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Amazon.com, Inc., doing business as Amazon, is an American electronic commerce and cloud computing company based in Seattle, Washington that was founded by Jeff Bezos on July 5, 1994. [1]

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A9.com is a subsidiary of Amazon that develops search engine and search advertising technology.

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AbeBooks is an e-commerce global online marketplace with seven national domains that offers Books, Fine Art, and Collectibles from sellers in 50+ countries.

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Air cargo

Air cargo is any property carried or to be carried in an aircraft.

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Alexa Internet

Alexa Internet, Inc. is an American company based in California that provides commercial web traffic data and analytics.

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Alibaba Group

Alibaba Group Holding Limited is a Chinese multinational e-commerce, retail, Internet, AI and technology conglomerate founded in 1999 that provides consumer-to-consumer, business-to-consumer and business-to-business sales services via web portals, as well as electronic payment services, shopping search engines and cloud computing services.

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Alphabet Inc.

Alphabet Inc. is an American multinational conglomerate headquartered in Mountain View, California.

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Amazon (company)

Amazon.com, Inc., doing business as Amazon, is an American electronic commerce and cloud computing company based in Seattle, Washington that was founded by Jeff Bezos on July 5, 1994.

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Amazon Alexa

Amazon Alexa is a virtual assistant developed by Amazon, first used in the Amazon Echo and the Amazon Echo Dot smart speakers developed by Amazon Lab126.

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Amazon Appstore

The Amazon Appstore for Android is an app store for the Android operating system operated by Amazon.com.

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Amazon Books

Amazon Books is a chain of retail bookstores owned by online retailer Amazon.

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Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award

The Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award (ABNA) was a contest sponsored by Amazon.com, Penguin Group, Hewlett Packard, CreateSpace and BookSurge to publish and promote a manuscript by an unknown or unpublished author.

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Amazon Digital Game Store

Amazon Digital Game Store is a digital video game distribution service owned by the international electronic commerce company Amazon.com.

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Amazon Drive

Amazon Drive, formerly known as Cloud Drive, is a cloud storage application managed by Amazon.

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Amazon Echo

Amazon Echo (shortened and referred to as Echo) is a brand of smart speakers developed by Amazon.com.

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Amazon Fire TV

Amazon Fire TV is a digital media player and its microconsole remote developed by Amazon.

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Amazon Game Studios

Amazon Game Studios (simply AGS) is a video game developer and publisher within Amazon.

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Amazon Go

Amazon Go is a grocery store operated by the online retailer Amazon, with currently one location in Seattle, Washington.

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Amazon Kindle

The Amazon Kindle is a series of e-readers designed and marketed by Amazon. Amazon Kindle devices enable users to browse, buy, download, and read e-books, newspapers, magazines and other digital media via wireless networking to the Kindle Store. The hardware platform, developed by Amazon subsidiary Lab126, began as a single device and now comprises a range of devices, including e-readers with E Ink electronic paper displays and Kindle applications on all major computing platforms. All Kindle devices integrate with Kindle Store content, and as of March 2018, the store has over six million e-books available in the United States.. Retrieved March 30, 2018.

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Amazon Lab126

Amazon Lab126 (sometimes known as Lab126) is an American research and development and computer hardware company founded in 2004 by Gregg Zehr, based in Sunnyvale, California, and is owned by Amazon.com.

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Amazon Marketplace

Amazon Marketplace is an e-commerce platform owned and operated by Amazon that enables third-party sellers to sell new or used products on a fixed-price online marketplace alongside Amazon's regular offerings.

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Amazon Music

Amazon Music (previously Amazon MP3) is a music streaming platform and online music store operated by Amazon.com.

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Amazon Pay

Amazon Pay is an online payments processing service that is owned by Amazon.

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Amazon Prime

Amazon Prime is a paid subscription service offered by Amazon that gives users access to free two-day delivery (one-day in some areas), streaming video and music, and other benefits for a monthly or yearly fee.

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Amazon Publishing

Amazon Publishing (simply APub) is Amazon.com's book publishing unit launched in 2009.

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Amazon River

The Amazon River (or; Spanish and Amazonas) in South America is the largest river by discharge volume of water in the world, and either the longest or second longest.

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Amazon Robotics

Amazon Robotics formerly Kiva Systems is a Massachusetts-based company that manufactures mobile robotic fulfillment systems.

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Amazon Standard Identification Number

The Amazon Standard Identification Number (ASIN) is a 10-character alphanumeric unique identifier assigned by Amazon.com and its partners for product identification within the Amazon organization.

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Amazon Studios

Amazon Studios is a subsidiary of Amazon that focuses on developing television series, and distributing and producing films and comics from online submissions and crowd-sourced feedback.

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Amazon Video

Amazon Video is an Internet video on demand service that is developed, owned, and operated by Amazon.com.

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Amazon Web Services

Amazon Web Services (AWS) is a subsidiary of Amazon.com that provides on-demand cloud computing platforms to individuals, companies and governments, on a paid subscription basis.

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AmazonFresh is a subsidiary of the Amazon.com American e-commerce company in Seattle, Washington.

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American Legislative Exchange Council

The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) is a nonprofit organization of conservative state legislators and private sector representatives who draft and share model state-level legislation for distribution among state governments in the United States.

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Andrew Crawford (entrepreneur)

Andrew Crawford (born July 27, 1971) is an Irish entrepreneur and the former founder and CEO of The Book Depository.

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AOL (formerly a company known as AOL Inc., originally known as America Online, and stylized as Aol.) is a web portal and online service provider based in New York.

