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• Cowen and Company, a financial services and investment management group, is out with a survey of Amazon.com Prime customers, discovering that satisfaction levels are very high. The company estimates that 12 percent of Amazon’s total customer universe - or about 11 million people - are paid Prime members, spending $79 a year for free two-day shipping, plus free video streaming. And, the study - reported by EcommerceBytes.com - predicts that eventually Amazon could have as many as 50 million Prime shoppers.
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