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This Is What Really Happens When Amazon Comes to Your Town – POLITICO Magazine

Thursday, October 19, 2017

SEATTLE—Thursday is the deadline for cities bidding to host “HQ2,” as Amazon calls its planned second headquarters, and the competition has been intense. More than a hundred would-be hosts have assembled generous packages with everything from multibillion-dollar tax breaks to free utilities to an offer to build Amazon its own city (also named Amazon) in the hope of enticing the online retail giant and up to 50,000 of its handsomely…

Here’s Why Apple Shares Are Falling Today – Fortune

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Apple‘s shares fell 1.5% in premarket trading on Thursday as brokers and traders speculated over poor demand and cuts in production of iPhone 8, ahead of the November launch of the 10th anniversary iPhone X. Apple aapl no longer gives regular updates on sales numbers but indications from supply channels, phone operators, and analysts who track the sector have fueled talk of poor sales for the latest update of the…

Verizon Expects Big Sales for the Apple iPhone X – Fortune

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Although sales of Apple’s new iPhone 8 models appear to be slower than anticipated, Verizon is expecting a big pick up in sales for the more expensive iPhone X, which will be available for preorder starting next week. Only 5.5% of Verizon vz customers upgraded their phones in the third quarter when the iPhone 8 first went on sale, down from a 6.3% upgrade rate last year when Apple released…

Bids for Amazon’s second headquarters are due Thursday — here are the cities in the running – CNBC

Thursday, October 19, 2017

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Amazon’s Jeff Bezos just opened a massive wind farm in Texas – CNBC

Thursday, October 19, 2017

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This Is What Really Happens When Amazon Comes to Your Town – Politico

Thursday, October 19, 2017

SEATTLE—Thursday is the deadline for cities bidding to host “HQ2,” as Amazon calls its planned second headquarters, and the competition has been intense. More than a hundred would-be hosts have assembled generous packages with everything from multibillion-dollar tax breaks to free utilities to an offer to build Amazon its own city (also named Amazon) in the hope of enticing the online retail giant and up to 50,000 of its handsomely…

Detroit a sleeper candidate for Amazon, but not likely in the lead, analyst says – Detroit Free Press

Thursday, October 19, 2017

x Embed x Share CLOSE Amazon announced on Thursday that it is planning to open another headquarters called Amazon HQ2 in a currently unknown North American city. Wochit Construction cranes fill a block across from an Amazon building in Seattle in October 2017.(Photo: Elaine Thompson, AP) With bids for Amazon’s second headquarters due Thursday, national oddsmakers are continuing to give Detroit some downbeat advice: Don’t get your hopes up. Most analysts’ rankings of…

That email from Amazon is not a scam—here’s why you’re getting … – CNBC

Thursday, October 19, 2017

<!– –> VISIT CNBC.COM Home Entrepreneurs Leadership Careers Money Specials PRIMETIME Money Money 16 Hours AgoCNBC.com On Wednesday, Amazon sent emails to qualifying customers to notify them that credit has been added to their accounts in response to the Apple eBook Antitrust Settlement. You were only eligible to receive credit if you had a U.S. billing address and purchased a Kindle book between April 1, 2010, and May 21, 2012,…

Bids for Amazon’s second headquarters are due Thursday – here are the cities in the running – CNBC

Thursday, October 19, 2017

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4 wildest stunts for Amazon’s second headquarters: Cities compete for 50000 jobs – USA TODAY

Thursday, October 19, 2017

x Embed x Share CLOSE Amazon-level growth could lead to increased traffic and other strains on infrastructure. Video provided by Newsy Newslook Birmingham, Ala. and Jefferson County stationed gigantic makeshift Amazon boxes around the region to promote the area’s bid for the tech giant’s second North American headquarters.(Photo: ATOB) Several American cities are delivering prime pitches to Amazon as the retail tech giant weighs its option for a second headquarters…

4 wildest stunts for Amazon’s second headquarters: Cities compete for 50000 jobs – USA TODAY

Thursday, October 19, 2017

x Embed x Share CLOSE Amazon-level growth could lead to increased traffic and other strains on infrastructure. Video provided by Newsy Newslook Birmingham, Ala. and Jefferson County stationed gigantic makeshift Amazon boxes around the region to promote the area’s bid for the tech giant’s second North American headquarters.(Photo: ATOB) Several American cities are delivering prime pitches to Amazon as the retail tech giant weighs its option for a second headquarters…

Bids for Amazon’s second headquarters are due Thursday – here are the cities in the running – CNBC

Thursday, October 19, 2017

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Southern California cities to submit bids for Amazon’s new headquarters site – Los Angeles Times

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Since Amazon rolled out the reality-show-like competition for its second headquarters last month, communities have come up with a multitude of creative ways to generate buzz for their bids. In Tucson, an economic development group tried to gift a 21-foot tall saguaro cactus to Amazon Chief Executive Jeff Bezos. The city of Birmingham, Ala., placed giant Amazon boxes around town. And in Kansas City, Mo., the mayor announced he purchased…

Amazon has brought benefits—and disruption—to Seattle – CNBC

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

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That email from Amazon is not a scam—here’s why you’re getting money – CNBC

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

<!– –> VISIT CNBC.COM Home Entrepreneurs Leadership Careers Money Specials PRIMETIME Money Money 37 Mins AgoCNBC.com On Wednesday, Amazon sent emails to qualifying customers to notify them that credit has been added to their accounts in response to the Apple eBook Antitrust Settlement. You were only eligible to receive credit if you had a U.S. billing address and purchased a Kindle book between April 1, 2010, and May 21, 2012,…

Apple and GE announce deep partnership – TechCrunch

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

While Apple has had its share of enterprise partners in recent years including IBM, Cisco and SAP, today’s announcement that it will be working directly with GE feels a bit different with the two companies more closely intertwined than in previous deals. Apple and GE have committed to build a set of development tools and to develop apps together using Apple’s design sensibility and deep understanding of iOS, but the…

Amazon’s invasion of Kohl’s has begun – Recode

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Starting today, Kohl’s is officially getting in bed with Amazon. The discount department store is starting to accept returns of Amazon orders at 10 of what will eventually be 82 of its Chicago and Los Angeles stores. Kohl’s has also begun unveiling mini Amazon shops in some its locations, where customers will be able to try out and purchase gadgets like the Amazon Echo and Kindle. The tie-ups, which were…

Big question for US cities: Is Amazon’s HQ2 worth the price? – CNBC

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

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Southern California cities to submit bids for Amazon’s new headquarters site – Los Angeles Times

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Since Amazon rolled out the reality show-like competition for its second headquarters last month, communities have come up with a multitude of creative ways to generate buzz for their bids. In Tucson, an economic development group tried to gift a 21-foot tall saguaro cactus to Amazon Chief Executive Jeff Bezos. The city of Birmingham, Ala., placed giant Amazon boxes around town. And in Kansas City, Mo., the mayor announced he…

The federal lawmakers who regulate Amazon are begging the company to move to their home states – Recode

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Few things unite a Republican stalwart like Roy Blunt and a Democratic firebrand like Claire McCaskill. But the prospect of a political win prompted the two U.S. senators to put aside their differences this week — and practically plead with Amazon to plop its new headquarters in their shared home state of Missouri. In doing so, the duo joined a growing group of federal lawmakers — from Pennsylvania to Texas…