Independence and Innovation
Since A9 got started in 2003, we've focused on helping people find the things they want. We've had a good share of hits, and some misses, too. We're good with that. We know that if we never fail, we're not really innovating.
- 2003A9 opens its doors in Palo Alto, powering Product Search for Amazon.
- 2003A9 launches contextually relevant sponsored link ads on Amazon.com.
- 2004OpenSearch is launched on A9.com: search multiple sources at once.
- 2004A9 Toolbar lets users search A9.com directly from their browser.
- 2004A9 forms its first overseas team in Bangalore.
- 2005maps.a9.com is launched. A9 Blockview lets people view street-level views of Palo Alto.
- 2005A9 Yellow Pages launched.
- 2006A9 focuses in on Product Search and Advertising, discontinues other initiatives.
- 2007Clickriver Ads is launched, letting advertisers target their services and related products on Amazon.com.
- 2008A9's overseas Technical Operations team is formed in Dublin.
- 2009A9 acquires SnapTell and takes on Visual Search and Mobile Apps.
- 2010Clickriver Ads discontinued, as A9's advertising focus shifts to publishers and mobile.
- 2010A9's third Technical Operations team is formed in Tokyo, Japan.
- 2011A9 takes over development of Askville from Amazon.
- 2011A9 opens offices in China.
- 2011Flow, A9's first Augmented Reality app released for mobile.
- 2012A9 launches Amazon CloudSearch.
- 2014A9 opens offices in downtown San Francisco, expanding its Bay Area presence.