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Bill Gates has a net worth of over $96 billion — here's how he makes and spends his money

Bill Gates is currently the world's second richest person with an estimated net worth of over $96 billion. In 1975, childhood friends Bill Gates and Paul Allen founded Microsoft and went on to create the operating system for IBM's first personal computer.  Although Gates loves his luxury vehicles, he says his primary concerns are global warming and putting an end to polio.  Bill Gates is the world's second richest person. His net worth is more than $93 billion [as of December 2018]. If Gates g...
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Huawei's chairman brazened it out among world leaders at Davos, talking up 5G while the company faces a criminal probe

Huawei chairman and rotating CEO Ken Hu appeared at the World Economic Forum in Davos on Tuesday. Hu said 5G will be the next big technological change, and said Huawei expects to deploy 5G mobile technology in 20 more countries over the next 12 months. He also said that companies affected by the ongoing US-China trade war cannot afford to stay passive. Huawei's 5G ambitions have been hampered by the US lobbying its allies to reject the company's bids based on national security fears. Huawei's...
Tags: China, US, Trends, Iran, Davos, Canada, Jeff Bezos, Donald Trump, Huawei, Communist Party, World Economic Forum, US China, Hu, Ken Hu, Meng Wanzhou, Ren Zhengfei Ren


Google says data is more like sunlight than oil, just 1 day after being fined $57 million over its privacy and consent practices

Google's chief financial officer Ruth Porat said data is more like sunlight than oil. It's an upbeat twist on the phrase 'data is the new oil', which implies information is finite. Porat said Google was using data for positive developments, like diagnosing breast cancer. Her comments at the World Economic Forum come a day after Google was hit with a $57 million fine by French authorities over its data collection practices. Google wants to popularise a more upbeat way of describing data: it's ...
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Blue Origin reschedules New Shepard spaceship’s test flight, citing high winds

Update for 3:14 p.m. PT Jan. 21: Blue Origin, the space venture founded by Amazon billionaire Jeff Bezos, says it's scheduling the next uncrewed test flight of its New Shepard suborbital space ship for Wednesday. Liftoff has been postponed several times, due to technical concerns as well as worries about high winds at the West Texas launch site. This week alone brought two schedule updates, first on Sunday: We have decided to push our #NewShepard launch attempt tomorrow. High winds expected ...
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Why investors should pay attention to Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos’ divorce

Analysis | The Bezos divorce could have consequences for investors in other companies with billionaire founders that hold controlling shares.
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Bezos vs Bezos: How the world's biggest divorce would play out under NZ law

COMMENT:Jeff Bezos has been married to his wife, Mackenzie Bezos, for 25 years. There are four children from the marriage. He created Amazon from his garage back in 1994, and it's now one of the world's richest companies, with... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Amazon, Business, Jeff Bezos, Nz, Bezos, MacKenzie Bezos


Twitter Link Roundup #355 – Terrific Reads for Small Business, Entrepreneurs, Marketers, and Designers!

By now, the entire Netflix indulging world has heard of the diminutive-yet-formidable Mari Kondo. The tidying-up mania is literally and figuratively sweeping the nation as overwhelmed homeowners seek to create a little breathing room for themselves. The premise itself is a good one – a minimalist attitude toward stuff is healthy, and there’s something to be said for living with less. However, hidden beneath those shiny plastic bags stuffed with unused junk lurks an ugly reality. Each one of tho...
Tags: Startups, Twitter, Design, Small Business, Inspiration, Marketing, Sales, Entrepreneur, Strategy, Netflix, Jeff Bezos, Jason, Ross, Branding, Twitter link roundups, Ross Kimbarovsky


Jeff Bezos on going to space vs. making Earth better: ‘It shouldn’t be either-or’

