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All About Amazon.com Corporation

This selective archive of news and commentary is intended to help readers gain a better understanding of this hugely influential corporation. Contact us if you seek information on a particular aspect of Amazon’s operations.

Amazon’s planned purchase of Whole Foods has generated long-overdue analysis of the corporation’s threat to market competition. For in-depth analysis on this front, we recommend Amazon’s Antitrust Paradox and Amazon’s Tightening Grip.

Recent Headlines

The HQ2 Scam: How Amazon Used a Bidding War to Scrape Cities’ Data
David Dayen, In These Times, November 9, 2018

How Robots and Drones Will Change Retail Forever
Christopher Mims, Wall Street Journal, October 15, 2018

Bezos Unbound: What He Plans to Conquer Next
Randall Lane, Forbes, September 4, 2018

Amazon’s Anti-union Training Video Goes Public
Bryan Menegu, Gizmodo, September 26, 2018

European Union Probes Anti-competitive Threat of Amazon’s Dual Role as Platform and Merchant 
Adam Satariano, New York Times, September 19, 2018

Amazon Isn’t Paying Its Electric Bills. You Might Be
Mya Frazier, Bloomberg Businessweek, August 20, 2018

How Online Shopping and Cheap Goods Are Turning Us into Hoarders
Alana Semuels, The Atlantic, August 21, 2018

Jeff Bezos’s $150 Billion Fortune Is a Policy Failure
Annie Lowrey, The Atlantic, August 1, 2018

Amazon’s War on Outdoor Gear
Mya Frazier, Outside, July 11, 2018

How Amazon’s Parasitic Procurement Contracts Will Cost Taxpayers
David Dayen, in These Times, July 10, 2018

The ‘Amazon Tax’ Ruling: Disrupting the Disruptors?
David Dayen, Capital & Main, July 10, 2018

Report: Amazon’s Next Frontier: Your City’s Purchasing
Institute for Local Self-Reliance, , 2018

I Delivered Packages for Amazon and It Was a Nightmare
Alana Semuels,  The Atlantic, June 25, 2018

Amazon Workers Demand Jeff Bezos Cancel Face Recognition Contracts With Law Enforcement
Kate Conger, Gizmodo, June 21, 2018,

On Amazon’s Time (pressuring of employees and time theft)
Bryan Menegus, Gizmodo, June 14, 2018,

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Impact on Employment, Local Business and Communities

Amazon Is a Top Employer of SNAP Recipients in at Least Five States
H. Claire Brown, April 19, 2018, New Food Economy 

Amazon Tops List of Corporations Importing Workers
Sarah A. Obrien, Aprll 19, 2018 CNN Tech

What Amazon Does to Poor Cities
Alana Semuels, February 2, 2018, The Atlantic

170,000 Fewer Retail Jobs — and 75,000 More Amazon Robots
Dave Edwards & Helen Edwards, December 4, 2017, Quartz

Kea Wilson & Charles Marohn debate the impacts of Amazon from an urbanist perspective
Strong Towns blog, April 24, 2017

Local Governments Are Increasingly Buying from Amazon. Here’s Why They Need to Stop.
Olivia LaVecchia. Institute for Local Self-Reliance. April 4, 2017

Amazon’s Ambitions Unboxed: Brick & Mortar Stores Galore
Nick Wingfield, New York Times, March 25, 2017

Comparison of Wages: Amazon versus other warehouse jobs
Olivia LaVecchia, Institute for Local Self-Reliance, February 2, 2017

Amazon to Add 100,000 Jobs as Bricks-and-Mortar Retail Crumbles
Nelson Schwartz, Nick Winfield, New York Times, January 12, 2017

How Amazon’s Tightening Grip on the Economy Is Stifling Competition, Eroding Jobs, and Threatening Communities
Olivia LaVecchia and Stacy Mitchell, Institute for Local Self-Reliance, November 29, 2016

Amazon Planning to Open Thousands of Grocery Stores
Eugene Kim, Business Insider, October 26, 2016

