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.
Up, up and away. Much has been made about Amazon's plans to get deliveries via drones off the ground - or unmanned aerial vehicle assistants in tech parlance. But in China, which has invested much less in roads and other transport infrastructure, drones may take off faster than in the rest of the world.
While the Brazilian government praises hydropower as a motor for economic development, local people fear environmental and social impacts. A new dam project on the Tapajos river was recently stopped, people there are preparing to cope with future projects. (Report: Zoe Sullivan) Reporting for this story was supported by the environmental news site Mongabay.com
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