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A group of Microsoft employees are demanding the company ditch a US Army contract that they say makes them 'war profiteers' (MSFT)

A group of Microsoft employees are protesting the company's $749 million contract with the US Army. The contract involves providing HoloLens augmented reality tech for soldiers, but the workers say it makes them into unwilling "war profiteers." More than 50 employees have now signed an open letter calling on Microsoft's leadership to change course. A group of Microsoft employees are demanding that the company's leadership abandon a contract with the United States Army that they say makes them...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Europe, Microsoft, North Korea, Satya Nadella, US, Trends, Kim Jong Un, Rip, Jeff Bezos, US Army, HoloLens, Mobile World Congress, Us Department Of Defense, Bezos


Virgin Galactic just rocketed its first woman past the edge of space — but Jeff Bezos says its astronauts have 'asterisks' next to their names

Virgin Galactic, the space-tourism company founded by Richard Branson, on Friday launched its first non-pilot beyond an altitude that NASA considers the edge of space. Beth Moses, Virgin Galactic's chief astronaut instructor, flew in the passenger cabin and was accompanied by two pilots. SpaceShipTwo, named VSS Unity, rocketed the three-person crew to nearly 56 miles above Earth, providing a few minutes of weightlessness. But Jeff Bezos, who also owns a space-tourism company, Blue Origin, ear...
Tags: Amazon, Spacex, Elon Musk, New York, US, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Virgin Galactic, Richard Branson, Jeff Bezos, Moses, Branson, US Air Force, Blue Origin, Don


Virgin Galactic just rocketed its first passenger past the edge of space — but Jeff Bezos says its astronauts have 'asterisks' next to their names

Virgin Galactic, the space tourism company founded by Richard Branson, launched its first passenger past the edge of space on Friday. Beth Moses, Virgin Galactic's chief astronaut instructor, was the passenger. She was accompanied by two pilots. SpaceShipTwo, named "VSS Unity," rocketed the crew to nearly 56 miles above Earth, providing a few minutes of weightlessness. But Jeff Bezos, who's starting his own space tourism company, Blue Origin, questioned the capabilities of Virgin Galactic earl...
Tags: Amazon, Spacex, Elon Musk, New York, US, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Virgin Galactic, Richard Branson, Jeff Bezos, Branson, US Air Force, Blue Origin, Don, Bezos


Jeff Bezos saved The Washington Post — here's what employees are saying about his recent scandals

Jeff Bezos has been considered The Washington Post's savior since he bought it in 2013. But recent scandal around his personal life has shaken some Post employees' image of him. Post employees expressed mixed feelings, with some saying the scandal humanized him and others being less forgiving. Jeff Bezos has been credited with rejuvenating The Washington Post since he bought the paper a little more than five years ago. Amid great angst about the future of traditional news media, he's been her...
Tags: Amazon, Post, New York, Washington Post, Trends, Jeff Bezos, Bezos, Marty Baron, Enquirer, The Post, New York City Read, Enquirer People


Before and after photos show how dramatically world-famous CEOs have changed since they started the job

The tech industry with all its innovation, glamour, and youth can still be incredibly stressful. As companies launch, go public, and tackle turmoil, executives go gray, lose weight, and forget to buy eye cream.  Tech execs like Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg and Amazon's Jeff Bezos were once fresh faces on the scene. Now, they've crafted themselves into multibillionaires while growing their businesses into worldwide success stories.  Take a look at how dramatically these tech execs have changed si...
Tags: Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, US, Trends, Adidas, Harvard, Harvard University, Time Magazine, Jeff Bezos, Zuckerberg, Bezos, Today Facebook, D E Shaw, Seattle Before Amazon


It’s becoming clearer than ever that Amazon is developing a third-party logistics service to edge out FedEx and UPS now that Stamps.com has dumped the USPS

