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Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Who is Jeff Bezos, new owner of the Washington Post

A few years ago the Mexican  Carlos Slim,  world's richest man according to Forbes, surprised to acquire  a significant stake in The New York Times . Days, the English entrepreneur and owner of the Liverpool Red Sox U.S.,  took the Boston GlobeThe  news of the sale of The Washington Post for U.S. $ 250 million  global market rocked the media. The buyer was  Jeff Bezos, one of the most successful Internet executives, founder of  Amazon.com, the book store and electronic products in the world. The particularity of the operations mentioned, is that the buyers do not come from the media industry and have experience in newspapers, but they are very successful in their business.  Jeff Bezos is one of the gurus of the Internet more global relevance, his words are always listened to carefully.  Cuban son, his mother was 17 when she gave birth to Jeffrey. He studied Electrical and Computer Engineering  at the University of Princeton. He worked on Wall Street and had several jobs, until  in 1995 he founded Cadabra.com , an online library. He and his wife, the garage of the house became the space where you placed the first three servers that processed book orders. At one point,  Bezos decided to rebrand your company with the name of Amazon .There are versions that say they made ​​that decision because in the early years of the Internet, the directories were sorted alphabetically, and Amazon appear in the first places. The truth is that in 1995, about 2,000 people per day visited the website and purchases made through email. A year later, climbed to 50,000 visits per day. Amazon allows you to purchase their products, which are mailed to the address of the purchaser. In 2000,  Amazon was already a bookstore, selling CDs, DVDs, electronics and sent anywhere in the worldBezos has made  ​​customer of one of the great virtues of Amazon's success . The speed of delivery, constant innovation, constant investment in  technology to make robots algorithms and give the user what they want, are some of the obsessions of Bezos. The purchase of the  Washington Post  can become a paradigm shift, if its customer-focused practices are moved to the newspaper's readers.

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