Online retailer Amazon celebrates its 20th year in operation in July 2014
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The Amazon Fire phone has 3D gesture input and eye tracking input. A year of free Prime membership also included.
Amazon now employs 117,300. That number includes full and part-time workers, but not temporary workers.
36.8 million items were ordered on Amazon worldwide on Cyber Monday 2013. That figure was 39% higher than 2012's peak day. Although Amazon operates its website in only about a dozen countries and languages, it says it shipped to 185 countries over those holidays.
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Estimated that the sales of Kindle devices stood at roughly 20 million in 2013, bringing about $3.9 billion in revenue.
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Zappos.com is an online shoe and clothing shop based in Las Vegas, Nevada. Amazon.com purchased the ecommerce up-and-comer Zappos for 10 million Amazon shares or $880 million.
Employee numbers on payroll reach 24,000 worldwide
Amazon Kindle is an electronic book (e-book) computer appliance. The Kindle can be used stand alone without a computer. On the release day, the Kindle Store had more than 88,000 digital titles available for download. Amazon's first offering of the Kindle sold out in five and a half hours and the device remained out of stock until late April 2008. At launch, the device retailed for $399; Amazon subsequently lowered the price to $359.
AmazonFresh initially offered home grocery delivery to residents of the Seattle suburb of Mercer Island in an invitation-only beta test in August 2007.It has since expanded to a number of US locations including L.A. and San Francisco.
Amazon.com finally turned its first profit in the fourth quarter of 2001: $5 million (i.e., 1¢ per share), on revenues of more than $1 billion. This profit margin, though extremely modest, proved to skeptics that Bezos' unconventional business model could succeed.
Since childhood, Jeff Bezos has wanted to establish a permanent human colony in space. He established Blue Origin, a company that plans to make private space travel more widely available.
In 2000, Amazon.com began to offer its best-of-breed e-commerce platform to other retailers and to individual sellers.
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