The Amazon founder will climb atop his New Shepard rocket next Tuesday in West Texas, joined by his brother, an 82-year-old female aviation pioneer and a $28 million auction winner. It will be the first launch with passengers for Blue Origin, which like Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic plans to start flying paying customers in the months ahead.
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Health The growing influence of Apple on healthcare
In a 2019 interview with Mad Money’s Jim Cramer, Apple CEO Tim Cook said: “If you zoomed out into the future, and you look back, and you ask the question, ‘What was Apple’s greatest contribution to mankind?’” After a short pause, he answered his own question: “It will be about health.” Two years on, his vision is already becoming a reality for the company.
COLLINS DICTIONARY PICKS NFT AS WORD OF THE YEAR 2021
Collins Dictionary has chosen the term NFT as its word of the year after surging interest in the digital tokens that can sell for millions of dollars brought it into the mainstream.
NEW TWITTER CEO STEPS FROM BEHIND THE SCENES TO HIGH PROFILE
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COGNIZANT CEO DISCUSSES FIERCE BATTLE FOR TECHNOLOGY TALENT
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NISSAN INVESTING IN ELECTRIC VEHICLES, BATTERY DEVELOPMENT
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MISSISSIPPI UNVEILS MOBILE ID PROGRAM: AN APP FOR PHONES
Mississippi is unveiling a new app that’s designed to store someone’s driver license on their phone.
OUTDOOR DECORATING TRENDS: NATURAL, COZY, SUSTAINABLE
Home, as we know, has become more central to many of us during the pandemic, and that means outdoors as well as in. This holiday season, designers and retailers have suggestions for updating window, door and yard decorations.
OMICRON UNRAVELS TRAVEL INDUSTRY'S PLANS FOR A COMEBACK
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SPACE JUNK FORCES SPACEWALK DELAY, TOO RISKY FOR ASTRONAUTS
NASA called off a spacewalk Tuesday because of menacing space junk that could puncture an astronaut’s suit or damage the International Space Station.
‘BUY NOW, PAY LATER' CATCHES ON JUST IN TIME FOR HOLIDAYS
As Americans shop for the holidays, they will likely see a swarm of offers to get their gifts now but pay for them later in fixed monthly installments.
LET'S PLAY HORSESHOE THEORY
JEFF BEZOS BLASTS INTO SPACE ON OWN ROCKET: ‘BEST DAY EVER!'
Jeff Bezos blasted into space Tuesday on his rocket company’s first flight with people on board, becoming the second billionaire in just over a week to ride his own spacecraft.
AMAZON CEO JEFF BEZOS MAY STEP DOWN WITHOUT STEPPING AWAY
Even after stepping aside as CEO, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos appears likely to keep identifying new frontiers for the world’s dominant e-commerce company. His successor, meanwhile, gets to deal with escalating efforts to curtail its power.
What Do You Do After You Conquer the World?
JeffBezos’ surprise resignation as the CEO of Amazon seems somehow natural and even inevitable
AMAZON'S BEZOS TOPS LIST OF RICHEST CHARITABLE GIFTS IN 2020
The world’s richest person made the single-largest charitable contribution in 2020, according to The Chronicle of Philanthropy’s annual list of top donations, a $10 billion gift that is intended to help fight climate change.
NASA MOON-LANDING TECH HITCHES RIDE TO SPACE ON BEZOS ROCKET
Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin space company launched a New Shepard rocket for a seventh time from a remote corner of Texas on Tuesday, testing new lunar-landing technology for NASA that could help put astronauts back on the moon.
Why is Jeff Bezos losing the billionaire space race?
The Amazon founder’s firm has galaxies of cash but is plagued by safety concerns and a toxic workplace culture
To oldly go: Shatner's joy at real-life space mission
William Shatner said he was ‘overwhelmed’ as he returned to Earth after an 11-minute trip to space. At 90, Shatner, who played Captain Kirk in Star Trek, became the world’s oldest astronaut.
Bezos makes first-ever investment in southeast Asia's e-commerce
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World's richest man Bezos ‘awestruck' by Earth's beauty as seen from space
Jeff Bezos, the world’s richest, said the “most profound” aspect of his brief journey to space was the spectacular view he saw of Earth, which left him amazed by its beauty and fragility.