ShoppingEven when Amazon (AMZN - Get Report) was a young etailer selling primarily books, it changed the way many people bought books. Today, it's the Goliath who doesn't seem to care too much about the little punks who throw stones. Amazon didn't rest with changing the way we shop or be content with how a retailer should operate. It now makes hardware, it offers businesses a plethora of web services, and it helps other retailers sell their goods and authors to self-publish books.
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