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Selloff saps $43bn from world’s richest

Global tensions sparked a market selloff on Thursday that drained $42.7bn (about R575bn) from the net worth of the world’s 500 richest people and knocked Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos from his spot as the world’s second

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For Amazon, being number one has a price

Amazon.com has reminded investors that luring shoppers away from stores and dominating the cloud computing industry isn’t cheap. The company on Thursday forecast a potential quarterly loss for the first time in

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Is Amazon coming for your industry?

Stock investors have signalled over and over that they’re worried Amazon will steamroll any industry it touches. That’s a fair worry for the most part. However, corporate leaders around the world should not be without hope

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Amazon to buy Whole Foods Market for $14bn

Amazon.com will acquire Whole Foods Market for US$13,7bn, a bombshell of a deal that catapults the e-commerce giant into hundreds of physical stores and fulfils a long-held goal of selling more groceries. Amazon agreed

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Amazon powers through $1 000/share

Amazon.com’s shares topped US$1 000 for the first time on Tuesday, marking a new milestone for a company wooing investors by dominating online commerce and cloud computing. Amazon shares hit $1 001,20 in New York

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TalkCentral: Ep 175 – ‘How big is your rocket?’

In the latest episode of TalkCentral, Duncan McLeod and Regardt van der Berg ask whether ADSL is dying. Also this week, MTN achieves 400Mbit/s over LTE, rumours about the next iPhone, Jeff Bezos may soon be the world’s richest man and the Nasdaq cracks

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Bezos may soon be world’s richest person

A surge in after-hours trading for Amazon.com added US$3,3bn to the fortune of Jeff Bezos, putting him less than $5bn away from becoming the world’s richest person. Bezos saw his fortune surpass $80bn for the first time

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AI to fuel Amazon’s growth: Bezos

Amazon.com is embracing artificial intelligence to deliver goods more quickly, enhance its voice-activated Alexa assistant and create new tools sold to others through its cloud computing division, CEO Jeff Bezos said in his annual

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Bezos billions fund space project

Internet billionaire and aspiring rocket man Jeff Bezos said he sells US$1bn/year in Amazon.com stock to fund Blue Origin, the company fuelling his dream of sending people into space. “My business model right now for

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SpaceX pulls off first reused rocket mission

Elon Musk’s SpaceX flew a reused rocket to space and back again, a key milestone to reducing launch costs and one day enabling people to live on other planets. A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket rumbled aloft, deposited a customer’s