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Amazon boss Jeff Bezos buys Washington Post for $250m

6 August 2013 Last updated at 13:43 BST

The boss of Amazon, Jeff Bezos, has agreed to purchase the Washington Post newspaper for $250m (£163m).

Mr Bezos is buying the paper and its other print properties in a personal capacity.

The Post has been owned by the Graham family for 80 years.

Digital strategist, Kevin Anderson, explains to the BBC's Ben Brown the possible motivation behind Mr Bezos' decision.