Bill Gates says climate tech will produce 8 to 10 Teslas, a Google, an Amazon and a Microsoft

Bill Gates, the fourth-wealthiest person in the world, doesn’t need to make money by investing in climate change. But for those who are looking to strike it rich, Gates sees plenty of opportunities. In an interview that aired Wednesday as part of the virtual SOSV Climate Tech Summit, Gates said future returns in climate investing …

Amazon says sellers are doing great on its marketplace, as regulators turn up the heat

Amazon on Tuesday released new data touting the success of sellers on its third-party marketplace amid mounting scrutiny from lawmakers of its private-label business practices. Amazon launched the third-party marketplace in 2000, allowing everyone from small businesses that operate out of their garage to established brands to sell their wares on the site. It has …

Lawmakers question whether top Amazon executives lied to Congress

Amazon Founder and CEO Jeff Bezos Mark Ralston | AFP | Getty Images Five members of the House Judiciary Committee sent a letter to Amazon CEO Andy Jassy questioning whether the company’s top executives misled Congress or lied under oath as part of a broad investigation into competitive practices at big tech companies. Reps. Jerrold …

After India report, US mulls bill to fix Amazon’s predatory practices

After a report accused Amazon of secretly exploiting internal data from its marketplace to copy products sold by other companies and manipulate search results, a group of US Senators has announced plans to introduce a nondiscrimination bill that could rejig Amazon’s online marketplace. The American Choice and Innovation Online Act, led …

Prince William chides billionaire space race after Blue Origin flight

Prince William photographed during a visit to Dulwich Hamlet FC in south London on September 23, 2021. Kirsty O’Connor – WPA Pool | Getty Images Entertainment | Getty Images Prince William appears to have taken a swipe at the space tourism espoused by some of the world’s most high-profile billionaires. Speaking to the BBC, William …

William Shatner emotionally describes spaceflight to Jeff Bezos: ‘The most profound experience’

“What you’ve given me is the most profound experience I can imagine.” Those were the words of William Shatner moments after returning to Earth from a trip just beyond the edge of space during an emotional talk with Blue Origin founder Jeff Bezos. The Canadian actor, who famously played Capt. Kirk in the original “Star …

Watch William Shatner go to space with Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin

[The livestream is set to begin at 8:30 a.m. ET. Please refresh the page if you do not see the web player above.] Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin is set to launch its New Shepard rocket for the fifth time this year on Wednesday, and Canadian actor William Shatner will join the second crewed spaceflight for …

Tech whistleblowers are having a moment, and one woman who’s been there has found a new way to help

Former Google, Facebook and Pinterest employee Ifeoma Ozoma launched a free resource guide and a new California law in the same week. Ifeoma Ozoma Whistleblowers are getting louder in Silicon Valley. Most notable is ex-Facebook employee Frances Haugen, who testified in front of Congress this week after revealing documents that showed the company is aware …

Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin is launching William Shatner on October tourist spaceflight

Actor William Shatner speaks at the “William Shatner” panel during the 17th annual official Star Trek convention at the Rio Hotel & Casino on August 4, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Gabe Ginsberg | Getty Images Science fiction will soon become reality, as William Shatner is scheduled to launch on the next crewed spaceflight of …

Turmoil at Bezos’ Blue Origin: Talent exodus came after CEO’s push for full return to the office

Billionaire American businessman Jeff Bezos walks with Blue Origin’s President and CEO Bob Smith after Bezos flew on the company’s inaugural flight to the edge of space, in the nearby town of Van Horn, Texas, U.S. July 20, 2021. Joe Skipper | Reuters Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin is suffering from an elevated turnover rate, CNBC …