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Jaw-dropping video shows Virgin Galactic pilots blasting into space

The spaceship Unity left Earth Friday morning and then successfully glided back down to California's Mojave desert.Virgin Galactic pilots Dave Mackay and Mike Masucci flew the aerospace company's fifth-supersonic powered test flight -- with a working passenger aboard, chief astronaut instructor Beth Moses. After taking off from a runway attached to the WhiteKnightTwo "mothership," Unity then detached at some 45,000 feet before its rocket motor ignited and the craft blasted into space. Th...
Tags: Science, California, Earth, Virgin Galactic, Richard Branson, Jeff Bezos, Blue Origin, Bezos, U S Department of Transportation, Unity, New Shepard, Mojave, Dave Mackay, VSS Unity, Mike Masucci, Beth Moses


Even With HQ2 Dead, New York Isn't Done Fighting Amazon 

“This is just the beginning of what I’m sure will be somewhat of a long fight,” New York State Senator Jessica Ramos said addressing a small press gaggle on Thursday morning. Until recently that statement might have been a reference to the ugly and highly public fight to renegotiate Amazon’s disastrous HQ2 deal.…Read more...
Tags: Amazon, New York, Science, Jeff Bezos, New York State, RWDSU, Jessica Ramos, HQ2, No Union No Amazon, Ron T Kim, Done Fighting Amazon


Bill de Blasio Does Not Appear to Be Taking the Amazon HQ2 Breakup Well

Jeff Bezos yanked his would-be HQ2 campus this week in a show that Amazon simply couldn’t take the heat from New Yorkers who opposed the secretive deal and its potential implications for the city’s residents, and the Queens community in particular. After Amazon announced it was pulling out, many progressive…Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Science, Queens, Bill De Blasio, Jeff Bezos, HQ2, Bad Breakups


Amazon's Deep Bench Calms Investors Despite Bezos Scandal, NYC Rift

Amazon.com Inc. Chief Executive Officer Jeff Bezos announced his divorce. Strip out Bezos and Amazon from the headlines and the stories are more mundane. Amazon still has more than 100 million Prime members, whose subscription fees make them more loyal to the company because they can capitalize on shipping discounts.
Tags: Amazon, Science, Jeff Bezos, Bezos, Amazon com Inc


It Sure Looks a Lot Like the Pro-Trump Brother of Jeff Bezos's Girlfriend Helped Leak Those Sexts

CNN reported on Wednesday evening that “two people with knowledge of the matter” had confirmed that Michael Sanchez, the brother of the woman with whom Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos had an affair, was the person who initially tipped off the National Enquirer to the secret romance and set off a firestorm.Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Science, Technology, Cnn, Jeff Bezos, National Enquirer, AMI, Michael Sanchez, American Media Inc, Sexts, Lauren Sánchez, Double Complexifier


U.S. Congressman Wants to Make Amazon Testify on Its Facial Recognition Tool

Last year’s wide-ranging and critical congressional hearings caught Facebook, Google, Twitter, Apple and other tech giants in their dragnet. Amazon, for the most part, came out unscathed, but that might soon change.Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Science, Surveillance, Jeff Bezos, Privacy And Security, Jimmy Gomez, Rekognition, Facebook Google Twitter Apple


Jeff Bezos Weighs Options While National Enquirer Publisher Goes on Defensive

Photos and other details about Bezos’s extramarital affair came from “a reliable source” known to Bezos -- and not from President Donald Trump, Saudi Arabia or Trump adviser Roger Stone, said Elkan Abramowitz, an attorney for David Pecker, the chairman of American Media Inc. “It was a usual story that National Enquirer gets from reliable sources,” Abramowitz said on ABC’s “This Week” on Sunday.
Tags: Science, Abc, Jeff Bezos, National Enquirer, Trump, Bezos, Roger Stone, Abramowitz, American Media Inc, David Pecker, Elkan Abramowitz, Donald Trump Saudi Arabia


You Can Now Buy the House Where Jeff Bezos Started Amazon, If You Really Have to Or Something

