AMAZON: RISE OF A NEW TECH POWERHOUSE
Twenty years ago, investors laughed at Amazon CEO, Jeff Bezos, when he said he would cut out the middleman and sell directly to the customer. Its poorly-concieved brand name, Cadabra (sounds like ‘cadaver’), the fact that it would be run out of Bezos’ garage, and a projection of profitability only after “four or five years” wasn’t encouraging. Nevertheless, a name change and one dot com bubble burst later, Amazon is now the sixth largest company in the U.S., with US$74 billion in sales in 2013. by James Lu
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Competitive gaming show signs of going mainstram with hardware brands snapping up professional players, gameplay streaming at an all time high and high-profile competitions
draw top dollar. 3D PRINTING GOES
Commercial and consumer ventures into 3D printing meet
the auto industry. Can the future car be printed or more importantly, is it possible to
print our own cars?