Has Jeff Bezos Lost His Mind?

Dan Lyons · 01/06/15 01:12PM

That in a nutshell is the gist of a new 8-million-word article in Fast Company that starts out blaming Bezos for the failure of the Fire Phone and then says the Fire Phone is just one of several dubious new ventures like delivering groceries and making TV shows that probably make no sense. Also, Amazon's growth is slowing and investors are getting impatient with its inability to turn a profit.

Amazon Is Beta-Testing Uber to Deliver Packages

Kevin Montgomery · 11/06/14 01:20PM

Amazon is pushing hard to satisfy their customer's demand for same-day delivery. And thanks for Uber and Lyft's aggressive price war, on-demand taxi startups just might make it possible. According to a Valleywag source and the Wall Street Journal, Amazon is now testing out delivering packages with Uber and Flywheel.

Kevin Montgomery · 11/03/14 04:30PM

Amazon has joined the chorus of companies releasing diversity statistics. Their report, released Halloween day, reveals that 63 percent of their workers are male and 40 percent are racial minorities. But Rainbow PUSH says Amazon was "intentionally deceptive," as they padded numbers with warehouse employees.

Jeff Bezos Is Incredibly Creepy at Breakfast

Sam Biddle · 06/25/14 09:55AM

It's bad enough that Amazon's latest product is basically a way to monitor your face (in the dark!) and record everything you're even thinking about buying. Atop all that, CEO Jeff Bezos sounds like a movie villain when ordering breakfast.

60 Minutes Decided to Stop Blowing Amazon

Sam Biddle · 03/20/14 12:26PM

Last December, exquisitely timed for the Black Friday shopping orgasm, CBS aired a very long, very serious commercial for Amazon and its pipe dream delivery drone. Only a few months later, it's trying to play the skeptic.

Q&A with Betas, Amazon's Show About Startup Life in Silicon Valley

Nitasha Tiku · 01/16/14 04:00PM

Popular culture may have turned its gaze westward, toward the mirage of wunderkind coders, open floor plans studded with perks, and suddenly ubiquitous apps that make their makers insta-millionaires. But the competition to get Silicon Valley right has been flaccid. I was burned by Bravo, bored by Bloomberg, and avoided The Internship like a sticker pack. However Betas, Amazon's original series about social awkward 20-somethings building a social app called "brb," gets some details surprisingly right.