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Q: How to use Google to research Amazon ( Answered,   1 Comment )
Subject: How to use Google to research Amazon
Category: Business and Money > Employment
Asked by: jazzzzz-ga
List Price: $25.00
Posted: 10 Dec 2004 21:16 PST
Expires: 09 Jan 2005 21:16 PST
Question ID: 441144
I am looking for research on the company for a person
preparing for a high level job interview with them (in their
product/program management department).

You can just lead me to all this info in links to articles or reports
that I can access, or otherwise you would have to already have this
information in hand to make this worth while.

I have special interest in their Associate and Global efforts if you
can find that much detail in addition to providing all the
foundational stuff.

I am looking for a business and market analysis along with financial
overviews and history, latest trends, and news for Amazon in reports
or articles (like what stock brokers could give me).

Must deliver all info via email by Sunday 12/12/2004 at noon Eastern standard time.

It seems that all the retail stuff blinds the search engines and makes
finding information about the company impossible for me.

Request for Question Clarification by pafalafa-ga on 11 Dec 2004 16:29 PST
Take a look at this link:

Do these look like the types of article you're seeking...?

Clarification of Question by jazzzzz-ga on 11 Dec 2004 19:22 PST
This link leads to pay-for-information articles.
I was looking for free information and more insider
content, but its a real good site. I am willing to
pay you something for it. What is the going rate?
and how do I pay a different amount?


Request for Question Clarification by pafalafa-ga on 11 Dec 2004 19:31 PST

Thanks for getting back to me...I'm glad you liked the Highbeam site.

When you click on an article at the link I gave you, it should take
you to a page that shows the first few sentences of the article.  It's
true, you have to pay for a Highbeam subscription to see the rest of
the article.'s also true that High beam offers a free, 7-day trial
subscription.  Look for the button on the same page as the article
summary, click it, and the system will walk you through the
registration steps.  You then should be able to see most of the
articles free of charge -- at least for the next week!

Let me know if that works for you. 

Also let me know what else you need in the way of "insider"
information, as you put it.


Clarification of Question by jazzzzz-ga on 11 Dec 2004 22:01 PST
Hey  pafalafa-ga,

I like the info provided by the link you gave me so please post the
answer or what ever it is you have to do to get paid the 25$, or tell
me what to do.


Clarification of Question by jazzzzz-ga on 11 Dec 2004 22:04 PST

If you have any more information sources I would be grateful if you
forward it/them to me when you post the answer.

Recent or inside info about divisions, structure,
hierarchy, etc.. that you wouldn't be able to find at Highbeam.

Subject: Re: How to use Google to research Amazon
Answered By: pafalafa-ga on 12 Dec 2004 09:02 PST

Thanks so much for offering to accept my information as a formal
answer...I'm glad you found the Highbeam site valuable.

Here are some other resources that might be of interest as well:

--First of all, there are Amazon's actual reports to investors,
including their annual reports and similar documents, that can be
found here:

You definitely should make yourself familiar with these, if you
haven't already....note that there's also a link to Press Releases on
this page, where you can check on Amazon's most recent announcements
of significance.

You should also have a look at the Yahoo Finance page for Amazon, as
it consolidates an awful lot of info on the company:

Note the link for the "Expanded Business Description" in the middle of
the page.  This is worth checking out, but it will mean registering
(at no charge) at Reuters before you can read the full description.

Good luck both to you and the interviewee...Let me know if there's
anything else you need.

All the best,


search strategy:  Used bookmarked sites for financial information.
Subject: Re: How to use Google to research Amazon
From: crythias-ga on 11 Dec 2004 20:06 PST
"The going rate" is your price for your question, btw. If you're
satisfied with the clarification by a researcher, tell him/her to post
it as an answer, and the researcher will be paid accordingly.

This is a free coment.

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