Amazon’s Newest Ambition: Competing Directly with UPS and Fedex
Greg Bensinger and Laura Stevens, Wall Street Journal, September 27, 2016

Will Amazon Kill FedEx?
Devin Leonard, Bloomberg BusinessWeek, August 31, 2016

Amazon Warehouses Prove Infertile Soil for Unions, So Far
Nick Wingfield, New York Times, May 17, 2016

Amazon to Open Hundreds of Actual Bookstores?
By AMIBA staff, February 2, 2016

Amazon and Empty Storefronts
Study by Civic Economics, January 25, 2016

Amazon.com Opens First Brick and Mortar Bookstore
By AMIBA staff, November 3, 2015

Life as an Amazon Bicycle Courier: Steep Hills and Even Steeper Expectations
By Jacob Demmitt, Geekwire, September 24, 2015

Amazon’s Next Plan for Killing Retail Jobs: Automated Stores
By Jason Del Rey, Recode, March 30, 2015

Amazon Seeks to Become Portal for Sevice Providers
The Economist, March 30, 2015

Amazon Spends and Grows, but Still Wants for Money
By David Streitfeld, New York Times, October 23, 2014

At Amazon, It’s All About Cash Flow
By Justin Fox, Harvard Business Review, October 20, 2014

Amazon’s Monopsony Is Not O.K.
By Paul Krugman, New York Times, October 20, 2014. Counterpoints by an Amazon advocate.

Why We Need to Break Up Amazon…And How to Do It
By Matt Stroller, Medium.com, October 16, 2014

Amazon.com Creates 5,000 Jobs, Destroys 25,000 in the Process?
By Alex Daley, Casey Research

Amazon Sales Take Hit in States With Online Tax, Report Shows
By Adam Satariano, Bloomberg BNA, April 22, 2014

Amazon.com, Predatory Pricing and Small Business (3rd of 3-part series) by Christopher Zara, International Business Times, December 20, 2013

Amazon: 20 Years and No Profits, but Investors Don’t Seem To Care*
(1st of 3-part series) by Meagan Clark and Angelo Young, International Business Times, December 18, 2013

Amazon.com Makes 2.5 million Price Changes Every Day
Profitero, December 11, 2013

Amazon’s Investments in Technology Shape the Future for Retailers Everywhere
By George Anders, Technology Review, November 7, 2013

Amazon.com and the President’s Blind Spot on Job Creation
By Jeff Milchen, Bloomberg Businessweek, July 31, 2013

The Truth About Amazon and Job Creation*
By Stacy Mitchell, ILSR, July 30, 2013

Amazon Inc. Recruits Customers to Spy on Competitors
By AMIBA, December 2011. Related interest: Seven Ways to Counter “Showrooming”,  November, 2012*

Amazon a Virtual No-show in Hometown Philanthropy
By Amy Martinez & Kristin Heim, The Seattle Times, March 31, 2012

Amazon Price Check Flap Is No Strategic Blunder
By Janet Novack, Forbes, December 12, 2011

Amazon Price Check May Be Evil but It’s the Future
By Erik Kain, Forbes, January 14, 2011

Impact on Authors, Readers & Publishing

An Indie Bookseller’s Advice for Jeff Bezos
B.J. Hegedus, Los Angeles Times, August 14, 2017

Amazon’s Book Monopoly
(video of panel discussion) January 27, 2016 Hosted by New America Foundation A long (3 hr) video, but recommended discussion for those digging deep into this issue

Authors, Booksellers and Others Call on DOJ to Investigate Amazon’s Abuse of Market Power
Authors United, American Booksellers Assoc., July 13, 2015     Amazon-box-downtownNEW

What if Authors Were Paid Every Time Someone Turned a Page?
By Peter Wayner, The Atlantic, June 20, 2015

Is Amazon.com Good for Readers? A Live Debate
(video) Presented by Intelligence Squared. January 23, 2015

The War of the Words (How Amazon Became Literary Enemy No. 1)
By Keith Gessen, Vanity Fair, December 2014 issue

