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.
Companies such as Amazon and Starbucks will have to pay a levy for each full-time worker they have in Seattle. The city authority approved a compromise tax plan to fund services for those struggling to afford housing.
The Congo Basin is home to the second-largest equatorial rainforest after the Amazon. A vital carbon sink, it also supports endangered wildlife like gorillas and forest elephants — as well as 75 million people, who rely on it for survival. But illegal logging is putting this natural wonder at risk.