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    I'm wondering how many Amazon Prime subscriptions there are?

    TIME: Amazon Prime: Bigger, More Powerful, More Profitable than Anyone Imagined

    Membership in Amazon Prime, the service that includes unlimited free two-day shipping and tends to boost customer spending at Amazon dramatically, has doubled in less than two years. Analysts predict it’ll easily double again by 2017.

    Last week, a report from Morningstar and Consumer Intelligence Research Partners (CIRP) estimated that there are now 10 million subscribers to Amazon Prime, which offers free streaming of thousands of movies and TV shows and, most important, free two-day shipping on most Amazon purchases. The service usually costs $79 annually, though it’s cheaper for college students ($39 annually, after six months free).

    That's not bad for a second place... and a lot cheaper albeit less streaming content. The Prime streaming is a bonus to customers that probably already signed-up for the pre-paid shipping program.

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