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Jeff Bezos suggested removing all the vowels from Washington Post stories

Since Amazon billionaire Jeff Bezos bought The Washington Post in 2013, his ownership has been greeted by voluminous reportage from journalists seeking to discern his influence on the newspaper. A new longread from Fortune's Adam Lashinsky reveals that the Post has been bombarded with lots of ideas from the tech entrepreneur-turned-newspaper-owner — both good … Read More
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This week on Medium: 'Dear Jay,' 'Dear Dean'

Medium had much more than just the back and forth between Amazon and The New York Times this week, but seeing a major tech company and a major news company bat at each other on Medium was pretty memorable. Here's how it went down: What The New York Times Didn’t Tell You Amazon spokesperson … Read More
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Amazon rebuts The New York Times' bruising article

Medium Amazon chief spokesperson Jay Carney on Monday published a lengthy response to a New York Times article from earlier this year detailing an alleged unforgiving workplace culture at the online retailer. In his remarks, which were published on Medium, Carney says The New York Times was remiss in not including information that might have balanced the … Read More
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Commentary: Amazon whiffs in response to New York Times report

Amazon was not at its prime this weekend when it rush-delivered an object lesson in the wrong way to handle negative publicity — especially when the CEO of the company owns one of America's most prominent newspapers. Over the weekend, The New York Times published a harsh exposé that purported to lay bare a culture of workaholism that … Read More
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Washington Post launches news app on all Android devices

The Washington Post announced Tuesday that its news app, which was launched late last year on Kindle Fire tablets, is now available on all Android devices. The app comes with six months of free access to Washington Post journalism for readers who download it through Amazon's Appstore. The ongoing development of the app continues the Post's adherence to a … Read More
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Newspaper distributor to do same-day delivery for Amazon

It's Thursday. Here's a pop quiz: How many media stories do you think you're about to get? UK newspaper distributor will do same-day Amazon deliveries: "Connect Group will make early morning deliveries at the same time as it delivers daily newspapers and use contractors to fulfill a second delivery in the afternoon." Connect distributes The Guardian and The Mirror, … Read More
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Career Beat: Former NFL wide receiver Donte Stallworth joins HuffPost

Good morning! Here are some career updates from the journalism community: Michael Bloomberg will replace Daniel Doctoroff as chief executive officer of Bloomberg LP. Previously, Bloomberg was mayor of New York City. (New York Times) Gina Sanders is now president of Condé Nast Global Development. She was president and CEO of Fairchild Fashion Media. (Condé Nast) Brian Olsavsky … Read More
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The Day in Digital: Inside the New York Times CMS and the impending Amazon phone

— Content management systems are so in this season. Luke Vnenchak has a fascinating look inside Scoop, The New York Times's "homegrown digital and (soon-to-be) print CMS." — Jeff Bezos is expected to announce an Amazon smartphone today. How can the company compete with Apple, Android and Samsung? Quartz's Dan Frommer has some thoughts on the strategy. — … Read More
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Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos leads $5 million Business Insider investment

Business Insider | Bloomberg Business Insider CEO Henry Blodget has revealed Amazon.com founder and CEO Jeff Bezos is a principal contributor to a pool of $5 million in venture capital for the business-news website. Blodget revealed the news to employees in a Friday memo: Read More
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