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Amazon's second headquarters clears key Virginia funding vote
March 17, 2019 12:06 am|Comments (0)

People move about in front of the rostrum before a news conference about the announcement that Crystal City has been selected as home to Amazon’s new headquarters in Arlington, Virginia, U.S., November 13, 2018. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A financial package worth an estimated $ 51 million for Amazon.com Inc’s second headquarters in northern Virginia was approved by the Arlington County Board on Saturday, helping the company clear a key hurdle amid protests.

Amazon in November picked National Landing, a site jointly owned by Arlington County and the City of Alexandria, just outside Washington, along with New York City for its so-called HQ2 or second headquarters.

The company has since scrapped its plans to build its headquarters in New York.

Reporting by Nandita Bose in Washington; Editing by Daniel Wallis

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Amazon's second headquarters clears key Virginia funding vote
March 17, 2019 12:06 am|Comments (0)

People move about in front of the rostrum before a news conference about the announcement that Crystal City has been selected as home to Amazon’s new headquarters in Arlington, Virginia, U.S., November 13, 2018. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A financial package worth an estimated $ 51 million for Amazon.com Inc’s second headquarters in northern Virginia was approved by the Arlington County Board on Saturday, helping the company clear a key hurdle amid protests.

Amazon in November picked National Landing, a site jointly owned by Arlington County and the City of Alexandria, just outside Washington, along with New York City for its so-called HQ2 or second headquarters.

The company has since scrapped its plans to build its headquarters in New York.

Reporting by Nandita Bose in Washington; Editing by Daniel Wallis

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A Famous TV Show Just Showed a Different Side of Amazon's Jeff Bezos. It Wasn't Pretty
December 9, 2018 12:01 pm|Comments (0)

I have a feeling it’s happening more often.

As Amazon begins to place a large footprint on every part of America, some people are wondering if that’s entirely a good thing.

Last week, I wrote about a very clever filmmaker who changed the music on Amazon’s latest ad and made the company seem like an alien invader, there to gobble all before it.

Now it’s becoming a trend.

Was he portrayed as an innovative tech genius, bringing joy to all the people of the world?

Not quite.

Instead, here was a man who communicated through a twisted telepathy and spoke in the robotic tones of someone who’d really rather like to immolate you, as soon as you serve no further purpose to him.

He knows how to hit you where it truly hurts.

If you don’t do what he says, he threatens to, gasp, take away your Amazon Prime status.

And who can live without that? 

You might think that anyone who achieves power is likely to face a certain level of ridicule.

What’s different with Amazon is that too may stories are now emerging in which the company appears entirely without heart.

You might imagine there’s little Amazon can do about that.

Growth, after all, is the only characteristic America respects in companies. 

You have to get bigger and bigger until you burst, rather like the average American diner.

Yet Amazon executives are surely concerned that a company claiming to put consumers at its core may become a little more unpopular with those very consumers.

Some might wonder whether, instead of this being Amazon’s prime time, it’s actually the beginning of the end.

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