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Amazon may have lied to Congress, bipartisan group of lawmakers say

A bipartisan group of lawmakers warned Amazon on Monday they are concerned top executives including former CEO Jeff Bezos may have misled or even lied to Congress about the company's business practices.
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5 lawmakers accuse Amazon executives, including Jeff Bezos, of either misleading or lying to Congress

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos speaks via video conference during a hearing of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Antitrust, Commercial and Administrative Law, July 29, 2020. Graeme Jennings/Pool via REUTERS TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY Five lawmakers asked Amazon to provide evidence its executives did not mislead Congress, per reports. Recent reporting "contradicts the sworn testimony" of executives, including Jeff Bezos, they wrote. The representatives are considering whether to refer Amazon to the Dep...
Tags: Amazon, News, Congress, India, Trends, Antitrust, Department Of Justice, Jeff Bezos, Wall Street Journal, Committee, Reuters, Bezos, Pramila Jayapal, Andy Jassy, House Judiciary Subcommittee, Matt Gaetz


See Shatner's emotional remarks after landing

Actor William Shatner speaks with Blue Origin founder Jeff Bezos after landing from a sub-orbital space flight aboard the New Shepard.
Tags: News, Stories, Jeff Bezos, William Shatner, Blue Origin, Shatner


Shatner in Space

As you may have seen, Jeff Bezos invited William Shatner to take a flight on one of his Blue Origin suborbital space flights this morning. It went all according to plan. Shatner spoke about the experience on live television with Bezos by his side. As a lifelong Star Trek fan I won’t scuff this up with any cynicism or critical voice. It’s 100% awesome. Shatner is 90 and by appearances in fairly robust health for his age. It is still striking, though, and inspiring that someone his age, w...
Tags: News, Jeff Bezos, William Shatner, Josh Marshall, Bezos, Shatner, Editors' Blog


Video from Blue Origin's spaceship shows William Shatner gazing at Earth: 'No description can equal this'

William Shatner gazes at Earth from the window of Blue Origin's New Shepard capsule, October 13, 2021. Blue Origin William Shatner flew to the edge of space aboard Blue Origin's New Shepard rocket on Wednesday. New video from the spaceship shows the 90-year-old "Star Trek" actor gazing in awe at Earth below. Shatner seemed to experienced the "overview effect" - a profound sense of awe, fragility, and humanity. New video from inside Blue Origin's spaceship shows 90-year-old acto...
Tags: Science, News, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Star Trek, Jeff Bezos, William Shatner, Rocket Launch, Blue Origin, Mother Earth, Bezos, James T Kirk, Shatner, New Shepard, Overview Effect


William Shatner Is Now The Oldest Man To Successfully Enter Space

It was one short flight for a rocket, but one giant leap for symbolism and broken records. Today, legendary "Star Trek" actor William Shatner made good on previous reports about his planned trip to space aboard Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin rocket as he successfully completed the flight and made it back no worse for wear. Along the way, the 90-year-old Shatner set a new record as the oldest human being to ever leave the safe confines of our planet ... however briefly it may have been. "Trek" fans, spa...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Movies, News, Jeff Bezos, William Shatner, Bezos, Kirk, James T Kirk, West Texas, Shatner, Karman


Amazon is reportedly shopping for used cargo jets that can fly from China, an effort that would help the company side-step major port delays

Amazon Amazon wants to buy used long-range cargo planes that could haul goods from Asia to the US, Bloomberg reports. Sources close to the issue told Bloomberg the retailer wants to buy over 10 of Boeing and Airbus's largest converted passenger jets. Amazon is one of many major retailers looking to avoid weeks of delays at Southern California ports. Amazon is looking to buy used cargo planes that would be able to travel long distances, according to a report from Bloomberg on Wednesday...
Tags: Amazon, Transportation, Asia, News, China, Planes, US, Trends, Supply Chain, Bloomberg, UPS, Retail, Airbus, Shortage, Jeff Bezos, North America


Jeff Bezos Interrupted William Shatner’s Profound Speech To Spray Champagne

“Give me a Champagne bottle, c’mere. I want one,” Bezos says in a video of the moment, cutting off Shatner.
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Sen. Elizabeth Warren says billionaires have 'enough money to shoot themselves into space' because they don't pay taxes

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) speaks during a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on September 28, 2021. Patrick Semansky-Pool/Getty Images Sen. Elizabeth Warren criticized the ultra-rich for traveling to space but not paying their taxes. On "The View," Warren discussed Biden's spending package that would increase investments in healthcare and climate. "The money is going to come from the billionaires who don't pay their taxes and therefore have enough money to shoot themselves ...
Tags: Amazon, Spacex, Elon Musk, Politics, News, Republicans, Congress, Abc, Senate, Massachusetts, Elizabeth Warren, Trends, Legislation, Joe Biden, Democrats, Virgin Galactic


