The first full year in which Amazon.com made profit was 2003, 8 years after coming into existence. In fact, founder Jeff Bezos never expected his company to make any profit for 4-5 years.
Jeff Bezos, Amazon.com's founder, is involved with Danny Hillis to create a 10,000 year clock which will tick once a year at the turn of the century. Once a millennia, the cuckoo will appear. The clock is being built inside a mountain in Texas. [more...]