The company was started in a garage. Initial
business meetings were conducted at a local Barnes and Noble store. Eventually,
the company has grown from a book seller to a virtual Wall Mart of the Web
selling products as diverse as music CDs, software, office products,
electronics, toys, games, cookware, hardware, food, and health products. The
company has also grown at a tremendous rate with revenue rising from about
US$150 million in 1997 to US$5.2 billion in 2003...