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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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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


Chris Keall: Billionaire SpaceX tourist's Kiwi shoutout

OPINION: When I posted a rather ripe tweet about Elon Musk winning the space tourism race - with SpaceX's Inpiration4 orbiting the Earth for days, putting Sir Richard Branson and Jeff Bezos' efforts in the shade - I didn't expect... [Author: [email protected]]
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Jeff Bezos Pledges $1 Billion Toward Protecting ’30% Of Land And Sea By 2030′

The commitment from the Amazon founder's Earth Fund represents roughly half a percent of his net worth.
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Jeff Bezos Meets With Boris Johnson on Sidelines of UN General Assembly

World leaders have assembled in New York but the most interesting meetings are happening away from the UN building.
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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...
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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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The 2021 Emmys By The Numbers: Which Shows Led The Pack?

The 73rd Emmy Awards sure were something. It was full of big swings, major misses and lots of gags that didn't quite land. But awkward attempts at comedy aren't the only thing award shows have to offer — they also have trophies! So if you lost track of all the disappointing losses or if your Paramount+ app didn't quite work the way you expected, have no fear! We've compiled a list of all the big winners and their many accolades. Checking In With The Streaming Wars First things first, the biggest...
Tags: Hbo, Television, Movies, News, Nbc, John Oliver, Netflix, Broadway, Diana, Gillian Anderson, Cbs, Buckingham Palace, Kate Winslet, Emmy, Jeff Bezos, Betty White


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...
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Don't forget to leave a rating: Amazon chairman meeting with UK prime minister to talk taxes

4 stars - did not warn us about 'digitalisation of the economy'* Britain's tow-headed Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been granted an audience with Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, during which he will discuss the “challenges” of taxing giant tech corporations in a digital economy.…
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UK PM Johnson to Challenge Amazon Founder Bezos Over Company's Tax Record FT

(Reuters) - British Prime Minister Boris Johnson in a face-to-face meeting will challenge Amazon founder Jeff Bezos over his company's tax record,...
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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...
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10 codenames that Amazon used to describe highly secretive projects, from 'Project D' to 'Vesta'

Amazon's Seattle headquarters. Reuters Amazon often uses code names to refer to its secretive projects. Names include "Veritas," "Project Golden," and the "Gazelle Project." Codenamed projects included the search for a second headquarters and early efforts to dominate book publishers. See more stories on Insider's business page. Project A Amazon The Kindle was referred to as Project A during the e-reader's development. The first version of the Kindle launched in 200...
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I flew on a $65 million Gulfstream G650ER private jet and saw why it's a favorite of tech billionaires like Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos

Flying on a Qatar Executive Gulfstream G650ER. Thomas Pallini/Insider The Gulfstream G650ER is one of the largest purpose-built private jets currently in service. Billionaires like Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos use the aircraft to traverse the globe in speed and luxury. Private airlines including Qatar Executive allow the wealthy to charter the aircraft instead of owning it outright. See more stories on Insider's business page. Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos might be rival space cowboys bu...
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SpaceX’s tourist trip to orbit ends with splashdown in Atlantic

By Marcia Dunn | Associated Press HAWTHORNE — Four space tourists ended their trailblazing trip to orbit Saturday with a splashdown in the Atlantic off the Florida coast. The capsule from Hawthorne-based SpaceX parachuted into the ocean just before sunset, not far from where their chartered flight began three days earlier. The all-amateur crew was the first to circle the world without a professional astronaut. The billionaire who paid undisclosed millions for the trip and his three guests wanted...
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Jeff Bezos's ex-wife MacKenzie Scott dominates donations to racial equity

Shock.That's what Ruth Simmons, the president of a historically Black university in Texas, felt in December when she received a call informing her that the school would be gifted $50 million — many times the size of the previous... [Author: [email protected]]
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Amazon UK business swelled by 50%+ in 2020, and taxes soared. Lol, no, it means those paid by its staff

Jeff Bezos founded biz at the 'apex of the Big Tech tax avoiders' Amazon says turnover from business "activities" in Britain went up by more than 50 per cent year-on-year during 2020, but the profit the organisation generated locally is again typically unclear.…
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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...
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Such A Polite Elon Musk-Jeff Bezos Exchange. If Only It Was Like This All The Time

