There’s been a lot of speculation lately around Amazon’s long-term strategic intentions and its overall modus operandi.

David Streitfeld’s New York Times blog opined that, “it has made the future of bookselling seem as if it will inevitably be owned by Amazon.”

Others have been very quick to pick up on the organizational and technological pincer movement that enables this market dominance, with “green marketing and business ethics success expert” Shel Horowitz, for instance, remarking that:

“This is what happens when a company gains a market share bordering on monopoly—while establishing a tech and logistics infrastructure that would be very difficult for a new competitor to match.”

So naturally there is also speculation about what might be the next proverbial dominoes to fall in Amazon’s bid for total world domination.


Infographic source: Software Advice

Now, David K. Wolpert, the founder and president of  Swordfish Communications, a Texas-headquartered product marketing and content marketing services firm, has gone on record with his guide to Amazon’s past acquisitions—and his predictions about what they might acquire next.

Writing on the Software Advice blog, he not only produces a fine graphical “History of Acquisitions by Amazon.com,” but also a putative hit list of who Amazon may have in its sights.

Top of the list comes office supplies giant Staples, followed by RadioShack, Best Buy and Netflix. Most interesting