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'Like trying to build the USA in the middle of the Atlantic': Elon Musk just dunked on Jeff Bezos' vision to build floating space colonies

Elon Musk dunked on Jeff Bezos' ambition to house a trillion humans in gigantic spinning cylinders orbiting the Earth. The concept is called "O'Neill colonies," named after Princeton physicist Gerard O'Neill who came up with the idea in 1976. In a Tweet on Wednesday, Musk said building them would be "like trying to build the USA in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean." Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Jeff Bezos revealed a vision for human settlements in space earlier this mon...
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Jeff Bezos blew off Amazon employees' proposal at the shareholder's meeting and they were miffed: 'This is not the kind of leadership we need' (AMZN)

Nearly 8,000 employees have signed an open letter asking Amazon to commit to become a climate-change leader instead of a climate change contributor. They expected to present their ideas directly to their boss, CEO Jeff Bezos, at the company's annual shareholder's conference where he was scheduled to appear. But Bezos didn't show up to listen to them.  Although 50 of them were in the room, the company also did not allow any of them to ask a question of him. In an after-meeting press conference,...
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Amazon workers demand Bezos act on climate crisis

At a shareholder meeting Wednesday, the CEO refused to address workers urging the company to overhaul its climate policyAmazon’s chief executive officer, Jeff Bezos, refused to address employees demanding the company take action on the climate crisis at its annual shareholder meeting on Wednesday.About 50 members of the group Amazon Employees for Climate Justice attended the event, representing 7,700 staffers who signed a letter publicly urging Amazon to overhaul its climate policy. Employees pu...
Tags: Amazon, Technology, Climate Change, US news, Jeff Bezos, Bezos, Amazon Employees for Climate Justice

Amazon has turned warehouse tasks into a (literal) game

Working at an Amazon fulfillment center is tough and tedious. Stories of problematic working conditions have plagued the company for years now, and pressure has likely only increased as the retail giant is pushing to get packages out even faster. To give the company some credit, it has worked to improve conditions, including the addition of a $15 minimum wage and automating certain tasks with the help of its growing robotics offering. Turns out the company has also been, quite literally, gami...
Tags: Amazon, Gaming, Lyft, Hardware, Tech, Fitbit, Staten Island, Bezos, WaPo

An Amazon customer reportedly tried to return an item directly to Jeff Bezos during a question-and-answer session (AMZN)

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos was asked an unusual question at the company's annual shareholders conference on Wednesday, according to tweets from reporters at the meeting.  During the question-and-answer session, an unnamed shareholder and customer apparently tried to return a package directly to Bezos. Bezos took the unusual happenstance in stride. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Between Amazon lockers, physical stores, Kohl's locations, and pickup centers, Amazon has more ways ...
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Amazon just won the battle over whether it can sell its controversial facial recognition technology to the government (AMZN)

Two shareholder proposals about Amazon's controversial facial recognition technology were voted down at the company's shareholder meeting on Wednesday. One proposal would have prevented the Seattle tech giant from selling the software to government agencies. The decision comes after civil rights advocates vocally opposed their opposition to government use of the technology. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.  Two proposals concerning Amazon's controversial facial recognition ...
Tags: Amazon, London, Congress, Trends, Aclu, SEC, Harry, Sky News, Jeff Bezos, Seattle, American Civil Liberties Union, Bezos, AMZN, MEGHAN MARKLE, Rekognition

Amazon shareholders reject facial recognition sale ban to governments

Amazon shareholders have rejected two proposals that would have requested the company not to sell its facial recognition technology to government customers. The breakdown of the votes is not immediately known. A filing with the vote tally is expected later this week. The first proposal would have requested Amazon to limit the sale of its Rekognition technology to police, law enforcement and federal agencies. A second resolution would have demanded an independent human and civil rights review ...
Tags: Amazon, Security, Privacy, Washington, San Francisco, Tech, Skills, Surveillance, Law Enforcement, Aclu, Jeff Bezos, Seattle, Facial Recognition, Stock, American Civil Liberties Union, Bezos

Amazon pits warehouse workers against each other in gaming challenge at 5 warehouses

