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Jeff Bezos

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  • Can impulse buys beat online piracy and save newspapers?

    Here's an assumption underlying many a Big Idea online: If you make it easier for people to act on their impulses in a way that benefits your business, they will. A good example of this is Comcast's reported anti-piracy initiative. And my hunch is...
  • Saturday TV Highlights and Weekend Talk: 'Hell on Wheels' on AMC

     Saturday TV Highlights and Weekend Talk: 'Hell on Wheels' on AMC
    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of August 11 - 17, 2013 in PDF format This week's TV Movies     -------------------- SERIES Cedar Cove Bob and Peggy (Bruce...
  • Washington Post, CNN websites disrupted by hacker group

    A hacker group briefly took control of portions of the Washington Post, Time and CNN websites on Thursday after breaking into an article recommendation service used by the news outlets. The Syrian Electronic Army took credit for the breach, with one...
  • Burning Man's big hangup: cellphones

    Burning Man's big hangup: cellphones
    There's no running water, no plumbing, no electrical outlets. The environment is so forbidding in this vast and dusty desert that there aren't even insects. So it's not the kind of place to expect full bars on your smartphone. Of course, that's a big...
  • News Corp. sells Stockton Record, other community newspapers

    News Corp. sells Stockton Record, other community newspapers
    News Corp. has sold its U.S.-based community newspaper group -- eight daily newspapers and 15 weeklies -- to an affiliate of Fortress Investment Group, an asset management firm. Financial terms were not disclosed. Rupert Murdoch's media company...
  • Saturday's TV Highlights and Weekend Talk Shows: 'Argo' on HBO

    Saturday's TV Highlights and Weekend Talk Shows: 'Argo' on HBO
    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of Sept. 8 - 14, 2013 in PDF format This week's TV Movies     -------------------- SERIES A Healthy You & Carol Alt  This new...
  • Joy Covey, ex-Amazon executive who helped take company public, dies

    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...
  • Joy Covey dies at 50; as CFO, she helped take Amazon.com public

    Joy Covey dies at 50; as CFO, she helped take Amazon.com public
    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...
  • Should journalists be looking to billionaire tech entrepreneurs for salvation?

    Should journalists be looking to billionaire tech entrepreneurs for salvation?
    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....
  • Jeff Bezos' wife gives a one-star review to the new Amazon book

    Jeff Bezos' wife gives a one-star review to the new Amazon book
    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...
  • Jeff Bezos' hobby: Scavenging NASA debris from the ocean floor

    Jeff Bezos' hobby: Scavenging NASA debris from the ocean floor
    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...