Shocker: Jeff Bezos Buys the Washington Post!

Jaws across Washington, D.C., Seattle, and Silicon Valley just dropped in unison: Jeff Bezos, chief executive officer of and one of the pioneering figures of the commercial Internet, just acquired the Washington Post for $250 million. I wrote about the deal the day it was announced here. The next day I followed it with some additional analysis. For our summer double Interview Issue, I also wrote the opening remarks on Bezos’s deal, in addition to interviewing Bill Gates and eBay CEO John Donahoe.