Our simian co-workers are so shocked by the big news that Woot has become an independent subsidiary of Amazon that they've stopped screaming and started kickin' rhymes. Fortunately for the listening public, their frenzy has a nice beat and you can dance to it. Drop it like it's hot, monkey!
To be uncharacteristically serious for half a nanosecond, yes, Woot has signed an agreement to be acquired by Amazon. It shouldn't change anything much for us or you after the deal closes, we just figured you’d like to know a few details. You see, when two companies meet over drinks and some light jazz and decide they'd like to get to know each other better… You know what? Our CEO said it best in his letter to us employees...
Holy crap! Woot has signed an agreement with Amazon - yes, the Amazon - to become an independent subsidiary of the ecommerce colossus. Woot HQ will remain in Carrollton, Texas, and will operate as autonomously as other Amazon companies like Zappos and Audible. More details forthcoming after we pick our eyeballs up off of the floor. Anybody see where Lefty rolled off to?
- Amazon, Woot, and You: But Mostly Woot: our CEO, Matt Rutledge, shares "his" "thoughts".
- "We Got Acquired By Amazon": one of the fifty best rapping-monkey-puppet-corporate-acquisition-hip-hop videos of the year.
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