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By Venkatesh Shanka
Texas A&M University 

Amazon is turning 25 – here's a look back at how it changed the world

 


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(THE CONVERSATION) A quarter of a century ago, on July 5, 1994, a company, which shared a name with the world’s largest river, was incorporated. It sold books to customers who got to its website through a dial-up modem.

It wasn’t the first bookstore to sell online. (Books.com launched in 1992.) But it behaved like a local store, whose shopkeeper knew customers by name – a bell even rang in the company’s Seattle headquarters every time an order was placed.

Amazon’s fo...



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