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Hey, Alexa, Why is Amazon Making a Microwave?4h Hey, Alexa, Why is Amazon Making a Microwave?
Amazon announced more than a dozen devices and tools for its Alexa voice assistant, including a microwave.
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 Shoppers can order free drinks samples to their door by asking via Google or Amazon 4h Shoppers can order free drinks samples to their door by asking via Google or Amazon
Under the system set up by ad agency M&C Saatchi, customers ask Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant for free samples and they will be delivered.
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Amazon Investment Could Lead to Large Stake in India Retail Chain34h Updated Amazon Investment Could Lead to Large Stake in India Retail Chain
Amazon.com has joined forces with a private-equity firm in India that is acquiring one of the largest retail chains in the South Asian nation.
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Amazon Is Next to Face EU Scrutiny43h Amazon Is Next to Face EU Scrutiny
EU authorities have started a new regulatory front against an American tech giant by opening a preliminary investigation into Amazon’s treatment of other merchants that sell products using its platform.
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State of the Art: Why Jeff Bezos Should Push for Nobody to Get as Rich as Jeff Bezos 19 Sep 7:23pm State of the Art: Why Jeff Bezos Should Push for Nobody to Get as Rich as Jeff Bezos
Here’s what the Amazon founder’s vast fortune tells us about the economic concentration of the tech industry — and how he might help unravel that for the world.
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Europe to Investigate Amazon’s Dual Role of Merchant and Platform 19 Sep 5:14pm Updated Europe to Investigate Amazon’s Dual Role of Merchant and Platform
The European Union’s antitrust chief announced an inquiry into the e-commerce giant over its use of data collected about third-party merchants.
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18 Sep 1:50pm Wall Street Rallies as Blow From Fresh Tariffs Less Than Feared
U.S. stocks rallied on Tuesday, led by gains in Apple and Amazon, as investors judged the latest tit-for-tat tariffs between the United States and China as less damaging than expected.
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I worked in an Amazon warehouse. Bernie Sanders is right to target them | James Bloodworth 17 Sep 6:00am I worked in an Amazon warehouse. Bernie Sanders is right to target them | James Bloodworth
In some US states, nearly one in three Amazon workers are on food stamps. Sanders would rightly tax companies whose employees require federal benefits Amazon has become a ubiquitous feature of modern life. You can find almost anything on its website, and whatever it is you want – books, music, film – Amazon can get it to you the very next day or even sooner. We all know what Amazon does, but only now are we gaining a better understanding of how Amazon does it. Lately Amazon has been on the receiving end of
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Takeover frenzy: banks rake in record $104bn in fees 5 Jan 4:18am Takeover frenzy: banks rake in record $104bn in fees
Fees hail from $3.5tn worth of takeovers including 21st Century Fox-Disney deal and Amazon takeover of Whole Foods with 2018 billed as even bigger year Investment banks earned a record of nearly $104bn (£76.7bn) in fees globally last year from work advising companies on more than $3.5tn worth of takeovers and mergers.
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Publisher Henry Holt Rides Surge of Interest Over Trump Book 4 Jan 3:21pm Publisher Henry Holt Rides Surge of Interest Over Trump Book
Publisher Henry Holt’s new book about Trump and his administration, “Fire and Fury” rocketed to No. 1 on the bestseller lists at Amazon.com and BarnesandNoble.com ahead of its Jan. 9 publication date, after excerpts surfaced in news reports this week.
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 Amazon designs delivery drone that self-destructs 2 Jan 7:10pm Amazon designs delivery drone that self-destructs
The self-destruction of drones would occur in adverse weather, such as strong winds. And some parts could be jettisoned if they malfunctioned.
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Thinking About Amazon Buying Target: DealBook Briefing 2 Jan 11:34am Thinking About Amazon Buying Target: DealBook Briefing
Amazon has been on a quest to upend all corners of retail. But would it make a big step into the physical world by buying Target?
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The Limits of Amazon 2 Jan 10:14am Updated The Limits of Amazon
Amazon.com has an ever-expanding ability to deliver what customers need—but not everything is an Amazon business, writes Christopher Mims.
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DealBook: Toasts to the Deals (and Other Winners) of 2017 1 Jan 8:22pm DealBook: Toasts to the Deals (and Other Winners) of 2017
The last year gave us some whopping deals, including Amazon.com’s acquisition of Whole Foods, that will shape the business landscape in 2018.
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Does Amazon Have Any Limits? 1 Jan 9:13am Updated Does Amazon Have Any Limits?
Amazon.com has an ever-expanding ability to deliver what customers need—but not everything is an Amazon business, writes Christopher Mims.
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Amazon vs. Retailers: 7 Takeaways From Tracking Holiday Prices 28 Dec 2017, 3:22pm Amazon vs. Retailers: 7 Takeaways From Tracking Holiday Prices
The Wall Street Journal monitored clothing, electronics and toy prices at some of the biggest retail sites over the holiday season. Here’s what we learned.
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 Amazon fights for warehouse space as retail wars heat up 26 Dec 2017, 4:51pm Amazon fights for warehouse space as retail wars heat up
Amazon is snapping up UK warehouse space in an unprecedented property-buying spree, as internet retailers seek to crush traditional rivals in a battle for supremacy.
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Amazon Puzzles Over the Perfect Fit---in Boxes 20 Dec 2017, 8:27pm Updated Amazon Puzzles Over the Perfect Fit---in Boxes
Amazon.com is aiming to ship each order in one correctly sized package, responding to rising costs and consumers’ concerns about the environmental impact of all that cardboard.
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 Driver shortages leads to delay in Christmas deliveries 20 Dec 2017, 8:29am Updated Driver shortages leads to delay in Christmas deliveries
Amazon appears to be the worst affected retailer. It uses Hermes, which also serves Debenhams, Zara, John Lewis, Tesco, Asda, and ASOS.
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 Toys R Us left on the brink with thousands of jobs at risk 19 Dec 2017, 11:30am Updated Toys R Us left on the brink with thousands of jobs at risk
The troubled company, which has faced an onslaught from online rivals such as Amazon, is struggling to raise the £9million it needs to secure its future.
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Where the Cybersecurity Threats Are 18 Dec 2017, 11:26pm Updated Where the Cybersecurity Threats Are
Stephen Schmidt of Amazon Web Services and Scott Smith of the FBI talk about what companies should be most concerned about.
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Amazon Echo Prices Turn Market on Its Ear 18 Dec 2017, 6:26pm Amazon Echo Prices Turn Market on Its Ear
Amazon.com’s $30 price tag on the Echo Dot smart speaker is triggering price cuts on Google Home devices and complicating Apple Inc.’s HomePod prospects.
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EU probes Ikea after Dutch deals reduce tax bill by €1bn 18 Dec 2017, 12:36pm EU probes Ikea after Dutch deals reduce tax bill by €1bn
Furniture giant joins Starbucks, Amazon and Apple on Brussels watchlist after EU says Swedish firm funnelled revenue via low-tax subsidiaries The EU has launched an “in depth” investigation into the tax affairs of Ikea after claims the retailer’s deals with the Dutch government have saved it around €1bn (£880m). Initial findings from the European commission suggest the Swedish firm has been able to use a Dutch subsidiary to heavily reduce its tax bill on revenue from stores around the world.
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Oracle to Buy Software Maker Aconex 18 Dec 2017, 10:22am Updated Oracle to Buy Software Maker Aconex
Oracle will buy Australian project-management software provider Aconex, the latest leg in its push to take on Amazon and others in selling cloud-computing services.
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Advertising Standards considers inquiry into Amazon Prime 18 Dec 2017, 7:37am Updated Advertising Standards considers inquiry into Amazon Prime
Advertising standards watchdog has had complaints about Amazon delivery promises and may investigate.
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Amazon customers complain to Advertising Standards 18 Dec 2017, 5:23am Amazon customers complain to Advertising Standards
Advertising standards watchdog has had complaints about Amazon delivery promises and may investigate.