William Shatner cried telling Jeff Bezos about his flight to space: 'I hope I never recover from this'

Jeff Bezos pins astronaut wings on William Shatner after the "Star Trek" star's spaceflight on October 13, 2021. Blue Origin William Shatner flew to the edge of space aboard Blue Origin's New Shepard rocket on Wednesday. Upon landing back on Earth, an emotional Shatner shared his reflections on the flight with Jeff Bezos. Shatner said looking at the blackness of space was like looking at death: "I hope I never recover from this." William Shatner poured his heart out on camera after...
Tags: Texas, Science, News, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Star Trek, Mars, Jeff Bezos, William Shatner, Rocket Launch, Blue Origin, Mother Earth, Bezos, James T Kirk, Shatner


Jeff Bezos chauffeured William Shatner and the rest of the Blue Origin flight crew to the site of Wednesday's rocket launch

Blue Origin founder and ex-Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos. Blue Origin Jeff Bezos drove William Shatner and the rest of the crew to the Blue Origin launch site for Wednesday's spaceflight. Shatner, who played Captain James T. Kirk in "Star Trek," can be seen in the backseat. The flight is Bezos's spaceflight company's second with passengers. Actor William Shatner and the rest of the Blue Origin flight crew had a special driver to the site of Wednesday's rocket launch.Blue Origin fou...
Tags: Amazon, Science, News, Trends, Nasa, Star Trek, Jeff Bezos, William Shatner, Blue Origin, Space Race, Bezos, James T Kirk, Shatner, Andy Jassy, Tech Insider, Rivian


Jeff Bezos' rocket company just flew TV star William Shatner to the edge of space - watch the video

William Shatner (left) purchased a seat on Blue Origin's New Shepard rocket (right). Blue Origin "Star Trek" actor William Shatner is to fly to the edge of space on a Blue Origin rocket. The Jeff-Bezos-founded company is due to launch Shatner and three others at 9 a.m. CDT (10 a.m. ET) Wednesday. Watch Blue Origin's livestream of the 11-minute spaceflight below. Update: William Shatner and three other passengers flew to the edge of space aboard the New Shepard rocket and landed saf...
Tags: Texas, Science, News, Cbs News, US, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Star Trek, Today, Jeff Bezos, William Shatner, Rocket Launch, Federal Aviation Administration, Blue Origin, Jeff


Emotional Shatner: Most profound experience I can imagine

Actor William Shatner speaks with Blue Origin founder Jeff Bezos after landing from a sub-orbital space flight aboard the New Shepard.
Tags: News, Stories, Jeff Bezos, William Shatner, Blue Origin


William Shatner Becomes Oldest Person to Enter Space as Blue Origin Lifts Off

William Shatner has reached the final frontier. At 90 years old, the “Star Trek” actor entered space aboard Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin space shuttle on Wednesday morning, becoming the oldest person in history to boldly go where no man has gone before. Also on board the second Blue Origin flight were Chris Boshuizen, a former […]
Tags: News, Star Trek, Jeff Bezos, William Shatner, Blue Origin, Chris Boshuizen


William Shatner will launch into space with paper 'Star Trek' toys that Jeff Bezos made when he was 9

Actor William Shatner (left) and Blue Origin founder Jeff Bezos. AP Photo/Steven Senne/Tony Gutierrez/AP William Shatner is due to launch into space on a Blue Origin rocket on Wednesday. Blue Origin boss Jeff Bezos said Shatner had agreed to take some mementos into space for him. They are paper "Star Trek" toys Bezos made for himself as a child, he said. "Star Trek" actor William Shatner is due to blast into space on Wednesday onboard a rocket made by Blue Origin, Jeff Bezos' space exp...
Tags: Space, News, Cbs News, Trends, Star Trek, Cnn, Jeff Bezos, William Shatner, Blue Origin, Bezos, Shatner, New Shepard, Tech Insider, Wally Funk, Isobel Asher Hamilton, Steven Senne Tony Gutierrez


Jeff Bezos made paper Star Trek toys when he was 9, and William Shatner is taking them into space

