Amazon’s dream for improving the delivery process involves drones, apparently.
Everywhere I can fact check from personal knowledge, I find way too many inaccuracies, and unfortunately that casts doubt over every episode in the book.MacKenzie Bezos, wife of Jeff, gave a one-star review to a book about her husband’s company—this little outfit you may have heard of called Amazon. Is that like Yelping your own restaurant?
Amazon.com Inc., which has an employee on the committee, said in a statement that it has worked on this issue for years, including testing an airplane packed full of Kindles. It said the report “is a big win for customers and, frankly, it’s about time.Sure, this FAA in-flight electronics thing is kind of a big deal, but I’m sorta focused on imagining an Amazon-chartered plane full of Kindles right now.
We’ve had three big ideas at Amazon that we’ve stuck with for 18 years, and they’re the reason we’re successful: Put the customer first. Invent. And be patient. If you replace ‘customer’ with ‘reader,’ that approach, that point of view, can be successful at The Post, too.Amazon founder Jeff Bezos • On his long game for The Washington Post, which he bought last month. Bezos says he’ll offer advice from time to time, but won’t be an active participant in the paper’s success, other than to provide the organization “runway” to do its thing.
Look. As long as [Jeff] Bezos was doing nothing but running Amazon, there wasn’t much reason for people to care about his politics. I certainly didn’t care about them. But when you’re about to become a major force in the political life of Washington by buying a diminished but still immensely powerful outlet like The Post, that’s a different story.Retired Washington Post employee and Fortune senior editor at large Allan Sloan • In a column-long plea to learn more about the new boss’ political views, which have been shrouded in secrecy, but are expected to lean libertarian. It may seem like a silly thing to worry about, but then Sloan makes a perfectly fair point here: “I can’t forget what happened after Rupert Murdoch bought the then-upscale New York Post from its liberal owner, Dorothy Schiff, in 1976. Murdoch assured the paper’s staff that he’d retain the Post’s essential character as a serious newspaper. And we all know how that turned out.”
I won’t be leading The Washington Post day-to-day. I am happily living in “the other Washington” where I have a day job that I love.Amazon.com CEO Jeff Bezos just bought the Washington Post (via michaelhayes)
A bill allowing states to collect sales tax from online retailers that lack a physical presence in their borders appears primed to pass the Senate this week“Internet Sales Tax Poised to Pass Senate,” Mashable (via alexjamesfitz)