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Amazon chief plans to recover Apollo engines from seafloorupdated: Thu Mar 29 2012 08:53:00

Just days after "Titanic" director James Cameron traveled to the bottom of the sea, another wealthy adventurer has announced a spectacular deep ocean discovery.

Why we pick bad leaders, and how to spot the good onesupdated: Tue Feb 14 2012 13:53:00

I recently interviewed more than 60 chief executives of very large global companies. Virtually all of them said that recruiting and promoting general managers with true leadership potential was the key ingredient to their organization's long-term success. Fair enough. But the CEOs were then quick to admit that this task is much easier said than done.

Why Amazon's Jeff Bezos is the next Steve Jobsupdated: Thu Oct 27 2011 12:16:00

With the passing of Steve Jobs earlier this month, the tech industry lost one of its most revered icons. So where will the industry turn for inspiration now that Jobs is gone?

CNNMoney: Amazon pushes hard on ad-supported Kindle lineupdated: Mon Oct 03 2011 06:21:00

When Amazon launched the first ad-supported Kindle in May, it was something of an afterthought -- a cheaper alternative. But last week, Amazon made clear that ad-supported Kindles are the new standard.

Kindle Touch's secret weapon: Lasersupdated: Thu Sep 29 2011 07:21:00

Amazon.com CEO Jeff Bezos borrowed from Dr. Evil's master plan for the technology behind his newly announced Kindle Touch e-reader: It uses frickin' laser beams.

CNNMoney: Amazon unveils $199 Kindle Fire tablet and $79 e-ink Kindleupdated: Wed Sep 28 2011 16:26:00

After months of speculation, it's here: Amazon's tablet, the $199 Kindle Fire, was unveiled Wednesday.

Amazon to launch touchscreen tablet, report saysupdated: Wed Jul 13 2011 19:45:00

Amazon, the online retailer that ignited demand for electronic readers with its Kindle, might be entering the increasingly crowded tablet computer market.

Why Amazon would be smart to give away the Kindleupdated: Fri Mar 04 2011 10:22:00

E-books are revolutionizing the publishing industry and reader preferences, and Amazon might be in a unique position to hasten that change -- if they decide to start giving away their popular Kindle e-reader for free.

At Facebook, customer help from a real person can be hard to findupdated: Tue Oct 26 2010 12:08:00

When customers are called users, customer service takes on a different meaning.

The new face of reading? Some e-books now outselling hardbacksupdated: Tue Jul 20 2010 12:52:00

Call them the new hardcovers -- without the covers.

A slimmer Kindle coming in August?updated: Mon May 31 2010 12:09:00

Amazon plans to unveil a thinner Kindle with a sharper picture in August, according to a Bloomberg News report on Saturday citing anonymous sources.

CNNMoney: Amazon shares jump after earnings surpriseupdated: Thu Jan 28 2010 18:14:00

Shares of Amazon.com jumped in after-hours trading Thursday after the online retailer easily topped Wall Street's expectations during the fourth-quarter holiday shopping season.

Learn the five secrets of innovationupdated: Tue Dec 01 2009 12:24:00

Coming up with brilliant, game-changing ideas is what makes the likes of Apple's Steve Jobs so successful, and now researchers say they have identified the five secrets to being a great innovator

Fortune: Amazon's next revolutionupdated: Tue May 26 2009 11:04:00

On a bright May morning Jeffrey Bezos descended from atop Mount Seattle unto the press corps. He appeared casually on stage in a standing-room-only theater in New York City. Like another messenger of long ago, he carried a tablet. And he said unto the people: "Ladies and gentlemen, I'm excited to introduce Kindle DX." Keyboards tapped. Shutters clicked. And as the Amazon founder and CEO turned a 9.7-inch display toward the masses, they saw an inscription: The New York Times.

Fortune: Amazon's newest Kindle takes aim at newspapersupdated: Thu May 07 2009 12:10:00

The question of whether Amazon's Kindle will overhaul the news industry in the same way it has already begun to shake up book publishing may soon be answered.

