Tag Archive for ‘Jeff Bezos’

The Real Story Behind Jeff Bezos’ Fire Phone Debacle ➝

Great piece by Austin Carr on the behind-the-scenes creation of the Fire Phone. The article makes it abundantly clear that Jeff Bezos is completely at fault for the device’s failure, but still leaves you with the feeling of excitement for the future of Amazon. It’s well written and full of interesting information about how Amazon’s Lab126 operates.

Jeff Bezos Buys the Washington Post ➝

Paul Farhi reporting for the Washington Post:

The Washington Post Co. agreed Monday to sell its flagship newspaper to Amazon.com founder and chief executive Jeffrey P. Bezos, ending the Graham family’s stewardship of one of America’s leading news organizations after four generations.[…]

Seattle-based Amazon will have no role in the purchase; Bezos himself will buy the news organization and become its sole owner when the sale is completed, probably within 60 days.

I still think there is a huge opportunity to build a successful news business. I’ve had casual conversations with friends and family about how it could be done, and I think Jeff Bezos is the kind of guy who could do it. I’m interested to see what changes he makes to how the Washington Post runs.

Jeff Bezos Regarding Amazon Tablet: ‘Stay tuned’ ➝

Paul Reynolds:

Asked today about the possibility of Amazon launching a multipurpose tablet device, the company’s president and CEO Jeff Bezos said to “stay tuned” on the company’s plans. In an interview at Consumer Reports’ offices, Bezos also signaled that any such device, should it come, is more likely to supplement than to supplant the Kindle, which he calls Amazon’s “purpose-built e-reading device.”