Amazon Expanding One-Day Prime Shipping as Sales Growth Slows

By Karen Weise SEATTLE — Amazon grew into a giant by selling everything under the sun. Its strongest growth lately has been in the cloud. The company on Thursday topped analyst forecasts for the first quarter, notching $3.6 billion in profit on almost $60 billion in sales. That compares with a $1.6 billion profit on $51 billion […]

Magic Leap Raises $280 Million From NTT DoCoMo

By Michael J. de la Merced Magic Leap, the maker of augmented-reality goggles, has already raised $2.3 billion, an extraordinary amount for a start-up. Now it has secured yet another investment — and could raise still more cash. The company said Friday that it had garnered $280 million from NTT DoCoMo, Japan’s biggest cellphone service provider, […]

Chasing Growth, a Women’s Health Start-Up Cut Corners

By Tess Riski, Natasha Singer and Katie Thomas When Matt Cronin worked in customer service at Nurx, a San Francisco start-up that sells prescription drugs online, one of his jobs was to manage the office’s inventory of birth control pills. The pills were kept in the pockets of a shoe organizer hanging inside a closet, Mr. Cronin said. They […]

Facebook Opens a Command Post to Thwart Election Meddling in Europe

The social network took the wraps off a special operations center in Dublin ahead of this month’s European Union voting. By Adam Satariano DUBLIN — Inside a large room in Facebook’s European headquarters in Ireland’s capital, about 40 employees sit at rows of desks, many with two computer screens and a sign representing a country in […]

Facebook Faces a Big Penalty, but Regulators Are Split Over How Big

The F.T.C. chairman seems to have the votes to approve a settlement. One of the biggest issues has been whether to hold Mark Zuckerberg liable for future violations. By Cecilia Kang WASHINGTON — Facebook’s announcement in late April that it had set aside $3 billion to $5 billion to settle claims that it mishandled users’ personal data suggested […]