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Amazon deflects responsibility on fake reviews but admits 200M were blocked last year

Amazon admits it has a fake review problem, but does its best to spread the blame around in a new post detailing the issue. After numerous reports for years that the online retail giant is overrun with knock-off products and faked or farmed reviews, the company aims to look as if it is finally putting its foot down, but no new efforts or rules are discussed — rather, it is others that need to step up their work to keep Amazon safe. Amazon reviews have become notoriously unreliable as indicators ...
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MacKenzie Scott has given away over $8 billion since divorcing Jeff Bezos, but her wealth keeps rising thanks to Amazon's soaring stock price

MacKenzie Scott. Taylor Hill/FilmMagic via Getty Images; Taylor Borden/Business Insider MacKenzie Scott has given away over $8 billion since divorcing Jeff Bezos. She recently gave $2.74 billion to charity, but she's still worth around $60 billion. Scott owns a 4% stake in Amazon, whose share price has continued to skyrocket during the pandemic. See more stories on Insider's business page. MacKenzie Scott has given away over $8 billion in the last year, but it hasn't made much...
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Amazon prioritized finding 'wicked smart' college grads for management roles over promoting hourly workers within the ranks, according to a new report

More than 75% of managers at Walmart stores in the US began as hourly workers, according to The New York Times. Helen H. Richardson/MediaNews Group/The Denver Post via Getty Images Amazon kept hourly workers from getting promoted by seeking out new college grads to fill management roles, NYT reports. By comparison, Walmart reportedly promotes hourly workers at roughly double the rate of Amazon. Amazon has a minimum wage of $15 for all workers, a pay floor Walmart has not officially enacted...
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Amazon tracks warehouse workers' every move because Jeff Bezos reportedly thinks people are inherently lazy

Ina Fassbender/AFP via Getty Images Some Amazon policies were built to stop a "march to mediocrity," according to one plan architect. Employment model and performance trackers were reportedly created to keep workers on their toes. The New York Times revealed the restrictive policies that govern one of the nation's top employers. See more stories on Insider's business page. Many of Amazon's policies were designed to prevent low-skilled workers from becoming lazy, according to a...
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Photos of Blue Origin's New Shepard rocket and spaceship offer a peek at Jeff Bezos' first-class flight to the edge of space

Jeff Bezos and Blue Origin employees celebrate the New Shepard rocket booster's first landing. Blue Origin Jeff Bezos plans to launch to space aboard Blue Origin's New Shepard rocket as early as July 20, alongside his brother and two guests who have not yet been named. The group will be the vehicle's first passengers. Photos of the rocket and spaceship offer a peek at Bezos' upcoming flight, which will be unlike any human spaceflight before it. In just 11 minutes, New Shepa...
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MacKenzie Scott gave away another $2.7 billion to 286 organizations, bringing her total recent donations to $8.5 billion

MacKenzie Scott has announced multiple massive donations in the last year. Taylor Hill/FilmMagic via Getty Images; Taylor Borden/Business Insider MacKenzie Scott has given away $2.7 billion to nearly 300 nonprofits in 2021. Scott, a philanthropist and Jeff Bezos's ex-wife, has gifted over $8 billion in recent years. She is one of the richest people on the planet, with a $60 billion net worth. See more stories on Insider's business page. MacKenzie Scott, the ex-wife of Amazon fou...
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10 things in tech: YouTube's ad ban, Elon Musk's house, AI salaries revealed

Good morning and welcome to 10 Things in Tech. If this was forwarded to you, sign up here.Let's get started.1. YouTube has banned ads for politics, alcohol, and prescription drugs from its homepage banner. Gambling-related ads, such as sports betting and casino games, will also be barred from the coveted - and pricey - ad spot. 2. Looking for a house? Maybe you can buy Elon Musk's. The Tesla CEO said he's selling his last home to help fund a Mars colony. From his tweet, it seems th...
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Best Early Tech Deals at Amazon Prime Day 2021: Beats Headphones, Sony TVs, and Garmin Watches Galore

Upgrade your home before the real Bezos-led sales bonanza even begins.
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10 things in tech: Bezos' mystery passenger, Instacart ad business, bitcoin conference

Jeff Bezos inside a New Shepard Crew Capsule mockup at the 33rd Space Symposium in Colorado Springs, Colorado, April 5, 2017. Good morning and welcome to 10 Things in Tech. If this was forwarded to you, sign up here.Let's get started.1. The first tourist on Blue Origin's New Shepard spacecraft has bid $28 million for the privilege. The winner's name will be released in the coming weeks, and they will sit aboard the craft with founder Jeff Bezos and his brother. More on the auc...
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How billionaires like Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk avoid paying federal income tax while increasing their net worth by billions

Amazon cofounder and CEO Jeff Bezos. Jon Cherry/Getty Images; Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos didn't pay any income taxes for at least two years between 2006 and 2018, ProPublica reported. Tesla CEO Elon Musk also skipped paying federal income taxes in 2018, according to the report. Billionaires are able to circumvent federal income taxes through legal financial manipulation. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. In 2007, and again in 2011, billion...
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Jeff Bezos is trusting Blue Origin's new rocket with his life. It's flown 15 times, but he'll have no pilot and possibly no spacesuit.

