A clock designed to work for 10 millennia is being built – but what is the point of it?
Jeff Bezos is now the richest person in the world.
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There are about 2,000 billionaires in the world, controlling over $7.6 trillion. How does that compare to the income of an average American?
Laurene Powell Jobs, founder and chair of the Emerson Collective.
There are some benefits to the uptick in billionaire newspaper and magazine owners, who can weather short-term losses for the sake of long-term gains. But whose interests are really being served?
An expert in the charity sector responds to Jeff Bezos's request for advice on how to give his money away.
Jeff Bezos (right), now the world’s second-richest person, is charting a different course for his philanthropy than Bill Gates (left), the richest, and Warren Buffett (center), who has fallen to third place.
Amazon's founder turned to Twitter to crowdsource ideas for his charitable giving. This populist approach and his preference for short-term results set Jeff Bezos apart from other mega-donors.
Argentinian artist Raul Lemesoff drives his vehicle called “Arma de Instruccion Masiva” (weapon of mass instruction) through Buenos Aries. What is Australia doing to protect its publishing industry?
Books contain ideas. They enable minds to shine. Our publishing industry is under pressure on many fronts – yet cultural matters seem of little significance to the federal government.
Space is now big business. But is that good – or bad – news for NASA?
Amabots at work.
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Is the recent exposé of the harsh working conditions at Amazon all that surprising?
Liberal education is valuable for developing critical thinking skills.
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Liberal learning is in crisis and the onus is now on its proponents to show how it is relevant to students’ personal, professional and political lives.
Amazon boss Jeff Bezos has told e-book customers to email publisher Hachette to protest against “illegal” price collusion.
In what is fast becoming a regular negotiating tactic, Amazon has halted pre-orders of DVDs and Blue-Ray discs of some Disney movies. This includes titles such as “Maleficent,” and “Captain America: The…
Jeff Bezos: can he save journalism?
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When representatives of the British newspaper industry were defending their freedoms from the modest changes to press regulation proposed by Lord Justice Leveson, they compared the UK with Zimbabwe, Iran…