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Amazon.com

Amazon.com
Company NameAmazon.com, Inc.
Company TypePublic
Traded AsNasdaq - AMZN
NASDAQ-100 Component
S&P 500 Component
Foundation, 1994
FounderJeff Bezos
LocationSeattle, Washington, U.S.
Area ServedWorldwide
Key PeopleJeff Bezos
(Chairman, President & CEO)
IndustryOnline shopping,
Cloud computing
ProductsA2Z Development, A9.com, Alexa Internet, Amazon.com, Amazon Kindle, Amazon Studios, Amazon Web Services, Audible.com, Endless.com, IMDb, LoveFilm, Zappos.com, Woot
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)
Url 
Website TypeE-commerce
LanguageEnglish, Japanese, German, French, Brazilian Portuguese, Italian, Chinese, Spanish
AdvertisingWeb banners, Videos
Launch Date1995
Alexa(+) 15 ( )

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Amazon.com, Inc. (Nasdaq - AMZN) is an American multinational electronic commerce corporation headquartered in Seattle, Washington, United States, it is often called the world's largest online retailer. Amazon has separate websites for the following countries: United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Japan, and China. Launches in Netherlands, Sweden, and India may follow. It also provides international shipping to certain countries for some of its products.

Jeff Bezos founded Amazon.com, Inc. in 1994 and the site went online in 1995. It is named after the Amazon River, one of the largest rivers in the world. Amazon.com started as an online bookstore, but soon diversified, selling DVDs, CDs, MP3 downloads, computer software, video games, electronics, apparel, furniture, food, and toys.


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