By Lisa Johnston
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E-tail leader Amazon.com turned 10 this month, and marked the occasion with a series of on- and off-line events.
The celebrations included surprise in-person order deliveries by celebrities including Clay Aiken, Jason Alexander, Jeff Bridges, Joan Cusack, Harrison Ford, Anna Kournikova, Moby and Claudia Schiffer; rankings of the Top 25 best-selling DVD/videos, musicians and authors of the past 10 years; and a Wish List sweepstakes that will award two randomly selected customers with all of the items on their Amazon gift registries, up to $5,000.
The festivities culminated July 16 with a live, streamed concert by Norah Jones and Bob Dylan, hosted by comedian Bill Maher.
Founder/CEO Jeff Bezos first opened Amazon's virtual doors on July 16, 1995, from his Seattle-area garage. Since then, the book seller has burgeoned into a multibillion-dollar broad line merchant with an estimated $828 million in CE sales and international sites in Canada, China, France, Japan and the United Kingdom.
This TWICE webinar, hosted by senior editor Alan Wolf, will take a look at what may be the hottest CE products at retail that will be sold during the all-important fourth quarter. Top technologies, market strategies and industry trends will be discussed with industry analysts and executives.