Fortune: Technorati mark April Fool's with gagsupdated: Wed Apr 01 2009 16:17:00

The tech world loves a good prank. Today is the day when the world's propeller heads show us what they've cooked up in their secret April Fool's labs and it turns out that the funniest "gotchas" circulating online happen to come from companies that typically don't have much of a sense of humor at all.

Fortune: Double stunner from Amazonupdated: Fri Jan 30 2009 11:56:00

Finally some good news, brought to you by Jeff Bezos and the gang at Amazon.com.

CNNMoney: Amazon tops estimates, shares surgeupdated: Thu Jan 29 2009 18:41:00

Amazon Inc. reported Thursday fourth-quarter earnings and revenue that beat Wall Street expectations despite a difficult environment for retail sales.

A year later, Amazon's Kindle finds a nicheupdated: Thu Dec 04 2008 02:55:00

It has the curves of a Lamborghini, looks like something an astronaut might take into space and weighs only 10.3 ounces.

Fortune: What MySpace Music means for Amazonupdated: Mon Sep 15 2008 11:44:00

Jeff Bezos has done it again. The Amazon CEO has created an MP3-download store that has quickly become the second largest digital music outlet after Apple's iTunes. Now he's struck an exclusive deal to build a similar store for the soon-to-launch MySpace Music.

CNNMoney: Work harder, take home lessupdated: Thu Aug 28 2008 07:05:00

For most of the past decade, the economy grew much stronger - but middle-class Americans had little to show for it.

Fortune: We want Brainstorm Tech to rock!updated: Fri Jun 27 2008 12:57:00

In just three short weeks, we launch the next phase in Fortune's Brainstorm conference series, Brainstorm Tech. The original Brainstorm ran in Aspen from 2001 until 2006, and this one will retain the unique spirit of multidisciplinary inquiry that won it so many plaudits and fans, while digging even deeper into tech. Brainstorm Tech remains a wide-ranging convergence of people and ideas, with a deep cognizance of the impact of technology on what is happening in the world. I serve as program director and conference host. (The conference runs July 21-23 in Half Moon Bay, just south of San Francisco. For full details go here.)

Are we spell-bound by e-books?updated: Mon Jun 09 2008 03:53:00

Imagine a magic scroll, one that contains a myriad of stories and tells you a different one every night. One that fetches you the morning news, generates customized crossword-puzzles, keeps an eye on your favorite authors and an ear on the local grapevine. Imagine a living, breathing kiosk of brain-candy and a library of literature that's easy to read and rolls right up into the palm of your hand.

Fortune: The charmed life of Amazon's Jeff Bezosupdated: Tue Apr 15 2008 09:14:00

The helicopter was out of control and Jeff Bezos, the dotcom billionaire who founded Amazon, was pretty sure he was about to die. He was pinioned in the front passenger seat as the pilot frantically tried to thread the cherry-red copter through a field of trees.

CNNMoney: Happy holidays for Amazonupdated: Wed Jan 30 2008 19:09:00

Amazon.com reported fourth quarter sales that beat analysts' expectations, thanks to a strong holiday shopping season.

Fortune: Amazon 'Kindles' readers' imaginationupdated: Fri Nov 23 2007 05:24:00

Who knew faster cellphone networks would result in a new form of book?

FSB: The personal touchupdated: Tue Nov 06 2007 09:00:00

A new wave of web 2.0 software geeks believe in the former and are offering services in which experts recommend the best sites based on search terms the user provides. In addition to ChaCha's network of human guides (chacha.com), Mahalo (mahalo.com) creates hand-edited results pages for the most popular terms (Britney Spears was an early target). Eurekster (eurekster.com) allows users to build custom search portals that tap the expertise of online communities.

CNNMoney: Amazon: Good but not good enoughupdated: Tue Oct 23 2007 19:07:00

Amazon.com Inc. reported healthy increases in third-quarter sales and earnings that beat analysts' expectations fueled by competitive prices and free shipping.