Actor William Shatner (left) and Blue Origin founder Jeff Bezos. AP Photo/Steven Senne/Tony Gutierrez/AP William Shatner is due to launch into space on a Blue Origin rocket on Wednesday. Blue Origin boss Jeff Bezos said Shatner had agreed to take some mementos into space for him. They are paper "Star Trek" toys Bezos made for himself as a child, he said. "Star Trek" actor William Shatner is due to blast into space on Wednesday onboard a rocket made by Blue Origin, Jeff Bezos' space exp...
Tags: Space, News, Cbs News, Trends, Star Trek, Cnn, Jeff Bezos, William Shatner, Blue Origin, Bezos, Shatner, New Shepard, Tech Insider, Wally Funk, Isobel Asher Hamilton, Steven Senne Tony Gutierrez


Watch live as Jeff Bezos' rocket company launches TV star William Shatner to the edge of space today

William Shatner (left) purchased a seat on Blue Origin's New Shepard rocket (right). Blue Origin "Star Trek" actor William Shatner is to fly to the edge of space on a Blue Origin rocket. The Jeff-Bezos-founded company is due to launch Shatner and three others at 9 a.m. CDT (10 a.m. ET) Wednesday. Watch Blue Origin's livestream of the 11-minute spaceflight below. Five decades after debuting as the cosmos-exploring commander Captain James T. Kirk in "Star Trek," actor William Shatner...
Tags: Texas, Science, News, Cbs News, US, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Star Trek, Today, Jeff Bezos, William Shatner, Rocket Launch, Federal Aviation Administration, Blue Origin, Jeff


William Shatner is about to be the oldest person ever blasted into space. Here's everything you need to know

William Shatner — who gained international fame playing the iconic role of Captain Kirk on "Star Trek" — will make a very real trek to outer space today, if only for a brief suborbital joyride aboard a New Shepard rocket. It's the same one that took Amazon billionaire Jeff Bezos to space this summer.
Tags: Amazon, Cnn, Jeff Bezos, William Shatner, Kirk


William Shatner revealed that Blue Origin won't allow its astronauts to sell anything they take into space

William Shatner has a seat to the edge of space aboard Blue Origin's New Shepard rocket. Blue Origin William Shatner revealed that Blue Origin bans astronauts from selling mementos they bring to space. The TV star is set to launch into the edge of space on Wednesday morning in a Blue Origin rocket. Blue Origin gives astronauts a small blue bag they can fill with souvenirs to take into space. Blue Origin allows astronauts to bring a small, blue bag of keepsakes into the edge of space w...
Tags: Trends, Cnn, Amelia Earhart, Virgin Galactic, Anderson Cooper, Jeff Bezos, William Shatner, Blue Origin, Cooper, Bezos, Kirk, Shatner, New Shepard, New Shepard Blue Origin, Heather Schlitz


Watch live as Jeff Bezos' rocket company launches TV star William Shatner to the edge of space on Wednesday

William Shatner (left) purchased a seat on Blue Origin's New Shepard rocket (right). Blue Origin "Star Trek" actor William Shatner is about to fly to the edge of space on a Blue Origin rocket. The company, founded by Jeff Bezos, is scheduled to launch Shatner and three other passengers on Wednesday. Watch Blue Origin's livestream of the 11-minute spaceflight below. Three decades after starring as the cosmos-exploring commander Captain James T. Kirk in "Star Trek," actor William Sha...
Tags: Texas, Science, News, Cbs News, US, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Star Trek, Today, Jeff Bezos, William Shatner, Rocket Launch, Federal Aviation Administration, Blue Origin, Jeff


Star Trek's William Shatner On His Plan To Boldly Go Into Space

In an interview with Gayle King on "CBS Mornings," Star Trek's William Shatner talks about his plan to boldly go into space, becoming the oldest person to do so. He's planning to launch to the final frontier on Wednesday, courtesy of Jeff Bezos and his rocket company Blue Origin. CBS News reports: Shatner joked that he'll be able to brag about the age record. But he said his actual motivation was "to have the vision. I want to see space. I want to see the Earth. I want to see what we need to do ...
Tags: Tech, Earth, Cnn, Cbs, Anderson Cooper, Jeff Bezos, William Shatner, Blue Origin, Funk, John Glenn, Gayle King, Shatner, Blue Origin CBS News


Elon Musk trolls Jeff Bezos as he widens his lead as the richest person on Earth

Elon Musk's personal wealth is now $222 billion, widening his gap as the richest person in the world according to Bloomberg's Billionaires Index. Musk's personal wealth skyrocketed an extra $10.6 billion after a secondary share sale by investors, announced last week, valued the space company over $100 billion, CNBC reported.
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Elon Musk trolls Jeff Bezos as he pulls away as richest person on Earth

Elon Musk's personal wealth is now $222 billion, widening his gap as the richest person in the world according to Bloomberg's Billionaires Index. Musk's personal wealth skyrocketed an extra $10.6 billion after a secondary share sale by investors, announced last week, valued the space company over $100 billion, CNBC reported.
Tags: Elon Musk, Bloomberg, Earth, Cnn, Jeff Bezos, Cnbc


