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‘They Own the System’: Amazon Rewrites Book Industry by Marching Into Publishing

January 17, 2019 |

The online retail giant, the world’s largest public company, commands an unrivaled customer base for the books, ebooks and audiobooks it publishes. As a result, it’s jolting the publishing industry, creating instant best sellers out of self-published writers and pushing down earnings for others.
WSJ.com: US Business

Bezos Divorce Clouds His Stake in Amazon

January 10, 2019 |

Amazon.com CEO Jeff Bezos and his wife, MacKenzie, are divorcing after 25 years of marriage, during which Mr. Bezos amassed a personal fortune while building the world’s most valuable company.
WSJ.com: US Business

Amazon Takes Market Cap Crown

January 8, 2019 |

Amazon surpasses Microsoft as the largest U.S. company with a market cap of $ 797 billion, signaling the tech industry’s enduring market dominance even after turbulent months in which investors pummeled their shares.
WSJ.com: US Business

CNN

Why Brazil’s Jair Bolsonaro has environmentalists worried for the Amazon

January 5, 2019 |

The Amazon rainforest is an ecological wonder. Its waterways and canopy provide a rich ecosystem for a 10th of all the world’s species and help regulate the temperature of the entire planet. But the election of far-right politician Jair Bolsonaro as Brazil’s new president has many worried about the forest’s future.
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Airbnb Hires New CFO From Amazon

January 5, 2019 |

Airbnb has hired another executive from Amazon.com, this time naming Dave Stephenson as chief financial officer of the vacation-rental portal ahead of its potential public offering.
WSJ.com: US Business

Amazon Plans to Add Whole Foods Stores

December 31, 2018 |

Amazon.com is planning to build and expand Whole Foods stores across the U.S. to put more customers within range of the e-commerce giant’s two-hour delivery service.
WSJ.com: US Business

Amazon, to Win in Booming Rural India, Reinvents Itself

December 31, 2018 |

The retailer is targeting hundreds of millions of new online shoppers in India’s countryside by simplifying its order screen with Hindi and videos, opening stores to help people shop and adding a fleet of local deliverymen who can take payments.
WSJ.com: What’s News Asia

Huge laundry detergent bottles were designed for store shelves. For Amazon, they’re shrinking

December 31, 2018 |

Amazon’s rise is making laundry detergents shrink.

Tide and Seventh Generation have introduced redesigned laundry detergents that are several pounds lighter by cutting down on plastic in their packaging and using less water in their formulas. They’re making the changes to please Amazon.com Inc….


L.A. Times – Business

CNN

India just made life tougher for Amazon and Walmart

December 27, 2018 |

Amazon and Walmart face new rules in India that could prevent them from using their industry expertise and massive size to drive down prices.
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What Amazon Isn’t Telling Investors About Its Revenue

December 23, 2018 |

The Securities and Exchange Commission is pushing Amazon.com and other companies to disclose more about their sources of revenue; some companies are pushing back.
WSJ.com: US Business