Amazon and Blue Origin founder Jeff Bezos has congratulated Elon Musk after the successful launch of SpaceX's all-civilian Inspiration4 crew.
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LG Introduces 325-Inch Television That Costs $1.7 Million, Guillotine Not Included

Back in the early 1990s, my dad won a newspaper sweepstakes and our family became the first on the block to own a front projection big screen TV. The thing weighed more than any human being in our family and there's a high probability I learned every curse word in the book listening to my dad and his buddies transport it downstairs. The front panel pulled out exposing a mirror for the three-color-projectors to combine and generate the image, it was absolutely unwatchable in daylight, and if the ...
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Democrats may leave a tax loophole billionaires love untouched. Closing it would dent the fortunes of Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk.

SpaceX founder and Tesla CEO Elon Musk/President Joe Biden/Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos Michele Tantussi/Reuters ; Carlos Barria/Reuters; Lindsey Wasson/Reuters Democrats can't decide whether to close a tax loophole that's popular with the wealthiest Americans. The "step-up basis" loophole lets billionaires pass down investment gains without paying any taxes. Here's how the loophole works, and why Democrats are split on whether to close it. See more stories on Insider'...
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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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Ransomware: A market problem deserves a market solution

Gary M. Shiffman Contributor Share on Twitter Gary M. Shiffman, Ph.D., is the author of "The Economics of Violence: How Behavioral Science Can Transform our View of Crime, Insurgency, and Terrorism". He teaches economic science and national security at Georgetown University and is founder and CEO of Giant Oak. More posts by this contributor We need a new field of AI to combat racial bias REvil is a so...
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Lawmakers grill state over low-cost leases of public land, Honolulu mayor approves removal of Stairway to Heaven, Ige holds firm on no fans in stands, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Government owned land in Hawaii, Statewide GIS Program. 2017Lawmakers grill state Land Board over below-market rents for state properties. The director of the state Land Board was asked tough questions Tuesday about whether the department is wasting money by charging below-market rents. Hawaii News Now.Department of Land and Natural Resources officials say audit veered from original scope. Officials with the state Department of Land and Natural Resources were prepared to talk about contr...
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Inspiration4 crew, meet outer space: SpaceX’s first all-civilian mission launches to orbit

The first all-civilian crew in history has made it to space. The Inspiration4 crew took off from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida at 8:04 EST PM, commencing the first space mission in human history featuring zero trained astronauts. The reusable first-stage of the Falcon 9 rocket executed two burns in its journey back to Earth, landing vertically on the SpaceX droneship “Just Read the Instructions” around 9-and-a-half minutes after launch. Dragon separated from the second stage at 8:16 EST...
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Hawthorne-based SpaceX launches 4 amateurs on private Earth-circling trip

Workers stand on the service structure for a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket at Kennedy Space Center’s Launch Pad 39-A in Cape Canaveral, Fla., on Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2021. 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. (AP Photo/Chris O’Meara) A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, with four private citizens onboard, lifts off from Kennedy Space Center’s Launch Pad 39-A Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2021, in Cape Ca...
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SpaceX is about to launch 4 space tourists into Earth's orbit. Watch it live Wednesday night.

The Inspiration4 crew poses in front of the Falcon 9 rocket and Crew Dragon spaceship that will launch them into space. Inspiration4/John Kraus SpaceX is about to launch its first private human spaceflight, the Inspiration4 mission. There will be no professional astronauts on board. Instead, four civilians are set to orbit Earth in a spaceship. Watch SpaceX's livestream below starting Wednesday afternoon. See more stories on Insider's business page. For the first time ever, a space...
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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...
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NASA awards SpaceX, Blue Origin, and 3 other companies $146 million in contracts to make moon lander designs

Blue Origin founder Jeff Bezos (left) and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk. Joe Raedle/Getty Images/Axel Springer Blue Origin and SpaceX were among five companies that won NASA moon-lander contracts on Tuesday. Both companies will design "sustainable" landers for NASA to regularly send astronauts to the moon. Elon Musk's SpaceX won a $9.4 million contract and Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin won a $25.6 million contract. See more stories on Insider's business page. NASA announced on Tuesday that it...
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