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Amazon And Google Duking It Out In 2013: Reuters
2012-12-24 12:28:54

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A report by Reuters predicts Amazon is on a "collision course" with Google in 2013, and it all started with a project that digitizes catalogs. The report quotes a former Amazon executive as saying Google's project to scan and digitize product catalogs was a "wake-up" call to Jeff Bezos, Amazon CEO. "He realized that scanning catalogs was interesting for Google, but the real win for Google would be to get all the books scanned and...

Amazon Chief Says Kindles Sell At Cost
2012-10-12 05:01:34

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Amazon chief executive Jeff Bezos revealed on Thursday that the online retailer makes no profit on sales of its Kindle Paperwhite and Kindle Fire HD devices, but is relying instead on making money through sales of books and other content subsequently bought by device owners. "We sell the hardware at our cost, so it is break-even on the hardware," Bezos told BBC News during a European launch event of Amazon´s new Paperwhite...

Amazon Announces New Products, Cheaper Kindles
2012-09-06 14:45:34

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Amazon announced a handful of new products today during their press event in Los Angeles, bolstering their Kindle line as well as introducing some new services. Jeff Bezos announced 3 new versions of their e-reader Kindles, including the brand new Kindle named Paperwhite, which marries the famous e-ink display with a crisp backlit display. These new Kindles are said to feature blacker blacks, whiter whites and an insane...

2012-07-25 23:02:20

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos used the Amazon.com homepage to announce a tuition-credit program for employees of the company´s fulfillment centers. The program will pre-pay for up to 95% of the cost of courses for select areas of study. (PRWEB) July 25, 2012 On July 23, 2012, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos used the Amazon.com homepage to announce a tuition-credit program for employees of the company´s fulfillment centers, the program will pre-pay for up to 95% of the cost of courses for select...

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2012-03-31 07:20:58

On Friday, NASA officials claimed that they were the rightful owners of the Apollo 11 rocket engines found on the floor of the Atlantic Ocean earlier this week by a privately-funded expedition headed up by Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos, CNN.com is reporting. As previously reported here on RedOrbit, Bezos announced the discovery of the spacecraft's F-1 engines that carried Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin to the moon using deep-sea sonar equipment. The engines, which powered the Saturn V...

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2012-03-29 11:38:39

The most famous of all the Apollo missions, Apollo 11 put Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin on the moon, the first time man had ever stepped foot there. In July of 1969, the Saturn V rocket, powered by five massive F-1 engines, roared into life and launched itself into history books worldwide. Generating 7.5 million pounds of thrust, the engines peeled off of the rocket, as planned, after just two minutes of use. These engines tumbled into the Atlantic ocean and have yet to be recovered....

Test Flight Footage Added To Blue Origin Website
2011-11-21 05:37:15

The space-travel venture created by Amazon.com CEO Jeff Bezos unveiled a new website over the weekend, complete with short videos of a successful "short hop" flight test conducted in May. According to Joseph Parrish of The Verge, Bezos' Blue Origin released the footage of its New Shepard vehicle making a vertical takeoff and vertical landing approximately six months ago, "and if we're honest, it's pretty impressive“¦ Although the rocket appears to struggle gaining altitude...

Congressman Asks Amazon To Address Silk Privacy Concerns
2011-10-16 04:27:12

Amazon's forthcoming Kindle Fire hasn't even been released yet, but the web browser software used by the tablet computer has already caught the attention and raised the concerns of Congressional officials on both sides of the isle. On Friday, Rep. Ed Markey, a Democrat from Massachusetts, wrote a letter to Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos regarding Silk, the browser that will be used to surf the Internet on the device. According to Rachel King of CNET, Silk has "been a hot topic" online over the...


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