Why Is Jeff Bezos Always Talking To Me?

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Bezos tops Guardian book trade power list

The Bookseller – 2011-09-26

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 Justice Department Just Made Jeff Bezos Dictator For Life

The Atlantic – 2012-04-13

The government's antitrust suit against Apple and five publishers will make Amazon more powerful than ever in publishing

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

AllThingsD – 2012-04-13

Customers, yes, but Apple and the book-publishing industry -- not so much.

Jeff Bezos Reveals Amazon Makes No Dough On Its Hardware

Fast Company – 2012-10-12

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...

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

The Christian Science Monitor – 2012-11-20

Fortune Magazine awarded Bezos the title of 'business mind of 2012.'

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

GigaOM – 2013-01-30

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...

With Washington Post, Jeffrey Bezos has chance to overhaul newspapers

Los Angeles Times – 2013-08-06

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 businesses.Amazon.com founder Jeffrey Bezos, who...

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

Guardian – 2013-08-06

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...

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

Guardian – 2013-08-06

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...

Bezos Buys Washington Post for $250 Million

The Wall Street Journal – 2013-08-06

Jeff Bezos, founder and CEO of Amazon.com, is buying the Washington Post and some related publishing assets from Washington Post Co.

Challenges face Bezos as he buys Washington Post

Boston.com – 2013-08-06

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...

Amazon founder Bezos to buy Washington Post

Boston.com – 2013-08-06

Jeff Bezos, the Amazon.com 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...

Bezos built bookselling site into online empire

Boston.com – 2013-08-06

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...

Jeff Bezos Bought The Washington Post for $250 Million

The Atlantic Wire – 2013-08-06

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...

Twitter Reactions to Bezos’ Purchase of Washington Post

Publishing Perspectives – 2013-08-06

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.

Jeff Bezos buys Washington Post

The Bookseller – 2013-08-06

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos has bought American newspaper the Washington Post for $250m (£...

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

Guardian – 2013-08-06

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...

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

Business Week – 2013-08-06

Amazon Web Services and Kindle Publishing have given developers and authors disruptive platforms. Now Bezos can extend the opportunities to journalists

Bezos’s E-Book Overhaul Provides Blueprint for Post

Editor & Publisher – 2013-08-06

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...

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

Los Angeles Times – 2013-08-06

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...

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

The Christian Science Monitor – 2013-08-07

Jeff Bezos has stated that 'the values of The Post do not need changing.' But how will the move affect Amazon?

With Washington Post, Jeff Bezos has chance to overhaul newspapers

San Jose Mercury News – 2013-08-07

Amazon.com 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...

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

Boston.com – 2013-08-07

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...

Jeff Bezos Bought The Washington Post For One Thing: Distribution

Fast Company – 2013-08-06

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...

Billionaire Jeff Bezos pockets The Washington Post

Crains New York – 2013-08-11

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...

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

Media Week – 2013-08-14

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.

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

Guardian – 2013-09-04

The Amazon.com 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?...

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

Salon.com – 2013-09-14

In an essay in the Guardian, Jonathan Franzen scores a direct hit on Amazon

Washington Post Sale To Jeff Bezos Is Complete

HuffingtonPost – 2013-10-02

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...

How Jeff Bezos Crushed Diapers.com So Amazon Could Buy Diapers.com

AllThingsD – 2013-10-10

Tales of ruthlessness in leadership and competition from Bloomberg Businessweek journalist Brad Stone's new book about Amazon.

Jeff Bezos's biological father running Glendale bike shop

Silicon Valley Business Journal – 2013-10-11

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...

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

Engadget – 2013-10-12

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...

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

The Washington Post – 2013-10-16

“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...

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

HuffingtonPost – 2013-10-29

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...

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

Reuters – 2013-11-05

(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...

Wife of Jeff Bezos pans book about Amazon

Boston.com – 2013-11-05

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

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

The Huffington Post – 2013-11-05

In 12 years, MacKenzie Bezos has written just three book reviews on Amazon.com, the site founded by her husband, Jeff. She gave five stars to novelist Ethan Canin's Carry Me Across the Water, five...

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

AllThingsD – 2013-11-05

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...

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

Fast Company – 2013-11-05

"I find way too many inaccuracies," MacKenzie Bezos writes in a critical Amazon.com review of a new book about the company her husband founded.The vast majority of the 45 Amazon.com customers who...

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

AllThingsD – 2013-11-06

He-said, she-said, he-said.

The Books That Helped Jeff Bezos Create Amazon

Fast Company – 2013-11-06

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...

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

The Bookseller – 2013-11-18

Brad Stone's The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon (Bantam Press) has won...

Bezos in contention for TIME accolade

The Bookseller – 2013-12-09

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos has been named as one of 10 contenders for TIME magazine’s Person...

