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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


A group of Microsoft employees are demanding the company ditch a US Army contract that they say makes them 'war profiteers' (MSFT)

A group of Microsoft employees are protesting the company's $749 million contract with the US Army. The contract involves providing HoloLens augmented reality tech for soldiers, but the workers say it makes them into unwilling "war profiteers." More than 50 employees have now signed an open letter calling on Microsoft's leadership to change course. A group of Microsoft employees are demanding that the company's leadership abandon a contract with the United States Army that they say makes them...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Europe, Microsoft, North Korea, Satya Nadella, US, Trends, Kim Jong Un, Rip, Jeff Bezos, US Army, HoloLens, Mobile World Congress, Us Department Of Defense, Bezos


Virgin Galactic just rocketed its first passenger past the edge of space — but Jeff Bezos says its astronauts have 'asterisks' next to their names

Virgin Galactic, the space tourism company founded by Richard Branson, launched its first passenger past the edge of space on Friday. Beth Moses, Virgin Galactic's chief astronaut instructor, was the passenger. She was accompanied by two pilots. SpaceShipTwo, named "VSS Unity," rocketed the crew to nearly 56 miles above Earth, providing a few minutes of weightlessness. But Jeff Bezos, who's starting his own space tourism company, Blue Origin, questioned the capabilities of Virgin Galactic earl...
Tags: Amazon, Spacex, Elon Musk, New York, US, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Virgin Galactic, Richard Branson, Jeff Bezos, Branson, US Air Force, Blue Origin, Don, Bezos


Virgin Galactic just rocketed its first woman past the edge of space — but Jeff Bezos says its astronauts have 'asterisks' next to their names

Virgin Galactic, the space-tourism company founded by Richard Branson, on Friday launched its first non-pilot beyond an altitude that NASA considers the edge of space. Beth Moses, Virgin Galactic's chief astronaut instructor, flew in the passenger cabin and was accompanied by two pilots. SpaceShipTwo, named VSS Unity, rocketed the three-person crew to nearly 56 miles above Earth, providing a few minutes of weightlessness. But Jeff Bezos, who also owns a space-tourism company, Blue Origin, ear...
Tags: Amazon, Spacex, Elon Musk, New York, US, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Virgin Galactic, Richard Branson, Jeff Bezos, Moses, Branson, US Air Force, Blue Origin, Don


Jeff Bezos saved The Washington Post — here's what employees are saying about his recent scandals

Jeff Bezos has been considered The Washington Post's savior since he bought it in 2013. But recent scandal around his personal life has shaken some Post employees' image of him. Post employees expressed mixed feelings, with some saying the scandal humanized him and others being less forgiving. Jeff Bezos has been credited with rejuvenating The Washington Post since he bought the paper a little more than five years ago. Amid great angst about the future of traditional news media, he's been her...
Tags: Amazon, Post, New York, Washington Post, Trends, Jeff Bezos, Bezos, Marty Baron, Enquirer, The Post, New York City Read, Enquirer People


Before and after photos show how dramatically world-famous CEOs have changed since they started the job

The tech industry with all its innovation, glamour, and youth can still be incredibly stressful. As companies launch, go public, and tackle turmoil, executives go gray, lose weight, and forget to buy eye cream.  Tech execs like Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg and Amazon's Jeff Bezos were once fresh faces on the scene. Now, they've crafted themselves into multibillionaires while growing their businesses into worldwide success stories.  Take a look at how dramatically these tech execs have changed si...
Tags: Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, US, Trends, Adidas, Harvard, Harvard University, Time Magazine, Jeff Bezos, Zuckerberg, Bezos, Today Facebook, D E Shaw, Seattle Before Amazon


It’s becoming clearer than ever that Amazon is developing a third-party logistics service to edge out FedEx and UPS now that Stamps.com has dumped the USPS

Stamps.com announced in a call to investors on Thursday that it would end its partnership with the US Postal Service. The internet postage company, which sells box labels, stamps, and other shipping services, has been partnered exclusively with USPS since 1996, when the website started. As for its new partners, Stamps.com CEO Ken McBride aggressively highlighted Amazon as a major disruptor in delivery services. "(W)e need to work with Amazon and really everybody needs to work with Amazon," Mc...
Tags: Amazon, China, US, America, Trends, Walmart, UPS, US Postal Service, Usps, Italy, Jeff Bezos, Morgan Stanley, Amazon Web Services, Bezos, McBride, Michael Zakkour


