Amazon Drops New York Headquarters Plan Amid Protests

Amazon abandoned plans for a new headquarters in New York City on Thursday, blaming opposition from community leaders angry at the huge subsidies being offered to one of the world’s most successful companies. The New York neighborhood of Long Island City was one of two locations Amazon selected last year after a long search for
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Felipe Robinson is explaining the difference between an eddy, a hole and a wave as we paddle down the Jatunyacu, a headwater of the Amazon. I sort of know, but there’s nothing like staring from the front of an inflatable kayak, a “duckie”, as we crest a boulder and plunge into a churning abyss —
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Amazon has been an easy punching bag for a certain cadre of critics as of late. The online retailer, which had a $1 trillion valuation in September 2018 and is run by the world’s richest man, Jeff Bezos, has drawn the ire of progressives. Sen. Bernie Sanders successfully shamed the company into paying its workers
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Amazon is bailing on its plans to build a campus in Long Island City, Queens. Amazon had run into community opposition and will now stick to its plans in other locations in Virginia and Nashville. The move to New York City was announced in November with plans to invest $5 billion between Long Island City
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(Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images) Amazon backed out of its HQ2 deal in New York City today, apparently surprised and appalled by the strength of local resistance to the company’s arrival. I know this is PCMag, and this is only tangentially related to tech. But I live in Queens, one express subway stop away from
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In April last year, Raheel had already traveled to more countries than anyone else from his neighbourhood in Multan at just the age of 24. A college student with a knack for online marketing, he had amassed thousands of air miles and had more money in his bank account than his father. How did he
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For a few moments last week it might have looked like the tech industry’s very own World War III was breaking out, as Apple briefly kicked iPhone users who work at Facebook and Google off much of their own software as part of a privacy dispute. Why it matters: Hostilities ended as quickly as they
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Goodbye Big FiveReporter Kashmir Hill spent six weeks blocking Amazon, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, and Apple from getting her money, data, and attention, using a custom-built VPN. Here’s what happened.   Week 6: Blocking them all A couple of months ago, I set out to answer the question of whether it’s possible to avoid the tech giants.
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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez slams Amazon for ‘bias’ in its facial detection technology Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez slammed Amazon for what she characterized as ‘bias’ in the tech giant’s facial detection technology. In a tweet, Ocasio-Cortez referenced a study conducted by researchers from MIT and the University of Toronto, that found Amazon’s technology labeled darker-skinned women as men
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