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Executive column: Cloud giant plans Indonesian expansion with investment in skills

  • The Jakarta Post

  /   Mon, July 22 2019   /  02:50 am
Jay Carney (AFP)

Jay Carney (AFP)Over the past three decades, Amazon has grown to become one of the largest firms in the world. In the realm of technology, Amazon is now one of the big four tech companies along with Google, Facebook and Apple, with massive reach and wealth. In the United States, Amazon captures nearly half of the US e-commerce market, with sales reaching a staggering US$258 billion in 2018. The company’s cloud arm Amazon Web Services (AWS), meanwhile, holds dominance in the market with a share of 33 percent. Last year, the business brought in $31 billion in revenue for the company.But as the company’s dominance continues to grow, it has been met with resistance from many governments in the world. In the US, opposition from community leaders in New York City forced the company to abruptly drop its plan to establish a second headquarters in the city. Earlier this month, French lawmaker...