Fortune: The $100 (well, almost) laptop is hereupdated: Fri Oct 05 2007 13:25:00

There's only one other device out there right now as cool as the iPhone, and until recently it was impossible to get your hands on one. But now you can buy the greenest computer there is, which also happens to be a great way to use the Internet, a superb eBook reader, a tremendous tool for creativity and education, and the ultimate device for getting kids excited about computing. And it's beautiful to boot.

FSB: Getting shoppers to crave moreupdated: Thu Aug 23 2007 21:06:00

Online shopping recommendations are the Internet's answer to the old-fashioned up-sell. "You like that red Prada hobo bag? You'll love this black canvas number from Dolce & Gabbana." And apparently they work. Consumers last year spent $220 billion online, according to Forrester Research analyst Sucharita Mulpuru, who estimates that recommendation systems can account for 10% to 30% of an online retailer's sales.

CNNMoney: Amazon funds digital music site startupupdated: Mon Aug 06 2007 06:42:00

AmieStreet, a digital music site that prices songs of new artists according to their popularity, said on Monday that Amazon.com Inc. is leading a first round of investment in the start-up.

Business 2.0: Click here for the upsellupdated: Wed Jul 11 2007 06:38:00

Online shopping recommendations are the Internet's answer to the old-fashioned upsell. "You like that red Prada hobo bag? You'll love this black canvas number from Dolce & Gabbana."

Fortune: Amazon's 7-year itchupdated: Tue May 29 2007 09:56:00

In the wake of Amazon.com's rousing first quarter--profits of $111 million, up 115% from last year--it seems relevant to look back on an article this writer reported seven years ago (Fortune, May 1...

Business 2.0: Ripping up the rules of managementupdated: Mon May 21 2007 18:10:00

Meet Business 2.0 Magazine's contrarians, 11 business leaders who achieved success by zigging while the rest of the world zagged.

CNNMoney: Amazon offers shipping for eBay itemsupdated: Fri Apr 27 2007 07:36:00

Amazon.com, the world's largest e-tailer, is expanding a program designed to allow independent sellers - including those on eBay - to use its network of distribution centers to store and ship their products, according to a report published Friday.

Billionaire building flying space podupdated: Wed Mar 21 2007 12:35:00

A mere three years after Burt Rutan's SpaceShipOne skimmed the edge of space to capture the $10-million Ansari X Prize, more than half a dozen companies are furiously building and testing spacecraft designed to take paying passengers on suborbital journeys and beyond.

Business 2.0: Amazon's New Directionupdated: Thu Mar 15 2007 13:00:00

Even for someone as optimistic as Jeff Bezos, 2006 is turning out to be a hellish year. The Amazon.com founder and e-commerce pioneer saw his second-quarter profit plunge 58 percent, due largely to...

Fortune: Public speaking's old bait-and-switchupdated: Thu Mar 08 2007 06:03:00

The business of booking after-dinner speakers for corporate events was once straightforward: A few established agencies - like the Washington Speakers Bureau, whose clients include Colin Powell, Al...

CNNMoney: Amazon profits fall but top estimatesupdated: Thu Feb 01 2007 11:19:00

Amazon.com Thursday said profits fell for the critical holiday selling season, but the numbers still beat Wall Street forecasts.

Shortcuts: Starting a businessupdated: Thu Sep 28 2006 04:52:00

(CNN) -- Think you could be the next Richard Branson? Look no further -- we'll show you how to get started.

FSB: Cash out for big bucks? Not so fastupdated: Mon Aug 28 2006 12:37:00

Mitch Free never expected to get a $25 million offer for his Atlanta company, MFG.com. It wasn't even for sale when a European software firm made a bid for it last year. "That was more money than ...

Fortune: Thepower of number 4.6updated: Thu Jun 08 2006 10:07:00

(FORTUNE Magazine) - Two heads are better than one. But what about four heads? Or ten? Why not 25? Picking the right size for a team depends on what the team needs to do. But researchers have also ...

