Jeff Bezos

Science 2021-07-15T20:32:28Z

Meet Oliver Daemen, the Dutch teenager who will fly to space with Jeff Bezos after his hedge fund dad paid millions for the ticket

The Dutch teen will join Jeff Bezos, Bezos' brother Mark, and aviator Wally Funk aboard Blue Origin's New Shepard spacecraft.
Tech 2021-07-15T16:57:40Z

Jeff Bezos' trip to space is risky. Here's how it compares to driving a truck or working in a warehouse.

According to US labor statistics, roughly 5,000 workers die each year, compared with 15 astronauts who have died in the history of US spaceflight.
Science 2021-07-15T14:48:01Z

Blue Origin adds an 18-year-old passenger to Bezos' spaceflight after the anonymous bidder who paid $28 million for the ride had 'scheduling conflicts'

Oliver Daemen, 18, will fly onboard Blue Origin's spacecraft alongside Jeff Bezos, his brother Mark, and 82-year-old aviator Wally Funk.
Markets 2021-07-15T11:34:21Z

Elizabeth Warren wants to investigate Warren Buffett and other billionaires' tax practices — and probe the banks and wealth managers behind them

The senator wants a crackdown after ProPublica reported Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk paid zero federal income tax in some years.
Space 2021-07-13T16:53:31Z

The 82-year-old passenger on Jeff Bezos' spaceflight still plans to take the Virgin Galactic trip she paid $200,000 for over a decade ago

Wally Funk is one of 600 people — including Elon Musk — who reserved a seat on one of Virgin Galactic's suborbital spaceflights.
Tech 2021-07-12T14:22:37Z

Richard Branson beat Jeff Bezos to the edge of space. Here's how Virgin Galactic's plans stack up to Blue Origin and SpaceX.

Musk dreams of a Mars colony, while Bezos envisions a moon base. Branson's Virgin Galactic may make transcontinental flights lightning-fast.
Tech 2021-07-12T12:44:04Z

Google CEO Sundar Pichai says he's 'jealous' of Jeff Bezos' upcoming space flight

The Google boss also told the BBC he speaks to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg 'as and when' he needs to.
Tech 2021-07-11T14:24:00Z

Amazon's 1997 shareholder letter is a free MBA class on leadership — here are 4 lessons from it

The letter provides a glimpse into the brilliance of Jeff Bezos. Among the biggest takeaways: Leaders must be honest about risks.
Premium Opinion 2021-07-11T12:07:00Z

The space race between Jeff Bezos and Richard Branson isn't about saving Earth — it's a PR stunt by billionaires trying to pretend they care about the rest of us

Jeff Bezos and Richard Branson say they're committed to combatting climate change, but they're still involved in carbon-heavy businesses.
Tech 2021-07-11T11:45:00Z

I canceled my Amazon Prime subscription right as the pandemic lockdowns began. A year later, I don't miss it at all.

Do you really need those socks tomorrow instead of a few days from now? Are you even watching Amazon Prime Video?
News 2021-07-10T20:21:26Z

Jeff Bezos wishes Richard Branson 'a successful and safe' flight ahead of his journey to the edge of space

Branson is beating Bezos to space by nine days, but the CEO of Bezos' Blue Origins said Bezos' trip will hit a key marker of space.
Tech 2021-07-10T13:44:21Z

Elon Musk wishes Richard Branson well ahead of his space flight, implies he will be there to watch the Virgin Galactic launch

Virgin Galactic's space plane is set to fly with founder Richard Branson on board just days before Jeff Bezos's launch.
Strategy 2021-07-10T13:10:00Z

5 ways businesses can benefit from following Amazon's customer-centric growth strategy

For every idea you think of, ask how it will make things easier for your customers. If there's a clear answer, it's an idea worth pursuing.
Tech 2021-07-10T11:01:00Z

What will space tourists get when they fly with SpaceX, Blue Origin, and Virgin Galactic? Spacesuits, sleeping bags ... and Jeff Bezos

Here's everything included in the price of a space ticket with SpaceX, Blue Origin, and Virgin Galactic, from hygiene products to office supplies.
Science 2021-07-09T20:30:53Z

As Richard Branson prepares to beat Jeff Bezos to space, Blue Origin claims the flight won't go high enough to count

Virgin Galactic's flight on Sunday will carry Richard Branson 55 miles up. So it won't pass the Kármán line, which is considered a boundary of space.
Premium Strategy 2021-07-09T14:17:16Z

Andy Jassy's first email to employees as Amazon CEO is a master class in memo-writing

Jassy assures staff that he'll be a savvy CEO just like Bezos and the transition will be smooth. Still, he acknowledges critiques of Amazon's culture.
Tech 2021-07-09T13:29:34Z

Jeff Bezos and Richard Branson are flying to space this month without any insurance for injury or death, according to a report

Virgin Galactic CEO Richard Branson and Blue Origin founder Jeff Bezos haven't bought insurance for their trips to space, brokers told DealBook.
Tech 2021-07-09T09:40:37Z

Bill Gates and Jeff Bezos photographed at the Sun Valley 'billionaire summer camp'

Bill Gates makes his first in-person event appearance since news of his divorce. He'll reportedly make a speech about climate change.
Tech 2021-07-08T14:49:45Z

Donald Trump was reportedly desperate to gain the approval of Silicon Valley execs soon after the 2016 election: 'Everybody in this room has to like me'

Trump had a strained relationship with multiple tech leaders during his presidency, including Jeff Bezos and Jack Dorsey.
Science 2021-07-08T12:55:00Z

Billionaire Richard Branson is set to beat Jeff Bezos to space on Sunday. Their launches will differ in 3 big ways.

Virgin Galactic's space plane, called SpaceShipTwo, rockets to about 55 miles above the Earth, giving passengers a few minutes of weightlessness.
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