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Take a Break From Embracing Failure and Be Inspired By 6 Huge Business Successes
Success Stories

Take a Break From Embracing Failure and Be Inspired By 6 Huge Business Successes

Entrepreneurs need to be stoic about the long odds against a new business thriving but it's also true that the greatest successes of our time started small.
John Boitnott
Data Driven: What Amazon's Jeff Bezos Taught Me About Running a Company
Amazon

Data Driven: What Amazon's Jeff Bezos Taught Me About Running a Company

A former employee of the retailer reflects on the lessons learned from the boss of the web giant.
David Selinger
Analyst: Amazon's Fire Phone Simply 'Not Compelling Enough'
Mobile

Analyst: Amazon's Fire Phone Simply 'Not Compelling Enough'

Making less of an impact than Amazon hoped, the company dropped the price of the Fire Phone from $199 to 99 cents.
Nina Zipkin
Bike Messengers: The Real Winners in the Same-Day Delivery Boom?
Jobs

Bike Messengers: The Real Winners in the Same-Day Delivery Boom?

Google, Amazon and Uber are all testing delivery services.
Uptin Saiidi
Amazon Drops $970 Million on Game-Streaming Service Twitch
Amazon

Amazon Drops $970 Million on Game-Streaming Service Twitch

Amazon's surprise announcement followed months of unconfirmed reports that Google's YouTube unit was about to buy the company.
10 Truths About Self-Publishing for Entrepreneurs With a Book Idea
Self-publishing

10 Truths About Self-Publishing for Entrepreneurs With a Book Idea

Writing a book is maddeningly difficult but selling it is an even harder job.
Kimanzi Constable
9 Things Small Businesses Should Know About Amazon's New Mobile Payments Reader
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9 Things Small Businesses Should Know About Amazon's New Mobile Payments Reader

Amazon officially entered the mobile payments race today. Here's a helpful roundup of the most important details small-business merchants should brush up on before making the leap.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
Amazon Blocks Disney DVD Orders as Pricing War With Hachette Rages On
Ecommerce

Amazon Blocks Disney DVD Orders as Pricing War With Hachette Rages On

Amid divisive contract disputes, the Walt Disney Company is the latest multimedia giant to find itself in Amazon's crosshairs.
Geoff Weiss
Freelance Site Fiverr Raises $30 Million in a Play to Become the 'Amazon of Marketplace Services'
Freelancers

Freelance Site Fiverr Raises $30 Million in a Play to Become the 'Amazon of Marketplace Services'

The site, which started out as a quirky, $5-a-pop freelance marketplace, has beefed up its offerings.
Laura Entis
How Jeff Bezos Inspired an Immigrant Teen to Become a CEO
Leadership Qualities

How Jeff Bezos Inspired an Immigrant Teen to Become a CEO

A Taiwanese-American entrepreneur overcomes shyness and language barriers and learns to take risks.
Jerry Jao
Amazon Reportedly Set to Launch Mobile Credit-Card Reader
Amazon

Amazon Reportedly Set to Launch Mobile Credit-Card Reader

If the rumors are true, the nation's largest online retailer could give Square and PayPal a run for their money.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
Customized Ecommerce Meets 3-D Printing in Amazon's New Online Store
3-D printing

Customized Ecommerce Meets 3-D Printing in Amazon's New Online Store

Customers can design and create their own products in a new online shop announced by the Seattle-based ecommerce giant today.
Catherine Clifford
Amazon Warns Losses Could Get Even Worse
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Amazon Warns Losses Could Get Even Worse

The online retail giant said it expects an operating loss of as much as $810 million for the current quarter, sharply below analysts' estimates.
Watch Out Oyster: Amazon Accidentally Unveils Kindle Unlimited, an All-You-Can Read Book Subscription Service
Subscription Businesses

Watch Out Oyster: Amazon Accidentally Unveils Kindle Unlimited, an All-You-Can Read Book Subscription Service

The service, which will offer 600,000 titles and thousands of audiobooks for a monthly fee of $9.99, takes aim at book subscription forerunners Oyster and Scribd.
Geoff Weiss