ARTICLES RELATING TO AMAZON.COM

UK vows crackdown on tax-avoiding tech firms

2014-09-29 15:15

British finance minister George Osborne says he will clamp down on tax avoidance by technology companies which try to minimise their contributions.

Amazon could shake up sector with smartphone

2014-06-17 10:19

Amazon's mystery unveiling is expected to be a smartphone, which if managed well could shake up the market and boost the US online giant as a device maker.

India eyes global retail giants

2014-06-04 18:10

India could allow global online retailers such as Amazon to sell their own products as early as next month as the new government focus on economic reforms.

Wall Street trips as Amazon tumbles

2014-04-27 12:40

US stocks have been pulled lower by a selloff in consumer discretionary stocks as Amazon.com and Ford Motor fell in the wake of their quarterly earnings.

Jeff Bezos eager to experiment at Post

2013-09-03 10:34

Jeff Bezos, the Washington Post's future owner, says he is eager to try new things in search of an exciting future for the venerable but struggling daily.

Amazon's Bezos buying Washington Post

2013-08-06 07:45

The deal for the paper is the most significant sign yet of how deeply the internet has reshaped the news business in the US.

Amazon beats earnings expectations

2013-04-26 08:08

Amazon.com posted earnings that beat Wall Street expectations even though profit fell as the firm invested in shipping centres and digital entertainment content.

Apple to take on Amazon, Google mini tabs

2012-10-23 19:09

Apple is expected to make its biggest product move since debuting the iPad two years ago, launching a smaller, cheaper tablet into a market staked out by Amazon.com and Google.

Chris Brown's album tops Billboard chart

2012-07-12 15:56

Chris Brown has scored his second No 1 debut with his new album Fortune and is currently topping the Billboard 200.

iTunes Match wins cloud music war

2011-11-28 22:37

If this were the Music Cloud Wars, then Apple's iTunes Match would be winning - but not by much.

Amazon websites suffer outage

2010-12-13 14:05

Amazon.com Inc’s websites in Europe recently suffered an outage for more than an hour, in what the company says was a hardware failure in its European data centre network.

Amazon plans CT call centre

2010-07-13 12:01

The world's largest online retailer Amazon says it will expand its customer service centre in Cape Town, creating about 1 000 jobs.

Amazon: No colour Kindle soon

2010-05-26 13:20

A colour version of the Amazon.com Kindle e-reader may come eventually, but it won't be soon.

 

Plans to crack down on corporate tax avoidance

2014-09-16 16:53

Plans for rewriting international tax rules could eliminate structures that have allowed companies like Google and Amazon.com to shave billions of off tax.

Amazon stirs smartphone launch talk

2014-06-05 09:03

Amazon.com has revived speculation about its next major product, using a mysterious YouTube video and website post to tease about a "launch event".

Amazon's UK tax much less than $7bn sales

2014-05-09 13:54

Amazon.com files accounts showing a UK tax bill of €10m, despite $7.3bn sales in Britain.

Retailers eye profits from click & collect

2013-09-15 15:50

European retailers are racing to build pick-up points to capitalise on shoppers' increasing demand for "click and collect" grocery options.

Amazon.com website goes down

2013-08-19 22:29

Amazon.com, the website of the world's largest online retailer, has gone down for many users across the United States and Canada.

US bids to rein in iTunes

2013-08-02 22:31

The US Department of Justice has launched a bid to more tightly regulate Apple's wildly lucrative iTunes storefront, after the tech giant lost a price-fixing case.

UK cracks down on tax dodging firms

2012-11-13 08:15

In a bitter war of words British lawmakers have accused major multinational firms, including Google and Starbucks, of aggressive tax avoidance.

US defends suit on Apple, e-books

2012-07-23 19:43

US antitrust authorities have defended their lawsuit accusing Apple and major publishers of a price-fixing conspiracy on e-books, saying the action is "in the public interest".

China’s e-commerce bubble

2011-12-23 07:00

Many go bust in trying to woo 173 million shopping online

Kindle sales quadrupled on Black Friday

2011-11-28 21:38

Online retailing giant Amazon says that sales of its Kindle e-readers and tablets quadrupled on Black Friday.

Kindle lets students rent textbooks

2011-07-19 08:13

Amazon.com has begun letting students rent textbooks on Kindle electronic readers.

E-book sales overtake hardbacks

2010-07-20 20:03

Book retailer Amazon.com Inc has announced it sold more digital books than hardbacks in the second quarter.

Amazon adds video to iPad app

2010-06-29 12:17

Amazon.com has updated its Kindle application allowing audio and video clips to be embedded in electronic books served up on Apple's iPad.

Higher prices at Amazon

2010-04-01 15:36

Amazon.com is letting two more major publishers raise prices of electronic books for Kindle readers in deals struck just before Apple releases its iPad.

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