Jeff Bezos

Selfies Are Entertaining But They're Not Journalism

Jon Packer | Posted 10.21.2014 | Canada Living
Jon Packer

Like any craft, journalism, requires audience attention, appreciation and consideration -- akin to a handmade ceramic mug that can sit alongside a disposable paper cup, news can be authored by a Pulitzer prize wining journalist or a passerby at an event with a cell phone. Both have value but their objectives differ.

Bring In The Drones

CBC | Posted 02.01.2014 | Canada

Amazon.com Inc. is testing drones that it hopes will deliver packages to customers within the next five years, company CEO Jeff Bezos said. In an in...

What I Learned This Week: How The Process Adds (Mega!) Value To The Product

Andy Nulman | Posted 11.03.2013 | Canada Business
Andy Nulman

The story and process behind a product is every bit as important as the product itself. The intangibility of what went into what you're buying gives it life, identity and value. Something purchased from Amazon isn't just "less expensive," but carries the entrepreneurial history of Jeff Bezos, the marvel of the company's state-of-the-art robotic selection and distribution system, and so on.

Jeff Bezos Will Save the Washington Post

Diane Francis | Posted 10.24.2013 | Canada
Diane Francis

While the outcome is fairly obvious, the question is why did Bezos pay $250 million (he paid $500 million but $250 was its real estate) for the Washington Post? Why didn't he just start offering content deals to publishers and journalists then sell it on Amazon as he does now with movies?

Who Could Buy BlackBerry?

The Huffington Post Canada | Jacqueline Delange | Posted 02.17.2014 | Canada Business

Beleaguered BlackBerry is exploring the possibility of putting itself up for sale, but who could snap it up? And who would want to? After the Canad...

Can He Turn It Around?

CP | Ryan Nakashima, The Associated Press | Posted 10.05.2013 | Canada Business

LOS ANGELES, Calif. - Jeff Bezos turned selling books online into a multibillion-dollar business that has changed retailing forever. Many are now anxi...

How E-Books Are Ruining the Next Generation of Writers

Marko Sijan | Posted 10.08.2012 | Canada Living
Marko Sijan

Literary writing is a worthless profession. Few who write novels, stories and poems make a living from them. This has been true for millennia. Lately the Internet has regressed into a society of feudal manors lorded over by tech giants like Amazon, Apple and Yahoo, who sell e-books for 99 cents or give them away for free. Their "competitive pricing" is threatening traditional publishers and physical books with extinction.

U.S. Brands Take A Stand For Gay Marriage

CP | Patrick Condon,Rachel La Corte, The Associated Press | Posted 09.26.2012 | Canada Impact

OLYMPIA, Wash. - Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos waded into a developing corporate culture war over gay marriage Friday with a $2.5 million donation to ...