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Apple Inc.

Apple Inc. is an American multinational technology company headquartered in Cupertino, California, that designs, develops, and sells consumer electronics, computer software, and online services.

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Asia is Earth's largest and most populous continent, located primarily in the Eastern and Northern Hemispheres.

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Audible (store)

Audible is a seller and producer of spoken audio entertainment, information, and educational programming on the Internet.

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An audiobook (or talking book) is a recording of a text being read.

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AVANGRID (formerly Energy East and Iberdrola USA), is an energy services and delivery company.

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Bad Hersfeld

The festival and spa town of Bad Hersfeld (Bad is "spa" in German; the Old High German name of the city was Herolfisfeld) is the district seat of the Hersfeld-Rotenburg district in northeastern Hesse, Germany, roughly 50 km southeast of Kassel.

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Barnaby Dorfman

Barnaby Dorfman is an American businessman.

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Barnes & Noble

Barnes & Noble, Inc., a Fortune 500 company, is the bookseller with the largest number of retail outlets in the United States, and a retailer of content, digital media, and educational products.

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Batman is a fictional superhero appearing in American comic books published by DC Comics.

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Bebe Stores

Bebe Stores, Inc. (stylized as "bebe stores, inc."; pronunciation), is a women's retail brand that was established in 1976.

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Binny Bansal

Binny Bansal is an Indian software engineer and Internet entrepreneur.

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Body Labs

Body Labs is a Manhattan-based software company founded in 2013.

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Bonobos (apparel)

Bonobos is an e-commerce-driven apparel subsidiary of Walmart headquartered in New York City that designs and sells men's clothing.

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A book is a series of pages assembled for easy portability and reading, as well as the composition contained in it.

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Book Depository

Book Depository (previously The Book Depository) is a UK-based online book seller with a large catalogue offered with free shipping to over 160 countries.

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Bookselling is the commercial trading of books which is the retail and distribution end of the publishing process.

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Borders Group

Borders Group, Inc. (former NYSE ticker symbol BGP) was an international book and music retailer based in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

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Brad Stone (journalist)

Brad Stone (born 1971) is an American journalist and New York Times best selling author.

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Brick and mortar

Brick and mortar (also bricks and mortar or B&M) refers to a physical presence of an organization or business in a building or other structure.

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Business is the activity of making one's living or making money by producing or buying and selling products (goods and services).

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Business Insider

Business Insider is an American financial and business news website that also operates international editions in the UK, Australia, China, Germany, France, South Africa, India, Italy, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Netherlands, Nordics, Poland, Spanish and Singapore.

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Business model

A business model describes the rationale of how an organization creates, delivers, and captures value,Business Model Generation, Alexander Osterwalder, Yves Pigneur, Alan Smith, and 470 practitioners from 45 countries, self-published, 2010 in economic, social, cultural or other contexts.

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Business plan

A business plan is a formal statement of business goals, reasons they are attainable, and plans for reaching them.

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C++ ("see plus plus") is a general-purpose programming language.

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Central Intelligence Agency

The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) is a civilian foreign intelligence service of the United States federal government, tasked with gathering, processing, and analyzing national security information from around the world, primarily through the use of human intelligence (HUMINT).

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Chain store

Chain store(s) or retail chain(s) are retail outlets that share a brand and central management, and usually have standardized business methods and practices.

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The chairman (also chairperson, chairwoman or chair) is the highest officer of an organized group such as a board, a committee, or a deliberative assembly.

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Charlie Cheever

Charlie Cheever (born August 2, 1981) is the co-founder, along with Adam D'Angelo, of Quora, an online knowledge market.

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Chef (company)

Chef is an American corporation headquartered in Seattle, Washington, which produces software allowing information technology departments to automate the process in which they configure, deploy and scale servers and applications.

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Chief executive officer

Chief executive officer (CEO) is the position of the most senior corporate officer, executive, administrator, or other leader in charge of managing an organization especially an independent legal entity such as a company or nonprofit institution.

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Chief technology officer

A Chief Technology Officer (CTO), sometimes known as a Chief Technical Officer, is an executive-level position in a company or other entity whose occupation is focused on scientific and technological issues within an organization.

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Christmas and holiday season

The Christmas season, also called the festive season, or the holiday season (mainly in the U.S. and Canada; often simply called the holidays),, is an annually recurring period recognized in many Western and Western-influenced countries that is generally considered to run from late November to early January.

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Civil Aviation Authority (United Kingdom)

The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) is the statutory corporation which oversees and regulates all aspects of civil aviation in the United Kingdom.

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Cloud computing

Cloud computing is an information technology (IT) paradigm that enables ubiquitous access to shared pools of configurable system resources and higher-level services that can be rapidly provisioned with minimal management effort, often over the Internet.

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CNNMoney.com is a financial news and information website, operated by CNN.

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A cockfight is a blood sport between two cocks, or gamecocks, held in a ring called a cockpit.

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Collapse (medical)

Collapse is a sudden and often unannounced loss of postural tone (going weak), often but not necessarily accompanied by loss of consciousness.

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Iconology Inc., d/b/a ComiXology (styled comiXology), is a cloud-based digital distribution platform for comics, with over 200 million comic downloads as of September 2013.

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Computer vision

Computer vision is a field that deals with how computers can be made for gaining high-level understanding from digital images or videos.

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Conflict of interest

A conflict of interest (COI) is a situation in which a person or organization is involved in multiple interests, financial or otherwise, and serving one interest could involve working against another.

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Construction is the process of constructing a building or infrastructure.

