Jeff Bezos

  • coronavirus Mar 16

    Amazon Seeks to Hire 100,000 to Keep Up With Surge in Orders

    Amazon says it needs to hire 100,000 people across the U.S. to keep up with a crush of orders as the coronavirus spreads and keeps more people at home, shopping online

  • Jeff Bezos Feb 17

    Amazon CEO Bezos Commits $10 Billion to Climate Change

    Amazon founder Jeff Bezos said Monday that he plans to spend $10 billion of his own fortune to help fight climate change.

  • Jeff Bezos Feb 3

    Jeff Bezos Sued for Defamation by Girlfriend’s Brother

    Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos is being sued for defamation by Michael Sanchez, the brother of his girlfriend, Lauren Sanchez. The lawsuit accuses Bezos of spreading false rumors to journalists that Michael Sanchez had leaked nude photographs of Bezos to the National Enquirer. Gavin de Becker, Bezos’ security chief, is also named in the complaint, which was filed late Friday in...

  • Mohammed bin Salman Jan 23

    Saudi Crown Prince’s WhatsApp Linked to Bezos Phone Hack

    The cellphone of Amazon founder and Washington Post owner Jeff Bezos was hacked in what appeared to be an attempt by Saudi Arabia’s crown prince to “influence, if not silence” the newspaper’s reporting on the kingdom, two U.N. human rights experts said Wednesday.

  • CEO Oct 1, 2019

    UPS Gets Government Approval to Become a Drone Airline

    UPS has won government approval to operate a nationwide fleet of drones, which will let the company expand deliveries on hospital campuses and move it one step closer to making deliveries to consumers. Many regulatory obstacles remain, however, before UPS — or other operators who are testing drones — can fill the sky over cities and suburbs with drones carrying...

  • Massachusetts Oct 1, 2019

    Zuckerberg Blasts Elizabeth Warren’s Plan to Break Up Facebook and Says It’s an ‘Existential’ Threat

    Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg addressed the company’s challenges in two hours of leaked audio from internal meetings published in part by The Verge on Tuesday. The audio from two July Q&A meetings with employees provides a glance into Zuckerberg’s thoughts on key issues facing his company while not under the spotlight of press cameras or a congressional hearing. He also...

  • PRESIDENT Sep 9, 2019

    Looking to Hire 30,000, Amazon Plans Job Fairs in Boston, Other US Cities

    Amazon is going on a hiring spree. The online shopping giant is holding job fairs across the country next week, aiming to hire more than 30,000 people by early next year, a 5% bump in its total workforce. Amazon is looking for all kinds of workers, from software engineers who can earn more than $100,000 a year, to warehouse staff...

  • Facebook Jul 9, 2019

    Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic Is Set to Be the First Space-Tourism Company to Go Public

    British billionaire Richard Branson’s space-tourism unit Virgin Galactic plans to go public later this year, the company announced Tuesday. The firm will list its shares as part of a merger deal with Social Capital Hedosophia, a special-purpose acquisition company (SPAC) created by venture capitalist Chamath Palihapitiya. Social Capital Hedosophia, formed by Palihapitiya’s Social Capital and venture capital firm Hedosophia in...

  • Facebook Jul 9, 2019

    Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic Is Set to Be the First Space-Tourism Company to Go Public

    British billionaire Richard Branson’s space-tourism unit Virgin Galactic plans to go public later this year, the company announced Tuesday. The firm will list its shares as part of a merger deal with Social Capital Hedosophia, a special-purpose acquisition company (SPAC) created by venture capitalist Chamath Palihapitiya. Social Capital Hedosophia, formed by Palihapitiya’s Social Capital and venture capital firm Hedosophia in...

  • United States Jun 18, 2019

    Jeff Bezos to Speak at JFK Museum Wednesday

    Jeff Bezos will stop by Boston on Wednesday. Bezos, the founder and CEO of Amazon, will be at the JFK Presidential Library to take part in a daylong symposium.

