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A new book reveals Facebook, Amazon and Google's business secrets. Here's a breakdown of the key lessons from 'Always Day One'.

A new book by BuzzFeed journalist and author Alex Kantrowitz gives readers a sneak peek into the business practices that keep tech giants like Facebook and Google on top.  "Always Day One" digs deep into Amazon's culture of invention, Mark Zuckerberg's obsession with feedback, and how important collaboration is to Google.  The book includes insider gossip about Google employees mocking Marissa Mayer, who left the search giant to become CEO of Yahoo, and how Mark Zuckerberg once matched with hi...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Yahoo, Trends, Peter Thiel, Jeff Bezos, Marissa Mayer, Sundar Pichai, Pichai, Zuckerberg, Peter, Mark, Bezos


A Good time to book a guide date or buy a fly rod

With small businesses on the ropes, what makes you think your fly shop will survive? Fly fishing is a niche business within the already shrinking group that crave the out-of-doors experience – and are willing to fish for anything. If we use restaurants as a parallel, fast food and fast-casual chains will survive as they are fluent in the take-out business and can double-down on delivery (GrubHub and the like) to ensure revenue is coming through the doors. The fancier eateries haven’t any skill...
Tags: Amazon, Small Business, Sport, Commerce, Fishing, Commentary, Bezos, Buy Local, Opinions & Rants, COVID-19, Fly Fishing Guides, Fly Fishing Retailers


Lawsuit raises questions about source of Jeff Bezos's affair revelation

In lawsuit, Michael Sanchez has accused AMI of plot to ‘scapegoat’ him, and has cast doubt on claim that he was the ‘sole source’ A top executive at the tabloid publisher behind the National Enquirer said in a private email that he was “saving for my tombstone” the untold story of how the tabloid uncovered a 2019 exclusive about Jeff Bezos’s extramarital relationship, according to a lawsuit against the publisher.The claim raises new questions about how American Media Inc (AMI) discovered the Ama...
Tags: Amazon, Media, Magazines, Jeff Bezos, US press and publishing, National Enquirer, Bezos, Michael Sanchez, American Media Inc AMI


Jeff Bezos' rocket company is reportedly pushing employees to travel from Washington to Texas to help launch a space tourism rocket despite the coronavirus outbreak

Blue Origin, the rocket company owned by Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, is putting pressure on employees to conduct a test launch of the company's space tourism rocket, according to The Verge.  The company is currently considering whether it can transport employees from Washington to Texas in order to conduct the launch, The Verge reports.  Blue Origin has been deemed an "essential" business by the US government, allowing it to operate regardless of lockdowns.  But employees are concerned that traveli...
Tags: Amazon, Texas, Washington, US, Trends, Earth, Beverly Hills, Jeff Bezos, Air Force, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Business Insider, Blue Origin, Bezos, Kent Washington, Texas Texas, Jeff Ashby


Amazon is delaying Prime Day, its giant shopping extravaganza, until at least August (AMZN)

Amazon is delaying its annual Prime Day shopping event, typically held in July, until at least August, according to Reuters. Amazon also expects to take a $100 million hit as a result of extra inventory it must sell at a discount, Reuters reported, citing notes from an internal meeting. Prime Day is a massive sales event in which Amazon offers discounts on everything from TVs to sneakers. Amazon said it sold nearly 200 million items during the 48-hour period that comprised Prime Day last year....
Tags: Amazon, New York, Trends, Beverly Hills, Jeff Bezos, Reuters, Bezos, Reuters Amazon, COVID


Amazon is reportedly delaying its mega shopping holiday Prime Day until at least August (AMZN)

Amazon is delaying Prime Day, its annual shopping extravaganza, until at least August, according to Reuters. Amazon typically holds the event every July. The company expects to possibly take a $100 million hit as a result of extra devices it may have to sell at a discount, the report also said, citing an internal memo. Amazon Prime Day, which started in 2015, has grown to become one of the biggest internet shopping holidays, even bigger than Black Friday. In 2019, Amazon said it sold 175 millio...
Tags: Amazon, New York, Trends, Beverly Hills, Jeff Bezos, Bezos, Reuters Amazon




10 things in tech you need to know today

Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Friday. A  leaked memo obtained by Vice revealed Amazon's efforts to mount a smear campaign against a worker it fired. The memo was written by Amazon's top lawyer and described the fired worker, Chris Smalls, as "not smart or articulate." Zoom's CEO apologized to the video conferencing app's millions of users over privacy concerns. "We recognize that we have fallen short of the community's — and our own — privacy and security expectatio...


