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5 hrs ago | SFGate

Authors challenge Amazona s board of directors

Authors United, the group of writers who took on Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos in an open letter last month, has upped the ante, urging Amazon's board of directors to oppose the company's boycott of Hachette authors. "Amazon's tactics have caused us profound anguish and outrage," reads the new Authors United letter , addressed to the company's board members and posted this morning on Authors United's website.

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Related Topix: Amazon, Computers, Ingram Micro, Startups, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers

9 hrs ago | Investopedia

Jeff Bezos

Self-made billionaire Jeff Bezos is the founder of online retail giant Amazon.com. Born in 1964 in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Bezos was raised by his mother and stepfather.

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Related Topix: Amazon, Media, IT Services, Audible, Albuquerque, NM, Electrical Engineering, Science

10 hrs ago | Seeking Alpha

The $1 Billion CFO Quiz And Other Developments

Not all of the developments are negative, but taken as a whole there is a surprising conclusion to be drawn. I have been away on vacation, and in the meantime, a lot of stuff has happened at Amazon.com .

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Related Topix: Amazon, Media, IT Services, Audible, Apple, Startups

14 hrs ago | Business Journal

Hachette authors take aim at Amazon's board

The authors' letter, according to the New York Times, will warn the board that Amazon's current battle with Hachette is harming Amazon's corporate reputation and image. "If this is how Amazon continues to treat the literary community, how long will the company's fine reputation last?" the authors ask Amazon board members, in the letter.

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Related Topix: Amazon, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Charitable Organizations

Fri Sep 12, 2014

Greenwich Citizen

Warren Buffett, Oprah Winfrey, Mark Zuckerberg, And Other Top CEOs Name Their Favorite Books

The most powerful people in business spend much of their limited free time on a quiet, contemplative pursuit - reading books. For example, the third-richest person in the world, Warren Buffett , says he spends 80% of his day tearing through the written word.

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Wed Sep 10, 2014

The Washington Post

China has big stakes in Alibaba mega-IPO

Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba has launched the marketing "roadshow" for a $21 billion-plus initial public offering to take place this month. If all goes according to the company's plans, it could be the biggest IPO in Wall Street history.

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Related Topix: Alibaba, Internet, Science / Technology, Marketing, Hunch, Amazon, Opinion

The Motley Fool

Amazon Drops Its Fire Phone to $0.99 -- Was It the Right Move?

A recent third-party estimate puts its first-month sales total at a paltry 35,000 units. And while the company doesn't specifically release sales figures -- Amazon is notoriously closed-lipped about device sales figures -- the company appeared to acknowledge its woes by lowering to price to $0.99 from $200 with a two-year contract from exclusive carrier AT&T .

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Related Topix: Amazon, Kindle, iPod touch App, iPad App, iPhone and iPad App, iPhone App, iPhone

Seeking Alpha

Alibaba Grabs The IPO Money But The Future Belongs To Jeff Bezos And Amazon China

While Alibaba touts itself and raises $20bn from US investors, Jeff Bezos is busy in China with his Alibaba-killer business. Amazon in typical style reveals nothing about its strategy or operations in China.

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Related Topix: Amazon, Alibaba, Taobao

Tue Sep 09, 2014

VentureBeat

Apple Watch is ugly and boring

Steve Jobs once looked at a Segway in a very exclusive pre-unveiling of inventor Dean Kamen's machine, together with legendary investor John Doerr and Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, and told the Segway inventors that their incredible, amazing, wonderful new world-changing personal transporter "sucked." "It's shape is not innovative, it's not elegant, it doesn't feel anthropomorphic," he told them, hitting his three key design criteria.

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Related Topix: Apple, Startups, Steve Jobs, Automakers, Segway, Inventions, Science / Technology, Amazon

[H]ard OCP

Should Bezos Apologize For 99 Cent Fire Phone?

