The Amazon Economy

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

US retail groups shop at home not abroad

Rise in domestic deals follows unsuccessful foreign acquisitions

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

Amazon chief Bezos takes long-term view

Decision to end Hachette spat cuts losses and changes tack

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Amazon web services: prodigal sums

The company is a great retailer but it shouldn’t be a conglomerate

Amazon and publisher bury the hatchet

Hachette deal offers new digital model but leaves publishers wary

Wanted: rival to Amazon

Publishers look for allies in fight with e-retailer

Amazon-Hachette deal ends bitter chapter

Dispute set the literary world against its most powerful retailer

Audiobook stages comeback in apps era

Number of audio titles published in the US more than doubled in 2013

Podcasting enjoys a renaissance

Boom in spoken word content lures advertisers

Amazon to test drones in Cambridge

Online retailer seeks engineers and experts for flight tests

Competition, the Commission and comfort letters

Wallonia’s tax incentives attracting overseas companies – but also regulatory attention

Crowdworkers form digital networks

People paid for small online tasks are sharing tips on practices

Aggressive tax avoidance troubles large investors

Investors fear reputational and commercial problems

Crashes question commercial space flights

Success in space travel needs investment most entrepreneurs are likely unwilling to make

Amazon’s venture in China raises concerns

Investors are sceptical the group can win in the market

T-Mobile / Amazon: scary vision

Amazon is in the midst of its reckoning. T-Mobile’s is approaching

Mad Men network says BBC deal makes sense

AMC Networks buys 49 per cent of UK broadcaster’s US channel

Amazon: Muddy river

The group has a history of losing focus when times are good

Amazon shares drop as loss widens

Deficit of $437m is worse than expected

Spying fears prompt Amazon German centres

Company responds to concerns about US internet surveillance

Mob justice is a dangerous business

Politicians resemble gangsters roaming around extorting money from unpopular individuals

Amazon strikes new Simon & Schuster deal

Publisher regains some control over ebook prices as others feud

Hackers use suppliers to gain access

Cyber criminals are developing increasingly sophisticated techniques to breach company firewalls

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Technology review: Robot wars

Contenders target Google’s version of Android

Google v Amazon: shopping spree

The search company has launched an Amazon-like service

Could Amazon plus Uber be the click-and-collect dream combo?

Amazon starts UK same-day deliveries

Online retailer steps up competition in postal market

Google says Amazon is biggest search rival

Schmidt claims search group just one of many ‘windows on web’

Hidden CEO risks are hard to control

Regulators and boards know little about ‘tone from the top’

Amazon to add 1,000 UK distribution jobs

Internet retailer already employs 6,000 people at its hubs

Banks’ fear of online competitors rises

The financial world increasingly worries about competition from companies such as Amazon and Google rather than from existing rival lenders

EU competition cases rushed out of door

Brussels is rife with rumours of which companies may be next on commissioner’s hit list

Amazon probe steps up tax deals pressure

Brussels investigation carries far-reaching implications

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Tech groups push US for more work permits

Lobbying shifts to executive action on foreign-born staff

Amazon’s Luxembourg tax under scrutiny

Online retailer probe to follow Apple and Starbucks

Rousseff claws back lead in Brazil poll

President wipes out Silva’s previous 9-percentage-point advantage

Authors to call for Amazon inquiry

Lobby group solicits support for justice department appeal

Amazon looks to launch in Netherlands

US tech group talks with Dutch publishers over sales of ebooks

Fashion and beauty apps

The best fashion and beauty apps

Shopping apps are helping consumers search, buy – and even digitally try – products on the go

Human creativity will survive technology

Who would have continued in a horse-drawn carriage once we had the car, asks Diana Athill

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Alibaba prices shares in IPO at $68

Record-setting float will raise $21.8bn