Thursday, Amazon announced its second quarter sales, reporting a net income of $US857 ($1,142) million, which makes the $US92 ($123) million the company earned in its second quarter in last year look like pocket change. In its press release, Amazon straightforwardly lays out 26 beautiful ways the company has blossomed. Gizmodo sat down with Alexa, the company's mononymous spokeswoman, to gain insight on how Amazon has grown in the past year.