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#Jeff Bezos

# jeff-bezos - Friday 4 February, 2022

Amazon raises price of Prime membership despite soaring profits
# Prime Rise
# Prime Rise

Amazon raises price of Prime membership despite soaring profits

Feb 4th 2022, 7:38 AM 47,727 Views 59 Comments

Shares in the online giant rose nearly 17% in after-market trading.

# jeff-bezos - Wednesday 2 February, 2022

Rotterdam to dismantle historic bridge to allow Jeff Bezos superyacht to pass
# Jeff Bezos
# Jeff Bezos

Rotterdam to dismantle historic bridge to allow Jeff Bezos superyacht to pass

Feb 2nd 2022, 9:39 PM 97,497 Views 73 Comments

The decision has angered some in the Netherlands.

# jeff-bezos - Monday 17 January, 2022

World's ten richest men doubled their wealth during Covid, report finds
# Oxfam
# Oxfam

World's ten richest men doubled their wealth during Covid, report finds

Jan 17th 2022, 9:23 AM 34,696 Views 70 Comments

It also found that the wealth of Ireland’s nine billionaires has increased by 58% to €49.7 billion since the start of the pandemic.

# jeff-bezos - Monday 1 November, 2021

Musk and Bezos make separate grand gestures over global hunger
# Not Rocket Science
# Not Rocket Science

Musk and Bezos make separate grand gestures over global hunger

Nov 1st 2021, 9:10 PM 44,535 Views 34 Comments

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos has also offered millions to tackle desertification

# jeff-bezos - Wednesday 13 October, 2021

Star Trek actor William Shatner makes history as oldest man in space
# PRIVATE ENTERPRISE
# PRIVATE ENTERPRISE

Star Trek actor William Shatner makes history as oldest man in space

Updated Oct 13th 2021, 4:10 PM 50,148 Views 61 Comments

Shatner said it was ‘the most profound experience I can imagine’

# jeff-bezos - Monday 4 October, 2021

Star Trek actor William Shatner to rocket into space later this month
# Star Trekkin
# Star Trekkin

Star Trek actor William Shatner to rocket into space later this month

Oct 4th 2021, 4:42 PM 21,629 Views 29 Comments

Jeff Bezos’ space travel company, Blue Origin, announced that Shatner will blast off on 12 October.

# jeff-bezos - Wednesday 21 July, 2021

Bezos attracts criticism for thanking Amazon workers after space flight
# Working Conditions
# Working Conditions

Bezos attracts criticism for thanking Amazon workers after space flight

Jul 21st 2021, 9:46 AM 29,596 Views 65 Comments

The company is facing increasing pressure to improve working conditions.

# jeff-bezos - Tuesday 20 July, 2021

Explainer: Where exactly does space begin?
# Edge Of Space
# Edge Of Space

Explainer: Where exactly does space begin?

Jul 20th 2021, 11:55 PM 21,121 Views 37 Comments
  • Jeff Bezos has flown just above the Karman line - a commonly referenced definition for the boundary between Earth and space.
  • However there is no set limit for the edge of space and experts differ on where the boundary is established.
Opinion: As we gradually return to normal, we need to stop the creeping Amazon-ification of our economy
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: As we gradually return to normal, we need to stop the creeping Amazon-ification of our economy

Jul 20th 2021, 2:13 PM 19,358 Views 42 Comments

Everyone should have the right to a living wage, job security and decent work conditions, writes Victor Duggan.

Amazon's Jeff Bezos just launched himself to the edge of space
# Final Frontier
# Final Frontier

Amazon's Jeff Bezos just launched himself to the edge of space

Jul 20th 2021, 1:41 PM 21,212 Views 60 Comments

Virgin Galactic founder Richard Branson made the voyage on 11 July, narrowly beating Bezos.

# jeff-bezos - Sunday 13 June, 2021

Somebody has bid $28 million for a trip to space with Jeff Bezos
# Space Cadets
# Space Cadets

Somebody has bid $28 million for a trip to space with Jeff Bezos

Jun 13th 2021, 7:15 AM 14,591 Views 22 Comments

The auction winner’s identity will be revealed in a couple of weeks.

# jeff-bezos - Wednesday 26 May, 2021

Jeff Bezos to step down as Amazon CEO from 5 July
# New Ceo
# New Ceo

Jeff Bezos to step down as Amazon CEO from 5 July

May 26th 2021, 10:30 PM 29,640 Views 28 Comments

Jeff Bezos will hand the role over to Andy Jassy, who currently heads up Amazon Web Services.

# jeff-bezos - Tuesday 2 February, 2021

Jeff Bezos to step down as CEO of Amazon later this year
# Stepping Down
# Stepping Down

Jeff Bezos to step down as CEO of Amazon later this year

Feb 2nd 2021, 9:26 PM 45,206 Views 52 Comments

Bezos will be succeeded in the role by Andy Jassy.

