Judging by Amazon's past, its splashy $13.7 billion for Whole Foods shouldn't come as a complete shocker.
Starting as an online bookseller in the 1990s, Amazon has expanded to cover clothing, groceries, and more as well as developed new ways in getting those products to its customers.
Here are some other big businesses making Amazon a seemingly unbeatable beast.
That Borders went bankrupt does not deter Amazon from opening brick-and-mortar bookshops, TheStreet reports.
Amazon Web Services provides cloud storage and computer power to businesses, generating revenue of about $3.66 billion per quarter.
For consultations, house cleaning or home improvement projects, Amazon has you covered.
In 2007, the Amazon Kindle increased the ways in which people could access books — and carry them.
Apparel sales account for 17% of all e-commerce activity, according to a Credit Suisse report. Amazon has a big chunk of that.
Amazon Fresh delivers groceries to consumers' doors same day or next day delivery. It introduced drive-up pickup locations in March.
The name may soon be changed to Whole Foods Fresh...
It comes automatically installed on many smartphones.
Must have books, in the digital world.
Twitch is the No. 1 streaming site for video games and eSports with nearly 10-million users averaging two hours a day.
The service surpassed giving $3 billion in loans to small businesses last week, since its start in 2011.
In certain cities, Prime Now offers one and two-hour delivery.
Drive is a cloud storage application offering cloud storage, file sharing and photo printing.
Transparent earned two Golden Globe Awards, becoming the first streaming-service show to win a Golden Globe for best series.
The six-month trial hooks you on free two-day delivery.
The source for offers industrial and scientific components and maintenance, repair and operations supplies.
Shop, and feel good supporting a cause about which you care.
Prime members in specific locations can get food from certain restaurants delivered to them through Prime Now.
For Prime members, $7.99 per month over $9.99 per month for Apple Music or Spotify Premium.
General Electric remains hot on everyone's minds: Change is in the air within the executive ranks at industrial giant General Electric (GE - Get Report) , which of course could mean deep cost cuts to jump-start a stalled stock price.
"The change is welcome," TheStreet's founder Jim Cramer said during an exclusive conference call with members of his Action Alerts PLUS club for investors about long-time CEO Jeff Immelt handing off the baton to John Flannery. "Flannery will make the tough cuts that Immelt seemed incapable of making. We're looking for $2 billion in savings."
Alibaba wants to dominate: TheStreet's Natalie Walters is live with the second part of her exclusive interview with Alibaba's (BABA - Get Report) vice chairman Joe Tsai. Alibaba executive chairman Jack Ma recently made the bold prediction that the Chinese e-commerce giant would hit $1 trillion in gross merchandise value (GMV) by the 2020 fiscal year, and eventually serve two billion customers by 2036. Although Alibaba currently dominates the enormous Chinese market, achieving such lofty goals obviously would require a significant global expansion.
TheStreet takes you through Alibaba's big plans.
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