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December 5, 2013 | By David Horsey
Jeff Bezos' announcement that Amazon hopes to eventually deliver packages to customers using little flying drones has caused a mini-uproar. From journalists to members of Congress, people are telling Bezos, "Wait just a gosh darn minute, mister!" Among those forwarding legislation to deal with the issue is Rep. Ted Poe (R-Texas). In comments on the floor of the House of Representatives, Poe said: "Think of how many drones could soon be flying around the sky. Here a drone, there a drone, everywhere a drone in the United States.… The issue of concern, Mr. Speaker, is surveillance, not the delivery of packages.
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December 5, 2013 | By David Horsey
Jeff Bezos' announcement that Amazon hopes to eventually deliver packages to customers using little flying drones has caused a mini-uproar. From journalists to members of Congress, people are telling Bezos, "Wait just a gosh darn minute, mister!" Among those forwarding legislation to deal with the issue is Rep. Ted Poe (R-Texas). In comments on the floor of the House of Representatives, Poe said: "Think of how many drones could soon be flying around the sky. Here a drone, there a drone, everywhere a drone in the United States.… The issue of concern, Mr. Speaker, is surveillance, not the delivery of packages.
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BUSINESS
December 30, 2001
Jeff Bezos, Internet Retailer Jeff Bezos, 37, is founder and CEO of Amazon.com, the giant Seattle-based Internet retailer. As the poster child of the Internet revolution, Bezos has ridden the dot-com roller coaster--in 1999 as Time Person of the Year, then this year as Wall Street's whipping boy as Amazon.com's valuation plunged 90% from its peak two years ago.
BUSINESS
December 3, 2013 | By Michael Hiltzik
Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos staged a technology demonstration over the weekend, aiming to show how quickly a half-baked idea with several years of obstacles ahead of it could garner fawning attention from the news media. Answer: about two nanoseconds. The idea is for the delivery of Amazon orders by little unmanned copters, or drones. Bezos calls it "Amazon Prime Air. " The judges are still conferring, but Bezos is expected to have lowered the previous record, set by Elon Musk of Tesla Motors in August with his proposal for a "hyperloop" rapid transit system between Northern and Southern California.  Hyperloop enthralled techno-fans and not a few credible transportation experts before fading out of public consciousness, a few days after flaring into press.
NEWS
August 5, 2013 | By Hector Tobar
Jeff Bezos is about to enter the newspaper business, as the new owner of the Washington Post. For about two decades now, the chief executive and founder of Amazon has loomed large over the book business, earning him the wrath of many a brick-and-mortar bookseller in the process.  Amazon has branched out to sell just about anything that can be shipped in a package. Books helped make Bezos rich -- and then one day , they just became a stepping stone to bigger things. He founded Amazon in Seattle in 1994, and in just five years the company had grown so big, so quickly (especially after going public in 1997)
NATIONAL
August 13, 2013 | By David Horsey
During a quick trip to Maryland for a weekend wedding, I was in the nation's capital long enough to discover who it is that has caught the town's attention. It is not President Obama off on his golf vacation or any of the members of Congress scattered back to their home districts. No, the person of great interest is a Seattle billionaire named Jeff Bezos. Bezos, the founder and master of the Amazon.com online retail empire, has just agreed to purchase the Washington Post, and everyone from loyal subscribers to journalists with national reputations is speculating about what this surprising sale may mean for the city, for inside-the-beltway politics and for the future of traditional journalism.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 4, 2013 | By Carolyn Kellogg
In general, "The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon" by Brad Stone has been getting pretty good reviews. Not, however, from the Amazon user MacKenzie Bezos, who gives it one star. MacKenzie Bezos is Jeff Bezos' wife, and Amazon has confirmed that it is in fact she who posted the review. In a 900-word write-up criticizing the book , MacKenzie Bezos asserts that the book leads off with an inaccuracy -- that Jeff Bezos read "Remains of the Day" by Kazuo Ishiguro before he started Amazon, which she says he read a year later.
BUSINESS
August 7, 2013 | By Chris O'Brien and Andrea Chang
SAN FRANCISCO - Jeff Bezos' purchase of the Washington Post is provoking anxiety and uncertainty among journalists. But for Silicon Valley techies, this unlikely marriage is cause for optimism: Someone may finally deliver technical and entrepreneurial prowess to an industry they largely view as slow footed. Forget grand futuristic ideas. For many in Silicon Valley, the news industry is so woefully behind in its grasp of the Internet, that if Bezos can simply modernize its Web efforts, it would represent a great leap forward for many news organizations.
BUSINESS
August 6, 2013 | Michael Hiltzik
The definitive line about a newspaper's public mission came, as it happens, from Hollywood. In Orson Welles' classic "Citizen Kane," the title character, his newspaper empire in tatters, is asked by Walter Thatcher, the film's stand-in for J.P. Morgan, what he would like to have been. Kane answers: "Everything you hate. " Jeff Bezos' dealings with the moneymen of Wall Street have always been rather friendlier than those between Kane and Thatcher. But what he may share with Kane is the feeling that these unappreciated - indeed, financially despised - enterprises known as newspapers have some value that other investors have been overlooking.
NEWS
July 27, 2012 | by Carolyn Kellogg
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and his wife, MacKenzie, have pledged $2.5 million in support of Referendum 74, a Washington state ballot measure that seeks to affirm same-sex marriage with voters. Washington's Legislature passed a same-sex marriage law in February. The Bezoses' gift doubles the funds available to proponents of the same-sex referendum, the N.Y. Times reports . "To get this from a straight, married couple sends a powerful message that marriage is seen as a fundamental question of fairness,” Zach Silk, the campaign manager for Washington United for Marriage , told the paper.
