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Posted: 2020-07-29 15:01:49

Amazon is known as the “everything store,” but in its dogged pursuit of growth, it has come to dominate more than just ecommerce. It now owns IMBDb, GoodReads, Twitch, Audible, a 10,000 Year Clock made of a mountain, and so much more https://t.co/f4weQPoWiI

great footnotes: "1/2/19, 4:20 PM EDT: This story was updated throughout again to include several more additional Amazon subsidiaries."

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Originally published 2020 07 29
You might be wondering, why Amazon? After all, other tech firms, including Google and Facebook, have also expanded outside their core businesses in recent years. But few other companies can claim leadership in sectors as disparate as videogame streaming, online fabric sales, and facial recognition. Amazon also employs far more people than its competitors. Roughly 613,000 people work at Amazon, more than twice as many as work at Alphabet (94,000), Facebook (33,000), and Microsoft (135,000) combined. Most of those workers labor in one of Amazon’s more than 100 North American logistics centers, or at one of more than 450 Whole Foods stores.
You might be wondering, why Amazon? After all, other tech firms, including Google and Facebook, have also expanded outside their core businesses in recent years. But few other companies can claim leadership in sectors as disparate as videogame streaming, online fabric sales, and facial recognition. Amazon also employs far more people than its competitors. Roughly 613,000 people work at Amazon, more than twice as many as work at Alphabet (94,000), Facebook (33,000), and Microsoft (135,000) combined. Most of those workers labor in one of Amazon’s more than 100 North American logistics centers, or at one of more than 450 Whole Foods stores.
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