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  • Jeff Bezos’ Wife And Co-Workers Call Out Brad Stone’s Amazon Book As Inaccurate…On Amazon

    Jeff Bezos’ Wife And Co-Workers Call Out Brad Stone’s Amazon Book As Inaccurate…On Amazon

    Amazon was one of the first retail websites to allow negative reviews of the products that they sold to appear right in the listing. This revolutionary practice which has been mimicked earth-wide at this point was one item focused on in Brad Stone’s recent book The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon. Updated below with personal statement from Craig Berman, VP Global… Read More

  • Bezos, Amazon And Refusing To Act Your Age

    Bezos, Amazon And Refusing To Act Your Age

    In early 1998, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos and CFO Joy Covey co-authored a letter to shareholders discussing the previous year’s accomplishments. That letter has become holy writ inside the company, and is republished every year in its annual report. The letter and its contents struck me as incredibly prescient, or perhaps simply potent, as I read through Brad Stone’s excellent… Read More

  • Bezos Finally Closes Sale On The Washington Post

    Bezos Finally Closes Sale On The Washington Post

    In the same way you or I would close on a nice little bungalow in an up-and-coming part of town, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos has just privately closed on the Washington Post, the newspaper equivalent of a nice little bungalow in an up-and-coming part of town. Read More

  • Gillmor Gang: I Spy

    Gillmor Gang: I Spy

    The Gillmor Gang — Robert Scoble, Doc Searls, Kevin Marks, Keith Teare, and Steve Gillmor — well, let’s just say this show went to some very strange places. Kangaroo balls, Google auto-urinary services, the real reason Jeff Bezos bought a newspaper, and other details of the Lull before the Next Storm. Much to be entertained with, but bolstered by some serious business about… Read More

  • Amazon Founder Jeff Bezos Talks AWS, Innovation, Customer Service & Space Travel At Re: Invent

    Amazon Founder Jeff Bezos Talks AWS, Innovation, Customer Service & Space Travel At Re: Invent

    Jeff Bezos, Amazon’s founder and CEO, took the stage at the company’s re: Invent developer conference for a wide-ranging discussion with the company’s CTO Werner Vogels about¬†Amazon’s web service and retail business, as well as his view about entrepreneurship and his personal projects, such as the 10,000 year clock and the Blue Origin space program. Read More

  • Bezos: The Kindle is competition

    Jeff “Wide-awake Michael Stipe” Bezos told a set of analysts that the Kindle – as a physical object – and the ebook store are two different and separate animals and that the device team is completely separate from the ebook sales business. Why is this important? It means that Bezos sees his future in the selling of bits, not e-ink screens, and the addition of mobile… Read More

  • Bezos: Kindle, she is my passion

    Dan Farber wrote up a nice piece on the Mossberg/Bezos talk-off at All Things D. He basically tells the tale of how they “out-booked the book” by adding new features to a 500 year old technology. He admitted that the Kindle amounts for 6% of sales of 125,000 titles that are available online and in print on Amazon. Nothing earth-shattering: just two gods sitting down and talking… Read More