Jeff Bezos (left) is set to launch aboard the New Shepard rocket (right) on July 20. Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images; Blue Origin Jeff Bezos is risking his life to prove that Blue Origin can safely fly humans to the edge of space. About 1% of US human spaceflights have resulted in a fatal accident. But the New Shepard rocket seems relatively safe, given its flight record and how short the trip is. See more stories on Insider's business page. Jeff Bezos, his brother Mark, and two unnam...
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Seat On Jeff Bezos' Space Trip Sells For $28 Million

The auction has ended for a seat with Jeff Bezos and his brother on their first Blue Origin flight into space next month. Slashdot reader ytene writes that a live-streamed auction for the seat "lasted less than 10 minutes after opening at $4.8 million." The Hill reports: That came after nearly 7,600 people from 159 countries had registered to bid on a seat for the July 20 space flight by the time registration closed Thursday, according to ABC News... Blue Origin said the $28 million would be d...
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Bidder pays $28m for space trip with Amazon's Bezos

The mystery auction winner will be part of the the first human flight by space company Blue Origin.
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Sold! Bidder pays $28m for spare seat on space flight with Jeff Bezos

Bids in 10-minute auction started at $4.8m for 20 July trip on Blue Origin spacecraft with Bezos and his brother.Jeff Bezos’s Blue Origin has sold the spare seat of the company’s 20 July New Shepard space rocket blast-off for $28m, the company announced on Saturday. Related: Rocket men: Bezos, Musk and Branson scramble for space supremacy Continue reading...
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Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin auctions off seat on first human spaceflight for $28M

Blue Origin has its winning bidder for its first ever human spaceflight, and the winner will pay $28 million for the privilege of flying aboard the company’s debut private astronaut mission. The winning bid came in today during a live auction, which saw 7,600 registered bidders, from 159 countries compete for the spot. This was the culmination of Blue Origin’s three part bidding process for the ticket, which included a blind auction first, followed by an open, asynchronous auction with the highe...
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Winning bid for a seat on Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin spacecraft goes for $28 million

Jeff Bezos inside a New Shepard Crew Capsule mockup. The first tourist on Blue Origin's New Shepard spacecraft will pay $28 million for the trip to the edge of space. The company began taking bids last month for a seat on the spacecraft in its first crewed trip set for July 20. The winner of the auction will fly on the spacecraft with Jeff Bezos and his brother for 11 minutes. See more stories on Insider's business page. The winning bid for a seat on Blue Origin's first-ev...
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Bid of $28 million wins a rocket trip to space with Bezos

A seat on a spaceship ride with billionaire Jeff Bezos went for $28 million during a live auction on Saturday, concluding the month-long bidding process for the sightseeing trip on the Blue Origin's maiden voyage next month.
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Miami and Space - the new battlegrounds for tech's top egos

Hello, and welcome to this week's edition of the Insider Tech newsletter, where we break down the biggest news in tech, including:Miami techies bristle at Silicon Valley "saviors"Palantir's TikTok astro-momThe most promising startups of 2021 Did someone forward this newsletter to you? Sign up here. Soundtrack: This week's newsletter has been specially designed to be consumed while listening to David Bowie's "Starman." This week: Tech egos are clashing, from the shores of Miami to...
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Warren Buffett is under fire for avoiding taxes. Give him a break.

Warren Buffett. Getty Images OPINION Warren Buffett is getting roasted for avoiding taxes after ProPublica's bombshell report. The billionaire investor is donating almost all of his money to good causes. Buffett lives modestly, supports higher taxes on the wealthy, and doesn't use popular tax loopholes. See more stories on Insider's business page. Warren Buffett is being cast as the face of billionaire greed after ProPublica reported this week that he pays very little in federa...
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Blue Origin Auctions a Rocket Trip to Space With Bezos

By Eric M. JohnsonSEATTLE (Reuters) - Want to bid for a seat on a spaceship ride with Jeff Bezos? You'll need to be quick - and you'll probably...
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Elizabeth Warren rips into Jeff Bezos over his upcoming trip to space: 'He's laughing at every person in America who actually paid taxes'

Sen. Elizabeth Warren has been outspoken about taxing the ultra-rich. MARK RALSTON/AFP via Getty Images; Tom Williams/Getty Images Sen. Elizabeth Warren slammed Jeff Bezos over his upcoming Blue Origin spaceflight. "He's laughing at every person in America who actually paid taxes," Warren said. The comments came following a ProPublica report on Bezos' and other billionaires' income taxes. Sign up for the 10 Things in Politics daily newsletter. Sen. Elizabeth Warren is taking J...
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The bidding to blast into space with Jeff Bezos on a Blue Origin rocket will start at $4.8 million

