A picture shows an Ipad with an 'Amazon' logo on November 13, 2012 in Paris. French tax authorities have demanded $252 million in back taxes and interest from online retailer Amazon, according to a company document on November 13, 2012.AFP PHOTO / LIONEL BONAVENTURE
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Staff at the Amazon Swansea fulfilment centre process orders as they prepare for what is expected to be their busiest Christmas on record on November 26, 2010 in Swansea, Wales. The 800,000 sq ft fulfilment centre, the largest of Amazon's six in the UK and one of the largest in the world, is gearing up for 'Cyber Monday', which this year is Monday December 6, and is predicted to be the busiest online shopping day of the year. In 2009, Cyber Monday saw 2 million orders received at a rate of 23 orders per second.
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Amazon.com CEO Jeff Bezos sitting on stack of warehouse shipping cartons.
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Amazon.com Chairman and CEO Jeff Bezos discusses new features of the company's website during a speech at the PC Expo in New York 28 June, 2000. Amazon.com stock has taken a beating recently, falling to a 52-week low of 32 from a high of 112, and now trading on the NASDAQ Exchange at 36. The company doesn't expect to see a profit until the first quarter of 2002, an Amazon.com spokesman said in introducing Bezos. (ELECTRONIC IMAGE) AFP PHOTO/Henny Ray ABRAMS
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Portrait of American businessman and Amazon.com CEO Jeff Bezos poses in an aisle of bookshelves with a shopping cart full of books and compact discs, Seattle, Washington, September 1998.
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Amazon workers wearing bibs of the ver.di service industry labour union blow into whistles while striking outside the Amazon warehouse on May 14, 2013 in Leipzig, Germany. Approximately 5,000 Amazon workers at the Leipzig and Bad Hersfeld warehouses have gone on a 24-hour strike in an effort to press the company harder in their ongoing labour dispute over wages and work hours.
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An employee processes a customer's order at the Amazon.co.uk Marston Gate 'Fulfillment Center,' the U.K. site of Amazon.com Inc. in Ridgmont, U.K., on Monday, Dec. 3, 2012. U.K. consumer confidence unexpectedly increased to an 18-month high in November as Britons become more optimistic about the economy and their finances, GfK NOP Ltd. said. Photographer: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg via Getty Images