About TJI Research

About TJI Research

TJI Research provides information and analysis about the business of Amazon for executives whose jobs depend on understanding what Amazon is doing and where it’s going. TJI is an independent, subscriber-supported service, and is not affiliated with or endorsed by Amazon.com, Inc.

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TJI Research is cited in business and technology media and trade journals around the world. Recent citations include:


Our aim in general is to be thoughtful and measured. That said, we welcome feedback and critics. At the end of the day, we hope you find TJI helpful, interesting, and relevant.

Justin Smith, Founder

TJI Research was founded by Justin Smith, a technology and media analyst and startup veteran.

Previously, Justin founded Inside Network, a media and research firm focused on the social and mobile ecosystems. Inside Network provided news, research, and data services tracking the rise of Facebook and social networking from its early days. He has also spent many years leading product management in early-stage high-growth consumer internet startups.

Justin has been cited by publications including the Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, the New York Times, NPR, and the BBC. Justin earned a degree in Computer Systems Engineering from Stanford University.