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1 hr ago | Business Journal

Alibaba's Ma vs.Amazon's Bezos: Scrappy entrepreneur vs. controlling genius

Jack Ma and Jeff Bezos could not be more different, but both have led their e-commerce startups to the top of the market. The largest initial public offering in the country's history could hit the market Thursday when Chinese online retailer Alibaba is expected to begin trading on the New York Stock Exchange.

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Related Topix: Alibaba, Science / Technology, Internet, Amazon

1 hr ago | Business Journal

Is Jeff Bezos space startup about to lift off?

The UpTake : Doing business on Earth may not be enough for the increasingly versatile Jeff Bezos. Through his hush-hush space exploration startup Blue Origin, the Amazon chief has reportedly been working with Boeing on a space taxi to move astronauts.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Space, Amazon, NASA, West, TX

1 hr ago | Yahoo!

Two Americans killed in Kabul suicide bombing

A Taliban suicide bomber has attacked a military convoy near the U.S. embassy in Kabul, killing three foreign troops and 13 Afghan civilians. Deborah Gembara reports.

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Related Topix: World News, Afghanistan, Asia, Amazon, US Military, US Navy, Washington Navy Yard

3 hrs ago | Seeking Alpha

Today's Market: Streaming TV And Rocket Engines Driving These Names

Discuss the latest in the market and the decision by CalPERS to end the practice of investing in hedge funds. Highlight the latest in the streaming TV service wars and how NFLX has altered the way other companies look at the future potential for the industry.

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Related Topix: Amazon

7 hrs ago | Business Journal

Alibaba's Ma vs. Amazon's Bezos: Scrappy entrepreneur vs. controlling genius

Jack Ma and Jeff Bezos could not be more different, but both have led their e-commerce startups to the top of the market. The largest initial public offering in the country's history could hit the market Thursday when Chinese online retailer Alibaba is expected to begin trading on the New York Stock Exchange.

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Related Topix: Alibaba, Amazon, Science / Technology, Internet

11 hrs ago | Yahoo!

Two Americans killed in Kabul suicide bombing

A Taliban suicide bomber has attacked a military convoy near the U.S. embassy in Kabul, killing three foreign troops and 13 Afghan civilians. Deborah Gembara reports.

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Related Topix: World News, Afghanistan, Asia, Amazon, US Military, US Navy, Washington Navy Yard

12 hrs ago | Reuters

Space race pits Bezos vs Musk

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos' startup will team up with Boeing and Lockheed to develop rocket engines as Elon Musk races to have his rockets certified. Fred Katayama reports.

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Related Topix: Amazon, Manufacturing, Aerospace-Defense, Lockheed Martin

12 hrs ago | Globe and Mail

Video: Space race pits Amazon's Bezos vs. Tesla's Musk

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos' startup will team up with Boeing and Lockheed to develop rocket engines as Elon Musk races to have his rockets certified. Fred Katayama reports.

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13 hrs ago | Christian Science Monitor

Amazon will shut down WebPay in October

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos walks on stage for the launch of the new Amazon Fire Phone in June in Seattle. Amazon is shutting down WebPay, a peer-to-peer payment system that was meant to compete with PayPal.

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Related Topix: Amazon, Science / Technology, P2P

Mon Sep 15, 2014

SFGate

Authors challenge Amazona s board of directors

Authors United, the group of writers who took on Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos in an open letter last month, has upped the ante, urging Amazon's board of directors to oppose the company's boycott of Hachette authors. "Amazon's tactics have caused us profound anguish and outrage," reads the new Authors United letter , addressed to the company's board members and posted this morning on Authors United's website.

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Related Topix: Amazon, Computers, Ingram Micro, Startups, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers

Investopedia

Jeff Bezos

Self-made billionaire Jeff Bezos is the founder of online retail giant Amazon.com. Born in 1964 in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Bezos was raised by his mother and stepfather.

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Related Topix: Amazon, Media, IT Services, Audible, Albuquerque, NM, Electrical Engineering, Science

Seeking Alpha

The $1 Billion CFO Quiz And Other Developments

Not all of the developments are negative, but taken as a whole there is a surprising conclusion to be drawn. I have been away on vacation, and in the meantime, a lot of stuff has happened at Amazon.com .

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Related Topix: Amazon, Media, IT Services, Audible, Apple, Startups

Business Journal

Hachette authors take aim at Amazon's board

The authors' letter, according to the New York Times, will warn the board that Amazon's current battle with Hachette is harming Amazon's corporate reputation and image. "If this is how Amazon continues to treat the literary community, how long will the company's fine reputation last?" the authors ask Amazon board members, in the letter.

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Related Topix: Amazon, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Charitable Organizations

Fri Sep 12, 2014

Greenwich Citizen

Warren Buffett, Oprah Winfrey, Mark Zuckerberg, And Other Top CEOs Name Their Favorite Books

The most powerful people in business spend much of their limited free time on a quiet, contemplative pursuit - reading books. For example, the third-richest person in the world, Warren Buffett , says he spends 80% of his day tearing through the written word.

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Wed Sep 10, 2014

The Washington Post

China has big stakes in Alibaba mega-IPO

Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba has launched the marketing "roadshow" for a $21 billion-plus initial public offering to take place this month. If all goes according to the company's plans, it could be the biggest IPO in Wall Street history.

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Related Topix: Alibaba, Internet, Science / Technology, Marketing, Hunch, Amazon, Opinion

The Motley Fool

Amazon Drops Its Fire Phone to $0.99 -- Was It the Right Move?

A recent third-party estimate puts its first-month sales total at a paltry 35,000 units. And while the company doesn't specifically release sales figures -- Amazon is notoriously closed-lipped about device sales figures -- the company appeared to acknowledge its woes by lowering to price to $0.99 from $200 with a two-year contract from exclusive carrier AT&T .

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Related Topix: Amazon, Kindle, iPod touch App, iPad App, iPhone and iPad App, iPhone App, iPhone

Seeking Alpha

Alibaba Grabs The IPO Money But The Future Belongs To Jeff Bezos And Amazon China

While Alibaba touts itself and raises $20bn from US investors, Jeff Bezos is busy in China with his Alibaba-killer business. Amazon in typical style reveals nothing about its strategy or operations in China.

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Related Topix: Amazon, Alibaba, Taobao

Tue Sep 09, 2014

VentureBeat

Apple Watch is ugly and boring

Steve Jobs once looked at a Segway in a very exclusive pre-unveiling of inventor Dean Kamen's machine, together with legendary investor John Doerr and Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, and told the Segway inventors that their incredible, amazing, wonderful new world-changing personal transporter "sucked." "It's shape is not innovative, it's not elegant, it doesn't feel anthropomorphic," he told them, hitting his three key design criteria.

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Related Topix: Apple, Startups, Steve Jobs, Automakers, Segway, Inventions, Science / Technology, Amazon

[H]ard OCP

Should Bezos Apologize For 99 Cent Fire Phone?

What do you think? Should Jeff Bezos apologize ? Maybe he should hand out some Amazon gift cards to early adopters to smooth things over? Amazon's move to drop the price of its Fire Phone to 99 cents with a two year contract tells you all you need to know about how the device is selling, the company's business model and how it'll screw early adopters. But Amazon's Fire Phone may have just set a new benchmark for price depreciation.

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Related Topix: Amazon

Mon Sep 08, 2014

The Jewish Journal

Brands like Yelp, Amazon and Uber make lousy lovers

It's a trick question. They all belong. In recent days, they've all been making it harder for their fans to love them.

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Related Topix: Amazon, $9.99

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