Business 2.0: Amazon.com finds new search partnerupdated: Mon May 01 2006 16:01:00

SAN FRANCISCO (Business 2.0 Magazine) - Jeff Bezos hasn't had much luck finding a winning recipe for entering the Web-search market. His previous formula -- pluck an algorithms guru from Yahoo, add search results from Google, and stir up the Web world -- didn't attract many users. Meanwhile, Udi Manber, CEO of Amazon's search subsidiary, has decamped for Google. Now Bezos is giving it another go by partnering with Microsoft. While Amazon's move doesn't do much for Microsoft's paltry share of the search market, it's a symbolic victory for Microsoft, which failed in a bid late last year to power AOL's search results.

Business 2.0: Hurtling into the space tourism industryupdated: Thu Mar 30 2006 12:23:00

A note from Erick Schonfeld: After six years of writing Future Boy, I'm handing the reins to my colleague Chris Taylor to focus on features for the magazine and my B2Day blog, which you can also subscribe to by e-mail or RSS. Taylor shares my interest in the Internet and new media, but he's also interested in other boundaries of technology, like space, the subject of his first Future Boy column.

Business 2.0: Millionaires on the launch padupdated: Wed Mar 01 2006 13:52:00

By now you'll know whether Elon Musk is the latest hero of the high frontier or still just the co-founder of PayPal. On Feb. 10, the day after this magazine went to press, Musk's latest company -- ...

CNNMoney: Amazon.com gets slammedupdated: Fri Feb 03 2006 10:38:00

Shares of Amazon.com tumbled Friday after a disappointing quarterly report prompted several Wall Street banks to cut their price targets.

Business 2.0: Amazon.com: Back to the booksupdated: Thu Feb 02 2006 22:54:00

Capping a tough week for tech stocks, Amazon.com's closely watched fourth-quarter earnings failed to impress Wall Street, even though its earnings beat the analysts' consensus estimate. Revenue of just under $3 billion fell about $100 million short of expectations.

CNNMoney: Amazon gets Christmas wishupdated: Tue Dec 27 2005 16:20:00

Strong online holiday sales helped Amazon.com get what it wanted for Christmas this year: a new single-day sales record.

CNNMoney: What's in Jeff Bezos's bag?updated: Fri Dec 16 2005 10:21:00

You may think of Amazon.com as the place to do your online holiday shopping, but CEO Jeff Bezos increasingly thinks of his company as a giant software platform. And like Google or Microsoft or Yahoo, one of his goals is to get other people to build Web sites and businesses on top of its technology.

CNNMoney: Amazon to offer online access to booksupdated: Thu Nov 03 2005 16:03:00

Amazon.com made further moves into the digital book space Thursday, saying it would allow customers to buy online access to books.

CNNMoney: Amazon eyes music downloadsupdated: Fri Aug 05 2005 07:14:00

Online retailer Amazon.com is preparing to offer a digital-music service, according to a published report.

CNNMoney: Consumers keep on clickingupdated: Tue Jul 26 2005 16:15:00

News flash. People still buy stuff online. Apparently lots of it too.

Blue Origin rocket plans detailedupdated: Mon Jun 13 2005 14:00:00

Details of a new passenger-carrying rocket are emerging from Blue Origin, the Seattle-based company spearheaded by Jeff Bezos, founder of Amazon.com. The first test flight of the rocket in unpiloted mode is slated for late next year.

Business 2.0: The Great Giveawayupdated: Fri Apr 01 2005 00:01:00

The meeting had dragged on for more than an hour, and a restless Jeff Bezos had heard enough. Three years ago, in one of Amazon's Seattle offices, the CEO had rounded up 15 or so senior engineers a...

Top 25: Influential business leadersupdated: Mon Feb 28 2005 13:24:00

Over the past 25 years, technology was the industry of choice for many of the top business people, and no one more than Microsoft's Bill Gates exemplifies the explosion of that realm, according to a panel of experts CNN gathered to rank the top 25 business leaders of the past quarter-century.

CNNMoney: Amazon earnings miss the markupdated: Wed Feb 02 2005 14:36:00

Amazon.com Inc. posted a fourth-quarter profit on Wednesday that fell short of Wall Street estimates, but it logged better-than-expected sales for the period.

