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PHOTO: Sortfolio uses Amazon's Mechanical Turk

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Sortfolio uses Amazon’s Mechanical Turk (“a global, on-demand, 24×7 workforce”) to make sure no NSFW images make it into the galleries. It’s pretty amazing how quickly the processing happens. A visitor uploads an image. Above is the review screen the “turks” see in order to approve/reject. Then the image...
PHOTO: Sortfolio uses Amazon's Mechanical Turk

Get Rich or Die Trying

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Editor’s note:  Contributor Ashkan Karbasfrooshan is the founder and CEO of WatchMojo, he hosts a show on business and has published books on success.  Follow him on Twitter @ashkan. “Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful people with talent. Genius will...
Get Rich or Die Trying

Amazon Is Not A Commerce Company

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Same-day shipping became the big retailer craze this holiday season. Why? As the New York Times points out, retailers are living in fear of Amazon.com and trying to match what the online retailer offers. The fear factor — Wal-Mart once had a trance on retail. Now it’s Amazon.com. But it’s not just retail that...
Amazon Is Not A Commerce Company

Amazon to start collecting sales tax in New Jersey beginning July of next year

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Taxes. Taxes. Taxes. That's what you folks living within the Garden State will have to pay on Amazon purchases starting July 2013. The recent news -- which is likely to cause some of you to throw a minor temper tantrum -- comes shortly after Jeff Bezos & Co. settled...
Amazon to start collecting sales tax in New Jersey beginning July of next year

If Amazon.com opens physical retail stores, this would be a great place to start

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University Village. Photo via U Village Could this be the year that Amazon.com opens brick-and-mortar retail stores? Well, if the Seattle online retailer were to buck tradition and give that a shot, something that The New York Times recently speculated about, here’s the perfect location for them: the former Barnes...
If Amazon.com opens physical retail stores, this would be a great place to start

Marissa Mayer Just Made Her Second Great Move As Yahoo CEO (YHOO)

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Marissa Mayer just made her second great move as Yahoo CEO: she warned shareholders that she might not return to them the $7 billion Yahoo is going to get selling its stake in Chinese Internet company Alibaba. (The first brilliant move Mayer made was giving employees free food: an important...
Marissa Mayer Just Made Her Second Great Move As Yahoo CEO (YHOO)

Jeff Bezos Begged This Startup Founder To Work For Amazon And Changed His Life Forever

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Sometimes, a person has to be badgered into making a brilliant career choice. That's what happened to David Selinger. Today he is cofounder and CEO of a cool big data company called RichRelevance, backed by $58 million from investors like Greylock Partners' David Strohm and Tugboat Ventures' Dave Whorton. But...
Jeff Bezos Begged This Startup Founder To Work For Amazon And Changed His Life Forever

A Google graveyard; Bill Gates' next big bet; and other top posts of the week

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We’ve had a busy few days here at GeekWire — launching our new events calendar; opening nominations for the May 9th GeekWire Awards; and announcing plans for the first-ever live performance of the GeekWire radio show. (Yes, it’s going to be a fun one, so get your tickets now). But we’ve also...
A Google graveyard; Bill Gates' next big bet; and other top posts of the week

TIME 100 poll goes tech in 2012 with Cook, Bezos, Hoffman, Zuckerberg, Karp, Dorsey, Thiel and more

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TIME magazine has once again fired up its yearly poll to decide on the most influential people in the world, and this year its a full-on tech fest. There are dozens of interesting folks with artists like Adele, activists like AiWeiwei and public figures like Ben Bernanke, but the most interesting bit is how...
TIME 100 poll goes tech in 2012 with Cook, Bezos, Hoffman, Zuckerberg, Karp, Dorsey, Thiel and more

As Amazon and IPG's Fight Continues, One Client's Sales Fall By 40%

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It’s been a few weeks since Amazon (NSDQ: AMZN) removed the Kindle versions of 5,000 titles from distributor Independent Publishers Group, but IPG has not capitulated to Amazon’s demand for better terms. Now one IPG client, who is losing sales fast, has launched a Change.org petition to “stop Amazon’s...
As Amazon and IPG's Fight Continues, One Client's Sales Fall By 40%

Verizon adding suite of Amazon apps to all new Android devices

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Most US carriers have been pulling back on the sheer number of pre-installed apps thrown onto the latest Android devices, but Verizon appears to be heading in the opposite direction. An announcement found within the safe confines of Big Red's internal system indicates that the Samsung Galaxy Stellar wasn't...
Verizon adding suite of Amazon apps to all new Android devices

The 'ultimate disrupter' Jeff Bezos named Fortune's Businessperson of the Year

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Dubbing him the “ultimate disrupter,” Fortune magazine has chosen Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos as its Businessperson of the Year. The profile that accompanies the honor, written expertly by senior editor Adam Lashinsky, delves into everything from Amazon’s memo-based culture to Bezos’ love of science fiction to the company’s legendary focus on...
The 'ultimate disrupter' Jeff Bezos named Fortune's Businessperson of the Year

BIG WIN FOR MICROSOFT: Bing Is The Default Search Engine On The Kindle Fire HD (GOOG, MSFT)

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It appears as though Microsoft has landed a nice win for its search engine, Bing. Eliane Fiolet at UberGizmo got some hands on time with the Fire HD and mentioned that "The search box is powered by Bing." Previously, Google powered web searches on the Kindle Fire. So, it looks...
BIG WIN FOR MICROSOFT: Bing Is The Default Search Engine On The Kindle Fire HD (GOOG, MSFT)

