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Have You Ever Worked At a Cutthroat Company Like Amazon?

Following a damning report on Amazon’s workplace culture, many people are questioning whether it’s ethical to keep buying from the mega-retailer. But in comments on our article about Amazon, some Gizmodians don’t sound surprised about the conditions — they’d experienced the same. Tell us about your workplace horrors. » 8/17/15 5:48pm 8/17/15 5:48pm

Jeff Bezos: If You Have a Problem With Amazon, Email Me

Jeff Bezos hopes his minions are “having fun” and “laughing along the way.” The mega-billionaire said as much in a staff memo to address the accusations of widespread villainy and abuse in the ranks of Amazon’s best and brightest. “Dear Amazonians,” the memo begins. It should say: “Dear Amazombies.” » 8/17/15 1:50pm 8/17/15 1:50pm

Report: Amazon Wants Your Smart Home To Know What You Need Before You Do

Despite having almost a quarter of a billion active users, Amazon is struggling to find a footing for its hardware in peoples' homes. You might have ten old Amazon boxes lying around—but did any of them contain a Fire phone? A new report from Reuters details how Jeff Bezos plans to change that by doubling down on… » 9/24/14 9:08am 9/24/14 9:08am

A Look Inside the Amazon Lab Behind Tomorrow's 3D Smartphone

Tomorrow, Amazon unveils its entry into the smartphone arena , a long-rumored device that supposedly uses eye-tracking tech to create the first 3D smartphone display . BloombergBusinessweek spoke to some of Amazon's mad scientists for the inside story on Lab126, the skunkworks tasked with making the 3D phone a reality. » 6/17/14 3:00pm 6/17/14 3:00pm

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

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

Jeff Bezos Is Buying the Washington Post for $250 Million

Today the Washington Post Company agreed to sell the Washington Post newspaper to Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos for $250 million in cash. This ends the Graham family's ownership of the paper after four generations. The deal, which was made independently of Bezos' other ventures, is expected to close within 60 days. » 8/05/13 4:36pm 8/05/13 4:36pm

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