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The Death of Ink

Warren Adler | Posted 04.09.2014 | Home
Warren Adler

Whenever I read about the demise of the print newspaper, I am reminded of the curious circumstances surrounding my third novel, The Henderson Equation.

Why Amazon's Collaboration With the CIA Is So Ominous -- and Vulnerable

Norman Solomon | Posted 04.22.2014 | Politics
Norman Solomon

Few people have direct contact with outfits like Booz Allen Hamilton or Lockheed Martin. But every day, Amazon is depending on millions of customers to go online and buy products from its sites. As more people learn about its CIA ties, Amazon could -- and should -- suffer the consequences.

Are You All A-Twitter?

Bill_Robinson | Posted 04.16.2014 | Technology

The entire value proposition of Twitter is about vanity. And self-aggrandizement. And narcissism. There's nothing else there. "LOOK at me!" is what the investors invested in.

Where Is Digital Media Going? GlobalPost's Phil Balboni

Heidi Legg | Posted 04.15.2014 | Media
Heidi Legg

Disruption in media is happening at a record rate. One week it's BuzzFeed and then next it's VOX. It's hard to decipher how things will shake out. There is a deluge of content, and we can't keep up. Who is going to finish? Who will win?

If Obama Orders the CIA to Kill a U.S. Citizen, Amazon Will Be a Partner in Assassination

Norman Solomon | Posted 04.14.2014 | Politics
Norman Solomon

President Obama is now considering whether to order the Central Intelligence Agency to kill a U.S. citizen in Pakistan. That's big news this week. But...

Amazon and Local. Almost Friends.

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 03.28.2014 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

Anyone who ever tried to return something to the now thankfully defunct Circuit City remembers the walk of shame and accusatory interrogation whenever anything needed to be returned or exchanged. Amazon simply smiles and give you your money back -- a breeze.

Celebrating Syria: 'We Couldn't Go Back, So We Started Mamnoon Instead'

Richard Bangs | Posted 03.25.2014 | Travel
Richard Bangs

There are so many delicious facets to this story. I first met Wassef Haroun in Zambia, at the Kafue River Camp, owned by a mutual friend who had invited us for a week-long private safari.

Does Chen Guangbiao See All of What Jeff Bezos Sees?

Jim Treacy | Posted 03.24.2014 | Media
Jim Treacy

Chen Guangbiao said that if succeeded in his quest to purchase The New York Times, "he would like every Chinese household to subscribe to the paper." In my humble opinion, the statements by Chen are precisely why Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos plucked down $250 million of his $27 billion personal fortune to purchase The Washington Post.

Missing Steve Jobs. The Vision Time Machine

Spiros Margaris | Posted 03.24.2014 | Business
Spiros Margaris

Also Apple's CEO Tim Cook should develop his own personal founder's vision as a guiding principle. Especially, if he wants to project a company vision that communicates to employees, shareholders and clients a credible and promising future.

Does Aaron Kushner Have Enough Money to Go the Distance?

Dan Kennedy | Posted 03.23.2014 | Media
Dan Kennedy

Has Orange County Register owner Aaron Kushner run into nothing more than a bit of turbulence from which he can recover?

The Controversial Case of Marissa Mayer

Phil Simon | Posted 03.18.2014 | Business
Phil Simon

Is it just or me, or does it seem that we only hear things about her that are, well, less than flattering? And why is that the case? Is it because of her relatively distinct position?

Why the Washington Post's New Ties to the CIA Are So Ominous

Norman Solomon | Posted 03.15.2014 | Politics
Norman Solomon

The Post is supposed to expose CIA secrets. But Amazon is under contract to keep them. Amazon has a new $600 million "cloud" computing deal with the CIA. The situation is unprecedented.

The CIA, Amazon, Bezos and the Washington Post: An Exchange with Executive Editor Martin Baron

Norman Solomon | Posted 03.09.2014 | Politics
Norman Solomon

To: Martin Baron, Executive Editor, and Kevin Merida, Managing Editor, The Washington Post Dear Mr. Baron and Mr. Merida: On behalf of more than 2...

Bezos Rescued By Ecuadorian Navy

Reuters | MARK WEINRAUB AND ALEXANDRA VALENCIA | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology

(Reuters) - (AMZN.O) founder Jeff Bezos was airlifted from a cruise ship by the Ecuadorean Navy after suffering a kidney stone attack in th...

The Post Bezos Era

BETHESDA MAGAZINE | EUGENE L. MEYER | Posted 12.29.2013 | Media

With the sale of The Washington Post last fall to Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos, the Graham family ended its 80-year control of the newspaper. But...

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...