New Hyundai store in Bluewater Shopping Centre

Buying a car from Rockar can be as fast as buying a book from Amazon. There is no trip to a dealership to haggle over price and Rockar will value y(...)

Jeff Bezos, chief executive officer of Amazon.com: “Our culture is friendly and intense, but if push comes to shove we’ll settle for intense.” Photographer: Mike Kane/Bloomberg

Last week, after a long period of stupidity from the corporate world, three astonishingly sensible things passed over my screen all at once. Two of th(...)

Amazon chief executive Jeff Bezos said the ‘New York Times’ article “doesn’t describe the Amazon I know or the caring Amazonians I work with every day”. Photograph: Joe Klamar/AFP/Getty

Rarely has one company’s corporate culture come under such sustained scrutiny as Amazon’s did this past week. It began last weekend with a huge New Yo(...)

Google’s new data centre will employ people in a variety of roles.  Photograph:  Reuters/Dado Ruvic/Files

Google is building a new data centre in Ireland and investing €150 million in the project. The centre will be its second owned and operated data faci(...)

Amazon is targeting the custom of British start-ups by opening a base in London designed to support businesses using its cloud computing services, its(...)

Chief executive of Snapdeal Kunal Bahl: he said  the fundraising was “a significant endorsement of Snapdeal’s strategy”. Photograph:  Money Sharma/AFP/Getty Images

Snapdeal, one of the largest ecommerce marketplaces in India, has raised $500 million (€450 million) from investors led by China’s Alibaba, Taiwan’s F(...)

Wal-Mart lowered its forecast for the year ending in January to a range of $4.40 to $4.70 from its outlook of $4.70 to $5.05 in February. The consensus was for $4.77 per share. Photograph: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images

Wal-Mart Stores Inc reported weaker-than-expected quarterly earnings and lowered its annual forecast on Tuesday, citing higher costs from adding work(...)

Amazon founder and chief executive Jeff Bezos has defended his company after allegations of employee cruelty made by the New York Times. Photograph: Getty Images

Amazon founder and chief executive Jeff Bezos has defended his company after allegations of employee cruelty made by the New York Times. In a rare com(...)

Jeff Bezos: The Amazon founder and chief executive  went on the defensive  following a damning expose by the New York Times. Photograph: Bloomberg

Who’d work for Amazon? After spending recent years dodging criticism over its treatment of staff in its warehouses (or “fulfilment centres” in company(...)

Jeff Bezos urged his 180,000 employees to give the ‘New York Times’ article “a careful read” but said it “doesn’t describe the Amazon I know or the caring Amazonians I work with every day”. Photograph: Peter Foley/Bloomberg

Amazon has said it would not tolerate the “shockingly callous management practices” described in a weekend article in the New York Times. Jeff Bezos,(...)