Tag Archives: Jeff Bezos

Amazon Cancels Plan For Second HQ In New York City

CNBC reports: Amazon says it will not build a headquarters in New York following mounting opposition, the company said in a statement Thursday. Last week, The Washington Post first reported that Amazon executives were considering backing out of its planned move to New York City. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo had warned at a news conference last week following the …

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Bloomberg: AMI Has $1B Debt, Negative Net Worth

Bloomberg reports: The publisher of the National Enquirer, currently under attack by Amazon.com Inc. founder Jeff Bezos, has been facing steep financial losses that have left the once-loyal keeper of Donald Trump’s secrets with more than $1 billion in debt and a negative net worth. The closely held American Media Inc. — led by the president’s longtime friend, David Pecker …

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Fox News Host: Jeff Bezos Is A “Dirtbag Idiot”

Mediaite reports: Fox News anchor Julie Banderas has no sympathy for Jeff Bezos amid the Amazon founder’s feud with David Pecker and the National Enquirer. Banderas spoke to legal analyst Jonna Spilbor on Monday about Bezos’ allegation that the Enquirer blackmailed and extorted him with sexts from his extramarital affair. When Spilbor suggested Bezos should have gone to the authorities …

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MAGA Brother Of Bezos’ Mistress Is Source Of Texts

The Daily Beast reports: The brother of Jeff Bezos’ mistress, Lauren Sanchez, supplied the couple’s racy texts to the National Enquirer, multiple sources inside AMI, the tabloid’s parent company, told The Daily Beast. Another source who has been in extensive communication with senior leaders at AMI confirmed that Michael Sanchez first supplied Bezos’ texts to the Enquirer. As The Daily …

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Pecker’s Lawyer: This Wasn’t Extortion Or Blackmail

The Daily Beast reports: An attorney for the publisher of the National Enquirer says the person who leaked text messages between Amazon founder Jeff Bezos and Lauren Sanchez is “well known” to both of them. In an appearance on ABC’s This Week Sunday morning, lawyer Elkan Abramowitz, who represents AMI chief executive David Pecker, also denied that a letter sent …

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Former Enquirer Editor: David Pecker Might Go To Jail

Mediaite reports: On Friday, Jerry George — who spent decades working at the National Enquirer including serving as senior editor and Los Angeles bureau chief — warned that his former boss, David Pecker may well land in jail. “I think there’s a very strong chance that David Pecker may end up doing time,” George said. “Wow!” host Erin Burnett replied …

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Feds Open Probe Into AMI Over Bezos Blackmail Threat

Deadline reports: The owners of the National Enquirer now have a bigger problem than a pissed off and fighting back Jeff Bezos – the feds. Just a day after the Amazon founder published a detailed overview of the attempts by the David Pecker run tabloid to halt his investigation into how private texts and photos got into the Enquirer’s hands …

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BREAKING: AMI Board To “Investigate” David Pecker

Via press release: American Media, LLC today made the following statement in response to the statement made by Jeff Bezos regarding the National Enquirer. “American Media believes fervently that it acted lawfully in the reporting of the story of Mr. Bezos. Further, at the time of the recent allegations made by Mr. Bezos, it was in good faith negotiations to …

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Ronan Farrow: The Enquirer Tried To Blackmail Me Too

The Wrap reports: Ronan Farrow had a message for Jeff Bezos on Thursday: Me, too. Farrow, whose journalistic efforts have detailed sexual misconduct accusations against the likes of Les Moonves and Harvey Weinstein, took to Twitter on Thursday to express solidarity with Amazon boss Bezos, after Bezos said that he had received a blackmail threat from National Enquirer parent company …

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Washington Post/Amazon Owner Jeff Bezos Accuses National Enquirer Of Blackmailing Him With Dick Pics

From a jaw-dropping Medium post by Jeff Bezos: Something unusual happened to me yesterday. Actually, for me it wasn’t just unusual — it was a first. I was made an offer I couldn’t refuse. Or at least that’s what the top people at the National Enquirer thought. I’m glad they thought that, because it emboldened them to put it all in writing. …