If you have ever, for some ungodly reason, desired to live in Jeff Bezos’s old house—well you can do that now, for the low, low price of just under $1.5 million.Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Real Estate, Science, Technology, Jeff Bezos, Seattle, Seven Figures, House Where Jeff Bezos Started Amazon


Jeff Bezos Nudes, Self-Aware Fish, and Brain Zapping: Best Gizmodo Stories of the Week

A good rule of thumb if you’re going to threaten to publish nude photos of the richest man on the planet unless he says you’re not working with the Saudi government is: Probably don’t do that! And if for some reason you are reckless enough to do that, you probably shouldn’t do so in writing!Read more...
Tags: Google, Star Wars, TV, Science, Technology, Movies, Instagram, Net Neutrality, Labor, Drugs, Horror, Funerals, China, Social Media, Star Trek, Fish


Bezos Selfie Controversy Triggers Alarm For Billionaires Worldwide

When Jeff Bezos alleged in a blog post Thursday that he was the victim of blackmail attempts by the publisher of the National Enquirer, it probably sent chills down the spines of billionaires everywhere. “The perception among very affluent people is often ‘I have this level of wealth, I’m untouchable,’" said Mark Johnson, chief executive officer of Sovereign Intelligence, a McLean, Virgina-based risk analytics firm. Ask any family office about its biggest fears and cybersecurity is near the to...
Tags: Science, Jeff Bezos, National Enquirer, Mark Johnson, McLean Virgina, Sovereign Intelligence


Jeff Bezos: Extortion and Embarrassing Photos Won’t Distract Me

Now the world’s wealthiest man needs to convince investors that locking horns with a powerful American media organization won’t end up hurting Amazon.com Inc. itself. Bezos, Amazon’s single largest shareholder, stunned the industry Thursday night when he accused the Enquirer of trying to blackmail him, publishing tense exchanges with the magazine that included prurient details of his relationship with former TV anchor Lauren Sanchez. Bezos’ revelation steps up a war of words with a confidant o...
Tags: Amazon, Science, Jeff Bezos, Donald Trump, Amazon com Inc, Bezos Amazon, Lauren Sanchez Bezos


Amazon's Jeff Bezos Accuses National Enquirer Publisher of Blackmail

The magazine, owned by American Media Inc., published an expose on Bezos’s relationship with former TV anchor Lauren Sanchez, and Bezos has hired investigators to find out if the story was politically motivated. In a surprising move on Thursday, Bezos said the National Enquirer threatened to publish more details and revealing photos if the executive didn’t stop the probe.
Tags: Amazon, Science, Jeff Bezos, National Enquirer, Bezos, American Media Inc, Lauren Sánchez


Jeff Bezos Accuses National Enquirer of Using Unpublished Nude Photos as Blackmail

The saga of Jeff Bezos’s very public divorce slouches onward. The Amazon CEO published a personal post on Medium this evening containing leaked emails purported to be from the National Enquirer. The emails—at least one of which is marked “confidential and not for distribution”—threaten to publish revealing photos of…Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Science, Jeff Bezos, National Enquirer, AMI, Lauren Sánchez, A Complexifier


Feared or Celebrated, Amazon Alexa Is Star of Super Bowl Ads

Amazon had its own commercial, where it poked fun at Alexa. The ad featured rejected ideas for the technology -- including a microwave, dog collar and hot tub -- and even depicted a massive power outage triggered by Alexa. Amazon Chief Executive Officer Jeff Bezos also made an in-person appearance at the Super Bowl, where he was spotted with National Football League Commissioner Roger Goodell.
Tags: Amazon, Science, National Football League, Jeff Bezos, Alexa, Alexa Amazon, Celebrated Amazon Alexa


Amazon Shares Drop on Concerns of Rising Costs, India Growth

Finance chief Brian Olsavsky tried to reassure investors that the company remains on the right track. Chief Executive Officer Jeff Bezos has pledged about $5 billion to chase growth in India, seeing the world’s second-most populous country as the best frontier for Amazon’s international push. “That’s wildly concerning,” said Tom Forte, an analyst at DA Davidson & Co. “Think about how damaging it will be to Amazon’s future if India isn’t a big part of it.
Tags: Amazon, Science, India, Jeff Bezos, Brian Olsavsky, Tom Forte, DA Davidson Co


