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Why Is Jeff Bezos Always Talking To Me?

Fast Company – 2012-08-30

Every so often I land on and notice the homepage has changed. Instead of seeing my usual browsing history, the latest Kindle, or some other carefully tailored offers, I find a letter from Jeff Bezos. A couple of months ago, Jeff wrote to me on a scroll and announced, “Dear Muggles,” in which he explained that the Harry Potter series would now be available to me for free in the Kindle Owner’s Lending Library. On today’s visit, Jeff’s telling me that Amazon Prime is...
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Bezos tops Guardian book trade power list

Written By: Graeme Neill Publication Date: Mon, 26/09/2011 - 08:50 Amazon c.e.o. Jeff Bezos has been named as the most powerful man in books in a Guardian and Observer "power list" of the 100 key... | The Bookseller – 2011-09-26

The Justice Department Just Made Jeff Bezos Dictator For Life

The government's antitrust suit against Apple and five publishers will make Amazon more powerful than ever in publishing | The Atlantic – 2012-04-13

Dear Amazon Shareholders: Our Customers Adore Us! Love, Jeff Bezos.

Customers, yes, but Apple and the book-publishing industry -- not so much. | AllThingsD – 2012-04-13

Jeff Bezos Reveals Amazon Makes No Dough On Its Hardware

Jeff Bezos, in the U.K. to launch the Kindle Paperwhite and Amazon's Lending Library service, has told the BBC that his firm makes no money on its Kindles. "We make money from when people use our... | Fast Company – 2012-10-12

Amazon's Jeff Bezos as 'Businessperson of the Year': Can the book world learn from him?

Fortune Magazine awarded Bezos the title of 'business mind of 2012.' | The Christian Science Monitor – 2012-11-20

Bezos: With ebook sales up 70% in 2012, Amazon has hit “transition” it expected

Amazon announced fourth-quarter and full year 2012 earnings report roughly in line with investor expectations Tuesday afternoon. Speaking of ebooks, CEO Jeff Bezos said, "We’re now seeing the... | GigaOM – 2013-01-30

With Washington Post, Jeffrey Bezos has chance to overhaul newspapers

Jeffrey Bezos buys the Washington Post for $250 million. The Amazon founder is known as a patient leader who is willing to absorb losses as he builds founder Jeffrey Bezos, who... | Los Angeles Times – 2013-08-06

Washington Post sold: Amazon's Bezos shocks media with $250m purchase

Deal brings to an end the 80-year control of the paper by the Graham family which steered the Post to national prominenceThe Washington Post is to be sold to Jeff Bezos, the founder of the web retail... | Guardian – 2013-08-06

Jeff Bezos uses Amazon roots to fund expeditions into world of print

The Washington Post's new owner has a sense of adventure that will be tested by the struggling newspaper industryJeff Bezos, one of the wealthiest people in the world with a $22bn fortune made from... | Guardian – 2013-08-06

Bezos Buys Washington Post for $250 Million

Jeff Bezos, founder and CEO of, is buying the Washington Post and some related publishing assets from Washington Post Co. | The Wall Street Journal – 2013-08-06

Challenges face Bezos as he buys Washington Post

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jeff Bezos turned selling books online into a multibillion-dollar business that has changed retailing forever. Many are now anxious to see if Bezos can do the same for the media... | – 2013-08-06

Amazon founder Bezos to buy Washington Post

Jeff Bezos, the founder who helped bring books into the digital age, stunned the media industry Monday by announcing plans to acquire another pillar of maintstream media: The Washington... | – 2013-08-06

Bezos built bookselling site into online empire

NEW YORK (AP) — Over nearly two decades, Jeff Bezos built Amazon from a scrappy online bookseller into an e-commerce empire, shook up the print publishing world with the Kindle e-reader and even... | – 2013-08-06

Jeff Bezos Bought The Washington Post for $250 Million

The Washington Post's biggest story this afternoon was about The Washington Post: the paper has been sold to Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos. The paper's publisher, Katharine Weymouth and... | The Atlantic Wire – 2013-08-06