A leaked memo reveals Amazon's reported efforts to mount a PR campaign against a worker it fired after he led a protest calling for better safety standards at warehouses amid the coronavirus (AMZN)

Amazon's top executives discussed mounting a PR campaign against an organizer the company fired after New York opened an investigation into the incident, according to a leaked memo obtained by Vice. Amazon fired the worker, Chris Smalls, earlier this week after he helped lead a strike to protest the company's response to the coronavirus. Amazon's top lawyer called the worker "not smart or articulate" and said the company should "make him the face of the entire union/organizing movement," Vice ...
Tags: Amazon, New York, New York City, US, Trends, Workers, Michigan, Jeff Bezos, National Labor Relations Board, Business Insider, Bezos, Staten Island New York, Letitia James, Dave Clark, Smalls, Business Insider Amazon


Jeff Bezos will donate $100 million to help food banks that are facing shortages due to the coronavirus outbreak (AMZN)

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos announced he's making a $100 million donation to Feeding America, a nonprofit that helps food banks feed families in need.  "Even in ordinary times, food insecurity in American households is an important problem, and unfortunately COVID-19 is amplifying that stress significantly," Bezos wrote on his Instagram account. Apple, Laurene Powell Jobs, and Leonardo DiCaprio also announced that they are teaming up to help feed people in need and will be donating to Feeding Americ...
Tags: Amazon, Instagram, Microsoft, America, Trends, Leonardo Dicaprio, World Health Organization, Jeff Bezos, Seattle, Cnet, Bezos, UK Amazon, Laurene Powell Jobs, Feeding America, AMZN, Feeding America Bezos


Jeff Bezos says he's donating $100 million to help food banks that are facing shortages due to the coronavirus outbreak (AMZN)

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos announced he's making a $100 million donation to Feeding America, a nonprofit that helps food banks feed families in need.  "Even in ordinary times, food insecurity in American households is an important problem, and unfortunately COVID-19 is amplifying that stress significantly," Bezos wrote on his Instagram account. Apple, Laurene Powell Jobs, and Leonardo DiCaprio also announced that they are teaming up to help feed people in need and will be donating to Feeding Americ...
Tags: Amazon, Instagram, Microsoft, America, Trends, Beverly Hills, Leonardo Dicaprio, World Health Organization, Jeff Bezos, Seattle, Cnet, Bezos, UK Amazon, Laurene Powell Jobs, Feeding America, AMZN


Math teachers are getting millions of views on TikTok by sharing SAT tips and data visualizations

TikTok's most popular videos typically consist of choreography, skits, or memes, but a niche group of math influencers is going viral. The #algebra and #mathematics pages on TikTok have hundreds of millions of views.  Math educators and students said it's an exciting, fun, and helpful way of learning.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Josh Martin, a junior at the State University of New York at Albany studying physics and math, has always known that math was a specialty of...
Tags: Google, New York, Youtube, US, Trends, Jeff Bezos, Albany, Martin, Bezos, Yang, State University of New York, University of Nevada Las Vegas, Josh Martin, Becky G, Shih, Harlem Prep High School


Amazon Pushes Into Making Video Games, Not Just Streaming Their Play

The internet giant is investing hundreds of millions of dollars in the effort, with its first original game, Crucible, to be released next month.
Tags: Amazon, News, Bezos, Computers and the Internet, Amazon.com Inc, Jeffrey P, Computer and Video Games, Twitch Interactive Inc, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV


Jeff Bezos is the only one of the world's five richest people who hasn't lost money in 2020. Here are 11 mind-blowing facts that show just how wealthy the Amazon CEO really is.

Jeff Bezos is the only one of the world's five richest people who hasn't lost money in 2020, according to the Bloomberg's Billionaires Index. The Amazon CEO made more than $5 billion in the past three months, bringing his total net worth to $120 billion. The richest person in the world, Bezos is roughly 36% wealthier than the entire British monarchy. He makes approximately $2,489 per second — more than twice what the median US worker makes in a week. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more ...
Tags: Amazon, Texas, Elizabeth Warren, US, America, Trends, Walmart, Bloomberg, Cyprus, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Harvard University, Luxembourg, World Bank, Iceland, Jeff Bezos, Seattle


Apple was started in a garage on this day in 1976. Here are the modest beginnings of 5 tech companies worth billions today (GOOG, MSFT, AAPL, AMZN)

Google, Apple, HP, Microsoft, and Amazon all say that they started in garages. Now, they are some of the most valuable companies in the world and are worth billions. The idea of starting in a garage has taken on a mythic status, to the point where some founders intentionally want to be able to say that they did it, too. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Some of the most legendary companies in Silicon Valley famously started in garages. A few scrappy guys with a genius idea w...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Microsoft, Steve Jobs, Disney, Trends, Hp, Ap, Palo Alto, Larry Page, Bill Gates, Paul Allen, Sergey Brin, Silicon Valley, Susan Wojcicki


