Winners & Losers May 4, 2017

Amazon Prime Subscribers Outnumber Gun Owners



Winner: Amazon, which boasts more Prime subscribers than America has gun-owning households.

Winner: Quora, the crowd-sourced Q&A site now valued at $1.8 billion.

Winner or loser? PetSmart, for buying online pet food retailer Chewy in what looks to be the biggest e-commerce acquisition ever.

Plus, history's most epic border wall fails.

(0:14) “Amazon Prime Now Has 80 Million Members,” Fortune, April 2017.
(0:17) United States Census Bureau, July 2016.
(0:27) “Opinions On Gun Policy And The 2016 Campaign,” Pew Research Center, August 2016.
(0:27) “Twenty Percent of U.S. Households View Landline Telephones as an Important Communication Choice,” Rand Corporation, November 2016.
(0:27) “It’s Hard to Go to Church,” The Atlantic, August 2016.
(0:35) Cowen and Company.
(0:44) L2 Inc., Amazon Intelligence Prime Assortment, April 2017.
(0:53) “Q&A App Quora Valued Around $1.8 Billion in $85 Million Fundraise,” TechCrunch, April 2017.
(1:35) “These Are The Biggest E-Commerce Acquisitions Of All Time,” recode, April 2017.
(1:41) “PetSmart’s Latest Bite at E-Commerce:,” The Wall Street Journal, April 2017.
(1:46) “Walmart Is Buying For $3 Billion,” recode, August 7, 2016.
(1:46) “PetSmart Is Acquiring For $3.35 Billion In The Largest E-Commerce Acquisition Ever,” recode, April 18, 2017.
(1:53) L2 Inc., Digital IQ Index®: Home Care, February 2017.
(2:00) “Pet Industry Spending Makes History: Surpasses $60 Billion,” American Per Products Association, March 2016.
(2:17) “7 Famous Border Walls,” History Lists, February 2016.

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