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|Amazon.com, Inc., was incorporated in 1994 in the state of Washington and reincorporated in 1996 in the state of Delaware. The Company serves consumers through its retail websites and focuses on selection, price, and convenience. It designs its websites to enable millions of unique products to be sold by the Company and by third parties across dozens of product categories. The Company offers programs that enable sellers to sell their products and fulfill orders through Amazon.com and their own branded websites. Amazon Web Services provides Amazon’s developer customers with access to in-the-cloud infrastructure services based on Amazon’s own back-end technology platform, which developers can use to enable virtually any type of business. In addition, it generates revenue through other marketing and promotional services, such as online advertising, and co-branded credit card agreements. Amazon.com and other sellers offer millions of unique new, refurbished and used items in categories such as: Books, Movies, Music & Games, Digital Downloads, Electronics & Computers, Home & Garden, Toys, Kids & Baby, Grocery, Apparel, Shoes & Jewelry, Health & Beauty, Sports & Outdoors, and Tools, Auto & Industrial. The Company also manufactures and sells the Kindle e-reader. The Kindle, Kindle 3G, Kindle with Special Offers, Kindle 3G with Special Offers and Kindle DX are portable readers that wirelessly download books, magazines, newspapers, blogs and personal documents to a crisp, high-resolution electronic ink display that looks and reads like real paper. The Company has organized its operations into two main segments: North America and International. The North America segment consists of amounts earned from retail sales of consumer products (including from sellers), subscriptions through North America-focused websites such as www.amazon.com and www.amazon.ca, and amounts earned from AWS. The International segment consists of amounts earned from retail sales of consumer products (including from sellers) and subscriptions through internationally focused locations. This segment includes export sales from these internationally based locations (including export sales from these sites to customers in the U.S. and Canada), but excludes export sales from its U.S. and Canadian locations. The Company’s competitors include: physical-world retailers, publishers, vendors, distributors, manufacturers, and producers of its products; other online e-commerce and mobile e-commerce sites; a number of indirect competitors, including media companies, web portals, comparison shopping websites, and web search engines; companies that provide e-commerce services, including website development, fulfillment, and customer service; companies that provide infrastructure web services or other information storage; and companies that design, manufacture, market, or sell digital media devices. The Company is subject to general business regulations and laws, as well as regulations and laws specifically governing the Internet, e-commerce, and electronic devices.|
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