Forrester Research en Is taking over the world? <p> recently gobbled up more than $1 billion dollars’ worth of real estate in Seattle’s South Lake Union neighborhood. The company is growing like crazy – we’ll hear on Thursday how fast quarterly sales and profit are growing.&nbsp;</p><p>It’s spread way beyond retailing – the latest is that Amazon is functioning like a bank – lending money to its third-party merchants. It's just one of the many ways in which Amazon is flexing its muscles.&nbsp;</p><p> Wed, 24 Oct 2012 05:46:19 +0000 Ashley Gross 6815 at Is taking over the world?