From The Financial Post:
Amazon.com was almost called “Cadabra” as in “Abracadabra”. That idea was struck down because CEO Jeff Bezos’ lawyer misheard the word as “cadaver”.
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Amazon’s warehouses have more square footage than 700 Madison Square Gardens and could hold more water than 10,000 Olympic Pools.
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Amazon owns 10 percent of North American E-Commerce. Office Depot, Stapes, Apple, Dell, WalMart, Sears, and Liberty all own another 10 percent of the market, the same size as Amazon. That leaves 1,000+ retailers to all fight for the remaining 80 percent.
Link to the rest at The Financial Post and thanks to Stephen for the tip.
Passive Guy would comment that etailers fight for their sales position every day. Amazon doesn’t “own” 10% of North American e-commerce, it fights for and wins that 10% because it knows a competitor is a mouse-click away.