Items tagged with Jeff Bezos

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos has officially relinquished the title of Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the world's second largest retailer (behind only Walmart), a designation that now belongs to Andy Jassy, who himself founded and previously served as CEO of Amazon Web Services (AWS) from April 2016 until this... Read more...
Here's something you may not have known about Amazon founder Jeff Bezos—the dude has nerves of steel. We can surmise as much based on his decision to hop into Blue Origin's New Shepard rocket for its first human flight into space, scheduled for a few weeks from now. Such boldness runs in the family, because he's... Read more...
Have you ever wanted to go into space? Do you have a lot of money burning a hole in your pocket? Well then have we got a deal for you. The bidding for Blue Origin’s first human spaceflight has officially opened up. The initial bidding began yesterday and will go on until May 19th. During this time, bidders may bid... Read more...
Amazon’s public image has not been all that great lately, with biometric surveillance leaving delivery drivers stressed to the max and long-standing reports swirling of workers needing to urinate in bottles to meet internal performance metrics. It appears that Amazon is trying to fix its image by using community... Read more...
Two and a half decades after founding the company and serving at its chief executive officer ever since, Jeff Bezos has announced that he is stepping out of the role. The move will come during the third quarter of 2021, when he will transition to become executive chair of Amazon. It has been announced that Andy Jassy will become the new Read more...
A group of UN human rights experts are calling for an investigation into the Crown Prince of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, who they allege in 2018 deployed digital spyware enabling surveillance of Jeff Bezos. Bezos is known as the CEO of Amazon, but he's also the owner of The Washington Post. According to the UN human... Read more...
Lookout Tesla, there's a new electric vehicle (EV) startup looking to make waves in the industry. We've already sold you about Rivian, which is planning to bring both the R1T pickup truck and R1S crossover SUV to market early next decade. The company has already score $500 million in funding from Ford and another $750... Read more...
Last summer, Blue Origin announced that they would be working with the ESA and NASA to create a lunar settlement. The private space company has kept most of the details of their plans under wraps until recently. Jeff Bezos, the founder of Blue Origin, revealed this past week the company’s “Blue Moon” lander and BE-7... Read more...
If you're an Amazon Prime subscriber, then we've got some bad news for you. Amazon is once again raising the price of its yearly Prime membership. Starting May 11th, a Prime membership will cost $119, which is $20 increase from the current $99. Renewals for existing customers will stick to the same $99 price through June 16th. After that date, Read more...
If you're a subscriber to Amazon's popular Prime membership service, we've got some good news and bad news for you. The good news is that if you pay the yearly $99 rate for Amazon Prime, your out-of-pocket costs aren’t going to change one iota. However, if you pay the monthly rate, your costs are about to jump. The monthly price for Amazon Read more...
Amazon is scouting locations for its second North American headquarters (HQ2), and today, the company narrowed down the finalists to 20 metropolitan areas. A total of 238 communities submitted proposals to be in the running for the honor to host what would be a huge investment from Amazon. Amazon says that it will... Read more...
Jeff Bezos has just joined a very exclusive club. The Amazon founder is the newest member of the $100 billion club after increasing his fortune by $2.4 billion to $100.3 billion. Shares of the world's largest online retailer jumped more than 2 percent on the expectation that Amazon will report a big uptick in Black... Read more...
Amazon stock has been on a winning streak over the past month, and that upward momentum means that there is a shakeup afoot when it comes to the ranking of the world’s richest people. Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates has consistently been at the top (or near the top) of the list, thanks to his [still] heavy investment... Read more...
Amazon is delving deeper into brick-and-mortar territory with a blockbuster acquisition. The company announced today that it is purchasing U.S. supermarket chain Whole Foods for $13.7 billion. Although final details of the transaction will be ironed out between the grocer’s shareholders, the Whole Foods branding will... Read more...
Perhaps one day space travel for tourism will be a common thing. In the here and now, there are select few companies pushing the idea, including Blue Origin, a privately-funded aerospace manufacturer and spaceflight services firm founded and run by Amazon founder Jeff Bezos. For the right amount of money—a lot of... Read more...
Forget the Bahamas. What if your next vacation could be in space? Jeff Bezos has just offered a glimpse of the Blue Origin's New Shepard space tourism capsule. Bezos recently remarked, “Our New Shepard flight-test program is focused on demonstrating the performance and robustness of the system. In parallel, we've... Read more...
Is that Megatron walking the streets? Nope, it is just Jeff Bezos piloting a massive robot named Method-2 at the Amazon Machine Learning Automation, Robotics and Space Exploration (MARS) conference. Bezos recently tweeted, “I just got to pilot an awesome (and huge) robot thanks to Hankook Mirae Technology. Nice!... Read more...
Norman Vincent Peale once said, "Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you'll land among the stars." Amazon boss Jeff Bezos is taking that advice literally, and he's hoping the United States government will help him in his endeavor. In a proposal sent to the Trump administration, Bezos explains his interest in... Read more...
When it comes to smartphones, we can only remember a few recent outright flops that were not only rejected by the tech community, but also general consumers. There was the ill-conceived Microsoft Kin, the HTC First “Facebook Phone” and more recently, the Amazon Fire Phone. In late 2014, Amazon took a $170 million... Read more...
The last time that Amazon released a flagship Kindle e-reader was way back in October 2014. That is when the online retail giant released the Kindle Voyage to much fanfare. The Kindle Voyage brought with it a redesigned exterior, 6-inch 300pi e-ink display, an ambient light sensor and PagePress navigation with haptic... Read more...
Blue Origin New Shepard A new space race is taking place today, and it’s being dominated by Silicon Valley companies looking to make space travel more affordable for military, commercial and civilian launches. In November, we saw Blue Origin’s New Shepard space launch system make an incredible voyage to a... Read more...
Elon Musk’s SpaceX hasn’t been able to find complete success when it comes to testing a completely reusable rocket for commercial space travel, but SpaceX’s failures were just greater incentive for Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos. You see, Bezos owns a private space firm called Blue Origin, and while it seems to fly under radar... Read more...
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