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. — Jeff Bezos, the world’s richest person and the founder of Amazon as well as the Blue Origin space venture, defended his billion-dollar-a-year expense on space travel here on Friday night in front of a receptive, star-studded crowd. The occasion was the 16th annual Living Legends of Aviation awards ceremony, held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel with John Travolta as host and Harrison Ford as one of the celebrity presenters. The event, produced as a fundraiser for the Kiddie Ha...
Tags: Amazon, Science, Earth, Harrison Ford, Jeff Bezos, John Travolta, Calif, Bezos, Beverly Hilton Hotel, Kiddie Hawk Air Academy


Douglas Rushkoff – It’s not the technology’s fault

It's an all-hands-on-deck moment in the arc of civilization.Everyone has a choice: Do you want to try to earn enough money to insulate yourself from the world you're creating— or do you want to make the world a place you don't have to insulate yourself from? None For me, the very best Onion article of 2018 was this one about Jeff Bezos revealing Amazon's new headquarters to be the entire Earth, as an Amazon-branded glass sphere clicked into place, encasing forever the horrified inhabitants...
Tags: Amazon, Earth, Innovation, Jeff Bezos, Johann Hari, Douglas Rushkoff


E-commerce wars: Asia's richest man Mukesh Ambani goes after Jeff Bezos

Mukesh Ambani, Asia's richest man, is set to take on Amazon's Jeff Bezos in India as the billionaire magnate launches his own rival e-commerce venture in the world's second most populous country.Reliance Industries, the Mumbai-headquartered... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Amazon, Asia, Business, India, Jeff Bezos, Mumbai, Reliance Industries, Mukesh Ambani, Mukesh Ambani Asia


Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin space venture resets New Shepard test launch after snag

Blue Origin, the space venture founded by Amazon billionaire Jeff Bezos, says it plans to launch the 10th uncrewed test flight of its New Shepard suborbital spaceship on Monday, more than a month after a ground infrastructure issue forced a postponement. Liftoff is set for 9 a.m. CT (7 a.m. PT) at Blue Origin’s spaceport and test facility in West Texas. Video coverage will be streamed via the Kent, Wash.-based company’s website. The flight’s main goal is to test the systems on New Shepard in pre...
Tags: Amazon, Science, Jeff Bezos, Blue Origin, West Texas, New Shepard, Kent Wash


The role women play in the success of their billionaire husbands

Jeff Bezos, the Amazon founder and CEO, and his wife MacKenzie, a lauded novelist and former accountant for Amazon, recently announced their 25-year marriage is ending in divorce.
Tags: Amazon, Cnn, Jeff Bezos, MacKenzie


Amazon Prime members number more than 100 million in the U.S., survey says

Consumer Intelligence Research Partners estimated there were 101 million U.S. Amazon Prime members as of December 31, 2018. Last April, CEO Jeff Bezos wrote there were more than 100 global million Prime members. The post Amazon Prime members number more than 100 million in the U.S., survey says appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Amazon, News, Trends, Amazon Prime, Web, Smart Home, Jeff Bezos, Consumer Intelligence Research Partners


Women deserve credit for the success of their billionaire husbands

Jeff Bezos, the Amazon founder and CEO, and his wife MacKenzie, a lauded novelist and former accountant for Amazon, recently announced their 25-year marriage is ending in divorce.
Tags: Amazon, Cnn, Jeff Bezos, MacKenzie


Asia's richest man to take on Amazon boss Jeff Bezos in India's booming e-commerce sector

Mukesh Ambani, Asia’s richest man, is set to take on Amazon's Jeff Bezos in India as the billionaire magnate launches his own rival e-commerce venture in the world's second most populous country. Reliance Industries, the Mumbai-headquartered conglomerate owned by Mr Ambani, is drawing up plans to roll out its online shopping services to 1.2m retail businesses in western India as competition to grab a share of India’s fast-developing e-commerce industry intensifies. Mr Ambani, who control...
Tags: Amazon, Asia, Japan, News, India, Softbank, Narendra Modi, US, Jeff Bezos, Seattle, Mumbai, New Delhi, Flipkart, Hyderabad, Bangalore, Gujarat


A survey found that Amazon Prime membership is soaring to new heights — but one trend should worry the company (AMZN)

