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Amazon is retreating from China’s ecommerce marketplace, but will still offer other services in the region and access to its global platform. Photograph: Pascal Rossignol/File Photo/Reuters

In a rare retreat for Amazon. com, the e-commerce giant plans to shut down its Chinese marketplace business in July as it shifts its focus to offering(...)

Amazon boss Jeff Bezos routinely uses his annual shareholder letter to outline his long-term strategy.

Amazon chief executive Jeff Bezos is daring rival retailers in the United States to raise their minimum wage to $16 (€14) an hour. Mr Bezos laid down(...)

Cameron O’Reilly said the new venture would be profit-focused and was not intended as an act of philanthropy. File photograph: Megan Lewis/Reuters

Cameron O’Reilly, the eldest son of former business tycoon Sir Anthony O’Reilly, is backing a new online, subscriptions-based investigative journalism(...)

Amazon chief executive Jeff Bezos and his former wife MacKenzie Bezos. Photograph: Reuters

MacKenzie Bezos will retain Amazon stock worth more than $35 billion (€31 billion) after her separation from its founder and chief executive Jeff Bezo(...)

The good news is that we’re not heading towards a jobless society of couch potatoes hooked on daytime TV.

Amazon boss Jeff Bezos doesn’t think the robots are going to take all our jobs or stalk the human race with malign intent. “The idea that there is g(...)

Amazon chief executive Jeff Bezos

There are some things that not even Jeff Bezos, Amazon founder and the world’s richest man, can easily buy. One of them is the “.amazon” domain name. (...)

Kevin Roose: “On the subway, I kept my phone in my pocket and people-watched. It’s an unnerving sensation, being alone with your thoughts in the year 2019.” Photograph: Demetrius Freeman/New York Times

My name is Kevin, and I have a phone problem. And if you’re anything like me – and the statistics suggest you probably are, at least where smartphone(...)

Ryanair boss Michael O’Leary has been dropped from the Forbes Rich List after a difficult year for the airline. Photograph:  Jonathan Brady/PA Wire

Nine Irish businessmen again feature on the Forbes Rich List this year but not the same nine as in 2018. Ryanair boss Michael O’Leary has been droppe(...)

Michael Cohen, US president Donald Trump’s former personal lawyer, testifies before the House of Representatives oversight committee on Capitol Hill, in Washington, DC. Photograph: Erin Schaff/The New York Times

First there was Ivana. Then there was Marla. Now comes trouble in paradise with Kim. Last fall, Trump cooed that the North Korean dictator wrote him (...)

My name is Kevin, and I have a phone problem. And if you’re anything like me – and the statistics suggest you probably are, at least where smartphones(...)

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