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Company Name:, Inc.
Company Type: Public company
Traded As: AMZN, S&P 500 Component
Foundation: 1994
Founder: Jeff Bezos
Location: Seattle, Washington, U.S.
Area Served: Worldwide
Key People: Jeff Bezos, (Chairman, President & CEO)
Industry: Internet, online retailing
Products: A2Z Development,, Alexa Internet,, Amazon Kindle, Amazon Studios, Amazon Web Services,,,, Internet Movie Database, LoveFilm, The Book Depository,, Woot,
Revenue: url
Operating Income: 0862 million (2011) Net Income: 0631 million (2011) Assets: equity
Num Employees: 69,100 (2012 Q2) Url: (original US site), #Website
Programming Language: C++ and Java (programming language)
Website Type: E-commerce
Language: English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Japanese, Chinese, Brazilian Portuguese
Advertising: Web banners, videos
Launch Date: 1995
Alexa: 2012/8/2/alt, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) is an American multinational electronic commerce company with headquarters in Seattle, Washington, United States. It is the world's largest online retailer. The company also produces consumer electronicsa??notably the Amazon Kindle e-book reader and the Kindle Fire tablet computera??and is a major provider of cloud computing services.
Amazon has separate retail websites for the following countries: United States, Canada, United Kingdom, France, Germany, Austria, Italy, Spain, Brazil, Japan, and China, with international shipping to certain other countries for some of its products. It is also expected to launch its websites in Poland, Netherlands and Sweden.
Jeff Bezos incorporated the company (as Cadabra) in July 1994, and the site went online as in 1995. The company was renamed after the Amazon River, one of the largest rivers in the world, which in turn was named after the Amazons, the legendary nation of female warriors in Greek mythology. started as an online bookstore, but soon diversified, selling DVDs, CDs, MP3 downloads, software, video games, electronics, apparel, furniture, food, toys, and jewelry.
The company was founded in 1994, spurred by what Bezos called his "regret minimization framework", which he described as his effort to fend off regret for not staking a claim in the Internet gold rush.
The company began as an offline bookstore. While the largest brick-and-mortar bookstores and mail-order catalogs might offer 200,000 titles, an online bookstore could sell far more. Bezos wanted a name for his company that began with "A" so that it would appear early in alphabetic order. He began looking through the dictionary and settled on "Amazon" because it was a place that was "exotic and different" and it was one of the biggest rivers in the world, as he hoped his company would be. Since 2000, Amazon's logotype is an arrow leading from A to Z, representing that they carry every product from A Net Worth, 5.0 out of 5 based on 2 ratings Latest News

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