Amazon.com is holding its annual meeting of shareholders this morning in Seattle, and it looks like the company will avoid the labor protests and related drama that surrounded the event last year, as the meeting concluded with police leading protesters out of the room.
The annual meeting is an opportunity for CEO Jeff Bezos to speak directly to shareholders, although the company is decidedly low-tech about distributing that message. Amazon didn’t provide an audio webcast of the meeting last year, breaking with its tradition, and there’s no indication that a webcast will be available this time.
We’ve already gotten a glimpse of a few of the things Bezos will no doubt highlight, including the expansion of the Kindle Fire and Amazon Appstore to more international markets. It will also be interesting to see if we hear anything from Bezos about the company’s expansion plans and those headline-grabbing biospheres.
GeekWire will be there taking notes. Check back later this morning for details.
Update: Here’s our coverage from the meeting.
- Bezos to Amazon shareholders: It’s not only Day One, ‘the alarm clock hasn’t gone off yet’
- Bezos: 3D printing ‘exciting’ but not disruptive for Amazon in short term
- Jeff Bezos grilled over violent games, movies during Amazon shareholder meeting
- Amazon’s Bezos: Urban campus is ‘inherently environmentally friendly,’ even before biospheres