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Amazon’s cynical search for a new headquarters – The Week Magazine

Monday, September 11, 2017

Amazon is branching out. The digital commerce powerhouse is embarking on an enormous expansion, with plans to open a second headquarters somewhere in North America. Amazon released a detailed explanation of what it’s looking for and how states and cities can submit their bids to be the next Seattle. The list is long and exacting: a population of at least one million, access to airports, good mass transit, encouraging job…

Amazon’s ‘HQ2’ Sweepstakes: How To Properly Speculate On A Winner – Forbes

Monday, September 11, 2017

People walk past the signature glass spheres under construction at the Amazon corporate headquarters on June 16, 2017 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by David Ryder/Getty Images) The chase for perhaps the largest economic development attraction job in decades has begun. By now, virtually everyone has heard of Amazon’s intent to build a second corporate headquarters in North America, to be the equal of its present headquarters in Seattle. The request for proposals…

More revelations from Apple’s GM leak show off Face ID, wireless charging, and more – The Verge

Monday, September 11, 2017

Apple’s iOS 11 Golden Master — the final version of the software — leaked earlier this weekend, providing an avalanche of revelations about the products that the company is expected to announce on Tuesday, including the name of the next big iPhone, LTE connectivity for the Apple Watch, and animated emoji. There’s been some new revelations about the 3D face scanner, wireless charging, and an interesting fact about the Apple…

More revelations from Apple’s GM leak show off Face ID, wireless charging, and more – The Verge

Monday, September 11, 2017

Apple’s iOS 11 Golden Master — the final version of the software — leaked earlier this weekend, providing an avalanche of revelations about the products that the company is expected to announce on Tuesday, including the name of the next big iPhone, LTE connectivity for the Apple Watch, and animated emoji. There’s been some new revelations about the 3D face scanner, wireless charging, and an interesting fact about the Apple…

Amazon’s ‘HQ2’ Sweepstakes: How To Properly Speculate On A Winner – Forbes

Monday, September 11, 2017

People walk past the signature glass spheres under construction at the Amazon corporate headquarters on June 16, 2017 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by David Ryder/Getty Images) The chase for perhaps the largest economic development attraction job in decades has begun. By now, virtually everyone has heard of Amazon’s intent to build a second corporate headquarters in North America, to be the equal of its present headquarters in Seattle. The request for proposals…

As Amazon Pushes Forward With Robots, Workers Find New Roles – New York Times

Monday, September 11, 2017

But start-ups and researchers are scrambling to overcome the many remaining technical obstacles. Amazon even sponsors an annual contest to encourage more innovation in the category. Mr. Ford, the author, believes it is just a matter of time before the employment picture in Amazon’s warehouses changes. “My assumption is this technology will eventually displace a lot of people in those warehouses,” Mr. Ford said. “I would not say that overnight…

More revelations from Apple’s GM leak show off Face ID, wireless charging, and more – The Verge

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Apple’s iOS 11 Golden Master — the final version of the software — leaked earlier this weekend, providing an avalanche of revelations about the products that the company is expected to announce on Tuesday, including the name of the next big iPhone, LTE connectivity for the Apple Watch, and animated emoji. There’s been some new revelations about the 3D face scanner, wireless charging, and an interesting fact about the Apple…

Amazon’s ‘HQ2’ Sweepstakes: How To Properly Speculate On A Winner – Forbes

Sunday, September 10, 2017

People walk past the signature glass spheres under construction at the Amazon corporate headquarters on June 16, 2017 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by David Ryder/Getty Images) The chase for perhaps the largest economic development attraction job in decades has begun. By now, virtually everyone has heard of Amazon’s intent to build a second corporate headquarters in North America, to be the equal of its present headquarters in Seattle. The request for proposals…

Why Amazon Should Put Its Next Headquarters In Philadelphia – Forbes

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Amazon has set off a firestorm of discussion with its announcement that it’s looking for a location for its second headquarters. Urbanists, economists, and business journalists are debating where they should go next based on the content of an RFP that Amazon put out. While there have been some great pieces analytically weighing the pros and cons and creating objective lists, this will not be one of those pieces. As…

Don’t count on any Apple fireworks on Wall Street next week – TechCrunch

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Barring Apple coming out with a delayed launch date for the next-generation iPhone, the guts of which are basically laid out on the Internet already, Apple’s shares are probably not going to see the kinds of explosive activity you might expect around something as hyped as a massive iPhone revision. Instead, Wall Street — which has spent months and months modeling Apple’s future, reading the tea leaves, and trying to…