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Consumer electronics

Consumer electronics or home electronics are electronic (analog or digital) equipments intended for everyday use, typically in private homes.

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Cornell University

Cornell University is a private and statutory Ivy League research university located in Ithaca, New York.

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Corning Inc.

Corning Incorporated is an American multinational technology company that specializes in specialty glass, ceramics, and related materials and technologies including advanced optics, primarily for industrial and scientific applications.

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Cosmetics are substances or products used to enhance or alter the appearance of the face or fragrance and texture of the body.

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Country code

Country codes are short alphabetic or numeric geographical codes (geocodes) developed to represent countries and dependent areas, for use in data processing and communications.

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Curse, Inc.

Curse is an online game portal and network of gaming websites founded by Hubert Thieblot in 2006.

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D. E. Shaw & Co.


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Dallas is a city in the U.S. state of Texas.

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Daniel P. Huttenlocher

Daniel P. Huttenlocher is an American academic administrator and corporate director.

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Data center

A data center (American English) or data centre (Commonwealth English) is a facility used to house computer systems and associated components, such as telecommunications and storage systems.

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DC Comics

DC Comics, Inc. is an American comic book publisher.

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Defamation, calumny, vilification, or traducement is the communication of a false statement that, depending on the law of the country, harms the reputation of an individual, business, product, group, government, religion, or nation.

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Delaware is one of the 50 states of the United States, in the Mid-Atlantic or Northeastern region.

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Digital Photography Review

Digital Photography Review, also known as DPReview, is a website about digital cameras and digital photography, established in November 1998.

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Dog fighting

Dog fighting is a type of blood sport generally defined as two or more game dogs against one another in a ring or a pit for the entertainment of the spectators or the gratification of the dogfighters, who are sometimes referred to as dogmen.

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Domain name

A domain name is an identification string that defines a realm of administrative autonomy, authority or control within the Internet.

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Donald Trump

Donald John Trump (born June 14, 1946) is the 45th and current President of the United States, in office since January 20, 2017.

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Dot-com bubble

The dot-com bubble (also known as the dot-com boom, the dot-com crash, the Y2K crash, the Y2K bubble, the tech bubble, the Internet bubble, the dot-com collapse, and the information technology bubble) was a historic economic bubble and period of excessive speculation that occurred roughly from 1997 to 2001, a period of extreme growth in the usage and adaptation of the Internet.

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Douglas Hofstadter

Douglas Richard Hofstadter (born February 15, 1945) is an American professor of cognitive science whose research focuses on the sense of self in relation to the external world, consciousness, analogy-making, artistic creation, literary translation, and discovery in mathematics and physics.

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Drop shipping

Drop shipping is a supply chain management method in which the retailer does not keep goods in stock but instead transfers the customer orders and shipment details to either the manufacturer, another retailer, or a wholesaler, who then ships the goods directly to the customer.

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Dutch language

The Dutch language is a West Germanic language, spoken by around 23 million people as a first language (including the population of the Netherlands where it is the official language, and about sixty percent of Belgium where it is one of the three official languages) and by another 5 million as a second language.

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E-commerce is the activity of buying or selling of products on online services or over the Internet.

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An e-reader, also called an e-book reader or e-book device, is a mobile electronic device that is designed primarily for the purpose of reading digital e-books and periodicals.

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eBay Inc. is a multinational e-commerce corporation based in San Jose, California that facilitates consumer-to-consumer and business-to-consumer sales through its website.

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Electricity is the set of physical phenomena associated with the presence and motion of electric charge.

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Endless.com was an American e-commerce site owned by Amazon.com, focused exclusively on shoes and accessories.

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Engadget is a multilingual technology blog network with daily coverage of gadgets and consumer electronics.

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Engine Yard

Engine Yard is a San Francisco, California based, privately held platform as a service company focused on Ruby on Rails, PHP and Node.js deployment and management.

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English language

English is a West Germanic language that was first spoken in early medieval England and is now a global lingua franca.

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ESPN (originally an acronym for Entertainment and Sports Programming Network) is a U.S.-based global cable and satellite sports television channel owned by ESPN Inc., a joint venture owned by The Walt Disney Company (80%) and Hearst Communications (20%).

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eSports (also known as electronic sports, esports, e-sports, competitive (video) gaming, professional (video) gaming, or pro gaming) are a form of competition using video games.

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Europe is a continent located entirely in the Northern Hemisphere and mostly in the Eastern Hemisphere.

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Federal Aviation Administration

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) of the United States is a national authority with powers to regulate all aspects of civil aviation.

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Federal Communications Commission

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is an independent agency of the United States government created by statute (and) to regulate interstate communications by radio, television, wire, satellite, and cable.

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Federal Maritime Commission

The United States Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) is an independent federal agency, based in Washington, D.C., responsible for the regulation of oceanborne international transportation of the U.S.

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Federal Reserve System

The Federal Reserve System (also known as the Federal Reserve or simply the Fed) is the central banking system of the United States of America.

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Federal Trade Commission

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is an independent agency of the United States government, established in 1914 by the Federal Trade Commission Act.

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FedEx Corporation is an American multinational courier delivery services company headquartered in Memphis, Tennessee.

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Financial Times

The Financial Times (FT) is a Japanese-owned (since 2015), English-language international daily newspaper headquartered in London, with a special emphasis on business and economic news.

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Findory was a news and blog aggregation website that utilized collaborative filtering to provide users with personalized newsfeeds and news e-mails.

