Can the online retailing juggernaut conquer couture?
By JP Mangalindan, writer
FORTUNE -- To hear Cathy Beaudoin tell it, Amazon as a purveyor of fashion just makes sense. Some of the same customers who buy Kindles or Cuisinart appliances on the site also enjoy their Gucci and Prada, so why not sell those goods all in one place?
You'd expect that kind of rationale from Beaudoin, Amazon's (AMZN) president for fashion. But MORENov 16, 2012 8:03 AM ET
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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