The Amazon Economy

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

Amazon’s Bezos plummets in CEO rankings

Founder slips to 87th after non-financial factors added

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

Watershed moment for female fund staff

Columbia Threadneedle follows Google to reveal gender balance


Global tax deal targets multinationals

Clamp on avoidance could raise up to $250bn a year, says OECD

Should we trust the young Turkers?

‘MTurk may be something of an unknown quantity but it is more diverse than the traditional study pool’

Amazon takes on Etsy with artisan service

Ecommerce group looks to tap into popularity of handcrafted goods

‘Safe harbour’: why it is on the ropes

ECJ scuppers deal that allows data transfer between US and EU

Amazon Dash

Amazon in Dash to lead internet of things

Automated replenishment service to be built into appliances

Supermarkets wage war on two fronts

Discounters on one side have been biting into share, but the battle online is gathering momentum

Amazon bars Apple and Google TV sales

Ecommerce group limits platform to products with its Prime Video

Amazon accused over air transport rules

Retailer faces court over transport of lithium ion batteries

US voices fears on tax probes by Brussels

Washington concerned it will end up bearing cost of extra bills

Axel Springer buys Business Insider

Media group’s move will be big payday for Henry Blodget

Flipkart valued at $15bn on fundraising

Bangalore company battles Snapdeal and Amazon in India

Viewers seek an escape from reality

Is there just too much good TV to watch?

E-commerce: Amazon pops, Alibaba drops

The diverging fortunes of Amazon and Alibaba cannot be explained by their performance

Ebook subscription service Oyster closing

Key staff from the start-up are reported to be joining Google

Amazon aims at Apple in living room fight

Ecommerce company unveils handful of new gadgets

Food start-up HelloFresh valued at €2.6bn

Meal-kit delivery company backed by Rocket Internet raises €75m

Not how toys were promoted in the 1950s: Mattel’s Maryellen Larkin doll

Lines blur in marketing to children

Toymakers are generating their own content to reach kids online

Pitfalls of Microsoft-Apple ‘frenmity’

Corporate rivals that collaborate tread a fine line

Let’s be blunt: criticism works

‘If Amazon encourages its staff to be straight with each other about what should be fixed, so much the better’

C-suite scorpions and cockroaches: Jeffrey Pfeffer is used to being accused of cynicism
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The reality of unpleasant leaders

Stanford professor Jeffrey Pfeffer on why bosses are mistrusted

Yelp in need of a good review

Listings app faces challenges of sinking share price, competition and forthcoming documentary

US tech giants need to soften their image

Companies such as Google may scorn officialdom, but being seen as nasty is bad for their business

Rakuten to offer electricity online

Japanese ecommerce group weighs tie-up with Marubeni

Aaron Levie, CEO Box, talks about the his vision for the future of the company enterprise cloud company he co-founded at the Box offices in San Francisco, California, Thursday, August 13, 2015. Thor Swift for the Financial Times
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Lesson from Box for technology start-ups

The cloud storage unicorn has had a rough ride

Many angry cooks spoil a business broth

Top Noma chef’s call for better behaviour echoes conventional team management

An outbreak of good sense led by Amazon

Too many companies have started to talk as if being wrong were superior to being right

UK grocers brace for Amazon food service

Prospect is striking fear into the hearts of supermarkets

Week in Review

Week in Review, August 22

Glencore’s trouble; Shell, Amazon and forex rigging also in the news

Amazon to open London data support centre

US tech company eyes city’s expanding start-up scene

‘Ragtime’ still timely on tycoons

The 1975 account of famous figures’ delusions still resonates

Amazon agonies

Revelations of work practices should not obscure greater ills

Bezos defends Amazon after critical report

Chief responds after NY Times article on workplace culture

No one is forced to work in Amazon jungle

If it treats employees fairly, the retailer can be as spartan as it likes


Quindell’s chief executor

New boss Indro Mukerjee may need to call on past experience

Bezos hails UK drone rules

Amazon chief points to ‘encouraging example of good regulation’

Google rises on promise of more openness

Investors welcome technology group’s corporate restructuring

Alibaba/Suning: what if . . .

What does the deal say about the growth of Chinese e-retail?

From writer’s garret to beachside customer without a traditional publisher in sight
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The atomisation of publishing

Book process is being broken down into its constituent parts