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How it feels to go into space: ‘More beautiful and dazzling and frightening than I ever imagined’

Chris Boshuizen was one of four astronauts – including William Shatner – who flew into space with Blue Origin. Here he describes the wonder of the journeyIt was a balmy morning in the west Texas desert when Chris Boshuizen stepped into Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin rocket capsule for a journey most of us will never experience.He waved a quick goodbye to the Amazon billionaire and took his seat next to William Shatner as the capsule door bolted shut. Continue reading...
Tags: Amazon, Space, Science, World news, Australia news, Star Trek, Jeff Bezos, William Shatner, West Texas, Chris Boshuizen

Researchers have found why some people are fans of ultra-rich individuals like Jeff Bezos or Elon Musk, but not billionaires in general

A mobile billboard calling for higher taxes on the ultra-wealthy with an image of billionaire Jeff Bezos, near the US Capitol on May 17. Drew Angerer/Getty Images People tend to have negative views of massive wealth inequality and billionaires as a class. But a focus on individual billionaires leads people to change their minds, researchers found. The findings help explain why the world's richest people have fans who rush to defend them. America's top-five richest men now have twic...
Tags: Amazon, Elon Musk, Science, News, US, America, Trends, Billionaires, Inheritance Tax, Jeff Bezos, Ohio State, Cornell, Forbes, Jeff, Bezos, Walker

Google CEO says companies that fail to go carbon-free will lose the talent war

Google CEO Sundar Pichai. Beck Diefenbach/Reuters Google wants to be the first Big Tech giant to run entirely on clean energy sources 24 hours a day. But going carbon-free isn't just about climate change, CEO Sundar Pichai told Bloomberg - it benefits recruiting too. He said Gen Z won't want "to work for a company which they feel is polluting." Google CEO Sundar Pichai said the tech giant's ambitious goal to eliminate carbon and shift to 100% renewable energy sources is about m...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Science, News, Microsoft, Climate Change, Careers, Trends, Sustainability, Bloomberg, Renewables, Sundar Pichai, Pichai, Big Tech, Tech Insider

William Shatner in tears after historic space flight: ‘I’m so filled with emotion’

Star Trek actor, 90, says ‘I hope I never recover from this’ after becoming oldest human in space on Jeff Bezos rocket New ShepardThe Star Trek actor William Shatner declared himself “overwhelmed” at becoming the oldest human in space, at the age of 90, during a brief but successful second crewed flight on Wednesday of Blue Origin’s New Shepard rocket ship from the west Texas desert.The Canadian, who for four decades played Captain James Kirk, the fearless commander of the USS Enterprise, broke ...
Tags: Amazon, Space, Texas, Science, Technology, Television, Star Trek, Culture, Television & radio, US television, Jeff Bezos, William Shatner, James Kirk

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

William Shatner completes flight on Bezos rocket to become oldest person in space

Star Trek actor, 90, made a real-life leap into the stars, as Amazon owner Bezos aims to dominate space tourism industryThe Star Trek actor William Shatner has become the oldest human in space, at the age of 90, during a brief but successful second crewed flight on Wednesday of Blue Origin’s New Shepard rocket ship from the west Texas desert.The Canadian, who for four decades played Captain James Kirk, the fearless commander of the USS Enterprise, was invited by the private space company’s found...
Tags: Amazon, Space, Texas, Science, Technology, Television, Star Trek, Culture, Television & radio, US television, Jeff Bezos, William Shatner, Bezos, James Kirk

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

William Shatner's trek to space is delayed as Blue Origin moves New Shepard's launch day

AP Photo/Steven Senne; Blue Origin; Anushree Fadnavis/Reuters Actor William Shatner was scheduled to visit space on a Blue Origin aircraft on Tuesday. Blue Origin, Jeff Bezos' spaceflight company, announced the launch was delayed because of weather. It's now expected to launch on Wednesday. "Star Trek" actor William Shatner was supposed to head to space on a Blue Origin aircraft on Tuesday, but the trip was delayed because of weather. The delay was announced by the spaceflight ...
Tags: Amazon, Science, Trends, Jeff Bezos, William Shatner, Blue Origin, Mark, Bezos, West Texas, Shatner, New Shepard, Steven Senne, Wally Funk, Anushree Fadnavis Reuters, Morgan McFall Johnsen, Sarah Al Arshani

