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Amazon may have lied to Congress about its business practices, lawmakers say

Five members of the House Judiciary Committee have accused (PDF) Amazon’s top executives of either misleading or blatantly lying to it about its business practices and said they are considering an

Twitch takedown: Is extortion the new ransomware?

The nature of the Twitch attack and the shift toward extortion rather than demanding ransoms is serious and significant.

Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin launches 4-person crew, including William Shatner, to space

That’s two out of two successful crewed launches for Blue Origin, as the company today sent a crew of four people, including actor William Shatner, to space and back from its facility in West Texas.

To continue exploring space sustainably, we must act now

We’re at the start of a gold rush in outer space — and our track record for the sustainable development of any environment during gold rushes hasn’t been particularly noteworthy.

Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong might not be having fun at work, you guys

Aside from billions in personal wealth and impressive levels of corporate control, what's the point of being a successful tech CEO these days? I'm not asking in the abstract. There are tweets.

Jeff Bezos invests in Indonesian e-commerce startup Ula

Updated at 8.15pm PT, October 3: In a statement just now, Ula confirmed TechCrunch’s reporting, saying it has raised $87 million in its Series B financing round. The round was, as TechCrunch rep

Chief Blue Origin complaint author disputes cause of termination, while the space company’s CEO does damage control

Blue Origin CEO Bob Smith wasted no time responding to allegations of a hostile work environment, sending an internal letter to employees Thursday encouraging staff to speak to him directly or via an

Current and former employees raise major safety concerns, allegations of sexual harassment at Blue Origin

Jeff Bezos just can’t get away from labor issues. The beleaguered billionaire, who has faced repeated and persistent criticism over working conditions at the company he formerly led, Amazon, is now

Suing your way to the stars

Hello friends, and welcome back to Week in Review! I’m back from a very fun and rehabilitative couple weeks away from my phone, my Twitter account and the news cycle. That said, I actually reall

Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin goes toe-to-toe with NASA in federal court over award to SpaceX

Blue Origin, the space company helmed by billionaire Jeff Bezos, is taking NASA to court. The company filed a complaint with a federal claims court on Monday over the agency’s decision to award a lu

Acrew Capital, Jeff Bezos back Colombia-based proptech La Haus’ $100M debt, equity round

La Haus, which has developed an online real estate marketplace operating in Mexico and Colombia, has secured $100 million in additional funding, including $50 million in equity and $50 million in debt

Bezos offers billions in incentives for NASA’s lunar lander contract

Jeff Bezos, the billionaire founder of Blue Origin, is offering to knock up to $2 billion off the cost of developing a lunar lander and to self-fund a pathfinder mission in exchange for a NASA contrac

Bezos and crew host a giddy press conference after Blue Origin’s inaugural crewed launch

Jeff Bezos was so triumphant he was practically glowing at a press conference following the Blue Origin’s first crewed mission to space, 21 years after he founded the company in 2000. The billionair

Blue Origin’s New Shepard carries Jeff Bezos and three crew members to space and back

Blue Origin successfully completed its first crewed launch Tuesday, sending four human passengers to space – including the company’s founder, Jeff Bezos. The result of billions of dollars of inves

Watch Blue Origin launch Jeff Bezos to space live, along with the youngest and oldest astronauts ever

Blue Origin is set to launch its fully reusable New Shepard spacecraft with humans on board for the first time on Tuesday, and it’s sending Amazon founder and billionaire Jeff Bezos up along wit

Blue Origin’s final passenger for its first human spaceflight will be 18-year-old Oliver Daemen

The mystery of who will occupy the final seat on Blue Origin’s debut human spaceflight next week is a mystery no longer: The company revealed today that the winning bidder who forked over $28 mi

Extra Crunch roundup: Crucial API metrics, US startup funding, advanced SEO tactics

Thanks very much for reading Extra Crunch this week!

Eat the rich, but let them build rockets in the meantime

Do you really want Bezos tackling child hunger? Do you want Musk trying to expand healthcare access? Do you want Branson to focus on voting rights? Hell no.

Virgin Galactic and Richard Branson celebrate launch of first passengers into space

Virgin Galactic has successfully taken its first passengers to space, including its billionaire founder Richard Branson. The event, at Spaceport America in New Mexico, was a field day for press and em

3 analysts weigh in: What are Andy Jassy’s top priorities as Amazon’s new CEO?

We asked several analysts to identify the top problems he will have to address in his new role.
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