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The first book sold on Amazon was & # 39; Fluid Concepts and Creative Analogies: Computer Models of the Fundamental Mechanisms of Thought & # 39; from Douglas Hofstadter.

The first book sold on Amazon was & # 39; Fluid Concepts and Creative Analogies: Computer Models of the Fundamental Mechanisms of Thought & # 39; from Douglas Hofstadter.

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The first book sold on Amazon was & # 39; Fluid Concepts and Creative Analogies: Computer Models of the Fundamental Mechanisms of Thought & # 39; from Douglas Hofstadter.

1994: Jeff Bezos records what Amazon would be under the name & # 39; Cadabra Inc. & # 39; He later renamed the company under the current name.

Bezos chose the name Amazon in reference to the Amazon, the largest river in the world, because he hoped that Amazon would be the largest bookstore in the world.

1995: Amazon opens store as a book store. The first book sold on Amazon was entitled & # 39; Fluid Concepts and Creative Analogies: Computer Models of the Fundamental Mechanisms of Thought & # 39; from Douglas Hofstadter.

1997: Amazon goes at $ 18 per share on the Nasdaq under the & # 39; AMZN & # 39; symbol.

1998: Bezos is starting to sell more than just books on Amazon. The company opens the sale of music, films, consumer electronics, video games, toys and more.

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2000: The company introduces its now famous logo, with a curved arrow from A to Z, with an arrow in the shape of a smile. The logo is intended to suggest that Amazon sells any type of product from A to Z.

In 1998, Jeff Bezos began to sell more than just books on Amazon. It ventured into consumer electronics, music, films, video games, toys and many other products

In 1998, Jeff Bezos began to sell more than just books on Amazon. It ventured into consumer electronics, music, films, video games, toys and many other products

In 1998, Jeff Bezos began to sell more than just books on Amazon. It ventured into consumer electronics, music, films, video games, toys and many other products

2001: Amazon is making a profit for the first time and proving to investors that the business model of the company could continue to exist.

2002: The company launches Amazon Web Services (AWS) as a service for internet traffic data, but it would grow into the company's cloud computing colossus.

2006: Amazon implements Fulfillment through Amazon, the huge logistics unit that now poses a threat to UPS and FedEx.

Amazon Fulfillment rolled out in 2006 by Amazon, its huge logistics unit

Amazon Fulfillment rolled out in 2006 by Amazon, its huge logistics unit

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Amazon Fulfillment rolled out in 2006 by Amazon, its huge logistics unit

2007: Amazon is publishing the first Kindle e-reader, in a movement that was seen as a disruption to the traditional publishing industry.

2012: Amazon doubles less consumer hardware and launches the Amazon Fire HD tablet.

2014: Amazon launches the Fire phone, intended as a competitor to the iPhone, which eventually flops. The company stopped using the device a year later.

2015: Amazon is launching the original Echo speaker, a groundbreaking device, due to its speech recognition and AI capabilities.

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2017: Amazon will be the first streaming company to win an Oscars nomination for the drama & # 39; Manchester By the Sea & # 39 ;.

Later that year, Amazon announced it would buy Whole Foods for $ 13.7 billion. The move has only strengthened its position on the retail market.

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