What do you think? Should Jeff Bezos apologize ? Maybe he should hand out some Amazon gift cards to early adopters to smooth things over? Amazon's move to drop the price of its Fire Phone to 99 cents with a two year contract tells you all you need to know about how the device is selling, the company's business model and how it'll screw early adopters. But Amazon's Fire Phone may have just set a new benchmark for price depreciation.

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Mon Sep 08, 2014

The Jewish Journal

Brands like Yelp, Amazon and Uber make lousy lovers

It's a trick question. They all belong. In recent days, they've all been making it harder for their fans to love them.

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Related Topix: Amazon, $9.99

Silicon Alley Insider

Amazon Is Under Attack Like Never Before

With founder and CEO Jeff Bezos at the helm, Amazon forgoes profits, endures slim margins, and relentlessly prioritizes customers. Bezos snuffs out competition with low prices, and takes a hardline in negotiations companies that want to sell products on Amazon.

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Pacific Daily News

The battle over e-book pricing

By now everyone who is interested in the Amazon vs. Hachette battle has read about the feud ad nauseam. The fighting is all about e-book pricing, and both sides have come up with valid reasons why e-books should or shouldn't be priced lower than paperbacks.

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Related Topix: Amazon, Opinion

The Motley Fool

Amazon Fire Phone Isn't Going to Succeed With This iPhone Strategy

That arrangement was good for the wireless carrier, as, according to website BGR , the company went from trailing then category-leader Verizon by 4% in 2007, when the iPhone launched, to leading by 5% in the first quarter of 2012 -- a year after Verizon added the iPhone. Though it may have cost Apple sales to keep its phone exclusive to AT&T for so long, the company was paid for the deal, and tens of millions of phones were sold.

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Related Topix: Amazon, Kindle, iPad App, iPhone App, iPod touch App, iPhone and iPad App, Strategy, Electronic, Startups, Apple

Sun Sep 07, 2014

Seeking Alpha

Everything You Need To Know About Amazon

Profitless Ponzi scheme, or the greatest company in the world led by an absolute genius? Amazon is a polarizing company. Quarter after quarter, as it grows ever larger gobbling up categories and adding businesses, Amazon manages to produce exactly no profit.

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Journal Gazette

Amazon charts course for smooth transition

Olsavsky, 51, Amazon's vice president of finance for the global consumer business, will work with Szkutak over the next 10 months ahead of the transition, the Seattle company said last week.

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Finextra Research news

Amazon launch a credit card - This will EXPLODE! - community blog from Derek Corcoran

Amazon, the world's largest online retailer, has just launched a credit card. And given the $75bn in 2013 sales , the Card divisions of all banks should be concerned.

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Journal Gazette

Amazon charts course for smooth transition

Olsavsky, 51, Amazon's vice president of finance for the global consumer business, will work with Szkutak over the next 10 months ahead of the transition, the Seattle company said last week.

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Related Topix: Amazon, Cloud Computing, Science / Technology

Sat Sep 06, 2014

Customer Interaction Solutions

Founder of Stratasys' MakerBot unit will step aside [Star Tribune (Minneapolis) :: ]

Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Sept. 06--The co-founder of Stratasys Ltd.'s consumer 3-D printing subsidiary, MakerBot, will step down as its leader later this year and take another role in the parent company.

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Related Topix: Stratasys, Computers, Computer-Aided Design, Manufacturing and Engineering, Software, Publishing, Media, Star Tribune, Minneapolis, MN, Inventions, Science / Technology, Amazon

Fri Sep 05, 2014

The Washington Post

Amazon Secures $2 Billion Credit Line

Amazon.com Inc. has secured a $2 billion credit facility, which could give Chief Executive Officer Jeff Bezos more leeway to boost the Web retailer's investments in new businesses. The credit agreement with Bank of America Corp. is for two years and could be extended for another three with approval, Amazon said in a regulatory filing today.

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Related Topix: Amazon, Business News

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