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The Case for Each of Amazon’s HQ2 Finalist Cities

By | Jan 18, 2018 at 2:00 pm

Today, Amazon announced the “short” list of cities vying for their second headquarters. After 238 communities submitted proposals for HQ2 to set up shop, the Seattle-based tech giant has now whittled the list down to 20, giving hope to cities across the country. “Thank…

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Nearly Half of Black Friday’s Record-Smashing $5B Online Sales Went to Amazon

By | Nov 28, 2017 at 3:50 pm

Everyone knows what the two shopping holidays are for: Black Friday is for physical store sales, and Cyber Monday is for finding deals online. And long ago, the two holidays lived together in harmony. But this year, Black Friday is drinking Cyber Monday’s milkshake,…

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The Just-Launched Amazon Sumerian Helps You Build VR, AR and 3D Apps Fast

By | Nov 27, 2017 at 2:30 pm

Amazon’s highly anticipated mixed-reality building service has officially been announced: Amazon Sumerian will allow enterprising entrepreneurs everywhere the ability to quickly build and host VR, AR or 3D apps online. And yes, the Amazon Web Services (AWS) application is free to use. You’ll just need to…

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Should We Trust Amazon Key With Our Homes?

By | Nov 26, 2017 at 10:30 am

Imagine this: You’re out of dog food. You tell Alexa to order you some more. It’ll be there in an hour. Then you remember you have to go out. So you go, but you don’t cancel your order. And when you get home, your…

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10 Cities With the Best Chance of Landing Amazon’s New Headquarters

By | Nov 21, 2017 at 1:30 pm

Since Amazon announced plans for a second headquarters, cities around the US have been scrambling to attract the tech giant to their corner of the country. Whether it’s tax breaks, naming rights, or lofty Hyperloop promises, the location of Amazon’s new headquarters could be…

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70 Percent of Small Businesses Aren’t Worried About Amazon This Holiday Season

By | Nov 16, 2017 at 9:20 am

The holiday season is traditionally the busiest of the year for shoppers and for the harried small businesses that handle the festive foot traffic. But as everyone has moved their social life more and more online, that traffic is moving online as well. Small businesses…

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Why 2017 Is a Tipping Point for Same-Day Delivery

By | Nov 15, 2017 at 3:50 pm

Same-day delivery. In the space of the last decade, it has gone from a crazy fever dream deep within the Amazon homebase to a delightful perk. But in 2017, we’ve made an important, if subtle, shift: Same-day delivery has gone from being a unique…

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Amazon Releases Augmented Reality App to View Products Before You Buy

By | Nov 1, 2017 at 12:00 pm

As if we didn’t need another reason to purchase items from Amazon. Today the company launched a new augmented reality app for iOS that will allow consumers to view thousands of products for their home before they buy. Augmented Reality This trend of “view before…

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Why There’s Still Room for Cloud Solution Startups

By | Oct 2, 2017 at 5:00 pm

Public cloud adoption is rising. A recent Cowen study revealed that companies will be spending 16 percent more on public cloud services in 2017 year-over-year. Organizations are also increasing their use of cloud resources in their work. 18 percent of workloads are now supported…

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4 Lessons Entrepreneurs Can Learn from Jeff Bezos

By | Sep 14, 2017 at 8:30 am

Aside from his analytical mindset, Jeff Bezos, the founder and CEO of Amazon, is methodical and a highly intelligent entrepreneur. Not only did he create the everything store, but Bezos’ entrepreneurial prowess is second to none. His unique leadership qualities, critical thinking skills, obsession…

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Amazon Uses 19 Percent of All the Prime Office Space in Seattle

By | Aug 28, 2017 at 2:30 pm

Amazon occupies 19 percent of all prime office space in Seattle, according to a new analysis. That’s twice as much office space as any other major U.S. city has given to a single employer. It’s another sign that Seattle is seeing massive population growth, particularly…

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Amazon Instant Pickup Is a High Tech Convenient Store

By | Aug 15, 2017 at 12:45 pm

When you’re in need of a quick snack, charger for your phone, or daily essentials on-the-go, Amazon wants to be your convenient store hero. Today Amazon announced their new program Amazon Instant Pickup, a brick and mortar store where Prime and Prime Students can pick…

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Amazon’s Backing a Smartphone Created by an Android Founder

By | Aug 9, 2017 at 2:30 pm

Amazon and the Chinese investment holding company Tencent just invested $300 million in the smartphone company Essential. The new company comes from Andy Rubin, a cofounder of Android. The news follows Amazon’s own phone release, Fire, which debuted to little success in 2013. With Essential, Amazon…

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Need A Side Gig? Amazon is Hiring 50,000 People Right Now

By | Aug 2, 2017 at 12:20 pm

Making extra money is always a great thing to have for a rainy day or help to save for something important. For people looking for a side gig, or maybe a full-time job, Amazon is holding a massive job fair today and plans to…