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Flipkart Pvt Ltd. is an Indian electronic commerce company based in Bengaluru, India. Founded by Sachin Bansal and Binny Bansal (no relation) in 2007, the company initially focused on book sales, before expanding into other product categories such as consumer electronics, fashion, and lifestyle products. The service competes primarily with Amazon's Indian subsidiary, and the domestic rival Snapdeal. As of 2017, Flipkart held a 39.5% market share of India's e-commerce industry. Flipkart is significantly dominant in the sale of apparel (a position that was bolstered by its acquisitions of Myntra and Jabong.com), and was described as being "neck and neck" with Amazon in the sale of electronics and mobile phones. Flipkart also owns PhonePe, a mobile payments service based on the Unified Payments Interface (UPI). In May 2018, U.S.-based retail chain Walmart announced its intent to acquire a 77% controlling stake in Flipkart for $16 billion USD, subject to regulatory approval. The deal is expected to close by the end of the year.

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Fluid Concepts and Creative Analogies

Fluid Concepts and Creative Analogies: Computer Models of the Fundamental Mechanisms of Thought is a 1995 book by Douglas Hofstadter and other members of the Fluid Analogies Research Group exploring the mechanisms of intelligence through computer modeling.

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Foodista.com is an online recipe, cooking, and food news source.

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For Dummies

For Dummies is an extensive series of instructional/reference books which are intended to present non-intimidating guides for readers new to the various topics covered.

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Freight forwarder

A freight forwarder, forwarder, or forwarding agent, also known as a non-vessel operating common carrier (NVOCC), is a person or company that organizes shipments for individuals or corporations to get goods from the manufacturer or producer to a market, customer or final point of distribution.

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French language

French (le français or la langue française) is a Romance language of the Indo-European family.

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GameSpot is a video gaming website that provides news, reviews, previews, downloads, and other information on video games.

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German language

German (Deutsch) is a West Germanic language that is mainly spoken in Central Europe.

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Gigaom is a blog-related media company.

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Goodreads is a "social cataloging" website that allows individuals to freely search its database of books, annotations, and reviews.

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Grand Haven, Michigan

Grand Haven is a city in the U.S. state of Michigan and the county seat of Ottawa County.

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Graphiq (formerly FindTheBest) is a semantic technology company that uses artificial intelligence to rapidly create interactive data-driven infographics.

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Green Lantern

Green Lantern is the name of several superheroes appearing in American comic books published by DC Comics.

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Hesse or Hessia (Hessen, Hessian dialect: Hesse), officially the State of Hesse (German: Land Hessen) is a federal state (''Land'') of the Federal Republic of Germany, with just over six million inhabitants.

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Houston is the most populous city in the U.S. state of Texas and the fourth most populous city in the United States, with a census-estimated 2017 population of 2.312 million within a land area of.

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HuffPost (formerly The Huffington Post and sometimes abbreviated HuffPo) is a liberal American news and opinion website and blog that has both localized and international editions.

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Hulu (stylized as hulu) is an American entertainment company that provides over-the-top media services owned by Hulu LLC, a joint venture with The Walt Disney Company (through Disney Direct-to-Consumer and International) (30%), 21st Century Fox (30%), Comcast (through NBCUniversal) (30%),Although NBC Universal is also a major shareholder (30%) of Hulu, by the Federal Communications Commission, NBC Universal and Comcast are required not to exercise any right to influence the conduct or operation of Hulu.

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IMDb, also known as Internet Movie Database, is an online database of information related to world films, television programs, home videos and video games, and internet streams, including cast, production crew and personnel biographies, plot summaries, trivia, and fan reviews and ratings.

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Imprint (trade name)

An imprint of a publisher is a trade name under which it publishes a work.

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Infibeam is an Indian internet and e-commerce conglomerate involved in online retailing, e-commerce software and internet services.

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Information privacy

Information privacy, or data privacy (or data protection), is the relationship between the collection and dissemination of data, technology, the public expectation of privacy, and the legal and political issues surrounding them.

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Infrastructure as a service

Infrastructure as a service (IaaS) refers to online services that provide high-level APIs used to dereference various low-level details of underlying network infrastructure like physical computing resources, location, data partitioning, scaling, security, backup etc.

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Initial public offering

Initial public offering (IPO) or stock market launch is a type of public offering in which shares of a company are sold to institutional investors and usually also retail (individual) investors; an IPO is underwritten by one or more investment banks, who also arrange for the shares to be listed on one or more stock exchanges.

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Instacart is an American company that operates as a same-day grocery delivery service.

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Internationalization and localization

In computing, internationalization and localization are means of adapting computer software to different languages, regional differences and technical requirements of a target locale.

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Italian language

Italian (or lingua italiana) is a Romance language.

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Jamie Gorelick

Jamie S. Gorelick (born May 6, 1950) is an American lawyer who served as the Deputy Attorney General of the United States from 1994 to 1997, during the Clinton administration.

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Japanese language

is an East Asian language spoken by about 128 million people, primarily in Japan, where it is the national language.

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Jason Kilar

Jason Kilar (born April 26, 1971) is an American businessperson and a member of the board of directors for DreamWorks Animation.

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Java (programming language)

Java is a general-purpose computer-programming language that is concurrent, class-based, object-oriented, and specifically designed to have as few implementation dependencies as possible.

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Jeff Bezos

Jeffrey Preston Bezos (born Jorgensen; January 12, 1964) is an American technology entrepreneur, investor, philanthropist, and the founder, chairman, and chief executive officer of Amazon, the world's largest online retailer.

