While many businesses have been hit hard by the pandemic and the beginnings of what threatens to be the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression of the 1930s, Amazon’s shares have increased by 70% since the start of the year. On Monday alone, the share price rose by 8% to a record $3,197. (By lunchtime Tuesday they were changing hands at slightly below that peak.) … [Read more...] about Jeff Bezos, the world’s richest man, added £10bn to his fortune in just one day
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Last week, U.S. District Judge Alison J. Nathan rejected Maxwell's bail request after prosecutors argued she was a high risk to flee because evidence against her was strong and she had access to millions of dollars and connections worldwide along with citizenship in the United States, the United Kingdom and France. … [Read more...] about Ghislaine Maxwell ‘bragged that she had a friendship with Jeff Bezos and Eric Schmidt’, and schmoozed with Silicon Valley’s elite at parties while trying to reinvent herself as an environmental activist after Epstein’s conviction’
As the Campaign Against Antisemitism immediately pointed out: 'Barry Sheerman's first reaction on hearing that two prominent Jewish businessmen supposedly missed out on peerages is to think about 'silver shekels', alluding in one fell swoop to both classic and modern anti-Semitic tropes about Jews corrupting politics with money and being more loyal to Israel [the shekel is the Israeli currency] than their own countries.' … [Read more...] about DOMINIC LAWSON: Jeff Bezos is no saint, but could Amazon shops actually save our High Streets?
Determined to keep up with her education, she enrolled in night school, picking classes led by professors who would let her bring an infant to class. She would show up with two duffel bags—one full of textbooks, and one packed with diapers, bottles, and anything that would keep me interested and quiet for a few minutes. … [Read more...] about Donald Trump says ‘what big tech is doing is very bad’ as Amazon’s Jeff Bezos, Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg, Apple’s Tim Cook and Google’s Sundar Pichai are questioned by Congress on their ‘monopolies’
Even though Amazon is a large company, I have always believed that if we commit ourselves to maintaining a Day One mentality as a critical part of our DNA, we can have both the scope and capabilities of a large company and the spirit and heart of a small one. … [Read more...] about Big tech’s showdown with Congress: Jeff Bezos and Mark Zuckerberg will insist Amazon and Facebook are truly American companies that DO face competition when they are grilled by the House over their size and power alongside Google and Apple