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This Internet Millionaire Has a New Deal For You

What happens after your goofy little company gets swallowed by Amazon.


The Secrets of Bezos

What it’s like to work for, compete against, and find out you’re the biological father of Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos. An excerpt from The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon.


Return to the Rainforest

The son of an American anthropologist returns to the Amazon to reunite with his mother, an indigenous tribeswoman.


The Cult of Amazon

The “blood sport” of classical music reviews.


Amazon Unpacked

Thousands of new warehouse jobs were supposed to help lift a struggling British economy. Instead, employees started equating the work with “being in a slave camp.”


The Best Book Reviews Money Can Buy

Inside the business of manufacturing online product reviews.


I Was a Warehouse Wage Slave

Reporting undercover from inside the online-shipping industry.


The End of Borders and the Future of Books

The demise of America’s favorite mega-bookstore and the factors beyond the e-book boom that fueled the book retail meltdown.


Heart of Dark Chocolate

You know this one: German guy heads into tribal jungle deep upriver, sends the company crazy reports full of radical ideas—and then goes totally rogue. Only this time it's not ivory he's after. It's a secret lost for centuries: the finest cacao on earth.

The Great Tech War Of 2012

Apple vs. Google vs. Facebook vs. Amazon.


The Omnivore

On Jeff Bezos, Amazon, and the genesis of the Kindle.


The Lost City of Z

A mystery embedded deep within the Amazon.


What Amazon Fears Most: Diapers

Diapers.com has a stripped-down business model, a massive warehouse staffed by robots, and a legitimate chance to outsell Amazon.