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Trump Hypocritically Ridicules Divorce Of “Jeff Bozo”

The Daily Beast reports: President Trump took to Twitter Sunday night to gloat about Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos’ divorce and the subsequent exposure of his personal life on the pages of the National Enquirer. In the days following Bezos’ announcement on Twitter that he and his wife Mackenzie are divorcing, the National Enquirer published a series of exposes alleging that …

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Amazon Becomes World’s Most Valuable Company

CNBC reports: Amazon is now the largest company by market value, overtaking Microsoft’s hold on the title. Amazon’s ended trading Monday with a market value of about $797 billion, compared with Microsoft’s $783 billion. Apple, which had been part of a close three-way race for the seat, is now down to about $702 billion in market value after plunging last …

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Amazon To Split New HQ Between NYC And DC Suburb

Reuters reports: Amazon.com Inc will on Tuesday announce it has selected New York and Northern Virginia for its second headquarters, a source told Reuters, ending a more than year-long contest that has seen frenzied bidding from locales across North America. Amazon’s plan to split its second headquarters, dubbed “HQ2”, evenly between two cities will boost its presence around New York …

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DC Suburb Likely To Get Second Amazon Headquarters

The Washington Post reports: Amazon.com has held advanced discussions about the possibility of opening its highly sought-after second headquarters in Crystal City, including how quickly it would move employees there, which buildings it would occupy and how an announcement about the move would be made to the public, according to people close to the process. The discussions were more detailed …

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Amazon Raises Minimum Wage To $15/Hour

CNBC reports: Amazon announced Tuesday it’s raising the minimum wage for all U.S. employees to $15, effective next month. The new minimum wage will benefit more than 250,000 Amazon employees — including part-time and temporary employees — as well as another 100,000 seasonal employees, the company said. Some employees who already make $15 per hour will also see a pay …

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Jeff Bezos Slams Trump For “Demonizing” The Media

Politico reports: Amazon CEO and Washington Post owner Jeff Bezos took aim at President Donald Trump over his criticism of journalists Thursday night, saying his rhetoric calling the media the “enemy of the people” erodes the freedom of the press the nation cherishes. “It is a mistake for any elected official in my opinion … to attack media and journalists. …

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Amazon Follows Apple In Topping $1 Trillion Market Cap

CNBC reports: Amazon just passed a $1 trillion market cap, and analysts are still telling investors to buy, buy, buy. Of the 47 analysts with ratings on Amazon, 45 (or 96 percent) say analysts should keep accumulating the shares, according to FactSet. That’s the highest ratio of buy recommendations among the 10 most valuable U.S. tech companies. Apple, which last …

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ABC News Surfaces 2013 Clip In Which Trump Lavishes Praise On “Amazing” Jeff Bezos And WaPo [VIDEO]

ABC News this afternoon posted a previously unaired clip from a 2013 interview with Glorious Leader in which he lavished praise on the Washington Post and its then-brand new owner, Jeff Bezos. The transcript: ABC NEWS: “Jeff Bezos just bought the Washington Post. Good move?” DONALD TRUMP: “I think it’s great move for him. I think it’s great for the …

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Trump Threatens Antitrust Lawsuit Against Amazon

CNBC reports: President Donald Trump is again taking aim at Amazon for “using” the U.S. Postal Service as its “delivery boy,” raising the possibility of bringing antitrust claims against the company. Trump railed against the e-retailer and the newspaper — both owned by billionaire Jeff Bezos — in a series of tweets Monday morning, claiming the newspaper has “gone crazy” …

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Trump Seeks To Double Amazon’s USPS Costs

The Washington Post reports: President Trump has personally pushed U.S. Postmaster General Megan Brennan to double the rate the Postal Service charges Amazon.com and other firms to ship packages, according to three people familiar with their conversations, a dramatic move that probably would cost these companies billions of dollars. Brennan has so far resisted Trump’s demand, explaining in multiple conversations …

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