ARTICLES RELATING TO AMAZON

WATCH: Amazon makes major $575m investment in Deliveroo

2019-05-20 17:15

Amazon has invested in a $575m funding round for the London-based food delivery platform, Deliveroo, entering the e-commerce giant into a crowded market of competitors like Uber Eats, DoorDash, and Seamless.

WATCH: Amazon looks to its own employees for new delivery drivers

2019-05-15 06:53

Amazon launches a new program offering employees up to $10 000 to cover startup costs and the equivalent of three months salary to leave the company and start small package delivery businesses.

Robots edge closer to unloading trucks in Amazon-era milestone

2019-05-06 05:30

As FedEx and United Parcel Service beef up automation to keep pace with surging e-commerce and a potential threat from Amazon.com, they’ve been stumped at a crucial stage: loading and unloading trucks.

Africa's Amazon set for New York IPO as online retail grows

2019-04-11 09:40

When Christophe Fofana, a 29-year-old taxi driver and student in Ivory Coast, needed a birthday present for his daughter last year, he did something he hadn’t done before. He went shopping online.

WATCH: Meet the robots that help get your Amazon packages on time

2019-04-06 18:07

Up close with the robots that run Amazon's fulfillment centers.

LIST: Apple's rivals in streaming

2019-03-24 22:00

Apple is expected to take on streaming rivals like Netflix and Amazon as Hollywood giants Disney and WarnerMedia also move into the space.

Amazon to pay $1bn to make Lord of the Rings TV series - and here's a little teaser of what to expect

2019-02-19 09:22

Tantalising new clues are emerging not just about the setting, but the time period, of not just where but when the big-budget Lord of the Rings fantasy drama series will take place.

WATCH: Amazon rethinks NY HQ over opposition - W.Post

2019-02-16 20:06

Amazon is reconsidering locating part of its new headquarters in New York because of local opposition, the Washington Post reported.

Amazon reconsidering move to New York - report

2019-02-10 12:35

Amazon is rethinking its decision to create an additional headquarters in New York City amid opposition from key political leaders and protests in the community, the Washington Post reported Friday.

MTN said to prepare share sale of African unicorn Jumia

2019-02-09 12:23

African online retailer Jumia is planning an initial public offering in New York this year that could value the business at about $1.5bn, according to people familiar with the matter.

 

Want to be a disruptor? Forget technology, focus on the customer - exec

2019-05-19 17:57

The key challenge for businesses today is not to master new technologies, but to solve the 'wicked problems' they and their customers may face in an increasingly complex environment.

Amazon hit by extensive fraud as hackers siphoned merchant funds

2019-05-08 19:44

Amazon.com has been hit by an "extensive" fraud, revealing that unidentified hackers were able to siphon funds from merchant accounts over six months last year.

WATCH: Amazon soars past expectations in Q1 earnings

2019-04-26 20:29

Amazon also posted $59.7 billion in revenue for Q1, which was on par with investor expectations and is up 17% from the $51.04 billion predicted a year ago.

WATCH: Why rival retailers are embracing Amazon

2019-04-10 21:40

From Nike to Lands' End, major brands are distributing clothing and accessories directly through Amazon but the risk in this relationship, according to interviews with analysts, comes if Amazon uses real-time data from customer insights.

Naspers is bringing SoftBank-style mega-tech to Europe

2019-03-26 05:45

Naspers' Dutch listing is a positive move for the tech sector, says Alex Webb.

Amazon driver who parked in handicapped spot shot, injured

2019-03-06 14:17

A Missouri Amazon delivery driver who police say parked his van illegally in a handicapped-accessible parking spot is in critical condition in a hospital after a man shot him in a dispute over the space.

New York Mayor Bill De Blasio slams Amazon's 'abuse of corporate power'

2019-02-18 10:53

The world’s biggest online retailer in February abruptly canceled plans to establish a corporate campus in the city’s Queens borough amid a backlash from some residents and politicians over $3bn in financial incentives promised to the company by New York state.

It can be hard to explain why blackmail is wrong

2019-02-11 06:00

From a legal perspective, blackmail is a funny crime, says Stephen Carter.

Bezos has options if he wants to 'Gawker' the National Enquirer

2019-02-09 15:22

Jeff Bezos may have called American Media’s bluff by exposing its "extortionate proposal" to force him to drop an investigation of its National Enquirer tabloid. But he’s still got plenty more options.

MTN is said to prepare for share sale of African unicorn Jumia

2019-02-08 19:45

African online retailer Jumia is planning an initial public offering in New York this year that could value the business at about $1.5bn (about R20bn), according to people familiar with the matter.

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