Business 2.0: How to Succeed in 2005updated: Wed Dec 01 2004 00:01:00

Ralph Waldo Emerson once famously called consistency "the hobgoblin of little minds." But we'd like to think that's because he never had the chance to meet the folks on the pages that follow—big br...

Fortune: SPACE NERDS FACE THE FINAL FRONTIERupdated: Mon Nov 01 2004 00:01:00

IT'S BEEN ONLY A FEW WEEKS SINCE Paul Allen and Burt Rutan took one giant step for space tourism and won the $10 million Ansari X Prize after sending a manned vehicle called SpaceShipOne into subor...

CNNMoney: Forbes 400: record 313 US billionairesupdated: Thu Sep 23 2004 16:11:00

Bill Gates can now breathe a sigh of relief.

CNNMoney: Happy Birthday Internetupdated: Thu Sep 02 2004 12:23:00

Did you know the Internet turns 35 today? Yep. Back in 1969 some folks at UCLA hooked together two computers and had them pass some data back and forth.

FSB: Fellow Travelersupdated: Wed Sep 01 2004 00:01:00

Jim Benson isn't the only computer entrepreneur to found a space company. Meet four other techies who have succumbed to the lure of the final frontier.

Fortune: Amazon's secret The Internet retailer just turned a full-year profit. Or did it?updated: Mon Apr 19 2004 00:01:00

Like a phoenix, Amazon.com (AMZN, $45) has risen from the dot-com ashes. Shares of the Internet retailer have zoomed from a low of $6 during the 2001 tech meltdown to as much as $58 this past Janua...

CNNMoney: Amazon profits meet estimatesupdated: Tue Jan 27 2004 15:16:00

Amazon.com Inc. Tuesday reported higher fourth-quarter profits that met Wall Street forecasts, boosted by stronger-than-expected sales growth.

Fortune: The Disrupters "In disruptive innovations ... [there are] strong first-mover advantages," wrote Harvard professor Clayton Christupdated: Mon Aug 11 2003 00:01:00

JEFF BEZOS You don't go from obscurity to Time's person of the year in four years--Jeff Bezos made it in 1999--unless you're causing quite a stir. Nearly a decade since he started Internet retailin...

FSB: Scorecard THE NEWS ACCORDING TO FSBupdated: Sun Jun 01 2003 00:01:00

THE HEADLINES Internet Entrepreneurs Invest in Space-Exploration Ventures

Fortune: Mighty Amazon Jeff Bezos has been hailed as a visionary and put down as a goofball. He's proved critics updated: Mon May 26 2003 00:01:00

Mr. Bezos, can you hold that bottle of water on your head so I can make sure I'm in focus?" "Mr. Bezos, when you jump, can you spread your arms and legs in the air?" "Mr. Bezos, while you're in the...

Fortune: Carly: Take 4updated: Mon Feb 03 2003 00:01:00

Most people face one or two make-or-break moments in a lifetime. But in the press, some folks are perennially pegged as on the verge of triumph or collapse. Here's the latest on four always-rans.

FSB: Scorecard THE NEWS ACCORDING TO FSBupdated: Sun Dec 01 2002 00:01:00

THE HEADLINES 1 Republicans Take Control of the Beltway

Fortune: Amazon's Second Act The stock has trounced its Nasdaq peers this year. And it still has room to run.updated: Mon Sep 02 2002 00:01:00

This year's stock market carnage has not only been depressing but also bizarre. Warren Buffett is buying telecom stocks. SEC chairman Harvey Pitt wants a raise. And--get this--the best-performing s...

Fortune: The Euro to the Rescue AMAZONupdated: Mon Feb 18 2002 00:01:00

In late January, when Amazon announced it had made a profit in the fourth quarter of 2001, the press erupted in a chorus of hallelujahs. Wall Street analysts, many of whom had grown increasingly sk...

Fortune: Can Amazon Be Saved? Jeff Bezos writes a new script. Too bad for investors it is more fiction than fact.updated: Mon Nov 26 2001 00:01:00

Last year during an MSNBC program filmed at Stanford University, Amazon.com CEO Jeff Bezos was asked a question by a shareholder in the audience: "Can you tell me what it is exactly that I own?" In...

