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What's life at The Washington Post like in the Bezos era? A new report has the answers.

In 2005, Don Graham let Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg walk away from a handshake deal that would have seen The Washington Post Company own 10 percent of the fledgling social media colossus. So when another digital tycoon came calling, it's no surprise that Graham, the chief executive of the company, was willing to cut a deal. The thwarted investment with … Read More
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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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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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Washington Post on right path with Amazon founder’s help, says The Economist

The Economist There should be no more closely watched media transformation than what is playing out at The Washington Post. It's why one might check out the new edition of The Economist that offers a rather upbeat dissection of what’s playing out under new owner Jeff Bezos. It concedes that there are many spots where “journalism is quite … 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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