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How Far Amazon Has Come

The Journey of Amazon 11 12 Jeff Bezos founded Amazon.com, Inc. in 1994. The name Amazon.com was chosen because the Amazon River is the largest river in the world and also because it starts with 'A' and would show up near the beginning of alphabetical lists. 1995 Amazon.com sells First Book April, 2006 Media Gateway Program with CustomFlix ШШШИНШШШИ ШШГ September, 1997 Amazon introduces 1-Click TM September, 2006 Amazon Unbox service is available ЦИДПНИИИшиииииИИшииии 1998 First international Sites are Launched= January, 2007 Amazon launches Endless.com ПШШШШЩЩЩШЩЩЩ Щ шГ September 28, 1999 Amazon is granted "1-Click" patent шииишшїнииНИИшиииийшишии шИНИИИЙЙшшииишийиінннишШШЕ September, 2007 Public Beta of Amazon MP3 is launched August, 2000 Amazon's alliance with Toys "R" Us шШШиЦии November, 2007 Amazon launched Amazon Kindle шиииииШИИЕ Иш И иL December, 2007 Amazon MP3 Adds Warner Music Audio Dowloads шииииИИИшииииИИЩшииг September, 2001 Amazon.com Travel store is opened пиШШШИШШШИИИИЦШШЦИИИ July, 2002 Amazon Web Services is launched ииииниииИИЩшииииИЩшиг April, 2003 National Basketball Association Alliance 2008 Acquires Box Office Mojo 2009 April, 2004 A9 search engine goes live Acquires Zappos for $928m П ИЩЩШИЦИИИЩИЩЦИИЩИ1Т 2010 November, 2004 Toolbar for A search box has been added Amazon launched two publishing imprints, AmazonEncore and AmazonCrossing шинииишииииИИИшиииИL April, 2005 Acquires BookSurge LLC December, 2010 Amazon invested $175m in LivingSocial AMAZON'S HEADQUARTER AND SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT CENTERS Seattle Slough, Edinburgh Headquarter USA Dublin UK Ireland laşi Romania Beijing China .... Shibuya, Tokyo I----Japan ...----.--- San Francisco USA Bangalore, Chennai. Hyderabad India Amazon's employees are approximately 24,300 full-time and part-time at December 31, 2009. Cape Town South Africa шииишоипш ииг Values in billions AMAZON'S REVENUES Uptated December 2009 20 15 10 2005 2009 2007 пиП ШШШШ AMAZON COMPARED TO TOP COMPETITORS IN 2009 Values in billions= 10 9.5B. 6.6B 6 2.3B 1.1B 0.4B 0.3B .... ... Amazonkindle FACTS AND FIGURES amazoimii Kindle 1 is released and offered for $399. More than 88,000 titles are available for download 2007 2008 d or right knew noth 275,000 titles available in Kindle Store February, 2009 Kindle 2 is available for purchase for $359 шртш- May, 2009 Amazon.com announces Kindle DX with a price of $489 October, 2009 Kindle 2 is reduced to $259. Kindle 2 International is introduced Spring, 2010 Number of titles in Kindle Store exceeds 500,000 June, 2010 Amazon.com reduces the price of Kindle 2 to $189 July, 2010 There are more than 650,000 books in Kindle Store шшш Amazon. com announces Kindle 3 offered for $139 (WiFi version) and $189 (WiFi and 3G version) and began shipping in the U.S. and U.K. Summer, 2010 9.7" display Diagonal e-ink screen reads like real paper Garasad nghile han the bert ns mty ss eua vea y any r the largent al the wlen Ye, ewg lo the lang y has du, and Slim just over 1/3 of an inch, as thin as most magazines T whule and wurh are thu snt der ng lem i ed t the tmthslat reme lm 1 Г There une e ws beks n ng wih at al pad u pat tka livng perm whala beler ye, nd a he he dag ed a deapt. Thare bek ure Beale nd eetf brh n e Holds up to 3,500 books, periodicals and documents Adobe PD П vtale be ad in their valumen i necemanin malt be l a pes l alis q gh Share your passion for reading with friends and family by posting favorite passages to Twitter and Facebook directly from your Kindle 9. Sources: www.amazon.com, www.wikinvest.com, nfographic www.forbes.com, www.xtimeline.com, en.wikipedia.org, www.internetretailer.com, www.businessweek.com, www.website-monitoring.com LABS ш m ииииищищнииииииини Tu 25 2003 Overstock.com 2001 GSI Commerce Barnes&Noble (1999 Ebay Google Amazon

How Far Amazon Has Come

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Amazon.com has changed the way the world purchases books. Not only did it introduce millions of commuters to the convenience of the Kindle, but it also has put bookstores such as Borders close to bank...

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