Whole Foods Deal Shows Amazon’s Prodigious Tolerance for Risk

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Spread the loveTweet There was the Fire phone, for instance, which was touted as being crucial to Amazon’s future. It was one of the biggest bombs since New Coke. At…


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State of the Art: In Whole Foods, Bezos Gets a Sustainably Sourced Guinea Pig

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Spread the loveTweet Amazon almost certainly doesn’t know yet how exactly Whole Foods will fit into its long-term plans. You can expect it to make few dramatic changes to Whole…


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Amazon to Buy Whole Foods for $13.4 Billion

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Spread the loveTweet The idea of Amazon, a company founded 23 years ago on the premise of shopping from the comfort of a computer screen, moving forcefully into the crowded…


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Former Amazon Warehouse Manager Sues for Overtime Wages

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Spread the loveTweet Photo Workers prepared shipments in December at an Amazon warehouse in Tracy, Calif. Credit Noah Berger/Reuters SEATTLE — Amazon’s warehouses have a reputation as often grueling environments…


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Taylor Swift Returns Her Music Catalog to Streaming Services

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Spread the loveTweet Photo Taylor Swift is returning her catalog to all major streaming services, including Spotify, Amazon and Google Play. Credit Evan Agostini/Invision, via Associated Press Taylor Swift is…


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Tech Tip: Surfing With a New Keyboard

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Spread the loveTweet Q. What’s the point of using a keyboard that’s different from the one that came with the smartphone? A. While the virtual keyboard that came with your…


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Tech Fix: What You Get (and What You Don’t) From a $50 Kindle Fire

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Spread the loveTweet After testing Amazon’s Kindle Fire 7 and Kindle Fire HD 8 for a week, here’s my verdict: These cheap tablets are ideal for families with children who…


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A Price Amazon Is Content to Keep High: $1,000 a Share

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Spread the loveTweet The investor optimism about Amazon is, in many respects, unchanged from when it went public in 1997. Amazon remains a long-term play based on a wager that…


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Amazon Sets Up Shop in the Heart of the Publishing Industry

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Spread the loveTweet Now, Amazon is bringing its experimental, data-driven approach to physical retail to Midtown Manhattan, the heart of the publishing industry. On Thursday, Amazon will open a store…


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State of the Art: Tech’s Frightful Five: They’ve Got Us

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Spread the loveTweet Their growth has prompted calls for greater regulation and antitrust intervention. There’s rising worry, too, over their softer, noneconomic influence over culture and information — for instance,…


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