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Audible's founder talks about selling his company to Amazon for $300 million, bonding with Jeff Bezos, and how he managed to have a 'nontoxic' midlife crisis

AUDIBLE'S FOUNDER TALKS ABOUT SELLING HIS COMPANY TO AMAZON FOR $300 MILLION, BONDING WITH JEFF BEZOS, AND HOW HE MANAGED TO HAVE A 'NONTOXIC' MIDLIFE CRISIS

Audible Audible CEO Don Katz founded the digital audiobook company in 1995, launched with one of the world's first digital audio players. The...

Amazon executives sat through a brutally uncomfortable phone call that showed them just how much Jeff Bezos cares about customers

AMAZON EXECUTIVES SAT THROUGH A BRUTALLY UNCOMFORTABLE PHONE CALL THAT SHOWED THEM JUST HOW MUCH JEFF BEZOS CARES ABOUT CUSTOMERS

During an executive meeting, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos once called the VP of Customer Service out for extended hold times, according to...

 
 
 
Anyone can now create Alexa skills in a matter of minutes

ANYONE CAN NOW CREATE ALEXA SKILLS IN A MATTER OF MINUTES

This story was delivered to Business Insider Intelligence Apps and Platforms Briefing subscribers hours before appearing on Business...

Amazon Prime's 100 million members are just the tip of the iceberg

AMAZON PRIME'S 100 MILLION MEMBERS ARE JUST THE TIP OF THE ICEBERG

This story was delivered to Business Insider Intelligence " E-Commerce Briefing " subscribers hours before appearing on Business Insider....

 
 
 
Jeff Bezos explains why he will never be satisfied with Amazon's success

JEFF BEZOS EXPLAINS WHY HE WILL NEVER BE SATISFIED WITH AMAZON'S SUCCESS

Drew Angerer / Getty Images Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos said in his annual letter to shareholders that he loves that customers are "divinely...

We compared prices on popular items from Amazon and Costco - and it's clear which has the best deals

WE COMPARED PRICES ON POPULAR ITEMS FROM AMAZON AND COSTCO - AND IT'S CLEAR WHICH HAS THE BEST DEALS

Business Insider/Jessica Tyler Costco is known for offering its shoppers great deals on products in bulk. However, Amazon offers the...

 
 
 
These are the most popular food items at Amazon's futuristic, cashierless store, according to Jeff Bezos

THESE ARE THE MOST POPULAR FOOD ITEMS AT AMAZON'S FUTURISTIC, CASHIERLESS STORE, ACCORDING TO JEFF BEZOS

AP/Elaine Thompson Amazon opened Amazon Go , its futuristic, cashierless store, in January. The store uses cameras and sensors to identify...

Amazon and Best Buy are partnering to sell TVs - and it shows how complicated their relationship has become

AMAZON AND BEST BUY ARE PARTNERING TO SELL TVS - AND IT SHOWS HOW COMPLICATED THEIR RELATIONSHIP HAS BECOME

Amazon Amazon and Best Buy have announced a new level of partnership. Best Buy will exclusively sell Amazon Fire TV Edition smart TVs...

 
 
 
Trump is threatening to force the US Postal Service to raise prices in his war on Amazon - and it could be a major blow to countless American businesses

TRUMP IS THREATENING TO FORCE THE US POSTAL SERVICE TO RAISE PRICES IN HIS WAR ON AMAZON - AND IT COULD BE A MAJOR BLOW TO COUNTLESS AMERICAN BUSINESSES

Mark Wilson/Getty Images President Donald Trump ordered the creation of a task force to study the US Postal Service and its financial...

Amazon slides after Trump says he'll take a 'very serious look' at policy changes related to the company

AMAZON SLIDES AFTER TRUMP SAYS HE'LL TAKE A 'VERY SERIOUS LOOK' AT POLICY CHANGES RELATED TO THE COMPANY

Rew Angerer/Getty Images President Donald Trump on Thursday night said his administration would take a "very serious look" at policy...

