Amazon's lack of income tax paid has become an 'uncomfortable question'

Amazon has shown no sign of slowing down in recent years, expanding into areas such as cloud computing, logistics and most recently, firmly entrenching itself in the $800 billion grocery market with its acquisition of Whole Foods.

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Foxconn offered $12.6M government subsidy to stem layoffs linked to iPhone 6s order reduction, report says

Article Image Piling on to reports of slowing iPhone 6s demand, a report on Tuesday claims the city of Zhengzhou is offering Apple supplier Foxconn a $12.6 million subsidy to keep workers in its plant, a facility thought to be dedicated in large part to iPhone production.

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Apple's iPhone sales up 133% in rapidly growing Middle East & Africa region

Article Image While smartphone sales growth is slowing in many mature markets, annual shipments in the Middle East & Africa grew by 31 percent in Q3, nearly 3x faster than the global rate. Apple’s premium iPhone sales grew by 133 percent in the region to enter the top five vendors by volume.

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iPhone sales stay strong amid worldwide smartphone market slowdown

Apple’s iPhone continues to gain marketshare despite a slowing global smartphone market during the second quarter, doing particularly well in China — where the overall market actually shrunk by 4 percent year-over-year.

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Surging iPhone, plummeting feature phone sales push Apple past Microsoft in mobile market

Though slowing as a whole, the global cellphone industry — including both smartphones and feature phones — saw several platform rankings shake-ups during the June quarter, with Apple rising to second place and helping to push Microsoft into fourth place, according to Strategy Analytics data published on Thursday.

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Rumor: Apple deliberately delayed Tidal app updates to help Beats Music relaunch

Apple may be intentionally slowing the release of updates to Tidal’s iOS app in an attempt to weaken the music service ahead of an impending relaunch of Beats Music, a report said on Saturday.



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China's Internet: It's Not Personal, It's Business


The Internet adoption rate in China appears to be slowing, based on a report that shows the lowest six-month increase in the number of Internet users in eight years. The total number of Internet users in the country reached 632 million by the end of June. That includes the 14.4 million people who joined Internet user ranks in the first half of the year, according to the CNNIC’s biannual report. There is still a distinct lack of Internet penetration in rural areas, where around 450 million people are not online.

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Mobile Apps, Beacons and the Coming Retail Revival


Internet companies are showing no signs of slowing down when it comes to innovation, specifically in the area of physical retail. Smartphones and tablets are the new darlings of e-commerce companies, and they now are being used to provide immersive and entertaining shopping experiences. Many of the characteristics of online retail shopping are being replicated in the physical shopping aisle. Brands that are able to create retail experiences that are digitally savvy will keep the brick-and-mortar model alive and running.

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