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WATCH: NASA to award contracts to SpaceX and Boeing to fly astronauts to space

WATCH: NASA to award contracts to SpaceX and Boeing to fly astronauts to space

WASHINGTON, Sept. 16 (UPI) --NASA is set to announce its decision to award coveted contracts to bring human space flight back to U.S. soil to both Boeing and SpaceX on Tuesday.
Gabrielle Levy
Trivial pursuit

Trivial pursuit

Virtual reality displaces reality as a nation of doers morphs into one of watchers.
Arnaud de Borchgrave, UPI Editor at Large
Frederick J. Ryan Jr. named as new publisher for Washington Post

Frederick J. Ryan Jr. named as new publisher for Washington Post

WASHINGTON, Sept. 2 (UPI) --The Washington Post announced Tuesday they will be replacing Katharine Weymouth and naming Frederick J. Ryan Jr. as the new publisher for the paper.
Aileen Graef
Amazon Q2 losses widen, send share price tumbling

Amazon Q2 losses widen, send share price tumbling

SEATTLE, July 25 (UPI) --Amazon reported Friday a second-quarter loss that was double analysts' expectations, as the company uses capital to fund big expansions plans.
Ananth Baliga
Amazon showcases Fire Phone with 3D views and gesture control

Amazon showcases Fire Phone with 3D views and gesture control

SEATTLE, June 18 (UPI) --Amazon unveiled its long awaited smartphone that will be equipped with 3D imaging and gesture control as well as a new feature called Firefly.
Ananth Baliga
Stephen Colbert enters Amazon-Hachette battle

Stephen Colbert enters Amazon-Hachette battle

NEW YORK, June 5 (UPI) --Comedian Stephen Colbert, an author with Hachette, spent a segment on his show Wednesday night discussing the controversy surrounding Amazon and the publisher.
Ananth Baliga
Amazon may unveil its 3D smartphone at June 18 event

Amazon may unveil its 3D smartphone at June 18 event

SEATTLE, June 5 (UPI) --Amazon is holding an event on June 18 where it is rumored that the company may launch its long-awaited smartphone, possibly with a 3D interface.
Ananth Baliga
Amazon adds 15 cities eligible for Sunday delivery services

Amazon adds 15 cities eligible for Sunday delivery services

SEATTLE, May 8 (UPI) --Amazon extended its Sunday delivery services to another 15 cities, most of them close to Amazon distribution centers.
Ananth Baliga
Amazon to pay warehouse employees $5,000 to quit

Amazon to pay warehouse employees $5,000 to quit

SEATTLE, April 11 (UPI) -- Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos said a new initiative will offer employees up to $5,000 to quit, to ensure Amazon retains people who really want to work there.
Ananth Baliga
Buffett swaps Washington Post stock, gains Miami television station

Buffett swaps Washington Post stock, gains Miami television station

WASHINGTON, March 13 (UPI) -- A $1.1 billion deal will reduce investor Warren Buffett's stake in the Washington Post Co. but will gain him a Miami television station, his company announced.
Amazon hikes Prime membership fee by $20 to $99

Amazon hikes Prime membership fee by $20 to $99

March 13 (UPI) -- Amazon Prime is hiking the membership fee for its two-day shipping, video streaming service by $20 to $99, starting April 17.
Ananth Baliga

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Sunday, Jan. 12, 2014.
By United Press International
Amazon's Jeff Bezos falls ill, airlifted from Galapagos Islands

Amazon's Jeff Bezos falls ill, airlifted from Galapagos Islands

SEATTLE, Jan. 4 (UPI) -- Amazon founder Jeff Bezos was evacuated from the Galapagos Islands after being stricken by kidney stones, the Ecuadorean navy said.

NASA selects SpaceX to operate historic launch pad

WASHINGTON, Dec. 14 (UPI) -- SpaceX, the company founded by Elon Musk of PayPal, has been awarded control of Launch Pad 39A, where many historic U.S. space missions began.
Amazon drone delivery plan announced

Amazon drone delivery plan announced

Dec. 2 (UPI) -- Amazon drones -- the new mail truck? Jeff Bezos thinks so, as long as the FAA clears them for takeoff.
Sonali Basak
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Jeff Bezos
WAP99122901 - 29 DECEMBER 1999 - WASHINGTON, D.C., USA: Time magazine has announced their Person of the Year for 1999 in the December 27 issue. Jeff Bezos, founder and CEO of Amazon.com and pioneer of internet shopping, took this year's honor. rg/rg/Time Inc. UPI
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Time Person of the Year 1999

Jeffrey Preston "Jeff" Bezos (born January 12, 1964) is the founder, president, chief executive officer and chairman of the board of Amazon.com. Bezos, a Tau Beta Pi graduate of Princeton University, worked as a financial analyst for D. E. Shaw & Co. before founding Amazon in 1994.

Bezos' maternal ancestors were settlers who lived in Texas, and over the generations had acquired a 25,000 acre (101 km2 or 39 miles2) ranch in Cotulla. Bezos' maternal grandfather was a regional director of the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission in Albuquerque. He retired early to the ranch, where Bezos spent most summers of his youth, working with his grandfather at the enormously varied tasks essential to the operation. At an early age, he displayed a striking mechanical aptitude -as a toddler, he tried dismantling his crib with a screwdriver.

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It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Jeff Bezos."
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