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Company, Inc.
Company TypePublic
Traded AsNasdaq - AMZN
NASDAQ-100 Component
S&P 500 Component
FounderJeff Bezos
LocationSeattle, Washington, U.S.
Area ServedWorldwide
Key PeopleJeff Bezos
(Chairman, President & CEO)
IndustryOnline shopping
Cloud computing
Amazon Studios
Amazon Web Services
A2Z Development
Alexa Internet
Revenue(+) US$ 34.204 billion (2010)
Operating Income(+) US$ 1.406 billion (2010)
Net Income(+) US$ 1.152 billion (2010)
Assets(+) US$ 18.797 billion (2010)
Equity(+) US$ 6.864 billion (2010)
Num Employees33,700 (2010)
Website TypeE-commerce
LanguageEnglish, Japanese, German, French, Brazilian Portuguese, Italian & Chinese
AdvertisingWeb banners
Launch Date1995
Alexa17 ( )

     Home | Company |, Inc. (Nasdaq - AMZN) is a US-based multinational electronic commerce company. Headquartered in Seattle, Washington, it is the world's largest online retailer, with nearly three times the Internet sales revenue of the runner up, Staples, Inc., as of January 2010.

Jeff Bezos founded, Inc. in 1994 and the site went online in 1995. The company was originally named Cadabra, Inc., but the name was changed when it was discovered that people sometimes heard the name as "Cadaver". The name was chosen because the Amazon River is one of the largest rivers in the world and so the name suggests large size, and also in part because it starts with "A" and therefore would show up near the beginning of alphabetical lists. started as an online bookstore, but soon diversified, selling DVDs, CDs, MP3 downloads, computer software, video games, electronics, apparel, furniture, food, and toys. Amazon has established separate websites in Canada, the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Italy, Austria, Japan, and China. It also provides international shipping to certain countries for some of its products. Video

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Jeff Bezos, Tony Hsieh, Brian Krueger, Brian McBride, Tom Szkutak, Brian Valentine, Werner Vogels, Gregg Zehr
Former: Rick Dalzell, Ram Shriram
Products and services, AbeBooks, Alexa (Ranking, Toolbar, Web Services), Amapedia, Amazon China, Askville, CDNOW, Digital Photography Review,, Fresh, IMDb (Box Office Mojo), Marketplace, Payments, PlanetAll, Shelfari,,
Web ServicesAAWS, CloudFront, EC2, FPS, Mechanical Turk, S3, SimpleDB, RDS, SQS, VPC, Kindle, Lexcycle, Mobipocket, MP3, Reflexive Entertainment, Video on Demand
Technology1-Click, aStore, Carbonado, Dynamo, Gurupa, Lab126, Obidos
Investments43 Things, Amie Street (Songza), LibraryThing, Sellaband
OtherASIN, Breakthrough Novel Award, Fishbowl, Statistically Improbable Phrases, Vine

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