More than 100 million people have access to Amazon Prime benefits as of December 31, according to a Consumer Intelligence Research Partners survey. The survey found that membership growth has been slowing over the last year, however, and more customers are opting for monthly payments over annual. Amazon's Prime membership program continues to reach a larger percentage of the US population. More than 100 million people have access to Amazon Prime benefits as of December 31, according to a Cons...
Tags: Amazon, US, Trends, Amazon Prime, Zara, Jeff Bezos, Jpmorgan, Bezos, Levin, Consumer Intelligence Research Partners, AMZN, CIRP, Josh Lowitz, Mike Levin


Common Sense: Why Jeff Bezos’ Divorce Should Worry Amazon Investors

The Amazon chief’s split from his wife raises questions about the disposal of their enormous stake in the company he founded. Investors deserve answers.
Tags: Amazon, News, Divorce, Jeff Bezos, Bezos, Shareholder Rights and Activism, Amazon.com Inc, Jeffrey P, Separations and Annulments


In dueling Uber and Lyft IPOs, two Google dealmakers named David share competing interests (GOOGL, GOOG)

Uber and Lyft have both confidentially filed for IPOs with the Securities and Exchange Commission, and are expected to go public in 2019. While the ride-hailing competitors have dueling IPOs, Google's parent company Alphabet stands to gain no matter who fares better. Alphabet has substantial investments in both Uber and Lyft through its two venture capital arms, GV and CapitalG. The 2019 tech IPO line up has promised plenty of side-choosing as ride hailing rivals Lyft and Uber prep for duelin...
Tags: Google, Lyft, Uber, Ipo, Singapore, Softbank, Trends, David, Jeff Bezos, Google Ventures, Wall Street Journal, Securities And Exchange Commission, Alphabet, Axel Springer, Comcast Ventures, Lee


Costco might launch its own streaming service for 'average Americans' to compete with Netflix and Amazon (COST)

Costco has discussed building a video-streaming service geared towards "average Americans," according to a CNBC report.  Mark Greenberg, a TV industry veteran, reportedly held talks with Costco about the streaming service. Greenberg was previously working with Walmart to create a similar service, but talks reportedly fell apart last year.  Amazon has used its streaming service to build customer loyalty, but critics say that the e-commerce giant and Netflix ignore conservative and Middle Americ...
Tags: Amazon, Trends, Walmart, Netflix, Jeff Bezos, Donald Trump, Costco, Wall Street Journal, Cnbc, Kroger, Denny, Greenberg, Middle America, Mark Greenberg, Obamas And Amazon, CNBC Costco


Amazon Prime membership has crested 100 million in the US — but it's unclear how much further it can go (AMZN)

More than 100 million people have access to Amazon Prime benefits as of December 31, according to a Consumer Intelligence Research Partners survey. The survey found that membership growth has been slowing over the last year, however, and more customers are opting for monthly payments over annual. Amazon's Prime membership program continues to reach a larger percentage of the US population. More than 100 million people have access to Amazon Prime benefits as of December 31, according to a Cons...
Tags: Amazon, Japan, US, Trends, Amazon Prime, Jeff Bezos, Jpmorgan, Bezos, Levin, Consumer Intelligence Research Partners, CIRP, Josh Lowitz, Mike Levin


Dreaming of Mars, the startup Relativity Space gets its first launch site on Earth

3D-printing the first rocket on Mars. That’s the goal Tim Ellis and Jordan Noone set for themselves when they founded Los Angeles-based Relativity Space in 2015. At the time they were working from a WeWork in Seattle, during the darkest winter in Seattle history, where Ellis was wrapping up a stint at Blue Origin . The two had met in college at USC in their jet propulsion lab. Noone had gone on to take a job at SpaceX and Ellis at Blue Origin, but the two remained in touch and had an idea f...
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This 1997 Jeff Bezos interview proves he saw the future coming

