The Fire phone. Photograph: Mike Kane/Bloomberg

From $199The news that Amazon was launching a smartphone shouldn’t have come as any surprise to those who have even half an eye on the tech press. Bef(...)

In Yosemite,  drones have been used to film climbers scaling its sheer granite rockfaces. Photograph: Getty Images

In one of his unpublished journals, the great Scottish-born, American conservationist John Muir mused upon the magnificent national park that came (...)

Jeff Bezos, chief executive officer of Inc, unveils the Fire phone in Seattle last week. photograph: mike kane/bloomberg
Why Did Amazon Make a Phone?

Shortly after he introduced the new Fire phone last Wednesday, I spoke with Jeff Bezos, Amazon’s founder and chief executive, about the device and Ama(...)

Jeff Bezos, chief executive officer of, will introduce the company’s smartphone later today. Photographer: Patrick Fallon/Bloomberg

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Jeff Bezos, chief executive officer of Amazon, unveils the Fire Phone  at Fremont Studios in Seattle, Washington. Photographer: Mike Kane/Bloomberg

Amazon chief executive Jeff Bezos has unveiled a new smartphone called Fire Phone. It is smaller than leading Android phones, but larger than A(...)

More than seven years after Apple introduced the iPhone, Amazon will unveil its first foray into the market tomorrow at an event in Seattle hosted by Jeff Bezos.  Photo: Bloomberg

Amazon. com chief executive officer Jeff Bezos wants control of the smartphone home screen so he can put more of the company’s services squarely in f(...)

Christoph Mueller: may deserve his increased pay packet but the argument that his actions saved Aer Lingus and tripled the share price needs more consideration. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Pay increases for top chief executives, especially in a time of austerity, are invariably controversial, as Aer Lingus chief executive Christoph Muell(...)

Amazon’s chief executive Jeff Bezos.The company’s revenue grew 23 per cent to almost $20 million in the first quarter. Photo: Bloomberg

Amazon’s first-quarter revenue has risen 23 per cent as shoppers continue to flock to the online mega retailer to buy goods. Nevertheless(...)

When he was assessing innovation in communications, the late critic Neil Postman liked to ask: “To what problem is this technology the solution(...)

Amazon’s vice president of Kindle, Peter Larsen, displays the Amazon Fire TV, a new device that allows users to stream video, music, photos, games, through their television. Photograph: Getty

Amazon. com chief executive Jeff Bezos is stepping up efforts to win over customers in their living rooms with a $99 (€72) TV box for watching (...)