Cheugiest tech moments of 2021

Technology has come a long way in 2021. There are widespread mRNA vaccines! An asteroid-deflecting space mission! A very powerful laptop with a very controversial notch! But it’s unfortunately e

CryptoPunks blasts past $1 billion in lifetime sales as NFT speculation surges

Hello friends, and welcome back to Week in Review! Last week we dove into Bezos’s Blue Origin suing NASA. This week, I’m writing about the unlikely and triumphant resurgence of the NFT mar

Max Q: Selling space

Max Q is a weekly newsletter from TechCrunch all about space. Sign up here to receive it weekly on Mondays in your inbox. This week actually includes two, since I was out last week for a Canadian nati

Former head of the World Resources Institute has a new role leading Bezos’ $10 billion Earth Fund

The $10 billion Bezos Earth Fund has a new chief executive and it’s Andrew Steer, the former head of the World Resources Institute — an organization that Bezos described as “working

Blue Origin’s human lunar lander all-star space team completes first key milestone for moon mission

Blue Origin, along with it partners Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman and Draper, was one of three companies to be awarded contracts by NASA to develop human lunar landers for future moon missions. Bl

Max Q: Countdown to a return to US astronaut launches

Last week was a fairly busy week in space news, but the dominating story was preparation for the first-ever Commercial Crew launch that will actually carry human astronauts to space. This is, in many

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos has been in regular contact with the White House on coronavirus pandemic

During a White House briefing on Monday detailing new recommendations regarding public health from the administration’s coronavirus task force and the CDC, President Trump was asked by a member

Max Q: The New Space new year

Welcome back for the first Max Q of 2020! As should be expected, the holiday and New Year’s weeks didn’t produce all that much news in the space industry — but that changed fast as t

AMI defends ‘good faith negotiations’ with Jeff Bezos but will investigate blackmail allegation

It’s the morning after the night before for AMI. And what a night it was. The company is officially in damage control mode after it released a short statement defending its communication and be

Jeff Bezos says Amazon will ‘keep investing’ in India as rivals raise new war chests

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos has pledged to continue to invest in India as it bids to keep pace with rivals in the country that have landed large investments from big name backers. SoftBank and Alibaba have

Jeff Bezos wants Blue Origin to be the Amazon of the Moon

Not one to be left out, Amazon and Blue Origin founder Jeff Bezos is also making plans to go to the Moon, just like fellow space magnate Elon Musk. Bezos’ plan, uncovered by The Washington Post

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 t

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, a

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 n

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 ser

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

Bezos: The Kindle is competition

<img src=""> Jeff "Wide-awake Michael Stipe" Bezos told a set of analysts that the Kindle - as a physical object - and the ebook sto

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 tech