The Amazon Economy

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

HMRC wrestles with tax system for digital age

Hobby-style ventures consider options for online sales

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

US lawmakers slam ‘hostile’ EU tax drive

Europe accused of unfairly targeting Apple and Amazon

US blasts Brussels over tax probe bias

EU accused of targeting funds owed to American Treasury

Valuation swings point to tech shift

Amazon, Microsoft, Apple and Facebook shine light on cloud computing and mobile ads

Amazon tumbles as profits fall short

Ecommerce group’s full-year sales top $100bn for the first time

Amazon: check ignition

The everything store has it all apart from stellar profits

Net governance is no longer a US domain

Proposals will make Icann more accountable to the global community of internet users

Google, Europe and the pursuit of tax

Policymakers should be asking why young engineers head to Silicon Valley, writes Michael Moritz

PayPal: Icahn money transfer

It is hard to see strong profits, or a bidding war, for the payments company

Apple flicks the wrong switch

An attempt to draw attention away from iPhone sales has left Wall Street unimpressed

Spotify on an iphone6.

Spotify looks to raise $500m in debt

Streaming service wants to borrow from investors

Facebook resists UK attempts to claim back-tax

Social media site being audited by HMRC

Amazon profitability is in the cloud

Ballooning web services business will come under scrutiny as online retailer reports earnings

Amazon steps up European expansion plans

US retailer to announce new jobs as Silicon Valley backlash grows

Royal Mail shares rise after ‘great Xmas’

Group contending with stiff competition in UK parcels market

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Tech start-ups need to grow faster

Clusters of enterprises abound but too few expand enough to become the next Facebook

Kenya brands Netflix a security threat

Film chief claims streaming service ‘shockingly explicit’

Ocado: plan B

It will take time for the online grocer to become really profitable — but it may be bought first

Sainsbury’s aims to break loss cycle

Adding non-food retail business will provide synergies but no solution to problem of discounters

Amazon and the Scottish fund tech heroes

Mortgage Investment Trust portfolio reflects faith in technology

Amazon lands China ocean shipping licence

Move could allow links to factories in China to sell to US buyers

MPs point finger at Amazon over tax fraud

Calls for action against foreign online sellers avoiding VAT

Online tax evasion growing, warns Revenue

Retailers are being undercut by sellers overseas who pay no VAT

LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 10: Rushing to bag a bargain - shoppers hit the aisles as new research from Sainsbury’s reveals that Britain’s bargain hunters spend 64 days, and cover the distance of the equator, in their lifetime traipsing the aisles to bag the best deals with loo roll being one of the most sought after bargains. The research coincides with the national launch of Sainsbury’s Brand Match, due to hit UK stores Wednesday, 12th October 2011 on October 10, 2011 in London, England. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images for Sainsburys)

Sainsbury’s case for Argos fails to impress

Critics remain sceptical despite presentation outlining pursuit of chain’s owner Home Retail Group

Netflix: chill

More countries mean thinner margins and delayed gratification for enthusiastic investors

Netflix launches in 130 new markets

Streaming website’s expansion is challenge to traditional media


CD sales more resilient than downloads

Fastest-growing part of music business remains streaming songs

Amazon fears spark Sainsbury’s Argos bid

Online battle at heart of supermarket’s pursuit of Home Retail

Composite picture of Argos, Homebase and Habitat retail stores

Sainsbury’s pursues Home Retail

Group ‘considering position’ after rejection by Argos owner

Internet stocks: Fangs a lot

If value comes into fashion, big internet groups will be bitten

Robot typing on conceptual keyboard

Leave robotic jobs to the robots

We are so fixated by human-like machines that we have failed to notice machine-like humans

Equities: And then there were nine

Apart from a few stocks, the US markets are in a slump with fears post-crisis rally has run its course

Corporate review US

Amazon revenues set to be a fifth higher than last year’s record

Amazon soars on bumper holiday season

Record share price underscores importance of the ‘Fangs’

FedEx suffers Christmas delivery woes

Volunteers called in amid ecommerce surge

Ocado shares fall on Amazon rivalry fears

US group plans expansion in UK grocery deliveries

The riff: Jeff Bezos and long-termism

The Amazon boss is a model of how not to obsess over share price

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Game losing out as shoppers go online

Gloomy Christmas forecast for bricks and mortar store chains

Amazon: how to be a bull

What if it all goes perfectly for the next 10 years?

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Beatles’ songs join streaming services

Music to appear on Spotify, Apple Music and other sites