The Amazon Economy

Amazon, the world’s largest online retailer, has changed the way that global consumers go shopping.

Book sales boost the translators’ role

Rising popularity of non-English fiction brings glory

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Explore how variations in key assumptions can change Amazon’s potential market value and share price
Warehouse to powerhouse

Amazon faces possible autumn EU tax bill

Retailer being probed for 2003 tax deal with Luxembourg

Royal Mail posts profit fall

Postal operator faces tough competition in parcels

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YouTube can share some burden of piracy

Music labels will probably re-sign with the devil they know while lobbying for changes in the law

Netflix and Amazon face EU quota threat

Brussels proposal to impose 20% European content rule

Buffett has better tech fits than Apple

Amazon, Facebook and Alphabet are better for the billionaire

Amazon: control freak

Without special voting rights, Jeff Bezos must keep investors happy to retain control

Invasion of the insects

Biosecurity ‘weaponry’ is helping to halt the global spread of non-native species, from rampaging caterpillars to giant hornets

The elephant on your smartphone

Apps provide us with bargains galore — but it’s not all good news

Big US companies seize on green power

Groups ranging from Google to GM are striking deals with renewable energy generators

Judge halts Staples-Office Depot tie-up

US court rules a merger would hurt corporate customers

Amazon's new TV series, Transparent, starring Jeffrey Tambor and Gaby Hoffmann, is about a dysfunctional Los Angeles family dealing with their issues.

Amazon takes on YouTube in streaming

Group to allow users to upload and make money from videos

Amazon doubles size of air cargo fleet

Group leases 20 Boeing 767 jets from Atlas Air Worldwide

Alibaba: toothless

Why there is is no second ‘a’ in ‘fang’


Amazon Business passes $1bn sales mark

Office products unit putting pressure on traditional retailers

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Tap into powers of big tech companies

Number of intelligent services is increasing

Vimeo eyes subscriptions with VHX deal

Video platform hopes to become specialist version of Netflix

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Boardrooms conspire against the public

A gulf has opened up between owners and other stakeholders, writes Philip Augar

Amazon shines in turbulent week for tech

Prime membership programme is main driver of sales growth and is present in quarter of US households

Amazon: bouncy castle

There are some rock solid results behind the flighty stock


Amazon delivers unexpected $513m profit

Shares surge 12 per cent as quarterly sales grow to $29bn

Amazon earnings: three things to watch

Strong first quarter expected on back of Amazon Web Services

Amazon’s Alexa – Tap and Dot

Voice recognition devices offer hands-free magic

Tenku, a dedicated drone developed specifically for Sora Raku by Rakuten and Autonomous Control Systems Laboratory Ltd. (ACSL)

Rakuten tees up golf course drone

Japanese group tests potential with drink and snack deliveries

Microsoft clicks into industrial internet

Convergence of IT and manufacturing sees rush of venture capital as companies vie to get in early

Europe must address its tech shortcomings

It should ask why its biggest names are worth a fraction of those in the US, writes Michael Moritz

Amazon and Netflix in streaming battle

Ecommerce group fires shot across the bow of rival with standalone video offer in the US

China’s ‘Bants’ set to rival US’s ‘Fangs’

Fund managers quadruple holdings of Chinese internet quartet

Netflix sets sights on 100m subscribers

Shares fall after warning that aggressive expansion will slow

Amazon rolls out standalone video service

Prime streaming service part of effort to become bigger player

US air commander warns on space ‘bubble’

Rush of new operators into commercial space launches

Infosys positive after beating forecasts

Shift to cloud forces Indian IT group to overhaul business model

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Business: How to topple bureaucracy

It can be a short step from innovative start-up to a company overburdened by red tape

Dell computer cyber security

Dell-SecureWorks: hacked back

Cyber security group’s valuation is modest and with reason

Bezos lays out vision of space boom

Amazon chief sees thousands of entrepreneurs behind cheap travel

Aerojet races Bezos to win rocket contract

Decision on engine provider for US space launches due this year

SpaceX rocket lands on drone ship

Successful landing a boost in effort to make reusable rockets

Morrison’s chief adds to his stake

Buy-up follows supply deal with Amazon

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Ivanka Trump China-made scarves recalled

Consumer Product Safety Commission says clothes posed ‘burn risk’

Walmart – trouble in store

Dollar shops, Aldi and Amazon eat into sales, so the retailer is slashing prices and innovating