| Jun 24, 2014
| 10:24 AM
High-tech creation myths are expected to start with a garage. Amazon, impatient with ordinary from the outset, began with a road trip. In the summer of 1994 Jeff Bezos quit his job on Wall Street, flew to Fort Worth, Texas, with his wife MacKenzie and...
| Jun 24, 2014
| 4:30 PM
Jason Kilar, the former CEO of Hulu, has announced his next venture: Vessel, a startup building a multimedia service with a strong focus on video, whose investors include Amazon.com founder and CEO Jeff Bezos.
The San Francisco-based company is not...
| Jul 7, 2014
| 2:30 PM
Media and technology moguls are jetting to Sun Valley, Idaho this week for mountainside pressing of the flesh and potentially some deal-making.
The exclusive confab, sponsored by investment bank Allen & Co., gets started Tuesday behind closed doors,...
| May 28, 2014
Jeff Bezos tells of going through "A" words in the dictionary when he decided to call his nascent e-commerce site Amazon. As the name of the world's largest river, he felt it conveyed a sense of size.
Coincidentally, the word Amazon also appears in some...
| Jun 12, 2014
| 12:51 PM
Amazon.com lanzó el jueves un servicio de música en streaming que es gratuito con su programa de suscripción Prime de 99 dólares anuales, pero ofrece una selección más pequeña de éxitos recientes que rivales como Spotify y Beats Music de Apple.
| Apr 11, 2014
| 9:01 AM
Amazon warehouse workers who hate their job and are eyeing the exit now have a lucrative payout offer.
Online retail giant Amazon.com is offering its employees up to $5,000 if they quit, Chief Executive Jeffrey Bezos wrote in a letter to shareholders....
| May 5, 2014
| 5:09 AM
Seth Meyers broke out a Chicago accent during his monologue on Thursday’s episode of “Late Night with Seth Meyers” when joking about the city’s ban on plastic grocery bags. The former Northwestern University and iO alum...
| Mar 20, 2014
| 12:45 PM
The legendary literary agent Andrew Wylie, known as "The Jackal" for his comes-out-swinging business and negotiating tactics, has long professed his distaste for the book-and-everything-else retailer Amazon.
Wylie has represented many of the biggest...
| May 22, 2014
| 11:13 AM
Last week as TV networks announced their lineup for the upcoming season, I noticed more grumbling than usual about the short life span that befalls shows that aren't an instant ratings hit.
"The press release for NBC's Manson-killings drama "AQUARIUS"...
| May 13, 2014
| 7:53 AM
His driver-hailing app Uber has made enemies of taxi drivers round the world. Over a steak sandwich in San Francisco, one of Silicon Valley’s most combative operators tells Tim Bradshaw, ‘Ultimately, progress and innovation win’
| May 22, 2014
| 11:35 AM
For 85% of kids with a terrible cancer called acute lymphoblastic leukemia, chemotherapy is a cure-but not for Emily Whitehead. Diagnosed at 5, she suffered an infection from her first round of chemo and nearly lost her legs. Then the cancer came back;...