Twitter Reactions to Bezos’ Purchase of Washington Post

The news that Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos purchased The Washington post newspaper turned an average day on Twitter into an explosion of disbelief and Amazon jokes. | Publishing Perspectives – 2013-08-06

Jeff Bezos buys Washington Post

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos has bought American newspaper the Washington Post for $250m (£... | The Bookseller – 2013-08-06

What Jeff Bezos could, and should, do with the Washington Post

One's gob was smacked with the news that the Washington Post, the newspaper famously responsible for unseating a US president, was changing hands. No wonder initial news reports in America referred... | Guardian – 2013-08-06

Why Is Jeff Bezos Buying the <em>Washington Post</em>?

Amazon Web Services and Kindle Publishing have given developers and authors disruptive platforms. Now Bezos can extend the opportunities to journalists | Business Week – 2013-08-06

Bezos’s E-Book Overhaul Provides Blueprint for Post

Jeff Bezos has already transformed one traditional print business -- books -- into a digital one. The experience provides a blueprint for how the billionaire technology executive is now poised to... | Editor & Publisher – 2013-08-06

Jeff Bezos' journey to newspaper magnate: Q&A with author Brad Stone

The Times talked to author Brad Stone, a longtime Silicon Valley reporter, about Amazon, his book on Jeff Bezos, and what Bezos might be thinking by buying one of the country¿s respected... | Los Angeles Times – 2013-08-06

Jeff Bezos buys The Washington Post. What does that mean for Amazon?

Jeff Bezos has stated that 'the values of The Post do not need changing.' But how will the move affect Amazon? | The Christian Science Monitor – 2013-08-07

With Washington Post, Jeff Bezos has chance to overhaul newspapers founder Jeffrey Bezos, who revolutionized the book business, is now aiming to do the same with one of the nation's most storied newspapers. The Seattle billionaire has agreed to purchase... | San Jose Mercury News – 2013-08-07

Bezos’s e-book overhaul provides blueprint for newspaper foray

SAN FRANCISCO — Jeff Bezos has transformed one traditional print business — books — into a digital one. The experience provides a blueprint for how the billionaire technology executive is... | – 2013-08-07

Jeff Bezos Bought The Washington Post For One Thing: Distribution

The nature of Amazon’s business is changing to reflect a new media landscape. What does Bezos see in the future of publishing that the rest of us don’t? It’s not a coincidence... | Fast Company – 2013-08-06

Billionaire Jeff Bezos pockets The Washington Post

An Internet titan ruffled the media industry last week. In a surprise move, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos personally bagged The Washington Post for $250 million. The tech billionaire's deal comes as... | Crains New York – 2013-08-11

Amazon's Jeff Bezos can reinvent Washington Post as curator of record

Jeff Bezos has the chance to reinvent publishing in the same way he reshaped e-commerce, says former Daily Mail and Daily Express journalist, Grant Feller, now founder of GF Media. | Media Week – 2013-08-14

The Washington Post embarks on Amazon adventure with Jeff Bezos | Dan Gillmor

The entrepreneur's message to Post staff is 'Put the customer first. Invent. And be patient.' Not too patient, I hopeWho could argue with Jeff Bezos' prescription for the Washington Post?... | Guardian – 2013-09-04

Jonathan Franzen on Amazon: “Jeff Bezos may not be the antichrist, but he surely looks like one of the four horsemen”

In an essay in the Guardian, Jonathan Franzen scores a direct hit on Amazon | – 2013-09-14

Washington Post Sale To Jeff Bezos Is Complete

Jeff Bezos' ownership of the Washington Post became official on Tuesday. The Post reported that the sale documents that transferred ownership of the newspaper from the Graham family to the Amazon... | HuffingtonPost – 2013-10-02

How Jeff Bezos Crushed So Amazon Could Buy

Tales of ruthlessness in leadership and competition from Bloomberg Businessweek journalist Brad Stone's new book about Amazon. | AllThingsD – 2013-10-10

Jeff Bezos's biological father running Glendale bike shop

The rest of the world is getting to know Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos' estranged father, who runs a bike shop in Glendale. Upstart Business Journal reports a new book about Bezos by Brad Stone of... | Silicon Valley Business Journal – 2013-10-11

