Amazon.com was once only an online bookstore created in 1995. It soon diversified into selling many other products and services internationally.
Jeff Bezos founded the business from his garage in Seattle, Washington and currently operates as the CEO. By market share and revenue, Amazon is the world's largest online retailer, with a 2014 sales revenues totaling $88.99 billion (roughly 80 billion euros). This is a collection of DW's latest content related to Amazon.com.
Despite conservation efforts, swathes of Brazil's Amazon forest are still lost to deforestation. Small-scale illegal logging can be difficult to monitor, even with satellite-imaging technology. Now, one indigenous tribe is looking to GPS mapping on smartphones to protect their forest.
The goverment of Ecuador has made many areas in the Amazon region accessible for mining companies. However, the area is predominantly inhabited by the indigenous Shuar people who fear displacement and the destruction of the environment.