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  • After Accidentally Public Rant, Google Engineer Follows Up With A Homage To Jeff Bezos

    After Accidentally Public Rant, Google Engineer Follows Up With A Homage To Jeff Bezos

    Remember Google engineer Steve Yegge’s long rant about his past experiences at Amazon and his current employer’s own issues with creating platforms on Google+ (which he dubbed a “knee-jerk reaction” and a “pathetic afterthought”? If you haven’t read it yet, it’s well worth your time. Yegge has now followed up on his… Read More

  • Steve Jobs, Jeff Bezos And Priceline CEO Jeff Boyd In Top 5 "Wealth Creators" List

    Steve Jobs, Jeff Bezos And Priceline CEO Jeff Boyd In Top 5 "Wealth Creators" List

    Chief Executive magazine and Applied Finance Group have published their third annual ranking of CEO “wealth creators” and “wealth destroyers”. In the former category, the list of top 5 performers includes Priceline.com CEO Jeff Boyd, Apple CEO Steve Jobs and Amazon.com CEO Jeff Bezos (see full list here). Read More

  • Pincus: In Five Years, Connections Will Be To Each Other, Not The Web; We'll Be Dial Tones

    Pincus: In Five Years, Connections Will Be To Each Other, Not The Web; We'll Be Dial Tones

    Today at Facebook’s headquarters in Palo Alto, CA, venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins unveiled a new $250 million fund for investing in social applications, called “sFund”. Joining Kleiner Perkins in this venture are some Internet heavyweights: Facebook, Zynga, and Amazon. And CEOs┬áMark Zuckerberg, Mark Pincus, and Jeff Bezos took the stage today to talk a bit about… Read More

  • Jeff Bezos On The iPad: "It's Really A Different Product Category"

    Jeff Bezos On The iPad: "It's Really A Different Product Category"

    A day after Amazon made it abundantly clear it’s gunning for world domination in the e-reading space by lowering the price of the Kindle from $259 to $189 – following competitor Barnes & Noble’s decision to slash the price of its Nook e-reader down to $199 – chief executive Jeff Bezos sat down with Fortune’s JP Mangalindan for a fairly interesting… Read More

  • TC50 Backstage: Tony Hsieh on Why You Should Be Changing the World

    TC50 Backstage: Tony Hsieh on Why You Should Be Changing the World

    Soft-spoken Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh had some surprisingly harsh criticism for the TC50 companies he saw today: Why aren’t you trying to change the world? I asked him more about that in our backstage sidestage interview during the TC50 cocktail party. “To be fair, is selling shoes changing the world?” I asked. Watch the clip after the jump to hear his answer. I pressed Hsieh… Read More

  • Time's 100 Most Influential People Includes 4chan And Twitter Creators

    Time's 100 Most Influential People Includes 4chan And Twitter Creators

    This list is in. Time has released its annual Time 100 list, honoring the most influential people in the world. There are a lot of interesting names including Sarah Palin and President Obama, but let’s focus on the names from the tech sphere. Moot (the creator of 4chan), Jeff Bezos, The Twitter Guys, Sam & Dan Houser, Jack Ma, Robin Chase, Nathaniel Silver, Nandan Nilekani, and… Read More

  • What's going on at D6 so far

    What's going on at D6 so far

    Bill Gates finally admits at D6 what Mac users have been saying for years, “all Microsoft products are disappointing.” What is not disappointing is Sony’s announcement of a 27-inch 0.3mm Thin OLED Screen, but the pricing leaves much to be desired. Amazon is also launching a video streaming service to compete with iTunes. Maybe this will breathe some life into… Read More

  • Live from the Amazon press conf in NYC

    Live from the Amazon press conf in NYC

    Hey, it’s Jeff Bezos Kindle’s the name and e-booking is its game. Or something like that. Anyways, we’re about to start so stay tuned. Read More

  • Amazon's Bezos Shows Off Egg-Shaped Spacecraft

    So, Jeff Bezos, founder of Amazon.com, formed a aeronautics company called Blue Origin a few years back. They’ve been working on the ugliest personal spacecraft ever for a while. Virgin definitely has the edge on design here, but check out what Bezos’ little egg can do in the above video. I don’t see many-a-flame, do you? It only got 85-meters high though, so don’t get… Read More