Jeff Bezos

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The internet went into meltdown after Amazon’s chief executive Jeff Bezos announced his “octocopter” delivery plan. Photograph: AP

It seems that, for most of us, the future can’t come fast enough. That’s the chief lesson to take from the astonishing reaction to Amazon founder J(...)

This undated image provided by Amazon.com shows the so-called Prime Air unmanned aircraft project that Amazon is working on in its research and development labs. Photograph: AP Photo/Amazon

Amazon is testing delivering its parcels using drones, the company’s chief executive has revealed. The company hopes to have the scheme up and running(...)

David Carr: “We’re in this long dark tunnel, a pretty uncomfortable place, but I think people are holding hands more.” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The past few months has been a febrile time in the US media world, with Amazon founder Jeff Bezos buying the Washington Post for $250 million and Ebay(...)

Google’s  shares rose 13 per cent to $1007.40 after the opening bell on the Nasdaq. Photograph: Chris Helgren/Reuters/Files

Shares in Google jumped to an all-time high above $1000 today after the search engine giant reported a surge in mobile and video advertising that help(...)

Potential investors in Twitter have been left in the dark about key facts. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Files

A tweet running to 135 characters was all it took late on Thursday to launch one of the year’s biggest financial stories: that Twitter has taken the(...)

Jeff Bezos, founder and chief executive officer of Amazon Inc, agreed last month to buy the Washington Post for $250 million. Photograph: TJ Kirkpatrick/Bloomberg

Jeff Bezos, founder and chief executive officer of Amazon and new owner of the Washington Post, has met staff at the newspaper. It reports that the “J(...)

“The factors that attracted motor vehicle producers to Detroit a century ago – excellent access to resources and transport links, followed by local skills and specialist suppliers – are no longer competitive advantages in car-making nor, indeed, in other industries.” Photograph: Spencer Platt/Getty Images

The Financial Times has carried an unusual number of obituaries and stories of terminal illness this summer. There was the bankruptcy of Detroit and t(...)

Reporters Bob Woodward (right) and Carl Bernstein, whose reporting of the Watergate case won a Pulitzer Prize, sit in the newsroom of the Washington Post on May 7th, 1973. Photograph: File/AP

I grew up with Watergate continuously in the background of my teen years.First there was the scandal itself – revealed in the now famous stories by Ca(...)

Amazon chief executive and Washington Post owner Jeff Bezos. “If Mr Bezos can’t remember his pills, what hope is there of him remembering anything?” Photograph: J Emilio Flores/The New York Times

The vitamins-socks-wife combo was not quite Watergate but hints at something slightly creepy.When I heard Jeff Bezos had bought the Washington Post my(...)

The Washington Post’s $250 million (€187 million) price tag may have represented less than 1 per cent of new owner Jeff Bezos’s net worth, but that(...)

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