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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

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SpaceX to fly two people around the moon

Elon Musk’s SpaceX plans to send two private citizens on a trip around the moon late next year as it continues to work with Nasa for a planned crewed mission to the International Space Station. The passengers

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Amazon sets sights on $200bn ad industry

From Amazon.com’s origins as a virtual bookstore, it became an online mall for every product imaginable. Then the company stealthily built a computing utility business that now generates the majority of its profit, and

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What Trump told US tech leaders

Tech executives summoned to meet with Donald Trump in New York Wednesday had reason to suspect they were being lured into a trap. In the run-up to the election, the President-elect clashed with industry

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Bill Gates pushes green energy with Trump

On one end of the phone, there was Bill Gates, the Microsoft co-founder, who has pledged a good chunk of his fortune to ending climate change. On the other end of the line, there was President-elect Donald Trump, who has described

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