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Amazon Prime could face investigation over delivery complaints 17 Dec 2017, 7:07am Amazon Prime could face investigation over delivery complaints
Advertising watchdog is considering whether to look into company’s claims that it offers ‘unlimited one-day delivery’ Amazon could face an investigation by the Advertising Standards Authority over complaints that its premium service is failing to deliver on time in the run-up to Christmas. Amazon Prime claims to offer “unlimited one-day delivery” but customers have contacted the advertising regulator to say it is falling short of what is promised.
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Disney Makes $52.4 Billion Deal for 21st Century Fox in Big Bet on Streaming 14 Dec 2017, 7:53pm Updated Disney Makes $52.4 Billion Deal for 21st Century Fox in Big Bet on Streaming
The acquisition of most of Rupert Murdoch’s entertainment empire makes Disney a true competitor to services like Netflix and Amazon.
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As the Fed Deliberates, Amazon Is Making Its Job More Difficult 12 Dec 2017, 5:16pm Updated As the Fed Deliberates, Amazon Is Making Its Job More Difficult
Web-driven comparison shoppers are keeping a lid on inflation and weakening retailers’ pricing power, complicating the Federal Reserve’s deliberations on how much and how fast to raise interest rates.
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Westfield sale looks like a knee-jerk reaction to the Amazon age | Nils Pratley 12 Dec 2017, 2:32pm Westfield sale looks like a knee-jerk reaction to the Amazon age | Nils Pratley
The rush to consolidate by owners of large shopping centres suggests they are seeking protection from the rise of online rivals The crisis of confidence among owners of large shopping centres is contagious. Last week it was Hammerson, the Birmingham Bullring folk,
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How Amazon Picks Its Seemingly Random Deals of the Day 10 Dec 2017, 8:34am Updated How Amazon Picks Its Seemingly Random Deals of the Day
Third-party merchants slash prices and stockpile inventory in hopes Amazon.com will select their items for holiday promotion—which can boost sales all season.
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 Debenhams boss lands £1.3m pay despite sinking profits 8 Dec 2017, 4:50pm Debenhams boss lands £1.3m pay despite sinking profits
Sergio Bucher, was paid almost £900,000, plus a payment of £455,184 to compensate him for wages he missed out on with his previous employer, Amazon Fashion Europe.
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Bits: Farhad and Mike’s Week in Tech: The Big Bitcoin Boom 8 Dec 2017, 9:00am Bits: Farhad and Mike’s Week in Tech: The Big Bitcoin Boom
In this week’s tech newsletter, our correspondents discuss Bitcoin, Amazon and the tech industry’s ongoing problems with sexual harassment.
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 Amazon turns British cardboard box maker into FTSE giant 7 Dec 2017, 4:50pm Amazon turns British cardboard box maker into FTSE giant
London-based DS Smith, which produces millions of tons of cardboard and plastic packaging a year, joined the FTSE 100 last week. Its customers include Amazon, Asos and Next.
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For ‘Transparent,’ Accusations Against Jeffrey Tambor Burst an Idealistic Bubble 7 Dec 2017, 2:22pm Updated For ‘Transparent,’ Accusations Against Jeffrey Tambor Burst an Idealistic Bubble
The staff of the acclaimed Amazon series believed it had created a special workplace. Then harassment accusations pierced the idealism.
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How the Bot Stole Christmas: Toys Like Fingerlings Are Snapped Up and Resold 6 Dec 2017, 7:10pm How the Bot Stole Christmas: Toys Like Fingerlings Are Snapped Up and Resold
Hot toys like the Barbie Hello Dreamhouse quickly sold out online this year, then appeared on eBay and Amazon at inflated prices.
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The 250 Most Effectively Managed U.S. Companies 6 Dec 2017, 4:51pm Updated The 250 Most Effectively Managed U.S. Companies
Amazon is on top, followed by Apple and Alphabet, in a landmark ranking, the Drucker Institute’s Management Top 250.
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State of the Art: The Hidden Player Spurring a Wave of Cheap Consumer Devices: Amazon 6 Dec 2017, 3:13pm Updated State of the Art: The Hidden Player Spurring a Wave of Cheap Consumer Devices: Amazon
Numerous electronics brands have sprung up offering inexpensive gadgets. Here’s how Amazon enables them, and how other brands may copy that success.
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Google Pulls YouTube From Amazon Devices in Latest Spat 6 Dec 2017, 11:14am Updated Google Pulls YouTube From Amazon Devices in Latest Spat
Google said it is pulling YouTube from some Amazon.com Inc. devices in retaliation for Amazon refusing to sell many Google products, escalating a battle between two tech titans as their businesses increasingly overlap.
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Luxury Brands Win Right to Block Sale of Goods on Amazon in Europe 6 Dec 2017, 11:09am Updated Luxury Brands Win Right to Block Sale of Goods on Amazon in Europe
Luxury brands can restrict retailers from selling their products on web platforms like Amazon and eBay to protect their image, the European Union’s top court has ruled.
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Can’t Find Any Fingerlings? Bots Snap Up Popular Christmas Toys for Resale 6 Dec 2017, 10:11am Can’t Find Any Fingerlings? Bots Snap Up Popular Christmas Toys for Resale
Hot toys like the Barbie Hello Dreamhouse quickly sold out online this year, then appeared on eBay and Amazon at inflated prices.
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Google Amazon row leads to restricted YouTube access 6 Dec 2017, 7:44am Google Amazon row leads to restricted YouTube access
Google plans to stop Amazon's Fire TV devices being able to use YouTube from the start of 2018.
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Amazon’s Australian Debut Brings Excitement, Dread and Defiance 5 Dec 2017, 4:36pm Amazon’s Australian Debut Brings Excitement, Dread and Defiance
The retail giant started off with a modest product offering, seeking to steal a piece of Australia’s retail sector.
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Amazon’s Australian Launch Brings Excitement, Dread and Defiance 5 Dec 2017, 5:57am Updated Amazon’s Australian Launch Brings Excitement, Dread and Defiance
The retail giant launched with a modest product offering, seeking to steal a piece of Australia’s retail sector.
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CVS Is Said to Agree to Buy Aetna, Reshaping Health Care Industry 3 Dec 2017, 5:12pm Updated CVS Is Said to Agree to Buy Aetna, Reshaping Health Care Industry
The huge deal, in the works for months, is partly a pre-emptive move to fend off competition in the pharmacy business from Amazon.
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Kroger Rings Up Gains in Fight Against Wal-Mart, Amazon 30 Nov 2017, 4:07pm Updated Kroger Rings Up Gains in Fight Against Wal-Mart, Amazon
The large U.S. supermarket chain’s moves to prioritize online orders and cut food prices appear to be paying off as it battles rivals for customers.
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Amazon Plans to Send Alexa to the Office 30 Nov 2017, 10:12am Updated Amazon Plans to Send Alexa to the Office
Amazon has had great success with its at-home Echo speaker, and is now counting on its new service, dubbed Alexa for Business, to spark a surge in voice computing in the workplace.
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Amazon Trumpets Its Cloud Lead With N.F.L. and Other Deals 29 Nov 2017, 7:06pm Amazon Trumpets Its Cloud Lead With N.F.L. and Other Deals
The internet retailer used an annual conference to show how machine learning will spur growth at Amazon Web Services, its most profitable business.
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Square Feet: Microsoft to Expand Campus, as Amazon Looks Elsewhere 29 Nov 2017, 1:00am Square Feet: Microsoft to Expand Campus, as Amazon Looks Elsewhere
The software giant plans to invest billions of dollars in renovating its campus in Redmond, Wash., to create a more urban atmosphere.
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Microsoft Adds SAP as Cloud Partner to Challenge Amazon 28 Nov 2017, 8:32am Microsoft Adds SAP as Cloud Partner to Challenge Amazon
Microsoft signed up business-software vendor SAP as a cloud partner, its latest effort at using alliances to challenge Amazon’s dominance in the market for web-based, on-demand computing resources.
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Produce or Else: Wal-Mart and Kroger Get Tough With Food Suppliers on Delays 27 Nov 2017, 10:48pm Updated Produce or Else: Wal-Mart and Kroger Get Tough With Food Suppliers on Delays
Ship deliveries on time or pay a fine, big grocers are telling suppliers, as, under pressure from Amazon and others, they look to shave the millions of dollars a year they say delays are costing them.