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

Advertising Age – 2014-03-19

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...

Bezos Pens Long Amazon Shareholder Letter

Publishers Weekly – 2014-04-10

In one of his longest shareholder letters, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos gave readers a “tour” of 21 Amazon initiatives.

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

The Huffington Post – 2014-05-15

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...

Jeff Bezos offers authors a bribe

Salon.com – 2014-07-09

Stung by bad publicity, Amazon tries to peel writers away from Hachette by offering them cold hard cash

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

GigaOM – 2014-08-05

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...

If I were Amazon's Jeff Bezos

CNN – 2014-08-07

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...

One Point on Which Jeff Bezos and Scott Turow Agree

Publishing Perspectives – 2014-08-08

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.

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

GigaOM – 2014-08-17

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...

Bezos picks Politico co-founder as new Washington Post publisher

Los Angeles Times – 2014-09-02

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...

Jeff Bezos Ends Washington Post Publishing Dynasty With Politico Alum

The Atlantic Wire – 2014-09-02

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...

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

Advertising Age – 2014-09-02

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...

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

The Huffington Post – 2014-09-03

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...

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

Editor & Publisher – 2014-09-23

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...

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

The Guardian – 2014-09-28

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...

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

Reuters – 2014-12-03

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

Amazon’s Bezos thinks ebooks made the book industry healthier

GigaOM – 2014-12-03

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

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

Advertising Age – 2014-12-02

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...

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

The Bookseller – 2014-12-04

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...

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

The Christian Science Monitor – 2014-12-04

'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.

Jeff Bezos shuts down Brian Stelter’s paper

Poynter. – 2015-06-16

Good morning. All politics is local. Ditto a journalist’s pain CNN's Brian Stelter didn't own the Damascus Gazette in Montgomery County, Maryland. But it was his hometown rag and where he...

Amazon stock surge makes CEO Jeff Bezos $7bn richer in 45 minutes

The Guardian – 2015-07-24

Internet retailer turns unexpected profit with sharp sales riseAmazon surpasses Walmart as world’s most valuable companyShares in retail giant Amazon soared 18% in after hours trading on Thursday,...

Amazon’s Jeff Bezos and His Response to the Times Story

The Atlantic Wire – 2015-08-17

Over the weekend, the newspaper published a long, brutal piece about what it is like to work at the company.

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos On NYT Exposé: "I Don't Recognize This Amazon"

Fast Company – 2015-08-17

The Amazon chief responds to a New York Times article critiquing working conditions at the company.Over the weekend, the New York Times published a deep dive into working practices at Amazon,...

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos assails 'callous' practices as he refutes Times article

San Jose Mercury News – 2015-08-18

Amazon Chief Executive Officer Jeff Bezos asked employees to report to human resources any 'shockingly callous management practices' like those described in a New York Times article published over...

Jeff Bezos to take on Elon Musk and Richard Branson with Cape Canaveral rocket launches

Los Angeles Times – 2015-09-16

Amazon.com Chief Executive Jeff Bezos said Tuesday that his private aerospace company, Blue Origin, will build and launch rockets at Cape Canaveral on Florida's Space Coast as it competes against...

Cook, Bezos, Nadella to meet Chinese President Xi on Wednesday

PC World – 2015-09-23

The top executives of five of the biggest tech companies in the U.S. will meet with Chinese President Xi Jinping in Seattle on Wednesday.Xi arrived in Seattle on Tuesday at the start of his first...

Watch Jeff Bezos' reusable rocket return to Earth

Los Angeles Times – 2015-11-25

Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos beat Elon Musk’s SpaceX on Monday by successfully landing an unmanned test rocket – a historic feat that could greatly reduce the cost of space travel. Bezos’...

Jeff Bezos Gets Rave Reviews From Washington Post Veteran

The Huffington Post – 2016-01-21

While one tech giant admitted crushing defeat in the publishing world this month, another is enjoying enthusiastic thumbs-up from an industry veteran. Elizabeth "Lally" Weymouth, a senior associate...

Jason Rezaian en route to US with family and Jeff Bezos after Iran release

The Guardian – 2016-01-23

The Washington Post owner flew to Germany on Friday to receive Rezaian, as the newspaper published emotional account of reporter’s reunion with family in IranAfter more than 500 days in an Iranian...

Bezos sells 1% of Amazon shares for $671m

The Bookseller – 2016-05-10

Jeff Bezos has sold 1% of his stake in Amazon - which is just over a million shares, at a value of $671m (£465.2m) - the New York Post has reported.

Bezos Confirms Plans for More Amazon Stores

Publishers Weekly – 2016-05-18

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos told shareholders at the company's annual meeting on Tuesday that the company is "definitely going to open additional stores." Bezos did not, however, specify the number of...

