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Technical challenges at Amazon

Speaker: Dan Eshner

Start: Tuesday, March 08, 2005, 01:00PM

End: Tuesday, March 08, 2005, 02:00PM

Location: 310 University Center

Abstract: Dan Eshner, a senior technologist at Amazon Inc, will describe the technical challenges and their solutions facing Amazon. was one of the first major companies to sell goods over the Internet and has become what is probably the Web's largest and most influential retailer. Amazon also owns a number of very innovative companies providing web-based services, including Alexa Internet,, and the Internet Movie Database (IMDb).

Launched in 1995, began as an online book-selling company but has now branched off into many other areas, including DVDs, music CDs, computer software, video games, electronics, apparel, furniture, and more.