Amazon

amazon topic page

In 1994, Jeff Bezos started his then online marketplace for books Amazon from his garage in Bellevue, Wash. before expanding to sell other products including electronics, apparel, toys, and jewelry. By 2015, Amazon went on to surpass Walmart as the most valuable retailer in the United States.

In 2017, Amazon acquired Whole Foods and in 2018 it launched its two-day delivery service called Prime. Today, it is the second-largest private employer in the United States and Amazon Prime has over 100 million subscribers worldwide. 

Founder: Jeff Bezos

Launch Date: July 5, 1994

Services and Products

Value: $1.5 trillion 

Latest Amazon News and Updates

  • 'A Very British Scandal'
    Human Interest

    The Identity of the Headless Man Has Remained a Mystery to Royal Family Fans for Decades

    Who was the headless man on 'A Very British Scandal'? Amazon's new show is already catching viewers' attention, but who was this mystery figure?
    By Chris Barilla
  • Mark Grayson aka Invincible in 'Invincible'
    Television

    Here Are Some of Our Favorite Adult Animated Series for You to Binge on Prime Video

    Prime Video has a wide selection of adult animated series to check out. Here are some of our favorite shows, ranging from superheroes to anime.
    By Callie (Carlos) Cadorniga
  • TikToker accuses Amazon Driver of Stealing Package
    Trending

    TikTokers Defend Amazon Driver After Woman Accuses Them of Stealing Her Package

    A TikTok user accused an Amazon delivery driver of stealing her package, but throngs of other users on the platform think she's full of it.
    By Mustafa Gatollari
  • Amazon Employee Sleeps on Job
    Trending

    Amazon Employee Records Sleeping Co-Worker, Sparks TikTok Debate About Overworking

    An Amazon employee was caught in a viral TikTok sleeping on packages and it started a conversation on the social media platform.
    By Mustafa Gatollari
  • 'The Legend of Vox Machina' title art
    Television

    The Real Meaning Behind the Group's Name in 'The Legend of Vox Machina'

    The new series ‘The Legend of Vox Machina’ features the members of Vox Machina fighting to protect the world. But what does “Vox Machina” mean?
    By Jamie Lerner
  • 'Vox Machina'
    Television

    Many 'Critical Role' Fans Think Orion Acaba Could Make a Comeback in 'Vox Machina'

    Orion Acaba played Tiberius Stormwind in the original ‘Vox Machina’ campaign in ‘Critical Role.’ Will he make a return in ‘The Legend of Vox Machina’?
    By Jamie Lerner
  • Amazon Alexa devices sometimes flash a yellow ring — what does it mean?
    FYI

    What Does It Mean if Your Amazon Alexa Device Is Flashing or Blinking Different Colors?

    Sometimes, our Amazon Alexa Echo devices flash or blink different colors. We're here to uncover the truth and discover what the colors mean.
    By Allison DeGrushe
  • Amazon Delivery Van TikTok
    Trending

    A Viral TikTok Video Featuring an Amazon Delivery Van Is Tearing up the Internet

    In a video going viral on TikTok, a woman steps out of an Amazon delivery van, leading many to question what she was doing in the van to begin with.
    By Joseph Allen
  • Amazon Prime logo on cell phone
    FYI

    Amazon Prime Day Is Going Global With Savings for Prime Members in 20 Countries

    Is Amazon Prime Day global in 2021? The company is offering deals to Prime members in 20 countries on June 21 and 22, 2021. Read more.
    By Dan Clarendon
  • Stephen Moyer and Anna Paquin
    Entertainment

    'Flack' Star Anna Paquin and Husband Stephen Moyer Could Reunite On-Screen

    Anna Paquin stars in Amazon's 'Flack,' and her husband, Stephen Moyer, is now also working on the series with her, so could he appear on-screen?
    By Chrissy Bobic
  • Jeff Bezos
    Entertainment

    Jeff Bezos Was Born Jeff Jorgensen — What's His Ethnicity?

