I've been carrying these links around for a while and Black Friday seems like as good a day as any for a post of all the Amazon related content that caught my eye the last couple months. What prompted this the last time was news Amazon wanted to hire 50,000 seasonal employees for the holiday season. Not mentioned in this link is the fact many of these people will be temps working under fairly awful conditions. Amazon had been rumored to be looking into same-day delivery, but can't really figure out how to make it scale.
Also, Amazon's CEO Jeff Bezos is Fortune's Businessperson of the year.