Jeff Bezos (left) is set to launch aboard the New Shepard rocket (right) on July 20. Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images; Blue Origin Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin is auctioning a seat on its New Shepard space flight on July 20. The live auction will take place on Saturday, and pre-auction bidding has closed at $4.8 million. Bezos will be on the flight alongside the auction winner. See more stories on Insider's business page. Bidding for a seat alongside Jeff Bezos onboard New Shepard, the ...
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Jeff Bezos is going to space for 11 minutes. Here's how risky that is

Jeff Bezos can have anything. He could circle the globe in a private jet or sail it forever in a fleet of megayachts. He could afford to buy a the whole NFL; he could buy an archipelago for his family and friends; he could buy over 65,000 Bugatti Chirons (base price $2.9 million), even though only 500 are being built. As the world's richest person, the possibilities are endless. But Bezos appears ready to risk it all for an 11-minute ride to space.
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Jeff Bezos will be one of the first humans his company sends to space. Here's how risky that really is

Jeff Bezos can have anything. He could circle the globe in a private jet or sail it forever in a fleet of megayachts. He could afford to buy a the whole NFL; he could buy an archipelago for his family and friends; he could buy over 65,000 Bugatti Chirons (base price $2.9 million), even though only 500 are being built. As the world's richest person, the possibilities are endless. But Bezos appears ready to risk it all for an 11-minute ride to space.
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Bids to fly to space with Jeff Bezos just hit $4 million with only 2 days left until the live auction for a seat on Blue Origin's space flight

Amazon and Blue Origin founder Jeff Bezos provides the keynote address at the Air Force Association's Annual Air, Space & Cyber Conference in Oxen Hill, MD, on September 19, 2018. JIM WATSON/AFP via Getty Images The highest bid for a ticket on Blue Origin's New Shepard rocket is currently $4 million. The winner of the auction will fly on the spacecraft with Jeff Bezos and his brother for 11 minutes. Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin will hold the final phase of the auction live online on...
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Discovery Channel's reality show 'Who Wants to Be An Astronaut?' will send the winner to the ISS. Producers hope it will show that space travel can be made accessible to ordinary people.

The winner will journey to the ISS in 2022. Reuters Discovery Channel recently announced a new reality show that will send its winner to the ISS. The mission is expected to take place in 2022. Contestants will be expected to undergo "extreme" challenges based on real astronaut training. See more stories on Insider's business page. There's no shortage of companies offering to blast tourists into space. Elon Musk's SpaceX, Jeff Bezos's Blue Origin, and Richard Branson's...
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Discovery Channel's reality show 'Who Wants to Be An Astronaut?' will send the winner to the ISS. Its producers hope it will show that space travel can be made accessible to ordinary people.

The winner will journey to the ISS in 2022. Reuters Discovery Channel recently announced a new reality show that will send its winner to the ISS. The mission is expected to take place in 2022. Contestants will be expected to undergo "extreme" challenges based on real astronaut training. See more stories on Insider's business page. There's no shortage of companies offering to blast tourists into space. Elon Musk's SpaceX, Jeff Bezos's Blue Origin, and Richard Branson's...
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Top Stories this AM: A billionaire space race; the secret to being really, really rich; Don McGahn's Trump trap

Good morning and welcome to your weekday morning roundup of the top stories you need to know.For more daily and weekly briefings, sign up for our newsletters here.What's going on today: A possible Branson/Bezos space race. Two of the world's wealthiest men insist on shooting themselves out to space. An unconfirmed report suggests Branson may try to beat Bezos into space - and Virgin Galactic didn't deny it. Virgin Galactic did not deny the rumor that Branson is trying to launch by Ju...
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ProPublica said that it doesn't know the source of its secret tax information on the super-rich, and admitted that a hostile state could have sent it

Business Insider ProPublica said it does not know the identity of the source who passed them a trove of IRS files. The outlet published a bombshell investigation into the tax practices of the mega-rich. ProPublica said it is confident of the material even if the source had hostile motives. See more stories on Insider's business page. ProPublica says it does not know the identity - or motivations - of the source who passed it private tax documents for its recent bombshell investigation...
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ProPublica's bombshell tax investigation reportedly has lawmakers eyeing policy changes. One senator who designed a key corporation tax cut says it wasn't supposed to let 'multibillionaires' avoid tax.

Democratic Senator Elizabeth Warren has proposed introducing a wealth tax. Tom Williams Pool: Getty Images Some members of Congress are mulling new tax reforms for the super wealthy, NYT reports. A ProPublica report showed how some of richest Americans had legally slashed their income tax bills. A GOP senator who oversaw a 2017 corporation tax cut criticized the reported tax avoidance. See more stories on Insider's business page. A ProPublica investigation into the tax records of t...
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