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Amazon Becomes World’s Most Valuable Company for the First Time Ever With a Market Value of $797billion – Surpassing Microsoft — BCNN1 WP

Amazon has become the world’s most valuable company for the first time, surpassing Microsoft. The shift occurred Monday after Amazon’s shares rose 3 per cent to close at $1,629.51 and lifted the e-commerce leader’s market value to $797billion. Meanwhile, Microsoft’s stock edged up by less than 1 percent to finish at $102.06, leaving the computer […] … Continue reading Amazon Becomes World’s Most Valuable Company for the First Time Ever With a Market Value of $797billion – Surpassing Microsoft — BCNN1 WP

Banned From Amazon: The Shoppers Who Make Too Many Returns – Khadeeja Safdar & Laura Stevens

The e-commerce giant bans shoppers from the site for infractions such as returning too many items, sometimes without telling them what they did wrong. Amazon has cultivated an image as a customer-friendly company in part by making it easy for shoppers to send back items they don’t want. The site’s lax return policies have conditioned … Continue reading Banned From Amazon: The Shoppers Who Make Too Many Returns – Khadeeja Safdar & Laura Stevens

Amazon’s HQ2 Could Be Silicon Valley 2, For Better Or Worse – Pete Saunders

Thirteen months into the international derby that is the Amazon HQ2 selection process, it seems the end of the sweepstakes is near. What's happened? What have we learned? What's next? It's been a dizzying year-plus for the giant online retailer. Amazon received 238 proposals last November from cities across North America, each wanting a crack … Continue reading Amazon’s HQ2 Could Be Silicon Valley 2, For Better Or Worse – Pete Saunders

Amazon $1 Trillion: Entrepreneurial Life Lessons From The Wild Ride – Tom Taulli

Back in 1994, Jeff Bezos left his high-paying Wall Street gig and went to Seattle, where he put together a business plan. The original name for the venture was “Cadabra,” but his attorney thought it sounded like cadaver. Instead, he picked Amazon.com as the name.  Might as well strive to be the biggest, right? Definitely. … Continue reading Amazon $1 Trillion: Entrepreneurial Life Lessons From The Wild Ride – Tom Taulli

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