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US watchdog rejects Blue Origin protest over NASA lunar contract

WASHINGTON: A US government watchdog has sided with NASA over its decision to pick a single lunar lander provider, rejecting a protest filed by Blue Origin and defense contractor Dynetics. The companies had challenged the $2.9 billion award to Elon

Bezos returns after successful Blue Origin suborbital flight

VAN HORN: Jeff Bezos, the world’s richest person, soared some 66.5 miles (107 km) above the Texas desert aboard his company Blue Origin’s New Shepard launch vehicle on and returned safely to Earth, a historic suborbital flight that helps usher

World’s richest man Bezos set to blast off into space

WASHINGTON: Jeff Bezos, the richest person in the world, is set to join the astronaut club on the first crewed launch by Blue Origin, another key moment in a big month for space tourism industry. The mission comes days after

Space trip with Jeff Bezos sells for $28 million

WASHINGTON: A mystery bidder paid $28 million at auction for a seat alongside Jeff Bezos on board the first crewed spaceflight of Blue Origin next month. The Amazon founder revealed this week that both he and his brother Mark would

Musk trolls Bezos after winning contract for moon lander

HOUSTON: The space race between the world’s two richest men went into hyperdrive after Tesla chief Elon Musk took a swipe at Jeff Bezos’ attempt to challenge a major NASA contract. The two billionaires, who have been trying to launch

Amazon needs to do better for employees: Bezos

LOS ANGELES: Amazon needs to do better at taking care of its employees, Jeff Bezos said in his final letter to shareholders as chief executive officer of the online retail giant. Bezos pointed to the recent union election outcome at

Bezos names Andrew Steer as head of Earth Fund

WASHINGTON: Amazon boss Jeff Bezos has named Andrew Steer, who leads environmental think tank World Resources Institute, as the president and chief executive officer of his $10 billion Earth Fund. The billionaire started the Bezos Earth Fund last year and

Jeff Bezos to step down as Amazon CEO

SEATTLE: Amazon founder Jeff Bezos said he would step down later this year as chief executive of the company he built from a start-up into one of the world’s most valuable firms. The world’s richest person based on his Amazon

Blue Origin will take first woman to moon’s surface, says Bezos

WASHINGTON: Billionaire Jeff Bezos has said his space company Blue Origin will take the first woman to the moon’s surface. NASA is nearing a decision to pick its first privately built lunar lander capable of sending astronauts to the moon

Amazon pledges $2 billion investment to fight climate change

WASHINGTON: Amazon has pledged to invest $2 billion in projects aimed at combatting climate change to reduce the carbon footprint of the e-commerce giant. The Climate Pledge Fund will back efforts by startups and other firms in multiple sectors to

Elon Musk calls for breakup of Amazon

SAN FRANCISCO: Telsa Chief Executive Elon Musk has called for Amazon to be broken up after an author complained on social media about being unable to self-publish a book on the world’s largest online retailer. “This is insane @JeffBezos,” Musk

Jeff Bezos could be the world’s first trillionaire by 2026

NEW YORK: Jeff Bezos, the founder and CEO of e-commerce giant Amazon, is likely to become the world’s first-ever trillionaire within the next six years. That’s according to an analysis of yearly growth percentage by Comparisun, which advises small and medium-sized

Shah Rukh Khan makes Jeff Bezos say a dialogue from his film

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos was in for a Hindi movie dialogue rehearsal when he sat down with Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan and director Zoya Akhtar for a chat in the presence famous names of the Indian film industry in

Amazon’s Jeff Bezos promises $1bn investment in India

NEW DELHI: Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos is on a trip to India and said he is betting big to boost the e-commerce industry in the country. During a fireside chat on Wednesday at an Amazon India event in New Delhi, Bezos