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Amazon.com, Inc. to Acquire Zappos

tonyhsieh01.jpgYesterday Amazon.com, Inc. agreed to acquire the bustling online shoe e-retailer Zappos in a $850 million deal–a surprise move from the super-bookseller.

Today on the Morning Media Menu, we wondered if Amazon hopes to bring some of Zappos CEO’s Tony Hsieh (pictured) famous customer service and corporate culture to Amazon’s sprawling empire. Click here to listen to the whole show.

Twitter users played with the news all night. Bethanne Patrick appealed to Amazon’s nearest competitor, tweeting: “BN.com, I demand that u now purchase Piper Lime so I have choice when it comes to books AND shoes.” And Erin McInnis remembered how Amazon recently removed Kindle books remotely, tweeting: “Does this mean Zappos can come into my closet & take back my shoes???”

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