Amazon prominently touts work by anti-vaxxers and COVID conspiracy theorists, even after other platforms cut them off

A sample of four books on the first page of a search for "COVID" on's bookstore. Amazon/Insider Anti-vaxx and COVID-19 conspiracist books loom large in Amazon search rankings. As social media companies increasingly shun anti-vaxxer material, Amazon has done little. Experts and campaigners told Insider this is having a real-world impact on people's health. See more stories on Insider's business page. Books pushing COVID-19 and anti-vaxxer misinformation are displayed...
Tags: Amazon, Facebook, Publishing, Science, Technology, Media, Elizabeth Warren, US, Trends, Canada, New York Times, News UK, Ahmed, Adam Smith, Democratic, Joseph Mercola

Jeff Bezos’s space flight firm ‘rife with sexism’, employees’ letter claims

Open letter by current and ex-staffers alleges ‘consistently inappropriate’ behaviour by Blue Origin leadersA group of current and former employees at Blue Origin, the space flight company owned by the Amazon founder, Jeff Bezos, has accused the business of operating a work environment that is “rife with sexism” and prefers “breakneck speed” to safety.An open letter written by Alexandra Abrams, the former head of employee communications at Blue Origin and 20 other current and former workers, say...
Tags: Amazon, Space, Science, Technology, World news, Jeff Bezos, Blue Origin, Alexandra Abrams

Several current and former Blue Origin employees have accused the company of sacrificing safety in order to win the space race

Jeff Bezos, founder of Blue Origin Blue Origin / Getty Images Blue Origin sacrificed safety to compete with other billionaires, current and former employees said. The former head of Blue Origin Employee Communications and 20 others made the statement. They said "making progress for Jeff" Bezos "seemed to take precedence over safety concerns." See more stories on Insider's business page. Current and former employees of Blue Origin accused the company of sacrificing safety in order to wi...
Tags: Amazon, Science, Trends, News UK, Jeff Bezos, Blue Origin, Jeff, Bezos, Tech Insider, Sinead Baker, Speed desk, Blue Origin Blue Origin Getty Images Blue Origin, Blue Origin Employee Communications, Jeff Bezos Alexandra Abrams

Cooler giant Yeti took a playful swipe at Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos' space race with a billboard urging the billionaires to explore earth and 'save billions'

Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk have spent billions on space exploration, but Yeti has a counter-message: "See Space. Save Billions," and just go outside. Katie Canales/Insider Yeti has a billboard in Austin of a star-filled night sky with the line "See Space. Save Billions." The company told Insider it was inspired by billionaire space racers like Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos. Bezos poured billions of his Amazon stock into Blue Origin, which flew to the edge of space in July. See more stories on Ins...
Tags: Amazon, Spacex, Elon Musk, Florida, Texas, Science, News, Media, Trends, Tesla, Austin, Retail, Mars, Jeff Bezos, West Coast, Yeti

Bill Gates takes a dig at Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk: 'Space? We have a lot to do here on Earth'

Susan Walsh/AP; Joshua Roberts/Reuters; Axel Schmidt/Getty Images During an interview with James Corden, Bill Gates poked fun at the billionaire space race. Gates comments come a few months after Bezos and Richard Branson took private jets into outer space. The interview was days after Gates was asked on camera about his relationship with Jeffrey Epstein. See more stories on Insider's business page. Bill Gates dissed Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk's preoccupation with outer space during...
Tags: Amazon, Transportation, Space, Spacex, Elon Musk, Florida, Science, News, Microsoft, Trends, Tesla, Earth, Netflix, Virgin Galactic, Bill Gates, United Nations

Nike and Amazon among brands advertising on Covid conspiracy sites

Household names may have unwittingly helped spread fake news, investigation revealsDozens of the world’s biggest brands, including Nike, Amazon, Ted Baker and Asos, have been advertising on websites that spread Covid-19 misinformation and conspiracy theories, it has emerged. The companies, as well as an NHS service, are among a string of household names whose ads appear to have helped fund websites that host false and outlandish claims, for example that powerful people secretly engineered the pa...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Science, Media, Internet, Advertising, Social Media, Nike, World news, Infectious Diseases, Digital Media, NHS, Asos, Ted Baker, Bureau of Investigative Journalism, Nike Amazon

