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Google balloons and drones bring global wireless closer to reality

Google's aerial ambitions continue unabated. Need proof? Just talk to Sundar Pichai -- just before he sat down for a Q&A with Bloomberg's Brad Stone at MWC, the Google SVP confirmed the company's internet-beaming Titan drones would take their flight...

Why Google will eventually be going to war with Uber (GOOG)

Last week, Brad Stone at Bloomberg Businessweek reported Google is working on its own car-sharing service that's similar to Uber. The Wall Street Journal says that's not exactly happening. It says Google is simply testing a car-sharing service internally to help get employees to work in an efficient way. Show More Summary

Bloomberg: ‘Google Is Developing Its Own Uber Competitor’

Brad Stone, reporting for Bloomberg: Google Ventures, the search giant’s venture capital arm, invested $258 million in Uber in August 2013. It was Google Ventures’ largest investment deal ever, and the company put more money into Uber’s next funding round less than a year later. Show More Summary

Google To Offer On-Demand Car Service, Wireless Service Plans

Google wants to take down Uber by offering its own on-demand car service. Bloomberg’s Brad Stone reported the shocking news, and cited sources with knowledge of the company’s plans. This bold move could put Google in direct competition with on-demand car service Uber, which has already hinted plans at offering autonomous taxi service. Show More Summary

REPORT: Google plans to compete with Uber with its own on-demand car service

Google is preparing to offer its own ride-hailing service to work with its self-driving cars, Bloomberg's Brad Stone reports, citing sources with knowledge of the plans. Uber executives have reportedly seen screenshots of what appears to be Google's ride-sharing app, according to Stone's sources, and are very nervous. Show More Summary

Facebook Inc (FB) Has Allowed Us To Massively Scale, Says Oculus VR CEO

Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) has allowed Oculus VR to quickly scale says its co-founder and CEO Brendan Iribe in an interview with Bloomberg’s Brad Stone. The comment from the Oculus VR top executive came at the sidelines of the Consumer Electronics show where Iribe was discussing his company’s demonstrations at the show, its future products and […], Inc. (AMZN)’s Legal Woes, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) has been the center of attention in the recent past over conditions faced by employees in its 40 facilities across the country. Bloomberg’s Brad Stone notes that Amazon has over the years fought tenaciously to prevent its employees from talking to trade unions or giving an insight on their working environment and […]

12 Books That Jeff Bezos Thinks Everyone Should Read

Sure, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos devours bookstores. But he also devours books. Brad Stone details as much in "The Everything Store," his book about Amazon. "Books have nurtured Amazon since its creation and shaped its culture and strategy," Stone writes. Show More Summary

Only One Thing May Force Jeff Bezos to Calm Down

Amazon stock tanked yesterday after a lousy quarterly earnings report, and the big question is whether this reality check will change the way Jeff Bezos operates, writes Brad Stone at Bloomberg Businessweek. The company "is spending wildly on new initiatives": everything from new "fulfillment centers" to grocery deliveries to expansion...

The Washington Post’s Plans with Jeff Bezos’ Amazon Kindle

6 months agoIndustries / Media : FishbowlDC

ICYMI - The Washington Post is using owner Jeff Bezos‘ Amazon product the Kindle to aid in the newspaper’s needed growth. On Monday, Bloomberg Businessweek’s Brad Stone wrote: “For the past few months, a group inside the Post has been...Show More Summary

Brad Stone Tells Retailers That Amazon Can Kill Them or Teach Them

If anybody knows Jeff Bezos and his Amazon empire, it's writer Brad Stone, who wrote a detailed book about the twin American icons and was introduced at the annual Summit this week as a leading Bezosologist. But if the e-commerce...Show More Summary

Brad Stone Tells Retailers That Amazon Can Kill Them or Teach Them

If anybody knows Jeff Bezos and his Amazon empire, it's writer Brad Stone, who wrote a detailed book about the twin American icons and was introduced at the annual Summit this week as a leading Bezosologist. But if the e-commerce...Show More Summary

Design Philosophy Behind Apple Inc. (AAPL)’s Watch

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) went to great lengths in designing its watch and introducing the philosophical aspect of evolution in its product. Bloomberg West featured a segment with Bloomberg Businessweek’s senior writer Brad Stone and Bloomberg reporter Adam Satariano where the philosophy behind Apple’s watch was discussed. Show More Summary

Here's A Brutal Quote About Twitter CEO Dick Costolo From A VC Who Owns Shares In Twitter (TWTR)

Sarah Frier and Brad Stone at Bloomberg Businessweek have a short story about Twitter's new head of product, Daniel Graf. In their story, there's a pretty brutal quote about CEO Dick Costolo from Brian O'Malley, a partner at venture capital firm Accel Partners, which owns Twitter shares. Show More Summary

Little League World Series: Las Vegas Slugs Five Home Runs to Cruise Past Chicago

7 months agoSports / Baseball : Bats

Brad Stone hit a grand slam in the first inning to lead Las Vegas to a 13-2 victory over Chicago’s Jackie Robinson West team Sunday in the Little League World Series.

Brad Stone Profiles Sundar Pichai for Businessweek

Feel free to roll your eyes at the headline, “Google’s Sundar Pichai Is the Most Powerful Man in Mobile”, but there’s some interesting backstory in Stone’s piece, including this bit indicating that Larry Page effectively removed Andy...Show More Summary

Market power and the media baron

No one should be surprised that Amazon is employing anticompetitive tactics in its negotiations with the book publisher Hachette. As Brad Stone shows in his definitive history The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon, that's just how Amazon does business, particularly as it has grown in size and importance. As it happens, Amazon's founder, chief executive and...

The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon

The best business book of the year is Brad Stone's The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon. If nothing else, it's a fantastic relief to read a book about a massive technology company that took the world by storm and was...Show More Summary

Condoleezza Rice, supporter of torture and domestic surveillance, joins Dropbox board

12 months agoHumor : Boing Boing

You don't need Mike Judge to remind you how dumb the valley is. Buried on page 3 of a Businessweek story by Brad Stone and Ari Levy, via Sam Biddle at Valleywag: Dropbox has also added a prominent fourth member to a board of directors that Houston has until now kept small—Condoleezza Rice.

Facebook Enters the Matrix, Buys Oculus VR for $2 Billion

Matthew Lloyd/Bloomberg via Getty ImagesGamers wear high-definition virtual reality headsets, manufactured by Oculus VR, at an expo in London. By Brad Stone Facebook (FB) has announced one of the most peculiar acquisitions in its 10-year history. Show More Summary

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