Amazon is turning warehouse work into a competitive game while looking toward a future in which robots with steel talons do the labor. The e-commerce behemoth led by CEO Jeff Bezos is running an experiment in several warehouses, involving thousands of “pickers” and “stowers” whose labors are incorporated into video games in a process called “gamification,” according to a Washington Post report. “Some compete by racing virtual dragons or sports cars around a track, while others collaborate to bui...
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Ring Doorbells Can Save Lives – Microsoft Monster Security Bug – Amazon Expanding Freight on NH Today WGIR-AM: [05/20/2019]

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Amazon exec reveals one of the biggest things the company has learned about shoppers at its cashierless Go stores (AMZN)

Amazon opened its 12th Amazon Go store earlier this month.  The new store, located in New York City, is somewhat different from the first Amazon Go stores in that it is smaller and offers shoppers a way to pay with cash.  Ready-to-eat snacks are one of the biggest reasons why people visit Go stores, an Amazon executive said.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Amazon opened its 12th Amazon Go store earlier this month, featuring "just-walk-out" technology that uses sensors an...
Tags: Amazon, New York City, Trends, Jeff Bezos, Costco, Bezos, Janes, AMZN, Cameron Janes Amazon

This is global and strategic: What Amazon's mega investment in Deliveroo means for Uber and everyone else

Here's everything you need to know about why is such a big deal. Uber should be afraid. Shares in other delivery companies like Just Eat are already tanking on the news. Deliveroo no longer needs IPO money. Amazon has locked in another piece of the last-mile home delivery network it is obsessed with building. The US fast-food business doesn't know what's about to hit it. See more stories on Business Insider's homepage. Amazon's investment in as part of a $575 million raise will probably c...
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NASA taps Blue Origin and 10 other companies to work on moon lander studies and prototypes

It’s almost as if Amazon billionaire Jeff Bezos knew what was coming: His Blue Origin space venture is among 11 companies selected by NASA to conduct studies and produce prototypes of spacecraft that could carry astronauts down to the moon’s south polar region and back up by 2024. Only a week earlier, Bezos unveiled a full-scale mockup of Blue Origin’s Blue Moon lunar lander, which is designed to deliver payload or people to the lunar surface, as part of his vision to get millions of people even...
Tags: Amazon, Science, Nasa, Moon, Jeff Bezos, Bezos

Musk to Get Jump on Rival Bezos by Launching His Own SpaceX Satellites

Musk to Get Jump on Rival Bezos by Launching His Own SpaceX Satellites
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Amazon started building its $1.5 billion airport, with Jeff Bezos taking the controls of a front loader to begin the work

Amazon broke ground on its $1.5 billion airport development in Cincinnati, Kentucky, on Tuesday. Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos made a surprise appearance at the opening, hopping aboard a front loader to lift the first pile of dirt. Amazon is taking further control of its shipping process to cut costs and speed up delivery times. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Jeff Bezos kicked off work at Amazon's new $1.5 billion airport development in Kentucky on Tuesday. Bezos, who reportedly ...
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For the first time, I am inspired by space propaganda... Jeff Bezos inspires outright hilarity.

You can watch the whole thing, but I'm jumping to the part with the ludicrous illustrations:Bezos on a big empty stage — with his slow talking and long pauses and assurances that accommodations in a tube in space will be like a beautiful city from which you and your million fellow citizens can take day trips to earth — is positivity eerie. If the 2 1/2 minutes I've clipped out above were a scene in a movie, everyone in the audience would know that tube would turn into some hellscape. At 16:11, B...
Tags: Law, Jeff Bezos, Astronauts, Bad Science, Maui, Bezos, Ann Althouse, I'm skeptical, Insanity

Oracle claims that Amazon tried to woo Pentagon officials with ‘undisclosed employment and bonus offers’ to win a $10 billion cloud contract, but Amazon says it’s a ‘desperate attempt to smear the company’ (ORCL, AMZN, MSFT, IBM)

The battle for the $10 billion Defense Department JEDI contract escalated after Oracle accused Amazon of making "undisclosed employment and bonus offers to Pentagon staff" in an amended lawsuit.  Amazon Web Services called Oracle's claim "wildly misleading and a desperate attempt to smear the company by distorting the facts." Amazon is considered the favorite to win the deal, which will be awarded this summer. Oracle and IBM were eliminated from the process in April, with Amazon and Microsoft ...
Tags: Amazon, Microsoft, Trends, Department Of Defense, Fbi, Larry Ellison, Aws, Ibm, Pentagon, Jeff Bezos, Defense Department, Ellison, Oracle, Amazon Web Services, Trump, Bezos

