| Sep 19, 2013
| 9:38 PM
Joy Covey, who helped take Amazon.com Inc. public as the Internet retailer’s chief financial officer, died Wednesday when her bicycle collided with a van on a downhill stretch of road in San Mateo County. She was 50.
Covey was riding her...
| Sep 20, 2013
| 7:08 PM
Joy Covey, who helped take Amazon.com Inc. public as the Internet retailer's chief financial officer, died Wednesday when her bicycle collided with a van on a downhill stretch of road in San Mateo County. She was 50.
Covey, who had been riding her...
| Oct 27, 2013
| 9:28 PM
With Amazon founder Jeff Bezos buying the Washington Post and eBay founder Pierre Omidyar putting up $250 milllion for a project featuring journalist Glenn Greenwald, it is starting to feel as tech billionaires might be just the folks to save journalism....
| Nov 4, 2013
| 1:41 PM
In general, "The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon" by Brad Stone has been getting pretty good reviews. Not, however, from the Amazon user MacKenzie Bezos, who gives it one star.
MacKenzie Bezos is Jeff Bezos' wife, and Amazon has...
| Jul 19, 2013
| 10:34 AM
When not running Amazon, what does CEO Jeff Bezos do? Go looking for NASA's garbage.
On Friday, Bezos confirmed that his team had retrieved the Apollo 11 No. 5 engine from the ocean floor on a mission in March. That was what they had hoped, but with the...
| Sep 15, 2013
| 9:37 AM
Last week: In the world of sports, the U.S. Men’s National Team qualified for the 2014 FIFA World Cup this week with a 2-0 win over Mexico. This will be the seventh-consecutive FIFA World Cup appearance for the U.S. MNT.
Looking ahead: The...
| Dec 30, 2013
| 3:55 PM
Maryland has lost its bid to be a Federal Aviation Administration test site for drones, but officials still expect the state to be involved in federal research into how the unmanned aircraft may safely be flown in U.S. airspace.
Virginia was one of six...
| Dec 31, 2013
| 12:01 PM
A spotlight-loving Chinese business mogul said Tuesday that he wanted to expand his empire into media by purchasing the New York Times.
Chen Guangbiao, who made his fortune recycling material from torn-down buildings, said he plans to discuss the...
| Nov 13, 2013
| 5:00 AM
If Tina Brown is no longer editing magazines, then magazines must be dying.
If Tina Brown is going into the live conference business, then the written word must be dying.
That, at any rate, is the assessment of Tina Brown, who may not always be on...
| Dec 1, 2013
| 6:43 PM
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos said in a "60 Minutes" interview Sunday night that the online retail giant is experimenting with a drone-based delivery service called "Prime Air," which would drop packages on a customer's doorstep within 30 minutes.
| Dec 2, 2013
| 1:05 AM
Delivery drones are on their way.
Amazon.com on Sunday introduced Prime Air, a futuristic delivery system that the company says will get packages into customers' hands in half an hour or less, delivered via unmanned aerial vehicles.