SAN FRANCISCO — Jeff Bezos has transformed one traditional print business — books — into a digital one. The experience provides a blueprint for how the billionaire technology executive is poised to overhaul newspapers following his $250 million acquisition of The Washington Post.
Since Bezos founded Amazon.com Inc. in 1995, he has forced the publishing industry to embrace e-books and digital reading devices. He has also made the Seattle-based company a leader in online advertising and collecting consumer data over the Web. Those strategies have helped vault Amazon into the world’s largest e-commerce provider and one of the top Internet companies with a market capitalization of $138 billion.
Bezos, 49, will bring that background to bear as he plunges into the newspaper industry. Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.