Tag: Jeff Bezos

World’s Richest Man Jeff Bezos Set To Launch Blue Origin’s 8th Test Flight

All is set at Blue Origin’s test flight center in Texas as Jeff Bezos’s team is gearing up for New Shepard’s eighth launch on April 29. The New Shepard is a reusable rocket aimed to send paying passengers into space.

Space April 28, 2018

There Are Now 100 Million Amazon Prime Members: Should You Join Too?

Amazon Prime now boasts 100 million members, a stunning achievement for Jeff Bezos’s company. Here are just some of the perks you’ll get when you join the $99-a-year program.

Internet April 19, 2018

Jeff Bezos-Owned Blue Origin To Receive Funding From US Military

Blue Origin is expanding its space tourism plans to accommodate military missions. Along with SpaceX, United Launch Alliance, and Orbital ATK, it’s one of the companies on track to receive Air Force funding.

Space April 16, 2018

Amazon's Jeff Bezos Building A Clock That Will Work For 10,000 Years

Tech entrepreneur Jeff Bezos is building a giant 'millennial clock' inside a mountain in Texas. This clock of the Long Now Foundation that will last for 10,000 years will be the symbol for multigenerational thinking.

Robotics February 22, 2018

Amazon Is Laying Off Hundreds Of Employees As It Shifts Focus To Alexa, AWS

Amazon is cutting back on the number of employees on its Seattle operation. Hundreds will be laid off in the coming weeks, which the company said is part of adjustments to focus on growth-extensive businesses such as Alexa and AWS.

Business Tech February 12, 2018

Amazon Is Killing It With Alexa: CEO Jeff Bezos Says ‘Expect Us To Double Down’

Amazon is on an uptick with its Echo line of smart speakers and its Alexa virtual assistant. The retail company just posted its Q4 results, which surpassed estimates and analyst expectations.

Smart Home February 2, 2018

'SNL' Parodies Amazon's Search For Second Headquarters Location

‘Saturday Night Live’ took on Amazon's search for a second headquarters on its latest show. Amazon had cities bending over backwards for the chance to host the company before announcing the shortlist of finalists.

Movies/TV Shows January 22, 2018

Jeff Bezos Donates $33 Million To Fund Scholarships For Dreamers

Jeff Bezos makes a $33 million donation to charity in order to send qualified undocumented immigrants to college. The Amazon CEO apparently wanted to honor his father, who was also an immigrant, with this gesture.

Business Tech January 13, 2018

Jeff Bezos Now Richer Than Bill Gates As Net Worth Jumps Over $105B

The net worth of Amazon founder Jeff Bezos has continued to climb. Bezos's latest net worth surpassed the $105 billion mark, higher than Bill Gates's net worth ever was.

Business Tech January 11, 2018

Gene Munster Predicted Amazon Is Buying Target In 2018

Tech analyst Gene Munster is predicting that Amazon will buy Target in 2018. Amazon already bought Whole Foods, and according to the prediction, it's not done with traditional retailers.

Business Tech January 3, 2018

Blue Origin Takes To The Skies Again With New Shepard, Crew Capsule 2.0

The test flight for the New Shepard system and Crew Capsule 2.0 was a success. This takes Blue Origin one step closer to beginning its commercial flight operations in the near future.

Space December 14, 2017

Jeff Bezos Net Worth Hits $100 Billion Mark, Thanks To Black Friday

Jeff Bezos reached a new milestone by hitting $100 billion mark. After Bill Gates, he is the only other person to do so.

November 26, 2017

Amazon HQ2 Will Be As Big As The One In Seattle: Here’s Why US Cities Will Fight For It

Amazon has announced that it’s on the prowl for a city to build a second headquarters in. Amazon HQ2 has quite the list of requirements, though the potential economic benefits make up for it.

Business Tech September 8, 2017

Jeff Bezos Just Became The World’s Richest Person, But Only For A Few Hours

Jeff Bezos, CEO of Amazon, briefly surged past Bill Gates as the world’s richest person but climbed back down when the company’s stock reversed direction several hours later. For now, Bezos has to sit happily in the number two spot.

