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Amazon facing anti-trust investigation in Japan


It's probably no surprise to most of you, but Amazon isn't always seen as the most morally upright of companies. It might have helped its founder Jeff Bezos become the third richest man in the world, but not everyone thinks it did so cleanly. In Japan, the Amazon offices have …

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Amazon boss is now world’s third richest man


Elon Musk and Amazon founder, Jeff Bezos, may like to spar over Twitter in only the way fellow billionaires can, but financially they aren't in the same ballpark. While Musk may have a personal fortune around $12 (£9) billion, Bezos' stockpile of Amazon shares has now made him the third …

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Blue Origin can land safely with a failed parachute


Travelling into space, even for a few minutes, is incredibly dangerous. There is the lack of oxygen to consider, radiation from the sun and if you're returning to Earth, extreme speed and heat too. Fortunately then if you took Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin craft beyond our atmosphere, you'd be safe …

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Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin rocket has fourth successful launch, landing

Blue Origin's new Shepherd has once again launched and landed successfully, making this the fourth re-use of the same rocket hardware. This not only continues to prove the viability of the passenger rocket, but showed that even with a deliberate parachute failure, the capsule can come down safely. [yframe url='http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xYYTuZCjZcE'] …

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Amazon’s Blue Origin succeeds in suicide burn landing

In the ever more exciting space race to commercialise the waters beyond the shore of our cosmic ocean, Amazon has again re-launched its Blue Origin space craft out of our atmosphere and safely returned it to Earth. This time though, it completed a suicide burn, saving fuel, improving efficiency and still …

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Bezos confirms Blue Origin has touched down again

Even without the billionaire sarcasm war between Space X CEO Elon Musk and Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, there's no denying that Blue Origin's efforts to get people into space are still exciting. That's doubly so when launches can be repeated with the same hardware too, as it brings costs down …

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Amazon hints at big budget, big salaries for Top Gear crew

The new car show set to be hosted by ex-Top Gear presenters Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May on Amazon Prime, will be “very, very, very expensive,” for Amazon, according to the company head and 15th world's richest man, Jeff Bezos. While he wouldn't confirm how much any of …

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Amazon CEO rescues Apollo 11 engines from ocean floor

In 1969 five engines of the Apollo 11 disengaged from the spacecraft to plunge into the Atlantic Ocean, sitting three miles under the surface for more than 40 years. Jeff Bezos, Amazon founder and CEO wanted to rescue these engines from the murky depths with the goal of resurrecting them. …

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