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Some lessons from the MIT Media Lab controversy

When the news first broke that the MIT Media Lab had a close relationship with deceased billionaire and convicted pedophile Jeffrey Epstein, some saw it as a momentary lapse in judgment, and there was widespread support for Media Lab director Joi Ito. But then New Yorker writer Ronan Farrow... Continue reading at 'Columbia Journalism Review'

[ Columbia Journalism Review | 2019-10-03 10:50:57 UTC ]
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Amazon’s influence felt larger in small cities

In just a quarter-century of existence, Amazon has grown from an online bookseller to a company valued at $1 trillion and sells pretty much anything that can be imagined. With such a hefty inventory, Amazon has had to grow beyond Jeff Bezos' garage in Bellevue to a huge headquarters in... Continue reading at 'Silicon Valley Business Journal'

[ Silicon Valley Business Journal | 2019-06-25 11:18:10 UTC ]
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Another tech billionaire turns media mogul

Where Jeff Bezos goes, other tech billionaires follow. The latest titan to invest in print media is Salesforce founder Marc Benioff who, along with wife Lynne, is buying Time magazine. The pair are using $190 million from their personal fortune to bu... Continue reading at 'Engadget'

[ Engadget | 2018-09-17 00:00:00 UTC ]
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With billions at stake, Supreme Court urged to revisit ruling shielding internet purchases from sales tax

The last time the Supreme Court took a hard look at how to impose sales taxes on home shopping, it was the era of mail-order catalogs — “before Amazon was even selling books out of Jeff Bezos’ garage,” lawyers recently told the justices. In 1992, the high court upheld a constitutional rule that... Continue reading at 'Los Angeles Times'

[ Los Angeles Times | 2018-01-05 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Jeff Bezos Should Put His Billions Into Libraries

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

[ Wired | 2017-08-09 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Jeff Bezos briefly leapfrogs Bill Gates as world's richest person

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 a 1.3% jump in Amazon.com Inc. shares Thursday morning, Bezos, 53, was worth as much as $91.3... Continue reading at 'Los Angeles Times'

[ Los Angeles Times | 2017-07-27 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Should Johnny Depp Take Over for Alec Baldwin as Trump on 'SNL'?

Ad Age "Media Guy" columnist Simon Dumenco's media roundup for the morning of Friday, May 19:I came thisclose to being able to make this a Trump-free edition of your daily media scan, but then, well, see Nos. 5 and 6, below. (Sorry!) Anyway, let's get started ...1. More evidence that Jeff Bezos... Continue reading at 'Advertising Age'

[ Advertising Age | 2017-05-19 00:00:00 UTC ]
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'Screen fatigue' sees UK ebook sales plunge 17% as readers return to print

Consumer sales down to £204m last year and are at lowest level since 2011 – when Amazon Kindle sales first took off in UK Britons are abandoning the ebook at an alarming rate with sales of consumer titles down almost a fifth last year, as “screen fatigue” helped fuel a five-year high in printed... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

[ The Guardian | 2017-04-27 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Machine Learning Will Give Publishing Visual, Interactive Content on a Big Scale

Every day, digital publishers are challenged by the fragmentation of media. Third-party and social platforms appropriating content, mobile "snacking," low-quality "clickbait" competition and content recommendation services that drive visitors off-site are just some of the factors depressing... Continue reading at 'Advertising Age'

[ Advertising Age | 2017-03-29 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Paperback fighter: sales of physical books now outperform digital titles

It can be cheaper to buy the physical copy of a book than a digital download thanks to changes in Amazon’s deal with publishersAt the start of this decade publishers feared the death of the paperback. Britons abandoned bookshops at an alarming rate, seduced by e-readers and cheap digital... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

[ The Guardian | 2017-03-17 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Bezos sells 1% of Amazon shares for $671m

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. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2016-05-10 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Amazon's high-end Kindle Oasis is sleek, sharp and pricey

Jeff Bezos probably wasn't pleased to see his surprise spoiled this week, but ebook fans still have reason to get pumped. Amazon just pulled back the curtain on its new premium reader, the Kindle Oasis, and it's the slimmest and sleekest model the c... Continue reading at 'Engadget'

[ Engadget | 2016-04-13 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Amazon's bookstores should be celebrated, not feared

The web giant’s move into bricks-and-mortar bookselling has upset many in the books community – but there is much to praise in this innovationYou could describe it as a troubling development in publishing: someone comes along with no real knowledge of the book business, a brash salesman who... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

[ The Guardian | 2016-02-26 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Adele’s classroom concert, Captain America, Klopp does Scouse - viral video

Also this week, hiccuping through the Australian national anthem, Jeff Bezos is joining the space race, and a Jane Austen classic gets the zombie treatmentWith Thanksgiving over for another year and the heartwarming American tradition of Black Friday upon us, let’s start this week’s roundup with... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

[ The Guardian | 2015-11-27 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Cheaper books make for wealthier authors, insists Amazon's Jeff Bezos

'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. Continue reading at 'The Christian Science Monitor'

[ The Christian Science Monitor | 2014-12-04 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Bezos admits making 'billion of dollars of failures' at Amazon

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 also addressed the dispute the online retailer had with Hachette Book Group in the US, which has now been... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2014-12-04 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Authors take out full-page NYT ad to criticize Amazon

There's no sign that Amazon and Hachette are close to burying their ebook hatchet, which has prompted the authors caught in the middle to speak up. One of those affected, Douglas Preston, penned an open letter to Jeff Bezos, requesting that he... Continue reading at 'Engadget'

[ Engadget | 2014-08-08 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Bezos portrait wins FT/Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year

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

[ The Bookseller | 2013-11-18 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Everyone's a Critic, and Everyone Is a Publisher: Brad Stone on MacKenzie Bezos on Brad Stone on Jeff Bezos

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 biographer Brad Stone, responding to a one-star review of his new book from MacKenzie Bezos, Jeff Bezos’s wife.... Continue reading at 'AllThingsD'

[ AllThingsD | 2013-11-05 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Jeff Bezos's Wife Gave The Tell–All Amazon Book A One–Star Review

"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 have reviewed Bloomberg Businessweek writer Brad Stone's new book, The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos... Continue reading at 'Fast Company'

[ Fast Company | 2013-11-05 00:00:00 UTC ]
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