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Cyber Monday: all the best UK deals in one list 27 Nov 2017, 12:25pm Updated Cyber Monday: all the best UK deals in one list
Where to find the UK’s best Cyber Monday online offers, from Amazon to Tesco – including next year’s holiday It’s another retail milestone on the road to Christmas, and major brands are expecting bumper sales day on Cyber Monday, traditionally seen as one of the busiest online shopping days of the year, with online sales totalling £1.1bn last year. With just 28 days to Christmas, here are some of the best deals in the UK …
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Wal-Mart, Kroger Get Tough on Food Suppliers 27 Nov 2017, 9:53am Wal-Mart, Kroger Get Tough on Food Suppliers
Ship deliveries on time or pay a fine, big grocers are telling suppliers, as, under pressure from Amazon and others, they look to shave the millions of dollars a year they say delays are costing them.
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Inside the Wal-Mart vs. Amazon Battle Over Black Friday 27 Nov 2017, 7:03am Updated Inside the Wal-Mart vs. Amazon Battle Over Black Friday
Wal-Mart and Amazon battled to capture spending over the holiday weekend, as the shifts that have upended the retail industry this year were on display: fewer people visited traditional stores on Thanksgiving and Black Friday while online purchases continued to surge.
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Amazon, in Hunt for Lower Prices, Recruits Indian Merchants 27 Nov 2017, 12:32am Updated Amazon, in Hunt for Lower Prices, Recruits Indian Merchants
Thousands of Indian sellers have shipped bedding, jewelry, kitchenware and clothing to Amazon warehouses to serve bargain-hunting Americans.
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As Health Care Changes, Insurers, Hospitals and Drugstores Team Up 26 Nov 2017, 8:27pm Updated As Health Care Changes, Insurers, Hospitals and Drugstores Team Up
Former adversaries see advantages in partnerships as they face the threat of interlopers like Amazon. But will consumers benefit or face a lot less choice?
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24 Nov 2017, 5:46pm Tech Leads S&P Above 2,600; Amazon, Other Retail Stocks Gain
Technology stocks led the S&P 500 and Nasdaq to record closing highs on Friday, with the S&P ending above 2,600 points for the first time, while Amazon and retail stocks got a boost from signs of a strong start to the holiday shopping season.
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24 Nov 2017, 3:06pm Tech Leads Wall Street Higher, Amazon and Retail Stocks Gain
Technology stocks led the S&P 500 and Nasdaq to record high closes on Black Friday, while Amazon and retail stocks got a boost from signs of a strong start to the holiday shopping season.
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Black Friday 2017: all the best UK deals in one list 24 Nov 2017, 3:04pm Black Friday 2017: all the best UK deals in one list
Where to find the UK’s best Black Friday sale offers, from Amazon and Argos to John Lewis and Tesco Shoppers will splash out more than £2.5bn on Black Friday deals, as the UK continues its affair with the US-inspired discount day. Sales will continue over the weekend with £7.3bn expected to be spent between Friday morning and Monday night according to the Centre for Retail Research and the Vouchercodes website.
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Amazon With Pumpkin Pie? Holiday Shopping Starts on Your Phone After Dinner 24 Nov 2017, 12:30pm Updated Amazon With Pumpkin Pie? Holiday Shopping Starts on Your Phone After Dinner
Mobile phones have accelerated a fundamental change in holiday shopping: online buying on Thanksgiving.
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Black Friday 2017: all the best UK deals in one place 24 Nov 2017, 10:40am Updated Black Friday 2017: all the best UK deals in one place
Where to find the UK’s best Black Friday sale offers, from Amazon and Argos to John Lewis and Tesco Shoppers will splash out more than £2.5bn on Black Friday deals, as the UK continues its affair with the US-inspired discount day. Sales will continue over the weekend with £7.3bn expected to be spent between Friday morning and Monday night according to the Centre for Retail Research and the Vouchercodes website.
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Amazon workers on strike in Italy and Germany 24 Nov 2017, 10:26am Updated Amazon workers on strike in Italy and Germany
Employees disrupt one of the retailer's busiest shopping days in disputes over pay and conditions.
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Black Friday 2017: all the best UK deals and offers in one place 24 Nov 2017, 9:51am Updated Black Friday 2017: all the best UK deals and offers in one place
Where to find the UK’s best Black Friday sale offers, from Amazon and Argos to John Lewis and Tesco Shoppers will splash out more than £2.5bn on Black Friday deals, as the UK continues its affair with the US-inspired discount day. Sales will continue over the weekend with £7.3bn expected to be spent between Friday morning and Monday night according to the Centre for Retail Research and the Vouchercodes website.
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Black Friday 2017: the best UK deals all in one place 24 Nov 2017, 5:37am Black Friday 2017: the best UK deals all in one place
Where to find the UK’s best Black Friday sale offers, from Amazon and Argos to John Lewis and Tesco Shoppers will splash out more than £2.5bn on Black Friday deals, as the UK continues its affair with the US-inspired discount day. Sales will continue over the weekend with £7.3bn expected to be spent between Friday morning and Monday night according to the Centre for Retail Research and the Vouchercodes website.
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VAT fraud crackdown increases liability of website marketplaces 24 Nov 2017, 3:42am Updated VAT fraud crackdown increases liability of website marketplaces
Chancellor acts to stem £1.2bn yearly tax loss by making sites like eBay and Amazon jointly liable with sellers for due payments Online marketplaces such as Amazon and eBay will be forced to police their own websites to prevent billions of pounds of VAT fraud, under a renewed government crackdown on the scam. The move represents the second effort in as many years to close down an estimated £1.2bn-a-year tax fraud and follows a
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Black Friday 2017: all the best deals in one place 24 Nov 2017, 1:13am Black Friday 2017: all the best deals in one place
Where to find the UK’s best Black Friday sale offers, from Amazon and Argos to John Lewis and Tesco Shoppers will splash out more than £2.5bn on Black Friday deals, as the UK continues its affair with the US-inspired discount day. Sales will continue over the weekend with £7.3bn expected to be spent between Friday morning and Monday night according to the Centre for Retail Research and the Vouchercodes website.
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Retailers’ Recipe for the Holidays: Big Sales; Fewer Seasonal Workers 22 Nov 2017, 7:32pm Retailers’ Recipe for the Holidays: Big Sales; Fewer Seasonal Workers
Except for Amazon, most major retailers have scaled back plans for hiring temporary employees during the year’s biggest shopping season, and Walmart is adding almost none.
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22 Nov 2017, 5:28am Updated How Amazon Can Make or Break Holiday Retail
The maker of popular children’s robots is using Amazon to game the holiday retail season for its latest model.
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Takeovers Roar to Life as Companies Hear Footsteps From Tech Giants 21 Nov 2017, 8:28am Updated Takeovers Roar to Life as Companies Hear Footsteps From Tech Giants
Mergers and acquisitions announced in the U.S. in November hit a near-record $200 billion as CEOs in many industries join forces to fend off competition from Amazon, Facebook, Google and Netflix.
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Retailers Try New Pricing Tricks to Battle Amazon on Black Friday 20 Nov 2017, 9:12pm Updated Retailers Try New Pricing Tricks to Battle Amazon on Black Friday
Instead of copying Amazon’s playbook, retailers such as Wal-Mart and Target are coming up with new tricks to maximize sales ahead of Black Friday.
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 Chinese giant Alibaba buys hypermarket chain for £2.2bn 20 Nov 2017, 4:51pm Chinese giant Alibaba buys hypermarket chain for £2.2bn
Alibaba will buy a 36 per cent stake in Sun Art as it tries to cash in on China’s $500bn food retail sector. The move follows Amazon’s £10.3bn purchase of Whole Foods earlier this year.
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Is Alexa to blame for a costly doll’s house being sent to me by mistake? 19 Nov 2017, 1:59am Is Alexa to blame for a costly doll’s house being sent to me by mistake?
