• Jeff Bezos' fashion foray

    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 MORE

    Nov 16, 2012 8:03 AM ET
  • Amazon goes Hollywood

    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: MORE

    Nov 16, 2012 8:02 AM ET
  • Amazon's Jeff Bezos: The ultimate disrupter

    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 MORE

    Nov 16, 2012 5:00 AM ET
  • 3 strategies to dominate a scary economy

    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 MORE

    Sep 18, 2012 5:00 AM ET
  • Lights, camera, action at Hulu

    More and more content distributors like Hulu, Amazon, and YouTube are starting to make their own programs. Will anyone watch them? By Shelley DuBois

    - May 24, 2012 1:26 PM ET
  • Retail is dead, long live retail

    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 Parker

    Mar 13, 2012 11:02 AM ET
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  • What CEOs admire: Ursula Burns of Xerox

    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 MORE

    Mar 1, 2012 5:00 AM ET
  • How Amazon ate Sears' lunch

    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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