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# Jeff Bezos

Last year
# Blue Origin
Bezos Blue Origin rocket fails during launch with only experiments aboard
The Blue Origin rocket veered off course over West Texas about a minute after lift-off.
# Prime rise
Amazon raises price of Prime membership despite soaring profits
Shares in the online giant rose nearly 17% in after-market trading.
# Jeff Bezos
Rotterdam to dismantle historic bridge to allow Jeff Bezos superyacht to pass
The decision has angered some in the Netherlands.
# Oxfam
World's ten richest men doubled their wealth during Covid, report finds
It also found that the wealth of Ireland’s nine billionaires has increased by 58% to €49.7 billion since the start of the pandemic.
All time
# Not Rocket Science
Musk and Bezos make separate grand gestures over global hunger
Amazon founder Jeff Bezos has also offered millions to tackle desertification
Star Trek actor William Shatner makes history as oldest man in space
Shatner said it was ‘the most profound experience I can imagine’
# star trekkin
Star Trek actor William Shatner to rocket into space later this month
Jeff Bezos’ space travel company, Blue Origin, announced that Shatner will blast off on 12 October.
# Working Conditions
Bezos attracts criticism for thanking Amazon workers after space flight
The company is facing increasing pressure to improve working conditions.
# edge of space
Explainer: Where exactly does space begin?
Jeff Bezos set off in a rocket today – but did he actually go to space?
Jeff Bezos has flown just above the Karman line - a commonly referenced definition for the boundary between Earth and space.
However there is no set limit for the edge of space and experts differ on where the boundary is established.
Opinion: The billionaire space race is the ultimate symbol of capitalism’s flawed obsession with growth
Amazon's Jeff Bezos just launched himself to the edge of space
Opinion: As we gradually return to normal, we need to stop the creeping Amazon-ification of our economy
Everyone should have the right to a living wage, job security and decent work conditions, writes Victor Duggan.
# final frontier
Amazon's Jeff Bezos just launched himself to the edge of space
Virgin Galactic founder Richard Branson made the voyage on 11 July, narrowly beating Bezos.
# space cadets
Somebody has bid $28 million for a trip to space with Jeff Bezos
The auction winner’s identity will be revealed in a couple of weeks.
# new ceo
Jeff Bezos to step down as Amazon CEO from 5 July
Jeff Bezos will hand the role over to Andy Jassy, who currently heads up Amazon Web Services.
# stepping down
Jeff Bezos to step down as CEO of Amazon later this year
Bezos will be succeeded in the role by Andy Jassy.
# big tech
'Too big to care': 2020 was the year that Europe got serious about tackling Big Tech
Amazon, Google, Facebook and Apple all faced heavy regulatory scrutiny in 2020.
# Amazon
Amazon hit with European competition law charges over 'illegal abuse of its market dominance'
The Commission has also opened a second investigation into the online retail giant.
# tech bros
Bezos, Cook, Zuckerberg and Pichai face grilling at high-flying Congress hearing
Democrats questioned them on their vast market power while Republicans accused them of censorship.
# bark or byte
Head honchos at Google, Apple, Facebook and Amazon to face questions from US politicians today
The tech giants are being investigated for alleged anti-competitive practices.
# Amazon
World's richest man Jeff Bezos pledges $10 billion to help fight climate change
The online retailer Amazon that Bezos runs has an enormous carbon footprint.
# Phone Hacking
UN experts demand probe into claim Jeff Bezos' phone was hacked by Saudi Arabia
The 2018 intrusion into the device led to the release of intimate images of Bezos.
# One Small Step
Amazon founder Jeff Bezos reveals spaceship model and plans to put humans on the moon
Bezos said his space company Blue Origin will land a robotic ship the size of a small house on the moon.
# Jeff Bezos
Amazon's Bezos agrees record-breaking $35 billion divorce settlement
MacKenzie Bezos retains a 4% stake in online retail giant Amazon which her husband founded in 1994.
# personal information
Amazon investigator says Saudi Arabia hacked Jeff Bezos’s phone
Gavin de Becker was looking into the leaking of Bezos’s personal information.
What Jeff Bezos can teach leaders about controlling a crisis like a pro
The Amazon CEO’s recent standoff with a salacious tabloid was a masterclass in ‘owning’ a narrative.
# Explainer
What's going on with Jeff Bezos, a tabloid magazine, Donald Trump and alleged blackmail?
A heated dispute is ongoing in the US involving some very high profile figures.
# prime target
Amazon's Jeff Bezos publishes threats from National Enquirer about sexts to his mistress
The tabloid previously reported on Bezos’ affair, leading to his divorce.
# loaded
Amazon has become a trillion dollar company
The company, which was created in a garage in Washington, has come a long way.
# gift
Amazon's Alexa won Christmas this year
The Alexa app was the most downloaded app on Christmas Day.
# prime position
Amazon founder Jeff Bezos is now the world's richest person
The entrepreneur leapfrogged Microsoft’s Bill Gates, who’s been at the top spot for the past four years.
# bricks to clicks
Amazon to create 100,000 full-time jobs in US in next 18 months
Donald Trump is claiming to have played a role in the move.
# Good day at the office
While you were sleeping, this man quietly made 7 BILLION dollars
We’d be happy enough finding a loose fiver behind the couch.
# fingers in pies
Amazon's grocery delivery service is launching in the UK this year
No word on when it might be coming to Ireland.
# SME focus
SME focus: Everything you need to know about traditional stores and e-commerce
For November’s in-depth coverage of SMEs, we focused on the business of retail.
# the everything store
SME book club: How one bull-headed businessman built the 'everything store'
Inside the Amazon story – and what other entrepreneurs can learn from the rapid rise of an e-commerce titan.
# The final frontier
Meet the tech giants hoping to launch you into space...
Richard Branson has said he will not “push on blindly” in the wake of Friday’s fatal crash. The Virgin founder isn’t the only businessman in the commercial space flight race…
Column: Are these the drones we're looking for?
Machine autonomy has long been a staple of science fiction – but that may be coming to an end with plans to use drones for domestic delivery, writes David Gunkel.
# amazonazing
Here are 10 things you never knew about the world's largest online retailer
Not bad for a company that started out in its owners garage.
# Apollo 11
Amazon founder 'locates lost Apollo 11 rockets'
The rocket engines were last seen pushing the Apollo 11 mission into space ahead of its successful moon landing in 1969.
# iPad killer?
Amazon launches the Kindle Fire tablet to rival iPad, here's how it works
Running on Google’s Android system, the price could be a big pull for those in the market for tablet computers.