Monday December 21, 2015

Bezos Takes Hands-On Role At Washington Post

According to the Wall Street Journal, Jeff Bezos is taking a hands-on approach to running the Washington Post with his main focus being the "customer experience."

"We looked at the problem and I told Jeff I thought we could improve the load time to maybe two seconds. He wrote back and said, ‘It needs to be milliseconds,’" said Shailesh Prakash, who heads the Post’s technology team as chief information officer. "He has become our ultimate beta tester." Mr. Bezos helped solve the problem by suggesting loading low-resolution images onto the app first, allowing the page to load on readers’ screens more quickly.