Re: AMAZON.COM ACQUIRES MOVIE SITE

Gary Handman (ghandman@library.berkeley.edu)
Mon, 4 May 1998 08:32:19 -0700 (PDT)

There goes the neighborhood...

Gary Handman
Director
Media Resources Center
Moffitt Library
UC Berkeley, CA 94720-6000
510-643-8566
ghandman@library.berkeley.edu

"You are looking into the mind of home video. It is innocent, it is aimless,
it is determined, it is real" --Don DeLillo, Underworld

On Mon, 4 May 1998, Philip Fryer wrote:

> [From: Edupage, 3 May 1998]
> Amazon.com has acquired three Internet businesses: the Internet Movie
> Database, which it plans to use as its initial entry point into online
> video
> sales, and European book retailers Bookpages and Telebook, which it
> will use
> to crack the European book market. Last week, the company announced
> it was
> developing an online music store to meet the demand for compact disks.
> (Financial Times 27 Apr 98)
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> Philip Fryer
> Loyola/Notre Dame Library
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