A Bezos-Funded Center for Innovation Explores Seattle's Tech Roots

From Seattle's well-known corporate behemoths—Boeing, Microsoft, Amazon, Starbucks, Nordstrom, Costco—to its less-obvious innovators, like Nirvana and Dale Chihuly, a new permanent exhibition funded by Jeff Bezos explores the idea that innovation is a key part of the city's identity. The Bezos Center for Innovation at… » 1/03/14 3:40pm 1/03/14 3:40pm

Photoshop Contest: Why Is Jeff Bezos Smiling?

Another week, another photoshop contest. And what will you be manipulating for the sake of Art this time? Why, none other than Mr. Amazon-Blue-Origin-Washington-Post himself. And lucky for you, last night's new Kindles afforded us the delightful photo you see above. » 9/25/13 4:00pm 9/25/13 4:00pm

How Jeff Bezos Made Amazon Everyone's Everything All of the Time

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos is probably the defining salesman of our time. But in a sit-down with a small group of journalists yesterday that was ostensibly about new Kindle hardware, it became more clear than ever that his company's success has come not from any individual product line, but from one impossibly ambitious… » 9/25/13 12:01pm 9/25/13 12:01pm

Confirmed: Jeff Bezos Rescued Apollo 11's Engine From the Ocean Floor

Jeff Bezos' child-like love and wonder of space and rockets has yielded many a great thing, including Apollo 11's #5 engine. The Amazon CEO confirmed today that the rockets dredged from the Atlantic earlier this year are, in fact, those from Apollo 11. » 7/19/13 12:44pm 7/19/13 12:44pm

Jeff Bezos Has Rescued the Apollo 11 Rockets From the Ocean Floor

Ever since July 16, 1969, the rockets that pushed Apollo 11 into the atmosphere—and mankind to the moon—have been laying at bottom of the Atlantic ocean. Jeff Bezos has been keen to get them back, and now, thanks to his hard work and vast fortune of book money, they're seeing the light of day for the first time in… » 3/20/13 2:00pm 3/20/13 2:00pm

This Is the Bigoted, Racist, Anti-Abortion Search Engine That Powers…

I'm sure Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos doesn't know about this, but he's funding a seemingly Christian extremist search engine that is anti-abortion, anti-evolution, racist and even thinks that rape may be justifiable. It's called ChaCha, and it powers Android's most popular Siri competitor, Iris. » 2/08/12 8:51am 2/08/12 8:51am

The Original Kindle Was So Fugly Because of the BlackBerry

Looking back at the Kindle's history, that original Kindle was pretty rip your eyes out ugly, huh? An odd shape with quirky buttons and even stranger scroll wheel...God who thought of that? Apparently, RIM. Jeff Bezos loved his Blackberry so much he based the Kindle's design off of his favorite gadget. » 9/30/11 1:20pm 9/30/11 1:20pm