The man who wrote the first good book about Apple sings the praises of Jeff Bezos.
FORTUNE -- The news Monday that the Washington Post has been purchased by Jeff Bezos, the founder and CEO of Amazon (AMZN), has launched hundreds of stories and tweets -- including Andy Borowitz's Amazon Founder Says He Clicked on Washington Post by Mistake.
Nothing gets the chattering classes chattering like the sale of a storied newspaper -- especially MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Aug 6, 2013 11:43 AM ET
Jeff Bezos has proven himself to be a long-term strategist. That's just what the newspaper industry needs right now.
FORTUNE -- For anyone who cares about the public-service function of journalism, guarded optimism should be the first reaction to the astonishing news that Amazon founder Jeff Bezos will buy the Washington Post.
It's clear that the Graham family, which has run the Post (WPO) for 80 years, was increasingly unable to shepherd its MOREDan Mitchell, contributor - Aug 5, 2013 6:35 PM ET
Ever since Netflix's 2011 stumble, when it announced a price increase and a spinoff of its DVD business, the company has concentrated on pleasing customers. The latest: allowing customers to create their own user profiles.
FORTUNE -- As Apple (AAPL) continues to send out near-daily barrages of product updates for iTunes, Netflix continues to focus squarely on improving its customer experience.
The latest example of this is Netflix's (NFLX) new user profiles, MOREDan Mitchell, contributor - Aug 2, 2013 12:56 PM ET
Can Instacart take on Amazon's grocery business with one-hour delivery and a fleet of personal shoppers? Founder Apoorva Mehta thinks so.
FORTUNE -- There are few dot-com era startups more ignominious than Webvan, the online grocery business that spent over $800 million in three years before collapsing in 2001. It remains a cautionary tale for entrepreneurs like 26-year-old Toronto-raised Apoorva Mehta, whose seven-month-old business Instacart is trying to succeed in a $568 MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Jun 18, 2013 10:51 AM ET
Turnarounds at Dell, HP, and Yahoo generate more headlines than fast results. And then there's Best Buy -- lower-profile but showing progress against all odds.
By Kevin Kelleher, contributor
FORTUNE -- When was the last time you went to a Best Buy? And more importantly, would you consider going back? I ask question knowing that some of you -- you know who you are -- are laughing, or smirking, or at least have written MOREJun 12, 2013 9:35 AM ET
The tech giant is reportedly expanding its grocery delivery services. Surprised? Don't be.
FORTUNE -- Would you order groceries from Amazon? If you live in Los Angeles or the San Francisco Bay Area, that's a question local residents could be asking themselves later this year.
According to a Reuters report, the company's AmazonFresh service could expand to L.A. and the Bay Area by the end of 2013. Part of the expansion MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Jun 10, 2013 5:59 AM ET
The name -- and property -- of Amazon's CEO surfaces in Apple's e-book antitrust trial.
FORTUNE -- "I'm not comfortable discussing the contents of that meeting."
That's what Russell Grandinetti, Amazon's (AMZN) vice president for Kindle content, said when asked in a Manhattan federal court Friday about a meeting he attended in Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos' Seattle boathouse on Sunday Jan. 24, 2010.
It was the only question in more than four hours MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Jun 6, 2013 2:12 PM ET
New media companies -- from Gawker to Buzzfeed -- have sprung up to feed every niche (and then some). Which are actually profitable?
FORTUNE -- The web has given rise to a number of notable digital publishers serving almost everyone's tastes, from straightforward news to guilty pleasures. For every Pulitzer-winning 10-part series on wounded war veterans, there are just as many frothy posts like the "10 funniest cat GIFs of the MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - May 10, 2013 11:50 AM ET
Few stocks involve more guessing than Amazon. The company is tightfisted when it comes to disclosing data or metrics.
By Kevin Kelleher, contributor
FORTUNE -- No matter how much research is done before an investment, there always remains a little bit of faith when it comes time to place a trade. People may mock analysts when their forecasts are off, but the analysts who aren't pressured by their firms to dress up MOREKevin Kelleher - May 9, 2013 5:00 AM ET
The first crop of fresh, original content from Amazon's Hollywood arm is now ready-to-stream. But are the shows any good?JP Mangalindan, Writer - Apr 19, 2013 2:43 PM ET
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