Jeff Bezos on Amazon, Business and Life Work; Amazon Alexa Gone Wild!

Published on Jan 1, 2017

A interview with the fifth richest man in the world Jeff Bezos (january 2017). In this interview Jeff discusses his thinking behind Amazon and how he got it started. Jeff also goes on to talk about growing up and how he feels lucky at the teachers and opportunities he had. Some invaluable wisdom given by Jeff is his idea that you should view big decisions as your eighty-year-old self, by doing this you will see if that fear at present time is really warranted.

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Also see Amazon Alexa Gone Wild!

7 million views could be fake we do not know (from 30 seconds of research this person posts mostly video of kids and is not a prankster unlike the fake news about Delta Airlines  which involved someone who did real? pranks on airlines related to the news… – maybe Washington Post can do some further “fact checking”) but watch for yourself and decide)

The text of the video reads “Why!?!? We just got our new echo dot and this happened!?!? Jukin Media Verified (Original)”

Finally, somewhat related – big brother here?

A murder in Arkansas may change the way people behave around smart devices. Police in Bentonville, Arkansas have issued a warrant to Amazon to hand over any audio or records from the Echo device of one James Andrew Bates, a man set to go to trial next year for first-degree murder of Victor Collins, who was reportedly found dead in Bates’ hot tub last November. Due to the so-called always on nature of the connected device, the authorities are after any audio the speaker may have picked up that night. “Amazon will not release customer information without a valid and binding legal demand properly served on us. Amazon objects to overbroad or otherwise inappropriate demands as a matter of course,” said Pearsall in an email to Fortune.