Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin to launch first space tourism passengers on July 20 and auction off a seat

A New Shepard rocket launches on a test flight. Blue Origin Jeff Bezos’ space venture Blue Origin will launch its first astronaut crew to space on July 20, flying on its space tourism rocket called New Shepard, the company announced Wednesday. The company has yet to open ticket sales or release pricing information about New … Read more

NASA tells SpaceX to halt lunar lander work pending contract challenges

In this handout provided by NASA, Acting NASA Administrator Steve Jurczyk watches the launch of a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from the balcony of Operations Support Building II carrying the company’s Crew Dragon spacecraft on NASAs SpaceX Crew-2 mission with NASA astronauts Shane Kimbrough and Megan McArthur, ESA (European Space Agency) astronaut Thomas Pesquet, and … Read more

Amazon is preparing investors for the day when Jeff Bezos is no longer CEO

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos Alex Wong | Getty Images Deep in the risk factors section of its quarterly report, Amazon changed one word in describing the importance of its founder and CEO. “We depend on our senior management and other key personnel, including Jeffrey P. Bezos, our founder, President, CEO, and Chairman,” the company said … Read more

iPhone Editions Pay Tribute to Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, Neil Armstrong, More

Caviar, a luxury iPhone cover maker headquartered in London, has unveiled its latest series of special edition iPhone handsets dubbed Space Conquerors. Paying homages to space exploration over the years and iconic personalities such as Yuri Gagarin and Neil Armstrong, the new collection of iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max marks the 60th … Read more

SpaceX reportedly beats Bezos’ Blue Origin in NASA contest to build astronaut lunar lander

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk raises his arms in celebration beneath a Starship rocket prototype under construction in Boca Chica, Texas. Steve Jurvetson on flickr Elon Musk’s SpaceX beat out teams led by Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin and Leidos subsidiary Dynetics to win a nearly $3 billion contract to build NASA’s next crewed lunar lander, The … Read more

Tech billionaires are obsessed with climate change — but some question if they’re focusing on the right areas

Combination: Jeff Bezos (L), Elon Musk (C) and Bill Gates (R). Reuters Climate change appears to be high on the agenda for tech billionaires like Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos and Bill Gates but some are questioning whether they’re focusing their efforts on the right areas. Broadly speaking, the three richest tech billionaires — who rank … Read more

Amazon’s aggressive PR campaign ahead of union vote shows how worried it is, labor and antitrust experts say

Amazon is playing an aggressive defense against its critics as it stares down a historic union vote at one of its warehouses in Alabama.  In recent days, Amazon has sparred with a handful of high-profile lawmakers on Twitter over its working conditions, tax policies and threats to break up Big Tech. The jabs came from … Read more

Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong owns close to $14 billion of company stock ahead of market debut

Coinbase co-founder and CEO Brian Armstrong speaking at TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2018. Steve Jennings | Getty Images for TechCrunch When Coinbase hits the public market in the coming weeks, CEO Brian Armstrong is poised to rank among the wealthiest people in tech. Armstrong, who co-founded the cryptocurrency exchange in 2012 after working for a year … Read more

Apple CEO Tim Cook praises Dreamer bill, urges Congress to pass it

Apple CEO Tim Cook speaks during the Time 100 Summit event on April 23, 2019, in New York. Don Emmert | AFP | Getty Images Apple CEO Tim Cook urged lawmakers on Thursday to pass immigration reform that would create a path to citizenship for immigrants known as “Dreamers.” Cook issued the statement on behalf … Read more

1 billionaire every 10 days: India’s ’20 count

MUMBAI: India has added one billionaire every 10 days in 2020 amid the pandemic. This was made possible by rising stock market valuation, which increased the number of worldwide billionaires by 412 to 3,228. There are now 209 Indian-origin billionaires, of which 177 are Indian residents. The total list, which continues to be topped by … Read more