Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos is famous for changing the way we shop for books (and a lot of other stuff), shaking up entire industries in the process. He’s less well known for “The 10,000 Year Clock,” the 200-foot-tall clock designed to outlast human civilization, into which he’s sunk $42 M., according to the Wall Street Journal Read More
Startups are recruiting aggressively in New York, and local engineers must have a hard time choosing.
Pressure to make the right bet is high.
Etsy or Tumblr? GroupMe or Gilt Groupe?
What if you pass on the next Facebook in favor of the next… we don’t know. MyKinda?
Here’s an apparently legitimate job Read More
“I predict we will surpass paperback sales sometime in the next nine to 12 months. Sometime after that, we’ll surpass the combination of paperback and hardcover. It stuns me. People forget that Kindle is only 33 months old. “
—Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos in an interview with USA Today. Meanwhile, a Read More
Jeff Bezos thinks about customers, and innovation.
He tells Fortune:
When I wake up every morning, during my shower time, what I’m thinking about is new things that we can do.
We’ve got Amazon Prime. Customers love that. How can we make that program even better? What kind of inventions can we do Read More
Tina Brown’s Daily Beast, noted for spending lots of Barry Diller’s IAC dollars in the service of journalism, is entering another ailing industry. In conjunction with Perseus Books Group, Ms. Brown will be starting a Daily Beast book imprint.
Beast Books would produce titles by the site’s writers on a short schedule–two to four months Read More
On May 11, The New York Times released the new version of its Times Reader, its downloadable software application that makes reading an digital version of The Times more like reading the printed newspaper. Times Reader is an application, not a page on a Web site, so users downloads the software onto their computer Read More
This morning in the 743-seat basement theater of the Michael Schimmel Center for the Arts at Pace University, Jeff Bezos, president, chief executive and chairman of the board of Amazon, and Arthur Sulzberger Jr., publisher of The New York Times and chairman of the New York Times Company, unveiled a device they hope Read More
To Rome, With Love
Courtney Love grinned and tugged on her chewed-up bangs as she lurched down the red carpet that led into Hugo Boss’ Fifth Avenue flagship store on June 18. A pair of nervous German reporters, a man and a woman, called out to her from behind the roped-off press area, and Ms. Read More
The sun may have been ascendant in Scottsdale, Ariz., last
week, but the mood was glum. The scene was the
tech confab of the year: Morgan Stanley Dean Witter’s Internet, Software and
Networking Conference. But with the Nasdaq on its back, who could blame
investors for feeling a bit dyspeptic? And on this day, there Read More
We are pleased to report that we watched not one TV second of the Republican Convention. Not that we aren’t politically responsible: We duly read the transcripts, or as much of them as could be stomached, but four days of audio-visual lies and self-congratulation in the (pressed) flesh is more than we’re up to. In Read More