The Amazon Economy

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

Yelp in need of a good review

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

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

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

Etsy: warm and fuzzy

Growth in buyers and sellers is slowing; marketing spending is not

Vacation gadgets: what to pack

The challenge of fitting luggage, screens and add-ons in one case

Amazon pays $250m for ex-Top Gear trio

Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May in new venture

Clarkson aims to serve up a Prime cut

Car show on streaming service will seek to capture the spirit of his BBC offering

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Instagram: Retail’s holy grail

Millennial females’ anxieties about appearing too often in the same outfit are changing buying habits

Amazon passes Walmart after rare profit

Online retailer surges to $265bn in capitalisation

Shahid Kapoor and Priyanka Chopra in 'Teri Meri Kahaani'
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Star TV and Eros try to beat Netflix

Local media groups look to build online streaming options

Margrethe Vestager, EU Commissioner for Competition, and four of the companies facing scrutiny: Fiat, Amazon, Apple and Starbucks
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EU: Taxing times for multinationals

Test case rulings will cut to the heart of corporations’ arrangements and could lead to fines worth billions

Fires at black US churches fuel race fears

Blazes follow Charleston shootings as KKK receives protest permit

Power play: US drama ‘House of Cards’ streamed on Netflix. The growth of subscription- based services is squeezing traditional providers such as the BBC

How the subscription is back

Technological change is helping drive return of the model

Amazon has changed the world of books

The printing press has been replaced by social media, writes John Sutherland

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Drones get a new mission: saving lives

Unmanned aerial vehicles gain civilian as well as military uses

Google heads queue to lobby Brussels

Big tech names in charm offensive with regulators

US retailers drop Confederate flag goods

Walmart, Sears, eBay, Amazon and Google pull contentious insignia

Hulu deal with Showtime to offer video

Deal marks first foray into premium cable programming

Rebels yell: strife over Confederate symbols

Renewed controversy over secessionist banner and what it means

Ofcom review merits Greene ink

Writing is on the wall for regulatory light touch over Royal Mail as Whistl stops competing

Delivery drones remain a distant dream

New aviation laws required before drones can share airspace

Ebay: fully operational, signs of wear

Can online auction and retail group grow without PayPal?

Brussels launches Amazon antitrust probe

Commission to examine whether retailer kept rivals out of ebooks

Multinationals yield to tax crackdown

OECD says moves signal end to ‘aggressive planning’

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Google Photos: focus on picture libraries

App beats its rivals with innovations — if you don’t mind sharing data with advertisers in future