Amazon Can’t Discount the Power of Community
By Betsy Burton, Salt Lake Tribune, August 16, 2014 (Burton serves on AMIBA’s Advisory Board)

Hachette CEO Replies to Emails Generated by Amazon.com
By Todd Bishop, Geekwire, August 10, 2014

Plot Thickens as 900 Writers Battle Amazon
By David Streitfeld, New York Times, August 7, 2014 (Authors’ letter here)

Amazon.com Statement Re Hachette / Amazon Business Interruption
By Amazon.com Inc., posted here June 1, 2014

Bringing Down the Hachette
By Evan Hughes, Slate, May 30, 2014

As Publishers Fight Amazon, Books Vanish
By David Streitfeld and Melissa Eddy, The New York Times, May 23, 2014

Amazon Sabotages Sales of Publisher
By David Streitfeld, New York Times, May 14, 2014

Cheap Words: Amazon is Good for Customers. But is it Good for Books?*
By George Packer, The New Yorker, February 17, 2014

Amazon Offer Met With Chilly Reaction From Indies
By Sydney Jarrard, American Booksellers Association, November 7, 2013

Indie Booksellers’ Concerns Snubbed by Obama
By Arit John, The Atlantic Wire, August 28, 2013

As Competition Wanes, Amazon Cuts Back Discounts
By David Streitfeld, New York Times, July 4, 2013

Amazon’s $1 Million Secret
By Alexander Zaitchik, Salon, April 8, 2013

Do You Truly Own Your E-book?
By Laura Miller, Salon, February 28, 2013

Justice Department Abets Amazon’s E-Book Monopoly
By Stacy Mitchell, ILSR, June 20, 2012

The Amazon Effect
By Steve Wasserman, The Nation, May 29, 2012

Amazon.com Trying to Wring Deep Discounts from Publishers
By Amy Martinez, The Seattle Times, April 1, 2012

Amazon Bullies Independent Publishers
By Denise Johnson, Melville House, February 24, 2012

Author Discovers Amazon Can Reprice His Books and Cut His Royalties at Will
By Cory Doctorow, boing boing, February 26, 2012

Amazon Yanks 5,000 Titles from Independent Publishers Group, a Chicago Book Distributor
By Corilyn Shropshire, Chicago Tribune, February 23, 2012

Publishing’s Ecosystem on the Brink: The Backstory
Authors Guild, January 31, 2012

Why Publishers, Not Amazon, Should Set Book Prices
By Stacy Mitchell, ILSR, June 23, 2011

Hold the Applause for Amazon.com
By Jeff Milchen, AlterNet, August 12, 2005*

Subsidies & Sales Tax Avoidance

The Facts on Amazon.com and Sales Tax Collection (as of March 2018)
AMIBA staff, April 4, 2018

Amazon Inc. Paid No Federal Income Taxes in 2017, Gets $789 Million Windfall from New Tax Law
Matthew Gardner, February 13, 2018, ITEP

Ohio Taxpayers Paying the Price for Amazon’s Corporate Welfare
Mya Frazier, Bloomberg Businessweek, October 26, 2017

Direct Subsidies to Amazon Inc. Now Top $1 Billion
Update of Good Jobs First “Amazon Tracker,” June 15, 2017

Amazon Close to Breaking Wal-Mart Record for Subsidies
Michael J. Bologna, Bloomberg BNA, March 20, 2017

Why Governments Should Stop Subsidizing Amazon’s Distribution Network (pdf)
Good Jobs First, December 2016

Is Amazon’s Strategy Tax Avoidance or Criminal Tax Evasion?
Simon Marks, Newsweek.com, July 12, 2016

Amazon Ends Tax Dodge Tactic in Several European Nations

Franklin Foer Confuses Amazon’s Subsidies From the Government With Profits
By Dean Baker, Beat the Press blog, October 10, 2014

Member of British Parliament Calls for Amazon Boycott Over Tax Dodging

By Juliette Garside, The Guardian, May 10, 2014

The Latest on the Amazon Tax in States, Courts and Congress
By Penelope Lemov, Government Technology, October 25, 2013