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Jesse Robbins

Jesse Robbins (born 1978) is an American technology entrepreneur and firefighter notable for his contributions in wearable communication, web operations, DevOps, and emergency management.

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Jet.com is an American e-commerce company headquartered in Hoboken, New Jersey.

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Jewellery (British English) or jewelry (American English)see American and British spelling differences consists of small decorative items worn for personal adornment, such as brooches, rings, necklaces, earrings, pendants, bracelets, and cufflinks.

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John Seely Brown

John Seely Brown (born 1940), also known as "JSB", is a researcher who specializes in organizational studies with a particular bent towards the organizational implications of computer-supported activities.

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Jon Rubinstein

Jonathan J. "Jon" Rubinstein (born October 1956) is an American computer scientist and electrical engineer who played an instrumental role in the development of the iMac and iPod, the portable music and video device first sold by Apple Computer Inc. in 2001.

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Judy McGrath

Judith Ann McGrath (born July 2, 1952 in Scranton, Pennsylvania) is an American television executive.

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Justin.tv was a website created by Justin Kan, Emmett Shear, Michael Seibel and Kyle Vogt in 2007 to allow anyone to broadcast video online.

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Kindle Fire

The Fire Tablet, formerly called the Kindle Fire, is a tablet computer developed by Amazon.com.

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Kindle Store

The Kindle Store is an online e-book e-commerce store operated by Amazon as part of its retail website and can be accessed from any Amazon Kindle, Fire tablet or Kindle mobile app.

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Lacoste is a French clothing company, founded in 1933 by tennis player René Lacoste and André Gillier.

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LGBT, or GLBT, is an initialism that stands for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender.

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List of Amazon products and services

This is a list of products and services offered by American corporation Amazon.

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List of book distributors

This is a list of book distributors, companies that act as distributors for book publishers, selling primarily to the book trade.

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List of largest employers in the United States

This is a list of largest employers in the United States.

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List of largest Internet companies

This is a list of the internet companies by revenue and market capitalization.

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List of mergers and acquisitions by Alphabet

Google is a computer software and a web search engine company that acquired, on average, more than one company per week in 2010 and 2011.

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List of mergers and acquisitions by Amazon

Amazon.com, often referred to as simply Amazon, is an American electronic commerce and cloud computing company with headquarters in Seattle, Washington.

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Live streaming

Live streaming refers to online streaming media simultaneously recorded and broadcast in real time to the viewer.

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LivingSocial is an online marketplace that allows its registered users to buy and share things to do in their city.

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Los Angeles

Los Angeles (Spanish for "The Angels";; officially: the City of Los Angeles; colloquially: by its initials L.A.) is the second-most populous city in the United States, after New York City.

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Madrona Venture Group

Madrona Venture Group is an American venture capital firm, founded in 1995 and is based in Seattle, Washington.

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Marc Lore

Marc Lore is an entrepreneur and president and Chief Executive Officer of Walmart eCommerce U.S. He was appointed in September 2016 to lead U.S. e-commerce when his company Jet.com, an e-commerce startup launched in 2014, was acquired by Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.

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Market capitalization

Market capitalization (market cap) is the market value of a publicly traded company's outstanding shares.

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Marks & Spencer

Marks & Spencer Group plc (also known as M&S) is a major British multinational retailer headquartered in the City of Westminster, London.

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Martha's Table

Martha's Table (founded in 1980) is a non-profit organization, an active charity and volunteer center in Washington, D.C. The mission of Martha's Table is to "build a better future through healthy food, affordable clothing, and quality education." Through its food, education, and opportunity programs for vulnerable children and families, Martha's Table has impacted over 20,000 people a year.

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Matt Williams (Internet entrepreneur)

Matt Williams (born August 21, 1972 in Dallas, Texas) is an American Internet entrepreneur and the CEO of Pro.com.

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McDonald's is an American fast food company, founded in 1940 as a restaurant operated by Richard and Maurice McDonald, in San Bernardino, California, United States.

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Metropolitan area

A metropolitan area, sometimes referred to as a metro area or commuter belt, is a region consisting of a densely populated urban core and its less-populated surrounding territories, sharing industry, infrastructure, and housing.

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Microsoft Corporation (abbreviated as MS) is an American multinational technology company with headquarters in Redmond, Washington.

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Mothercare plc is a British retailer which specialises in products for expectant mothers and in general merchandise for children up to 8 years old.

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MP3 (formally MPEG-1 Audio Layer III or MPEG-2 Audio Layer III) is an audio coding format for digital audio.

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The Nasdaq Stock Market is an American stock exchange.

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The NASDAQ-100 (^NDX) is a stock market index made up of 103 equity securities issued by 100 of the largest non-financial companies listed on the NASDAQ.

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Navy Times

Navy Times (ISSN 0028-1697) is an American newspaper published 26 times per year serving active, reserve and retired United States Navy personnel and their families, providing news, information, analysis, community lifestyle features, educational supplements, and resource guides.

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Neo-Nazism consists of post-World War II militant social or political movements seeking to revive and implement the ideology of Nazism.

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New Orleans

New Orleans (. Merriam-Webster.; La Nouvelle-Orléans) is a major United States port and the largest city and metropolitan area in the state of Louisiana.

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New York City

The City of New York, often called New York City (NYC) or simply New York, is the most populous city in the United States.

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Newsweek is an American weekly magazine founded in 1933.

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Nielsen BookScan

Nielsen BookScan has been a data provider for the book publishing industry, owned by the Nielsen Company up to 2016, though it is still in use via the NPD Group.

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Nike, Inc.