Washington teen wins NASA "Why Space Matters to the Future" video contest

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Addie Augsburger’s video won first place. There’s just something about Washington teenagers and their ability to talk about space exploration creatively. The Coalition for Space Exploration and NASA just announced the winners of their “Why Space Matters to the Future” national video contest and two Washington teens won first...
Washington teen wins NASA "Why Space Matters to the Future" video contest

Jeff Bezos boosts investment in photo editing service Aviary

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Photo editing upstart Aviary has reeled in $6 million in new funding from Bezos Expeditions, the venture arm of Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos, Spark Capital and others. All Things D reports that Aviary is now used by eight million people, with more than 100 million photos edited via the tool...
Jeff Bezos boosts investment in photo editing service Aviary

Turkey, stuffing and online shopping: Amazon.com leads the way on Thanksgiving Day

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Americans just didn’t chow down on turkey and cranberry relish on Thanksgiving Day. They also took some time to do some shopping. Experian Hitwise found that retail traffic increased 71 percent this past Thursday when compared to Thanksgiving last year. All told, the top 500 retail Web sites attracted 181...
Turkey, stuffing and online shopping: Amazon.com leads the way on Thanksgiving Day

Amazon's Kindle Fire has sold out just in time for the company's next big event

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Amazon has just announced that the Kindle Fire has joined the Kindle Touch on the out-of-stock list, a week before the company's mysterious product announcement. Jeff Bezos has teased that there is an "exciting roadmap ahead," which we'd expect to include at least one touchscreen e-reader and a vastly...
Amazon's Kindle Fire has sold out just in time for the company's next big event

Space-travel startups take off

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Inside companies like XCOR and Virgin Galactic that are vying to win the privatized space age. By Peter Elkind, editor-at-large FORTUNE - The private space flight has largely been the province of stargazing billionaires, such as Microsoft (MSFT) co-founder Paul Allen, Tesla (TSLA) chief Elon Musk, and Amazon's (AMZN) Jeff...
Space-travel startups take off

Planetary Resources officially kicks off its asteroid mining venture

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Following a few days of excited build-up, Planetary Resources, a new space startup backed by heavy hitters including Larry Page and James Cameron, officially announced its plans to mine asteroids near Earth. The Tuesday morning event took place at the packed Space Gallery in the Museum of Flight in Seattle....
Planetary Resources officially kicks off its asteroid mining venture

Amazon's Bezos Knocking on Wood for a Record Holiday Season

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Even though retailers are better prepared to go up against Amazon this holiday season than in year’s past, that isn’t stopping Amazon’s chief from being perpetually optimistic. In an interview with Matt Lauer on the Today Show this morning, Jeff Bezos said: “It will be a record season for us, knock on...
Amazon's Bezos Knocking on Wood for a Record Holiday Season

VIDEO: Amazon boss on new Kindle Fire HD

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The BBC's Rory Cellan-Jones speaks to Amazon boss Jeff Bezos about the Kindle Fire HD which will be available in the UK from 25 October....
VIDEO: Amazon boss on new Kindle Fire HD

Apple's Tim Cook tops two highest-rated CEO lists

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First in both Glassdoor's Top 10 Tech CEOs and its Top 25 Highest-Rated CEOs list Click to enlarge. Glassdoor.com, which has been soliciting salary information from anonymous contributors and publishing the results on the Web since 2008, tried something new two years ago. Borrowing a page from the Presidential approval-rating...
Apple's Tim Cook tops two highest-rated CEO lists
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Air foils vs air bags: Amazon and Apple want to make sure you never bust your phone again

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Apple and Amazon.com are on a collision course in all sorts of businesses — from digital music to e-readers. Now, the two tech titans are trying to make sure that your phone avoids collisions, eliminating cracked smartphone screens for good. Patent filings revealed today indicate that Apple is trying to...
Air foils vs air bags: Amazon and Apple want to make sure you never bust your phone again
Wall Street got the Facebook IPO it deserved

Can Apple, Amazon and Google's new mini-tablets revive the news industry?

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Apps on cheaper, portable computers could prove a boost for national newspapersAny news executives confident that the answer to falling print sales is more people using tablet computers should be delighted by the next six weeks or so. On Thursday, Amazon's Jeff Bezos is expected to unwrap a new version...
Can Apple, Amazon and Google's new mini-tablets revive the news industry?

U.S. State Department pulls plug on big Kindle contract

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Well, here’s a very peculiar story with an odd twist. Two months ago we reported that the U.S. Department of State had planned to award a 5-year, $16.5 million contract to Amazon.com to put tens of thousands of Kindle electronic readers into educational centers around the world. The goal was to...
U.S. State Department pulls plug on big Kindle contract

The 10 Billionaires Whose Net Worth Rose The Most In 2012

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Billionaires had a good 2012. According to Bloomberg, the richest 100 billionaires added $1.9 trillion to their wealth this past year. Bloomberg kindly gave us the data on the Top 10 gainers, how much they're worth, and how much they made. They come from a range of industries including tech,...
The 10 Billionaires Whose Net Worth Rose The Most In 2012

Zuckerberg's net worth sinks; Gates remains richest American

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Oftentimes the leader of a newly public company experiences a substantial increase in net worth, but Facebook’s shrinking share price has had the opposite effect for Mark Zuckerberg. The Facebook CEO’s net worth came in at $9.4 billion in the latest calculation by those list-keepers at Forbes, down from an...
Zuckerberg's net worth sinks; Gates remains richest American
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