Business Tech July 28, 2017

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos Needs $5 Billion To Become The Richest Person In The World

Bill Gates is still the world’s richest person, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index, which sees Bezos behind the Microsoft cofounder. However, he only needs $5 billion more to surpass Gates.

Business Tech June 19, 2017

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos Asks Twitter To Decide What He Should Do With His Money

Aside from Amazon, Blue Origin, and The Washington Post, Jeff Bezos wants more ways to contribute to society. As a result, he's asking Twitter for philanthropic ideas.

Internet June 15, 2017

Tim Cook, Jeff Bezos To Attend American Technology Council Meeting At White House

Despite the criticisms, Tim Cook is going to attend the first meeting of Donald Trump's American Technology Council at the White House. This will include other CEOs such as Jeff Bezos and Satya Nadella as they discuss how to modernize the government.

Business Tech June 10, 2017

Will The Billionaires Beat NASA To Planet Mars?

The Trump administration refocused NASA’s budget to the Mars mission but it may not be enough to succeed. An expert believes Musk and Bezos will get there first.

Space May 21, 2017

This Man Is The Highest Paid Person In Amazon, And He’s Not Jeff Bezos

Amazon has disclosed its executive earnings for 2016. And the top-salaried employee is not CEO Jeff Bezos, but Web Services chief Andrew Jassy.

Business Tech April 14, 2017

There Will Be No Bathroom Breaks When You Take The Blue Origin Space Trip

Blue Origin founder and CEO Jeff Bezos said there will be no toilets installed in Blue Origin rockets. The space company plans to send people to space onboard the vessel New Shepard.

Space April 13, 2017

Jeff Bezos To Sell $1 Billion Of Amazon Stock A Year To Fund Space Plans

Jeff Bezos made public his plans with Blue Origin on the 33rd Space Symposium. While the investments are currently consistent, the entrepreneur hopes to make profit off his childhood dream one day.

Space April 6, 2017

LOOK: First-Ever Photos Of Blue Origin's Space Tourism Shepard Capsule Revealed

This is what Blue Origin’s astronaut experience looks like. Jeff Bezos releases first photos revealing the sleek interiors of the New Shepard crew capsule bound for space.

Space April 1, 2017

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos Pilots The Giant Robot Method-2, And He Looks Like A Real-Life BattleMech Pilot

At Amazon's annual MARS 2017 event, CEO Jeff Bezos took the stage to show off the giant robot Method-2, with him riding in the cockpit.

Geek March 20, 2017

NASA Moon Mission Possible Under Trump Administration, Private Firms Could Play Vital Role

The Trump administration is reportedly interested in reviving moon exploration missions. The moon mission was scrapped by former U.S. President Barack Obama under the pretext that it was expensive and repetitive.

Space March 13, 2017

Amazon Wants To Ship Packages To The Moon, But What For?

Amazon boss Jeff Bezos wants the moon to be his company’s next shipping location, according to proposals obtained recently. The notion comes at a particularly appropriate time, as NASA hints renewed interest in returning to the moon.

Space March 3, 2017

Amazon To Add 100,000 Jobs In The United States Over Next 18 Months: Should Credit Go To Trump?

Amazon plans to add 100,000 full-time jobs in the United States over the next 18 months, and the team of President-elect Donald Trump was quick in taking credit. However, the jobs might not be what Trump wanted in his campaign.

Business Tech January 13, 2017

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos Believes Outer Space Is The Next Internet

Traveling to outer space is what several big tech companies are moving to achieve in the next decade or more, and Amazon is right there in hopes to be among the few. Jeff Bezos, CEO of the company, believes space could become the next internet if all goes well.

Space October 21, 2016

Blue Origin Successfully Tested Escape System Of New Shepard Space Capsule founder Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin conducted a successful in-flight escape test of its New Shepard spacecraft. The test showed how the escape system would work if a real-life launch emergency happens.

Space October 6, 2016

Meet The New Glenn: Blue Origin's Declaration Of War Against SpaceX

The competition to become the first reusable rocket company might be coming sooner than once thought. Blue Origin, the aerospace company owned by founder Jeff Bezos, has announced it is working on the New Glenn — the company's first rocket capable of going beyond LEO.

Space September 12, 2016

Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin Breaks Ground On New Rocket Facility In Florida

Blue Origin's new rocket facility in Florida will be large enough to accommodate the manufacturing of orbital rockets. The company is focusing its efforts on reusable rockets that could land and launch again and again.