I’m worried how they got my address but all Amazon says is ‘keep it’
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As Amazon opens a ‘guerrilla shop’, have our high streets lost the war? 18 Nov 2017, 7:05pm As Amazon opens a ‘guerrilla shop’, have our high streets lost the war?
The internet giant will have a real store in London for Black Friday. In this topsy-turvy retail world, innovation is now a necessity On London’s Oxford Street a row of glittering snowflakes guides shoppers along the golden mile of fashion and department stores. The 750,000 lights floating above Selfridges, John Lewis and Debenhams are a decades-old tradition but events like Black Friday have changed Christmas shopping for ever. The UK high street has just experienced something of a watershed, what some have called its “Tesla moment”. Online fashion website Asos
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Apple Postpones Release of HomePod Speaker 17 Nov 2017, 8:32pm Updated Apple Postpones Release of HomePod Speaker
Apple had said its HomePod speaker, a response to Amazon’s Echo, would debut this year. Now it won’t be released till early next year.
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Stitch Fix Prepares an I.P.O. in the Shadow of Amazon 16 Nov 2017, 10:32pm Stitch Fix Prepares an I.P.O. in the Shadow of Amazon
The online retailer is a rarity: A start-up that has been profitable. But investors will have to decide if it can compete with the e-commerce behemoth.
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Amazon Who? Wal-Mart Posts Strongest U.S. Sales in Years 16 Nov 2017, 11:11am Amazon Who? Wal-Mart Posts Strongest U.S. Sales in Years
The world’s biggest retailer posted its strongest quarterly U.S. sales growth in nearly a decade Thursday, boosted by a big jump in ecommerce and strong store traffic at a time when many traditional retailers are struggling to keep their business growing.
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Amazon Sellers Brood as States Come Calling for Taxes 15 Nov 2017, 7:21pm Amazon Sellers Brood as States Come Calling for Taxes
Most third-party sellers on Amazon do not collect sales tax. States, thirsty for the millions of dollars in unpaid revenue, are coming for the money.
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Amazon US Open tennis deal sparks speculation over Premier League bid 15 Nov 2017, 10:09am Updated Amazon US Open tennis deal sparks speculation over Premier League bid
Company is understood to have struck five-year deal for UK rights to tournament as BT and Sky prepare for football battle Amazon is understood to have snapped up the UK TV rights to the US Open tennis tournament, in a move likely to cause further speculation that it is a potential competitor in the upcoming Premier League rights auction. The company is understood to have struck a five-year deal for the US Open, which has previously been shown by Sky and Eurosport in the UK. Amazon is estimated to have paid about $40m (£30m) for the rights, although this has not been confirmed.
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We Have Stoplights! Implausible Towns Bid for Amazon Headquarters 14 Nov 2017, 11:30am We Have Stoplights! Implausible Towns Bid for Amazon Headquarters
The Seattle retail giant’s search for a second home draws quirky proposals from Alaska, Maine, Idaho and Texas cattle country. ‘We know we’re not Boston.’
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Amazon to Sell Part of Its Cloud Business in China 14 Nov 2017, 8:25am Updated Amazon to Sell Part of Its Cloud Business in China
Amazon.com said it would sell computing equipment used for its cloud services in China to its local partner, Beijing Sinnet Technology.
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‘Lord of the Rings’ Series Coming to Amazon 13 Nov 2017, 2:54pm ‘Lord of the Rings’ Series Coming to Amazon
Amazon announced on Monday that it has retained the rights to adapt J.R.R. Tolkien’s “Lord of the Rings” for television for its Prime streaming service.
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 Amazon packages could be delivered by bus 13 Nov 2017, 4:59am Updated Amazon packages could be delivered by bus
London's red buses could soon deliver parcels from Amazon and other internet shops under a radical plan to slash traffic on the capital’s congested streets.
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Alibaba’s Singles Day Sales Hit New Record of $25.3 Billion 11 Nov 2017, 11:31am Alibaba’s Singles Day Sales Hit New Record of $25.3 Billion
The shopping extravaganza — China’s version of Black Friday and Amazon’s Prime Day — was a test of logistics networks and retail innovations.
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In One Hour, Alibaba’s Singles Day Sales Hit $10 Billion 10 Nov 2017, 7:08pm In One Hour, Alibaba’s Singles Day Sales Hit $10 Billion
The shopping extravaganza — China’s version of Black Friday and Amazon’s Prime Day — will test logistics networks and retail innovations.
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 ALEX BRUMMER: Rupert Murdoch hits ejector button 10 Nov 2017, 6:38pm ALEX BRUMMER: Rupert Murdoch hits ejector button
Exponential growth at disrupters Netflix and Amazon, and growing interest among the Silicon Valley giants in creative and news content, is sparking merger frenzy.
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 ALEX BRUMMER: Rupert hits ejector button 10 Nov 2017, 4:50pm ALEX BRUMMER: Rupert hits ejector button
Exponential growth at disrupters Netflix and Amazon, and growing interest among the Silicon Valley giants in creative and news content, is sparking merger frenzy.
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Amazon Puts Whole Foods, Delivery Units Under Bezos Lieutenant 9 Nov 2017, 3:15pm Amazon Puts Whole Foods, Delivery Units Under Bezos Lieutenant
Amazon.com has consolidated its physical-retail and fast-delivery operations under Steve Kessel, a veteran lieutenant of CEO Jeff Bezos, as it integrates its new Whole Foods Market unit with related businesses.
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Amazon Puts Whole Foods, Rapid-Delivery Businesses Under Veteran Executive 9 Nov 2017, 2:06pm Updated Amazon Puts Whole Foods, Rapid-Delivery Businesses Under Veteran Executive
Amazon.com has consolidated its physical-retail and fast-delivery operations under Steve Kessel, a veteran lieutenant of CEO Jeff Bezos, as it integrates its new Whole Foods Market unit with related businesses.
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 Energy deals offer a free Nest thermostat or Amazon Echo 8 Nov 2017, 8:53am Updated Energy deals offer a free Nest thermostat or Amazon Echo
Buying a Nest smart thermostat yourself usually costs £279 with professional installation. But First Utility is giving them away to customers on its new two-year fixed-rate energy tariff.
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 Amazon shutting two Whole Foods stores in UK 6 Nov 2017, 6:59pm Updated Amazon shutting two Whole Foods stores in UK
The internet giant, which completed its £10.7bn takeover of Whole Foods in August, plans to close branches in Giffnock, East Renfrewshire, and Cheltenham.
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CVS Will Offer Next-Day Delivery of Prescription Drugs 6 Nov 2017, 12:59pm CVS Will Offer Next-Day Delivery of Prescription Drugs
The service, including same-day delivery in big cities like New York and San Francisco, is being offered as Amazon considers getting into the pharmacy industry.
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CVS, With an Eye on Amazon, to Launch Next-Day Delivery 6 Nov 2017, 10:04am CVS, With an Eye on Amazon, to Launch Next-Day Delivery
CVS Health is launching next-day delivery of prescription medication, a move that comes as the drugstore giant faces declining retail sales and potential competition from Amazon.com.
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 TRUST WATCH: Allianz Technology Trust 3 Nov 2017, 5:51pm TRUST WATCH: Allianz Technology Trust
Manager Walter Price seeks out companies that are disrupting their industry. His trust also backs tech giants including Apple, Amazon and Samsung as well as less well-known names.
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Amazon might be preparing to accept Bitcoin 2 Nov 2017, 9:03am Amazon might be preparing to accept Bitcoin
Amazon may be set to announce that it will be accepting Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies on its e-commerce platform.
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State of the Art: The Upside of Being Ruled by the Five Tech Giants 1 Nov 2017, 6:10pm Updated State of the Art: The Upside of Being Ruled by the Five Tech Giants
What if it’s not that bad that so much economic, social and political power is held by Apple, Amazon, Google, Facebook and Microsoft?
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Inside the Decline of Sears, the Amazon of the 20th Century 1 Nov 2017, 10:54am Updated Inside the Decline of Sears, the Amazon of the 20th Century
The latest sign of trouble for the retail icon comes from manufacturers demanding early payment and withholding products. Sears, which was once so big it comprised 1% of GDP, says it has taken steps to remain a viable competitor.
