SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 14, 2007--Leading online retailer
Amazon.com (NASDAQ:AMZN) today announced it has acquired
www.dpreview.com, the web's most comprehensive site for digital camera
information and reviews. Founded in 1998 by Phil Askey, dpreview.com
provides unbiased reviews and original content regarding the latest in
digital cameras, and offers a host of features and forums designed to
make it easy for consumers to find the camera that's right for them.
With its unique voice and in-depth technical reviews, dpreview.com
draws millions of unique visitors each month.
"Dpreview.com is by far the most authoritative source anywhere for
straight talk about new digital cameras," said Jeff Bezos, founder and
CEO of Amazon.com. "We at Amazon.com have been their fans for a long
time, and we extend a big welcome to the dpreview.com team."
"One of the difficulties of operating dpreview.com independently
has been the balance between producing content and delivering new site
features," said Phil Askey, founder of dpreview.com. "Now, with the
support of Amazon, I'll be able to devote more of my time to expanding
and improving our features - such as product reviews and discussion
forums while still delivering the high-quality content that our
readers have come to expect."
Dpreview.com offers in-depth reviews of the latest digital cameras
and accessories, active discussion forums, digital photography and
imaging news, sample images, a dynamic digital camera buyers' guide,
side-by-side comparisons of the most popular models, and the web's
most comprehensive database of digital camera features and
Dpreview.com will continue to function as a stand-alone operation
based in London.
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 health and personal care, jewelry and watches, gourmet food,
sports and outdoors, apparel and accessories, books, music, DVDs,
electronics and office, toys and baby, and home and garden.
Amazon and its affiliates operate websites, including
www.amazon.com, www.amazon.co.uk, www.amazon.de, www.amazon.co.jp,
www.amazon.fr, www.amazon.ca, and www.joyo.com.
As used herein, "Amazon.com," "we," "our" and similar terms
include Amazon.com, Inc., and its subsidiaries, unless the context
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