Elon Musk's SpaceX calls out Amazon in latest spat over Starlink: 'Despite its theatrics, Amazon does not identify a single fact, figure, or scintilla of data that SpaceX omitted from its application'

Jeff Bezos (left) and Elon Musk. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts SpaceX responded on Thursday to Amazon's latest jab over its plans to expand Starlink. The previous day, Amazon took aim at Elon Musk, saying the CEO believes "rules are for other people." The letter is one of five heated exchanges between the two companies over the satellite system. See more stories on Insider's business page. In the latest in a series of spats between Elon Musk's and Jeff Bezos' companies, SpaceX cal...
Tags: Amazon, Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, News, Fcc, Trends, Tesla, Nasa, Federal Communications Commission, Jeff Bezos, Musk, Blue Origin, Bezos, Joshua Roberts, Bezos Blue Origin

California Advances Historic Bill Targeting Amazon's Punishing Warehouse Quotas

On Wednesday, California lawmakers advanced a groundbreaking legislation that could finally give Amazon warehouse workers the power to push back against some of the draconian conditions imposed on them. Assembly Bill 701 (AB 701), which passed the Senate this week and is the first of its kind in the U.S., specifically…Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Publishing, Science, Labor, California, Senate, Articles, Bill, Jeff Bezos, Warehouse, Break, Gavin Newsom, Dave Clark, Occupational Safety and Health, Human Activities, 3d Publishing

Biden Lays Out Six-Step Plan for Keeping Covid-19 Under Control for Good

In a speech this afternoon, President Joe Biden laid out a course of action for containing the once-again resurgent pandemic in the U.S. Among other things, the administration will enforce vaccine mandates for the majority of federal employees and contractors, and they’ll put strong pressure on private businesses to…Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Politics, Science, Medicine, Labor, Articles, Walmart, Joe Biden, Medical Research, United States, Vaccination, Vaccine, Biden, Health Sciences, Biden Family, Covid 19 Vaccine

Sony's Cheaper Dolby Atmos Soundbar Is Made for Small Spaces

Hot off the heels of the incredibly beefy HT-A7000, Sony’s back with yet another Dolby Atmos soundbar. And while the specs on these two speakers are pretty similar, the Sony AT-5000 is meant for smaller rooms and spaces. Oh, and it’s $400 cheaper.Read more...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Spotify, Science, Technology, Sony, Sonos, Vizio, Hdmi, Surround Sound, Soundbar, Dolby Atmos, Atmos, Dolby Laboratories, Information and Communications Technology, Loudspeakers

Amazon Makes TVs Now

Amazon debuted an all-new line of Fire TV devices on Thursday, a lineup which now includes the company’s first-ever branded TVs in the U.S.Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Science, Technology, Samsung, Netflix, Computing, Sony, Smart TV, Amazon Fire TV, Alexa, Internet Television, Max, Information and Communications Technology, Now, Daniel Rausch, Digital Television

Amazon Cares About Rules Now That It Thinks Elon Musk Is Breaking Them

The ongoing pissing match between Jeff Bezos’s Blue Origin and Elon Musk’s SpaceX reached new levels of pettiness on Wednesday with a letter filed by Amazon to the Federal Communications Commission regarding Musk’s plans to expand its growing satellite network.Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, Federal Communications Commission, Jeff Bezos, Musk, Blue Origin

House Republicans Say Democrats' Data Requests Are Illegal, and They Want a Piece of the Action

House Republicans are furious that their Democratic colleagues investigating the failed, Donald Trump-incited insurrection at the Capitol on Jan. 6 are seeking data on people tied to the riot and now they have a response: “No, u.”Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Verizon, Facebook, Politics, Science, Microsoft, United States, House, Att, Nancy Pelosi, Donald Trump, Louie Gohmert, Kamala Harris, Trumpism, Jim Jordan, Capitol

Amazon rips into Elon Musk in its dispute over Starlink, saying his companies believe 'rules are for other people'

MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images; Joe Skipper/Reuters Amazon ripped into SpaceX and Elon Musk in its latest FCC filing over a Starlink complaint. The company said the SpaceX CEO believes "rules are for other people." The letter comes a week after SpaceX said Jeff Bezos' lawsuits were hindering the company's progress. See more stories on Insider's business page. Amazon ripped into Elon Musk in its latest filing in a series of tiffs with SpaceX over its plans to expand Starlink ...
Tags: Amazon, Space, Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, News, Fcc, Trends, Tesla, Nasa, Getty Images, Federal Communications Commission, Jeff Bezos, Cnbc, Musk, Blue Origin

The Amazon Panopticon Comes for Whole Foods

Heads up, Whole Foods fans: Your new store might feature a distinct lack of checkout lines. Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Science, Whole Foods, Online Shopping, Retailers, Whole Foods Market, Grocery Store, Retailing, Service Companies, Technology Internet, Self Checkout, Mosey, Amazon Panopticon Comes for Whole Foods

Amazon Invests in the Amazon Rainforest Instead of Just Paying Its Damn Taxes

Amazon, as in the corporation, is investing in the Amazon, as in the rainforest. The multinational conglomerate announced the new initiative on Tuesday, saying it will help fight the climate crisis. But in doing so, Amazon conveniently skirted addressing its own role in fueling that crisis. Surprise, surprise.Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Science, Environment, Articles, Renewable Energy, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Carbon Footprint, Climate Change Policy, Natural Environment, Forestry, Amazon Invests, Carbon Neutrality, Carbon Offset, Carbon Finance, Environmental Impact Of The Energy Industry

New Lord of the Rings Stamps Will Get Your Mail to Mordor

There are many, many reasons to think about moving to New Zealand. The gorgeous scenery. The wonderful people. The impressive response to the covid-19 pandemic. And, now, add to that list you can send your mail with some of the most gorgeous Lord of the Rings stamps imaginable.Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Science, Films, New Zealand, Paper, Peter Jackson, Jrr Tolkien, Postage Stamp, The Lord Of The Rings, Film Series, The Lord Of The Rings The Fellowship Of The Ring, Sacha Lees

FBI Report Warned Boogaloo Bois Are Buying Amazon Ring Cams in Case They Need to Ambush Agents

Members of the “Boogaloo Boi” movement in northern Nevada have installed Amazon Ring camera systems in their homes in the hopes that the tech will allow them to ambush any federal agents who come along, according to an FBI memo obtained by the group Property of the People via a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)…Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Science, Fbi, Dance, Nevada, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Ring, Smart Doorbell, Alt Right, Boogaloo, Property of the People, Gretchen Whitmer, Amazon Ring, Boogaloo Movement, Human Activities, Agencies Of The United States Government

Amazon Is Reportedly Making Its Own TVs Because of Course It Is

Amazon is at it again. According to an Insider report, the company is now preparing to launch its own Amazon-branded TVs, possibly as soon as October. Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Publishing, Science, Technology, Kindle, Samsung, Computing, Sony, Fire Phone, Alexa, Amazon Alexa, Linux Based Devices, Technology Internet, Tvs Television Network

Amazon Reportedly Wants People to Know It's a Weed-Friendly Workplace

Amazon is urging the fleets of contract delivery drivers that get packages to its customers to advertise themselves as 4/20-friendly employers, according to Bloomberg.Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Publishing, Science, Labor, Cannabis, Retailers, Bloomberg LP, Bloomberg Read, 3d Publishing, Service Companies, Delivery Associate

New York Amazon Employees Had to Work During Deadly Floods

As Tropical Depression Ida transformed New York City into a lake on Monday night, Amazon, absurdly, kept its warehouses open and expected staff to work.Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Science, New York City, Ida, New York Amazon

The Wheel of Time's First Trailer Brings Robert Jordan's Fantasy World to Life

Look what’s rolled into town! Why, it’s the first trailer (finally) for Amazon’s much-anticipated fantasy television series The Wheel of Time. It’s later than we expected, given the show is currently set to premiere on November 19, but was it worth the wait?Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Books, Science, Time, Fantasy, 5, Game Of Thrones, Rosamund Pike, Brandon Sanderson, LAN, ILLA, Maria Doyle Kennedy, Robert Jordan, Speculative Fiction, Rosamund, Michael McElhatton

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