You’ve heard of Amazon, right? You know, that place on the Internet that isn’t really a place but is where you can wade through the giantest river of shopping imaginable? The number of things you can buy—who knew you needed one of these?—is mind-blowing. If Amazon was a bricks-and-mortar store, you’d need a GPS device to find your kid when they wandered off to the toy section. (Which you could purchase, in Aisle 1754.)
Their history is well-konwn:
Founder and CEO Jeff Bezos opened the virtual doors of Amazon.com’s online store in July 1995. The company was incorporated in 1994 in the state of Washington and reincorporated in 1996 in Delaware. The Company’s principal corporate offices are located in Seattle, Washington. Amazon.com completed its initial public offering in May 1997, and its common stock is listed on the Nasdaq Global Select Market under the symbol AMZN.
And their ambition is breath-taking!
Our vision is to be earth’s most customer centric company; to build a place where people can come to find and discover anything they might want to buy online.
What can’t you buy on Amazon? Guns? Yes, you can buy a gun. Porn? Not so much….well, depends on one’s definition. The perfect shoe for all occasions? Of course not! Like the Amazon River’s randy/dandy boto dolphin and the stinky mapinguary, such a thing does not exist.