NASA says it needs a $1.6 billion 'down payment' from Congress to send astronauts back to the moon within 5 years

The Trump administration wants NASA to land astronauts on the moon within five years rather than by 2028, as previously planned. Jim Bridenstine, NASA's administrator, said on Monday that the space agency needs a $1.6 billion "down payment" in 2020 to carry out such a moon mission. Bridenstine added on Tuesday that the sum is on "the low end" of the funding required to build new rockets, spaceships, and moon landers. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The Trump administration...
Tags: Amazon, Congress, Washington, Trends, Nasa, Washington Dc, Orion, Lockheed Martin, Jeff Bezos, Blue Origin, Trump, Don, Bezos, Space News, SLS, Mars Summit

Meet the shadowy security firm from Israel whose technology is believed to be at the heart of the massive WhatsApp hack (FB)

A major security flaw in WhatsApp, a Facebook-owned messaging app used around the world, affects all 1.5 billion-plus users the Financial Times reported on Tuesday morning. The hack is reportedly as simple as receiving a WhatsApp phone call — even if you don't pick up the call. A record of the call can even be remotely erased, the report says. The WhatsApp exploit enables the sophisticated spyware "Pegasus" to be installed, a notoriously invasive software tool created by the NSO Group, a secre...
Tags: Amazon, Facebook, Washington Post, Mexico, Saudi Arabia, Israel, US, San Francisco, Trends, New York Times, Italy, United Arab Emirates, Pegasus, Privacy International, Jeff Bezos, Wall Street Journal

Week-in-Review: Google impersonates Apple and Bezos eyes the moon

After Mark Zuckerberg’s privacy mea culpa at F8 last week, Google got its turn at I/O to promise consumers that their data wasn’t going anywhere that they didn’t want it to go. In short: they aimed to take a page from Apple. For Google, a clear strategy at the event was essentially highlighting how it wasn’t collecting user data in certain circumstances; those circumstances seemed to be largely focused on whenever the data wasn’t all that useful to Google to begin with. Here’s everything Googl...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, TC, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Tech, Larry Page, Silicon Valley, Starbucks, Sequoia, Elon, Josh, Bezos, Eric, Stephanie Zhan

Watch Jeff Bezos describe his dream to colonize space, unveil the 'Blue Moon' lunar lander, and rib Elon Musk in this video

Jeff Bezos, the billionaire founder of Amazon, has unveiled a giant lunar lander made by his spaceflight company, Blue Origin. Bezos spoke about the "Blue Moon" spacecraft on Thursday during an hour-long talk in Washington, DC. He also shared his grand vision for populating the solar system with a trillion people, ideally in huge space colonies as first envisioned by physicist Gerard O'Neill in the 1970s. You can watch a YouTube video of Bezos' full presentation below. Visit Business Insider...
Tags: Amazon, Spacex, Elon Musk, Washington, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Virgin Galactic, Jeff Bezos, Blue Origin, Neill, Bezos, Gerard O Neill, SpaceX Blue Origin

Watch Jeff Bezos unveil his grand space plans here

Grizzled TechCrunch reporter Matt Burns was on site at yesterday’s big Blue Origin reveal, but if you’re reading this right now, odds are you weren’t. It was a small gathering, and Jeff Bezos, who tends to be fairly secret for such a public billionaire, opted not to live stream the fairly intimate press conference. The full event is now online, however. You can check that out right here: The TLDW of all of it is that, well, Earth f*****g rules, man. It’s totally the best planet in the solar s...
Tags: Space, Tech, Nasa, Jeff Bezos, Blue Origin, Bezos, Matt Burns, Blue Moon

CORRECTION: Amazon's Bezos unveils lunar lander project 'Blue Moon'

