The Amazon Economy

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

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

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

NEW YORK, NY - MAY 22: Henry Blodget attends TechCrunch Disrupt NYC 2012 at Pier 94 on May 22, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Paul Zimmerman/Getty Images for TechCrunch/AOL)

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

Technology does not possess divine right

Silicon Valley needs to engage with democratic governments

Sky Mall catalog cover

SkyMall bankruptcy grounds flying yetis

Catalogue company’s bankruptcy comes as in-flight WiFi takes off

Amazon turns to Poland for hirings

Online retailer opens three fulfilment centres in Poland

Amazon: A very modern media mogul

Jeff Bezos is shaking up film and newspapers, but both sectors will test his customer-first, profits-later strategy

Amazon backs Obama on net neutrality

Rare intervention comes amid Republican opposition to FCC’s role

Amazon to make films for cinema release

Group opens new front in content battle with Netflix

Createc N-Visage project

British robot maps radiation at Fukushima

Createc’s technology used to explore dangerous areas

Robotic inspection: Shell workers prepare a drone, equipped with cameras and gas sensors, to check one of its facilities

UK looks to raise its game in robotics

Companies rush to compete for share of market for robot systems

Amazon v Netflix: Gatecrashing

Settle in for primetime battle of TV providers

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Prime time for Woody Allen

An Amazon TV series is the latest project for the 79-year-old comic with a relentless work ethic

Amazon-Luxembourg tax deal laid bare

Brussels believes treatment amounted to an illicit state subsidy

Amazon signs Woody Allen for TV series

Director admits: ‘I don’t know how I got into this’

Amazon arrives on Golden Globes stage

TV streaming services make a mark on awards show

Waterstones plans a dozen more stores

High street bookseller reports dwindling Kindle sales

TV Advertising: Very mad men

When TV ratings look bad, just claim they are wrong

Washington Post to exploit its software

Newspaper wants to supply other news groups with its technology

TalkTalk in the lead to buy Blinkbox

Tesco poised to shed lossmaking video streaming service

Amazon adds 10m Prime members

Free shipping is fierce battleground in online retailing

Amazon missteps fail to dent optimism

Success with Fire tablets has not been matched in smartphones

Losing Yule magic in the supply chain

I’ll be home for Christmas but my presents may not

Parrot drone

Flying cameras herald age of the ‘dronie’

Tech group Parrot suggests ‘selfies’ are set to be usurped as sales of drones soar

Ecommerce groups rush to deliver the goods

Bringing orders to the buyer on time is taking on increasing importance

IBM boosts global data centre network

US tech group to add nine facilities in cloud computing race

Audioboom inks content deal with Audible

Tie-up will allow app users to listen to book snippets

Parcels surge hits Christmas deliveries

Chaos reported as shortage of drivers compounds problems

Luxembourg old town, shot from the hill

How Luxembourg reeled in Silicon Valley

Chill wind blows through country that opened its doors to the world

BlackRock leads Coupang investor drive

US group leads $300m investment in online retailer

US envoy defends Facebook over tax

Barzun says ‘we made these rules and they are playing by them’

(left to right) prototype humanoids created by Asratec, Toshiba and Aldebaran are designed for use in construction and domestic work

The ghost in the machine gets smarter

Outside investors seek to monetise opportunities, in rescue, healthcare and reconnaissance

Amy Landecker and Jeffrey Tambor (right) star in ‘Transparent’
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Will streaming bring a new golden age of TV?

Amazon and Vimeo’s success shows what an online studio with no history of making TV can come up with

Surge of deliveries brings gift of innovation

Logistics industry seeks ways to meet consumers’ holiday demands

Vodafone looks at Tesco’s Blinkbox

Telecoms group wants to launch home broadband internet service

Digital VAT changes threaten start-ups

Epetition calls for delay in introducing EU regulations

US retail groups shop at home not abroad

Rise in domestic deals follows unsuccessful foreign acquisitions