Amazon Strategy Teardown: Building New Business Pillars

CB Insights came out with a long post on the recent strategic moves by the tech and e-commerce giant.

The post covers M&A, strategic venture investments, patents, and the new initiatives in AI and other fields.

Amazon Strategy Teardown: Building New Business Pillars

To quote Jeff Bezos:

“We’re in the middle of an obvious [trend] right now: machine learning and artificial intelligence. Over the past decades computers have broadly automated tasks that programmers could describe with clear rules and algorithms. Modern machine learning techniques now allow us to do the same for tasks where describing the precise rules is much harder. At Amazon, we’ve been engaged in the practical application of machine learning for many years now.