Amazon’s (Not So Secret) War on Taxes
(link to overview by Columbia Journalism Review) by Peter Elkind with Doris Burke, Fortune, June 10, 2013

Inside Amazon’s Tax Fight
By Peter Elkind, CNN Money, May 23, 2013

After 20 Years, Congress May Finally Pass Internet Sales Tax. Is it Too Late?
By Stacy Mitchell, ILSR, May 13, 2013

Amazon’s Sales-Tax Victory: How the Internet Giant and a Supine Congress Delayed Online Taxes…
By Jacob Weisburg, Slate, April 30, 2013

Amazon.com Collects $304 Million in State Subsidies (2007-2012 only)
New York Times research report

Amazon’s Billion-Dollar Tax Shield
By Tom Bergin, Reuters, December 6, 2012

As Tax-Free Sales Go, Amazon Looks to Speed, Convenience
By Amy Martinez, Seattle Times, Sep. 1, 2012

Loophole for Cheap Labor: Amazon Accused of Systematic Job Subsidy Abuse
By Janko Tietz, Speigel Online, November 28, 2011

To Help Main Street, Close the Internet Sales Tax Loophole
By Jeff Milchen, Bloomberg Businessweek, April 28, 2011

Impact on Third-Party Sellers

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Note: Please don’t confuse Amazon Inc’s Smile marketing program with charity. Smile is a straight sales commission contract whereby organizations marketing Amazon links receive a percentage of sales referred by their website.

How Merchants Use Facebook to Flood Amazon with Fake Reviews
Elizabeth Dwoskin and Craig Timberg, April 23, 2018, The Washington Post

Amazon Lets Counterfeiters Wreak Havoc on Artists and Small Businesses
Ari Levy, CNBC, May 25, 2016

Is Amazon Undercutting Third-Party Sellers Using Their Own Data?
By George Anderson, Forbes.com, October 30, 2014

Wholesale Slaughter? Amazon.com Moves Into B2B Sales
By Clare O’Connor, Forbes, May 26, 2014 issue

Amazon Ramps Up $13.9 Billion Warehouse Building Spree
By Danielle Kucera, Bloomberg News, August 19, 2013

While Espousing Support for Sales Tax Fairness, Amazon Continues Bullying States, Affiliates
(description, not article title) By Mark Davis, Kansas City Star, August 16, 2013

Amazon Sellers Complain of Tied-Up Payments, Account Shutdowns
By Amy Martinez, Seattle Times, November 17, 2012

From Warehouse to Powerhouse
By Barney Jopson, Financial Times, July 8, 2012

Competing With Amazon on Amazon
By Greg Bensinger, Wall Street Journal, June 27, 2012

Working Conditions & Environment

Postal-Service Workers Are Shouldering the Burden for Amazon
Jake Bittle, February 21, 2018, The Nation

Bezos Wants to Give More To Charity. He Should Pay His Workers First
Frederick Kunkle, Huffington Post, September 1, 2017

Amazon Inc’s Labor Law Dodge: Treating Delivery Drivers as Contractors
Natalie Kitroeff, Los Angeles Times, December 16, 2016

Mayor Vows to Sue Amazon Over Violating Agreement, Creating Traffic Gridlock
By Cristina Rojas, NJ.com, December 2, 2015

“Prime Now” Drivers Sue Amazon for Labor Law Violations
By Joe Mullin, ARS Technica, October 28, 2015

5 Things Local Officials Need to Know About Amazon Warehouses
Institute for Local Self-Reliance fact sheet, October 22, 2015

Life as an Amazon Bicycle Courier: Steep Hills and Even Steeper Expectations
By Jacob Demmitt, Geekwire, September 24, 2015

The Amazonization of Everything
By David Golumbia, Jacobin, August 15, 2015

Inside Amazon: Wrestling Big Ideas in a Bruising Workplace
By J. Kantor & D. Streitfeld, NY Times, August 15, 2015 See also Jeff Bezos’ response and analysis

