Technology Giants #4 - Amazon

Can you answer these questions about Amazon.com?
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What was the only thing that Amazon sold when it first started?
Books
In what city is Amazon's headquarters located?
Seattle
What is the only American retailer with more revenue than Amazon?
Wal-Mart
What is the name of Amazon's subscription service that comes with free 2-day shipping?
Amazon Prime
What grocery store chain did Amazon acquire in 2017?
Whole Foods
Who is the CEO of Amazon?
Jeff Bezos
What is the name of Amazon's e-reader device?
Kindle
What is the name of Amazon's tablet device?
Fire Tablet
What newspaper, famous for revealing the Watergate scandal, was purchased
by the CEO of Amazon in 2013?
Washington Post
What product is sold by the Amazon subsidiary Zappos?
Shoes
What "smart speaker" is made by Amazon?
What "smart speaker" is made by Amazon?
Echo
What is the name of Amazon's "personal assistant" that can give answers
to simple questions?
Alexa
What toy store chain filed bankruptcy in 2017 because of their inability to
compete with Amazon?
Toys "R" Us
In the future, Amazon hopes to be able to deliver packages in less than 30 minutes.
How will these packages be delivered?
By Drones
What activity is most commonly streamed on Amazon's Twitch platform?
Video Games
What Amazon service does JetPunk.com rely on?
Web Hosting
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Level 72
May 20, 2018
Could you accept 'gaming' for video games?
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Level ∞
May 20, 2018
Ok
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Level 67
May 21, 2018
"What "smart speaker" is made by Amazon? What "smart speaker" is made by Amazon?" I thought this was a mistake... until I saw the answer. Clever!
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Level 82
May 24, 2018
I echo this comment
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Level 47
Sep 20, 2018
I echo this comment
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Level 86
May 21, 2018
Doesn't Zappos sell all kinds of clothing?
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Level 67
May 23, 2018
Yes, but the selection isn't that deep. They also run 6pm which is a lot of the same stuff but cheaper/closeouts.
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Level 72
May 21, 2018
Prime gets you 2-day delivery in the States, then? It's next-day here in the UK. Not so far to travel.
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Level 78
Sep 6, 2018
I live so far out in the boonies it takes Prime orders four days to reach us. I love it when checking out and the options are "free two-day delivery - will arrive in four days." Occasionally it runs to five days if it's over a weekend, and they used to arrive within three days, but now they usually get here in four. I was astounded when our daughter who lives in a city placed an order and it was there two hours later.
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Level 78
Sep 6, 2018
BTW, I'm not grumbling. Amazon has made items available to us that we would never have been able to purchase otherwise. I know there are trade offs for living where the stars can be seen at night - if one could only see them through the mosquitoes. :)
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Level 82
May 22, 2018
You have the same question posted twi...ahhhh...ISWYDT
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Level 63
May 24, 2018
The picture is great.
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Level 71
May 27, 2018
If I want something within 30 minutes I will go to the store -- the last thing we need is the sky cluttered with drones. And in some parts of the country, those drones will be shot down.
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Level 72
Aug 3, 2018
This is Amazon we're talking about. Their drones will probably be equipped with military-grade armor, stealth camouflage, and various surface-to-air evasion protocols.
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Level 78
Jun 22, 2018
Clever on the smart speaker question. Also I don't think revelealing is a word.
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Level ∞
Aug 22, 2018
The typo has been fixed
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Level 68
Sep 5, 2018
Ugh I tried Starcraft, DOTA, etc. in the Twitch question... Never thought of video games as a whole! *facepalm*
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Level 71
Sep 5, 2018
please accept book for books. the first question. tnx
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Level 50
Sep 5, 2018
Question 1 should be "were the only things" not the singular as the answer is plural. I was confused because I was trying to think of a specific book...
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Level 72
Sep 5, 2018
Realistically, Toys R Us went bankrupt because of a horrid debt burden brought on by a leveraged buyout led by Bain Capital. Before the buyout, in the mid 2000s, They were actually relatively profitable. Immediately after, they had a swing to losses of enormous magnitude. Amazon didn't help them recover, but without the debt burden, they would have had plenty of cash flow to reestablish themselves and compete. But when all your cash is going to pay off debt at ludicrous interest rates, you can't reinvest to compete.
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Level 60
Sep 10, 2018
Came here to say this
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Level 66
Sep 5, 2018
Just to nitpick, Toys R Us only went under in the States, Canadian Toys R Us is still operating.
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Level 69
Sep 30, 2019
They closed down in the UK as well
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Level 44
Sep 6, 2018
Got all but Zappos (yes I know, I am stupid) and Jetpunk.com question (didn't know about the website hosting). Edit: Didn't close parenthesis
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Level 59
Sep 7, 2018
Didn't think to spell out Washington Post when WaPo wasn't accepted. Womp womp :/
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Level 62
Apr 11, 2019
You may need to update the HQ question: make it primary HQ or something like that with VA taking another role
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Level 61
Jan 17, 2020
Creepily, I was doing this quiz on an Amazon Fire Tab, listening to Alexa on my Echo, after ordering something with Amazon Prime...