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Buyer Beware: Looted Antiquities Flood Online Sites Like Amazon, Facebook 1 Nov 2017, 7:25am Updated Buyer Beware: Looted Antiquities Flood Online Sites Like Amazon, Facebook
A flood of potentially stolen art objects from the Middle East is showing up on Amazon, eBay, Facebook and WhatsApp, often ensnaring unsuspecting buyers
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 Amazon boss richer than Microsoft founder Bill Gates 28 Oct 2017, 6:55am Updated Amazon boss richer than Microsoft founder Bill Gates
Bezos has a fortune of £69.9bn, while Gates, 61, was worth £68.6bn. The 53-year-old's gains came after Amazon revealed bumper sales on Thursday night of £33bn for July to September.
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Future Tense: Amazon Key Is a Lot Less Scary Than My Post-1-Click Remorse 28 Oct 2017, 6:00am Future Tense: Amazon Key Is a Lot Less Scary Than My Post-1-Click Remorse
The ghosts of the sneakers I didn’t buy are following me around the World Wide Web! An in-store purchase is more satisfying, studies confirm.
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Hearing Amazon’s Footsteps, the Health Care Industry Shudders 27 Oct 2017, 8:32pm Hearing Amazon’s Footsteps, the Health Care Industry Shudders
While Amazon appears interested in exploring the pharmacy business, the questions are when they would make the move, and in what direction.
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CVS, Aetna Plot $66 Billion Tie-Up 27 Oct 2017, 4:59pm Updated CVS, Aetna Plot $66 Billion Tie-Up
CVS Health is in talks to buy Aetna for more than $66 billion as the drugstore giant scrambles to fortify itself against looming competition from Amazon amid a continuing reordering of the health-care industry.
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27 Oct 2017, 4:21pm Wall St. Powered Higher by Tech, Amazon Results
Wall Street climbed on Friday as a surge in the tech sector and a rally in Amazon shares helped push the Nasdaq to its best day in nearly a year.
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The Women Behind ‘Good Girls Revolt’ Think the Time Is Right to Revive the Feminist Show 27 Oct 2017, 2:22pm The Women Behind ‘Good Girls Revolt’ Think the Time Is Right to Revive the Feminist Show
Fans and cast members hope the Amazon series will return after Roy Price, the head of Amazon Studios, resigned amid sexual harassment allegations.
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Common Sense: Following the (Bike) Trail to Amazon’s Second Headquarters 27 Oct 2017, 1:52pm Updated Common Sense: Following the (Bike) Trail to Amazon’s Second Headquarters
Among the factors that will affect where the company chooses to put its new headquarters: cost, diversity, universities — and coffee roasters.
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Tech giants lift US stock markets to record highs 27 Oct 2017, 1:18pm Tech giants lift US stock markets to record highs
No end in sight for the new dotcom boom as Alphabet, Amazon and Microsoft shares soar after better than expected results US stock markets hit new peaks on Friday after forecast-beating results from the technology companies including Google’s parent company Alphabet, Amazon and Microsoft . All three saw their shares soar to record highs in the wake of better than expected quarterly updates, adding billions in revenues and increasing profits compared with the same three month period in 2016.
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The Women Behind ‘Good Girls Revolt’ Say the Feminist Show Was Cut Short Too Soon 27 Oct 2017, 12:59pm The Women Behind ‘Good Girls Revolt’ Say the Feminist Show Was Cut Short Too Soon
Fans and cast members hope the Amazon series will return after Roy Price, the head of Amazon Studios, resigned amid sexual harassment allegations.
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27 Oct 2017, 10:42am Updated Microsoft, Amazon Push S&P, Nasdaq Higher
Gains in technology stocks powered by strong earnings from Microsoft, Amazon and Alphabet lifted the Nasdaq and the S&P on Friday, but losses in Chevron and Merck kept the Dow in the red.
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Amazon and Alphabet cheer stock markets by smashing forecasts - business live 27 Oct 2017, 7:35am Updated Amazon and Alphabet cheer stock markets by smashing forecasts - business live
Shares in the world’s largest tech firms have hit record highs in after-hours trading, ahead of a crucial growth report on the US economy
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CVS and Aetna Talks Take Place Under Amazon’s Shadow: DealBook Briefing 27 Oct 2017, 7:06am CVS and Aetna Talks Take Place Under Amazon’s Shadow: DealBook Briefing
As the e-commerce giant moves into physical retail and health care, traditional businesses may feel the need to take pre-emptive action, including seeking deals.
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Amazon Revenue Rises 34% 26 Oct 2017, 8:31pm Updated Amazon Revenue Rises 34%
Amazon posted strong quarterly sales growth, allowing it to report a higher profit as it expands into more corners of consumer spending. Shares surged after hours.
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Amazon and Alphabet report sales surge 26 Oct 2017, 7:47pm Amazon and Alphabet report sales surge
Tech giants Amazon, Google-owner Alphabet, and Microsoft see shares jump as quarterly sales climb.
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Amazon and Alphabet see sales surge 26 Oct 2017, 5:39pm Updated Amazon and Alphabet see sales surge
Google-owner Alphabet and Amazon see shares jump in after-hours trading as quarterly sales climb.
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Amazon’s Latest Way Into Your Life Is Through the Front Door 26 Oct 2017, 2:43pm Updated Amazon’s Latest Way Into Your Life Is Through the Front Door
With permission, Amazon’s couriers in many cities will unlock homes and drop packages inside. Other companies are trying similar tactics.
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Letter 31: Australia Battles Amazon, With Populist Defiance 26 Oct 2017, 12:29am Letter 31: Australia Battles Amazon, With Populist Defiance
This week’s newsletter examines the urge to resist outsiders, from the bookish left and the populist right.
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Cisco and Google Find Mutual Interest in Cloud Computing 25 Oct 2017, 5:32pm Updated Cisco and Google Find Mutual Interest in Cloud Computing
Two generations of Silicon Valley giants are finding that working together is better than falling behind competitors like Amazon and Microsoft.
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Apple has Netflix and Amazon in sight as it hires British TV executive 25 Oct 2017, 10:00am Apple has Netflix and Amazon in sight as it hires British TV executive
Channel 4’s Jay Hunt who poached Bake Off from BBC and commissioned hit shows like Sherlock appointed creative chief of European video operations Apple has hired the television executive who
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Square Feet: As Amazon Moves In, Demand for Warehouse Space Climbs 25 Oct 2017, 12:01am Updated Square Feet: As Amazon Moves In, Demand for Warehouse Space Climbs
Boxy, unadorned and often overlooked, warehouses are suddenly in hot demand, thanks in part to a rise in e-commerce as consumer shopping habits move online.
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Amazon Counts Its Suitors: 238 Want to Be Home for 2nd Headquarters 24 Oct 2017, 2:32pm Updated Amazon Counts Its Suitors: 238 Want to Be Home for 2nd Headquarters
The bidders came from 43 U.S. states, as well as Canada and Mexico. Amazon says the project will create 50,000 jobs, and that the winner will be announced next year.
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Amazon Says 238 Places Want to Host Its New Headquarters 24 Oct 2017, 1:52am Updated Amazon Says 238 Places Want to Host Its New Headquarters
Amazon said it received 238 proposals from cities and regions across North America to host its second headquarters.
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Amazon receives 200-plus headquarters proposals 23 Oct 2017, 12:33pm Amazon receives 200-plus headquarters proposals
Cities across North America are competing to be home to Amazon's next hub.
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A Showdown Brews Between Amazon and Alibaba, Far From Home 22 Oct 2017, 2:48pm A Showdown Brews Between Amazon and Alibaba, Far From Home
The e-commerce giants are spending billions in new markets like Southeast Asia and India to tap a rising new class of young, middle-class shoppers.
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Inside Amazon, Diversity Concerns Flare Up After Harassment Accusations 20 Oct 2017, 9:35pm Inside Amazon, Diversity Concerns Flare Up After Harassment Accusations
Amazon’s handling of accusations of sexual harassment involving Roy Price, who ran its movie and television operations, has set off confusion, debate and finger-pointing.
