Did you know that Amazon Prime comes with a pretty crappy streaming music service? Maybe not, and Jeff Bezos reportedly wants to try again with a new standalone, Spotify-killing music offering. The kicker: Amazon can make it really easy to buy your favorite records, too.
The Washington Post, a newspaper and online media outlet owned by Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, is really skeptical of claims that working at Amazon could be so bad. “Is it really that hard to work at Amazon?” the paper asks.
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.
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.”
Amazon factories, with their insane, round-the-clock delivery schedules, are notoriously hellish places to work. But life at corporate Amazon isn’t exactly a picnic, either. Here, CEO Jeff Bezos’ terrifying workplace manifesto permeates every aspect of life.
Ever since Jeff Bezos bought the Washington Post, there's been speculation about how he would tie it in with Amazon. Now we know: owners of Kindle Fire tablets are getting a full 6-month digital subscription to the newspaper for free.
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…
We've known about DARPA's plan to build a reusable, unmanned space plane for quite some time, but the agency just announced the companies that will help. Unsurprisingly, two feature famous billionaires who love space.
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.
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…
Last week, we asked you to show us why Jeff Bezos was smiling. And boy does he have a lot to smile about.
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.
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…
Last month, Jeff Bezos bought the Washington Post for $250 million. Now, in the first interview he's given since the purchase, he's spoken out about what we can expect to see from him.
Well this is just fun. Jeff Bezos talked with German newspaper Berliner-Zeitung in 2012 about the dark future of newspapers and how they can be relevant to Amazon. And well, since Bezos is now a newspaper baron, it's probably a good idea to revisit his rather bleak thoughts on print.
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.
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.
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…