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'We are famously unprofitable': A 36-year-old Jeff Bezos on Amazon

"People used to say Amazon is 'amazing,'" said Vine, launching into the interview. "And now they say: 'isn't it amazing that Amazon is losing so much money?'" "Well, we are a famously unprofitable company," Bezos responded, largely unfazed. "And that is a conscious strategy and an investment decision." Twenty-four years after the interview, and 30 years after Amazon's start, Vine can still remember many aspects of the interview – and Bezos. "I had some hostile questions," Vine tells the BBC toda...

Watch these hungry waxworms eat through plastic and digest it too

At first glance there's nothing particularly remarkable about waxworms. The larval form of wax moths, these pale wriggling grubs feed on the wax that bees use to make their honeycomb. For beekeepers, the pests are something to swiftly get rid of without a second thought. But in 2017 molecular biologist Federica Bertocchini, who at the time was researching the embryonic development of vertebrates at the Spanish National Research Council, stumbled on a potentially game-changing discovery about the...

Kentucky governor, holding back tears, says he lost family members in tornado disaster

• Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear says he lost several family members when powerful tornadoes ripped through the state. • Beshear has said Kentucky's death toll could reach 100 people. • The governor announced a relief fund to help with funerals and rebuilding efforts. Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear says he lost several family members when powerful tornadoes ripped through the state last week. The tornado disaster, which left catastrophic damage across six states, hit Kentucky particularly hard, with

Dr. Fauci says it's 'tough to tell' if there will be a need for annual COVID-19 booster, but if there is, 'then we'll just have to deal with it'

• Dr. Fauci can't say for sure whether people will need a yearly vaccine booster shot amid the COVID Omicron variant. • Fauci has said that boosters provide the optimal protection against the worst effects of COVID. • Cases of the COVID Omicron variant have been detected in at least 25 states and is on the rise. Dr. Anthony Fauci can't say whether people will need annual COVID-19 COVID-19 boosters, a question being posed by many as new variants of the coronavirus, like Omicron, arise. "It's t

Check out the pitch deck that helped UK digital advertiser network Picnic raise $3 million

• The company, which offers social media-inspired ads, is looking to expand to the US. • 9 key slides from its pitch deck show how it secured $1.7 million more than its funding goal. London-based adtech company Picnic announced on Monday it raised a £2.3 million ($3 million) Series A round to help expand to the US. The company secured the funding from Guinness Asset Management, along with existing angel investors. This marks Guinness' third adtech investment. Picnic, founded in 2017, offers

'Spider-Man: No Way Home' villains tease new costumes that are 'more comfortable' and advanced than their old ones

• Willem Dafoe, Alfred Molina, and Jamie Foxx reunited to talk about their return to the Spider-Man Universe. • The trio will return to portray fan-favorite villains Green Goblin, Doc Octopus, and Electro in "Spider-Man: No Way Home." • The actors said costume improvements and technology brought them back to the franchise. Fans have a lot to expect from "Spider-Man: No Way Home," the highly-anticipated installment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, including the return of three familiar, villai

Banksy is raising $13 million to help convert a British prison that once held Oscar Wilde into a community art center

• Banksy is pushing to convert a decommissioned UK prison into an art and cultural center. • The artist plans on raising $13 million to fund the center by selling a stencil he used to paint a mural on the prison. • The site once imprisoned author Oscar Wilde and holds cultural significance to the community. Banksy is offering to pay millions in a bid to save a former UK prison site from falling to developers. The elusive artist announced his plan to help transform the Reading Prison in Bristo

I tried working in a never-ending Zoom call that's like a 'virtual WeWork,' and it made my day more social while maintaining my productivity

I've spent the last 4 months of my workdays working from home in Southern California for a company based in New York. As a sociable person, I found it hard adjusting to working in a room by myself. Sometimes, I would even long for team meetings just to inject my day with some social variety. She found a way to repurpose Zoom, the video communications app, into a thriving co-working social community. "I realized I don't want to be showing my work necessarily. I don't want to be talking at all. I
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