Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, while funding a private space venture called Blue Origin, had a gigantic failure on August 24, 2011, when a test flight resulted in the destruction of the experimental space vehicle.
Jeff Bezos, Amazon’s founder and CEO, took the stage at the company’s re: Invent developer conference for a wide-ranging discussion with the company’s CTO Werner Vogels about Amazon’s web service and retail business, as well as his view about entrepreneurship and his personal projects, such as the 10,000 year clock and the Blue Origin space program.
Bezos On AWS
Amazon.com Founder and CEO Jeff Bezos stopped by the 37 Signals office yesterday and offered some wise thoughts about strategy. His views are especially refreshing in a time when people who change their views often get portrayed as weak and lacking confidence.
37 Signals Founder Jason Fried shared what Bezos said in a blog post he published this morning.
While Jeff Bezos' wife, McKenzie, only gave Brad Stone's new book about Amazon one star, most critics have been much more generous about the “engrossing” The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon. In the vein of Walter Isaacson's study of Steve Jobs and Steven Levy's history of Google, Stone may well have written the definitive study of both Bezos and Amazon.
Welcome to a new episode of CrunchWeek, the show that brings a few of us TechCrunch writers together to talk about the most interesting tech news stories from the past week.
This week, Colleen Taylor, our star intern Stephanie Yang and I kicked off with the news of The Washington Post’s sale to Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos for $250 million.
Written by: William Atkins | Published in: SpaceBlue Origin, spearheaded by Jeff Bezos of Amazon, successfully conducted a pad escape test on October 19, 2012. The test was part of NASA's Commercial Crew Program (CCP). See the video of the mission.
In a press conference today, Amazon Web Services Senior Vice President Andy Jassy said that CEO and Founder Jeff Bezos believes AWS could be the company's largest business.
Amazon reported $61 billion in revenues for the 2012 fiscal year.