Nike, Inc. is an American multinational corporation that is engaged in the design, development, manufacturing, and worldwide marketing and sales of footwear, apparel, equipment, accessories, and services.

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Nimbula was a computer software company that existed from 2008 to 2013.

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Non-compete clause

In contract law, a non-compete clause (often NCC), or covenant not to compete (CNC), is a clause under which one party (usually an employee) agrees not to enter into or start a similar profession or trade in competition against another party (usually the employer).

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North America

North America is a continent entirely within the Northern Hemisphere and almost all within the Western Hemisphere; it is also considered by some to be a northern subcontinent of the Americas.

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Oceania is a geographic region comprising Melanesia, Micronesia, Polynesia and Australasia.

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Online shopping

Online shopping is a form of electronic commerce which allows consumers to directly buy goods or services from a seller over the Internet using a web browser.

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Palm, Inc.

Palm, Inc. was an American company that specialized in manufacturing personal digital assistants (PDAs) and other electronics.

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Patty Stonesifer

Patricia Q. Stonesifer (born 1956) is the President and CEO of Martha's Table, a non-profit in Washington, D.C., that develops sustainable solutions to poverty.

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PC World

PC World, stylized PCWorld, is a global computer magazine published monthly by IDG.

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Pedophilia, or paedophilia, is a psychiatric disorder in which an adult or older adolescent experiences a primary or exclusive sexual attraction to prepubescent children.

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Phoenix, Arizona

Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. state of Arizona.

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Platform as a service

Platform as a Service (PaaS) or application platform as a Service (aPaaS) or platform base service is a category of cloud computing services that provides a platform allowing customers to develop, run, and manage applications without the complexity of building and maintaining the infrastructure typically associated with developing and launching an app.

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Point of sale

The point of sale (POS) or point of purchase (POP) is the time and place where a retail transaction is completed.

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Polish language

Polish (język polski or simply polski) is a West Slavic language spoken primarily in Poland and is the native language of the Poles.

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Portuguese language

Portuguese (português or, in full, língua portuguesa) is a Western Romance language originating from the regions of Galicia and northern Portugal in the 9th century.

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President (corporate title)

The President is a leader of an organization, company, community, club, trade union, university or other group.

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Price discrimination

Price discrimination is a microeconomic pricing strategy where identical or largely similar goods or services are transacted at different prices by the same provider in different markets.

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Profit margin

Profit margin, net margin, net profit margin or net profit ratio is a measure of profitability.

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Public company

A public company, publicly traded company, publicly held company, publicly listed company, or public corporation is a corporation whose ownership is dispersed among the general public in many shares of stock which are freely traded on a stock exchange or in over the counter markets.

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Public relations

Public relations (PR) is the practice of managing the spread of information between an individual or an organization (such as a business, government agency, or a nonprofit organization) and the public.

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Publishing is the dissemination of literature, music, or information—the activity of making information available to the general public.

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Quora is a question-and-answer site where questions are asked, answered, edited, and organized by its community of users.

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Rating scale

A rating scale is a set of categories designed to elicit information about a quantitative or a qualitative attribute.

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In geography, regions are areas that are broadly divided by physical characteristics (physical geography), human impact characteristics (human geography), and the interaction of humanity and the environment (environmental geography).

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Renewable energy

Renewable energy is energy that is collected from renewable resources, which are naturally replenished on a human timescale, such as sunlight, wind, rain, tides, waves, and geothermal heat.

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In accounting, revenue is the income that a business has from its normal business activities, usually from the sale of goods and services to customers.

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Ring (company)

Ring (formerly Doorbot) is a global home security company owned by Amazon.

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S&P 100

The S&P 100 Index is a stock market index of United States stocks maintained by Standard & Poor's.

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S&P 500 Index

The Standard & Poor's 500, often abbreviated as the S&P 500, or just the S&P, is an American stock market index based on the market capitalizations of 500 large companies having common stock listed on the NYSE or NASDAQ.

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Sachin Bansal

Sachin Bansal (born 5 August 1981) is an Indian Software engineer and Internet entrepreneur best known as the co-founder, chairman, and former chief executive officer of Flipkart, India's largest e-commerce platform.

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Sales (accounting)

In bookkeeping, accounting, and finance, Net sales are operating revenues earned by a company for selling its products or rendering its services.

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Sales taxes in the United States

Sales taxes in the United States are taxes placed on the sale or lease of goods and services in the United States.

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Sears Canada

Sears Canada Inc. was the Canadian subsidiary of the American-based Sears.

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Seattle is a seaport city on the west coast of the United States.

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Shelfari was a social cataloging website for books that merged with GoodReads.

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Shopbop is a US online fashion apparel and accessories shop opened in 1999.

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Social cataloging application

A social cataloging application is a web application designed to help users to catalog things—books, CDs, etc.—owned or otherwise of interest to them.

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Computer software, or simply software, is a generic term that refers to a collection of data or computer instructions that tell the computer how to work, in contrast to the physical hardware from which the system is built, that actually performs the work.

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Souq.com is an English-Arabic language e-commerce platform, owned by Amazon, Inc.

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South America

South America is a continent in the Western Hemisphere, mostly in the Southern Hemisphere, with a relatively small portion in the Northern Hemisphere.

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Sovereign state

A sovereign state is, in international law, a nonphysical juridical entity that is represented by one centralized government that has sovereignty over a geographic area.

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Spanish language

Spanish or Castilian, is a Western Romance language that originated in the Castile region of Spain and today has hundreds of millions of native speakers in Latin America and Spain.

