Amazon Invests $175M in LivingSocial

Here it is . . . hot off the wires:

LivingSocial  has secured a $175 million investment from Amazon. LivingSocial has also secured an additional $8 million investment from Lightspeed Venture Partners.

LivingSocial will use this investment to maintain a steady drumbeat of worldwide launches and overall business growth while continuing to serve more than 10 million subscribers across the U.S., Canada, UK, Ireland and Australia in more than 120 locations. Because of LivingSocial’s rapid expansion, the company is currently booking revenues of more than $1 million a day on average and is projected to book well over $500 million in revenue in 2011.

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