The Washington Post announced today that Amazon Prime members will get free, unlimited access to the newspaper’s National Digital Edition for six months, a $60 deal.
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.
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.
Ben Bradlee was editor of the Washington Post when the newspaper did something phenomenal: It took down the Nixon administration in the Watergate scandal. I didn't know anything about Bradlee or newspapers or the Washington Post when I saw the 1976 film about the scandal—I only knew I wanted to work somewhere just…
Billionaire venture capitalist Tim Draper recently proposed splitting California up into six distinct states. Draper's plan is getting a good deal of ridicule in the press, despite the fact that it could actually make its way to California ballots in the next election. But it's easy to forget that throughout history,…
The Washington Post just published the first interview with Edward Snowden since the initial wave of press after the 30-year-old former analyst's leaks this summer. His main theme: Edward Snowden done good.
"Once upon a time computers were for thinking... That's no longer true. Computers are for communicating now, and networks allowed that to happen."
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.
Digg has been on a downward trajectory for some time, but now things seems to be getting worse. Rumors are circulating that the Washington Post is trying to hire the entire tech team from Digg—which would leave the aggregator site pretty much dead on its feet.
The Washington Post had an interesting back and forth wringing its hands over the future of journalism. Oh no! Journalism is dying! Again! Or so a newspaper with declining readership and revenue would have you believe.
A well-designed website should be clear, above all. No flashing GIFs (we miss you, 90s!), no obnoxious flash menus, no overwhelming lists of links. And heads up, WaPo website: it shouldn't be blanketed in insanely redundant Facebook sharing buttons.
The venerable Washington Post finally has its own iPad app, and it's free until February 2011. One neat feature: it has "live topic" pages which pull together several stories and social media commentary related to some central news item.
The June 2, 1982 Washington Post ran a short piece about lovebots of the future. The article by Stephanie Mansfield predicts androids would be on the market by the mid-1990s, and likely revolutionize the way people looked at sexual relations.
The Washington Post has this bizarre Final-Four style bracket to determine the "most influential person of the decade," and with President Bush's defeat of Sergey Brin and Larry Page, all the tech figures are now out of the race. Lame.
You know what's awesome about living in the future? Not having to worry about crime of any kind.
I have a feature in the Washington Post "Outlook" section today about how people have imagined the future during difficult periods in history (including our own). Check it out!