Some Blue Origin employees say Jeff Bezos' space company has an 'authoritarian bro culture' that demoralized workers, a new report says

Jeff Bezos, founder of Blue Origin Blue Origin / Getty Images A new report from The Washington Post details a dysfunctional "bro culture" at Blue Origin. Workers told The Post that they felt demoralized by a lack of response to complaints of a "toxic" workplace. Last month, an open letter accused Blue Origin of ignoring employee concerns about safety and sexism. Blue Origin employees say Jeff Bezos' space company has fostered a "dysfunctional" and "demoralizing" work culture that cause...
Tags: Amazon, Post, Space, Spacex, Elon Musk, Hollywood, Science, News, Washington Post, Trends, Jeff Bezos, Smith, William Shatner, The Washington Post, Cnbc, Blue Origin


Elon Musk pokes fun at Jeff Bezos with a silver medal emoji as the gap between the two wealthiest men in the world widens

Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos. John Locher/AP and Odd Andersen/AFP via Getty Images Elon Musk responded to Jeff Bezos' tweet about Amazon's success with a silver medal emoji. Musk has said he wants to send Bezos a second-place trophy after the Tesla CEO became the wealthier billionaire. Last week, Musk's net worth soared to $223 billion, while Bezos was valued at $191 billion, Bloomberg reported. Elon Musk took a playful dig at Jeff Bezos on Monday.The Tesla CEO replied to a Bezos t...
Tags: Amazon, Spacex, Elon Musk, News, Trends, Tesla, Bloomberg, Nasa, Billionaires, Federal Communications Commission, Jeff Bezos, Musk, Blue Origin, Forbes, Bezos, Today Amazon


Jeff Bezos Shared Old Article Predicting Amazon’s Failure. Elon Musk Replied

Dismissing Amazon founder Jeff Bezos as “Just another middleman”, the story read: “The idea that Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos has pioneered a new business paradigm is silly.” More than two decades later, Amazon is worth $1.6 trillion in market cap and Jeff Bezos is counted among the world’s richest people. For the uninitiated, Mr Musk surpassed the Amazon boss as the world’s richest person last month and took a celebratory crack at him by telling Forbes in an email that he would send Jeff Bezos a silve...
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Blue Origins Delays Space Flight Set to Carry William Shatner

Jeff Bezos’ spaceflight company Blue Origin announced it was delaying an upcoming flight that was meant to carry “Star Trek” actor William Shatner aboard. The delay was made due to anticipated winds. The flight was originally scheduled for Oct. 12. “Due to forecasted winds on Tuesday, Oct. 12, Blue Origin’s mission operations team has made […]
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Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk are among the 156 billionaires on the Forbes 400 who have given less than 1% of their wealth to charity

Blue Origin CEO Jeff Bezos and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk. Joe Raedle/Getty Images/Axel Springer Billionaires including Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk reached new record levels of wealth last year. Billionaires are also less generous than ever in terms of share of wealth they've given away. Of the Forbes 400, a record 156 - including Bezos and Musk - have given less than 1%. See more stories on Insider's business page. While Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk feud over who is wealthier and who is more l...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, News, Trends, Charitable Giving, Billionaires, Berkshire Hathaway, Jeff Bezos, Donald Trump, Tax Breaks, Philanthropy, Warren Buffet, Berkshire, Musk, Forbes, Scott


Blue Origin is launching the TV star William Shatner on Tuesday, but employees say they wouldn't fly on that rocket

Jeff Bezos and Blue Origin's New Shepard rocket. Anushree Fadnavis/Reuters; Blue Origin Blue Origin plans to fly "Star Trek" actor William Shatner and others to the edge of space Tuesday. In a recent open letter, some Blue Origin employees said they wouldn't ride its New Shepard rocket. New Shepard's emergency systems should protect passengers, but the letter raised safety concerns. See more stories on Insider's business page. After launching its own founder, Jeff Bezos, to...
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Blue Origin is launching TV star William Shatner on Tuesday, but employees say they wouldn't fly on that rocket

Jeff Bezos (left) and Blue Origin's the New Shepard rocket (right). Anushree Fadnavis/Reuters; Blue Origin Blue Origin plans to fly Star Trek's William Shatner and three others to the edge of space on Tuesday. In a recent open letter, some Blue Origin employees said they wouldn't ride its New Shepard rocket. New Shepard's emergency systems should protect passengers, but the letter raised safety concerns. See more stories on Insider's business page. After launching its o...
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