How to be more like Jeff Bezos, according to Jeff Bezos

Las Vegas (CNN Business)Even the richest man in the world can have trouble winning support for his ideas at work. Bezos was interviewed on stage by Jenny Freshwater, Amazon’s director of forecasting and capacity planning. In the midst of the interview, a female protester rushed onto the stage to shout about the welfare of chickens used by an Amazon chicken supplier. She was quickly intercepted and escorted off the stage. Animal rights group Direct Action Everywhere later said she is a member — that’s the same group that disrupted California senator and presidential candidate Kamala Harris at a Democratic forum in San Francisco less than a week earlier. Bezos also talked about his plans for Blue Origin — the company …

Google says Singapore risks hurting innovation with fake news law

London (CNN Business)A controversial law designed to stem the flow of misinformation online in Singapore could damage the city state’s reputation for innovation. Simon Milner, vice president of public policy at Facebook (FB), said the company remains “concerned with aspects of the new law” and hopes the government will take a “proportionate and measured approach” in applying the rules. Twitter (TWTR), which said it has privately raised its concerns with the government, also expressed uncertainty about how “the full extent of the law” would be enforced. A company spokesperson said that it would watch if “the concerns carefully articulated by academics, journalists, and civil society groups in Singapore and around the world over recent weeks will be addressed appropriately.” The …

Uber and Lyft may look the same, but their visions are not

New York (CNN Business)At first blush, it can be hard to tell Uber and Lyft’s businesses apart. Both companies offer rides on demand, from a mix of cars, bikes and scooters. They rely on a vast workforce of independent contractors, many of whom drive for both companies. Uber and Lyft (LYFT) even share certain large investors, and now they are going public back to back. Lyft, by comparison, explicitly says it is not interested in these supplementary business lines. “We are solely focused on consumer transportation,” Lyft cofounder John Zimmer said in a video pitch to investors last month ahead of its IPO. “Not food. Not trucking.” Uber and Lyft are at the forefront of shaping the future of transportation, …

How the Christchurch terrorist attack was made for social media

(CNN)The footage is grainy and has a video-game aesthetic. But it soon becomes terrifyingly obvious that what is being filmed here is not a work of fiction. The video, which has not been verified by CNN, appears to show an unseen attacker opening fire on worshippers in a mosque, as if they were targets in a game. The attacks took place in the apparently unlikely location of Christchurch, New Zealand, still struggling to recover after a devastating earthquake that brought down thousands of buildings and killed nearly 200 people in 2011. The city’s population fell sharply after that event. The exodus was largely replenished by migrants, many hired to help rebuild the city. New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said …

SpaceX Crew Dragon docks with the space station in demo flight

New York (CNN Business)SpaceX’s Crew Dragon capsule, its first spacecraft designed to carry humans, took flight for the first time Saturday. Elon Musk, SpaceX’s chief executive and lead designer, told a crowd of reporters that he was “emotionally exhausted” after launch. His rocket company’s main goal since it was founded in 2002 was to someday send humans to space. “It’s been 17 years to get to this point,” he said. It took “an incredible amount of hard work and sacrifice from a lot of people to get to this point.” “It was super stressful, but it worked — so far. We have to dock with the station, and we have to come back,” he added of the Crew Dragon launch, …

America’s fight with Huawei is messing with the world’s 5G plans

Hong Kong (CNN Business)The US-led offensive against Chinese tech firm Huawei is creating big problems for mobile operators as they start building the next generation of wireless networks. The international rollout of 5G has become a front line in the broader clash over advanced technology between the United States and China that is reshaping the relationship between the world’s top two economies. The United States doesn’t have a heavyweight globalcompetitor to Huawei in telecommunications equipment. The Chinese firm’s biggest rivals are Ericsson (ERIC) of Sweden and Nokia (NOK) of Finland. But they have struggled for years with losses and job cuts while Huawei has powered ahead, generating annual revenue of more than $100 billion, building a strong base in China …