Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos’ feuds started AGAIN when Musk said it’s ‘time to break up Amazon’.
In a tweet posted on Thursday, Tesla Inc. Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk announced that it’s “time to break up Amazon”, escalating a rivalry with Amazon.com Inc. CEO Jeff Bezos, another billionaire investing in space exploration.
Musk directly tagged Bezos, the world’s wealthiest man, and said “Monopolies are wrong.” The online retailer is among tech companies being scrutinized by federal regulators and lawmakers for the increasing size and the scope of its business.
Musk’s post came in response to a tweet from a writer who said his book titled “Unreported Truths About COVID-19 and The Lockdown” was being removed from Amazon’s Kindle publishing division for violating unspecified guidelines.
His genuine motives behind the post are believed to come in response to a tweet from a writer who said his book titled “Unreported Truths About COVID-19 and The Lockdown” was no longer available on Amazon’s Kindle publishing division for violating unspecified guidelines.
An Amazon spokeswoman said the book was removed in error and is being reinstated. “We have notified the author,” she said in an email.
Last year, a Space Exploration Technologies Corp. executive said Amazon’s effort to build a constellation of broadband internet satellites was years behind the closely held company. Musk founded SpaceX eight years before Bezos started rival manufacturer Blue Origin.
With more than 35 million followers, Musk is a prolific tweeter. He has been criticized in the past for his posts on various subjects ranging from the coronavirus outbreak to Tesla’s stock price.
Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos’ feuds are no longer a strange scene. Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and Space X and Tesla CEO Elon Musk are known for their bitter rivalry when it comes to outer space. Bezos rocket company, Blue Origin was founded in 2000 while Space X of Musk was established in 2002.
In 2013, their rivalry heated up when SpaceX tried to get exclusive use of a NASA launchpad and Blue Origin (along with SpaceX rival United Launch Alliance) filed a formal protest with the government. Musk called it a “phony blocking tactic” and SpaceX eventually won the right to take over the pad. Months later, the two companies got into a patent battle, and soon after, Bezos and Musk took their feud public, trading barbs on Twitter.
In May 2019, Musk incited the conflict again as he called Bezos a copycat for Amazon’s plan to launch internet-beaming satellites.