Tag: Amazon.com Inc

Netflix Raises Prices for U.S. Subscribers in Bid to Keep Streaming Edge

SAN FRANCISCO — Netflix said it would raise prices 13 to 18 percent for subscribers in the United States, the company biggest increase since it began its video-streaming service 12 years ago. The most popular Netflix plan, which offers high-definition streaming on up to two different internet-connected devices simultaneously, will […]

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Tech Fix: CES 2019: It’s the Year of Virtual Assistants and 5G

LAS VEGAS — The show must go on. That sentiment couldn’t have been stronger this week at CES, the largest consumer electronics convention in the country. The conference, which brought more than 180,000 people to Las Vegas, was a reminder of what the tech industry is best at: being optimistic […]

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Jeff Bezos and MacKenzie Bezos Announce Divorce on Twitter

The Amazon founder Jeff Bezos and the novelist MacKenzie Bezos announced on Twitter Wednesday that they are getting divorced after 25 years of marriage. In a statement posted on Mr. Bezos’s Twitter account, the couple said they had been separated for a long period of time, but planned to remain […]

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Big Tech May Look Troubled, but It’s Just Getting Started

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Silicon Valley ended 2018 somewhere it had never been: embattled. Lawmakers across the political spectrum say Big Tech, for so long the exalted embodiment of American genius, has too much power. Once seen as a force for making our lives better and our brains smarter, tech […]

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India Curbs Power of Amazon and Walmart to Sell Products Online

The Indian government dealt a surprise blow on Wednesday to the e-commerce ambitions of Amazon and Walmart, effectively barring the American companies from selling products supplied by affiliated companies on their Indian shopping sites and from offering their customers special discounts or exclusive products. If strictly interpreted, the new policies […]

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Books News: Bottleneck at Printers Has Derailed Some Holiday Book Sales

This year has been, much to everyone’s surprise, a blockbuster for the publishing industry. Despite the relentless news cycle, readers have bought books in droves. Hardcover sales are up, and unit sales at independent bookstores have risen 5 percent. Multiple titles — Bob Woodward’s “Fear,” Bill Clinton and James Patterson’s […]

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After Amazon Contest, N.Y. Lawmakers Want to Block Negotiations Done in Secret

[What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.] As cities around the country made bids to land Amazon’s second headquarters, lawmakers and residents were purposely left in the dark. Amazon required those involved in the process to sign nondisclosure agreements, leaving outsiders […]

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Facebook Rebuked for Failing to Disclose Data-Sharing Deals

Facebook and some of the other largest technology firms in the world faced sharp criticism on Wednesday for failing to disclose the extent of its data-sharing deals, many of which went back to the social network’s early years. Details of the deals, revealed in a New York Times report on […]

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Google to Add $1 Billion New York Campus for 7,000 More Workers

Google said on Monday it would expand its presence in New York City with a $1 billion campus in the West Village, allowing the company to double the size of its 7,000-employee work force over the next decade. The centerpiece of the 1.7 million-square-foot hub will the St. John’s Terminal […]

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What Amazon Could Learn From Google in New York City

[What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.] Not long after Google moved into the Chelsea neighborhood in Manhattan, its billionaire co-founder, Sergey Brin, went on a private tour of the old elevated freight line that would become the celebrated High Line. […]

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Chase for Talent Pushes Tech Giants Far Beyond West Coast

SAN FRANCISCO — This generation’s biggest technology companies — including Apple, Amazon and Google — have long been tied to their hometowns. Now these giants are increasingly outgrowing their West Coast roots. Driven by a limited pool of skilled workers and the ballooning cost of living in their home bases […]

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New York Today: N.Y. Today: Amazon Takes On Ocasio-Cortez and Her Supporters

Weather: Yep, still chilly (it’s the ninth day in a row below normal), with a high of 40. Alternate-side parking: in effect till Christmas. Tensions over Amazon may flare Two potent forces may be on a collision course: big Tech (Amazon) and the grass-roots left (supporters of Representative-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez). […]

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Fixes: Making a Difference in 2018

What difference can one ordinary person make? Here are six people Fixes wrote about in the last year who show what the answer can be: a lot. Katie Fahey RESTORES POWER TO THE PEOPLE “There were great moments in American history when people rose up to correct it when something […]

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New York Today: N.Y. Today: Why Police Drones Are Coming

Weather: Cold again, and clouding up, with a high of 38. Cold settling in: We may not break 40 for at least a week. Alternate-side parking: in effect until Saturday. Drones, but not for ‘warrantless surveillance’ What they’ll use them for: The New York Police Department announced on Tuesday that […]

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Marketing Through Smart Speakers? Brands Don’t Need to Be Asked Twice

Heading into last year’s holidays, marketers at HBO were eagerly experimenting with how to use technology like augmented reality and virtual reality to promote their shows. But then, celebrating with their families across the country, they watched as everyone from kids to elderly aunts unwrapped smart speakers from Google and […]

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Stock Market’s Slide Is Flashing a Warning About the Economy

Unemployment is near lows not seen in half a century. The American economy is set for its best year since 2005. Large corporations are producing giant profits. Even wages are starting to rise. And the stock markets are a mess. The losses extended on Tuesday, as the S&P 500-stock index […]

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These 5 Tech Stocks Combined Have Lost More Than $800 Billion in Market Value

Get the DealBook newsletter to make sense of major business and policy headlines — and the power-brokers who shape them.__________ Wall Street’s turn against big tech is adding up. As investors have dumped shares of Facebook, Amazon, Apple, Netflix, and Google-parent Alphabet, $845 billion in value has been wiped off […]

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