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The Boys’ Critique of Megacorporations is Pretty Rich

Vought International, the American company that manages the entire country’s population of licensed superheroes in the world of Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson’s The Boys, is a capitalistic leviathan with tentacles reaching into the worlds of law enforcement, the entertainment industry, the military, and a number of other major parts of general society. Sound familiar? Read More >>

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Jeff Bezos Cashes in £1.5 Billion of Amazon Stock, Will Keep £1.2 Billion After Taxes

Jeff Bezos, the founder of Amazon and the world’s richest person, has cashed in $1.8 billion (£1.5 billion) worth of Amazon shares, according to filings with the US Securities and Exchange Commission submitted last night. Bezos will keep an estimated $1.4 billion (£1.2 billion) from the sale after taxes, based on calculations by Forbes magazine. Read More >>

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Keeping Up With SpaceX, Amazon Seeks to Launch More Than 3,200 Internet Satellites

In its attempt to keep pace with SpaceX and other competitors, Amazon is seeking FCC approval to put 3,236 interconnected broadband satellites into orbit. Read More >>

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Here’s What People Thought of Amazon When It First Launched in the Mid-1990s

Amazon was founded on July 5, 1994, and launched its online store in 1995, letting people buy books from the comfort of their homes. 25 years after its inception, Amazon now sells everything from taco holders shaped like dinosaurs to tongue brushes that humans can use to lick their cats. And you’d have to be living under a rock to not know about Amazon. Read More >>

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Amazon Confirms It Keeps Alexa Transcripts You Can’t Delete

Next time you use Amazon Alexa to message a friend or order a pizza, know that the recording could be stored indefinitely, even if you ask to delete it. Read More >>

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Jeff Bezos Outlines Plan to Colonise Space, Interrupted by Chicken Protestor

This week Amazon is hosting its first Re:Mars conference, a Las Vegas event where researchers, executives, and Tony Stark are discussing AI and space travel. During Thursday’s events, burgeoning evil mastermind and Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos tested out large robotic hands and described his plans to create an infrastructure to colonise space. Read More >>

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Everything Jeff Bezos Said to Convince Humanity That Space Colonies Are the Future

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, the wealthiest man on the planet, gave an hour-long presentation last week about his plans for humanity’s future living on the moon and in space colonies. It was a bit like watching a monologue from a sci-fi movie in a lot of ways. And now you can finally view the entire presentation online for yourself. Read More >>

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6,000 Amazon Employees, Including a VP and Directors, Now Call on Jeff Bezos to Stop Automating Oil Extraction

On Monday, a group of Amazon employees began circulating an open letter that calls on CEO Jeff Bezos and the board of directors to adopt a companywide plan to address climate change. By Wednesday, over 3,500 Amazoners had signed on. By Friday, that number had surpassed 6,000 – meaning a number equivalent to about 1/10th of the company’s entire corporate workforce had publicly added their names. And those names are still rolling in. Read More >>

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Report: Jeff Bezos Is Meeting With Prosecutors Over Allegations Saudis Hacked His Nudes

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos is “scheduled to meet with federal prosecutors in New York as soon as this week” regarding allegations that the National Enquirer tabloid and its parent company, American Media Inc., engaged in extortion and blackmail with a stolen nude and other sexts from an adulterous relationship. Read More >>

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Amazon’s Magic Solution to Worldwide Internet Connectivity Is the Same as Everyone Else’s

When corporations become monolithic, they tend to stalk familiar, doomed territory. The planned communities of the world’s Disneys and Fords are largely out of vogue now, but for tech giants, the white whale is always skywards, in the form of a grandiose universal internet initiative. It’s only surprising that Amazon, in all its splendor, hasn’t gotten in on the action sooner. Read More >>

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Investigator Jeff Bezos Hired to Look Into Who Got His Dick Pics Says Saudis Broke Into Bezos’s Phone

Earlier this year, Jeff Bezos beat the National Enquirer to the punch by announcing the dissolution of his marriage – which the tabloid was planning on blowing up anyways in the form of a lengthy expose of his affair with news anchor and media personality Lauren Sanchez. The mildly-interesting-at-best story got a whole lot more interesting, however, when Bezos alleged that the Enquirer and its parent company American Media Inc. (AMI) had attempted to blackmail and extort him with sexts including a 'dick pic' they had kept in reserve. Read More >>

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You Can Now Buy the House Where Jeff Bezos Started Amazon, If You Really Have to Or Something

If you have ever, for some ungodly reason, desired to live in Jeff Bezos’s old house – well you can do that now, for the low, low price of just under £1.2 million. Read More >>

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Jeff Bezos Accuses National Enquirer of Using Unpublished Nude Photos as Blackmail

The saga of Jeff Bezos’s very public divorce slouches onward. The Amazon CEO published a personal post on Medium this evening containing leaked emails purported to be from the National Enquirer. The emails—at least one of which is marked “confidential and not for distribution”—threaten to publish revealing photos of him and his new girlfriend, Lauren Sanchez, unless certain demands were met. Read More >>

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Who Leaked Amazon CEO’s Flirty Texts? Your Guess Is as Good as Bezos’

When the National Enquirer published alleged text message exchanges between Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and media personality Lauren Sánchez in January, many people immediately began cooking up a conspiracy theory that Donald Trump was involved with the leak. According to a new report, Bezos’ investigators actually think that might be the case and they’re looking into it. Read More >>

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You Can Now Add ‘Bear Repellent Fumes’ to the Hazards Faced by Amazon Workers

Dozens of Amazon workers at one of the company’s fulfilment centres in the US state of New Jersey were hospitalised after an aerosol can containing bear repellent was hit. The incident occurred at the company’s Robbinsville fulfilment centre and left at least one person in critical condition. Read More >>