    What is Jeff Bezos's ethnicity? Plus, who does the Amazon founder date, and what's all the commotion about him going to space? Details inside!
    By Pippa Raga
  • Here's How to Opt Out of Amazon Sidewalk
    Geek

    Want to Opt out of Amazon Sidewalk, the "Insecure" Wireless Standard? Learn Here

    Amazon's new communication standard, sidewalk, is one that's got people freaking out over potential security risks, so how do you opt out of it?
    By Mustafa Gatollari
  • trump tweets toliet paper
    Trending

    Toilet Paper With Donald Trump's Tweets Sold Out Instantly On Amazon

    Toilet Tweets is allowing people to wipe their bottoms with toilet paper featuring some of President Donald Trump's tweets.
    By Mark Pygas
  • amazon package
    News

    This Is Why Amazon Sometimes Packs Small Items In Huge Boxes

    There's a reason why your small item comes in a giant Amazon box, believe it or not.
    By Mustafa Gatollari
  • Amazon review
    Animals

    This Zoo Gives Animals Amazon Reviews That Are Absolutely 5 Stars

    Zoo begins giving animals reviews on Amazon that are very appropriate
    By Aimee Lutkin
  • amazon prime review
    Trending

    This Guy's Pre-Workout Amazon Review Lists All The Hilarious Side Effects He Felt

    This guy's Amazon review of pre-workout supplement Beyond Raw Lit reveals all the hilarious side effects.
    By Mustafa Gatollari
  • Jeff Bezos
    Trending

    Alexa, Did Amazon Founder Jeff Bezos Sign a Prenup?

    Jeff Bezos is divorcing his wife McKenzie, and people are concerned the Amazon founder does not have a prenup.
    By Anna Quintana
  • amazon packages
    Trending

    Woman Saved All Her Amazon Boxes for Six Months to Play a Prank on Her Husband

    The woman saved up all the family's Amazon boxes from the past six months.
    By Mark Pygas
  • Pavlok bracelet
    Trending

    Amazon is Selling a Bracelet That Shocks You For Spending Too Much Money or Eating Fast Food

    Every time you get a craving, you're supposed to turn on the juice and shock yourself with the Pavlok.
    By Mark Pygas
  • knife on amazon
    Trending

    People are Leaving Hilarious Amazon Reviews for This $10,000 Swiss Army Knife

    People are finding this expensive Swiss army knife to be hilarious and are leaving the best reviews for it on amazon.
    By Mark Pygas
  • amazon prime day meme
    Humor

    Laugh at These Amazon Prime Day Memes Instead of Buying Useless Stuff

    These hilarious Amazon Prime Day memes will have you laughing — and they might inspire you to skip buying useless stuff just because it’s on sale too.
    By Mustafa Gatollari
  • amazon package cake
    Trending

    This Man Got His Amazon-Loving Wife a Package Cake for Her Birthday

    Emily has a habit of ordering a lot of things from Amazon, so her husband got her a cake shaped like an Amazon package for her birthday.
    By Robin Zlotnick
  • Shantel VanSanten
    Entertainment

    Meet Shantel VanSanten: The Actress Who Plays Becca Butcher in Amazon's 'The Boys'

    Meet the actress who plays Becca Butcher from Amazon's 'The Boys.' Details on Shantel VanSanten's Instagram, dating life, and more.
    By Gabrielle Bernardini
  • popclaw on The Boys
    Entertainment

    Popclaw Steals the Spotlight on Amazon's 'The Boys'

    Brittany Allen landed a role on Amazon's dark comedy 'The Boys'. Here's everything to know about Popclaw and the actress who plays her.
    By Ashley Vega
  • Amazon headquarters
    Trending

    Amazon's "Fulfillment Ambassador" Tweets Have People Concerned for Amazon Workers

    Not many people paid the accounts much notice until recently. At the start of the month, Amazon offered to give members of the public tours of the fulfilment centres to see what they're "really like."
    By Mark Pygas
  • Orlando Bloom in Carnival Row
    Entertainment

    Orlando Bloom's New Amazon Show 'Carnival Row' Blends Fantasy With 19th Century England

    Orlando Bloom's new show 'Carnival Row' has a fascinating cast and will definitely be returning for Season 2. Get the details here.
    By Allison Cacich
  • Carnival Row
    Entertainment

    Fans Are Begging for More Episodes of Amazon's New Series 'Carnival Row'

    Will there be a Season 2 of 'Carnival Row'? Binge-watchers are already asking for more episodes of the fantasy series. Here’s what we know.
    By Allison Cacich
  • Carnival Row
    Entertainment

    Who Are the Critch on Amazon's 'Carnival Row'? All the Details on the Buzzed-About Show

    An explainer on the Critch meaning on 'Carnival Row.' The show dropped its first season on August 30, and it stars Cara Delevingne and Orlando Bloom.
    By Shannon Raphael
  • Rosa Salazar
    Entertainment

    Rosa Salazar From Amazon's 'Undone' Is Becoming Hollywood's Favorite Actress to Animate

    'Undone' star Rosa Salazar has been acting in Hollywood for nearly a decade — here's everything you should know about the talented star.
    By Allison Cacich
  • Undone
    Entertainment

    How in the World Was Amazon Able to Make 'Undone' So Visually Spectacular?

