All Things Amazon
The juggernaut that is Amazon now offers so many diverse products and services that the business, as a whole, is difficult to quantify, especially from a financial perspective.
In 2014, Amazon continued expanding its reach into new markets by adopting and developing state-of-the-art technologies. In addition to the traditional online retail business, Amazon operates the world's biggest cloud, sells tablets and smartphones and has even gotten into the movie business.
But 2014 was also a year in which investor enthusiasm for the company significantly waned on account of sequential profitless quarters. Patience is running thin with CEO Jeff Bezos' low-margin strategy. Some industry experts still swear by Amazon as a company that will own the future; others say a company that doesn't make money is no company at all.