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Jeff Bezos Says Traveling To Space Changed How He Thinks About Nature

Jeff Bezos on Monday pledged to give away $1 billion in grants this year with a focus on conservation efforts. "Nature is our life support system and it's fragile," Bezos said Monday at an event in New York City. "I was reminded of this just this July when I went into space with Blue Origin. I'd heard that seeing the Earth from space changes one's point of view of the world, but I was not prepared for just how much that would be true." CNBC reports: The pledge comes through the Bezos Earth Fund,...
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Jeff Bezos and his girlfriend Lauren Sánchez meet with UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson in New York

Boris Johnson (left) met with Jeff Bezos and his girlfriend Lauren Sánchez while in New York. Michael M. Santiago/Getty Images UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson met Jeff Bezos and Lauren Sánchez in New York on Monday. Bezos discussed climate change and taxation with Johnson, a Downing Street spokesperson said. Bezos said on Monday he would donate $1 billion to conservation efforts this year. See more stories on Insider's business page. Amazon founder Jeff Bezos sat down with UK Prime Min...
Tags: Amazon, Politics, UK, New York, Taxes, News, Instagram, Climate Change, Trends, United Nations, Arthur C Clarke, Boris Johnson, Jeff Bezos, Johnson, Downing Street, Bezos


UN chief tears into Jeff Bezos and Richard Branson for 'joyriding to space while millions go hungry on Earth'

Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, Richard Branson Patrick Pluel/Getty Images; Alex Wong/Getty Images; Hollis Johnson/Insider United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres told other world leaders the billionaires created "a malady of mistrust." He pointed to Jeff Bezos' and Richard Bransons' flights into space as a sign of massive disparity between the rich and the poor. Bezos has faced criticism in the past for the over $5.5 billion he spent on his trip into outer space. See more stories...
Tags: Amazon, Transportation, Spacex, Elon Musk, Politics, News, America, Trends, Earth, Space Tourism, Virgin Galactic, United Nations, Warren, Un, Richard Branson, Associated Press


UK's Johnson Discussed Taxation With Amazon's Bezos

LONDON (Reuters) -British Prime Minister Boris Johnson discussed the issue of taxation when he met Amazon's founder Jeff Bezos in New York, Downing...
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Inspiration4’s successful splashdown is just the beginning of private spaceflight for SpaceX

Just like that, they came back. The Inspiration4 crew made a triumphant splashdown on Saturday evening off the east coast of Florida, marking the close of the first completely private, all-civilian space mission. SpaceX’s Go Searcher recovery ship hauled the Crew Dragon capsule, dubbed Resilience, a little less than an hour after splashdown. The crew was then ferried via helicopter to NASA’s Kennedy Space Center, where they received standard medical checks. The successful completion of the missi...
Tags: Space, Spacex, Elon Musk, Florida, Tech, Nasa, Earth, International Space Station, Virgin Galactic, European Space Agency, Richard Branson, Lockheed Martin, Jeff Bezos, Iss, Aerospace, Musk


I built a $4Bn company: Here are 12 mindsets that helped me

Over the last 5 years, I built a $4B company. Sounds awesome right? Not until recently. I made every mistake imaginable. The toughest part was getting my head right. Here are the 12 mindset rules that I’ve developed. Rule 1: Get Started If you tell 10 people about your idea, it’ll go something like this: – 5 will say it won’t work – 3 will say you’re crazy – 2 will be indifferent The best part? None of these people’s opinions matter. Just get started. It’ll be the hardest thing y...
Tags: Amazon, Business, Tech, Bolt, Bezos, Thethreadmill


Boris Johnson to address Amazon’s tax record with Jeff Bezos on US visit

PM is making three-day trip during which he will give speech to UN general assembly and hold talks with Joe Biden at White HouseBoris Johnson plans to press Amazon boss Jeff Bezos on the tech giant’s tax record when the pair meet face to face in New York on Monday, Downing Street has said.The prime minister will meet Bezos as part of a three-day trip to New York and Washington, where Johnson will address the UN general assembly and hold talks with the US president, Joe Biden, and his deputy, Kam...
Tags: Amazon, Business, Politics, New York, Washington, US, UK News, Joe Biden, E-commerce, US news, United Nations, Tax Avoidance, Corporate Governance, Boris Johnson, Jeff Bezos, Johnson


Jeff Bezos politely congratulates Elon Musk on SpaceX civilian mission

Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos have a long history of rivalry, and recently, Musk has mocked Bezos on Twitter — but the pair were polite this time.
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Jeff Bezos politely congratulated Elon Musk on SpaceX's first civilian mission. The two billionaires' companies are currently locked in a bitter feud.