Amazon Shares Drop on Concerns About Rising Costs, India Growth

Sales will be $56 billion to $60 billion in the current period, the company said Thursday, compared with analysts’ average estimate of $61 billion. Finance chief Brian Olsavsky tried to reassure investors that the company remains on the right track. Chief Executive Officer Jeff Bezos has pledged about $5 billion to chase growth in India, seeing the world’s second-most populous country as the best frontier for Amazon’s international push.
Tags: Amazon, Science, India, Jeff Bezos, Brian Olsavsky


Amazon Sales, Profit Top Estimates, Driven by Retail, AWS

Advertising was a key moneymaker, highlighting Amazon’s ability to charge brands and merchants for visibility to its 100 million-plus loyal Prime subscribers, who pay fees in exchange for delivery discounts, movie and music streaming and other perks. Shoppers will spend $484 billion globally on Amazon this year, up 26 percent from 2018, and the Seattle-based company will capture more than half of all online spending in the U.S., according to EMarketer Inc. Chief Executive Officer Jeff Bezos has...
Tags: Amazon, Science, Jeff Bezos, Seattle, EMarketer Inc, Ron Josey


Medieval Map Points to World's Richest Man, Maybe Ever

Who is the richest person to ever have lived? Put down that Forbes Magazine -- it's not Jeff Bezos. The real answer is in the pages of a Medieval manuscript, The Catalan Atlas. Centered on a page of trade routes sits a West African king holding a golden coin: Mansa Musa, the wealthiest person probably ever to walk the globe. A reproduction of the Atlas is on display in a new exhibit, which opened Jan. 26 at the Block Museum of Art at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. The exhib...
Tags: Europe, Science, Washington, Nigeria, Africa, Syria, Atlantic, Egypt, Middle East, West Africa, Mali, Jeff Bezos, Forbes magazine, Mediterranean, Majorca, Ontario


Telesat makes deals with Blue Origin and Loon for its internet satellite network

Canada’s biggest satellite operator, Telesat, has signed agreements with Amazon billionaire Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin space venture and Alphabet’s Loon aerial telecommunications venture to support its future global broadband satellite constellation. Blue Origin has agreed to provide multiple launches on its yet-to-be-built New Glenn rocket to get Telesat’s spacecraft into low Earth orbit, or LEO. Loon, meanwhile, will furnish a cloud-based data delivery platform that’s based on the system it curre...
Tags: Amazon, Spacex, Science, California, Canada, Jeff Bezos, Loon, Glenn, Telesat, LEO Loon


Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin signs launch deal with Canada's Telesat

The contract adds an important customer to Blue Origin's manifest as Bezos' space venture works to grab a share of the lucrative but crowded launch services market with its still-in-development heavy-lift New Glenn rocket planned for 2021. Telesat, backed by Loral Space & Communications Inc, said in October that it conducted the first-ever live test of in-flight broadband via a satellite in low-Earth orbit. It was targeting 2022 for broadband services from a constellation of nearly 300 satelli...
Tags: Science, Canada, Jeff Bezos, Bezos, Telesat, Loral Space Communications Inc


Who Leaked Amazon CEO's Flirty Texts? Your Guess Is as Good as Bezos'

When the National Enquirer published alleged text message exchanges between Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and media personality Lauren Sánchez in January, many people immediately began cooking up a conspiracy theory that Donald Trump was involved with the leak. According to a new report, Bezos’ investigators actually think …Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Science, Jeff Bezos, National Enquirer, Donald Trump, Bezos, Lauren Sánchez


Teamsters Join Coalition Against HQ2 as Amazon Doubles Down on Anti-Union Stance

“It’s a cold day in New York,” Stuart Applebaum told a crowd of shivering protesters that included members of Make the Road, the Tech Workers Coalition, the Democratic Socialists of America, Desis Rising Up and Moving, and the group he presides over, the Retail Wholesale and Department Store Union, “but it’s not as…Read more...
Tags: New York, Science, Labor, Jeff Bezos, Long Island City, Retail Wholesale and Department Store Union, HQ2, Teamsters Join Coalition Against HQ2, Amazon Doubles Down, Stuart Applebaum