# jeff-bezos - Thursday 31 December, 2020

'Too big to care': 2020 was the year that Europe got serious about tackling Big Tech
# Big Tech
# Big Tech

'Too big to care': 2020 was the year that Europe got serious about tackling Big Tech

Dec 31st 2020, 7:30 PM 11,037 Views 13 Comments

Amazon, Google, Facebook and Apple all faced heavy regulatory scrutiny in 2020.

# jeff-bezos - Tuesday 10 November, 2020

Amazon hit with European competition law charges over 'illegal abuse of its market dominance'
# Amazon
# Amazon

Amazon hit with European competition law charges over 'illegal abuse of its market dominance'

Nov 10th 2020, 11:58 AM 18,017 Views 31 Comments

The Commission has also opened a second investigation into the online retail giant.

# jeff-bezos - Wednesday 29 July, 2020

Bezos, Cook, Zuckerberg and Pichai face grilling at high-flying Congress hearing
# Tech Bros
# Tech Bros

Bezos, Cook, Zuckerberg and Pichai face grilling at high-flying Congress hearing

Jul 29th 2020, 10:45 PM 18,561 Views 38 Comments

Democrats questioned them on their vast market power while Republicans accused them of censorship.

Head honchos at Google, Apple, Facebook and Amazon to face questions from US politicians today
# Bark Or Byte
# Bark Or Byte

Head honchos at Google, Apple, Facebook and Amazon to face questions from US politicians today

Jul 29th 2020, 6:10 AM 14,870 Views 6 Comments

The tech giants are being investigated for alleged anti-competitive practices.

# jeff-bezos - Tuesday 18 February, 2020

World's richest man Jeff Bezos pledges $10 billion to help fight climate change
# Amazon
# Amazon

World's richest man Jeff Bezos pledges $10 billion to help fight climate change

Feb 18th 2020, 7:07 AM 29,263 Views 50 Comments

The online retailer Amazon that Bezos runs has an enormous carbon footprint.

# jeff-bezos - Wednesday 22 January, 2020

UN experts demand probe into claim Jeff Bezos' phone was hacked by Saudi Arabia
# Phone Hacking
# Phone Hacking

UN experts demand probe into claim Jeff Bezos' phone was hacked by Saudi Arabia

Updated Jan 22nd 2020, 2:50 PM 16,487 Views 20 Comments

The 2018 intrusion into the device led to the release of intimate images of Bezos.

# jeff-bezos - Friday 10 May, 2019

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos reveals spaceship model and plans to put humans on the moon
# One Small Step
# One Small Step

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos reveals spaceship model and plans to put humans on the moon

May 10th 2019, 9:19 AM 21,469 Views 50 Comments

Bezos said his space company Blue Origin will land a robotic ship the size of a small house on the moon.

# jeff-bezos - Friday 5 April, 2019

Amazon's Bezos agrees record-breaking $35 billion divorce settlement
# Jeff Bezos
# Jeff Bezos

Amazon's Bezos agrees record-breaking $35 billion divorce settlement

Apr 5th 2019, 7:24 AM 35,165 Views 53 Comments

MacKenzie Bezos retains a 4% stake in online retail giant Amazon which her husband founded in 1994.

# jeff-bezos - Sunday 31 March, 2019

Amazon investigator says Saudi Arabia hacked Jeff Bezos’s phone
# Personal Information
# Personal Information

Amazon investigator says Saudi Arabia hacked Jeff Bezos’s phone

Mar 31st 2019, 1:29 PM 16,026 Views 14 Comments

Gavin de Becker was looking into the leaking of Bezos’s personal information.

# jeff-bezos - Thursday 28 February, 2019

What Jeff Bezos can teach leaders about controlling a crisis like a pro
# Media And Marketing
# Media And Marketing

What Jeff Bezos can teach leaders about controlling a crisis like a pro

Feb 28th 2019, 4:30 PM 636 Views 1 Comment

The Amazon CEO’s recent standoff with a salacious tabloid was a masterclass in ‘owning’ a narrative.

# jeff-bezos - Saturday 9 February, 2019

What's going on with Jeff Bezos, a tabloid magazine, Donald Trump and alleged blackmail?
# Explainer
# Explainer

What's going on with Jeff Bezos, a tabloid magazine, Donald Trump and alleged blackmail?

Feb 9th 2019, 6:00 PM 15,264 Views 27 Comments

A heated dispute is ongoing in the US involving some very high profile figures.

# jeff-bezos - Friday 8 February, 2019

Amazon's Jeff Bezos publishes threats from National Enquirer about sexts to his mistress
# Prime Target
# Prime Target

Amazon's Jeff Bezos publishes threats from National Enquirer about sexts to his mistress

Feb 8th 2019, 7:19 AM 30,751 Views 19 Comments

The tabloid previously reported on Bezos’ affair, leading to his divorce.

# jeff-bezos - Tuesday 4 September, 2018

Amazon has become a trillion dollar company
# Loaded
# Loaded

Amazon has become a trillion dollar company

Sep 4th 2018, 7:32 PM 16,844 Views 34 Comments

The company, which was created in a garage in Washington, has come a long way.

