tools and home improvement items;
- Convergence Corporation, software to connect wireless devices to the Internet;
- MindCorps Incorporated, applications for web sites including online chats to web based databases;
- Della.com, gift registry, expert advice, and personalized gift suggestions, Amazon purchased a 20% stake (in April 2000, the company merged with WeddingChannel.com)
- Back to Basics Toys, catalog toy store (sold to Scholastic in 2003)
- Ashford.com, retailer of luxury products, Amazon acquired a 16.6 percent ownership;
- Leep Technology Inc., developer of on-line database query tools and CRM software.
- Online music retailer CDNow. By 2011, the website cdnow.com was defunct and in use by a different company.
- dpreview.com, a digital photography review website based in London; Brilliance Audio, the largest independent publisher of audiobooks in the United States.
- 2004: A9.com, a company focused on researching and building innovative technology.
- 2004: Lab126, developers of integrated consumer electronics such as the Kindle.
- 2007: Endless.com, an e-commerce brand focusing on shoes.
- 2007: Brilliance Audio, the largest independent audiobook producer in the US.
Amazon owns over 40 subsidiaries, including Zappos, Diapers.com, Kiva Systems, Goodreads, Teachstreet, and IMDb.