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Online retail giant Amazon is to open an international design and development center in London. Amazon has rented an eight-story, 47,000-square-foot office situated near Barbican station.
<img alt="Photo: Nigel Parry" src="/magazine/wp-content/images/19-12/ff_bezos_f.jpg" title="CEO of the Internet" width="660" height="518" /> Industry observers see Amazon's entry into the tablet sweepstakes as further evidence that Jeff Bezos may well be the premier technologist in America. Photo: Nigel Parry; styling by Alvin Stillwell/Celestine Agency; grooming by Erin Skipley/Ajentse