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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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 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 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
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
Amazon.com 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
The competition to become the first reusable rocket company might be coming sooner than once thought. Blue Origin, the aerospace company owned by Amazon.com 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
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 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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
The achievement caught the eye of SpaceX founder Elon Musk, who reminded Blue Origin that their rockets don't go as high or fast as his company's rockets.
FUTURE TECH November 24, 2015
The remnants of the Saturn V engine from the Apollo lunar missions can now be previewed at the Museum of Flight in Seattle. Jeff Bezos of Amazon spearheaded the unveiling of the F-1 engines at the museum.
Space November 24, 2015
Steve Ballmer, the former Microsoft CEO, is still his old self after he ripped into Amazon as regards its employees and how Microsoft is the only company capable of competing with Apple.
Business October 25, 2015
Jeff Bezos is now the third-richest person in America, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index. He beats out Charles and David Koch, and is only bested by Bill Gates and Warren Buffet.
Society October 23, 2015
The Washington Post is the first major publication to go all in on Facebook’s Instant Articles, pledging to publish all of its stories on the social network every day.
Business September 23, 2015
Amazon introduced a new Fire tablet with a quad-core processing, 7-inch display, all-day battery life that runs on Fire OS 5 launching later this month for just under $50.
Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech September 17, 2015
Amazon Prime members will now be offered a free six-month trial of the digital edition of The Washington Post, with the subscription to the paper then costing customers only $3.99 a month.
Deals September 16, 2015
Cape Canaveral will be the new home of Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin. The Amazon CEO revealed that the space company will begin building and launching rockets later this decade.
FUTURE TECH September 16, 2015
The United Launch Alliance is set to refresh its commitment to the BE-4 rocket developed by Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin aerospace company. The commitment could put the ULA on track to developing a fully American-made rocket by 2019.
FUTURE TECH September 13, 2015
Jeff Bezos and the New York Times are not on the same page regarding Amazon as a workplace, prompting Bezos to respond with a memo to Amazon employees.
Business August 18, 2015
Apple spends almost $700,000 for the personal security of CEO Tim Cook, a figure which pales in comparison to what other technology companies spend to keep their chiefs safe.
Business August 10, 2015
Roughly $170 million in charge backs last quarter for the Fire Phone has put out Amazon's flame. The e-commerce company is preparing the second generation of the Fire Phone, reports state.
Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech December 22, 2014
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos says he has made 'billions of dollars of failures,' but that failures are an integral part of expansion for any company. He also said his company will continue to release iterations of the Fire phone until it gets it right.
Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech December 2, 2014