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Wal-Mart Courts Lord & Taylor for Online Challenge to Amazon 20 Oct 2017, 6:03am Updated Wal-Mart Courts Lord & Taylor for Online Challenge to Amazon
Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is near a deal to add Lord & Taylor to its website, part of a broader effort by the retail giant to build an online shopping destination that can compete with Amazon.com Inc.
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As Cities Woo Amazon to Build Second Site, Incentives Are Key 19 Oct 2017, 9:44pm Updated As Cities Woo Amazon to Build Second Site, Incentives Are Key
Amazon’s in-house economic-development team shows how important tax-incentive deals have become to its business model and gives a window into why the company took the step of pitting cities against each other to win the biggest subsidy package possible.
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What May Seem Good for New York Is Not Always Good for Its Mayor 19 Oct 2017, 8:18pm Updated What May Seem Good for New York Is Not Always Good for Its Mayor
Go to Yankee Stadium? Buy from Amazon or Starbucks? Mayor Bill de Blasio just can’t do it, even when his job would seem to call for such gestures.
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 Mohawk tribe launches sues Amazon and Microsoft 19 Oct 2017, 4:51pm Mohawk tribe launches sues Amazon and Microsoft
The Native American Saint Regis Mohawk tribe will take on two of the world’s biggest companies in the federal court in Virginia, in one of the more unusual courtroom dramas.
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Book News: Australia’s Amazon Book Battle 19 Oct 2017, 3:03pm Book News: Australia’s Amazon Book Battle
The online retailer is moving in. Booksellers are nervous. But disrupting Australians’ reading habits might not be so easy to do.
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Amazon: More than 100 cities bid for new headquarters 19 Oct 2017, 10:46am Amazon: More than 100 cities bid for new headquarters
The deadline is approaching for US cities to submit proposals to host Amazon's new headquarters.
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Amazon Has Built Site-Hunting Expertise With In-House Team 19 Oct 2017, 8:17am Updated Amazon Has Built Site-Hunting Expertise With In-House Team
Amazon’s in-house economic-development team shows how important tax-incentive deals have become to its business model and gives a window into why the company took the step of pitting cities against each other to win the biggest subsidy package possible.
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In Amazon Bid, New York Brags About, Well, Everything 18 Oct 2017, 7:37pm In Amazon Bid, New York Brags About, Well, Everything
To land Amazon’s second headquarters, the city is playing up its tech talent pool and infrastructure, but the cost of doing business is steep.
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Roy Price Resigns as Head of Amazon Studios 18 Oct 2017, 1:17pm Updated Roy Price Resigns as Head of Amazon Studios
Roy Price is out as head of Amazon Studios, days after details of a two-year-old accusation of sexual harassment became public.
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Amazon and eBay warned by MPs about VAT fraudsters 17 Oct 2017, 7:26pm Amazon and eBay warned by MPs about VAT fraudsters
The websites are accused by MPs of profiting from sellers who do not charge the tax on UK sales.
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Amazon, Apartment Landlords Strike Deals on Deliveries 17 Oct 2017, 6:36pm Updated Amazon, Apartment Landlords Strike Deals on Deliveries
Amazon is taking over the package rooms of some of the country’s largest apartment landlords, in a move that could help consolidate its control over how goods make it from the warehouse floor to the front door.
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Roy Price Quits Amazon Studios After Sexual Harassment Claim 17 Oct 2017, 6:13pm Roy Price Quits Amazon Studios After Sexual Harassment Claim
Amazon’s original-programming division was already considering a change in strategy before the accusation against its top executive.
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Amazon boss resigns amid Weinstein claims 17 Oct 2017, 4:31pm Amazon boss resigns amid Weinstein claims
Amazon Studios head Roy Price has resigned amid claims he dismissed allegations Harvey Weinstein raped actress Rose McGowan.
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 Mid Wynd International Investment Trust bets on robots 17 Oct 2017, 10:10am Mid Wynd International Investment Trust bets on robots
The trust has been selling down its holding in online giant Amazon to invest in what, from the UK, might seem to be obscure Japanese manufacturers of factory automation equipment.
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 Apple and Amazon are a threat to banks warns Barclays boss 17 Oct 2017, 5:31am Apple and Amazon are a threat to banks warns Barclays boss
Jes Staley warned that firms outside the finance world had spotted a moneymaking opportunity in the transactions handled by lenders.
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 Now Apple and Amazon are a threat to banks 17 Oct 2017, 4:16am Updated Now Apple and Amazon are a threat to banks
Jes Staley warned that firms outside the finance world had spotted a moneymaking opportunity in the transactions handled by lenders.
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Newark Says, Hey Amazon, Look Over Here 16 Oct 2017, 5:49pm Updated Newark Says, Hey Amazon, Look Over Here
With universities, an international airport and lots of space, the New Jersey city says it is the perfect location for the online retailer’s second headquarters.
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Amazon Turns on the Charm Amid Criticism From Right and Left 15 Oct 2017, 7:32pm Updated Amazon Turns on the Charm Amid Criticism From Right and Left
After years of relying on a no-frills lobbying operation, Amazon is spreading its message far and wide in the nation’s capital.
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Amazon Suspends Entertainment Chief Roy Price 13 Oct 2017, 11:39pm Updated Amazon Suspends Entertainment Chief Roy Price
Amazon suspended the head of its entertainment studio, Roy Price, in the wake of allegations of mismanagement and sexual harassment and criticism of his close business relationship with Harvey Weinstein.
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U.S. and Europe May Collide on Taxing Apple and Amazon 13 Oct 2017, 6:40pm Updated U.S. and Europe May Collide on Taxing Apple and Amazon
Other countries have their eyes on the money that lawmakers want to put on American tax rolls. But a European crackdown could work in Washington’s favor.
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 New Amazon warehouse in Bolton will deliver 1,200 jobs 13 Oct 2017, 4:51pm New Amazon warehouse in Bolton will deliver 1,200 jobs
The high-tech centre, due to open next year, will be equipped with robots that can automatically pick customer orders from shelves before moving them to a packing area for delivery.
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Amazon to create 1,200 jobs with new Bolton warehouse 13 Oct 2017, 11:33am Amazon to create 1,200 jobs with new Bolton warehouse
Warehouse will be third in north-west and will be next-generation facility with staff working alongside robots Amazon is to create a further 1,200 new jobs with a warehouse in Bolton as it continues its rapid UK expansion. The warehouse, which will be the third to open in the north-west, will be one of a
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Amazon Studios Chief Suspended After Sexual Harassment Claim 13 Oct 2017, 6:49am Updated Amazon Studios Chief Suspended After Sexual Harassment Claim
Isa Hackett, of “The Man in the High Castle,” goes public with her story of lewd propositions she says Roy Price made toward her in 2015.
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Amazon boss suspended amid Weinstein claims 12 Oct 2017, 10:13pm Amazon boss suspended amid Weinstein claims
Amazon Studios chief Roy Price has been suspended amid claims he "ignored" allegations Harvey Weinstein raped actress Rose McGowan.
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 N Brown teams up with Amazon to sell its clothing 12 Oct 2017, 4:50pm N Brown teams up with Amazon to sell its clothing
N Brown, which owns the plus-size and men’s brands, is selling a collection of up to 150 items on Amazon Fashion in a bid to woo new customers.
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Amazon to Add 120,000 Holiday Workers, Same as Last Year 12 Oct 2017, 12:52pm Amazon to Add 120,000 Holiday Workers, Same as Last Year
Amazon plans to add 120,000 seasonal employees to help fill holiday orders at its warehouses, nearly doubling that segment of its workforce and topping hiring plans at other major retailers.
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 Booths makes its groceries available on AmazonFresh 11 Oct 2017, 4:19pm Updated Booths makes its groceries available on AmazonFresh
Hundreds of Booths' products, including ready meals, cheeses and deli goods, are on sale via Amazon Fresh and can be delivered to 302 postcodes across the South East.
