Tag: Amazon.com Inc

Giant Military Contract Has a Hitch: A Little-Known Entrepreneur

Deap Ubhi is a restless guy. At 26, he quit his job in private equity in Northern California, where he had grown up and gone to college, and then moved to India to found Burrp!, a local search site similar to Yelp. He sold the company in 2009 and along with other alums became what […]

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New York Today: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Is Top ‘Villain’ in Amazon Pullout, Poll Finds

[Want to get New York Today by email? Here’s the sign-up.] It’s Tuesday. Tomorrow, spring officially begins. Weather: Grab the sunglasses. It’ll be sunny today and tomorrow. Temperatures start in the mid-30s, then climb to the upper 40s. Alternate-side parking: In effect until Wednesday (suspended Thursday for Purim). ImageCreditPete Marovich for The New York Times […]

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New York Today: Ocasio-Cortez Is Top ‘Villain’ in Amazon Pullout, Poll Finds

[Want to get New York Today by email? Here’s the sign-up.] It’s Tuesday. Tomorrow, spring officially begins. Weather: Grab the sunglasses. It’ll be sunny today and tomorrow. Temperatures start in the mid-30s, then climb to the upper 40s. Alternate-side parking: In effect until Wednesday (suspended Thursday for Purim). ImageCreditPete Marovich for The New York Times […]

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Facebook’s Data Deals Are Under Criminal Investigation

Federal prosecutors are conducting a criminal investigation into data deals Facebook struck with some of the world’s largest technology companies, intensifying scrutiny of the social media giant’s business practices as it seeks to rebound from a year of scandal and setbacks. A grand jury in New York has subpoenaed records from at least two prominent […]

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Trump’s Big Tech Bluster

At his Senate confirmation hearing, Attorney General William Barr signaled an interest in confronting the power of big tech corporations like Facebook and Google. As Mr. Barr put it, a lot “of people wonder how such huge behemoths that now exist in Silicon Valley have taken shape under the nose […]

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Amazon’s Hard Bargain Extends Far Beyond New York

SEATTLE — When Texas officials pushed Amazon to pay nearly $270 million in back sales taxes in 2010, Amazon responded by closing its only warehouse in the state and scrapping expansion plans there. Two years later, the officials agreed to waive the past taxes in exchange for Amazon opening new […]

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New York Today: New York Weather: Snow in Forecast as Winter Storm Moves East

ImageCreditJohn Taggart for The New York Times We’re bringing you a special early edition of Monday’s New York Today to help you prepare for the storm. Weather: Your day is all about the snow. Five to eight inches are expected to accumulate between Sunday afternoon and 7 a.m. Monday in […]

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How Jeff Bezos Went to Hollywood and Lost Control

Jeff Bezos amassed the world’s greatest fortune by relying on what he has called a “regret minimization framework.” He built an $800 billion company with 14 codified principles and a brutally exacting culture. His annual salary of $81,840 has not budged since 1998. But then Mr. Bezos went to Hollywood. […]

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Amazon, the Door’s Still Open

It is heartening to hear that Gov. Andrew Cuomo was at least able to get Jeff Bezos, Amazon’s founder, on the phone. The Times reported that the governor has had “multiple phone conversations with Amazon executives, including Mr. Bezos, over the past two weeks.” The conspicuous absence of Mr. Bezos, […]

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Does New York Still Have a Future in Tech?

Amazon’s decision on Feb. 14 to cancel its plans in New York City was actually the second time that New York missed its chance to host Amazon headquarters. The first time was in 1994, and what happened then informs what might happen next. It was the beginning of the internet […]

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New York Did Us All a Favor by Standing Up to Amazon

Imagine that a bunch of children are sitting around a table when a seemingly beneficent adult walks into the room carrying a plate of cupcakes. The kids burst out in excitement — until they notice a problem: There are fewer cupcakes than children. At this point, the adult announces some […]

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Amazon Bails and New York Reacts: The City ‘Was Never Really On Board’

Like seemingly every New Yorker, Adrianne Santiago was eager to weigh in on Amazon’s decision to abandon its plans to build a vast campus in Queens and create more than 25,000 jobs. To Ms. Santiago, 33, who lives in Brooklyn, politicians presented the deal as a fait accompli to New […]

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Why the Amazon Deal Collapsed: A Tech Giant Stumbles in N.Y.’s Raucous Political Arena

A senior executive from Amazon, one of the world’s biggest companies, led by the world’s richest person, found himself last weekend in a showdown with a suburban state senator. The executive, Brian Huseman, who is based in Washington D.C., was trying to find out whether the New York state senator, […]

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Amazon Isn’t Interested in Making the World a Better Place

The announcement on Thursday that Amazon has canceled its plan to build a headquarters in New York City is no victory. It’s no defeat, either. What it is, to use a Big Apple term, is meh, yet another indication that the dulcet attractions of tech have lost their charm for […]

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Northern Virginia Is Keeping Amazon’s 25,000 Jobs and It Wants You to Know It

WASHINGTON — When Amazon canceled its plans to build an expansive corporate campus in New York City this week, officials more than 200 miles away in Northern Virginia decided to make a statement. Their region had its act together, they had been far more prepared and they were free of […]

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New York Returns 25,000 Jobs to Amazon

“You have to be tough to make it in New York City,” Mayor Bill de Blasio boasted, choosing to jeer at Amazon as it canceled its plans on Thursday to build a new headquarters in Queens, after some local officials angrily criticized its proposal. What a strange thing for the […]

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