• Diapers.com Is First Amazon-Owned Quidsi Site To Arrive On iPad

    Diapers.com Is First Amazon-Owned Quidsi Site To Arrive On iPad

    Diapers.com, the Amazon-owned e-commerce site targeting parents with new babies, is today launching a native app on the iPad, after seeing its mobile traffic increase more than 100 percent year-over-year. In December 2012, the company found that 40 percent of the website’s visitors came to shop via a smartphone or tablet. Read More

  • Tiger, SV Angel-Backed Baby.com.br Finds Legs In An Exploding Brazilian eCommerce Market

    Tiger, SV Angel-Backed Baby.com.br Finds Legs In An Exploding Brazilian eCommerce Market

    Last October, Kimball Thomas and Davis Smith launched Baby.com.br with $4.4 million in backing from an impressive group of Silicon Valley and international investors, including Tiger Global Management, Monashees Capital, SV Angel, Felicis Ventures, Chamath Palihapitiya and Thrive Capital. For SV Angel and Felicis Ventures, this marked the first time that either firm had invested in a startup… Read More

  • From Diapers To Pets, Amazon's Quidsi Introduces Wag.com

    Everything comes around. A decade after the Pets.com sock puppet became the symbol of overreaching Internet startups, Amazon-owned Quidsi is launching an online pets supply store today called Wag.com. But before you dismiss this as yet another sign of the bubble, consider how much things have changed in the past ten years. People are now very used to shopping online, and if the price is… Read More

  • Why Is It Taking So Long For Amazon To Close Its Diapers.com Deal?

    It’s been about four months since Amazon announced its plans to acquire of Quidsi, the parent company of Diapers.com and Soap.com, for $540 million. The deal has not yet closed, primarily due to an extended review by the FTC. The FTC took nearly seven months to approve the Google AdMob deal, so it is not yet as bad as it could be. But it is also unclear what antitrust concerns the… Read More

  • Confirmed: Amazon Spends $545 Million On Diapers.com Parent Quidsi

    Amazon.com has just announced that it has reached an agreement to acquire Quidsi, which operates ecommerce sites Diapers.com, Soap.com and BeautyBar.com. The acquisition news first broke over the weekend by Fortune’s Dan Primack, who pegged the purchase price at $540 million. Primack wasn’t that far off – Amazon says it will acquire all of the outstanding shares of Quidsi… Read More

  • Amazon Buys A Lot of Diapers.com For $540 Million

    First shoes, now diapers. Amazon is reportedly about to announce on Monday the acquisition of Quidsi, the New Jersey-based ecommerce company behind Diapers.com, Soap.com, and, most recently, BeautyBar.com. Fortune’s Dan Primack, who broke the story from a maternity ward in Boston where his daughter was just born (no joke), puts the price of the all-cash deal at $540 million. A year… Read More

  • Ex-Holtzbrinck VC launches Diapers.com clone, secures 7 figure funding

    Although not yet live, German Diapers.com clone Windeln.de is reportedly about to launch with several million euros in the bank. Semi-publicly operated Hightech Gründerfonds and VC firm DN Capital (Shazam, Mister Spex) have invested a 7 figure sum in the startup. What’s more, Windeln.de has former Holtzbrinck Ventures Managing Director Konstantin Urban as part of its founding team. As… Read More

  • Soap.com Launches – "No Lines. No Heavy Bags. No Driving."

    Drugstore.com, Alice.com and other online retailers of everyday essentials, a new challenger with a short, pretty dotcom name just hit the Web. The founders of Diapers.com this morning formally launched Soap.com, a new ecommerce site that enables people to buy household necessities, skin and hair care products and whatnot at competitive prices. We reported that the site was due for launch… Read More