Jeff Bezos could be the first ‘woke’ billionaire philanthropist — but only if he’s willing to help solve the problems he’s created

REUTERS/Abhishek N. Chinnappa Anand Giridharadas, author of Winners Take All, shares his thoughts on Bezos’ latest charity announcement. In light of the recent tech backlash, he said, Bezos has an opportunity to become the first “woke” billionaire philanthropist. To establish a new paradigm of corporate giving, the CEO must be willing to acknowledge his shortcomings. In […]

Insiders are buzzing that Northern Virginia could soon be awarded Amazon’s HQ2 as Jeff Bezos makes high-profile visit to Washington, DC (AMZN)

Amy Harris/Invision/AP The Washington, DC, area is buzzing with speculation that Northern Virginia could soon land Amazon HQ2. Two sources said as much to Business Insider. Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos is amid a high-profile trip to Washington, DC. The Washington, DC, area is buzzing with speculation that Amazon could soon select Northern Virginia as the […]

Jeff Bezos’s $150 Billion Fortune Is a Policy Failure

Last month, Bloomberg reported that Jeff Bezos, the founder of Amazon and owner of the Washington Post, has accumulated a fortune worth $ 150 billion. That is the biggest nominal amount in modern history, and extraordinary any way you slice it. Bezos is the world’s lone hectobillionaire. He is worth what the average American family […]

Jeff Minter interview: Tempest 4000 VR plans, tricky levels, and curry text explained

Jeff Minter has made great games for decades, but his reboot of Atari’s 1980 arcade game Tempest made him an international icon — and gave Atari a killer app for the “64-bit” Jaguar console. Now that Atari itself is rebooting, Minter has returned to give the company a crown jewel in the form of Tempest […]

S.H.I.E.L.D.: Jeff Ward Promoted to Series Regular for Season 6

Spoiler alert!…? Deke Shaw apparently still is with us, given that Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. has upped Jeff Ward to series regular for Season 6, airing next summer. Ward joined the ABC series last season, as Coulson & Co. found themselves transported not only into outer space, but quite a ways into the future. There, they […]

Jeff Sessions just announced a massive shift in asylum protections for victims of gang and domestic violence

Joshua Roberts/Reuters Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Monday announced broad new restrictions on who can qualify asylum in the United States that effectively blocks most victims of gang or domestic violence.  “Generally, claims by aliens pertaining to domestic violence or gang violence perpetrated by non-governmental actors will not qualify for asylum,” Sessions said in his […]

Trump said he’s likely to sign a bill protecting states with legalized marijuana, directly opposing Jeff Sessions

AP Photo/Ted S. Warren Sen. Cory Gardner and Sen. Elizabeth Warren introduced bipartisan legislation to protect state-legalized marijuana. Trump on Friday said he would likely support the bill. The move would protect legally-operating marijuana business from federal interference. President Donald Trump said Friday that he will likely support a bipartisan bill in the Senate that would […]

Jurassic World 2 Fallen Kingdom: How much screen time does Jeff Goldblum get?

WARNING SPOILERS FOR JURASSIC WORLD FALLEN KINGDOM AHEAD The Jurassic Park and The Lost World star finally returned as Dr Ian Malcolm in the latest outing of the dinosaur franchise. Fans caught their first glimpse of an older version of the character in Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom’s trailers. Malcolm has been brought before a US […]

Jeff Bezos announces Amazon is picking up ‘The Expanse’

It’s been a few days since reports indicated Amazon was close to a deal that would extend the life of sci-fi series The Expanse, and tonight Jeff Bezos made it official. Alcon Entertainment makes the show, which is currently airing season three on Syfy, and said in a statement: “We couldn’t be more excited that […]

Jeff Bezos says Amazon is not his ‘most important work.’ It’s this secretive rocket company that toils in the Texas desert.

Axel Springer/Business Insider In a recent in-depth interview, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos said that Amazon and his other businesses aren’t nearly as important as Blue Origin. Blue Origin builds, tests, and launches reusable rockets and spaceships in the desert of west Texas. Bezos said he wants Blue Origin to help move all heavy industry into […]