New Mobile Shopping Application Combines Selection from Amazon.com and Thousands of Retailers with Popular Amazon Shopping Features and Innovative New Feature "Amazon Remembers"
SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec. 3, 2008--Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) today announced its Amazon application
for iPhone and iPod touch is now available on the Apple App Store. The
Amazon app offers an easy way for users to search and browse for
products offered by Amazon and thousands of retailers like Target and
Macy's, access Amazon's popular shopping features such as Customer
Reviews, and purchase using 1-Click Shopping and Amazon Prime.
The Amazon app for iPhone and iPod touch includes an experimental
feature called "Amazon Remembers". Amazon Remembers helps customers keep
track of items they see in their daily lives and even tries to match
photos of products to the same or similar products available on
Amazon.com. Customers simply snap photos with their iPhone, the photos
are automatically uploaded to Amazon.com, which then tries to find
products similar to the ones in the photos. As soon as the customer
receives the results, they can then purchase the item immediately or
"remember it" for later in their Amazon account.
"We designed the Amazon app to be a quick and easy way for iPhone and
iPod touch users to shop, browse, and buy with Amazon.com," said Sam
Hall, director of Amazon Mobile. "We're also really excited about Amazon
Remembers because it's a fun and useful way to use the iPhone camera to
find and remember items while on-the-go. Customers can build visual
lists of things they want to remember, buy, or even learn more about."
The Amazon app is available free from Apple's App Store on iPhone and
iPod touch or at www.itunes.com/appstore/.
For more information please visit www.amazon.com/iphone_app.
Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN), a Fortune 500 company based in Seattle,
opened on the World Wide Web in July 1995 and today offers Earth's
Biggest Selection. Amazon.com, Inc. seeks to be Earth's most
customer-centric company, where customers can find and discover anything
they might want to buy online, and endeavors to offer its customers the
lowest possible prices. Amazon.com and other sellers offer millions of
unique new, refurbished and used items in categories such as books,
movies, music & games, digital downloads, electronics & computers, home
& garden, toys, kids & baby, grocery, apparel, shoes & jewelry, health &
beauty, sports & outdoors, and tools, auto & industrial.
Amazon Web Services provides Amazon's developer customers with access to
in-the-cloud infrastructure services based on Amazon's own back-end
technology platform, which developers can use to enable virtually any
type of business. Examples of the services offered by Amazon Web
Services are Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2), Amazon Simple
Storage Service (Amazon S3), Amazon SimpleDB, Amazon Simple Queue
Service (Amazon SQS), Amazon Flexible Payments Service (Amazon FPS), and
Amazon Mechanical Turk.
Amazon and its affiliates operate websites, including www.amazon.com, www.amazon.co.uk, www.amazon.de,
and the Joyo Amazon websites at www.joyo.cn and
As used herein, "Amazon.com," "we," "our" and similar terms include
Amazon.com, Inc., and its subsidiaries, unless the context indicates
This announcement contains forward-looking statements within the meaning
of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the
Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Actual results may differ significantly
from management's expectations. These forward-looking statements involve
risks and uncertainties that include, among others, risks related to
competition, management of growth, new products, services and
technologies, potential fluctuations in operating results, international
expansion, outcomes of legal proceedings and claims, fulfillment center
optimization, seasonality, commercial agreements, acquisitions and
strategic transactions, foreign exchange rates, system interruption,
significant amount of indebtedness, inventory, government regulation and
taxation, payments and fraud. More information about factors that
potentially could affect Amazon.com's financial results is included in
Amazon.com's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission,
including its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31,
2007, and subsequent filings.
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