Guest Post Can Jeff Bezos transfer his Midas touch from Amazon to usher in a “Golden Era” for the newspaper industry? In a word: yes.
Jeff Bezos offers up some interesting insight on the “new golden era” of the Washington Post.
The e-commerce firm has spent $13.9 billion on new facilities since 2010.
Guest Post Predictive analytics, customized news feeds based on location and previous history, weaving reader voices into the storytelling … all these things and more have been thrown onto the “what could be” pile for a reinvented Post. But the greatest innovation and investment the Bezos-led Post could make is in its people.
Editor’s Pick Does Bezos have all the answers to the newspaper industry’s problems? Probably not — but it’s certainly more comforting to believe he does.
Just like his leadership strategy for the world’s largest online store Amazon, Jeff Bezos is likely to provide The Washington Post with something it desperately needs to prove itself as a worthy business: time.
Long-running political newspaper the Washington Post has been sold to Amazon chief executive Jeff Bezos, the post announced today.
Amazon just released some disappointing numbers for its 2013 second-quarter earnings. But there is one bright side — sales are good.
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos says that his expedition company has recovered a engine used in the first moon landing spaceflight. No big deal.
This is the latest move in Amazon’s worldwide expansion.
It’s like the opposite of Winston Churchill’s battle of Britain quote: Never were so many products sold for so much money by such a huge company for so little profit.
Here’s something you probably didn’t know: Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos reads Business Insider. And likes it.
Google, Microsoft, Facebook, and Apple are not just engines of technological innovation in America … they’re also the path to Forbes’ World’s Billionaires list. But there is a little catch — you gotta be a man.
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos largely credited the strong earnings increase to ebooks, which he said is now a multi-billion dollar category for Amazon.
Amazon sales were up 22 percent to $21.27 billion in the fourth quarter of 2012, the company reported, or 23 percent higher if difference in foreign exchange rates are excluded. But net income was down 45% to only $97 million, or $0.21 per share, compared with $177 million in 2011.
Amazon chief executive Jeff Bezos was named Fortune’s Businessperson of the Year today for his part in changing both the bookstore and the book itself.
Heavyweight bouts usually consist of 200-pound plus monsters bashing each other in public for our entertainment. Now we can add multibillion-dollar corporations to the show.
Amazon is coming clean on some of the problems with the Kindle Paperwhite. Cutting costs, it seems, has its flaws.
Happy about the new iPhone 5? You should be … or maybe you shouldn’t, because the announcements made today weren’t everything that we’d hoped for. In fact, some are startlingly painful. Here are eight that almost make today feel like a bad day
Amazon introduced another layer of parental controls for its Kindle Fire tablet today, giving parents the capability to limit how much time a child spends on certain activities.
Even though it sounded like Amazon’s plans for a larger tablet were on the back-burner leading up to today’s event, the company surprised us by announcing the Kindle Fire HD, an 8.9-inch tablet with a bevy of drool-worthy features.
Judging by the numbers, Amazon Kindle Singles program has been a successful one.
Amazon today lifted the veil on the newest additions to its lineup of tablet devices and e-readers. Clearly, in an attempt to convince consumers ahead of the holiday shopping season that its hardware can be both cheap and sexy.
Everyone who’s serious about owning the customer needs their own smartphone platform. Or at least that’s what it’s starting to look like given the recent Amazon smartphone development rumors.
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos is probably not a happy man today, with the company reporting disappointing fourth quarter 2011 earnings, including a dramatic 58 percent decline in net income.
From the maker of Second Life, here comes an interesting new startup. Coffee & Power says it is creating an online marketplace where people can buy and sell small jobs.
Amazon today released its 3rd Quarter earnings, turning in a per-share performance of just 14 cents, missing Wall Street expectations of 25 cents per share by a wide margin. The ecommerce giant saw revenue decrease by 73 percent, to just $63 million, which is likely to further punish the stock price.
Amazon is under fire for its new Kindle Fire tablet, the new target of a patent lawsuit by Smartphone Technologies of Acacia Research Corporation, a patent aggregating and licensing
The first-generation Kindle e-reader was a revolutionary device, but it was far from pretty.
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Amazon will lead the charge for iPad-competitor tablets this quarter with plans to build between 1 million and 1.2 million units, the Taiwanese news site Digitimes reports.
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos has practically confirmed that the company is working on tablets. The only question is when we’ll finally see them. Now it seems Amazon may be gearing up to launch the tablets in August or September, according to the Taiwanese news site Digitimes.