The Amazon Economy

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

Amazon to begin testing drones in the UK

Flexible regulations mark a breakthrough for the US company

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

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

Amazon set to broaden UK grocery service

British version of US fresh-food offering expected soon

Trump makes full use of bully pulpit

Would candidate use presidential power to settle scores?

Cyber security start-ups receive backing

Ping Identity and Ionic Security sign up new investors

Book sales boost the translators’ role

Rising popularity of non-English fiction brings glory

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