Should Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos Be His Own Boss?

Ahead of Amazon’s annual general meeting of shareholders on May 30th, renowned proxy advisor firm, Institutional Shareholder Services, has come out in support of a shareholder resolution calling on the company to separate the role of CEO and Chair of the Board, creating an independent board chair.   Earlier this month, Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS), a renowned proxy advisor firm,…

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Amazon Introduces Local Register

Amazon - the largest e-commerce retailer in the U.S. - is introducing Local Register, a device and mobile app that processes payments through smartphones and tablets. This puts Amazon head to head with other mobile payment systems like Square, PayPal’s Here, and Intuit’s GoPayment. Amazon’s system is built for small business owners on the go. The technology includes a card…

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Amazon to Acquire ComiXology

Amazon announced plans to acquire the popular comic book digital publishing platform, ComiXology. Amazon has yet to explain what they plan to do with the platform, but they have made clear their intentions to acquire it. ComiXology was founded in 2007. It catalogs comic books and graphic novels produced by over 75 industry publishers. Amazon has already pursued the acquisition of…

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