Amazon’s Workforce: Diversity Among Warehouse Laborers, but White Males Run the Show at Headquarters
By Jay Greene, Seattle Times, August 14, 2015

Inside Amazon’s Warehouse, Human-Robot Symbiosis
MIT Technology Review, July 7, 2015

What Is Amazon Really Delivering?
By Jessica Bruder, Reuters, June 17, 2015

Amazon Inc. Forces Low-wage Workers to Sign Non-compete Agreements
By Josh Lowensohn, The Verge, March 26, 2015 Note: Amazon promptly ended the practice once it was publicized

Supreme Court Rules Against Worker Pay for Screenings in Amazon Case
By Adam Liptak, New York Times, December 9, 2014

Unlike Other Tech Giants, Amazon Doubles Down on Coal
By David Pomerantz, Clean Technica, November 11, 2014

Amazon.com’s Workers: Is This the Future?
(2nd of 3-part series) by Angelo Young, International Business Times, December 19, 2013

Amazon Faces Strike Threat in Germany Over Pay, Conditions
By Victoria Bryan, Reuters, April 29, 2013

Amazon Under Fire Over Alleged Worker Abuse in Germany
By Carol Matlack, Bloomberg Businessweek, Februrary 19, 2013

Amazon Warehouse Jobs Push Workers to Physical Limit
By Hal Bernton and Susan Kelleher, Seattle Times, April 3, 2012

Inside Amazon’s Warehouse
By Spencer Soper, Allentown Morning Call, September 18, 2011

Amazon: Overview and Analysis

Prime Numbers: Amazon and American Communities
April 2018, Civic Economics

The Two-pizza Rule and the Secret of Amazon’s Success
Alex Hern, April 24, 2018, The Guardian 

Amazon’s Sales of Counterfeit Good Endanger Livelihoods of Authentic Producers
Alana Semuels, April 23, 2018, The Atlantic

Amazon is Thriving Thanks to Taxpayer Dollars
David Dayen, January 9, 2018, New Republic

Money Leaves Your Community, Amazon Smiles
Kristi Streiffert, AMIBA, October 5, 2017

Amazon Takes Over the World
Scott Galloway, Wall Street Journal, September 22, 2017

America’s Amazon Problem
Matt Stoller, Huffington Post, June 16, 2017

State of Amazon 2016
This report by Bloomreach provides useful data for those competing against Amazon in retail. December 2016

Amazon: Consumer Concerns

How Reviews on Amazon.com Consistently Are Gamed
Spencer Soper, November 24, 2107, Bloomberg Technology

Amazon’s New Plan for Home Deliveries: Hand Over the Keys
Laura Stevens, Wall Street Journal, October 25, 2017

Amazon is Hungry and It’s Coming for Your Cable Channels
Claire Atkinson, NBC News, September 15, 2017

Why You Shouldn’t Trust Amazon to Tell You What’s the “Best Deal”
Julia Angwin and Surya Mattu. ProPublica. September 20, 2016

Is Amazon’s “Subscribe and Save” a Bait and Switch Scheme?
Brian X Chen, New York Times, August 24, 2016

Amazon No Longer Offers Price Match Refunds on Anything but TVs
Sarah Perez, TechCrunch, May 24, 2016

List Prices Have Become Meaningless: False Bargains Promoted by Amazon and Others
By David Streitfeld, New York Times, March 6, 2016

Amazon is Master of Low Price Perception, Not Necessarily Prices
By Jason Del Rey, recode, January 13, 2016

Amazon HQ2

Amazon HQ2 competition could be ‘monument to high-tech arrogance and tax-break favoritism,’ group warns
Ese Olumhense, April 4, 2018 Chicago Tribune

The Darker Side to Winning the HQ2 Sweepstakes
Abdullah Snobar, January 9, 2018, Quartz

Amazon HQ2: Cities Should Stop Wasting Money on Corporate Handouts
Matthew Mitchell and Michael Farren, The Fiscal Times, October 18, 2017