'It's awkward': What Washington Post employees are saying about owner Jeff Bezos' recent scandals

Jeff Bezos has been considered the The Washington Post's savior since he bought it in 2013. But recent scandal around his personal life has shaken some people at the company's image of him. Post employees expressed mixed feelings, with some saying the scandal humanizes him and others being less forgiving. Jeff Bezos has been credited with rejuvenating The Washington Post since he bought the paper a little more than five years ago. Amid great angst about the future of traditional news media, h...
Tags: Amazon, Post, New York, Washington Post, Trends, Jeff Bezos, Bezos, Marty Baron, Enquirer, The Post, New York City Read, Enquirer People


Trump and Bezos exiled, Royals riled, and Ted Bundy’s child, in this week’s dubious tabloids

Is the National Enquirer running scared? There’s not a mention of either Amazon chief Jeff Bezos or president Donald Trump in this week’s edition. Could it be that the threat of investigation and possible prison time for hacks accused of extortion and blackmail against Bezos and burying sex scandals about Trump have finally silenced the nattering nabobs of negativism? Bezos and The Donald escape lightly this week, but others aren’t so lucky. Prince Charles “Disowns Harry!” proclaims the Globe co...
Tags: Amazon, Post, Florida, News, Los Angeles, Rome, Julia Roberts, Britain, Katy '' Perry, Prince Charles, Royals, Prince Harry, Harry, Charles, Jeff Bezos, Globe


Does New York Still Have a Future in Tech?

Amazon might have been the center of a new tech ecosystem in Queens. Here’s what the city can do next.
Tags: News, New York City, Creativity, Queens, Cornell Tech, Bezos, Urban Areas, Economic Conditions and Trends, Amazon.com Inc, Labor and Jobs, Jeffrey P, Seattle (Wash


"The suit alleges that The Post 'targeted and bullied' 16-year-old Nicholas Sandmann in order to embarrass President Trump."

I'm reading about the lawsuit against The Washington Post in The Washington Post.“In a span of three days in January of this year commencing on January 19, the Post engaged in a modern-day form of McCarthyism by competing with CNN and NBC, among others, to claim leadership of a mainstream and social media mob of bullies which attacked, vilified, and threatened Nicholas Sandmann, an innocent secondary school child,” reads the complaint.It added, “The Post ignored basic journalist standards becaus...
Tags: Amazon, Post, Nbc, Law, Washington Post, Wikipedia, Court, Journalism, Atlanta, Ted, Cnn, New York Times, Bill Cosby, Cosby, Catholic, John


What 12 of the world's most famous executives looked like when they were younger

Sometimes it's hard to picture what business leaders were like before they became successful. We dug up old photos of famous business executives, to give a taste of who they once were. Tesla founder Elon Musk once chose to live off a dollar a day, just eating hot dogs and oranges, to see if he could stomach life as an entrepreneur. Twitter boss Jack Dorsey was obsessed with emergency service vehicle dispatch as a kid meanwhile.  Scroll down to read early stories of these famous business execut...
Tags: Elon Musk, Trends, Tesla, Jeff Bezos, Jack Dorsey, McDonald, Bezos, Jeff Bezos Amazon, Wired Mark Zuckerberg Facebook


New York Did Us All a Favor by Standing Up to Amazon

Yes, Amazon’s departure will modestly hurt the city’s economy. But it’s also a victory against bad economic policy.
Tags: Amazon, News, New York City, Corporations, Income Inequality, Bezos, Politics And Government, Corporate Taxes, Amazon.com Inc, Relocation of Business, Labor and Jobs, Jeffrey P, Queens (NYC


What business leaders can learn from Jeff Bezos’ leaked texts

Joel Wallenstrom Contributor Joel Wallenstrom is president and chief executive of Wickr, a secure communications company. Before Wickr, Joel co-founded iSEC Partners, one of the world's leading information security research teams, later acquired by NCC Group, and served as Director for Strategic Alliances at @stake, one of the very first computer security companies in the industry. More posts by this contributor Exposure of your sensitive data is...
Tags: Travel, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Column, Human Rights, Microsoft, Privacy, France, Oregon, US, Eu, European Union, Cryptography, United States, Computing


This Map Of The Bezos Story Looks Like It Came From An Amazon Original Police Story

