Jeff Bezos

Amazon Admits Video Isn't Carrying Its Own Weight

As the company overhauls its original content strategy, the business model underpinning it is being stretched more than ever before.<p><b>Amazon.com</b> …

Investing

This huge Kindle promotion with Alibaba shows Amazon’s shrinking ambition in China

Amazon at one time thought it could really compete with Alibaba. No longer.<p>There was a time when Amazon thought it could be a real e-commerce competitor to Alibaba in China. That time appears to be over.<p>The latest sign: Amazon is running a giant Kindle promotion across Alibaba’s shopping sites in …

Technology

Sprint, T-Mobile on Verge of Merger

Deal would combine third and fourth biggest mobile providers in the U.S.<p>T-Mobile and Sprint are closing in on an agreement to merge the two wireless …

Entertainment

Why Toronto may not be the best place for Amazon’s new HQ: Wells

I’m not being comprehensive here, but you get the idea.<p>“On the housing supply front, there are cities that have produced excess housing units, and …

Canadian News

Here's What Richard Branson, Oprah, and Jeff Bezos Would Do Differently If They Could Go Back in Time

What advice would you offer yourself?<p>What advice would you give to your younger self? Successful entrepreneurs spend some time reflecting on their past and thinking about the future. Here's what Richard Branson, Oprah, and Jeff Bezos shared.<p>"Screw it. Get on and do it" was Richard Branson's call to …

Success

Billionaire Jeff Bezos says being smart isn't enough—you also need this to be successful

As a kid, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos learned an important lesson from his grandfather: Kindness is just as important as intelligence in order to be …

Amazon

America needs Amazon more than Amazon needs America

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has been busy visiting the 50 US states this year, a tour designed to mitigate damage to his company’s image among typical Americans as it’s scrutinized for its alleged ties to Russian meddling in the 2016 US election. Google, under tremendous public pressure, fired …

Fortune 500

The 8 Cities Least Likely to Land Amazon’s New Headquarters

Amazon, as you may have heard, needs another base of operations. Rather than pick the best geographic location, Jeff Bezos dangled a substantial …

Amazon

The Jobs And Degrees Most Likely To Make You A Billionaire

Becoming a billionaire is somewhat less likely than being struck by lightning. But for those who harbour this grand ambition, a new study has some …

Canadian News

Here's what 20 of the most popular brand names really mean

You're wearing your favourite Nike sneakers and Lululemon pants when you head to the mall to do some shopping at the Gap. On your way there you grab …

Rolex

The first jobs of billionaires like Warren Buffett and Jeff Bezos

Filed under: Finance, Business, People<p>It's hard to imagine a billionaire selling sandwiches, flipping burgers or stocking shelves, but many of the world’s wealthiest people actually came from very humble beginnings. They might be flying in private jets and running successful companies now, but …

Wealth

Amazon Says It Will Create 2,000 Jobs With a New Office in New York City

Amazon just announced it will create more than 2,000 new jobs in New York City over the next three years as it plans to open a massive new office in …

Business

Introducing the Amazon HQ2 Thirst Tracker

<i>Over the next several weeks,</i> The Ringer <i>will be documenting the various desperate strategies cities are using in the competition to land Amazon’s</i> …

Cities

Why Massachusetts Shouldn’t Play 'Let’s Make A Deal' With Amazon

Support the news<p>Commentary<p><i>Like what you read here? Sign up for our twice-weekly newsletter.</i><p>In capitalist theory, businesses fly or flop on their …

Amazon

Calgary wants your help preparing a formal pitch for Amazon's second headquarters

Calgary is formally preparing a response to Amazon’s request for proposals for locating its second corporate headquarters and is hoping to get an …

Amazon

Amazon primer - a critical examination of the crossover between retail and aviation

This is a viewpoint from Alexander von Bernstorff, director of airline solutions at InterRES.<p>There is still a lot of noise around NDC, and the idea …

Airlines

'Forbes' Touts Centennial Magazine Issue

In a tough media environment, it’s a feat when a magazine turns 100.<p><i>Forbes</i> today unveiled its special centennial issue, with essays, lessons and …

Advertising Industry

Warren Buffett Reveals His Pick For Greatest Living Business Mind

Warren Buffett has influenced countless investors and philanthropists thanks to his storied investing career, his pledge to donate nearly all of his wealth to charity and his co-creation of the Giving Pledge to encourage other billionaires to do the same. But speaking at the annual Forbes 400 …

Wealth

Inside Jeff Bezos’s $5 Billion Bet That Amazon Can Win India

It’s mere weeks to the festival of Diwali, the season of lavish, reckless consumption, and in a cavernous warehouse minutes from the Hyderabad …

India

Jeff Bezos tried to bring Satya Nadella to Amazon over a decade ago

In the time since Satya Nadella replaced Steve Ballmer as Microsoft boss in 2014, the company has experienced a resurgence that’s seen its market …

Microsoft

Amazon is making noise in pharma these days — here's what it could all mean

An investment bank's report that Amazon is tip-toeing around the pharmacy space sent Wall Street scrambling to understand CEO Jeff Bezos' next move.<p>Analysts at Leerink Partners wrote that Amazon may be in discussions with mid-sized pharmacy benefit managers "in an effort to get into various …

Business

Is Apple a Day 2 Company? -- The Motley Fool

Amazon chief Jeff Bezos has a warning for companies that stop innovating. Apple should listen up.<p><i>"I've been reminding people that it's Day 1 for a</i> …

Stocks

‘Did I miss something?’: Vancouver councillors skeptical on Amazon bid | The Province

Not everyone at Vancouver city hall seems as excited as the mayor about the city’s prospects of luring Amazon to open a second headquarters here.<p>But …

Vancouver

Why Amazon's tax bill is puny compared to rivals

Amazon (AMZN) may be one of the largest corporate giants in the U.S., but its tax bill pales in comparison to some of the other top Fortune 500 companies, a new analysis shows.<p>Despite having a market cap of more than $470 billion and ranking 12 on the Fortune 500 list, the e-commerce company has …

United States

Buffett calls pessimists about United States 'out of their mind'

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Uncertainty about how the United States will cope with growing tumult in the world has not dampened Warren Buffett’s optimism for the country’s prospects over the long term -- even 100 years into the future.<p>“Whenever I hear people talk pessimistically about this country, I …

Warren Buffett

Amazon primed for Premier League rights bid

Description Chelsea celebrate after winning the 2016-17 Premier League titleCredits Michael Regan/Getty ImagesAlt Text Chelsea, Premier League …

Soccer

How to Bring Amazon to Boston

Five Elevator Pitches for Bringing Amazon to Boston<p>How some of the city’s brightest design and development experts would sell Jeff Bezos on …

Boston

Jeff Bezos says the technique he uses to keep from wasting time at meetings can seem 'strange' to new employees

We've all been there: wasting precious time as we sit in a meeting that is heading nowhere fast.<p>There are lots of reasons this happens, but many times it comes down to a lack of preparation. Think about it: You can send an agenda in advance, you can provide all the resources your team needs for a …

Amazon

Jeff Bezos: The Secret To Keeping Millions Of Customers Satisfied

We’re in the midst of a gigantic transition, where customers have incredible power as a result of transparency and word of mouth. It used to be that if you made a customer happy, they would tell five friends. Now with the megaphone of the internet, whether online customer reviews or social media, …

Fortune 500

American Cities Are Embarrassingly Thirsty for Amazon’s Next Headquarters

Earlier this month, Amazon announced that it might build a second, sprawling “campus” (tech for “office park”) for thousands of employees … …

Fortune 500