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Good Riddance, Jeff Bezos

Jeff Bezos went to space this morning ... unfortunately he is back

UPDATE: JULY 20 2021

How anticlimactic: Jeff Bezos went to space ... And then immediately came back to earth.

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For the Love of God, Stop Letting Elon Musk Near Public Transit!

Never let a weird train-hating billionaire design your city's mass transit.

Elon Musk gets a lot of credit for his contributions to technology.

It's on the basis of his supposed genius as a tech-mogul/inventor that people take him seriously when he talks about wild ideas like a Neuralink chip that "could solve paralysis, blindness, hearing," or the so-called Hyperloop, supersonic train system.

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As votes were being counted in Alabama to determine whether Amazon workers in the state will be allowed to form a union, the bots were out in full swing.

If you weren't aware, Twitter is currently in a battle with pro-Amazon, anti-union bots. (Because of course it is).

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"Technoking" Elon Musk Is the Perfect Refutation of Meritocracy

The SpaceX and Tesla CEO has a new title, but his tragiccomic arc is the same as ever.

In a Monday filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission, it was revealed that Tesla CEO Elon Musk and the company's CFO, Zach Kirkhorn, have both received new titles.

Musk is taking on the mantle of "Technoking," while Kirkhorn is becoming "Master of Coin."

To clarify, no, this is not an update from a high school Sci-Fi Fantasy Club that accidentally got mixed in with the SEC filings. This is part of vital regulatory documentation for one of the most valuable companies on Earth that includes a Game of Thrones reference and a "badass" adolescent nickname for someone who — on any given day — might be the wealthiest person on Earth.

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Tesla's BTC Billions: Why Did a Car Company Invest in Crypto?

Is CEO Elon Musk testing the limits of his hype-based powers?

SpaceX and Tesla CEO Elon Musk has had an interesting year so far.

In January he overtook Amazon founder Jeff Bezos for the first time in the horse race for hoarding wealth. Then he got himself mixed up in the r/wallstreetbet Gamestop insanity, boosting the movement with his "Gamestonk!!" tweet, and has remained a part of the similarly strange speculation around the meme "currency" known as Dogecoin.

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Amazon founder, CEO, and wealth-hoarding dragon, Jeff Bezos, just announced that he will be transitioning from his role as chief executive of Amazon into the role of executive chair.

Jeff Bezos has been with the company since its inception in 1995 and has watched it transform from a small online book seller into a company worth over $1 trillion.

Andy Jassy, who currently oversees Amazon Web Services, will take over Jeff Bezos' role later in 2021. Jassy has been with the company since 1997.

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