Seriously, connecting the dots is a little bit intense. Bezos’ affair and associated selfies, and his post to Medium last week, “has revealed more than just a series of leaked texts and naked selfies. It has also laid bare a tangled web of overlapping relationships and interests across Hollywood, politics, national security and the kingdom of Saudi Arabia.” (And if you were wondering why Amazon has Jack Ryan as an original series, well, read on.) – Los Angeles Times
Tags: Amazon, Art, Hollywood, Media, Saudi Arabia, Bezos, Jack Ryan, 02.16.19, Amazon Original Police Story


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


Bill de Blasio: The Path Amazon Rejected

It could have answered the concerns of citizens. Instead it bolted.
Tags: News, Bill De Blasio, Ny, Bezos, Corporate Taxes, Amazon.com Inc, Relocation of Business, Labor and Jobs, Jeffrey P, Seattle (Wash, Long Island City (Queens


'We proved Amazon wrong': activists celebrate Bezos' retreat from Queens

Abrupt collapse of company’s plans seen as a milestone victory for leftwing insurgents over Democrats who backed the dealAmazon picked a tough moment to come to New York.Progressive groups were in the ascendant and they turned their fire on an obvious target: a plan to lure a company run by the world’s richest man with $3bn in subsidies and tax breaks. Continue reading...
Tags: Amazon, New York, Technology, Activism, Protest, E-commerce, US news, Queens, Bezos, New York Progressive


Why the Amazon Deal Collapsed: A Tech Giant Stumbles in N.Y.’s Raucous Political Arena

The company, long accustomed to deferential treatment from localities, badly misjudged how it would be received in the city, according to dozens of interviews.
Tags: News, New York City, Brian, Bill, Johnson, De Blasio, Alexandria, Cuomo, Andrea, Bezos, Corey, Politics And Government, Amazon.com Inc, Labor and Jobs, Andrew M, Jeffrey P


Michael Sanchez insists he didn't leak Jeff Bezos' racy selfies, but he keeps refusing to answer a key question

The accusation that Jeff Bezos' intimate texts to former TV host Lauren Sanchez were leaked to the National Enquirer by Sanchez's brother, Michael Sanchez, has been widely reported. CNN, The Daily Beast, and the Associated Press have all cited sources this week who believe Sanchez leaked information about the relationship. Business Insider has been in regular contact with Sanchez for seven days. He has consistently declined to comment about the allegations he passed the texts to the Enquirer. ...
Tags: Amazon, Hollywood, Washington Post, Saudi Arabia, Trends, Cnn, Associated Press, Jeff Bezos, National Enquirer, Donald Trump, Abc News, Trump, Howard, Jeff, Bezos, Becker


Amazon Isn’t Interested in Making the World a Better Place

New Yorkers who expected better bought into the myth that tech companies are more than just self-interested businesses.
Tags: News, New York City, Income Inequality, Bill, Ny, De Blasio, Cuomo, Bezos, Better Place, Computers and the Internet, Amazon.com Inc, Relocation of Business, Labor and Jobs, Andrew M, Jeffrey P, Real Estate (Commercial


A Jeff Bezos letter from 1997 about 'reversible decisions' sheds some light on the shock Amazon HQ2 u-turn

Amazon announced on Thursday that it is abandoning its proposed HQ2 in Queens, Long Island City following fierce political opposition. The change of direction was welcomed by some politicians and lamented by others. A 1997 letter to shareholders from Jeff Bezos sheds some light on his approach to reversing big decisions. Bezos said that big companies have a tendency to think all big decisions are irreversible, when in fact the majority are reversible. This week Amazon made the shock announcem...
Tags: Amazon, New York, New York City, Elizabeth Warren, Trends, Netflix, Jeff Bezos, Bezos, Sen Bernie Sanders, Long Island City, Alex Kantrowitz, Amazon However, Retail Wholesale and Department Store Union, Queens Long Island City, RWDSU, Alexandria Ocasio Cortez


Suspected Leaker Suggests His Sister Sent Jeff Bezos’ D**k Pics To Friends

Michael Sanchez told Vanity Fair that the love between Bezos and Lauren Sanchez is "a legendary romance."
Tags: News, Jeff Bezos, Vanity Fair, Bezos, Michael Sanchez, Lauren Sánchez


Behind on Jeff Bezos' beef with the National Enquirer? Here's the complete timeline of the feud to catch you up (AMZN)

