You should be terrified that Amazon is going to eat your industry, but there’s a secret to surviving it, says a guy who experienced it

You should be terrified that Amazon is going to eat your industry, but there’s a secret to surviving it, says a guy who experienced it

Jeff Bezos. Drew Angerer/Getty Images For 14 years, Lanham Napier was the face of Rackspace, a web hosting and cloud company that was one of the most successful tech companies in Texas…until he ran smack dab into a nemesis named Amazon. Napier has some tough advice for executives looking over their shoulder, afraid that Amazon…

Here’s why Amazon could launch its own cryptocurrency

Here’s why Amazon could launch its own cryptocurrency

Most investors missed it… And the mainstream media, as far as I know, never even reported on it… But while Wall Street remains fixated on the ups and downs of bitcoin, something unusual is playing out behind the scenes in the blockchain industry. And it could have huge implications for cryptocurrencies… and even change how…

Amazon is just getting started with its big bet on showing live Premier League matches

Amazon is just getting started with its big bet on showing live Premier League matches

Premier League star Harry Kane. Getty Amazon will make a bit of history next year when it becomes the first tech company to stream live Premier League matches in the UK — and industry insiders think it’s just getting started. Big name stars including Paul Pogba, Harry Kane, and Mohamed Salah will make their debut…

Millennials trust Amazon and PayPal over banks when it comes to personal data

Millennials trust Amazon and PayPal over banks when it comes to personal data

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos. Amy Harris/Invision/AP Images LONDON — Young people in Britain are more trusting of tech giants such as Amazon and PayPal than they are of banks when it comes to personal data, according to a new survey. A survey of 2,000 people across the UK by business intelligence company RFi Group found…

A former Amazon Alexa executive says the death of all websites is coming, and it could happen sooner than you think

A former Amazon Alexa executive says the death of all websites is coming, and it could happen sooner than you think

Forget stumbling through a customer-support page — the future of commerce won’t be found by surfing the World Wide Web. Soon many of the tasks we now do via websites and brand-specific apps will be handled through messaging and voice platforms like iMessage, WhatsApp, and Amazon’s Alexa, according to Alex Spinelli, the chief technology officer…

Amazon is notorious for disrupting industries — now it’s eyeing entire countries

Amazon is notorious for disrupting industries — now it’s eyeing entire countries

Amazon has caused pain for a lot of companies with its disruptive business model.  But now it could disrupt entire economies, especially in emerging markets, according to a research note published by a team of analysts at Morgan Stanley.  Amazon could be up against thick competition in India, but it is also targeting expansion in…

Amazon Alexa ‚heard and sent private chat’

Image copyright Amazon Image caption The sending of a private conversation was a rare occurrence, Amazon insisted A couple in Portland, Oregon joked that their Amazon Alexa might be listening in to their private conversations. The joke came to an abrupt end when they discovered a conversation was indeed recorded by Alexa – and then…

Amazon unsuccessfully approached UK supermarket Waitrose in 2017: Sunday Times

A worker stocks produce shelves in the Canary Wharf store of Waitrose in London. Neil Hall/REUTERS LONDON (Reuters) – Amazon made an unsuccessful informal attempt to buy upmarket British supermarket chain Waitrose late last year, the Sunday Times newspaper reported. Citing an unidentified source, the newspaper said Amazon’s vice president of special projects, Ajay Kavan,…

Amazon is on track to become a $1 trillion company in 18 months, and it could beat Apple to the punch — Here’s how

Amazon is on track to become a $1 trillion company in 18 months, and it could beat Apple to the punch — Here’s how

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos David Ryder / Getty Amazon’s market capitalization could hit $1 trillion in the next 18 months,GBH Insights analyst Daniel Ives wrote in a research note Monday. Ives’ is bullish on the company, because he sees lots of potential growth opportunities for it. While many investors and analysts are focused on Amazon’s…