How Jeff Bezos Built a Data Collecting Empire

· Andrew Orr · Link

BBC News published an inside look into “Why Amazon knows so much about you.”

“They happen to sell products, but they are a data company,” says James Thomson, one of the former executives interviewed.

“Each opportunity to interact with a customer is another opportunity to collect data.”

Founder Jeff Bezos frames it in terms of being a “customer obsession”, saying the firm’s first priority is to “figure out what they want, what’s important to them”.

How Jeff Bezos' iPhone X Was Hacked

· Charlotte Henry · News

Hidden in a file received by Jef Bezos was malware, granting attackers access to all aspects of the Amazon founder’s iPhone X.

Apple Is A Healthy Company. But, Someday, it Could Fail

· John Martellaro · Particle Debris

Apple Park

Companies are like organisms: they’re born, they grow, adapt, and have a life cycle. But predicting Apple’s future is very hard to do at this point. We can, however, monitor life signs.

A Fantasy Conversation: Bezos and Cook Chat About Amazon Echo

· John Martellaro · Particle Debris

Tim Cook and Jeff Bezos.

Two very interesting things happened this week. First, we heard that Apple may be making its own Siri-powered Echo-like device, to be announced at WWDC. Later in the week, we heard that Amazon will now bring its video app, Prime Video to the Apple TV. Mere coincidence? John, just for fun, imagines a recent, fictional conversation between Jeff Bezos and Tim Cook.