NEWS
December 2, 2013 | Paul Whitefield
There's a lot of buzz Monday about Amazon.com - specifically, its plan to deliver packages by drone. Amazon already has a name for the service : Prime Air. It also has a video showing how it works. Which is pretty good, considering what it doesn't have is the, you know, actual service itself . That's a few years off, company founder Jeff Bezos admitted in an interview Sunday on “60 Minutes” in which he unveiled the drone idea. But hey, it's the future. The Pony Express was pretty advanced for its day too. And I'm sure that someone then said, “But where are we going to get all those horses?
ENTERTAINMENT
November 4, 2013 | By Carolyn Kellogg
In general, "The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon" by Brad Stone has been getting pretty good reviews. Not, however, from the Amazon user MacKenzie Bezos, who gives it one star. MacKenzie Bezos is Jeff Bezos' wife, and Amazon has confirmed that it is in fact she who posted the review. In a 900-word write-up criticizing the book , MacKenzie Bezos asserts that the book leads off with an inaccuracy -- that Jeff Bezos read "Remains of the Day" by Kazuo Ishiguro before he started Amazon, which she says he read a year later.
BUSINESS
September 30, 2013 | By Chris O'Brien
As if Silicon Valley's relationship to the whole National Security Agency spying-on-the-Internet thing wasn't awkward enough.  Now someone has placed a slogan on a billboard over Highway 101 near South San Francisco that reads: "Your data should belong to the NSA. " Review: iPhone 5s is a great phone, but is it right for you? [Video]   Guessing the identity of the organization or person behind the sign has become one of Silicon Valley's favorite parlor games in recent days.  Of course, it's possible that despite creepy, Big Brother-ish overtones, that it's the NSA itself just trying to get some good marketing.  Others have wondered, could it be the work of Michael Arrington, erstwhile blogger-turned-venture-capitalist-turned conscience of Silicon Valley?
NATIONAL
August 13, 2013 | By David Horsey
During a quick trip to Maryland for a weekend wedding, I was in the nation's capital long enough to discover who it is that has caught the town's attention. It is not President Obama off on his golf vacation or any of the members of Congress scattered back to their home districts. No, the person of great interest is a Seattle billionaire named Jeff Bezos. Bezos, the founder and master of the Amazon.com online retail empire, has just agreed to purchase the Washington Post, and everyone from loyal subscribers to journalists with national reputations is speculating about what this surprising sale may mean for the city, for inside-the-beltway politics and for the future of traditional journalism.
BUSINESS
August 8, 2013 | By Chris O'Brien
In Thursday's paper, we looked at how Silicon Valley is reacting to the news that Jeff Bezos has acquired the Washington Post.  As the news industry has floundered, Silicon Valley has taken note. It's been interesting in recent years to see how various companies and personalities have turned their attention to the woes of the news business.  Last year, Bill Campbell, chair of Intuit and a director at Apple, played a key role in establishing the joint news innovation program between Stanford and Columbia universities.
BUSINESS
August 7, 2013 | By Chris O'Brien and Andrea Chang
SAN FRANCISCO - Jeff Bezos' purchase of the Washington Post is provoking anxiety and uncertainty among journalists. But for Silicon Valley techies, this unlikely marriage is cause for optimism: Someone may finally deliver technical and entrepreneurial prowess to an industry they largely view as slow footed. Forget grand futuristic ideas. For many in Silicon Valley, the news industry is so woefully behind in its grasp of the Internet, that if Bezos can simply modernize its Web efforts, it would represent a great leap forward for many news organizations.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 6, 2013 | By Hector Tobar
Brad Stone, a longtime Silicon Valley reporter, has been working for years on what he hopes will be the definitive account of Jeff Bezos and the rise of Amazon, the online retailing giant founded in 1994. His new book, “The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon,” is slated to be published in October by Little, Brown. On Monday, he got handed fodder for a new chapter, when Bezos once again did something unexpected and risky: he bought a newspaper, the Washington Post.
BUSINESS
December 18, 2011 | Barney Jopson
First impressions last. So some people still think of Amazon.com as an online bookseller, the form in which it arrived on consumers' horizons in the late 1990s. But since then Amazon has been acquiring, expanding and diversifying at a dizzying speed. Jeff Bezos, its founder, chief executive and the owner of a wall-shaking laugh, has taken the company into shoes, diapers and flat-screen televisions, as well as cloud computing services and e-readers via its Kindle device. Amazon's non-retail dexterity reached a new level last month when the Seattle-based company unveiled a Kindle-branded tablet computer, the Fire, to rival Apple's iPad.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 6, 2013 | By Joe Flint
After the coffee. Before feeling like I'm back in college with a term paper due.  The Skinny: Remember pulling all-nighters in college? Well that's what I'll be doing tonight. But that's later, so for now we'll focus on the day's headlines which includes more on the CBS-Time Warner Cable fight and Sony's message to a pesky shareholder. Also Jeff Bezos buys the Washington Post.  Daily Dose:  Over the next few days, analysts will no doubt start trying to put a dollar figure on the CBS-Time Warner Cable fight.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 6, 2013 | By Hector Tobar
Brad Stone, a longtime Silicon Valley reporter, has been working for years on what he hopes will be the definitive account of Jeff Bezos and the rise of Amazon, the online retailing giant founded in 1994. His new book, “The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon,” is slated to be published in October by Little, Brown. On Monday, he got handed fodder for a new chapter, when Bezos once again did something unexpected and risky: he bought a newspaper, the Washington Post.
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