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Under Amazon's CIA Cloud: The Washington Post

Norman Solomon | Posted 02.17.2014 | Politics
Norman Solomon

News media should illuminate conflicts of interest, not embody them. But the owner of the Washington Post is now doing big business with the Central Intelligence Agency, while readers of the newspaper's CIA coverage are left in the dark.

Jeff Bezos, Drones and Megalomania

Matthew Remski | Posted 02.15.2014 | Technology
Matthew Remski

It's okay, Jeff. You can let us grow up. We can all mourn our lost childhood together. We don't need the drones to make us feel better. They can rest like fairies in a book we have long since put away. It was fun when we dreamed of fairies bringing us things.

Amazon Drones: Orwellian Mayhem?

Mark Weinstein | Posted 02.14.2014 | Technology
Mark Weinstein

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos unveiled his grand vision for drone attacks on our porches and personal spaces. From a warehouse to your front door, goods delivered in record time with minimal hassle. What could possibly go wrong with that? Pretty much everything and here's why.

BOTH SIDES NOW: Obamacares, Popenomics, Bill O'Really?

HuffPost Radio | Posted 01.25.2014 | Media
HuffPost Radio

2011-11-29-20111107bothsidesnow.jpg Mary Matalin and Jonathan Alter debate whether Obamacare's Relaunch retook the health offensive and can revive it. Mary then describes what a Catholic conservative thinks about a Pope attacking "trickle down" policies and Limbaugh attacking the Pope for "pure Marxism." Also: What War on Xmas?

Hen House Rules: In Business, Shoot the Fox; In Politics, Get Him a Chair

Alan Kelly | Posted 02.05.2014 | Politics
Alan Kelly

At the risk of stating the obvious, there's a fox in the Obamacare hen house. It comes in the form of House Republican leaders, Senate Minority detractors and rich surrogates like the Koch Brothers and their Americans for Prosperity storefront.

Amazon Drone Delivery Must Clear State Hurdles

Pew's Stateline | Maggie Clark | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

This piece comes to us courtesy of Stateline. Stateline is a nonpartisan, nonprofit news service of the Pew Charitable Trusts that provides daily repo...

Colbert Precisely Nails Why Amazon Drones Are So Unsettling

The Huffington Post | Ross Luippold | Posted 02.02.2014 | Comedy

Stephen Colbert had a message for Amazon founder and "billionaire Busytown worm" Jeff Bezos last night: Forget about delivery drones, and listen up to...

Timothy Stenovec

The Real Reason Amazon's Talking About Drones | Timothy Stenovec | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology

Perhaps you’ve heard about the Tacocopter, the taco-delivering drone that wants to bring you Mexican food. Or the Domino’s video that showed a dro...

First Victim of Amazon Drones: The Credibility of CBS and 60 Minutes

Dan Lyons | Posted 02.01.2014 | Media
Dan Lyons

Why is this incredibly tight-lipped company suddenly showing off prototypes? The answer is that these drones were not designed to carry packages, but to give a lift to Amazon's image.

Jeff Bezos' Secret About Washington Post Purchase

The Huffington Post | Catherine Taibi | Posted 12.02.2013 | Media

It is well known by now that Amazon founder Jeff Bezos bought the Washington Post in August for $250 million. What is not such common knowledge, howev...

Amazon Reveals It Wants To Deploy Delivery Drones. No Joke.

The Huffington Post | Drew Guarini | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology

Amazon offering delivery on Sunday was only the beginning. In an interview with Charlie Rose on Sunday's episode of "60 Minutes," Amazon founde...

INFOGRAPHIC: The Evolution of Printing

Ishan Puri | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
Ishan Puri

From clay tablets to woodblock and magazines, media has evolved with time and technology. Check out this infographic for a quick reflection on our pas...

Jason Linkins

Here's A Crazy Idea I Just Had: Someone Should Maybe Edit The Washington Post | Jason Linkins | Posted 11.12.2013 | Politics

By now, you may have heard that Washington Post columnist and serial platform-abuser Richard Cohen has published an op-ed -- ostensibly about the diff...

Ostracize Ghouls Who Peddle Holocaust Artifacts

Menachem Rosensaft | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Menachem Rosensaft

This sordid tale is of far more than academic interest for me: My parents were imprisoned at Auschwitz. I'd be horrified to discover their uniforms advertised on eBay or anywhere else.

It's a Bird, It's a Plane... No -- It's Amazon

Robin Lewis | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Robin Lewis

It's a state. It's a city. It's a country. It's a movie producer, a real estate broker, a publisher, a wholesaler, a fashion house, a distributor of anything and everything. It's really anything you want it to be.

Bianca Bosker

Possibly The Most Famous Amazon Review In History | Bianca Bosker | Posted 11.05.2013 | Technology

In 12 years, MacKenzie Bezos has written just three book reviews on, the site founded by her husband, Jeff. She gave five stars to novelist...

This Could Transform The Future Of Journalism

The Daily Beast | Alexander Busansky | Posted 11.04.2013 | Media

Perhaps the biggest news story in American journalism so far this year is the huge infusion of cash it has received, more than half a billion dollars,...

Bloomberg's $uper Dozen Years

Howard Steven Friedman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Howard Steven Friedman

Here we are in 2013, 12 years since Bloomberg gave up his position as CEO in order to concentrate his full efforts on the public service of helping the city. Luckily, Hizzoner's fortune has not suffered from this sacrifice.

The Marriage of the Giants: Big Data and Big Box

David Sable | Posted 12.28.2013 | Business
David Sable

Twitter and Royal Mail go public in a similar time frame, and while nothing about them seems similar at all, maybe their futures are more linked than not.

eBay Founder's Foray Into Investigative Journalism Venture, Rainbow Hopes Yet?

Preetam Kaushik | Posted 12.24.2013 | Media
Preetam Kaushik

Why would a loaded geek, deep into Silicon valley dreams, venture out into the media world, especially around the time when media houses are collapsing like a house of cards?

Tech Titans: Look for Community, Not Customers, to Transform Journalism

Sally Duros | Posted 01.23.2014 | Media
Sally Duros

To my thinking building trust is the key to sustainability of the emerging news and information sphere. Good news and information add value; they do not extract value.

Why Warren Buffett Didn't Buy The Washington Post

AP | By JOSH FUNK | Posted 12.23.2013 | Media

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Investor Warren Buffett says he didn't buy the Washington Post because he didn't want it to be a burden on his company or family....

Sasha Belenky

Twitter's Messy Origins, The Future Of Music & More Must-Reads | Sasha Belenky | Posted 10.18.2013 | Politics

1. The Twitter War “What’s the worst thing I can do as C.E.O. to screw the company up?” Evan Williams, a co-founder of Twitter, asked Bil...

Jeff Bezos' Insults Will Make You Feel Terrible About Yourself

The Huffington Post | Alexis Kleinman | Posted 10.10.2013 | Technology

You don't get to the top without hurting some feelings. An excerpt from Bloomberg Businessweek reporter Brad Stone's new book "The Everything Stor...

An Open Letter to Chris Powell From a Single Mother

Michelle Bernard | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Michelle Bernard

Regardless of socio-economic status, I have never met a single mother who didn't want a better life for herself and her children and who didn't realize that education and knowledge are they key to leveling the playing field.