Space June 29, 2016

Blue Origin's Next Flight Will Crash-Land On Purpose: Jeff Bezos

Blue Origin will attempt to crash-land its New Shepard spacecraft on purpose during its next test flight. CEO Jeff Bezos explains why.

Space May 28, 2016

Amazon To Open More Brick-And-Mortar Stores After All

Jeff Bezos confirmed on Tuesday Amazon's plans to expand into physical stores. Amazon Prime members will also be getting more benefits, which the company has yet to determine.

Business Tech May 18, 2016

Jeff Bezos Sold 1 Percent of His Amazon Stake, To The Tune Of $671M

Amazon CEO and fourth richest man in the world Jeff Bezos has sold 1 percent of his shares in Amazon. Bezos made $671 million, which is the largest amount that the executive has made in a share sale.

Business Tech May 7, 2016

Jeff Bezos Wants To See Millions Of People Living And Working In Space

Jeff Bezos addressed the audience in the 32nd Space Symposium in Colorado and shared his plans of bringing affordable commercial space tourism that would enable millions of people to work and live in space. Blue Origin, Bezos' investment in space exploration, was able to relaunch for the third time its reusable rocket, New Shepard last week.

Space April 13, 2016

Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin Rocket Launches And Lands For The Third Time

For the third successful time, Blue Origin launched the reusable New Shepard rocket and landed it back on Earth last April 2. The unmanned test vouches for reusable booster technology championed by Blue Origin and Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, and helps make his space tourism vision a closer reality.

Space April 3, 2016

Blue Origin Pushes The Envelope For Third Launch Of Reusable Rocket

Spaceflight company Blue Origin is set to blast off its reusable rocket anytime between Saturday and Tuesday. This marks the rocket's third test flight.

Space April 2, 2016

Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin Plans For Human Test Flights By 2017

Private spaceflight company Blue Origin is eyeing crewed test flights of its reusable suborbital space vehicle starting next year. This was the first time its founder Jeff Bezos put a target date on its commercial flights.

Space March 9, 2016

Here's How Much It Would Cost To Buy Every Single Item From Amazon

It would cost more than $12 billion dollars if a consumer wanted to purchase one of everything available on Amazon's website.

Internet February 25, 2016

Jeff Bezos And Amazon Reportedly Building A Spotify Killer

Amazon is allegedly working on the creation of its own subscription-based music streaming service under CEO Jeff Bezos. The service will launch in fall 2016 and is poised to be a Spotify challenger.

Internet January 29, 2016

Hello, SpaceX: Blue Origin Launches And Lands Reusable Rocket For The Second Time

Jeff Bezos' space company Blue Origin successfully landed one of its New Shepard spacecraft during a test flight on Friday. The spacecraft was the same one used in another simulation in November where it was able to land vertically on its target site.

Space January 23, 2016

Jeff Bezos Personally Escorts Freed Washington Post Journalist Back Home On Private Jet

The Amazon CEO, and owner of the Washington Post, personally escorted Post journalist Jason Rezaian back home to the U.S. after he was imprisoned in a Iranian jail for nearly two years.

January 22, 2016

Jeff Bezos Jabs Elon Musk Over SpaceX Accomplishment

Let's just say Bezos, founder of the Blue Origin space company and fellow billionaire, wasn't impressed with the Falcon 9 orbital rocket landing back on Earth.

FUTURE TECH December 22, 2015

Jeff Bezos Wants To Send Donald Trump To Space

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and GOP presidential hopeful Donald Trump are in the latest big Twitter feud, with Bezos throwing shade by suggesting that Trump take a trip to space in the Blue Origin rocket - and stay there.

Society December 8, 2015

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos Wants To Send Donald Trump To Space

Jeff Bezos has offered to send Donald Trump to space. This is in response to statements made on Twitter by Trump that attack Bezos and Amazon.

FUTURE TECH December 8, 2015

Mark Zuckerberg, Bill Gates And Others Team Up To Invest In Clean Energy

The founders of Facebook and Microsoft announce a new initiative that consists of tech companies investing in clean and reliable energy.

Energy November 30, 2015

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