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Amazon powers through $1 000/share

Amazon.com’s shares topped US$1 000 for the first time on Tuesday, marking a new milestone for a company wooing investors by dominating online commerce and cloud computing. Amazon shares hit $1 001,20 in New York

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TalkCentral: Ep 175 – ‘How big is your rocket?’

In the latest episode of TalkCentral, Duncan McLeod and Regardt van der Berg ask whether ADSL is dying. Also this week, MTN achieves 400Mbit/s over LTE, rumours about the next iPhone, Jeff Bezos may soon be the world’s richest man and the Nasdaq cracks

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Bezos may soon be world’s richest person

A surge in after-hours trading for Amazon.com added US$3,3bn to the fortune of Jeff Bezos, putting him less than $5bn away from becoming the world’s richest person. Bezos saw his fortune surpass $80bn for the first time

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AI to fuel Amazon’s growth: Bezos

Amazon.com is embracing artificial intelligence to deliver goods more quickly, enhance its voice-activated Alexa assistant and create new tools sold to others through its cloud computing division, CEO Jeff Bezos said in his annual

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Bezos billions fund space project

Internet billionaire and aspiring rocket man Jeff Bezos said he sells US$1bn/year in Amazon.com stock to fund Blue Origin, the company fuelling his dream of sending people into space. “My business model right now for

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SpaceX pulls off first reused rocket mission

Elon Musk’s SpaceX flew a reused rocket to space and back again, a key milestone to reducing launch costs and one day enabling people to live on other planets. A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket rumbled aloft, deposited a customer’s

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Jeff Bezos now world’s second richest person

Jeff Bezos has leapt past Amancio Ortega and Warren Buffett to become the world’s second richest person. Bezos, 53, added US$1,5bn to his fortune as Amazon.com rose US$18,32 on Wednesday, the day after the

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Netflix’s next move: battling cinema

Will Smith’s next movie — part cop flick, part sci-fi — has all the makings of a Hollywood blockbuster except one. When Bright is released later this year it’ll be playing on Netflix’s streaming service, not thousands of cinema screens. Once an industry

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Bezos seeks to commercialise space tourism

The motto at billionaire Jeff Bezos’s rocket company is “gradatim ferociter”, Latin for “step by step, ferociously”. The Amazon.com founder sees applying that intensity toward making space travel more like hopping on an aeroplane