The world's wealthiest people are losing billions in the coronavirus pandemic — except for Jeff Bezos, who has added $6 billion to his fortune in 2020 as Amazon sales surge

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos is the only one of the world's five richest people that hasn't lost money in 2020, the Bloomberg Billionaires Index shows. Bezos made nearly $6 billion in the past three months, bringing his total net worth to $121 billion. Since being identified in Wuhan, China, in December, the virus has infected over 820,000 people and killed more than 40,000 across the globe. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Ultrawealthy people across the globe have lost billions ...
Tags: Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Microsoft, US, Trends, Bloomberg, Steve Ballmer, Warren Buffett, Jeff Bezos, Bezos, Capgemini, Bloomberg Billionaires Index, Wuhan China, Eric Yuan


Meet the New Suunto 7: Blurring the Lines Between Fashion, Function, and Fitness

If you’re Jeff Bezos, you have the cash to buy yourself eleventy billion watches that serve a myriad of purposes in your life. But since most of us aren’t Bezos and are lucky to snag one fancy GPS watch for the rest of our days, let’s talk about the Suunto 7, the newest addition to the Finnish brand’s lineup.Read more...
Tags: Smartwatch, Gps, Jeff Bezos, Lifehacks, Bezos, Suunto


We Need Amazon During the Coronavirus. That’s a Problem.

With competitors closing, online retail giants are poised to be the only ones standing after the pandemic.
Tags: News, E-commerce, Federal Trade Commission, Bezos, Shopping and Retail, Computers and the Internet, Amazon.com Inc, Labor and Jobs, Delivery Services, Jeffrey P, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV


Amazon fallout: Eastvale worker says company ‘ho-hum’ on coronavirus safety

As work hours mount amid the crushing delivery demand surrounding the coronavirus containment orders, some Amazon workers and their family members say mismanagement at an Eastvale warehouse is putting employees’ lives at risk. Late Sunday night, workers at the distribution center learned a second employee had tested positive for the novel coronavirus. “Today we learned of a second confirmed case of COVID-19,” reads a text message from Amazon to employees. “The affected individual was last on sit...
Tags: Amazon, Whole Foods, California, New York City, Sport, Soccer, Riverside County, Carter, Moreno Valley, Bezos, Eastvale, Adam Diaz, Tim Carter, Southern California News Group, Becerra, Another Amazon


Jeff Bezos' deal to buy Paul Allen's former Beverly Hills property has reportedly fallen through. Take a look at the late Microsoft cofounder's $110 million 'Enchanted Hill.' (AMZN)

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos' reported deal to purchase late Microsoft cofounder Paul Allen's Beverly Hills property has fallen through, according to the Los Angeles Times.  The 120-acre development site, which spans five empty lots, was put on the market for $150 million after Allen's death in October 2018. The massive plot of land is currently on the market for $110 million. The property is mostly undeveloped except for utilities, a one-mile private road, and two entrances that Allen added while he...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Microsoft, California, Los Angeles, Trends, Bill Gates, Paul Allen, Beverly Hills, Warner, Jeff Bezos, Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, Ellen Degeneres, David Geffen, Bezos


Bezos and Musk’s internet-from-space race is back on

OneWeb, the satellite startup once pegged as the leader in the race to beam high-speed internet from space, has filed for bankruptcy and blamed the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic for its collapse. The London-based firm announced it had let go most of its staff after talks to secure additional funding fell through. The Financial Times noted OneWeb had previously sought up to $2 billion to see it through its commercial launch — before COVID-19 impacted economies worldwide. [Read: 5G isn’t going t...
Tags: Startups, London, Financial Times, Bezos, OneWeb, Hard Fork


Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin rocket company has been deemed an essential business by the government, allowing it to continue operating amid the coronavirus outbreak

Blue Origin, the rocket company owned by Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, has been deemed an essential business by the US government, according to the Financial Times.  The company will be allowed to continue operating amid the coronavirus outbreak due to "its future value to national security," the FT reports.  Blue Origin has a $500 million contract with the Air Force to produce its New Glenn rocket system, as well as a partnership with defense contractor Lockheed Martin to build a lunar lander for NA...
Tags: Amazon, California, Washington, US, Alabama, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Beverly Hills, Lockheed Martin, Jeff Bezos, Air Force, Financial Times, Blue Origin, Bezos, Glenn


National Enquirer Sued for Defamation by Brother of Jeff Bezos’ Girlfriend, Claiming He Didn’t Provide Nude Pics

The National Enquirer and its parent, American Media, are being accused of defamation by Michael Sanchez, the brother of Jeff Bezos’ girlfriend Lauren Sanchez, in a lawsuit filed Friday. In the suit, Mr. Sanchez insists that he had not tipped off the Enquirer about Bezos’ affair with his sister — and that he did not […]
Tags: News, Jeff Bezos, National Enquirer, Bezos, Sánchez, Enquirer, Michael Sanchez, American Media, Lauren Sánchez


