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Amazon.com, Inc. (AMZN)’s Legal Woes

Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) has been the center of attention in the recent past over conditions faced by employees in its 40 facilities across the country. Bloomberg’s Brad Stone notes that Amazon has over the years fought tenaciously to prevent its employees from talking to trade unions or giving an insight on their working environment and […]

12 Books That Jeff Bezos Thinks Everyone Should Read

Sure, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos devours bookstores. But he also devours books. Brad Stone details as much in "The Everything Store," his book about Amazon. "Books have nurtured Amazon since its creation and shaped its culture and strategy," Stone writes. Show More Summary

Only One Thing May Force Jeff Bezos to Calm Down

Amazon stock tanked yesterday after a lousy quarterly earnings report, and the big question is whether this reality check will change the way Jeff Bezos operates, writes Brad Stone at Bloomberg Businessweek. The company "is spending wildly on new initiatives": everything from new "fulfillment centers" to grocery deliveries to expansion...

The Washington Post’s Plans with Jeff Bezos’ Amazon Kindle

2 months agoIndustries / Media : FishbowlDC

ICYMI - The Washington Post is using owner Jeff Bezos‘ Amazon product the Kindle to aid in the newspaper’s needed growth. On Monday, Bloomberg Businessweek’s Brad Stone wrote: “For the past few months, a group inside the Post has been...Show More Summary

Brad Stone Tells Retailers That Amazon Can Kill Them or Teach Them

If anybody knows Jeff Bezos and his Amazon empire, it's writer Brad Stone, who wrote a detailed book about the twin American icons and was introduced at the annual Shop.org Summit this week as a leading Bezosologist. But if the e-commerce...Show More Summary

Brad Stone Tells Retailers That Amazon Can Kill Them or Teach Them

If anybody knows Jeff Bezos and his Amazon empire, it's writer Brad Stone, who wrote a detailed book about the twin American icons and was introduced at the annual Shop.org Summit this week as a leading Bezosologist. But if the e-commerce...Show More Summary

Design Philosophy Behind Apple Inc. (AAPL)’s Watch

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) went to great lengths in designing its watch and introducing the philosophical aspect of evolution in its product. Bloomberg West featured a segment with Bloomberg Businessweek’s senior writer Brad Stone and Bloomberg reporter Adam Satariano where the philosophy behind Apple’s watch was discussed. Show More Summary

Here's A Brutal Quote About Twitter CEO Dick Costolo From A VC Who Owns Shares In Twitter (TWTR)

Sarah Frier and Brad Stone at Bloomberg Businessweek have a short story about Twitter's new head of product, Daniel Graf. In their story, there's a pretty brutal quote about CEO Dick Costolo from Brian O'Malley, a partner at venture capital firm Accel Partners, which owns Twitter shares. Show More Summary

Little League World Series: Las Vegas Slugs Five Home Runs to Cruise Past Chicago

3 months agoSports / Baseball : Bats

Brad Stone hit a grand slam in the first inning to lead Las Vegas to a 13-2 victory over Chicago’s Jackie Robinson West team Sunday in the Little League World Series.

Brad Stone Profiles Sundar Pichai for Businessweek

Feel free to roll your eyes at the headline, “Google’s Sundar Pichai Is the Most Powerful Man in Mobile”, but there’s some interesting backstory in Stone’s piece, including this bit indicating that Larry Page effectively removed Andy...Show More Summary

Market power and the media baron

No one should be surprised that Amazon is employing anticompetitive tactics in its negotiations with the book publisher Hachette. As Brad Stone shows in his definitive history The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon, that's just how Amazon does business, particularly as it has grown in size and importance. As it happens, Amazon's founder, chief executive and...

The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon

The best business book of the year is Brad Stone's The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon. If nothing else, it's a fantastic relief to read a book about a massive technology company that took the world by storm and was...Show More Summary

Condoleezza Rice, supporter of torture and domestic surveillance, joins Dropbox board

8 months agoOdd : Boing Boing

You don't need Mike Judge to remind you how dumb the valley is. Buried on page 3 of a Businessweek story by Brad Stone and Ari Levy, via Sam Biddle at Valleywag: Dropbox has also added a prominent fourth member to a board of directors that Houston has until now kept small—Condoleezza Rice.

Facebook Enters the Matrix, Buys Oculus VR for $2 Billion

Matthew Lloyd/Bloomberg via Getty ImagesGamers wear high-definition virtual reality headsets, manufactured by Oculus VR, at an expo in London. By Brad Stone Facebook (FB) has announced one of the most peculiar acquisitions in its 10-year history. Show More Summary

Amazon Employees Vote to Reject Union

By Brad Stone, Bloomberg Businessweek Amazon.com (AMZN) will not, it turns out, be getting its first labor union ever in the U.S.

Barnes and Noble’s Nook Sales Hurt by Amazon’s Lower E-Book Prices

Brad Stone, writing for Businessweek: Some of the blame here lies with the U.S. Department of Justice. Its successful lawsuit against Apple and major book publishers, for conspiring to set fixed, industrywide prices on e-books, now allows Amazon to set its own often ridiculously low prices. Show More Summary

The New Bloomberg Businessweek Cover Does Bitcoin, And It's Literally Fantastic

This week's Bloomberg Businessweek cover story features Bloomberg's Ashlee Vance and Brad Stone covering "The Bitcoin-Mining Arms Race." As usual, the cover of the magazine itself comes close to overshadowing the story. Check it out (the subhed reads: Why are investors so crazy about a currency invented by a phantom?). Show More Summary

Former Amazon Insider Tells Us What It's Like Being An Intern There

A few months ago, a book about Amazon and its founder called 'The Everything Store' was released. Written by Businessweek's Brad Stone, the book talked about how Jeff Bezos morphed the book seller into a retail giant. That title is certainly accurate since Amazon can deliver anything to customers all over the world. Show More Summary

FT&GSBBotY award

They've announced that Brad Stone's Amazon.com-book, The Everything Store has won this year's £30,000 Financial Times and Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year Award. (A rare award-winning non-fiction title actually under review at the complete review -- though if this is all it takes to take business-book-of-the-year-honors neither I nor you are missing much.)

The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon by Brad Stone

last yearOdd : Laughing Squid

The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon is a book by Brad Stone about the rise of Amazon as a retailer. The book is available to purchase online, fittingly enough, from Amazon. Amazon.com started off delivering books through the mail. But its visionary founder, Jeff Bezos, wasn’t content with being a bookseller. […]

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