Stamps.com announced in a call to investors on Thursday that it would end its partnership with the US Postal Service. The internet postage company, which sells box labels, stamps, and other shipping services, has been partnered exclusively with USPS since 1996, when the website started. As for its new partners, Stamps.com CEO Ken McBride aggressively highlighted Amazon as a major disruptor in delivery services. "(W)e need to work with Amazon and really everybody needs to work with Amazon," Mc...
Tags: Amazon, China, US, America, Trends, Walmart, UPS, US Postal Service, Usps, Italy, Jeff Bezos, Morgan Stanley, Amazon Web Services, Bezos, McBride, Michael Zakkour


'It's awkward': What Washington Post employees are saying about owner Jeff Bezos' recent scandals

Jeff Bezos has been considered the The Washington Post's savior since he bought it in 2013. But recent scandal around his personal life has shaken some people at the company's image of him. Post employees expressed mixed feelings, with some saying the scandal humanizes him and others being less forgiving. Jeff Bezos has been credited with rejuvenating The Washington Post since he bought the paper a little more than five years ago. Amid great angst about the future of traditional news media, h...
Tags: Amazon, Post, New York, Washington Post, Trends, Jeff Bezos, Bezos, Marty Baron, Enquirer, The Post, New York City Read, Enquirer People


What 12 of the world's most famous executives looked like when they were younger

Sometimes it's hard to picture what business leaders were like before they became successful. We dug up old photos of famous business executives, to give a taste of who they once were. Tesla founder Elon Musk once chose to live off a dollar a day, just eating hot dogs and oranges, to see if he could stomach life as an entrepreneur. Twitter boss Jack Dorsey was obsessed with emergency service vehicle dispatch as a kid meanwhile.  Scroll down to read early stories of these famous business execut...
Tags: Elon Musk, Trends, Tesla, Jeff Bezos, Jack Dorsey, McDonald, Bezos, Jeff Bezos Amazon, Wired Mark Zuckerberg Facebook


Michael Sanchez insists he didn't leak Jeff Bezos' racy selfies, but he keeps refusing to answer a key question

The accusation that Jeff Bezos' intimate texts to former TV host Lauren Sanchez were leaked to the National Enquirer by Sanchez's brother, Michael Sanchez, has been widely reported. CNN, The Daily Beast, and the Associated Press have all cited sources this week who believe Sanchez leaked information about the relationship. Business Insider has been in regular contact with Sanchez for seven days. He has consistently declined to comment about the allegations he passed the texts to the Enquirer. ...
Tags: Amazon, Hollywood, Washington Post, Saudi Arabia, Trends, Cnn, Associated Press, Jeff Bezos, National Enquirer, Donald Trump, Abc News, Trump, Howard, Jeff, Bezos, Becker


A Jeff Bezos letter from 1997 about 'reversible decisions' sheds some light on the shock Amazon HQ2 u-turn

Amazon announced on Thursday that it is abandoning its proposed HQ2 in Queens, Long Island City following fierce political opposition. The change of direction was welcomed by some politicians and lamented by others. A 1997 letter to shareholders from Jeff Bezos sheds some light on his approach to reversing big decisions. Bezos said that big companies have a tendency to think all big decisions are irreversible, when in fact the majority are reversible. This week Amazon made the shock announcem...
Tags: Amazon, New York, New York City, Elizabeth Warren, Trends, Netflix, Jeff Bezos, Bezos, Sen Bernie Sanders, Long Island City, Alex Kantrowitz, Amazon However, Retail Wholesale and Department Store Union, Queens Long Island City, RWDSU, Alexandria Ocasio Cortez


Behind on Jeff Bezos' beef with the National Enquirer? Here's the complete timeline of the feud to catch you up (AMZN)

Jeff Bezos recently published a bombshell blog post in which he claimed that the National Enquirer was engaging in "extortion and blackmail" by threatening to release his intimate personal texts and photos. It's the latest dramatic development in a feud that started in early January, when Bezos announced that he and wife MacKenzie Bezos were seeking a divorce — shortly before a story in the National Enquirer revealed that the Amazon CEO was having an extramarital affair with former TV anchor ...
Tags: Amazon, Trends, Jeff Bezos, National Enquirer, Donald Trump, Bezos, MacKenzie, AMZN, D E Shaw Co, MacKenzie Bezos, Lauren Sánchez, Business Insider Forbes