Blue Origin CEO Jeff Bezos (left) and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk. Joe Raedle/Getty Images/Axel Springer SpaceX's first-ever all-civilian flight, Inspiration4, took off on Wednesday. Jeff Bezos tweeted his congratulations to SpaceX CEO Elon Musk, to which Musk replied: "thank you." Bezos and Musk have a history of rivalry, and their companies are embroiled in a bitter feud. See more stories on Insider's business page. Amazon founder Jeff Bezos tweeted his congratulations to Elon Musk on T...
Tags: Amazon, Spacex, Elon Musk, News, Fcc, Trends, Nasa, Jeff Bezos, Axel Springer, Musk, Blue Origin, Bezos, Federal Communications Commission FCC, StarLink, Tech Insider, SpaceX Blue Origin


From 'water spider' to 'swag bucks,' 15 secret terms only Amazon workers know, and what they mean

MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images From "water spider" to "swag bucks," Amazon workers have their own internal language. Many company terms refer to secretive productivity measurements and employee programs. Insider compiled a list of 15 code words and acronyms used by Amazon employees and what they mean. See more stories on Insider's business page. 1. Swag Bucks, also called Swaggies "Swag Bucks," also called "Swaggies" or "Amazon Bucks," are a kind of company currency that can onl...
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SpaceX prepares to launch four civilians and a glass dome into space

Musk to demonstrate his is mightier than Bezos or Branson's The first orbital spaceflight crewed completely by civilians, Inspiration4, is due to launch tonight from Kennedy Space Center's Launch Complex 39A atop a SpaceX Falcon 9.…
Tags: Spacex, Software, Branson, Musk, Bezos, SpaceX Falcon, Kennedy Space Center


Explainer: 4 will circle Earth on first SpaceX private flight

By MARCIA DUNN | Associated Press CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — For the first time in 60 years of human spaceflight, a rocket is poised to blast into orbit with no professional astronauts on board, only four tourists. SpaceX’s first private flight will be led by a 38-year-old entrepreneur who’s bankrolling the entire trip. He’s taking two sweepstakes winners with him on the three-day, round-the-world trip, along with a health care worker who survived childhood cancer. They’ll ride alone in a fully auto...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Florida, News, Washington, Virginia, Sport, Nasa, Marlo Thomas, Soccer, International Space Station, Virgin Galactic, Richard Branson, Kazakhstan, Jeff Bezos, Air Force


SpaceX is launching its first all-civilian space mission tomorrow - here's what the flight means for the future of space tourism

The four members of the Inspiration4 crew will orbit around Earth for three days. Netflix On September 15, SpaceX will launch Inspiration4, it's first all-civilian mission to space. The crew of four has spent months in rigorous training to prepare for the flight. While space tourism isn't accessible for everyone yet, this all-civilian trip marks an important milestone in space travel. See more stories on Insider's business page. On Sept. 15, 2021, the next batch of space tour...
Tags: Transportation, Space, Spacex, Science, Opinion, Time, Trends, Earth, Netflix, Virgin Galactic, Tourism, Richard Branson, Jeff Bezos, Branson, Falcon, Nordic


Update your Apple devices NOW, because ‘Pegasus’ is loose

After first being discovered in 2016, Israel-based NSO Group and its notorious Pegasus spyware have caused chaos. This ranges from exploiting WhatsApp flaws, all the way through to the Bezos hack. The latest chapter in this book of mayhem impacts Apple,. Today the company has issued an emergency security update for iPhones, Macs, and Apple Watches to plug a potential vulnerability that Pegasus could’ve exploited. A quick PSA: Update your Apple devices now. Before we get into the details of that,...
Tags: Apple, Security, Startups, Israel, Pegasus, Bezos, NSO, NSO Group


Billionaires have been using charity to whitewash their tiny tax bills. It's time to end this incredibly wasteful charade.

Billionaires Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, Mark Zuckerberg, and Bill Gates. Britta Pedersen-Pool/Getty Images; Arif Hudaverdi Yaman/Getty Images; KENZO TRIBOUILLARD/Getty Images; Mike Cohen/Getty Images; Yuqing Liu/Business Insider Billionaires have long used charity to bolster their public image while avoiding taxes. Philanthropy is good but should not be a substitute for democratic decision making The solution to this problem is simple - tax the rich. Alan Davis is president of The Leonard...
Tags: US, Trends, Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos, Biden, Gates, Irs, Buffett, Bezos, Internal Revenue Service, Alan Davis, Leonard, Kenzo, Elon Musk Jeff Bezos Mark Zuckerberg, Mike Cohen Getty, Arif Hudaverdi Yaman Getty


Bill Gates and Jeff Bezos are backing a 3-year search for electric vehicle metals that could be used in Teslas

