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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I think the NSA has a job to do and we need the NSA. But as (physicist) Robert Oppenheimer said, “When you see something that is technically sweet, you go ahead and do it and argue about what to do about it only after you’ve had your technical success. That is the way it was with the atomic bomb.”

— Phil Zimmerman, PGP inventor and Silent Circle co-founder, in an interview with Om Malik