Bezos passes Buffett, becomes third-richest person: Forbes

Reuters – 2016-07-29

(Reuters) - Jeff Bezos, the founder and chief executive of Amazon.com Inc , has become the world's third-richest person as of the market close for the first time, Forbes magazine said, passing Warren...

How Jeff Bezos Is Turning the Washington Post Into a Digitally Driven Publisher

AdWeek – 2016-10-20

SAN FRANCISCO—When Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos took over the Washington Post in 2013, many wondered what a tech exec's leadership would look like at a 140-year-old newspaper. But with a growing...

Jeff Bezos Isn't Convinced That the Washington Post Can Survive on Payment Services

AdWeek – 2016-10-21

Jeff Bezos, Amazon chief and owner of the Washington Post, isn't sure that services like paywalls and tiered subscriptions can work for publishers. During a wide-ranging panel at Vanity...

Why The Washington Post's Jeff Bezos Is Adweek's Media Visionary of 2016

AdWeek – 2016-11-28

Few tech entrepreneurs have had the ability to imagine a future just beyond our reach, and to profoundly change how we live our lives. Steve Jobs and Mark Zuckerberg are two such stars, and Jeff...

Moon missions continue Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk's rocket-measuring contest

Yahoo! News – 2017-03-04

Another day, another unhinged-sounding plan to fly to the moon announced by an eccentric billionaire. According to a report from the Washington Post, Blue Origin — the spaceflight company founded...

Washington Post software deal a double win for Bezos

Reuters – 2017-03-15

(Reuters) - Billionaire Jeff Bezos scored a double win this week as the Washington Post, the newspaper he bought in 2013, signed its biggest contract to date to sell web publishing tools mostly...

Amazon's Bezos asks for philanthropic ideas, gets plenty

Yahoo! News – 2017-06-16

Washington (AFP) - Amazon founder Jeff Bezos is asking for ideas to help the world through philanthropy -- and is getting an earful.

Internet tax is real and I have been paying it for years, by Jeff Bezos

Yahoo! News – 2017-06-29

Hello, this is the CEO of Amazon/owner of The Washington Post Jeff Bezos. At around 9:00 a.m. on June 28, President Trump tweeted the following: The #AmazonWashingtonPost, sometimes referred to as...

Jeff Bezos briefly leapfrogs Bill Gates as world's richest person

Los Angeles Times – 2017-07-27

Twenty-three years ago, Jeff Bezos was selling books out of his garage. On Thursday, the Amazon chief executive at least temporarily dethroned Bill Gates as the richest person in the world. Following...

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos briefly passes Bill Gates as richest man in the world

CBC – 2017-07-27

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos briefly became the world's richest man Thursday in Forbes magazine's tracking of wealth, as stock in his e-commerce company hit an all-time high.

Amazon's Jeff Bezos becomes world's richest: Forbes

Yahoo! News – 2017-07-28

(Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc Chief Executive Jeff Bezos has unseated fellow tech billionaire Bill Gates as the richest person in the world, profiting from the e-commerce company's meteoric stock rise...

Jeff Bezos Should Put His Billions Into Libraries

Wired – 2017-08-09

If Jeff Bezos really wants make an impact, he should look to places where books aren't sold—but lent.

Rose McGowan claims Harvey Weinstein raped her, calls out Amazon head Jeff Bezos

Yahoo! News – 2017-10-13

After Twitter suspended her account, Rose McGowan returned to the social media platform on Thursday afternoon and revealed that Harvey Weinstein allegedly raped her. The actress, who had been named...

Amazon Stock Surge Makes Jeff Bezos Richest Man On Earth

Yahoo! News – 2017-10-28

Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos is now the richest person on the planet after a bounce in company stock value floated his net worth to a massive $93.8 billion by the end of business on Friday.

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos becomes newest $100bn billionaire thanks to Black Friday

Yahoo! News – 2017-11-25

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos has become the world’s newest and only $100bn billionaire – thanks to a $2.4bn surge in his personal fortune on the run up to Black Friday. The hike in Mr Bezos’s...

Jeff Bezos Announces $33 Million Scholarship Fund For 'Dreamers'

Yahoo! News – 2018-01-12

Jeff Bezos, along with his wife MacKenzie, announced on Friday that they’d be donating a $33 million dollar grant to the country’s largest scholarship program for “dreamers,” a group of...

Amazon Prime reaches more than 100 million members, CEO Jeff Bezos says

Los Angeles Times – 2018-04-19

Amazon.com Inc. Chief Executive Jeff Bezos said the e-commerce giant has exceeded 100 million paid Prime subscribers and will continue to invest to meet “ever-rising” customer expectations. Bezos...

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