Trump says he wasn’t aware of tabloid’s Bezos investigation

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says he was unaware the owner of the National Enquirer, American Media Inc., had been investigating Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos. The Trump-friendly tabloid has a history of trying to help him. It acknowledged paying $150,000 to Playboy centerfold Karen McDougal for the rights to her story about an alleged […]
Tags: Amazon, Business, News, Entertainment, Washington, Ap, Nation, Playboy, Jeff Bezos, Donald Trump, Trump, Bezos, Karen McDougal, National Enquirer American Media Inc


See inside the modest Bellevue, Washington, house Jeff Bezos was renting when he started Amazon, now on the market for $1.5 million (AMZN)

The home where Jeff Bezos started Amazon is now up for sale. It's a nearly 1,600-square-foot three-bedroom ranch house in Bellevue, Washington, just outside of Seattle. Bezos was renting it in 1994 and started the business in the garage. The home was renovated since Bezos lived there and is now on the market for $1.49 million. House hunters in Bellevue, Washington, have a new option to choose from — and this one's historic. A new home on the market is the very same one that Jeff Bezos was r...
Tags: Amazon, Trends, Walmart, House, Jeff Bezos, Times, Seattle, Bezos, Seattle Times, Sullivan, Bellevue Washington, Pat Sullivan, John L Scott Real Estate, Seattle Bezos


A lawyer at the heart of the National Enquirer's war with Jeff Bezos used to work for Amazon for 9 years

A lawyer at the heart of the National Enquirer's war with Jeff Bezos used to be a loyal servant of the billionaire at Amazon, The Wall Street Journal reports. American Media Inc's Deputy General Counsel Jon Fine worked at Amazon from 2006 to 2015, and was focused primarily on publishing and the company's Kindle business. Fine took up a job at AMI in November 2018. He wrote two of the emails published in Bezos' explosive blog post last week, in which he accused the Enquirer of extortion. A law...
Tags: Amazon, Trends, Netflix, Jeff Bezos, National Enquirer, Wall Street Journal, The Daily Beast, Journal, Martin, Bezos, AMI, Enquirer, Gavin de Becker, American Media Inc, Dylan Howard, American Media Inc AMI


The house where Jeff Bezos started Amazon is up for sale

The Seattle home where Jeff Bezos started Amazon in 1994 is on the market for $1.5 million. Bezos did much of the early work in the property's garage, setting the company on a path to becoming one of the biggest in the world. The post The house where Jeff Bezos started Amazon is up for sale appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Amazon, News, Trends, Smart Home, Jeff Bezos, Seattle, Bezos, Bezos Home


10 things in tech you need to know today

Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Tuesday. Amazon is acquiring WiFi router company Eero. Eero makes "mesh" Wi-Fi routers, which help blanket even the largest spaces with a strong wireless internet signal. The terms of the deal were not disclosed. Apple and Google accused of helping "enforce gender apartheid" by hosting a Saudi government app that tracks women and stops them leaving the country. Under Saudi law, every woman has a legal "guardian" who can restrict her trav...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Elon Musk, Saudi Arabia, China, Trends, Tesla, Bloomberg, Mars, Jeff Bezos, National Enquirer, US District Court, Alexa, Bezos


Bellevue house and garage where Jeff Bezos started Amazon up for sale

Back when Bezos was living there in 1994, the house was worth $135,000. Now it's on the market for nearly $1.5 million.
Tags: Amazon, Business, Real Estate, News, Bellevue, Jeff Bezos, Local News, Bezos


