Company Overview

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Founded:
1994
Founders:
Thorne Sparkman, Jeff Bezos
Headquarters:
Seattle, WA
IPO:
Went Public on May, 1997
Stock:
NASDAQ:AMZN
Categories:
Crowdsourcing, E-Commerce, Groceries

Amazon is an international e-commerce company and online retailer that sells various products such as books, movies, electronics and others.

Description

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Amazon.com is an American international e-commerce company with headquarters in Seattle, Washington, United States. Founded in 1994, it is the world's largest online retailer.

Jeff Bezos incorporated the company (as Cadabra) in July 1994 and the site went online as Amazon.com in 1995. The company was renamed after the Amazon River, one of the largest rivers in the world, which in turn was named after the Amazons, the legendary nation of female warriors in Greek mythology.

Amazon.com started as an online bookstore but soon diversified into selling DVDs, VHS tapes, CDs, video and MP3 downloads/streaming, software, video games, electronics, apparel, furniture, food, toys and jewelry. The company also produces consumer electronics, notably the Amazon Kindle e-book reader and the Kindle Fire tablet computer. It is also a major provider of cloud computing services.

Amazon also operates retail websites for... See More

Current Team (64)

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Board Members and Advisors (6)

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Investments (24)

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Products (43)

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    Amazon EC2

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    Amazon S3

    Amazon S3 (Simple Storage Service) is an adjustable online storage service tailored towards..
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    Amazon Mechanical Turk

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    Amazon Fresh

    Amazon Fresh is an online grocery delivery service. Offering everything you might find at your..
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    Amazon Kindle

    Introduced in November 2007, Kindle is an e-reader developed by Amazon.com to allow easy access to..
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    Amazon Unbox

    Amazon Unbox is an Internet video on demand service, only available in the United States, offered..
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    Amazon Video on Demand

    Amazon Video on Demand is a video service for instantly streaming TV shows and movies. At launch..
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    Amazon EBS

    Amazon Elastic Block Store (EBS) provides block level storage volumes for use with Amazon EC2..

Acquisitions (45)

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Funding Rounds (1) - $8M

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Investors (1)

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Offices/Locations (3)

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    Tur,

    TUR

  • Office

    Vía de las Dos Castillas 33, Edif. 2 Atica 7. Plta. baja

    Madrid, 28224

    ESP

  • Office

    1200 12th Ave

    S # 1200

    Seattle, WA 98144

    USA

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