Fortune: I Want My CEO TV!updated: Mon Nov 26 2001 00:01:00

It was weird enough when Jeff Bezos popped up in ads for Taco Bell. But when Bill Gates recently made a special guest appearance on Frasier, it kept us up at night. What's to stop all of corporate ...

FSB: Big Breaks or Dumb Luck? Two entrepreneurs make the most of their good fortune.updated: Mon Oct 01 2001 00:01:00

What happens when a small book publisher's first release happens to be Jeff Bezos' favorite kids' book? Or when the baseball bat that a clever carpenter whittles in his garage turns out to be Barry...

Fortune: How To Burn A Bridgeupdated: Mon Aug 13 2001 00:01:00

Ex-Amazon employee Mike Daisey (right) waited the requisite year for his nondisclosure agreement to expire before skewering the cult--er, culture--Jeff Bezos created. His one-man show, 21 Dog Years...

Fortune: I'm Betting On Amazon.comupdated: Mon Apr 30 2001 00:01:00

Here's fair warning: I'm going to say nice things about Amazon.com. The carnage has gotten bad enough that I've heard people say that only one Net business will be left standing--eBay. In other wor...

Fortune: How Much Is A Ton Of Money Worth?updated: Mon Apr 16 2001 00:01:00

A ton of money sounds like an incomprehensible amount--more than Jeff Bezos lost all day!--but how much is 2,000 pounds really worth? Naturally the answer depends on the kind of money you're weighi...

Money Magazine: Amazon's Juggling Act The e-tailer made all the right moves in 2000. It even did well during the holidays. So with the stock dowupdated: Thu Mar 01 2001 00:01:00

Back in November, just as its crucial Christmas season was getting under way, Amazon.com invited reporters to its gussied-up warehouse in Fernley, Nev. We'd see the e-tailer's new distribution syst...

Fortune: Beautiful Dreamer Jeff Bezos has slashed costs, imposed discipline, and worked like hell to turn Amazon into updated: Mon Dec 18 2000 00:01:00

A year ago, getting Jeff Bezos to talk about making money was a bit like getting Bill Clinton to define sex. Last fall, when asked when he thought Amazon.com would turn a profit, he hemmed, hawed, ...

Money Magazine: Et Tu, Amazon? A consumer wises up.updated: Wed Nov 01 2000 00:01:00

Maybe I was just naive.

Money Magazine: The Internet Evolutionupdated: Wed Nov 01 2000 00:01:00

Robert Gordon, a professor of social sciences at Northwestern University, recently penned a study that questions whether the Internet deserves a place alongside the great innovations of the Industr...

Fortune: My Dot-Com Is Choking--What Do I Do?updated: Mon Oct 30 2000 00:01:00

Your startup is gasping for air, and there's not an angel investor in sight. Don't panic. Clip and save these simple steps, and you may yet be able to bring your venture back from the brink of bank...

Fortune: CEO In Motion Jeff Bezos' right-hand man recently left Amazon for a new dot-com. Here's how he did in his updated: Mon Sep 04 2000 00:01:00

Just 15 months ago Joseph Galli Jr. was near the top of every executive recruiter's Most Wanted list. In 19 years the marketing star had risen to the de facto No. 2 spot at Black & Decker--as high ...

Fortune: Drop and Give me 50: Internet Boot Camp Daunted by the challenges of e-business? Maybe you need to toughen up with some basic trupdated: Mon Mar 20 2000 00:01:00

It was billed as an e-commerce boot camp--a two-day immersion in the lessons of the New Economy. About 50 people attended the event, which was held in San Francisco in late February and was organiz...

Fortune: To Cash Out? Or Not To Cash Out? That's the dilemma facing CEOs of hot dot-coms. Some don't worry about it.updated: Mon Mar 20 2000 00:01:00

In the annals of Internet shamelessNess, there are few more egregious examples of Net moguls scrambling to make a quick buck at the expense of ordinary investors than that of Philip Kives, the long...

