Tag: jeff bezos

by Courtney Lowery Cowgill

The best stories across the web on media and technology, curated by Courtney Cowgill. 1. White House names Google’s Megan Smith the next Chief Technology Officer of the United States (Nancy Scola / Washington Post) 2. The newsonomics of the Washington Post and New York Times network wars (Ken Doctor / Nieman Lab) 3. Former [...] more »

by Fannie Cohen

Amazon is the world’s largest online retailer, a one-stop shop for books, streaming movies, and even toilet paper. And they became the world’s largest online retailer with a mix of convenient delivery and low prices that beat the competition. For authors, this has been a mixed bag — Amazon connects consumers with books that don’t [...] more »

by Claire Groden

This week, the Washington Post’s Ezra Klein joined a growing group of big-name journalists leaving traditional news outlets for ones that promise to be at the edge of digital innovation. Ezra Klein is bound for his own venture within the digitally native Vox Media, while the New York Times’ David Pogue and ABC’s Katie Couric [...] more »

by Mark Glaser

This was a year of great consternation and great exuberance, marked indelibly by the revelations about wide and unregulated surveillance by the NSA, brought by Edward Snowden. And the exuberance came in a return to heady dot-com days with the Twitter IPO, an amazing “look ma, no profits!” way of raising billions of dollars from [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Jeff Bezos’ big 60 Minutes reveal: Delivery drones and private cloud (Barb Darrow / GigaOm) 2. Turning to public to back investigative journalism (Leslie Kaufman / New York Times) 3. Detective.io launches as platform for data investigations (Alastair Reid / Journalism.co.uk) 4. Viral content is going to be a terrible business model (Bryan Goldberg [...] more »

by Zach C. Cohen

It’s a scary but exciting world for newspaper owners right now, especially if they’re in a selling mood. Jeff Bezos, the founder and CEO of Amazon, bought the Washington Post last week (while our podcast was on vacation — great timing!), and Red Sox owner John Henry bought the Boston Globe before that. As newspapers [...] more »

by Gabriel Kahn

By now, the ink has dried on Jeff Bezos’ acquisition of the Washington Post and commentators have dissected the deal from a multitude of different angles. Yet, I still can’t contain my excitement about what this could potentially mean for the news industry. Billionaires have always lusted after media properties, and this trend hasn’t slowed [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Washington Post Co. chairman and CEO Don Graham on the sale of the company to Amazon’s Jeff Bezos and more (Neiman Lab) 2. Google revamps search to feature in-depth articles (CNET) 3. Tech magnates bet on Twitter-savvy politician Booker and his future (NYT) 4. Twitter’s killer new two-factor authentication kicks SMS to the curb [...] more »

by Janet Asteroff

The joke going around right now is that nothing will change at the Washington Post, but in two years you’ll only be able to read it on a Kindle. After seven consecutive years of declining revenue, the Graham family has sold the newspaper to Amazon founder Jeff Bezos. As reported in the Washington Post, Post [...] more »

by Mark Glaser

Wow. Most people were floored and surprised to hear that the Graham family sold the Washington Post newspaper to Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos. What does Bezos have in mind? Will he really leave it unchanged (doubtful)? Will he drop the print product? It will be interesting to watch, and it’s hard not to [...] more »