This week marked a major milestone for Amazon.Jeff Bezos, the founder of one of the world's largest retailers, announced he was stepping down as CE
This week marked a major milestone for Amazon.
Jeff Bezos, the founder of one of the world’s largest retailers, announced he was stepping down as CEO. Andy Jassy will take over as chief executive once the transition in leadership wraps by summer.
Bezos isn’t going away completely, though. He stays on as executive chair, putting his energies toward other projects including his aerospace company Blue Origin.
Jassy will face multiple challenges in his new role. For one, the tech giant is massive. Remember when you’d only go there to buy books online? Now, they sell practically everything. Then there’s Amazon Web Services, the cloud division Jassy help build that’s raked in billions for Amazon, not to mention the countless other industries Amazon has or will enter.
What else happened in tech?
Other tech news this week
Are you ready for some football?! This Sunday, NFL fans get to watch the Kansas City Chiefs and Tampa Bay Buccaneers duke it out in Super Bowl LV. Here’s how to watch the big game. And between the Super Bowl and COVID-19 lockdown, we’re buying lots of TVs.
You really don’t need these apps any more. Still rocking a scanner app, or an app for QR codes? Delete them!
Watch out for these influencers. Social media has played a key role in advancing conversations about racial justice. From Facebook to TikTok, these are the accounts you should start following.
This week’s Talking Tech podcasts
We covered Bezos stepping down, the Samsung Galaxy S21 smartphones, and the return of Electronic Arts’ College Football video game. Plus, special guest Ryan Waniata from Reviewed joined us to provide tips on buying a TV for the Super Bowl.
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