HEREWITH A CORRECTED REPETITION.] Jeff Bezos, the richest man in the world and head of space company Blue Origin, announced Thursday his intent to participate in the new race to the Moon with a high-tech lander to carry vehicles and equipment. "This is Blue Moon," the 55-year-old said at a carefully choreographed presentation in Washington, as curtains lifted to show a model of a huge vessel. "It's an incredible vehicle, and it will go to the Moon," the Amazon founder declared.
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#BlueMoon: Jeff Bezos says Blue Origin will land on Moon by 2024

Jeff Bezos gathered press, government officials, and aerospace execs in Washington, DC today to showcase the details of Blue Origin's plan to place a lander on the Moon by 2024. “My generation’s job is to build the infrastructure,” said the Amazon founder and CEO. “We’re going to build the road to space.” TechCrunch: Blue Origin is going to send humans to space on New Shepard later this year and has unveiled a lunar lander, called “Blue Moon,” to access the resource-rich lunar surface, Bezo...
Tags: Amazon, Post, Business, Space, Technology, News, Nasa, Washington Dc, Moon, Space Exploration, Jeff Bezos, Spaceflight, Aerospace, Neil Armstrong, Blue Origin, Bezos

Holy high street, Sainsbury's! Have you forgotten Bezos' bunch are the competition?

Supermarket chain helps Amazon, er, live well for less through AWS AWS Summit London Perceived wisdom in the enterprise tech world is that the future of IT is in hybrid cloud – mixing on-premises infrastructure and public cloud resources – but AWS was still preaching the gospel of total and utter cloudification at its gabfest in London on Wednesday.…
Tags: Amazon, London, Software, Sainsbury, Aws, Bezos

Blue Origin: Jeff Bezos to help Trump administration build outpost on moon within five years

In the six weeks since US Vice President Mike Pence announced a crash program to get humans to the moon within five years, the White House has provided no details on how it would achieve that and no cost estimates.The rocket NASA wants to use to get there has suffered years of delays, is billions over budget and NASA lacks the space suits necessary for astronauts to walk on the moon.But the growing space industry has sensed an opportunity in the White House’s passion for space, and on Thursday, ...
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Jeff Bezos unveils 'Blue Moon' lunar lander, plans to go to the moon by 2024

Jeff Bezos is set to take humans to the moon. At an event in Washington on Thursday, Bezos' spaceflight company Blue Origin unveiled Blue Moon, a lunar lander that can deliver large payloads to the moon.SEE ALSO: Jeff Bezos challenges Amazon competitors to meet or exceed its new minimum wageAccording to Blue Origin, Blue Moon can land multiple metric tons of payload on the lunar surface, including infrastructure payloads that could be used to prepare for future missions. It can land anywhere...
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Amazon's Bezos unveils lunar lander project 'Blue Moon'

Jeff Bezos, the richest man in the world and head of space company Blue Origin, announced Thursday his intent to participate in the new race to the Moon with a high-tech lander to carry vehicles and equipment. "This is Blue Moon," the 55-year-old said at a carefully choreographed presentation in Washington, as curtains lifted to show a model of a huge vessel. "It's an incredible vehicle, and it will go to the Moon," the Amazon founder declared.
Tags: Amazon, Science, Washington, Jeff Bezos, Blue Origin, Bezos, Blue Moon

Jeff Bezos has unveiled an enormous 'Blue Moon' lunar lander to ferry payloads — and maybe people — to the moon's surface. Here's what it looks like and how it'd work.

Jeff Bezos, the founder of Amazon, unveiled a life-size model of a new moon lander on Thursday for his rocket company, Blue Origin. Called "Blue Moon," the vehicle is designed to deliver a variety of payloads to the moon's surface — potentially even astronauts. Here's what Blue Moon looks like and what Bezos says it will do. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. WASHINGTON, DC — Jeff Bezos just unveiled a giant lunar-landing vehicle created by his rocket company Blue Origin. The...
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Jeff Bezos Unveils Blue Origin’s Vision for Space, and a Moon Lander

In a choreographed presentation, the Amazon founder said he wants to build the infrastructure for humans to live in space.
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Billionaire Bezos unveils moon lander mockup, embraces Trump's lunar timetable

Billionaire entrepreneur Jeff Bezos unveiled on Thursday a mockup of a lunar lander being built by his Blue Origin rocket company and touted his moon goals in a strategy aimed at capitalizing on the Trump administration's renewed push to establish a lunar outpost in just five years.
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