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30,000 people sign petition calling for Washington Post to disclose Amazon.com’s CIA ties

More than 30,000 people have signed an online petition calling on The Washington Post to tell readers that Amazon, founded by its owner Jeff Bezos, does business with the CIA, activists behind the campaign said Wednesday. RootsAction.org said it would deliver the petition at the newspaper’s downtown Washington headquarters next…

Jeff Bezos, Amazon founder, medically evacuated from Galapagos Islands

Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos required emergency surgery for kidney stones while vacationing near the Galapagos Islands during New Years Day, according to a translated press release from the Ecuadorian navy. ABC reported that Bezos, 49, had been vacationing when he became ill Wednesday. According to the navy press release, Bezos…

Jeff Bezos’s alleged ‘plan’ for Amazon drone deliveries is little more than a publicity stunt

The future is here! Flying robots will, any second now, be delivering your Christmas books, DVDs and gadgets to your door within 30 minutes of you ordering them, thanks to a new initiative announced by Amazon on CBS News’ 60 Minutes on Sunday. It’s a brave new world, a whole…

Era ends at Washington Post as Amazon’s Jeff Bezos set to take the reins

With Jeff Bezos set to take over The Washington Post, the big question is: Can he arrest its decline and deliver an economic model for the rest of the industry? The 49-year-old founder of Amazon could give the storied newspaper a chance to make the transition to the digital age,…

Amazon chief Jeff Bezos: Print newspapers could become ‘luxury’

Amazon chief executive and new Washington Post owner Jeff Bezos said Wednesday that print newspapers could one day become a luxury item. “Some day, I don’t know how many years in the future — it could be decades — but I think printed newspapers on actual paper may be a…

Amazon’s Jeff Bezos says he’s eager to experiment at The Washington Post

Jeff Bezos, the Washington Post’s future owner, says he is eager to try new things in search of an exciting future for the venerable but struggling daily. In his first interview with the Post since the $250 million dollar acquisition was announced in August, the Amazon founder said he has…

Is Amazon’s Jeff Bezos a libertarian? Washington Post journalists would like to know

Writer pleads for the Post’s new owner to explain his politics Jeff Bezos, new owner of the Washington Post, is regarded as a secretive man. But newspaper proprietorship inevitably intrigues the public. Well, to be honest, it is much more intriguing to journalists. So it’s no surprise that the Amazon…

Ex-Washington Post ombudsman to Jeff Bezos: First, fire Jennifer Rubin

Former Washington Post ombudsman Patrick Pexton penned a column for the Washington City Paper on Thursday in which he offered Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos a few pieces of advice pertaining to Bezos’ purchase of the Post last month. Pexton dispenses a few sage bits of advice that one would offer…

The Daily Show explains how to make money in journalism: Feed people their own opinions

The Daily Show host John Oliver and “deranged billionaire” John Hodgman on Wednesday night examined the purchase of The Washington Post by Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos. Oliver observed that print journalism has been in decline. Less people were reading newspapers and companies weren’t buying ad space. Hodgman, however, said he…

The Washington Post sold to Amazon founder Jeff Bezos

(Reuters) – The Washington Post Co said it has sold its flagship newspaper to Jeff Bezos, the founder of Amazon. The purchase price is $250 million, subject to normal working capital adjustments, payable at closing later this year. (Reporting by Jennifer Saba in New York; Editing by Gary Hill)…

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