Latest Jeff Bezos Stories

2009-01-30 09:45:49

Amazon.com Inc. reported a 9 percent increase in profit during the fourth quarter, outperforming analysts' projections, showing that it is far less affected by the economic crunch than other retailers. Net profit for the last three months of the year totaled $225m, or 52 cents per share compared to $207m, or 48 cents per share, during the same period last year. Revenue also rose 18 percent to $6.7bn. "We remain relentlessly focused on serving customers with low prices, great selection and...

2009-01-16 14:00:00

Also featured in this issue is on-going coverage by the Magazine of the American Landowner of the U.S. Army's huge land grab in Southern Colorado. MANITOU SPRINGS, Colo., Jan. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- WANT TO GUESS? - For the second year in a row media pioneer Ted Turner tops The "Land Report 100" list. In addition to gracing the cover, The Land Report features an exclusive excerpt from Turner's recently published memoir, Call Me Ted, where he describes his love affair with land that began when he...

2008-12-21 14:18:11

Staff at Amazon's warehouse in Bedfordshire, England, say they waved, rather than mooned, when bosses at the giant U.S. Internet retailer demanded a mass photo. Staffers at the Marston Gate warehouse said they rejected pressure to drop their trousers in unison for a mass mooning photo -- an idea reportedly conceived by Jeff Bezos, Amazon's founder, The Sunday Times of London reported. The photo was to be Amazon's response to a Times story that last week detailed difficult working conditions...

2008-07-24 15:00:00

Amazon.com continues to shrug off the negative effects of an economy seemingly headed for recession. The Seattle-based Internet retailer more than doubled its second-quarter profit and beat Wall Street's expectations. In a conference call with analysts Wednesday, founder and Chief Executive Jeff Bezos suggested Amazon has an edge over other retailers because consumers faced with sticker shock at the gas pump are increasingly buying online. "Even just driving 10 miles these days is a few...

2008-06-14 12:00:10

By Amy Martinez, Seattle Times Jun. 14--Pay for the Northwest's top CEOs shot up last year, despite a turbulent stock market and concerns about a possible U.S. recession, according to a new analysis for The Seattle Times. The 20-best paid CEOs who were in place for both 2006 and 2007 saw their median compensation rise to $8 million from $6.1 million the year before. InfoSpace CEO James Voelker soared to the top of this year's list of publicly traded companies with a $38.1 million pay...

2006-11-14 09:01:20

HOUSTON -- A remote West Texas spaceport being built and bankrolled by Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos launched a test rocket Monday for the first time. "There was a launch, a one- or two-minute event," Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Roland Herwig said from the agency's office in Oklahoma City. He had no details. The exact nature of the 6:30 a.m. launch or the type of spacecraft was not immediately known. A Houston-based spokesman for Blue Origin, the Bezos-owned firm developing the...

2006-07-23 15:00:00

A spacecraft taking off from a private West Texas spaceport being bankrolled and developed by Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos would take off vertically, but unlike NASA's space shuttle would also land vertically, according to an environmental study that offers a glimpse into the secretive plans. The craft would hit an altitude of about 325,000 feet - or almost 62 miles - before descending and restarting its engine for a "precision vertical powered landing on the landing pad" in sparsely...

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