Recommended Reading: Jeff Bezos' Everything Store, Twitter's tumultuous history and more

Recommended Reading highlights the best long-form writing on technology in print and on the web. Some weeks, you'll also find short reviews of books dealing with the subject of technology that we... | Engadget – 2013-10-12

Book review: ‘The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon,’ By Brad Stone

“Explosive.” That’s how the cover of Bloomberg BusinessWeek bills “The Everything Store” by journalist Brad Stone. That’s an overstatement — but the meticulously reported book has... | The Washington Post – 2013-10-16

Washington Post's Bob Woodward Takes More Active Role In Jeff Bezos Era

NEW YORK –- Bob Woodward is back at The Washington Post. It’s not that he ever completely left. But in recent years, Woodward has focused more on writing books than on regular involvement in... | HuffingtonPost – 2013-10-29

Jeff Bezos's wife and Amazon slam new book about company

(Reuters) - Amazon founder Jeff Bezos's wife MacKenzie on Monday used the online retail giant's own website to criticize a new high-profile book about her husband as a "lopsided and misleading... | Reuters – 2013-11-05

Wife of Jeff Bezos pans book about Amazon

NEW YORK (AP) — The wife of Jeff Bezos (BAY'-zohs) is giving a thumbs-down to a recent book about her husband's company, Inc.     | – 2013-11-05

Jeff Bezos' Wife Writes Possibly The Most Famous Amazon Review In History

In 12 years, MacKenzie Bezos has written just three book reviews on, the site founded by her husband, Jeff. She gave five stars to novelist Ethan Canin's Carry Me Across the Water, five... | The Huffington Post – 2013-11-05

Everyone's a Critic, and Everyone Is a Publisher: Brad Stone on MacKenzie Bezos on Brad Stone on Jeff Bezos

I’m grateful to MacKenzie and to every other thoughtful reviewer who shares their perspectives on my book and on this remarkable story. – Bloomberg Businessweek reporter and Jeff Bezos... | AllThingsD – 2013-11-05

Jeff Bezos's Wife Gave The Tell–All Amazon Book A One–Star Review

"I find way too many inaccuracies," MacKenzie Bezos writes in a critical review of a new book about the company her husband founded.The vast majority of the 45 customers who... | Fast Company – 2013-11-05

Amazon's First Employee Disses MacKenzie Bezos Review That Disses New Book About Amazon

He-said, she-said, he-said. | AllThingsD – 2013-11-06

The Books That Helped Jeff Bezos Create Amazon

In The Everything Store, Brad Stone's new chronicling of Jeff Bezos, readers learn what books shaped the man. And yeah, we're guessing he bought them on Amazon.Jeff Bezos, the warrior–king of... | Fast Company – 2013-11-06

Bezos portrait wins FT/Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year

Brad Stone's The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon (Bantam Press) has won... | The Bookseller – 2013-11-18

Bezos in contention for TIME accolade

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos has been named as one of 10 contenders for TIME magazine’s Person... | The Bookseller – 2013-12-09

Washington Post Lifts Paywall for Other Papers' Subscribers as Bezos Seeks Readers

The Washington Post, seeking to expand its subscriber base under new owner Jeff Bezos, is giving readers of a half-dozen other newspapers full access to its website and mobile applications.The pilot... | Advertising Age – 2014-03-19

Bezos Pens Long Amazon Shareholder Letter

In one of his longest shareholder letters, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos gave readers a “tour” of 21 Amazon initiatives. | Publishers Weekly – 2014-04-10

Amazon, Bezos and Book Publishers: Can One Reconcile the Cognitive Dissonance?

For readers and free expression lovers, here's a new one for the cognitive dissonance file: simultaneously holding optimistic feelings about Jeff Bezos, the owner of a major newspaper, with... | The Huffington Post – 2014-05-15

Jeff Bezos offers authors a bribe

Stung by bad publicity, Amazon tries to peel writers away from Hachette by offering them cold hard cash | – 2014-07-09

Washington Post has record traffic month after adding digital staff — is it the Bezos effect?