Amazon's Jeff Bezos, Microsoft's Bill Gates, and Tesla's Elon Musk. Susan Walsh/AP; Joshua Roberts/Reuters; Axel Schmidt/Getty Images Jeff Bezos and Bill Gates are backers of the mineral exploration startup KoBold Metals. KoBold's CEO told Insider that a new partnership with BHP would hunt for metals used in EVs. The partnership could eventually source metals for Tesla vehicles, House said. See more stories on Insider's business page. An artificial intelligence startup ...
Tags: Amazon, Elon Musk, News, Microsoft, Australia, Funding, Trends, Tesla, Bloomberg, Mining, Electric Vehicles, House, Bill Gates, Silicon Valley, Greenland, Andreessen Horowitz


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


Bezos pledges $203.7 million more in grants for Earth Fund

By Sophie Alexander | Bloomberg Jeff Bezos promised to give away $203.7 million by the end of the year as part of the Bezos Earth Fund, his $10 billion commitment to fight climate change, which he started last year. Bezos is immediately donating $73.7 million of the total to 12 organizations, with the rest being granted by the end of the year to groups supporting the Justice40 Initiative, according to a statement Wednesday from the fund. The Justice40 Initiative is an effort by the Biden adminis...
Tags: Amazon, Business, News, Climate Change, California, Sport, Cnn, Soccer, Biden, Philanthropy, Southern California, Bezos, Jose Andres, Amazon com Inc, Van Jones, Moorpark


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


Jeff Bezos has invested in an anti-aging biotech startup, a report says

Jeff Bezos laughs as he speaks about his flight on Blue Origin’s New Shepard into space during a press conference on July 20, 2021 in Van Horn, Texas. Joe Raedle/Getty Images An anti-aging research company called Altos Labs was founded earlier this year. Sources told MIT Tech Review the company claims Jeff Bezos as one of its investors. Altos Labs hopes to develop technology to reprogram human cells, sources told MIT Tech Review. See more stories on Insider's business page. A new compa...
Tags: Amazon, Japan, UK, News, California, Trends, Palo Alto, Jeff Bezos, Biotech, Delaware, Yuri Milner, Bay Area, Anti-aging, Companies House, Bezos, MIT Tech Review


Jeff Bezos has reportedly invested in an anti-aging biotech startup

Jeff Bezos laughs as he speaks about his flight on Blue Origin’s New Shepard into space during a press conference on July 20, 2021 in Van Horn, Texas. Joe Raedle/Getty Images An anti-aging research company called Altos Labs was founded earlier this year. Sources told MIT Tech Review the company claims Jeff Bezos as one of its investors. Altos Labs hopes to develop technology to reprogram human cells, sources told MIT Tech Review. See more stories on Insider's business page. A new compa...
Tags: Amazon, Japan, UK, News, California, Trends, Palo Alto, Jeff Bezos, Biotech, Delaware, Yuri Milner, Bay Area, Anti-aging, Companies House, Bezos, MIT Tech Review


Officials plead, but take no further action to prevent Labor Day gatherings, COVID counting system falters again, hundreds testify against vaccines, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Why Are Data Glitches Continually Skewing Hawaii’s Covid-19 Numbers? The state’s tracking system is like a complex information highway, moving data from many labs to a central reporting point. But some say there are too many traffic jams. Civil Beat.Governor pleads with residents to avoid Labor Day gatherings, crowds. The governor is pleading with residents to avoid gatherings over the Labor Day weekend, saying Hawaii is facing a “worst-case scenario” because of the COVID surge. KHON2. Coas...
Tags: Travel, Georgia, Hawaii, Usps, Noaa, City Council, Jeff Bezos, Hawaii Island, Kauai, Maui, Honolulu, Bezos, Coast Guard, Oahu, Health Department, Waimea


Rocket Men

There's an interesting piece at The New Yorker on the reasons behind the FAA investigation into Virgin Galactic's big media event flight:"The rocket motor on Virgin Galactic’s ship is programmed to burn for a minute. On July 11th, it had a few more seconds to go when a red light also appeared on the console: an entry glide-cone warning. This was a big deal. I once sat in on a meeting, in 2015, during which the pilots on the July 11th mission—Dave Mackay, a former Virgin Atlantic pilot and vetera...
Tags: Space, News, Guns, Planes, Air Force, Faa, Branson, Virgin Atlantic, Tam, Bezos, Mackay, Dave Mackay, Masucci, Mike Masucci, C J Sturckow, U K 's Royal Air Force


Evan Spiegel reportedly just dropped $100 million on a vacant lot and an unfinished mansion in a lavish Los Angeles neighborhood - and he's about to be neighbors with Jeff Bezos and Facebook billionaire Sean Parker

