President Donald Trump thinks Amazon.com has too much power.
Since Trump took office, the company and its affiliates have expanded in market cap, influence, geographic reach, breadth and depth of expertise.
Amazon has diversified through acquisitions, partnerships and brick-and-mortar projects; it’s taken on health care, groceries, technology and books; and it’s penetrated intimate spaces with home assistants and smart technology.
Here are just a few of the achievements and experiments recorded by what Mark Cuban’s called the “best startup in the world” since Trump’s inauguration in 2017:
- Feb. 26: Amazon Studios wins two Academy Awards off seven nominations;
- May 17: Amazon is reported to be exploring a pharmaceutical segment;
- May 25: Amazon opens its first bookstore in New York;
- June 2: Amazon’s stock breaks $1,000;
- July 20: Amazon partners with Sears Holdings Corp;
- July 21: Amazon buys fintech startup Graphiq;
- Aug. 28: Amazon buys Whole Foods Market;
- Sept. 7: Amazon rallies civic and business leaders in a nationwide frenzy for its second headquarters;
- Oct. 5: Amazon is reported to be experimenting with a new delivery system;
- Dec. 22: Amazon buys smart camera startup Blink;
- Dec. 26: Amazon reports a record holiday season;
- Jan. 5: Amazon invests in Indian insurtech firm Acko;
- Jan. 25: Amazon opens its first Go warehouse store;
- Jan. 30: Amazon teams with Berkshire Hathaway Inc. and JPMorgan Chase & Co. on health care solutions;
- Feb. 27: Amazon buys smart doorbell maker Ring.