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Amazon Inc. (AMZN) is an online retail company and the largest e-commerce company by revenue in the United States as of May 2017.

Amazon.com operates in three general segments: media, electronics, and other merchandise.

  1. In the media segment, Amazon competes with auction site eBay (EBAY); media game-changer Netflix (NFLX); Time Warner Cable (TWX); Apple (AAPL) with iTunes; Google (GOOG) with its Play Store; and media producer Liberty Interactive (QVCB).
  2. Amazon has several competitors in the electronics and general merchandise segment, many of which are brick and mortar rivals including Best Buy, Family Dollar, RadioShack, Staples, Target, Walmart, Sears, Big Lots, Delia, and Systemacs. Its online competition in the electronics and general merchandise segment includes Alibaba Group, LightInTheBox Holding Co., Overstock.com, PCM, Vipshop Holdings, JD.com, Wayfair Inc. and Zulily.
  3. In the other operating segment, Amazon competes with several of the world's largest companies including CDW, PC Connection, Insight Enterprises, Google, Oracle; salesforce.com, Accenture and Citrix Systems, among others.

For its 2016 fiscal year Amazon reported $134 billion in revenue, and it has a market capitalization of $453.57 billion as of May 10, 2017.

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