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Jeff Bezos, chief executive officer of Amazon.com: has a personal net worth of approximately $127 billion, the collective value of 2.3 million Americans.  Photograph: Mike Kane/Bloomberg

In January, Amazon announced its “finalist” list of North American 20 cities – out of an original 238 applicants – that remain in the running to becom(...)

Michael O’Leary of Ryanair has become Ireland’s newest billionaire, according to Forbes. Photograph: Collins

High-flying Ryanair chief executive Michael O’Leary has become Ireland’s latest billionaire, earning himself a place on Forbes’s annual billionaire ra(...)

Kenny’s Bookshop in Galway was online long before Jeff Bezos set up Amazon

Viewed through a certain prism, the threat the online retail revolution poses for Irish businesses is terrifying and deadly. With internet giants doin(...)

Advertising during the Super Bowl reveals the prevailing creative thinking at the highest end of the advertising business. Photograph: Rob Carr/Getty Images

As strange and disorientating as it is to seek out ads from another culture, there’s much to be learned from scouring the internet for the annual batc(...)

Amazon. com reported a profit near $2 billion, the largest in its history, as the online retailer drew millions of new customers to its Prime fast-shi(...)

GPS company Strava maps fitness routes with, er, military precision. Photograph: Eric Baradat/AFP/Getty

In numbers: Easy equality £34,000 Amount by which new EasyJet chief executive Johan Lundgren is volunteering to reduce his pay to show his “personal(...)

As Amazon currently scouts the United States in search of a location for its new HQ2 city mayors from several major cities have been using their best chat-up lines to woo the retail giant. Photograph: David Ryder/Getty Images

I always found it hard to watch British comedy series The Office. Its intense reliance on cringe comedic value made me feel the same way others do abo(...)

Jeff Bezos, Amazon chief executive, is joining forces with Warren Buffett and Jamie Dimon to tackle quality affordable healthcare in the US. Photograph: Mike Kane/Bloomberg

When Amazon bought a big stake in drugstore.com in 1999, Jeff Bezos thought he could do for pharmaceuticals what he had done for books, stealing marke(...)

The tender document for the 2019-2022 seasons was issued to broadcasters by the Premier League on Thursday and indicates an increase of 42 games on live TV, with 200 of 380 fixtures a season available. Photograph:  Getty Images

Full rounds of Premier League matches will be shown on live TV for the first time with Saturday night prime time games directly rivalling X-Factor and(...)

Elijah Wood as Frodo Baggins in Lord of The Rings: Amazon’s TV  adaptation will explore  new storylines preceding Tolkien’s The Fellowship of the Ring. Photograph: Reuters/HO-New Line Cinema

He just keeps on giving, does JRR Tolkein. The latest move in the fantasy epic is towards downsizing, from the big screen to the small, as Amazon plan(...)

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