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Can you list the top facts and stats about Alexa Internet?
Summarize this article for a 10 year old
Type of site
|Web traffic and ranking|
|Headquarters||San Francisco, California, United States|
|Created by||Brewster Kahle, Bruce Gilliat|
|Key people||Andrew Ramm (president and GM)|
Dave Sherfese (vice president)
|Products||Alexa Web Search (discontinued 2008)|
|Launched||April 1, 1996; 27 years ago (1996-04-01)|
|Current status||Discontinued (as of May 1, 2022; 18 months ago (2022-05-01))|
Alexa was founded as an independent company in 1996 and acquired by Amazon in 1999 for $250 million in stock. Alexa provided web traffic data, global rankings, and other information on over 30 million websites. Alexa estimated website traffic based on a sample of millions of Internet users using browser extensions as well as from sites that had chosen to install an Alexa script. As of 2020, its website was visited by over 400 million people every month.
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