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Bezos’s Washington Post Licenses Its Publishing Technology to BP

  • Post says Arc revenue will rival subscriptions and advertising
  • Jeff Bezos has helped the Post recruit and retain engineers
Jeff Bezos
Jeff BezosPhotographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

Every two weeks, Jeff Bezos holds a meeting with Washington Post engineers in part to discuss a product called Arc, which helps companies publish online. The software is a growing part of the Post’s business -- albeit less visible than its scoops about the Trump administration.

Now, Arc is expanding into a new market, striking a deal with its first nonmedia customer: BP Plc. The energy giant’s communications team will use Arc’s software to publish articles and videos to its 70,000 employees across 250 internal websites, newsletters and a future mobile app.