    How was ‘Undone’ made? Amazon employed some awesome technology to create the animated series, and it has fans dying to know more about the technology.
    By Mustafa Gatollari
  • Samuel L. Jackson and Alexa
    Trending

    Soon You Can Add Samuel L. Jackson's Voice to Your Amazon Alexa

    The voice of your Amazon Alexa will soon be able to be the iconic voice of acclaimed actor Samuel L. Jackson.
    By Robin Zlotnick
  • amazon package
    Entertainment

    Cyber Monday Is Sparking a Debate About Whether or Not to Use Amazon Smile

    How does Amazon Smile work? For Cyber Monday, charities all over are asking for Amazon Smile donations but Twitter users are questioning the service.
    By Jacqueline Gualtieri
  • Prime Air
    Entertainment

    Amazon Prime Subscribers Are Upset They're Not Receiving Two-Day Shipping on Orders

    The best part about an Amazon Prime subscription is free 2-day shipping, so why is the company not delivering some prime items in that time frame?
    By Mustafa Gatollari
  • James May
    Entertainment

    James May, the Host of Amazon's 'Our Man in Japan,' Is a Huge Deal in the U.K.

    'Our Man in Japan' host James May has an extremely successful television career and a love of fast cars.
    By Allison Cacich
  • amazon prime video app
    Entertainment

    I'll Be Watching Amazon's New Series, 'Citadel,' for the Totally Loaded Cast

    The cast of Amazon's new thrilling series, 'Citadel,' was just announced, and it's totally loaded — I'll definitely be tuning in for the premiere.
    By Lizzy Rosenberg
  • Amazon Prime show
    Entertainment

    The Best Amazon Prime Shows of 2020, in Case You Needed Another Reason to Stay In

    The best Amazon Prime shows of 2020 are here to get you ready for another year of binge-watching the shows everyone is talking about
    By Chrissy Bobic
  • jeff bezos
    Entertainment

    Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos Just Dropped $165M on a Mansion in Beverly Hills

    Billionaire Jeff Bezos’ new home is literally one for the record books, but it does have people wondering: does he have to pay taxes on the property?
    By Katie Garrity
  • amazon package
    Trending

    Guy Kept Ordering Cardboard Boxes from Amazon and Getting Bags of Granola Instead

    All Dave Meslin wanted was a 25-pack of brown cardboard boxes. But he mysteriously kept getting bags of granola instead.
    By Robin Zlotnick
  • jeff bezos
    Entertainment

    What Is Jeff Bezos's Religion? The Amazon CEO Keeps His Beliefs to Himself

    Jeff Bezos is one of the richest — and therefore most famous — people in the world, but people are curious: What is the Amazon CEO's religion?
    By Michelle Stein
  • amazon packages
    Entertainment

    Amazon Prime Delivery Is Experiencing Delays in the Wake of Coronavirus

    If you ordered something on Amazon Prime and noticed that delivery times are being delayed, here's why it’s happening. Yep, the coronavirus hoarding.
    By Mustafa Gatollari
  • amazon package
    Trending

    Amazon Delivery Driver Caught Spitting On Package Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

    He could face terrorism charges over the incident.
    By Mark Pygas
  • Tales From the Loop
    Entertainment

    Amazon's New Sci-Fi Series 'Tales From the Loop' Is Based on Futuristic Paintings

    Amazon's new sci-fi series 'Tales From the Loop' is based on digital paintings by Swedish artist Simon Stålenhag. What to know about the show!
    By Gabrielle Bernardini
  • amazon app
    Entertainment

    PSA: Protect Yourself From This New Amazon Text Message Scam — What to Know!