Jeff Bezos recently published a bombshell blog post in which he claimed that the National Enquirer was engaging in "extortion and blackmail" by threatening to release his intimate personal texts and photos. It's the latest dramatic development in a feud that started in early January, when Bezos announced that he and wife MacKenzie Bezos were seeking a divorce — shortly before a story in the National Enquirer revealed that the Amazon CEO was having an extramarital affair with former TV anchor ...
Tags: Amazon, Trends, Jeff Bezos, National Enquirer, Donald Trump, Bezos, MacKenzie, AMZN, D E Shaw Co, MacKenzie Bezos, Lauren Sánchez, Business Insider Forbes


Why an Amazon Router Freaks Me Out

Amazon just acquired the mesh networking startup Eero for an undisclosed sum. This is great news for Eero’s founders who are undoubtedly chin-deep in Bezos bucks, and it’s bound to be a great move for Amazon, which can now control an unknown number of people’s wifi routers. However, it’s cause for concern if you’re an…Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Science, Privacy, Data Collection, Mesh Networking, Bezos, Eero, Wifi Routers


The Alleged Blackmail of Jeff Bezos: Did Legal Counsel for the National Enquirer Breach His Professional Duties?

It is alleged that the National Enquirer blackmailed Jeff Bezos by threatening to publish humiliating photographs and messages. In exchange for not publishing the information, the National Enquirer wanted Bezos to stop his criticism of the paper. To manage the situation, Bezos wrote an article titled “No Thank You, Mr. Pecker”. In the article, Bezos exposed multiple emails directed at him from the National Enquirer (American Media, LLC). One of the emails included an email message from American ...
Tags: Law, California, Canada, Jeff Bezos, National Enquirer, Blackmail, Ontario, Bezos, Gavin de Becker, Practice Of Law, Pecker, American Media et al Marty Here, Bezos Parties, Bezos Parties AM, Jon Deputy, General Counsel Media American Media LLC


Trump says he wasn’t aware of tabloid’s Bezos investigation

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says he was unaware the owner of the National Enquirer, American Media Inc., had been investigating Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos. The Trump-friendly tabloid has a history of trying to help him. It acknowledged paying $150,000 to Playboy centerfold Karen McDougal for the rights to her story about an alleged […]
Tags: Amazon, Business, News, Entertainment, Washington, Ap, Nation, Playboy, Jeff Bezos, Donald Trump, Trump, Bezos, Karen McDougal, National Enquirer American Media Inc


The global tide is turning against Mohammed bin Salman | Financial Times

The global tide is turning against Mohammed bin Salman | Financial Times:The savage murder last year of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, dismembered by Saudi Arabia’s agents in its consulate in Istanbul, surprised in the way it accelerated into the worst crisis between the kingdom and the west since September 11 2001, when 15 of the 19 hijackers who attacked the US turned out to be Saudis. It seems just as surprising that, as 2019 progresses, there is little let-up in the pressure on the Saudi leader...
Tags: Travel, Amazon, Post, Saudi Arabia, US, Jeff Bezos, National Enquirer, Donald Trump, The Washington Post, Istanbul, Financial Times, Mohammed, Bezos, Mohammed bin Salman, Adel al Jubeir, Rupert Neil Bumfrey


See inside the modest Bellevue, Washington, house Jeff Bezos was renting when he started Amazon, now on the market for $1.5 million (AMZN)

The home where Jeff Bezos started Amazon is now up for sale. It's a nearly 1,600-square-foot three-bedroom ranch house in Bellevue, Washington, just outside of Seattle. Bezos was renting it in 1994 and started the business in the garage. The home was renovated since Bezos lived there and is now on the market for $1.49 million. House hunters in Bellevue, Washington, have a new option to choose from — and this one's historic. A new home on the market is the very same one that Jeff Bezos was r...
Tags: Amazon, Trends, Walmart, House, Jeff Bezos, Times, Seattle, Bezos, Seattle Times, Sullivan, Bellevue Washington, Pat Sullivan, John L Scott Real Estate, Seattle Bezos


New York Needs Amazon

History is clear: A city that rejects economic opportunity will lose its status as the center of the business world.
Tags: News, New York City, New York State, Taxation, Bezos, Economic Conditions and Trends, Amazon.com Inc, Relocation of Business, Jeffrey P, Real Estate (Commercial, Queens (NYC, Gianaris, Michael N, New York Needs Amazon