Evan Spiegel, left, and Miranda Kerr. AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File Snap CEO Evan Spiegel bought $100 million in property in Los Angeles, Dirt reports. One parcel is a vacant lot while the other contains an unfinished mansion. They're located in Holmby Hills, a ritzy enclave where Facebook billionaire Sean Parker also lives. See more stories on Insider's business page. Evan Spiegel may have expanded his growing real estate empire once again - this time, with a property reportedly wo...
Tags: Facebook, New York Post, Microsoft, Australia, Los Angeles, Trends, Snapchat, Paris, Paul Allen, Beverly Hills, Evan Spiegel, Jeff Bezos, Playboy Mansion, Zillow, Los Angeles Times, Ellen Degeneres


The Bo Burnham: Inside Soundtrack Is Getting A Vinyl And CD Release So You Can Be Sad In Analog

Comedian and musician Bo Burnham's one-hour Netflix special, "Inside," is coming to physical media this December, which means you can now cry along in analog. The raw and uncomfortably funny special earned both critical and viewer acclaim for staring straight into the void of the past year and a half. While fans have been able to sing along to the album via streaming services, now they can have a CD or vinyl to spin for their Instagram. Stay Inside And Spin "Inside" Consequence of Sound revealed...
Tags: Movies, News, Netflix, Carey Mulligan, Cool Stuff, Bezos, Burnham, Time Low, Bo Burnham, SlashFilm, White Woman, Elsie Fisher Burnham


The Red Warning Light On Richard Branson's Space Flight

Nicholas Schmidle writes via the New Yorker: On July 11th, nearly a minute into the rocket trip carrying Richard Branson, the British billionaire, to space, a yellow caution light appeared on the ship's console. The craft was about twenty miles in the air above the White Sands Missile Range, in New Mexico, and climbing, traveling more than twice the speed of sound. But it was veering off course, and the light was a warning to the pilots that their flight path was too shallow and the nose of the ...
Tags: Tech, Earth, Virgin Galactic, Richard Branson, New Mexico, Air Force, Air Traffic Control, Branson, Virgin Atlantic, Bezos, Mackay, Dave Mackay, White Sands Missile Range, Nicholas Schmidle, Masucci, Mike Masucci


Elon Musk's SpaceX says Jeff Bezos' lawsuits have 'become a bigger bottleneck than the technology' as his companies have filed complaints roughly every 16 days this year

Blue Origin CEO Jeff Bezos (left) and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk. Joe Raedle/Getty Images/Axel Springer Elon Musk said Jeff Bezos has taken on suing SpaceX as his "full-time job." On Tuesday, SpaceX issued a response to a protest letter from Amazon designed to halt Starlink Gen2. In the letter, SpaceX called Bezos' lawsuits a massive "bottleneck" to the company's progress. See more stories on Insider's business page. The billionaires are at it again. SpaceX CEO Elon Musk took aim at ...
Tags: Amazon, Space, Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, News, Fcc, Trends, Tesla, Nasa, Jeff Bezos, Pluto, Musk, Blue Origin, Bezos, Amazon and Blue Origin


Why are SpaceX and Blue Origin fighting over NASA's lunar lander contract?

Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos. Lambert/Ullstein Bild/Getty Images; Alex Wong/Getty Images; Blue Origin; Samantha Lee/Insider On August 19th, Blue Origin filed a lawsuit regarding NASA's $2.3 billion contract with SpaceX. Losing the contract was a big blow to Blue Origin, which was originally seen as a front runner. Understanding the two companies differences is key to knowing why they're vying for the coveted contract. See more stories on Insider's business page. Blue Origin recentl...
Tags: Transportation, Spacex, Elon Musk, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Mars, Jeff Bezos, Princeton, Falcon, Blue Origin, GAO, Neill, Bezos, HLS, Government Accountability Office


Amazon's future is in flux under new CEO Andy Jassy

Amazon CEO Andy Jassy Reuters/Mike Blake Andy Jassy took over as CEO from founder Jeff Bezos earlier this year. A slew of executive reshuffles and departures have followed this leadership switch. AWS, the main profit engine, is seeing the most turmoil. Other business units are in flux, too See more stories on Insider's business page. Amazon is in the midst of the biggest leadership overhaul in its history. That's put the future in flux and sowed seeds of doubt about the western wo...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Microsoft, US, Trends, Amazon Prime, UPS, Aws, Nice, Vesta, Jeff Bezos, MGM, Amazon Web Services, Bezos, Clark, Andy Jassy


CryptoPunks blasts past $1 billion in lifetime sales as NFT speculation surges

Hello friends, and welcome back to Week in Review! Last week we dove into Bezos’s Blue Origin suing NASA. This week, I’m writing about the unlikely and triumphant resurgence of the NFT market. If you’re reading this on the TechCrunch site, you can get this in your inbox from the newsletter page , and follow my tweets @lucasmtny . The big thing If I could, I would probably write about NFTs in this newsletter every week. I generally stop myself from actually doing so because I try my best to ...
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