The Amazon Economy

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

Amazon: spending money to make money

AWS looks magical, but investment demands mean the wizardry may not last

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

Amazon tops forecasts with 15% sales rise

Growth at Amazon Web Services compensates for strong dollar

Google's Schmidt buys NY hedge fund stake

Investment vehicle acquires 20% stake in DE Shaw

Amazon Prime Trunk Delivery

Amazon to deliver parcels to Audi boots

Trial scheme in Munich to courier orders to some customers’ cars

Timeline: Segway’s journey to China

Transportation device has not lived up to its early hype in cross-border fight with Alibaba

Portal to bring foreign brands to Chinese middle class

Chinese drone-maker eyes $10bn valuation

DJI in talks with Silicon Valley groups for venture funds

Message to ‘Googlers’

Search group responds to European Commission action

US rocket group to ‘halve’ cost of launches

United Launch Alliance says Vulcan’s first flight will be in 2019

Cloud computing

Sky’s the limit for Amazon Web Services

Success of cloud-computing arm could lead to reshape of group

Flipkart’s two-wheeled parcel delivery

‘Amazon of India’ turns to Mumbai’s dabbawallas

India’s Snapdeal buys FreeCharge

Deal highlights consolidation in ecommerce sector

Indian ecommerce start-ups eye cricket

Tech groups look to glitzy IPL tournament to raise their profiles

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Companies have a new audience

Younger consumers with liberal attitudes are a bigger market than religious conservatives

Amazon gets its teeth into ‘button’ trial

WiFi-linked gadgets will allow users to reorder food or services

Japan and Europe growth boosts Compass

World’s biggest caterer expects 5.5% revenue increase

Facebook: buy button

As it edges closer to selling stuff, is Zuckerberg’s app competing with Amazon?

Books industry divided on self-publishing

Ructions as self-publishing turns viable enterprise for authors

Tech companies: obscured by clouds

Specialists need to be less fuzzy with their numbers

EU antitrust chief not afraid of a fight

Competition enforcer eschews settlement for more confrontational route

Amazon/Alibaba: pride goeth

Online group’s capitulation in China is sensible

Amazon hitches ride with Alibaba

US group opens online store on arch rival’s website in China

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Blackwell’s weathers storm in a bookshop

CEO would still recommend the trade to his children

When is a company too big to manage?

HSBC chief’s comments raise questions about leaders’ accountability for the actions of their staff

Ex-White House spokesman joins Amazon

Carney is latest Obama staffer to take up tech role

Silicon Valley sex discrimination on trial

Ellen Pao is seeking $16m damages from VC firm Kleiner Perkins

Amazon: capital questions

Online retailer would rather focus attention on free cash flow

US publishes draft rules for drone use

Restrictions may limit ambitions of companies such as Amazon

Investors bet that start-up Jet will soar

Marc Lore says his new venture is not about vengeance against Amazon

Rocket Internet seeks €600m fresh equity

Ecommerce group has invested €1bn of its €1.4bn IPO proceeds

Expedia buys rival Orbitz for $1.3bn

Latest consolidation in sector follows purchase of Travelocity

Ecommerce drives property investments

Developers move to fulfil needs of expanding retail sector

Orbitz: For sale, will travel

Most likely buyer is a large internet player

Staples and Office Depot in merger talks

Activist investor pushes for deal between stationery suppliers

Tech groups pay to get around ad blocking

Adblock Plus accepts fee to permit big tech groups through wall

Amazon profit offers relief to investors

Ecommerce group’s investments lift Prime membership by 53%

Amazon: ready for prime time

Shareholders wanted profit. Jeff Bezos got the message

Apple Pay revives mobile wallet drive

Google and PayPal race to catch up with payments app

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Business Insider and Mashable raise funds

Financing by Axel Springer and others show pull of start-ups

Amazon launch lands in rivals’ mailbox

New email and calendar service challenges Google and Microsoft