Ten fun facts about Amazon
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The company is headquartered in Seattle, Washington and is the planet’s biggest online retailer of goods and services.
Though Amazon began as a bookstore on the internet it has expanded and added software, DVDs, furniture, toys and many other products to its impressive market.
More recently, Amazon has started manufacturing electronic products such as the Kindle and the Kindle Fire, which have been very successful.
The website opened up on the internet in 1995 as Amazon.com, named so after the awe-inspiring Amazon River.Fact 5
Amazon also has created distinct retail sites for specific countries like Brazil and Canada, whereas it also ships to many other nations.Fact 6
‘Fluid Concepts and Creative Analogies: Computer Models of the Fundamental Mechanisms of Thought’ by Douglas Hofstadter was the first book ever sold on Amazon.Fact 7
Jeff Bezos, Amazon’s founder, was named the Time Person of the Year in the year 1999.Fact 8
In 2013, GoodReads was acquired by the online retailing giant Amazon.Fact 9
Since 2011, Amazon has been agreed to be in a deal with DC Comics to sell select DC titles like Superman and Green Lantern exclusively by means of the Kindle Fire.Fact 10
Luxembourg City houses Amazon’s European headquarters while there are several Amazon software development centers across the globe. Click here for more business facts ❯
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