Jeff Bezos is a hit: Washington Post staff excited by new owner

Jeff Bezos is a hit: Washington Post staff excited by new owner

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos stood before journalists from one of the country’s most storied newspapers and told them their publication can’t live in the past. Bezos met late this afternoon with the staff of The Washington Post — the paper he agreed to buy for $250 million — where he laid out some of his plans for the future, according to employees in attendance. The billionaire talked less about print and more about the importance of computer tablets. He talked about learning from upstart competitors, such as The Huffington Post and Business Insider — a blog in which Bezos has made a $5 million investment. He suggested that Post stories needs to be more exciting, and he stressed the importance of making money.

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Jeff Bezos is a hit: Washington Post staff excited by new owner

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