Jeff Bezos shows Fortune the lighter, faster future of the company's Kindle tablet line and its new way to help users befuddled by their new devices.JP Mangalindan, Writer - Sep 25, 2013 12:00 AM ET
A glib statement from incoming Post owner Jeff Bezos demands scrutiny. The last thing the Post should do is to mindlessly chase the youth demo.
FORTUNE -- "All businesses need to be young forever," Jeff Bezos told Washington Post staffers on Wednesday. "If your customer base ages with you, you're Woolworth's."
A pithy statement -- glib, even. Not entirely inaccurate, but also not quite accurate, and not anything the Post (WPO) should MOREDan Mitchell, contributor - Sep 6, 2013 11:03 AM ET
Apple escapes the most intrusive elements of the government's proposed remedies.
FORTUNE -- Judge Denise Cote issued her final order in the Apple (AAPL) e-book antitrust case late Thursday.
From the company's point of view, it could have been a lot worse.
The order prohibits Apple from engaging in the kind of negotiations or structuring the kinds of deals that resulted in five of the big six publishers ganging up on Amazon (AMZN) in MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Sep 6, 2013 10:18 AM ET
The Peter Thiel-backed startup, launching today, offers unlimited reads for $9.95 a month.
By Beth Kowitt, writer
FORTUNE -- Could Oyster be the Netflix for books? It's the question many industry-watchers have been asking since last October, when the New York City-based startup received $3 million in funding led by Founders Fund.
Today's launch of Oyster in Apple's (AAPL) App Store gets us closer to an answer. With Oyster, subscribers get unlimited digital MORESep 5, 2013 10:57 AM ET
Some time with Amazon's latest Kindle Paperwhite reveals there's much to like in this familiar-looking device. Surprised?
FORTUNE -- Based on first impressions, the best e-reader is about to get even better.
Amazon (AMZN) announced a new Paperwhite e-reader, available for preorder this week and expected to ship by Sept. 30. It will ship in three flavors: $119 with ads, $139 without ads, and $189 sans ads with built-in 3G connectivity. But despite MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Sep 4, 2013 1:47 PM ET
The "4-Hour" guru is scaling back on startup investments and holding off on another book. Look for him instead on primetime TV.
FORTUNE -- If anyone gets the entrepreneur's plight, it's Tim Ferriss. The East Hampton, N.Y.-raised, Princeton-educated author once worked in sales at a data storage company before starting a sports nutrition supplement company and penning The 4-Hour Workweek in 2007. The controversial New York Times bestseller inculcated readers to Ferriss's "lifestyle MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Aug 22, 2013 10:06 AM ET
Lawyers have complained for years that she pre-judges cases before she enters the courtroom.
FORTUNE -- To her credit, the remedies U.S. DIstrict Judge Denise Cote proposed last week to prevent Apple (AAPL) from ever again conspiring to fix e-book prices were far less draconian (and frankly bizarre) than the ones the Department of Justice had requested. See DOJ remedies.
But the air of unreality that permeated her earlier decision in the MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Aug 14, 2013 6:19 AM ET
Apple is more valuable than Google by every measure except sentiment on the Street.
FORTUNE -- In June Rolfe Winkler, writing for the Wall Street Journal's MarketBeat blog, posted an item called Big Apple, Bigger Google.
By Winkler's calculations, Google's (GOOG) value had just surpassed Apple's (AAPL). Not in market capitalization, mind you, (i.e., share price times number of outstanding shares), which is the way these thing are usually measured, but in MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Aug 12, 2013 6:35 AM ET
The storied auction house reacts to Amazon entering the fine art biz.
By Ryan Bradley, senior editor
FORTUNE -- On Tuesday Amazon announced the launch of Amazon Art, a partnership with 150 U.S. dealers and galleries that currently features some 40,000 works from 4,500 artists. There's a Monet selling for $1.45 million (user reviews are appropriately snarky: "BUYER BEWARE: THIS ITEM IS IN FRENCH. There is no English version. I purchased MOREAug 9, 2013 11:23 AM ET
Jeff Bezos doesn't have an easy task in righting the Washington Post. Here are few good places to start.
By Ryan Holmes
FORTUNE -- It may be coincidence that the decline of newspapers has corresponded with the rise of social media. Or maybe not.
The two industries are very different, of course: One focuses its lens on the public events that change our world; the other is concerned largely with the personal stuff that happens behind MOREAug 8, 2013 10:45 AM ET
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