# jeff-bezos - Tuesday 26 December, 2017

Amazon's Alexa won Christmas this year
# Gift
# Gift

Amazon's Alexa won Christmas this year

Dec 26th 2017, 3:29 PM 32,054 Views 36 Comments

The Alexa app was the most downloaded app on Christmas Day.

# jeff-bezos - Thursday 27 July, 2017

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos is now the world's richest person
# Prime Position
# Prime Position

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos is now the world's richest person

Jul 27th 2017, 5:53 PM 27,837 Views 49 Comments

The entrepreneur leapfrogged Microsoft’s Bill Gates, who’s been at the top spot for the past four years.

# jeff-bezos - Thursday 12 January, 2017

Amazon to create 100,000 full-time jobs in US in next 18 months
# Bricks To Clicks
# Bricks To Clicks

Amazon to create 100,000 full-time jobs in US in next 18 months

Jan 12th 2017, 9:55 PM 16,604 Views 33 Comments

Donald Trump is claiming to have played a role in the move.

# jeff-bezos - Friday 24 July, 2015

While you were sleeping, this man quietly made 7 BILLION dollars
# Good Day At The Office
# Good Day At The Office

While you were sleeping, this man quietly made 7 BILLION dollars

Jul 24th 2015, 9:36 AM 29,717 Views 13 Comments

We’d be happy enough finding a loose fiver behind the couch.

# jeff-bezos - Monday 20 July, 2015

Amazon's grocery delivery service is launching in the UK this year
# Fingers In Pies
# Fingers In Pies

Amazon's grocery delivery service is launching in the UK this year

Jul 20th 2015, 6:47 PM 9,270 Views 14 Comments

No word on when it might be coming to Ireland.

# jeff-bezos - Sunday 30 November, 2014

SME focus: Everything you need to know about traditional stores and e-commerce
# SME Focus
# SME Focus

SME focus: Everything you need to know about traditional stores and e-commerce

Nov 30th 2014, 10:15 AM 6,476 Views 7 Comments

For November’s in-depth coverage of SMEs, we focused on the business of retail.

# jeff-bezos - Friday 28 November, 2014

SME book club: How one bull-headed businessman built the 'everything store'
# The Everything Store
# The Everything Store

SME book club: How one bull-headed businessman built the 'everything store'

Nov 28th 2014, 7:30 PM 8,657 Views 7 Comments

Inside the Amazon story – and what other entrepreneurs can learn from the rapid rise of an e-commerce titan.

# jeff-bezos - Tuesday 4 November, 2014

Meet the tech giants hoping to launch you into space...
# The Final Frontier
# The Final Frontier

Meet the tech giants hoping to launch you into space...

Nov 4th 2014, 7:45 AM 3,702 Views 2 Comments

Richard Branson has said he will not “push on blindly” in the wake of Friday’s fatal crash. The Virgin founder isn’t the only businessman in the commercial space flight race…

# jeff-bezos - Tuesday 7 January, 2014

Column: Are these the drones we're looking for?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Are these the drones we're looking for?

Jan 7th 2014, 7:30 PM 39 Views 35 Comments

Machine autonomy has long been a staple of science fiction – but that may be coming to an end with plans to use drones for domestic delivery, writes David Gunkel.

# jeff-bezos - Sunday 31 March, 2013

Here are 10 things you never knew about the world's largest online retailer
# Amazonazing
# Amazonazing

Here are 10 things you never knew about the world's largest online retailer

Mar 31st 2013, 6:00 PM 29,394 Views 51 Comments

Not bad for a company that started out in its owners garage.

# jeff-bezos - Thursday 29 March, 2012

Amazon founder 'locates lost Apollo 11 rockets'
# Apollo 11
# Apollo 11

Amazon founder 'locates lost Apollo 11 rockets'

Mar 29th 2012, 9:58 AM 4,636 Views 7 Comments

The rocket engines were last seen pushing the Apollo 11 mission into space ahead of its successful moon landing in 1969.

# jeff-bezos - Wednesday 28 September, 2011

Amazon launches the Kindle Fire tablet to rival iPad, here's how it works
# IPad Killer?
# IPad Killer?

Amazon launches the Kindle Fire tablet to rival iPad, here's how it works

Sep 28th 2011, 7:21 PM 1,808 Views 26 Comments

Running on Google’s Android system, the price could be a big pull for those in the market for tablet computers.

# jeff-bezos - Monday 15 August, 2011

Amazon's chief executive wants your phone to have an airbag
# Not-so-smartphone
From The Daily Edge
# Not-so-smartphone

Amazon's chief executive wants your phone to have an airbag

Aug 15th 2011, 8:36 PM 351 Views 1 Comment

Jeff Bezos has failed papers for a patent that’ll fit an airbag to your phone – saving it from damage if you let it fall.