Alleged Trump link to Amazon founder Jeff Bezos nude scandal

A Donald Trump associate has been accused of leaking the steamy sexts exchanged by billionaire Amazon founder Jeff Bezos and his mistress as his marriage broke down.Michael Sanchez, the brother of Bezos's mistress Lauren, shared... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Amazon, Business, Jeff Bezos, Donald Trump, Bezos, Lauren, Michael Sanchez


Donald Trump's link to Amazon founder Jeff Bezos nude scandal

A Donald Trump associate has been accused of leaking the steamy sexts exchanged by billionaire Amazon founder Jeff Bezos and his mistress as his marriage broke down.Michael Sanchez, the brother of Bezos's mistress Lauren, shared... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Amazon, Business, Jeff Bezos, Donald Trump, Bezos, Lauren, Michael Sanchez


Trump's link to Bezos nudes

A Donald Trump associate has been accused of leaking the steamy sexts exchanged by billionaire Amazon founder Jeff Bezos and his mistress as his marriage broke down.Michael Sanchez, the brother of Bezos's mistress Lauren, shared... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Amazon, Business, Jeff Bezos, Donald Trump, Trump, Bezos, Lauren, Michael Sanchez


Bezos probe concludes mistress’ brother was Enquirer source

WASHINGTON (AP) — Private investigators working for Jeff Bezos have determined the brother of the Amazon CEO’s mistress leaked the couple’s intimate text messages to the National Enquirer. That’s according to a person familiar with the matter who spoke Monday to The Associated Press. The person wasn’t authorized to discuss the matter publicly and spoke […]
Tags: Amazon, Business, News, Washington, Ap, Nation, Associated Press, Jeff Bezos, Bezos


Saudi Arabia denies role in Jeff Bezos affair, as the National Enquirer's attorney let slip details about its source

Saudi Arabia's foreign minister said on Sunday that the kingdom had nothing to do with leaking Jeff Bezos' texts to the National Enquirer, and that the whole saga sounds like a "soap opera." In his explosive blog last week, Bezos pointed to links between the National Enquirer and the Saudis, as well as to his own publication the Washington Post's coverage of murdered journalist Jamal Khashoggi. An attorney for AMI — the Enquirer's publisher — also denied that Saudi Arabia had anything to do wi...
Tags: Post, Congress, Abc, Washington Post, Saudi Arabia, US, Trends, Cbs, Jeff Bezos, National Enquirer, Istanbul, Trump, Bezos, Sánchez, Adel al Jubeir, Al Jubeir


10 things in tech you need to know today

Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Monday. Ex-Facebook security boss Alex Stamos says the company is like "Game of Thrones" at the highest levels of leadership. In an interview with CNN, the outspoken security pro said it could be difficult for Facebook execs to admit when they were wrong. Saudi Arabia denies role in leaking Jeff Bezos' messages to National Enquirer, The Guardian reports. "This is something between the two parties, we have nothing to do with it," said Ade...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Elon Musk, Saudi Arabia, Trends, Cnn, Netflix, Silicon Valley, Jeff Bezos, Hulu, Donald Trump, Alexa, Jan Koum, Zuckerberg


Tabloid CEO’s lawyer denies Enquirer tried to extort Bezos

WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Enquirer committed neither extortion nor blackmail by threatening to publish intimate photos of Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, an attorney for the head of the tabloid’s parent company said Sunday. Elkan Abromowitz, an attorney for American Media Inc. chief executive David Pecker, said on Sunday a “reliable source” well-known to Bezos […]
Tags: Amazon, Business, News, Washington, Ap, Nation, Jeff Bezos, Bezos, American Media Inc, David Pecker, Elkan Abromowitz


The National Enquirer vs. Jeff Bezos: Legal experts break down what's at stake in battle between the world's wealthiest man and a supermarket tabloid