Leaked emails show Amazon is moving full steam ahead with this year's Prime Day shopping extravaganza, even as it grapples with the coronavirus pandemic (AMZN)

Amazon is inviting sellers and vendors to submit deals for this year's Prime Day, its annual mega shopping event, despite the supply chain issues it's facing amid the coronavirus outbreak. One email said vendors should be ready to ship their Prime Day inventory to Amazon warehouses by May, as purchase orders will be placed from as early as March 31. For special Lightning Deals, limited-time offers that get featured on Amazon's deals page, the deadline to submit is May 8 and an extra $500 per d...
Tags: Amazon, US, Trends, Beverly Hills, Jeff Bezos, Business Insider, Adams, Bucci, Bezos, AMZN, Alan Adams, Gabe Ray, Jared Bucci, Navazon, Ray Sellers


Ilhan Omar and Bernie Sanders are demanding that Amazon come up with a safety plan for workers as online orders soar amid coronavirus

Democratic lawmakers Rep. Ilhan Omar and Sen. Bernie Sanders demanded that Amazon take steps to protect its warehouse workers in a letter published Friday.  Amazon's US sales have skyrocketed amid the coronavirus outbreak. The company announced it would hire 100,000 new workers to handle the in Some Amazon warehouse workers don't have access to hand sanitizer and disinfectant wipes, according to a CNBC report Friday. Omar said in a tweet that Amazon is "putting the lives of workers at risk by ...
Tags: Amazon, Cdc, Kentucky, US, Trends, Beverly Hills, Jeff Bezos, Cnbc, Bernie Sanders, Sanders, Omar, Bezos, Sen Bernie Sanders, Ilhan Omar, PDT An Amazon


Billionaire Jeff Bezos says he spoke directly to WHO and hinted Amazon might deliver COVID-19 test kits globally

Jeff Bezos posted a picture to Instagram of himself having a video-call with the Director General of WHO to discuss the coronavirus outbreak. Bezos said Amazon is already supporting WHO with IT support and providing AI to help its epidemic-mapping tools. "We also discussed the urgent need for collective action to produce and distribute plentiful COVID-19 test kits," Bezos said. Amazon has already agreed to deliver COVID-19 kits in the UK. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. A...
Tags: Amazon, UK, Instagram, US, Trends, Who, Silicon Valley, Jeff Bezos, Bezos, World Health Organisation WHO, Bezos Amazon, Inside Amazon, Tedros


Seattle Is Living Your Coronavirus Future

This city is well ahead of the rest of the nation in the cycle of denial, panic, action.
Tags: News, Seattle, Bezos, United States Politics and Government, Amazon.com Inc, Jeffrey P, Seattle (Wash, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV


Amazon’s ‘deep clean’ of its coronavirus-infected warehouse will continue… indefinitely

It happened: Amazon shut down one of its warehouse indefinitely after three workers tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19), Bloomberg reports. Through automated calls, the e-commerce giant told employees late Wednesday it would extend the 48-hour “enhanced, deep cleaning” of its Shepherdsville, Kentucky returns facility that began earlier this week. Late Wednesday, the e-commerce giant told employees it would extend the 48-hour “enhanced, deep cleaning” of its Shepherdsville, Kentucky, retur...
Tags: Amazon, Startups, Bloomberg, Bezos, Hard Fork, Shepherdsville Kentucky, Coronavirus


Calling all kids: Send Blue Origin a space postcard while you’re stuck at home

Are you looking for educational activities to occupy the kids while you're cooped up due to the coronavirus outbreak? One option is to make space postcards for the Club for the Future, an educational campaign created by Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin space venture. Last year, Blue Origin collected thousands of student-decorated cards, and sent them to space and back on its New Shepard suborbital craft. After the flight, the cards were stamped "Flown in Space" (in some cases, by Bezos...
Tags: Amazon, Science, Jeff Bezos, Bezos, Now Blue Origin


Bezos dumped $3.4B in Amazon shares just before coronavirus tanked the stock market

In news that should hardly surprise anyone: those in charge of the US‘ biggest companies dumped billions of dollars worth of shares on the stock market just before it crashed. Top execs of public US companies sold roughly $9.2 billion worth of shares in their own companies between the start of February and the end of last week, Wall Street Journal reports. [Read: Online marketplaces are tanking worldwide – except for Amazon] Thousands of insiders reportedly made similar moves. More than 150 exec...
Tags: Amazon, Startups, US, Wall Street Journal, Bezos, Hard Fork, Coronavirus