Back from Rome/ Venice.
Heres one cracked and pooped out for TIME’s Andree Kahlmorgan. “No Changes”. I love hearing that. Thx AK. I also wrote ”a to Bezos” but doubt it’ll fly.
Jeff Bezos ditches his finance gig to start a new company via the nascent web. The first office is in Seattle.
Amazon analyzes purchases to make personalized suggestions to customers.
Adds music and video
DVDs and CDs are natural extensions of books; electronics and other fare soon follow.
Creates a venue for third parties to sell used books and CDs next to Amazon’s new offerings.
Bezos tries to get into the video-download business. He’ll later try to develop a music-download business to rival Apple’s iTunes Store.
The first version of the lightweight e-reader is embraced by geeks and technophobes alike.