  • Chicago May 31, 2019

    Companies Report Progress on Blood Tests to Detect Cancer

    A California company says its experimental blood test was able to detect many types of cancer at an early stage and gave very few false alarms in a study that included people with and without the disease. Grail Inc. gave results in a news release on Friday and will report them Saturday at the American Society of Clinical Oncology meeting...

  • Attorney Apr 12, 2019

    Amazon: Woody Allen’s #MeToo Comments Wrecked Movie Deal

    Woody Allen breached his four-movie deal with the online giant by making statements about the #MeToo movement that damaged prospects for promoting his films, an Amazon lawyer said Friday. Attorney Robert Klieger told U.S. District Judge Denise Cote that the company protected itself after Allen made “public comments that at a minimum were insensitive to the #MeToo movement.”

  • CEO Apr 6, 2019

    Lauren Sanchez Files for Divorce After Bezos Split Finalized

    TV anchor Lauren Sanchez, who is in a relationship with Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, filed for divorce the day after Bezos’ divorce was finalized. Sanchez and talent agent Patrick Whitesell, her husband of 14 years, both filed divorce papers Friday. They’re seeking joint custody of their two kids.

  • Facebook Mar 31, 2019

    Saudis Accessed Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos’ Phone and Gained Private Data, Security Chief Says

    Saudi Arabia accessed Jeff Bezos’ phone and obtained private data belonging to the Amazon CEO, security specialist Gavin de Becker said in an article posted on The Daily Beast Saturday, laying out the findings of his investigation. Bezos had tasked de Becker, his security chief, with investigating how The National Enquirer had obtained and published intimate texts that the Amazon...

  • CEO Mar 5, 2019

    Kylie Jenner Is Now the Youngest Billionaire in the World

    Kylie Jenner has officially become the world’s youngest, self-made billionaire at 21 years old, according to Forbes’ annual “World’s Billionaires” issue. She joins Spotify founders Daniel Ek and Martin Lorentzon, Juul Labs founders James Monsees and Adam Bowen and Kind Bar’s Daniel Lubetzky as new additions to the list.

  • Amazon Feb 12, 2019

    Home Where Amazon Started Now For Sale

    Reddit is worth some big bucks and is now worth $3 billion. iPhone users spent roughly $79 on apps in 2018. The home where Amazon was founded is now up for sale. This is where Jeff Bezos started the company from his garage.

  • Donald Trump Feb 10, 2019

    National Enquirer CEO’s Lawyer Denies Enquirer Tried to Extort Bezos

    The National Enquirer committed neither extortion nor blackmail by threatening to publish intimate photos of Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, an attorney for the head of the tabloid’s parent company said Sunday. Elkan Abromowitz, an attorney for American Media Inc. chief executive David Pecker, said on Sunday a “reliable source” well-known to Bezos and his mistress provided the story about the...

  • Colin Jost Feb 10, 2019

    ‘SNL’: Halsey Hosts and Performs as Cast Pokes Fun at Bezos, Trump

    ‘Saturday Night Live’ shared their version of Chuck Todd’s ‘Meet the Press’ in this week’s cold open, going over Jeff Bezos’ drama and Matthew Whitaker’s stubbornness. Halsey performs as the musical guest and also hosts the show, showing off her acting skills in addition to her vocal ones. Michael Che and Colin Jost break down the Virginia political scandals in...

  • NBC Feb 8, 2019

    Prosecutors Probing Bezos’ National Enquirer Claim: Sources

    The National Enquirer’s alleged attempts to blackmail Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos with intimate photos could get the tabloid’s parent company and top editors in deep legal trouble and reopen them to prosecution for paying hush money to a Playboy model who claimed to have had an affair with Donald Trump. Federal prosecutors are looking at whether the Enquirer’s feud with...

  • Donald Trump Feb 7, 2019

    Bezos Says National Enquirer Threatened to Publish Revealing Pictures

    Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos said Thursday he was the target of “extortion and blackmail” by the publisher of the National Enquirer, which he said threatened to publish revealing personal photos of him unless he stopped investigating how the tabloid obtained his private exchanges with his mistress. Bezos, who is also owner of The Washington Post, detailed his interactions with American...

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