Fortune: The Big Score For greed and glory, some of the best FORTUNE 500 managers have leaped to dot-coms. Here's how nine have fared in updated: Mon Feb 07 2000 00:01:00

Last summer Joe Galli played the tug of war between the old economy and the new--and won big. In June, Galli, who had fled Black & Decker after having clashed with CEO Nolan Archibald and lost the ...

Fortune: They're Hot (Or Not). In 2000, They're People To Watchupdated: Mon Jan 10 2000 00:01:00

These are interesting times. And no, we don't consider that a curse. The business world that FORTUNE writes about has in recent years become strikingly less stodgy, less predictable, and more reple...

Fortune: Bezos on Buffett Skeptical of Internet mania, the founder and CEO of Amazon.com is spreading the gospel updated: Mon Nov 22 1999 00:01:00

Warren Buffett doesn't mention the Internet on these pages. But he does talk about two other transforming industries that failed to reward investors over time: autos and aviation. Only a fool would...

Fortune: Amazon vs. Everybody Forget Amazon vs. Barnes & Noble, Amazon vs. eBay, even Amazon vs. Wal-Mart. This company has bigger plupdated: Mon Nov 08 1999 00:01:00

On the morning of Sept. 28, Amazon.com announced that on the morning of Sept. 29 it planned to make an "announcement significantly affecting the world of e-commerce." From Wall Street to Silicon Va...

Fortune: Category Killers They left their competitors with nowhere to hide.updated: Mon Sep 27 1999 00:01:00

Lest you think the Internet spawned this consumer-friendly age of direct, hassle-free retailing, consider the legendary General Robert Wood. Director of construction for the Panama Canal, he was th...

Fortune: 7 Selling To Consumers Amazon.comupdated: Mon May 24 1999 00:01:00

Back in 1994, when Jeff Bezos chucked his job at hedge fund D.E. Shaw in New York City and headed west to open the Web store that would become Amazon.com, he hadn't thought through all the details....

Fortune: How To Be A Great E-CEO The leaders of today's hottest companies don't stop to deliberate. They act--and at updated: Mon May 24 1999 00:01:00

Internet time--no exaggeration, this stuff moves so fast, you gotta figure out a way to clone yourself. We're doing a deal a minute--raising money, signing affiliates, negotiating content, hiring p...

Money Magazine: Internet Insanity Is this tulipmania? Or are we witnessing the birth of a revolutionary new industry that can make you rich?updated: Fri Jan 01 1999 00:01:00

Can we talk? This Internet thing has gotten crazy. Unknown little companies go public and bam!, their share prices shoot up like starbursts. Whoever heard of eBay or Ticketmaster Online-Citysearch ...

Fortune: Is Competition Closing In On Amazon.com? After Amazon.com CEO Jeff Bezos nixed a partnership with Bertelsmann, the German media updated: Mon Nov 09 1998 00:01:00

Earlier this year Jeff Bezos, billionaire founder of Amazon.com, had a dilemma. He could join forces with Bertelsmann AG to expand his business. Or he could go it alone, knowing full well that the ...

Fortune: Hello, My Name Is Croesusupdated: Mon Aug 03 1998 00:01:00

July's rally around Internet stocks added two new names--Jerry Yang and David Filo--to America's growing list of Gen X billionaires.

Fortune: WHY BARNES & NOBLE MAY CRUSH AMAZON SELLING BOOKS ONLINE WAS A NEAT CONCEPT. THE NATION'S LEADING BOOKSTORE IS TURNING IT INupdated: Mon Sep 29 1997 00:01:00

No company has done more to show how the Web overturns conventional assumptions about distribution than Amazon.com. After just two years, this Web pioneer (www.amazon.com) is selling $110-million-a...

Fortune: THE NEXT BIG THING: A BOOKSTORE? AMAZON.COM IS LEADING A WAVE OF DIGITAL SHOPS OUT TO INVADE ESTABLISHED INDUSTRIES. THEY NEED Nupdated: Mon Dec 09 1996 00:01:00

Back in 1994, Jeff Bezos was a young senior vice president on the rise at a thriving Wall Street hedge fund. But when the explosive growth of the World Wide Web caught his eye, he saw an even bigge...

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