Bezos wanted a company name that started with the letter “A”. After much deliberation and pouring over the dictionary, he settled on “Amazon” because it conveyed a place that was “exotic and different”.
The world's first app store was built on the NeXTSTEP platform, the same on which the World Wide Web was developed by Sir Tim Berners-Lee. Electronic AppWrapper created by Paget Press, Inc. and released in 1991 was the world's first commercial electronic software distribution system to manage encryption and provide digital rights for applications, music and media. In other words, it was the world's first app store! [more...]