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Sports equipment

Sporting equipment, also called sporting goods, has various forms depending on the sport, but it is essential to complete the sport.

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Standard Chinese

Standard Chinese, also known as Modern Standard Mandarin, Standard Mandarin, or simply Mandarin, is a standard variety of Chinese that is the sole official language of both China and Taiwan (de facto), and also one of the four official languages of Singapore.

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Statistically improbable phrase

A statistically improbable phrase (SIP) is a phrase or set of words that occurs more frequently in a document (or collection of documents) than in some larger corpus.

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The stock (also capital stock) of a corporation is constituted of the equity stock of its owners.

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Stock split

A stock split or stock divide increases the number of shares in a company.

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Superman is a fictional superhero appearing in American comic books published by DC Comics.

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A supermarket is a self-service shop offering a wide variety of food and household products, organized into aisles.

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Tablet computer

A tablet computer, commonly shortened to tablet, is a portable personal computer, typically with a mobile operating system and LCD touchscreen display processing circuitry, and a rechargeable battery in a single thin, flat package.

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Tag (metadata)

In information systems, a tag is a keyword or term assigned to a piece of information (such as an Internet bookmark, digital image, database record, or computer file).

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Target Corporation

Target Corporation is the second-largest department store retailer in the United States, behind Walmart, and is a component of the S&P 500 Index.

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Targeted advertising

Targeted advertising is a form of advertising where online advertisers can use sophisticated methods to target the most receptive audiences with certain traits, based on the product or person the advertiser is promoting.

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A tax (from the Latin taxo) is a mandatory financial charge or some other type of levy imposed upon a taxpayer (an individual or other legal entity) by a governmental organization in order to fund various public expenditures.

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Technology ("science of craft", from Greek τέχνη, techne, "art, skill, cunning of hand"; and -λογία, -logia) is first robustly defined by Jacob Bigelow in 1829 as: "...principles, processes, and nomenclatures of the more conspicuous arts, particularly those which involve applications of science, and which may be considered useful, by promoting the benefit of society, together with the emolument of those who pursue them".

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The Economist

The Economist is an English-language weekly magazine-format newspaper owned by the Economist Group and edited at offices in London.

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The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon

The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon is a 2013 book written by journalist Brad Stone.

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The Morning Call

The Morning Call is a daily newspaper based in Allentown, Pennsylvania, in the United States.

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The New York Times

The New York Times (sometimes abbreviated as The NYT or The Times) is an American newspaper based in New York City with worldwide influence and readership.

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The New Yorker

The New Yorker is an American magazine of reportage, commentary, criticism, essays, fiction, satire, cartoons, and poetry.

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The Sandman (Vertigo)

The Sandman is a comic book series written by Neil Gaiman and published by DC Comics.

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The Seattle Times

The Seattle Times is a daily newspaper serving Seattle, Washington, United States.

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The Verge

The Verge is an American technology news and media network operated by Vox Media.

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The Washington Post

The Washington Post is a major American daily newspaper founded on December 6, 1877.

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Thomas O. Ryder

Thomas O. Ryder (born c. 1944) is an American businessman, investor and corporate board member who has had a long career in the publishing and financial services industries.

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Time (magazine)

Time is an American weekly news magazine and news website published in New York City.

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Time Person of the Year

Person of the Year (called Man of the Year or Woman of the Year until 1999) is an annual issue of the United States news magazine Time that features and profiles a person, a group, an idea, or an object that "for better or for worse...

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Tom Alberg

Tom A. Alberg (born January 1940) is an American lawyer and businessman, founder and managing partner of the venture capital firm Madrona Venture Group, and a director of Amazon.com since June 1996.

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Top-level domain

A top-level domain (TLD) is one of the domains at the highest level in the hierarchical Domain Name System of the Internet.

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Toys "R" Us

Toys "R" Us, Inc. was an American toy, clothing, video game, and baby product retailer founded in April 1948, with its headquarters located in Wayne, New Jersey.

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Trade name

A trade name, trading name, or business name is a pseudonym frequently used by companies to operate under a name different from their registered, legal name.

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Trade union

A trade union or trades union, also called a labour union (Canada) or labor union (US), is an organization of workers who have come together to achieve many common goals; such as protecting the integrity of its trade, improving safety standards, and attaining better wages, benefits (such as vacation, health care, and retirement), and working conditions through the increased bargaining power wielded by the creation of a monopoly of the workers.

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Trucking industry in the United States

The trucking industry serves the American economy by transporting large quantities of raw materials, works in process, and finished goods over land—typically from manufacturing plants to retail distribution centers.

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Trusera was a Seattle-based social networking startup founded in 2007 by Keith Schorsch, a former Amazon.com executive.

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Trusted Media Brands, Inc.

Trusted Media Brands, Inc. (TMBI), formerly known as the Reader's Digest Association, Inc. (RDA), is an American multi-platform media and publishing company that is co-headquartered in New York City and White Plains, New York.

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Turkish language

Turkish, also referred to as Istanbul Turkish, is the most widely spoken of the Turkic languages, with around 10–15 million native speakers in Southeast Europe (mostly in East and Western Thrace) and 60–65 million native speakers in Western Asia (mostly in Anatolia).

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Twilio is a cloud communications platform as a service (PaaS) company based in San Francisco, California.

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Twitch is a live streaming video platform owned by Twitch Interactive, a subsidiary of Amazon.

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Twitter is an online news and social networking service on which users post and interact with messages known as "tweets".

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United Parcel Service

United Parcel Service (UPS) is an American multinational package delivery and supply chain management company.