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Kroger Weighs Sale of Convenience Stores 11 Oct 2017, 3:57pm Updated Kroger Weighs Sale of Convenience Stores
Kroger said it may sell its convenience stores and cut other costs, as the nation’s largest traditional grocer battles Amazon.com and other new competitors.
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Amazon Welcomes Teens, Gives Parents the Purse Strings 11 Oct 2017, 1:33pm Amazon Welcomes Teens, Gives Parents the Purse Strings
Amazon’s new program, launching Wednesday, lets parents manage—and fund—online-shopping accounts for their teens.
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Alibaba Sizes Up Facebook, Amazon With R&D Funding Splurge 11 Oct 2017, 1:16pm Updated Alibaba Sizes Up Facebook, Amazon With R&D Funding Splurge
Chinese e-commerce company Alibaba says it will nearly triple spending on research and development, to more than $15 billion over the next three years, as it seeks to keep pace with Western rivals such as Alphabet and Amazon.
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Amazon Welcomes Teens With New Parent-Controlled Shopping Allowance 11 Oct 2017, 10:39am Updated Amazon Welcomes Teens With New Parent-Controlled Shopping Allowance
Amazon’s new program, launching Wednesday, lets parents manage—and fund—online-shopping accounts for their teens.
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Wal-Mart Plans Further Cost Cuts as Competition With Amazon Intensifies 10 Oct 2017, 9:32pm Updated Wal-Mart Plans Further Cost Cuts as Competition With Amazon Intensifies
Wal-Mart Stores will deepen its cost-cutting and introduce zero-based budgeting in some units, efforts to free up funds for new e-commerce and store improvements in an increasingly competitive retail environment.
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Jeff Wilke: The Amazon Chief Who Obsesses Over Consumers 10 Oct 2017, 1:35pm Updated Jeff Wilke: The Amazon Chief Who Obsesses Over Consumers
Jeff Wilke, Amazon’s chief executive of world-wide consumer, focuses on the wants and needs of the retailer’s customers. He also is in charge of integrating Whole Foods, Amazon’s latest purchase, into the fold.
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Grocers Worry Amazon Will Sacrifice Profits to Deprive Them of Sales 10 Oct 2017, 1:23pm Grocers Worry Amazon Will Sacrifice Profits to Deprive Them of Sales
Amazon upended book selling and other retail sectors by concentrating on market share over margins. Grocery executives expect the e-commerce giant’s Whole Foods purchase to presage a similar rush into their business.
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10 Oct 2017, 1:09pm Wal-Mart Helps Wall Street to New Records, but Techs Curb Gains
Wall Street hit fresh record intraday highs on Tuesday, helped by a jump in Wal-Mart and energy stocks, but the gains were limited by declines in Amazon and technology stocks.
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Grocery Executives Worry Amazon Will Sacrifice Profits to Deprive Them of Sales 10 Oct 2017, 12:49pm Grocery Executives Worry Amazon Will Sacrifice Profits to Deprive Them of Sales
Amazon upended book selling and other retail sectors by concentrating on market share over margins. Grocery executives expect the e-commerce giant’s Whole Foods purchase to presage a similar rush into their business.
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Amazon Has a Luxury Problem 8 Oct 2017, 9:12pm Updated Amazon Has a Luxury Problem
Swatch and other high-end brands are staying away from Amazon’s online marketplace, saying it undermines the strict control that is key to maintaining a sense of exclusivity—and keeping prices high.
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Where Amazon Is Failing to Dominate: Hollywood 6 Oct 2017, 7:43pm Updated Where Amazon Is Failing to Dominate: Hollywood
Amazon Studios has been stumbling when it comes to producing content that attracts audiences and buzz. It has alienated top producers and is struggling to redefine its strategy.
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6 Oct 2017, 4:36pm S&P 500 Breaks Record Run on Jobs Data, Drug Chain Drop
The S&P 500 eased on Friday, ending a six-day run of record highs as the first monthly decline in U.S. nonfarm jobs in seven years dampened sentiment and pharmacy shares fell on Amazon competition fears.
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Costco, With an Eye on Amazon, Expands Home Delivery Service 6 Oct 2017, 7:20am Updated Costco, With an Eye on Amazon, Expands Home Delivery Service
Costco started offering two-day delivery on shelf-stable food and expanded a fresh-food delivery partnership with startup Instacart, as food becomes an increasingly competitive front in the e-commerce battle.
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The Many Places Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos Calls Home 5 Oct 2017, 5:32pm Updated The Many Places Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos Calls Home
The Amazon chief owns multiple properties, including more than 300,000 acres in Texas. In choosing a site for the company’s second headquarters, known as HQ2, will he seek a spot close to home?
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5 Oct 2017, 11:21am Tech Stocks Power Wall Street Indexes to Fresh Record-Highs
The three main U.S. indexes climbed to fresh record-highs for the fourth day in a row on Thursday, fueled by gains in technology stocks including Netflix, Microsoft and Amazon.com.
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Another Thing Amazon Is Disrupting: M.B.A. Recruiting 5 Oct 2017, 6:46am Updated Another Thing Amazon Is Disrupting: M.B.A. Recruiting
Amazon.com is flooding the zone at business-school recruiting events—drawing overflow crowds and irking other recruiters.
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Walmart Puts Its Eggs in a Time-Saving Basket: Grocery Pickup 5 Oct 2017, 5:00am Walmart Puts Its Eggs in a Time-Saving Basket: Grocery Pickup
Seeking an edge against Amazon, the retail giant is pushing a service that delivers your order to your car. Customers never have to step inside the store.
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 Amazon faces £221.5million tax bill 4 Oct 2017, 8:24pm Updated Amazon faces £221.5million tax bill
Amazon today faces an unpaid tax bill of £221.5million (250m euros) because its 'sweetheart deal' with Luxembourg amounted to state aid.
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E.U., Citing Amazon and Apple, Tells Nations to Collect Tax 4 Oct 2017, 7:16pm Updated E.U., Citing Amazon and Apple, Tells Nations to Collect Tax
The European Commission said it would take Ireland to court for not clawing back billions from Apple, and ordered Luxembourg to recover around $293 million from Amazon.
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Amazon Must Pay $300 Million in Back Taxes, EU Says 4 Oct 2017, 2:13pm Updated Amazon Must Pay $300 Million in Back Taxes, EU Says
The European Union raised the stakes in its push to collect taxes from U.S. tech giants, pressing its cases against Amazon and Apple.
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Sonos, a Wireless-Speaker Pioneer, Plays Catch Up 4 Oct 2017, 12:28pm Updated Sonos, a Wireless-Speaker Pioneer, Plays Catch Up
When Amazon’s Echo smart speaker took off in 2015, Sonos’s sales off a cliff. Now Sonos has a new game plan: partnering with rivals. On Wednesday, it is launching its first smart speaker, powered by Alexa.
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EU Orders Recoup of $300 Million in Amazon Back Taxes 4 Oct 2017, 12:07pm Updated EU Orders Recoup of $300 Million in Amazon Back Taxes
The European Union upped the stakes in its push to collect taxes from U.S. tech giants, pressing its cases against Amazon.com and Apple.
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Forget Wall Street. M.B.A.s Want to Work for Amazon 4 Oct 2017, 10:11am Updated Forget Wall Street. M.B.A.s Want to Work for Amazon
Amazon.com is flooding the zone at campus recruiting events—drawing overflow crowds and irking other recruiters.
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EC demands €250m in taxes from Amazon, and takes Ireland to court over Apple – business live 4 Oct 2017, 7:00am Updated EC demands €250m in taxes from Amazon, and takes Ireland to court over Apple – business live
Amazon received ‘illegal tax benefits’ by using an ‘empty shell’ company in Luxembourg, says commissioner Margrethe Vestager
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Amazon and Apple hit by EU tax crackdown 4 Oct 2017, 6:49am Updated Amazon and Apple hit by EU tax crackdown
Amazon told to repay €250m by the EU, which has also announced legal action over Apple back taxes.
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Europe Gets Tougher on Tech’s Taxes: DealBook Briefing 4 Oct 2017, 6:30am Europe Gets Tougher on Tech’s Taxes: DealBook Briefing
Regulators will take Ireland to court over Apple’s taxes and order Luxembourg to collect $293 million from Amazon, turning up the heat on American tech giants.
