TKC 485 Steve Kessel

Amazon Senior Vice President

Interview starts at 20:45 and ends at 43.37

“It was the first time we were building a device, so we had a lot to learn. After that the team and as a company we got better each time. So our second Kindle was developed more quickly, and now as you know that team is launching Kindles and Fire TVs and Fire tablets and Echos and more every year.” (Photo by Jordan Stead/Amazon)

News

Amazon Key

“Amazon will start delivering packages into the homes of Prime members” by Jason Del Rey at Recode – October 25, 2017

“Amazon Key Flaw Could Let Rogue Deliverymen Disable Your Camera” by Andy Greenberg at Wired – November 16, 2017

“Amazon’s Hall of Spinning Knives” by David Gaughran at Let’s Get Digital – October 20, 2017

“Alibaba Singles’ Day Racks Up $1 Billion in Sales in 2 Minutes” at Bloomberg – November 10, 2017

“Amazon’s Prime Day Generates Estimated $1 Billion in Sale” by Spencer Soper at Bloomberg – July 12, 2017

“Alibaba’s Singles Day Sales Hit New Record of $25.3 Billion” by Tiffany Hsu at The New York Times – November 10, 2017

Jeff Bezos 1997 interview by Richard Wiggins (YouTube)

Amazon’s Black Friday deals

Tech Tips

All-New Kindle Oasis

My video review of the new Kindle Oasis

Fawlty Towers

Echo Show

Garmin Speak

Interview with Steve Kessel

“Amazon SVP Steve Kessel returns from sabbatical to work on ‘super secret’ project” by Tricia Duryee at GeekWire – February 4, 2015

“Meet the Guy Behind Amazon’s Secret Retail Store Plans” by Jason del Rey – February 3, 2016

Harry Bingham on TKC 469 – July, 2017

X-Ray for Authors

Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI by David Grann

Best Books of 2017 selected by Amazon Books editors

“Amazon just revealed the most popular Kindle books of all time” by MJ Franklin at Mashable – November 14, 2017

Content

A Look Back at Kindle Bestsellers

Next Week’s Guest

Gabriella Page-Fort, editorial director for AmazonCrossing

Music for my podcast is from an original Thelonius Monk composition named “Well, You Needn’t.” This version is “Ra-Monk” by Eval Manigat on the “Variations in Time: A Jazz Perspective” CD by Public Transit Recording” CD.

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