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09/25/2013 08:27 am ET Updated Nov 25, 2013

Jeff Bezos: Washington Post Purchase 'Is A Personal Investment'

Jeff Bezos spoke out about buying the Washington Post on television for the first time on Wednesday's "New Day."

Speaking to CNN correspondent Dan Simon, he said that that he was hopeful about the road ahead and his ability to contribute to the organization.

"For me, I thought the Washington Post is an important institution, and I'm optimistic about its future," Bezos said. "It's a personal investment. I'm hopeful that I can help from a distance in part by providing runway for them to do a series of experiments, in part through bringing some of the philosophy that we have used at Amazon to the Post."

He added that the key to Amazon's success has been focusing on the customer.

Bezos' appearance echoed his previous comments about the deal. He has said that he intends to "experiment" with the Post, and provide a "financial runway" for its endeavors.

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