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United States

The United States of America (USA), commonly known as the United States (U.S.) or America, is a federal republic composed of 50 states, a federal district, five major self-governing territories, and various possessions.

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United States Congress

The United States Congress is the bicameral legislature of the Federal government of the United States.

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United States dollar

The United States dollar (sign: $; code: USD; also abbreviated US$ and referred to as the dollar, U.S. dollar, or American dollar) is the official currency of the United States and its insular territories per the United States Constitution since 1792.

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United States Postal Service

The United States Postal Service (USPS; also known as the Post Office, U.S. Mail, or Postal Service) is an independent agency of the United States federal government responsible for providing postal service in the United States, including its insular areas and associated states.

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University of Southern California

The University of Southern California (USC or SC) is a private research university in Los Angeles, California.

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University Village, Seattle

University Village (colloquially known as U-Village or U-Vill) is a shopping mall in Seattle, Washington, built at the south corner of Ravenna neighborhood.

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USA Today

USA Today is an internationally distributed American daily, middle-market newspaper that serves as the flagship publication of its owner, the Gannett Company.

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Value-added tax

A value-added tax (VAT), known in some countries as a goods and services tax (GST), is a type of tax that is assessed incrementally, based on the increase in value of a product or service at each stage of production or distribution.

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The Video Home System (VHS) is a standard for consumer-level analog video recording on tape cassettes.

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Viacom Media Networks

Viacom Media Networks, formerly known as MTV Networks, is an American mass media division of Viacom that oversees the operations of many of its television channels and Internet brands.

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Video game

A video game is an electronic game that involves interaction with a user interface to generate visual feedback on a video device such as a TV screen or computer monitor.

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Vikas Gupta

Vikas Gupta is an Indian American internet entrepreneur.

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Vittana was a non-governmental organization that allowed people to lend money via the Internet to students in the developing world.

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Voice over IP

Voice over Internet Protocol (also voice over IP, VoIP or IP telephony) is a methodology and group of technologies for the delivery of voice communications and multimedia sessions over Internet Protocol (IP) networks, such as the Internet.

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Walmart Inc. (formerly branded as Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.) is an American multinational retail corporation that operates a chain of hypermarkets, discount department stores, and grocery stores.

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Washington (state)

Washington, officially the State of Washington, is a state in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States.

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Washington, D.C.

Washington, D.C., formally the District of Columbia and commonly referred to as Washington or D.C., is the capital of the United States of America.

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Watchmen is an American comic book limited series by the British creative team of writer Alan Moore, artist Dave Gibbons and colorist John Higgins.

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Wendell Weeks

Wendell P. Weeks (born 1959/60) is an American businessman, the chairman, CEO, and president of Corning Inc. Weeks received a bachelor's degree in accounting and finance from Lehigh University in 1981, and an MBA from Harvard Business School in 1987.

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Werner Vogels

Werner Hans Peter Vogels (born 3 October 1958) is the chief technology officer and vice president of Amazon in charge of driving technology innovation within the company.

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Whole Foods Market

Whole Foods Market Inc. is an American supermarket chain that specializes in selling organic foods products without artificial additive products for growing foods, colors, flavors, sweeteners, and hydrogenated fats.

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Whrrl was a social location-based game developed by the Seattle-based company Pelago, Inc.

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WikiLeaks is an international non-profit organisation that publishes secret information, news leaks, and classified media provided by anonymous sources.

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Wikinvest is an investment portal that uses the wiki format.

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Willem van Biljon

Willem van Biljon (born 1961) is an entrepreneur and technologist born, raised and educated in South Africa.

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Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr

Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP (known as WilmerHale) is a large American law firm with offices across the United States, Europe and Asia.

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Wind farm

A wind farm is a group of wind turbines in the same location used to produce electricity.

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Winston-Salem Journal

The Winston-Salem Journal is an American daily newspaper primarily serving the city of Winston-Salem, North Carolina, and its county, Forsyth County, North Carolina.

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Woot (originally W00t) is an American Internet retailer based in the Dallas suburb of Carrollton, Texas.

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In computing, Extensible Markup Language (XML) is a markup language that defines a set of rules for encoding documents in a format that is both human-readable and machine-readable.

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Zappos.com is an online shoe and clothing shop based in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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.au is the Internet country code top-level domain (ccTLD) for Australia.

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.br is the Internet country code top-level domain (ccTLD) for Brazil.

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.ca is the Internet country code top-level domain (ccTLD) for Canada.

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.cn is the country code top-level domain (ccTLD) for the People's Republic of China.

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The domain name com is a top-level domain (TLD) in the Domain Name System of the Internet.

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.de is the country code top-level domain (ccTLD) for the Federal Republic of Germany.

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.es is the country code top-level domain (ccTLD) for Spain.

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.fr is the Internet country code top-level domain (ccTLD) in the Domain Name System of the Internet for France.

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.in is the Internet country code top-level domain (ccTLD) for India.

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.it is the Internet country code top-level domain (ccTLD) for Italy.

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.jp is the Internet country code top-level domain (ccTLD) for Japan.

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.mx is the Internet country code top-level domain (ccTLD) for Mexico, which in 2009 was re-opened to new registrations by NIC México.

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.nl is the Internet country code top-level domain (ccTLD) for the Netherlands.

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.sg is the Internet country code top-level domain (ccTLD) for Singapore.

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.uk is the Internet country code top-level domain (ccTLD) for the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

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1-Click, also called one-click or one-click buying, is the technique of allowing customers to make online purchases with a single click, with the payment information needed to complete the purchase having been entered by the user previously.

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