The Amazon Economy

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

Al Shariat: 'At first, every order that came through, I would write a personal note for the customer to say thanks'
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Amazon model helps niche retailers flourish

Small traders reach millions of clients without costly marketing

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

Amazon nears music streaming service deals

Online retailer set to enter battle against Apple and Spotify

Amazon to build three more bookstores

Investment marks about-turn from relentless focus on online retail

Tesco offers 3-hour online order collection

Initiative catapults supermarket ahead of rival J Sainsbury

Madrid, Spain cityscape above traffic on Gran Via shopping street.

Madrid, Spain — Crisis spawns start-ups

The economic downturn has provided plentiful and cheap engineers

C5 Capital aims to raise $150m cloud fund

Fund manager appoints European head of Intel Capital

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How unwanted books became big business

The company that turned its counter-intuitive idea into a multimillion-pound venture

Retailers going overboard in Amazon panic

Physical store operators should have more faith in the resilience of bricks and mortar founder and CEO Marc Lore, left, and Walmart chief Doug McMillon
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Walmart hopes to add thrust with

Traditional retailer looks to serial entrepreneur to propel online growth and take number 2 spot

Walmart aims at Amazon in $3.3bn Jet deal

World’s largest retailer rethinks strategy to close online gap

Amazon Japan raided by antitrust watchdog

Inquiry into ecommerce giant’s price pressure on retailers

US retail M&A: tossing and turning

Retailers turn to big, risky deals

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Rackspace: silver lining

Declining value and improving cashflow might make this bid work

Bridalveil Fall, El Capitan and Cathedral Rocks in Yosemite National Park, California
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Best coast tech looks to cloud for growth

Tech titans seek new markets to maintain their growth

Walmart: propulsion needed looks an expensive gamble, but caution has not served Walmart well

Chris Puckett interviews the crowd at the MLG Major in Columbus, Ohio

Meet Chris Puckett — video gaming host

Commentator performs at live gaming events all over the world

The need for speed in UK retail

From drones to same-day delivery trucks, Britain could pave the way for change

Prime points to Amazon's big data future

Membership of delivery service grew 51 per cent last year

Amazon’s sales surge 31% to $30.4bn

Quarterly results top expectations, boosted by cloud computing

Amazon results: what to look for

Online retailer is expected to reveal strong sales growth

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May is right about reforming capitalism

Officials say it is more like a change of government than just a new PM, says Philip Stephens

Amazon to begin testing drones in the UK

Flexible regulations mark a breakthrough for the US company

Amazon/Wells Fargo: the old college try

Online retailer puts cheap student loans on the curriculum

Amazon signs up amateur UK delivery drivers

New service using part-timers raises fears over employment rights

Amazon hails Prime sale as ‘biggest ever’

Global orders for one-day event up 60% on last year

Amazon closes in on household names

Retailer has been quietly expanding its stable of in-house brands

When the world intrudes on Silicon Valley

Different economic signals matter after changes in the make-up of the list of biggest tech companies

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Big techs pitch up in Sun Valley

The influx of wealthy delegates to the annual Idaho city gathering is fuelling sales and construction

Kindle Oasis from PR

Kindle Oasis – pricey page-turner

Amazon device is easier and longer-lasting

Amazon eyes far horizons for drone launch

US rules lead to company carrying out testing overseas to get scheme off the ground

Amazon’s cut-price phones to display ads

Group offers $50 off if customers agree to receive marketing

Pinterest expands photo search business

Online site aims to help customers make copycat purchases

Ocado delivery

Ocado dismisses Amazon and Brexit fears

Shares in online grocer climb after revenues rise 15%

Advertising: Facebook and Google’s duopoly

Digital is set to eclipse TV as the main source of spending but online power is a concern


Review – The Inner Lives of Markets

The more markets theory affects us, the more likely a backlash is

The unsharing uncollaborative gig economy

Upwork and its like shape the labour market in more profound ways than the labels suggest

Apple moves to maintain its app allure

Upgrades designed to keep iPhone’s place in a crowded market

Apple tries to find its voice with Siri

Technology group has fallen behind rivals Amazon, Google, Facebook in artificial intelligence

Amazon Fresh produce. Brooke Masters story.
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Amazon’s grocery venture fails to satisfy

A beauty contest between new delivery service and Ocado reveals flaws at online retail giant

Amazon to raise stake in India by $3bn

Internet retailer targets nation as expanding smartphone ownership fuels growth in ecommerce