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Amazon ordered to pay €250m in back taxes 4 Oct 2017, 5:56am Updated Amazon ordered to pay €250m in back taxes
The online retailer has been accused by the EU of benefiting from an unfair tax advantage in Luxembourg.
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EU Orders Luxembourg to Recoup Almost $300 Million From Amazon 4 Oct 2017, 5:50am EU Orders Luxembourg to Recoup Almost $300 Million From Amazon
Amazon.com must return $294 million to Luxembourg in allegedly unpaid taxes, the European Union’s antitrust regulator ordered. Amazon said it would consider an appeal.
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E.U. Pushes Tax Avoidance Campaign Against Amazon and Apple 4 Oct 2017, 5:48am E.U. Pushes Tax Avoidance Campaign Against Amazon and Apple
The European Commission said it would take Ireland to court for not claiming back taxes from Apple, and ordered Luxembourg to collect around $293 million from Amazon.
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EC rules Amazon must pay €250m in back taxes 4 Oct 2017, 5:37am EC rules Amazon must pay €250m in back taxes
The European Commission has ordered Amazon to pay €250m in back taxes after finding it had benefited from an illegal sweetheart deal with Luxembourg.
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After Apple, Europe Goes After Amazon For Alleged Unpaid Taxes 4 Oct 2017, 4:17am Updated After Apple, Europe Goes After Amazon For Alleged Unpaid Taxes
The EU is set within days to order Luxembourg to recoup hundreds of millions of euros in allegedly unpaid taxes from Amazon.
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EU Ruling Set to Hit Amazon for Millions in Back Taxes 3 Oct 2017, 2:51pm Updated EU Ruling Set to Hit Amazon for Millions in Back Taxes
The European Union’s antitrust regulator is set to order Luxembourg to retrieve roughly several hundreds of millions of euros in allegedly unpaid taxes from Amazon.com as soon as Wednesday.
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E.U. Said to Order Luxembourg to Collect Back Taxes From Amazon 3 Oct 2017, 2:40pm E.U. Said to Order Luxembourg to Collect Back Taxes From Amazon
The decision comes as European authorities consider a raft of proposals aimed at increasing the amount of tax paid by American technology companies.
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Amazon Wants You to Wake Up With Alexa, and That’s Just the Start 27 Sep 2017, 7:25pm Amazon Wants You to Wake Up With Alexa, and That’s Just the Start
The company introduced a wide collection of new Echo devices that are smaller, cheaper and, in some cases, built for specific areas of the home.
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EU tax crackdown on tech giants will damage growth, US body warns 26 Sep 2017, 5:25pm Updated EU tax crackdown on tech giants will damage growth, US body warns
Plan to take more tax from firms such as Google, Facebook and Amazon may hamper cooperation with US, EU told The American Chamber of Commerce in Europe has warned that the EU’s plans to take more tax from technology giants such as Google, Facebook and
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Amazon Hopes Alexa Will Offer Traction for Music App 26 Sep 2017, 6:51am Updated Amazon Hopes Alexa Will Offer Traction for Music App
Amazon Music listeners will now be able to ask Alexa to DJ on-the-go. Amazon.com said it would launch the personal assistant technology in its mobile music streaming apps on Tuesday.
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Nothing Is Too Strange for Cities Wooing Amazon to Build There 25 Sep 2017, 5:09pm Updated Nothing Is Too Strange for Cities Wooing Amazon to Build There
City officials and business leaders across North America are going to extreme lengths to court Amazon to put its second headquarters in their city.
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 Suppliers stand up for beleaguered Toys R US 24 Sep 2017, 4:51pm Suppliers stand up for beleaguered Toys R US
The business – which has 1,600 stores and 64,000 staff – has fallen victim to fierce competition from traditional rivals such as Walmart, as well as internet giant Amazon.
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 JAMES ASHTON: Tame the tech titans 22 Sep 2017, 4:57pm JAMES ASHTON: Tame the tech titans
What sets apart these companies that now drive our daily lives – Google, Amazon, Facebook and Apple – is their less-than-genteel approach to rules and regulation.
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Bits: Farhad’s and Mike’s Week in Tech: A Very Bad Week for Digital Giants 22 Sep 2017, 9:00am Bits: Farhad’s and Mike’s Week in Tech: A Very Bad Week for Digital Giants
Apple’s Watch has a bug, Facebook might be undermining democracy, and Amazon is telling us how to make bombs. Tech news is weird right now.
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Amazon Puts Whole Foods on Fast Track to Conventional Supermarket 21 Sep 2017, 5:01pm Updated Amazon Puts Whole Foods on Fast Track to Conventional Supermarket
Whole Foods will change the way companies can sell and market their products beginning next year, banning “brand advocates” from stores and pushing sellers to pitch to the grocer’s Austin, Texas, headquarters.
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Amazon and Facebook keen on Premier League rights, say Manchester United 21 Sep 2017, 2:41pm Amazon and Facebook keen on Premier League rights, say Manchester United
Tech companies’ interest will escalate financial boom for top clubs
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Why Amazon Needs Some Cities More Than They Need Amazon 21 Sep 2017, 10:26am Updated Why Amazon Needs Some Cities More Than They Need Amazon
Mayors should think twice before writing a big check to bid for Amazon.com’s second headquarters, because the playing field between cities and companies has changed, Greg Ip writes.
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Tech firms pay less than half the tax of traditional rivals, say EU officials 21 Sep 2017, 5:42am Updated Tech firms pay less than half the tax of traditional rivals, say EU officials
Tax on turnover is one of the proposals as regulators assess options for increasing state take from Google, Amazon and Apple Technology companies pay less than half the tax of bricks-and-mortar businesses, according to a report by the European commission, as regulators assess options for increasing governments’ take from the likes of Google and Amazon.
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Amazon ‘Reviewing’ Its Website After It Suggested Bomb-Making Items 20 Sep 2017, 5:56pm Updated Amazon ‘Reviewing’ Its Website After It Suggested Bomb-Making Items
A British television news report said that the online retailer’s algorithms were automatically offering items that could be used to create an explosive device.
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 ASK TONY: Amazon refused refund for wrong dresses 20 Sep 2017, 11:37am Updated ASK TONY: Amazon refused refund for wrong dresses
My wife ordered three bridesmaid dresses from Amazon Marketplace costing £150.23 with postage. The colour was not as described and they were the wrong sizes.
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Morning Agenda: Retailers (Not Named Amazon) Continue to Struggle 19 Sep 2017, 6:32am Morning Agenda: Retailers (Not Named Amazon) Continue to Struggle
The bankruptcy filing by Toys “R” Us shows just how much pain store operators are feeling — and highlighted that more suffering is in store.
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The Shift: Best Buy’s Secrets for Thriving in the Amazon Age 18 Sep 2017, 6:18pm The Shift: Best Buy’s Secrets for Thriving in the Amazon Age
Hubert Joly, Best Buy’s chief executive, has reshaped nearly every aspect of the business. He explains the playbook behind the company’s success.
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The Week Ahead: Europe Weighs Taxing Tech Companies and the Fed Meets 17 Sep 2017, 8:38pm Updated The Week Ahead: Europe Weighs Taxing Tech Companies and the Fed Meets
The likes of Google and Amazon could see their tax bills rise, and the Fed appears to be poised to start selling off securities.
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For Amazon, Can Two Headquarters Still Equal One Culture? 15 Sep 2017, 10:20pm Updated For Amazon, Can Two Headquarters Still Equal One Culture?
In planning Amazon’s second headquarters, CEO Jeff Bezos faces a new challenge: how to maintain the online retail giant’s carefully cultivated culture when he can’t be in two places at once.
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While Amazon Plays the Field, Walmart Stays True to Arkansas 15 Sep 2017, 7:53pm Updated While Amazon Plays the Field, Walmart Stays True to Arkansas
A week after Amazon announced plans for a second headquarters somewhere in North America, Walmart said on Friday that it is building a new home office in Bentonville.
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