The Business of Media: Can the digital upstarts rescue the newspaper industry?

On Monday Jeff Bezos, the man behind Amazon.com, splashed out $250 million of his personal fortune on a new toy. He bought the Washington Post.

10th August, 2013
Steve Dempsey: `If Bezos can unlock the commercial potential of the Washington Post, he may well become the Charles Foster Kane of the digital age.'

On Monday Jeff Bezos, the man behind Amazon.com, splashed out $250 million of his personal fortune on a new toy. He bought the Washington Post.

Bezos has an interesting track record of investments; social networks, 3D printers, educational software developers, medical clinics, and Second Life, the virtual world that was briefly flavour of the month a few years back. So it's worth asking what type of investment the Washington Post is to him. Another curio...

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