The Washington Post saw record traffic to its website in July, and editor-in-chief Marty Baron credits the paper's new digital projects and the addition of about 60 new editorial staff for the... | GigaOM – 2014-08-05

If I were Amazon's Jeff Bezos

James Patterson says if he were Amazon's CEO, he wouldn't drain profits away from book industry by dropping ebook prices, he'd help a diversity of publishers earn and survive to nurture new great... | CNN – 2014-08-07

One Point on Which Jeff Bezos and Scott Turow Agree

In the film Out of Print, Amazon's Jeff Bezos and author Scott Turow are often adversaries. But they at least come close to agreement on one point. | Publishing Perspectives – 2014-08-08

Bezos’s law signals it’s time to ditch the data center

According to "Bezos's law," a unit of computing power price is reduced by 50 percent approximately every three years. AppZero's Greg O'Connor looks at why the economic gap that favors cloud providers... | GigaOM – 2014-08-17

Bezos picks Politico co-founder as new Washington Post publisher

Washington Post Co. owner Jeff Bezos on Tuesday named Frederick J. Ryan Jr. as the publication's new publisher, turning to the founding chief executive of Web-savvy Politico to lead one of the... | Los Angeles Times – 2014-09-02

Jeff Bezos Ends Washington Post Publishing Dynasty With Politico Alum

Katharine Graham Weymouth, The Washington Post's publisher since 2008, is being replaced with Frederick J. Ryan Jr., a former Reagan administration official and one of the founders... | The Atlantic Wire – 2014-09-02

Bezos Names Ex-Politico CEO Fred Ryan Publisher to Lead Washington Post

The Washington Post named Fred Ryan publisher-CEO on Tuesday, ending eight decades of leadership by the Graham family. Katharine Weymouth will step down as publisher, a role she held since 2008 and... | Advertising Age – 2014-09-02

Fred Ryan, Next Washington Post Publisher, Signals More Growth In Bezos Era

NEW YORK -- Fred Ryan, the incoming publisher and chief executive of The Washington Post, said Tuesday that the news organization plans to continue expanding under owner Jeff Bezos. "You can’t... | The Huffington Post – 2014-09-03

A Tailor-Made Publisher Taking Over Jeff Bezos’ Washington Post

Frederick J. Ryan Jr. juggles black-tie invitations, while Jeff Bezos shuns the social limelight for reading about space travel. Former colleagues of Mr. Ryan joke that for him casual Friday is a... | Editor & Publisher – 2014-09-23

Jeff Bezos' writer treatment: lavish money on some and cut pensions for others

The Amazon has hosted premier writers at Campfire retreats but cut pensions for journalists, changing the hierarchy of writersNot all writers are created equal in Jeff Bezoss... | The Guardian – 2014-09-28

Bezos defends Amazon's lack of profits, stance on publishers

NEW YORK Dec 2 (Reuters) - Jeff Bezos, the chief executive of Inc, was unapologetic about his twenty-year-old company's lack of profit during a rare public appearance on Tuesday, noting he... | Reuters – 2014-12-03

Amazon’s Bezos thinks ebooks made the book industry healthier

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos talked Tuesday of the company's drone plans, its campus culture and its indifference to pain of short-term shareholders. | GigaOM – 2014-12-03

Veteran Time Inc. Exec Jed Hartman Heading to Bezos's Washington Post

Time Inc., the nation's the largest magazine publisher, is losing one of its top business-side execs to The Washington Post. The executive, Jed Hartman, who is group publisher of news and business at... | Advertising Age – 2014-12-02

Bezos admits making 'billion of dollars of failures' at Amazon

Amazon c.e.o. Jeff Bezos has admitted to making “billions of dollars of failures” at the company, and has said it does not matter. Speaking at Business Insider’s Ignition conference, Bezos... | The Bookseller – 2014-12-04

Cheaper books make for wealthier authors, insists Amazon's Jeff Bezos

'The Kindle is trying to reduce friction for reading a whole book, and it’s working,' Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos said at a conference yesterday. | The Christian Science Monitor – 2014-12-04

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