The Amazon Economy

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

UPS to hire up to 95,000 temp workers

Delivery service aims to avoid repeat of holiday gift chaos

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

Q&A: How deep are the problems at Asos?

Online fashion group hit by strong sterling and growing competition

Authors lobby Amazon board on pricing row

US customers hindered in buying books from Hachette

Amazon hits India tax snag

Dispute over whether retailer should pay state sales tax

De facto head of Shanghai FTZ departs

Departure of Dai Haibo underlines concerns about the zone

Apple moves into fashion with Watch

Cupertino group sees new smartwatch as more than just technology

Amazon’s phone: Fire extinguished

Desperate to get its devices into customers’ hands

A Netflix for indie fans

The demise of the DVD has opened the door to a start-up offering extras

Amazon to launch phone in UK and Germany

Price of Fire in the US cut to 99 cents from $199

Amazon in talks to sell Fire phone via O2

Telecoms group will provide mobile network and help sell device

Zalando: the stars are bright

German online retailer does not need IPO cash

Niche start-ups value subscriptions

Benefits of upfront revenues have not been lost on ecommerce

Bezos picks digital publisher to run Post

Appointment ends Graham family’s 81-year tie to newspaper

Media M&A: digital divide

Media legends are missing out on transition to digital video

Twitch’s Zen geek finds inner chief

Shear co-founded YouTube rival which was just sold to Amazon

Google[x] drone

Google tests drone deliveries in Australia

Group races Amazon to use self-flying vehicles commercially

Amazon’s play for Twitch poses a dilemma

Group has little choice but to experiment though it may prove expensive

Amazon steps into the video game frame

Retailer squares up against Google with Twitch purchase

Amazon buys Twitch to woo gamers

$970m deal is a bet on live video game streaming

Amazon buys Twitch for $970m to woo gamers

Service allows recording, viewing and talking about videogames

Plouffe to retell Uber’s tale of red tape

Former Obama adviser is just the person to explain the taxi-calling app’s ‘free-market’ approach

Amazon takes aim at Chinese rivals

Ecommerce group to launch in Shanghai trade zone

A step too far for UK tax authorities

HMRC cannot be allowed to raid private bank accounts

Book wars: Amazon’s page turner

The online retailer is accused of bullying publishers but argues its plans will aid the industry

Amazon & publishers: book groups

Is demand for books inelastic?

Amazon’s battle with the publishers

Retailer might show some humility in war with Hachette

Lookout funding boosted by Amazon’s Bezos

US group secures $150m amid growing concern about cyber security

Digital era brings hyperscale challenges

Big companies that process billions of daily transactions pose problems for leaders and competitors, write McKinsey consultants

Amazon joins credit card reader battle

Mobile payment system for stores undercuts Square’s fees

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Authors must back Amazon not Hachette

Savvy writers will get a much larger share of the sales proceeds


Bridges to span Amazon’s dominance

What can publishers do to hit back at their biggest customer?

India’s e-retailers gear up for turf war

Flipkart, Amazon and Snapdeal vie for position in nascent market

Chris Evans and Scarlett Johansson star in 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier'

Disney in dispute with Amazon

Entertainment group appears to join list of suppliers in contract disputes

PLDT fuels Rocket’s growth strategy

German start-up conglomerate is on way to listing

Sophia, reads with a shop assistant at Bags of Books, an independent bookshop in Lewes, Sussex.
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Novel events help bookshops survive

Stores use experience of discovery against web retailers - Founders, Sachin Bansal (CEO) and Binny Bansal (COO)

Flipkart founders ready to ‘grow up’

Site poised to reinforce lead in India’s ecommerce sector

Fire Phone vs G3: innovation v basics

The new features on Amazon’s smartphone can feel gimmicky

Amazon sparks India ecommerce war

Investment of $2bn follows rival Flipkart’s $1bn fundraising

UPS cuts forecast as it boosts spending

Effort to avoid repeat of Christmas delays

Amazon: cloudy outlook

Jeff Bezos must justify the bet on web services