Amazon's Purchase of Diapers.com's Parent Receives Rubber Stamp

Amazon.com has received regulatory approval for its previously announced acquisition of Quidsi, the parent company of Diapers.com, Soap.com and BeautyBar.com. According to a document filed with the SEC, the acquisition is expected to close on April 1. Amazon announced in November that it would buy the e-commerce company for $540 million in cash.


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Just as the atom bomb was the weapon that was supposed to render war obsolete, the Internet seems like capitalism’s ultimate feat of self-destructive genius, an economic doomsday device rendering it impossible for anyone to ever make a profit off anything again. It’s especially hopeless for those whose work is easily digitized and accessed free of charge.

— Author Tim Kreider on not getting paid for one’s work