Jeff Bezos had a clear vision for Amazon.com from the start.He was inspired by a statistic he learned while working at a hedge fund: In the '90s, web usage was growing at 2,300% a year.Bezos explains why books, in particular, make for a perfect item to sell on the internet. None "What's really incredible about this is that this is day one. This is the very beginning. This is the Kitty Hawk stage of electronic commerce." – Jeff Bezos None A number of the billionaires of today made their money by ...
Tags: Amazon, Business, Media, Shopping, Internet, New York City, Computers, Innovation, Invention, Jeff Bezos, Product Design, Bezos


Amazon launches re:MARS event focusing on AI, as second stage to invite-only MARS

Amazon’s annual invitation-only event on machine learning, automation, robotics and space — known as Mars — has become a high-tech highlight for insiders, featuring billionaire founder and CEO Jeff Bezos riding a giant robot or walking a robot dog. Now a wider circle of tech leaders can get in on a spin-off experience called re:MARS, which is due to make its debut June 4-7 at the Aria Resort and Casino in Las Vegas. The event will shine a spotlight on the leading lights and cutting-edge advancem...
Tags: Amazon, Science, Las Vegas, Mars, Jeff Bezos, Aria Resort


The 'most powerful man in politics,' demonized in this week’s dubious tabloids

If you roll up a copy of this week’s Globe tabloid into the shape of a seashell and hold it to your ear, you can hear the sound of President Trump screaming. Just because they’re packed with fact-challenged celebrity gossip doesn’t mean that the tabloids can’t give us insight into American politics. President Trump has long used the National Enquirer and Globe as mouthpieces for his thoughts, and this week it appears that trend continues. Just because Globe and National Enquirer chief David Pec...
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Amazon sets conference on robotics, artificial intelligence

Amazon announced plans Thursday to hold a conference open to the public on robotics, space and artificial intelligence, as well as to discuss future applications of emerging technologies. The re:MARS conference in Las Vegas will include "visionary talks, interactive workshops, technical deep dives, roundtables, hands-on demos, and more," an Amazon statement said. The conference called Machine learning, Automation, Robotics and Space on June 4-7 grew out of a private, invite-only event hosted b...
Tags: Amazon, Science, Las Vegas, Jeff Bezos, Automation Robotics


Astronauts can attend Amazon's new cutting-edge tech conference for free (AMZN)

Amazon is introducing a new event called re:MARS, which focuses on machine learning, automation, robotics, and space technology. re:MARS is inspired by MARS, a private invite-only event hosted by Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos, focused on artificial intelligence and space. The first event will take place this year from June 4-7, and registration will open in March. Pricing information isn't available yet, but astronauts can attend for free. Amazon announced Thursday a new conference tha...
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Amazon investors are cranking up the pressure on Jeff Bezos to stop selling facial recognition tech to government agencies

Amazon shareholders with shares worth $1.32 billion have filed a resolution aimed at stopping the company selling its controversial facial recognition technology to government agencies. The five investors want Amazon's board to investigate the technology and conclude it "does not cause or contribute to actual or potential violations of civil and human rights." It is the first time an investor proposal has been put forward on the Rekognition software, and could be the first of its kind at any U...
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Amazon is holding a public version of its secretive MARS conference

All most of us will see from Jeff Bezos’s secretive MARS conference are a few photo shoots of the world’s richest man attempting to look as cool as possible around some very cool robotics. This summer, however, Amazon will be spinning the event out into a more public facing conference. Re:MARS retains the original event’s acronymic focus of Machine learning, Automation, Robotics and Space, bringing them to a larger scale for three days in Vegas. It’s a pretty solid looking lineup, though adm...
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Apple is putting the brakes on hiring for certain groups because of slowing iPhone sales (AAPL)

Apple plans to reduce hiring in certain groups, according to a Bloomberg report. CEO Tim Cook informed employees about the hiring changes during an internal meeting earlier this month, but said it was not decided which groups would be affected. Cook stressed that Apple was not implementing a broad-based hiring freeze, and noted that some groups, like its artificial intelligence team, would not be affected.  Apple will cut back on hiring for certain divisions as the company re-adjusts its plan...
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