There’s no Amazon same-day delivery service for people living on the remote islands of French Polynesia, so locals launched their own e-commerce business and courier service to fill the gap. HM Coursier Express initially delivered anywhere: within Tahiti, to other islands, and also abroad. In the first year, Henriou built up a client base of […]
The Internet Has a Rat Poison Problem
“How online sales of highly regulated, super-toxic rodenticides exploit gaps in the law and imperil wildlife.”
Inside Amazon’s Huge Gamble on the Next Game of Thrones
“And so these books, with their gauzily painted or starkly heraldic covers, their comical abundance of pages published for the delight of furtive young boys and girls curled up reading by themselves in bookstore corners, waiting eagerly for their authors to publish the next installment (picture me here one more time, a child again, sleepy-eyed […]
She Fell Nearly 2 Miles, and Walked Away
“At 17, biologist Juliane Diller was the sole survivor of a plane crash in the Amazon. Fifty years later she still runs Panguana, a research station founded by her parents in Peru.”
All that Glitters
Greed, grift, and murder in the black market for gold.
Is the Cure for Cancer Locked in Shrunken Heads from the Amazon?
Could shrunken heads from the Amazon hold the key to curing cancer?
The Cost of Convenience
“South Korea’s Coupang promised to make e-commerce lightning fast. A Covid-19 outbreak at one of its warehouses shows that its workers paid the price.”
The Inside Story of MacKenzie Scott, the Mysterious 60-Billion-Dollar Woman
Stephanie Clifford explores the life of MacKenzie Scott: Amazon’s first employee, Jeff Bezos’s ex-wife, and one of the richest women in the world who is reimagining tech philanthropy.
Sleeping with Amazon
Sometimes it’s not who you work with, but who you work for.
Defrauding the Competition
As competitors prank each other into account suspensions, the business of reinstating Amazon Marketplace businesses is booming.