Blue Origin Breaks Ground on Rocket Engine Factory in Huntsville, Alabama

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos’ rocket company Blue Origin has officially started construction on a Huntsville, Alabama facility that will produce engines for its New Glenn two-stage, partially reusable launch system, as well as the United Launch Alliance (ULA) Vulcan Centaur, Engadget reported.Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Space, Science, Technology, Rockets, Jeff Bezos, Ula, Blue Origin, Glenn, Vulcan, New Shepard, Huntsville Alabama, New Glenn, Vulcan Centaur, Private Space Flight, United Launch Alliance ULA Vulcan Centaur Engadget


Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin space venture breaks ground on Alabama engine factory

Civic leaders and space executives tossed shovels of dirt today to celebrate the groundbreaking for a $200 million rocket engine factory to be built in Alabama by Blue Origin, the space venture founded by Amazon billionaire Jeff Bezos. “It’s a great day here in Rocket City, and it will be that way for years to come,” Blue Origin CEO Bob Smith declared during the ceremony at Cummings Research Park in Huntsville, Ala. Smith told the assembled crowd, “Blue Origin is all in on Alabama.” The 200,000-...
Tags: Amazon, Science, Alabama, Jeff Bezos, Huntsville, Bob Smith, Rocket City, Cummings Research Park, Ala Smith


Jeff Bezos Still in the Game: Blue Origin and Amazon Shares Fly

By CCN.com: You might think after all the press attention over his divorce, Jeff Bezos might be looking for a quieter 2019. Not so, he’s been spotted stepping out with his mistress Lauren Sanchez. And, with so many big buck projects on the go, it’s not like he’s going to be able to hide away.
Tags: Amazon, Science, Jeff Bezos, CCN, Lauren Sánchez


Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin successfully launches rocket into space, again

Jeff Bezos' space company successfully launched its 10th rocket into space from its West Texas facility Wednesday morning, inching the company further toward its goal of commercial space flight. Blue Origin’s New Shepard mission -- named after Alan Shepard, the first American in space -- brought eight NASA payloads into space before returning successfully to earth. Like SpaceX, Elon Musk's private space company, Blue Origin is dedicated to reusable rockets to lower the cost of launches.
Tags: Science, Nasa, Jeff Bezos, Blue Origin, Alan Shepard, West Texas


Blue Origin sends NASA-backed payloads to space and back on suborbital rocket ship

Amazon billionaire Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin space venture sent eight NASA-sponsored scientific payloads to the edge of space and back on its New Shepard suborbital spaceship, marking another step toward putting people on board. The rocket lifted off into clear, chilly skies from Blue Origin’s launch site in West Texas at 9:08 a.m. CT (7:08 a.m. PT). Minutes after launch, New Shepard’s gumdrop-shaped capsule separated from the hydrogen-fueled booster and headed to a maximum unofficial altitude of ...
Tags: Amazon, Science, Nasa, Jeff Bezos, Blue Origin, West Texas, New Shepard, Karman Line


Jeff Bezos's Blue Origin rocket makes 10th flight test

With an eye to launching the first tourists to space by year's end, Blue Origin, the rocket company owned by Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, blasted off the 10th test flight of its New Shepard rocket on Wednesday. A few minutes into the flight, the capsule separated as planned from the booster and reached its peak height of 66 miles (106 kilometers). "That is exactly what we were targeting," said Ariane Cornell, an astronaut for Blue Origin and commentator on the company's live webcast of the launch.
Tags: Amazon, Science, Jeff Bezos, Ariane Cornell


Jeff Bezos' New Shepard rocket system flies for 10th time

The Amazon boss puts up his New Shepard space vehicle from Texas for a series of Nasa experiments.
Tags: Amazon, Texas, Science, Nasa, Jeff Bezos


Blue Origin shoots NASA experiments into space in test

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Jeff Bezos' rocket company, Blue Origin, has launched NASA experiments into space on a brief test flight.
Tags: Science, Ap, Nasa, Jeff Bezos, Blue Origin, CAPE CANAVERAL Fla



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