 
 
 
Amazon could unleash a secret weapon to counter Trump's attacks over the US Postal Service

AMAZON COULD UNLEASH A SECRET WEAPON TO COUNTER TRUMP'S ATTACKS OVER THE US POSTAL SERVICE

President Donald Trump launched a barrage of attacks on Twitter claiming Amazon has taken advantage of the US Postal Service . Trump...

Maryland just escalated its Amazon HQ2 battle with an $8.5 billion weapon

MARYLAND JUST ESCALATED ITS AMAZON HQ2 BATTLE WITH AN $8.5 BILLION WEAPON

Shutterstock Maryland lawmakers passed the Prime Act - an $8.5 billion incentives package designed to attract Amazon 's second headquarters...

 
 
 
Trump can't stop ranting about Amazon's US Postal Service deal on Twitter - and there's a $2.6 billion reason why

TRUMP CAN'T STOP RANTING ABOUT AMAZON'S US POSTAL SERVICE DEAL ON TWITTER - AND THERE'S A $2.6 BILLION REASON WHY

Kevin Lamarque/Reuters President Donald Trump keeps slamming Amazon and the US Postal Service on Twitter. Amazon is "costing the United...

Bernie Sanders joined Trump in criticizing Amazon, saying he thinks Jeff Bezos' company has gotten too big

BERNIE SANDERS JOINED TRUMP IN CRITICIZING AMAZON, SAYING HE THINKS JEFF BEZOS' COMPANY HAS GOTTEN TOO BIG

Win McNamee/Getty Images Sen. Bernie Sanders believes Amazon has gotten too large. In an interview on CNN, the former presidential...

 
 
 
Amazon sinks as Trump continues his Twitter war against the e-commerce giant

AMAZON SINKS AS TRUMP CONTINUES HIS TWITTER WAR AGAINST THE E-COMMERCE GIANT

Getty Amazon 's stock price fell Monday as President Trump yet again tweeted about the company causing the Postal Service to lose money. It's...

Amazon slides after Trump tweets his 'concerns' about the e-commerce behemoth

AMAZON SLIDES AFTER TRUMP TWEETS HIS 'CONCERNS' ABOUT THE E-COMMERCE BEHEMOTH

Getty / David Ryder President Donald Trump tweeted Thursday that Amazon was causing 'tremendous loss' to

 
 
 
Cook on Apple campus site-selection: 'We're not doing a beauty contest kind of thing'

COOK ON APPLE CAMPUS SITE-SELECTION: 'WE'RE NOT DOING A BEAUTY CONTEST KIND OF THING'

While Amazon.com and Apple Inc. are in lockstep in their mission for global economic dominance, the tech behemoths have starkly different...

Trump is determined to take down Amazon - and it could be terrible news for HQ2

TRUMP IS DETERMINED TO TAKE DOWN AMAZON - AND IT COULD BE TERRIBLE NEWS FOR HQ2

Drew Angerer / Getty Images President Donald Trump is reportedly "obsessed" with taking down Amazon. Amazon has recently faced criticism...

 
 
 
There's one big 'hidden variable' that everyone's missing with Amazon's HQ2

THERE'S ONE BIG 'HIDDEN VARIABLE' THAT EVERYONE'S MISSING WITH AMAZON'S HQ2

AP/Elaine Thompson Many are making their Amazon HQ2 predictions. Still, no one can know for sure which one of the 20 cities still in...

Walmart and Amazon are battling over a small piece of their industry that'll likely explode in the next few years

WALMART AND AMAZON ARE BATTLING OVER A SMALL PIECE OF THEIR INDUSTRY THAT'LL LIKELY EXPLODE IN THE NEXT FEW YEARS

Stephen Chernin/Getty Images Walmart and Amazon are going head-to-head in the online grocery delivery space, but it's an area where...