The tech company wants to bankroll films and TV shows. Will this movie end badly for the big studios?
By JP Mangalindan, writer
FORTUNE -- Can Amazon do to Hollywood what it has done to the publishing and retailing industries? Two years ago Jeff Bezos & Co. launched Amazon Studios, which aims to compete with traditional production companies by developing feature-length films and television series -- with a distinctly Amazonian twist: MORENov 16, 2012 8:02 AM ET
He's a pro-customer, tightfisted risk-taker who is conditioning Wall Street to embrace his erratic earnings. If you're running a business with high margins -- watch out.
By Adam Lashinsky, senior editor-at-large
FORTUNE -- Jeff Bezos likes to read. That's a dog-bites-man revelation if ever there was one, considering that Bezos is the cerebral founder and chief executive of a $100 billion empire built on books. More revealing is that the Amazon MORENov 16, 2012 5:00 AM ET
Here's how smart companies are facing the doomsayers with great ideas and fearless moves.
By Geoff Colvin, senior editor-at-large
FORTUNE -- Gloom has become a menace. The drumbeat of distressing news -- Europe, the fiscal cliff, China -- is enough to rob anyone of hope. It's a nasty, insidious force that's undermining the native optimism that buoys up businesspeople everywhere.
Resist! The reality is that even in today's uncertain economy, some companies MORESep 18, 2012 5:00 AM ET
More and more content distributors like Hulu, Amazon, and YouTube are starting to make their own programs. Will anyone watch them? By Shelley DuBoisShelley DuBois, writer-reporter - May 24, 2012 1:26 PM ET
The future does not belong entirely to a Jetsons world of machines and robots and data aggregation. Stores will still matter. But we'll all be affected by these changes. By Neil ParkerMar 13, 2012 11:02 AM ET
How great leaders run great companies goes way beyond dollars and cents for the leader of Xerox.
FORTUNE -- We asked three prominent business leaders -- Jeffrey Immelt, Ursula Burns, and John Donahoe -- which companies they hold in high esteem, and why. For Burns, CEO of Xerox, doing good is good business. She spoke with editor-at-large Patricia Sellers about what that means for some of the World's Most Admired Companies. Edited MOREMar 1, 2012 5:00 AM ET
In the Sears of old, you could mail order just about anything you wanted, even a house. Consumers came full circle in the late 90s, but the department store chain didn't catch on quick enough.Jan 9, 2012 12:04 PM ET
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