Latest Jeff Bezos Stories

Amazon May Lose Money On New Tablet Computer
2011-10-01 07:15:31

Kindle Fire, the new tablet computer revealed by Amazon Chief Executive Jeff Bezos on Wednesday, costs $209.63 to make, or approximately $10 more than the device will sell for, Alistair Barr of Reuters reported on Friday. According to Barr, the cost estimate comes from IHS iSuppli, who determined that the components that go into the computer cost $191.65, with additional manufacturing expenses raising the price to nearly $210. "Based on IHS iSuppli's estimates, the company may lose just...

Image 1 - Amazon Inc. Unveils New Tablet Computer For $199
2011-09-28 09:22:02

Amazon Inc. unveiled a new tablet computer to try and compete with Apple Inc.'s market dominating iPad. Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos announced at a media event on Wednesday that Amazon's Kindle Fire tablet computer will feature a 7-inch screen and will price for $199.  The device will run on Google Inc.'s Android operating system. The device offers Wi-Fi connectivity only and comes with a free 30-day trial of Amazon Prime, which is the company's $79-a-year membership service to stream...

Spacecraft Funded By Amazom Executive Crashes
2011-09-04 05:02:31

  An unmanned spacecraft funded by Amazon.com CEO Jeff Bezos veered off course during a recent test flight and had to be destroyed, the Wall Street Journal first reported Saturday. In the article, reporter Andy Pasztor said that the incident with the Blue Origin LLC-developed vehicle occurred on August 24 at the company's spaceport in West Texas. Pasztor noted that the vehicle "started to go off course and ground personnel lost normal contact with the vehicle." Investigators...

2011-08-18 00:00:37

Bezos' contribution "“ the largest in MOHAI's 59-year history "“ to help teach young people about the importance of industrial innovation and to celebrate Seattle as the birthplace of so many innovative companies Seattle, WA (PRWEB) August 17, 2011 The Museum of History & Industry (MOHAI) today announced that it has received a generous gift of $10 million from Jeff Bezos, the founder and chief executive officer of Seattle-based Amazon.com. The grant will be used to establish...

2011-08-13 06:20:56

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and Vice President Greg Hart have filed a patent application for what can effectively be described as an airbag for smartphones. "In today's world, portable devices have become ubiquitous and often indispensable to our work and personal life," the United States Patent Application 20110194230, filed by Bezos and Hart on August 11, says. "A main convenience is that they are often small and light devices that are easy to hold in a hand, carry in a holster, purse or pocket...

2011-07-13 09:09:00

"Under The Bus Starring Jeff Bezos" Profiles Amazon.com's Willingness To Roll Small Businesses To Maintain Its Unfair Advantage WASHINGTON, July 13, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Alliance for Main Street Fairness (AMSF) today launched a new Web video titled, "Under the Bus Starring Jeff Bezos," which addresses Amazon.com's willingness to roll small businesses to maintain its unfair advantage even though the online-only retailer "does at least half of its business in places where it...

2011-06-26 07:10:00

Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos has a dream: to build a clock that will run for 10,000 years. Bezos, a self-made billionaire has begun construction on the giant timepiece, which will be housed mainly underground, according to Wired Magazine's Dylan Tweney. The clock isn't just the ultimate timepiece; it is a symbol of the power of long-term thinking. He hopes that building the mega-clock will change the way humans think about time, encouraging our distant descendants to take a longer view...

2011-06-25 00:00:32

Moreover Technologies' Newsdesk 4 news and social media monitoring, refinement and sharing service won a Stevie® Award in the New Product or Service of the Year-Media & Entertainment-Up to 100 Employees category at the 9th Annual American Business AwardsSM (ABA) gala June 20 in New York City. A finalist from more than 2,800 nominations in 40-plus categories, Newsdesk 4 won out over five other category contenders and shared the stage with such high-profile winners as Jeffrey Bezos,...

2011-05-13 13:55:00

Chief executive Jeff Bezos told Conumers Reports on Friday that people should "stay tuned" for news about a possible Amazon tablet. There have been rumors in recent weeks that Amazon is about to launch a tablet computer to rival Apple's iPad, but the comments made by Bezos are the closest the company has come to giving the reports justice. Bezos stressed to Consumer Reports that the tablet would not be a replacement for the company's Kindle ebook reader. "We will always be very mindful...

2011-05-12 13:28:40

Amazon Chief Executive Jeff Bezos said on Wednesday that the company could cut its partnership with affiliates in more U.S. states that require the online retailer to collect sales tax. The comments from the world's largest online retailer, published by Reuters, come less than a month after Best Buy expressed optimism about potential online taxation reforms that would expand the collection of sales taxes on items bought over the Internet. Chains like Best Buy and Sears have openly voiced...

Word of the Day
  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
  • Pertaining to the mythos of Cthulhu and additional otherworldly beings created by H. P. Lovecraft or inspired by his writings and imitators.
This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.