Federal prosecutors are reviewing claims made by Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos in a post published on Medium last week that accused the National Enquirer and its publisher, American Media Inc., (AMI) of "extortion and blackmail," sources told The New York Times. Bezos published several emails from the National Enquirer's chief content officer Dylan Howard and from Jon Fine, an attorney representing AMI — one of which lists compromising photographs of Bezos that the supermarket tabloid says...
Tags: Amazon, Washington Post, US, Trends, Cnn, United States, Playboy, Fine, Anderson Cooper, The New York Times, Jeff Bezos, National Enquirer, Times, The Washington Post, New Yorker, Trump


Here's the complete timeline of the feud between Jeff Bezos and the National Enquirer, including the ties to President Trump (AMZN)

On Thursday, Jeff Bezos published a bombshell blog post in which he claimed that the National Enquirer was engaging in "extortion and blackmail" over his intimate personal texts and photos. It's the latest dramatic development in a feud that started in early January, when Bezos announced that he and wife MacKenzie Bezos were seeking a divorce — shortly before a story in the National Enquirer revealed that the Amazon CEO was having an extramarital affair with former TV anchor Lauren Sanchez.  T...
Tags: Amazon, Trends, Jeff Bezos, National Enquirer, Donald Trump, Trump, Bezos, MacKenzie, D E Shaw Co, MacKenzie Bezos, Lauren Sánchez, Business Insider Forbes


Actor Terry Crews says the National Enquirer's publisher tried to 'silence' him with fake stories as Jeff Bezos accuses the tabloid of blackmail

Terry Crews has accused American Media Inc (AMI), publisher of the National Enquirer, of making up a false story to "silence" him. Crews said Radar Online, which is owned by AMI, tried to run a fake story about him buying prostitutes after he went public in accusing a talent agent of sexual assault. He published an alleged email from Radar Online back in 2017, and said the publication did not run the story because it was fake and he had publicly exposed them. Crews resurfaced his allegations a...
Tags: Amazon, Hollywood, Saudi Arabia, Trends, MacBook Air, Jeff Bezos, National Enquirer, Terry Crews, The Washington Post, Board, Senate Judiciary Committee, Bezos, Monte Carlo, AMI, Crews, Ronan Farrow


Medium, the blog site Jeff Bezos used to attack the Enquirer, won't say whether the post violated its rules — but it says Bezos won't get paid a dime (AMZN)

Medium isn't commenting on whether or not Jeff Bezos violated its terms of service with his astonishing post on Thursday. The online publishing site also won't say whether Bezos gave it a heads up before he published it. But Medium did confirm that, no matter how many people like his post, he won't get paid for it. When Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos decided to accuse David Pecker, the CEO of National Enquirer's parent company, of blackmail on Thursday, he chose an interesting way to do it: a post on ...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Post, Washington Post, Trends, Williams, Jeff Bezos, National Enquirer, Donald Trump, Evan Williams, Amazon Web Services, Bezos, AMI, Enquirer, David Pecker, Louise Mtsakis


Medium, the blog site Jeff Bezos used to attack the Enquirer, won't say whether the post violated its rules — but it says Bezos wont get paid a dime (AMZN)

Medium isn't commenting on whether or not Jeff Bezos violated its terms of service with his astonishing post on Thursday. The online publishing site also won't say whether Bezos gave it a heads up before he published it. But Medium did confirm that, no matter how many people like his post, he won't get paid for it. When Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos decided to accuse David Pecker, the CEO of National Enquirer's parent company, of blackmail on Thursday, he chose an interesting way to do it: a post on ...
Tags: Amazon, Post, Washington Post, Trends, Williams, MacBook Air, Jeff Bezos, National Enquirer, Donald Trump, Evan Williams, Amazon Web Services, Bezos, AMI, Enquirer, David Pecker, Louise Mtsakis


Big Read: How Jeff Bezos saved The Washington Post

When Jeff Bezos bought the once mighty Washington Post, many wondered if even the genius behind Amazon could save the struggling masthead, including Bezos himself. Jeff Bezos was surprised by the call. "Why would I even be a candidate... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Amazon, Business, Washington Post, Jeff Bezos, Bezos



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