    Amid the current coronavirus pandemic, hackers are hoping to scam unsuspecting individuals with a new Amazon Rewards text message. What to know!
    By Gabrielle Bernardini
  • amazon app
    News

    Amazon’s Lightning Deals Are Still Available — Just Not on the Home Page

    Amazon shoppers noticed that Lightning Deals have disappeared from the site’s home page. Don’t worry, though — they’re still available!
    By Abi Travis
  • amazon packages
    News

    Amazon Prime Day Won't Be in July Like Usual This Year — Get the Details

    When is Amazon Prime Day in 2020? Here are the details about why the popular day won't be in July this year amid the coronavirus pandemic.
    By Samantha Faragalli Younghans
  • Downton Abbey
    Entertainment

    Amazon Prime's Not Entirely to Blame for the Removal of 'Downton Abbey'

    What happened to 'Downton Abbey' on Prime? A new subscription service acquired the rights to everyone's favorite British drama — here's how to watch.
    By Allison Cacich
  • jeff bezos
    Entertainment

    The Viral Hashtag #RIPJeffBezos Claimed the Amazon CEO Had Drowned

    The hashtag RIP Jeff Bezos is creating buzz on social media, but many users aren't clear why the hashtag has been trending online recently.
    By Joseph Allen
  • girl reading
    Entertainment

    Amazon Prime Books Will Help You Get Through Quarantine

    Gone are the days of going to the library, now Amazon Prime runs the book world. But are Amazon Prime books free? Here's the catch.
    By Reese Watson
  • amazon package
    Trending

    People Share Amazon's Attempts to "Hide" Their Packages from Burglars

    One person shared Amazon's meager attempt to hide their package from burglars, and soon many others chimed in with similar incidents.
    By Robin Zlotnick
  • amazon packages
    Entertainment

    Amazon Prime Members Are Upset About Delayed Two-Day Delivery

    At the beginning of the pandemic, Amazon Prime's two-day delivery was often delayed. What happened to the promise, and will it return?
    By Sara Belcher
  • The Pack cast
    Entertainment

    The Dogs on Amazon's 'The Pack' Traveled More in 2020 Than We Did

    When was 'The Pack' filmed? Amazon's new canine competition series takes place in cities all over the world.
    By Allison Cacich
  • The Wilds on Amazon
    Entertainment

    Where Was the Amazon Series 'The Wilds' Filmed?

    Where was the YA Amazon series 'The Wilds' filmed? Find out all of the locations the show was shot and more about the female-led survival series.
    By Gabrielle Bernardini
  • Amazon Kindle
    Entertainment

    Sorry, But the Amazon Kindle Challenge Is on an Invite-Only Basis

    The Amazon Kindle Challenge is the company's latest campaign to increase reading in January of 2021. Details on how it all works.
    By Shannon Raphael
  • Jeff Bezos
    News

    Jeff Bezos Relinquishes His Amazon CEO Position to Andy Jassy of Web Services

    No, Jeff Bezos isn't leaving Amazon forever, but he did relinquish his CEO position, prompting questions from folks.
    By Mustafa Gatollari
  • Andy Jassy
    News

    Andy Jassy Has Been With Amazon Almost as Long as Jeff Bezos Himself

    Andy Jassy is a longtime Amazon executive who's taking over as CEO, but who is his family and how will his salary change in his new role?
    By Chrissy Bobic
  • Bliss Movie
    Entertainment

    Owen Wilson's New Amazon Movie Has Viewers Questioning Their Reality [SPOILERS]

    A new movie starring Owen Wilson and Salma Hayek is an exploration of reality and utopian society. Here's the ending of 'Bliss', explained.
    By Anna Garrison
  • Amazon packages
    Entertainment

    How to Buy Unclaimed Amazon Packages and Get in on the Newest TikTok Craze

    If you're addicted to the latest TikTok trend like everyone else, here's how to buy unclaimed Amazon packages so that you, too, can be a star.
    By Michelle Stein
  • amazon logo before and after
    Trending

    Can You Guess Which Diabolical Historical Figure the Amazon Logo Looked Like?

    The Amazon logo has now been changed twice for the first time in five years, so why did they change the logo? It may have to do with what it resembles.
    By Jamie Lerner
  • © Copyright 2022 Distractify. Distractify is a registered trademark. All Rights Reserved. People may receive compensation for some links to products and services on this website. Offers may be subject to change without notice.