Amazon.com founder and CEO Jeff Bezos has announced a flying robot drone delivery system straight out of science fiction. When a customer orders a product and selects drone delivery, the package is picked up from one of Amazon’s warehouses and flown to a customer up to 10 miles away from the warehouse. The system promises 30 minute deliveries in a 10 mile radius but won’t be ready before 2015.
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Even the greatest among us had humble beginnings. This is just as true for websites, however, as it is for people. Even online giants like Amazon, YouTube, Facebook and Twitter were once itty-bitty websites with monochrome homepages, poorly-thought-out logos and boring or stark turn-of-the-century designs.
Here’s a riddle for you: who in the world can sell 17 million individual items within 24 hours? These numbers is the official statistics of Amazon sales from 2011, and for the first time, the pictures of their 80 “chaotic storage” warehouses from around the globe started circling the Internet. “Chaotic storage” refers to the Amazon’s way of storing goods, when all the items are essentially stored at random. This rejection of categorization not only creates a better flow of materials, but also helps to respond to changes in the product range much easier. Take a look inside!
You see these big company names each and every day, but do you know what they actually mean? In order to help you fill this gap of knowledge, we made a visual list of famous company name etymologies. It is heavily based on this Wikipedia’s list, where you can also find the complete listing of companies and their name origins not mentioned in this post. So, scroll down the list and then tell us how many did you already know?