‘Apple’ OLED Display On The $1000 iPhone 8, ‘iPhone X’ Gets You This – Forbes

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Credit: Danny Winget iPhone 8, aka ‘iPhone X,’ dummy ‘prototype.’ The next high-end iPhone’s marquee hardware feature will be its OLED display. Here’s why it should be better (we hope) than any iPhone display yet (even if it’s late). Smartphone organic light-emitting diode displays have been around for years. OLED displays have been appearing on Samsung phones since 2008 and more recently on high-profile phones like the Google Pixel (and…

Amazon’s "HQ2" Sweepstakes – Forbes

Sunday, September 10, 2017

SEATTLE, WA – JUNE 16: People walk past the signature glass spheres under construction at the Amazon corporate headquarters on June 16, 2017 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by David Ryder/Getty Images) The chase for perhaps the largest economic development attraction job in decades has begun. By now, virtually everyone has heard of Amazon’s intent to build a second corporate headquarters in North America, to be the equal of its present headquarters in…

The top iPhone 8 rumors, ranked from most to least plausible – The Verge

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Apple’s newest iPhone is coming soon, and whether it ends up being called the iPhone 8, iPhone Pro, iPhone Edition, or something else, one thing is clear: this is shaping up to be one of the biggest updates Apple has ever made to its smartphone line. If you haven’t been following all the rumors swirling around the iPhone 8 over the last few months, don’t worry — we’ve rounded up…

‘Apple’ OLED Display On The $1000 iPhone 8, ‘iPhone X’ Gets You This – Forbes

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Credit: Danny Winget iPhone 8, aka ‘iPhone X,’ dummy ‘prototype.’ The next high-end iPhone’s marquee hardware feature will be its OLED display. Here’s why it should be better (we hope) than any iPhone display yet (even if it’s late). Smartphone organic light-emitting diode displays have been around for years. OLED displays have been appearing on Samsung phones since 2008 and more recently on high-profile phones like the Google Pixel (and…

Apple’s Other iPhone Launch – Seeking Alpha

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Rethink Technology business briefs for September 8, 2017. iPhone 7s signals a subtle shift in marketing strategy Source: Slashleaks With all the excitement about iPhone X (or whatever it is to be called), the expected launch of Apple’s (NASDAQ:AAPL) iPhone 7s has been largely ignored. Unlike past “s” years, the iPhone 7s will not be the highest end offering in Apple’s iPhone lineup. Apple has created in the X a…

These US cities have the best chance of being Amazon’s second headquarters – Recode

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Amazon plans to open a second North American headquarters in addition to its original headquarters in Seattle. The retailer promised 50,000 jobs and $5 billion in capital expenditures for the city that proves it has the best assets and incentives. The floodgates opened. It seems like every mayor in every city in America has declared a bid to be Amazon’s next headquarters. Some have more promise than others. We created…

Amazon’s second headquarters: Contender cities for new "HQ2" – CBS News

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Amazon’s (AMZN) surprise announcement Thursday that it plans to look for a second corporate headquarters in North America is likely to set off a bidding war among cities and municipalities, eager for a bite at the $38 billion in economic growth potential the company has promised with a second HQ. The company gave some clues about what it wants for its cheekily named “HQ2” — a location similar to its…

Amazon’s second headquarters: Contender cities for new "HQ2" – CBS News

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Amazon’s (AMZN) surprise announcement Thursday that it plans to look for a second corporate headquarters in North America is likely to set off a bidding war among cities and municipalities, eager for a bite at the $38 billion in economic growth potential the company has promised with a second HQ. The company gave some clues about what it wants for its cheekily named “HQ2” — a location similar to its…

Amazon’s new headquarters: Top U.S. city contenders – Recode – Recode

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Amazon plans to open a second North American headquarters in addition to its original headquarters in Seattle. The retailer promised 50,000 jobs and $5 billion in capital expenditures for the city that proves it has the best assets and incentives. The floodgates opened. It seems like every mayor in every city in America has declared a bid to be Amazon’s next headquarters. Some have more promise than others. We created…

Dear Amazon, We Picked Your New Headquarters for You – The … – New York Times

Sunday, September 10, 2017

As for the amenities, the winning region will also have the restaurants, outdoor recreation, cultural attractions and general cool of Amazon’s first home, Seattle. Urban economists suggest that such amenities are important to explaining the allure of cities. We asked the economist David Albouy to rank these metro areas for us with an index he uses to measure how much people would be willing to sacrifice, in terms of housing…