San Antonio Officials to Amazon: No HQ2 Subsidies or Proposal Coming from Us
Ron Nirenberg, Nelson Wolff, October 11, 2017

Memo to Mayors Courting Amazon’s HQ2: Now’s The Time To Be Stingy And Smart
Greg Leroy, Fast Company, September 27, 2017

Amazon and Antitrust

Potential Pentagon Contract with Amazon.com Stokes Sparks Concerns
Ali Breland, March 11, 2018, The Hill

The “Amazon Amendment” Would Effectively Hand Government Purchasing Power Over to Amazon
David Dayen, The Intercept, November 2, 2017

Amazon’s Potential Defense-Bill Windfall Spurs Industry Concern
Sam Skolnik, Bloomberg News, October 26, 2017

The Trump Administration Just Approved a Dangerous Merger
David Dayen, The Nation, August 24, 2017

How Big is Too Big? Amazon Sparks Antitrust Concerns
Ángel González, Seattle Times, August 6, 2017

Amazon Aims to Control the Infrastructure of Our Economy
Stacy Mitchell, Motherboard, June 25, 2017

Block Amazon
Houston Chronicle editorial, June 23, 2017

Amazon Bites Off Even More Monopoly Power
Lina Khan, New York Times, June 21, 2017

Amazon Inc. Buying Whole Foods Would Create Profound Impacts on Farming and Our Environment
By Wayne Roberts, Medium, June 19, 2017

Crack Down on Amazon
Chris Sagers, Slate.com, June 19, 2017

Amazon’s Antitrust Paradox
Lina M. Khan, The Yale Law Journal, January 2017

Position Paper on the Need for Antitrust Enforcement Against Amazon
(24 pp pdf) By Douglas Preston and Barry C. Lynn, July 13, 2015

Amazon Must Be Stopped
By Franklin Boer, The New Republic, October 9, 2014

Pro-Amazon Commentary

(Amazon Critics) Wrong About Everything
By David Gaughran, David Gaughran.com, March 10, 2012

Don’t Support Your Local Bookseller
By Farhad Manjoo, Slate, December 13, 2011 (see also this Response to Manjoo: Slate Magazine’s Misguided Rant by Jarek Steele, Jarek Steele Blog, December 14, 2011)

Jeff Bezos Profiles

It’s Bezos v Bezos in Battle Over Amazon’s Alleged Tax Evasion
Bloomberg BNA, February 15, 2015

Lawsuit Alleges Amazon Prime Buyers Are Victims of Fraud
By Tricia Duryee, Geek Wire September 25, 2014

Citizen Bezos
By Steve Coll, The New York Review of Books, July 10, 2014 issue Relentless.com The Economist, June 21, 2014

Bezos’ Quest for Total Retail Domination
By JJ McCorvey, Fast Comany, September 2013 edition (see also Columbia Journalism Review’s critique of this fawning profile) multiplier-dollars

Jeff Bezos Does Rare On-Camera Interview
with Hanson Hosein, posted September 17, 2013

Jeff Bezos has Two Words for You: ‘No Comment”
By Jack Shafer, Reuters, August 19, 2013

Expecting the Unexpected from Jeff Bezos
By David Streitfeld and Christine Haughney, New York Times, August 17, 2013

Washington Post Myths About Its New Owner, Jeff Bezos
By Dean Baker, Beat the Press, August 11, 2013 (media critic’s response to “Five Myths About Jeff Bezos“)

What Amazon Lobbies for in D.C. and Ready for Washington Post Prime?
By Brad Plumer and Ezra Klein, Washington Post, August 6, 2013

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos to Buy Washington Post
By Paul Farhi, Washington Post, August 5, 2013

Amazon’s Jeff Bezos: The Ultimate Disrupter
By Adam Lashinsky, CNN Money, November 16, 2012

Jeff Bezos Owns the Web in More Ways Than You Think
By Steven Levy, Wired, November 13, 2011

