is holding a sizable meeting of employees today at KeyArena in Seattle, triggering traffic alerts for the surrounding neighborhood. About 1,800 employees are attending.

It’s not unusual for Amazon to hold its big employee meeting at KeyArena, but what caught our attention is that Amazon already had its big annual employee meeting there in March of this year.

Company employees checking in to the location on foursquare today are describing it as an all-hands meeting, but the numbers are smaller than the 7,000 employees that were expected back in March.

We tried, but Amazon isn’t telling us what the meeting is about. From what we’re hearing separately, it’s probably too much to think that Jeff Bezos might give Amazon employees a sneak peek at the company’s forthcoming tablet computer, but hey, you never know.

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  • Matt Shobe

    Saw the buses departing by the dozens this morning from in front of 511 Boren Ave, smack-dab in the middle of Amazon’s SLU campus.

  • James Hargrave

    Cloud hosted development tools? Please call your sources to get the slides that were presented.

  • Guest

    Has Amazon ever commented on what goes on in any employee all-hands meeting? The only such media reports I’ve ever seen have cited loose-lipped Twitterers or, as they were known in 2000, LiveJournalists in Amazon’s employ.

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