POLITICS 08/24/2018 09:00 pm ET It's probably not the best week for a Trump to accuse the Amazon CEO of paying to influence media coverage. By Mary Papenfuss Eric Trump bashed Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos in a tweet for paying journalists at The Washington Post to say “nasty things” about the Trump company. Trump referred in his tweet to reports that Amazon has been paying employees to say uniformly positive things on social media about working in the company’s order “fulfillment centers.” Amazon has responded that its “fulfillment center ambassadors” are actual employees with “experience” in the warehouses. President Donald Trump’s second son then took a leap to say that Bezos, who owns The Washington Post, “ironically” is also paying newspaper reporters to attack “our” company, apparently referring to the Trump Organization. Interestingly @Amazon pays its own … [Read more...] about Eric Trump Rips Jeff Bezos For Paying Reporters To Say ‘Nasty’ Things. Twitter Howls.
Kif Leswing, provided by Published 1:00 am CDT, Thursday, August 23, 2018 WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 14: Jeff Bezos arrives at "The Post" Washington, DC Premiere at The Newseum on December 14, 2017 in Washington, DC. WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 14: Jeff Bezos arrives at "The Post" Washington, DC Premiere at The Newseum on December 14, 2017 in Washington, DC. Photo: Leigh Vogel, Getty Images Jeff Bezos is very rich. Here are things his Forbes net worth ($143.1 billion) are worth more than. Jeff Bezos is very rich. Here are things his Forbes net worth ($143.1 billion) are worth more than. Photo: P-I File Bill Gates His net worth, according to Forbes' latest report, is about $50 billion less than Bezos. Bill Gates His net worth, according to Forbes' latest report, is about $50 billion less than Bezos. … [Read more...] about Check out the first job listing Jeff Bezos ever posted for Amazon, from 24 years ago (AMZN)
The Amazon founder’s rocket company, Blue Origin, has a goal of millions of people working and living off-world, writes Brad Stone.On July 18, outside the West Texas town of Van Horn, hundreds of Blue Origin employees and their families and friends gathered to watch the New Shepard rocket blast off towards the edge of space.The rocket performed the kind of feat that was once the province of sci-fi stories and discarded Nasa white papers. It took off vertically like a conventional rocket, rose 66 miles above Earth to jettison a parachute-equipped crew capsule carrying a test dummy, then returned to the same tract of land and gracefully landed upright, drag brakes deployed, retro booster flaming.The capsule touched down nearby, raising a cloud of dust. Thousands watched this precise interplay of physics and chemistry online, and for those listening closely, 39 minutes and 15 seconds into the broadcast, a familiar, staccato laugh could be heard emanating from the control room: It … [Read more...] about Rocket company founder Jeff Bezos wants to send you to space, too
NASA just awarded six private companies a total of $44 million. The agency’s “Tipping Point” program is intended to help the commercial space industry push next-generation technologies over the finish line. The projects awarded funding include new moon-landing systems and a method to recover expensive rocket engines. NASA is doling out a total of $44 million in awards among six private companies, including Jeff Bezos’ secretive rocket company, Blue Origin. The new contracts are part of the agency’s third “Tipping Point” competition and an ongoing push to commercialize space. The goal of the awards is to help companies take what NASA sees as exciting, almost-ready-to-debut devices and “tip” them over the finish line into commercial markets. The money covers 10 distinct projects, including ways for robots to land on and explore the moon, a next-generation fuel cell to power deep-space missions, a … [Read more...] about NASA just gave $44 million to 6 private companies — including Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin — to develop ‘tipping point’ space technologies
Amazon chief Jeff Bezos-owned Blue Origin is among the six companies NASA has selected for developing 10 “tipping point” technologies that have the potential to significantly benefit commercial space economy and future NASA missions, including lunar lander and deep space rocket engine technologies. The US space agency on Wednesday said it will invest for the purpose approximately $44 million — a significant investment in the US space industry. The other five companies selected for the award are — Space Systems/Loral (SSL), United Launch Alliance (ULA), Frontier Aerospace Corp, Paragon Space Development Corp and Astrobotic Technology. “These awards focus on technology collaborations with the commercial space sector that leverage emerging markets and capabilities to meet NASA’s exploration goals,” NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine said in a statement. “While these key technologies will support NASA’s science and human exploration … [Read more...] about Amazon chief Jeff Bezos-owned Blue Origin among six NASA picks for ‘tipping point’ space technology