Birth of a Salesman
By Richard Brandt, Wall Street Journal, October 15, 2011

Amazon v. Competitors and Other Topics

Why Companies Fear “Death By Amazon”
Olivia Solon and Julia Carrie Wong, April 25, 2018, The Guardian 

Amazon Doesn’t Just Want to Dominate the Market—It Wants to Become the Market
Stacy Mitchell, February 15, 2018, The Nation

What Is Amazon, Really?
Multiple authors, Quartz, August 20, 2017

Brands Strike Back: Seven Strategies to Loosen Amazon’s Grip
Ruth Simon, Wall Street Journal, August 7, 2017

Vendor Lock: Why Businesses Should Shun Amazon AWS
By Peter Guagenti, recode, June 19, 2017

Amazon Has Made Seattle Richer and Angrier
Joni Balter, Bloomberg View, May 12, 2017

Amazon to Share New Building With Homeless Shelter in Seattle
Nick Wingfield, New York Times, May 10, 2017

Mapping Amazon’s U.S. Logistics Network
Institute for Local Self-Reliance, November 29, 2016

Amazon v Trump? Bezos May Soon Face His Biggest Challenge
Graham Ruddick, The Guardian, November 18, 2016

What is Amazon’s Core Tech Worth? Depends on Which Taxman Asks
Gaspard Sebag and David Kocieniewski, Bloomberg Technology, August 22, 2016

Wells Fargo, Amazon Team Up on Private Student Loan Deal
Danielle Douglas-Gabriel, The Washington Post, July 21, 2016

Amazon Is Quietly Eliminating List Prices
David Streitfeld, New York Times, July 2, 2016

AmazonBasics House Brand Flatters Competitors, But They’re Not Fans
By Spencer Soper, Bloomberg.com, April 23, 2016

Amazon’s Next Market to Conquer: Payment Processing
By Spencer Soper, Bloomberg.com, April 1, 2016

Amazon Leans on Government in Its Quest to Be a Delivery Powerhouse
By Cecilia Kang, New York Times, March 20, 2016

E-Commerce: Convenience Built on a Mountain of Cardboard
By Matt Richtel, New York Times, February 16, 2016

Amazon Building Global Delivery Business to Take on Alibaba
By Spencer Soper, Bloomberg Business, February 9, 2016

Amazon Gets Wall Street’s Blessing to Grab Growth Now, Profits Later
By Martin Moylan, MPR News January 20, 2016

Amazon Takes More Than Half the Total Increase in Online Sales in 2015
By Hiroko Tabuchi, New York Times, December 30, 2015

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The illusion of value. Caught in the act of posting fake list prices.

Is Amazon Seeking to Become It’s Own Shipping Company?
By Elizabeth Weise, USA Today, December 9, 2015

Amazon Sues Scammers to Try Stemming Flow of Bogus Reviews
By John Bingham, The Telegraph, October 18, 2015

Amazon Drive-Throughs?
By Nathan Weinstein, Silicon Valley Business Review, July 23, 2015

To Gain the Upper Hand, Amazon Disrupts Itself
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Amazon Under Attack
By Jillian D’onfro, Business Insider, September 8, 2014

Seven Ways Businesses and Communities Can Counter “Showrooming”
By Jeff Milchen and Casey Woods

Amazon, in Threat to UPS, Tries Its Own Deliveries
By Greg Bensinger and Laura Stevens, The Wall Street Journal, April 24, 2014

Amazon, Twitter and Oracle Draw Criticism as Biggest Users of “Dirty” Energy for Cloud Services
BBC News, April 3, 2014

U.S. Postal Service to Deliver Amazon.com Packages on Sundays
By Tiffany Hsu, L.A. Times, November 10, 2013

IBM Ad Campaign Attacks Amazon
By Spencer E. Ante, Digits, November 3, 2013

Ten Charts: Why Wall Street Loves Amazon and Hates Apple
By Phillip Elmer-DeWitt, CNN Money, July 29, 2013

Amazon’s Wikileaks Rejection Raises Cloud Trust Concerns
By Keir Thomas, PC World, December 2, 2010

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