The Washington Post has been sold to Amazon founder Jeff Bezos for $250 million, the paper announced Monday. The unexpected announcement brought a flood of reactions to Twitter, with more than a few Amazon-related puns.
- — Spencer Ackerman (@attackerman)Mon, Aug 05 2013 13:44:03Now Facebook must buy the Wall Street Journal & Apple must buy the New York Times. (I just saved you the next 36 hours of tech journalism.)
- — Marc Ambinder (@marcambinder)Mon, Aug 05 2013 13:46:36Based on your previous purchases, Jeff Bezos, you might also like: — The Los Angeles Times — The Orlando Sentinel — Newsweek
- — Jay Rosen (@jayrosen_nyu)Mon, Aug 05 2013 13:53:13Key thing about the transaction: it puts the Washington Post in private hands. No longer a public company; rather a Bezos joint. His, solo.
- — Jim Brady (@jimbradysp)Mon, Aug 05 2013 14:01:36Last time I was this stunned was when I woke up as an AOL employee to find out that AOL had bought Time Warner. I am more stunned today.